In search of funny, romantic and otherwise awesome wedding quotes? Check out some of the best, as well as some tips for giving the best toast of all time!
Introduce yourself unless you know literally everyone.
If you want to go the personal anecdote or story route, remember to keep it short and sweet, and avoid stories that alienate or embarrass. Keep it positive as well–no one needs to know the bride or groom’s horror stories involving their exes.
Talk about how awesome the groom is, and why the bride is his perfect match. Saying how “absolutely radiant” she looks doesn’t hurt either!
Keep it Short
Five minutes is the maximum–three is better.
Avoid the dreaded “Umm” and “Uhh.” Start strong with a “Hello” and go from there. Use note cards to avoid stumbling if necessary.
Use the Mic
It’s there so everyone can hear you. Use it!
Now is not the time to try a stand-up routine if you’re a normally serious person. Besides, “being yourself” also makes the toast seem more heartfelt.
Keep It PC
Avoid anything crude or offensive. This is a wedding, after all!
Practice, Practice, Practice
Practice your speech, preferably in front of friends and family so you can get feedback. A wedding toast is not the time to “wing it”!
Don’t Drink Too Much
Wait until after you’ve given your toast to drink like a fish.
Refrain From Making It About You
It’s not your wedding. It’s your friend’s wedding. Stick to the subject at hand!
Don’t Harass the Audience
Leave the poor people alone. They’re probably really hungry, and they don’t want you to take forever.
Wrap It Up
Sum your toast up in one or two sentences, then ask everyone to join you in the toast. It’s also a good idea to acknowledge the bride and groom’s parents–they probably paid for a lot of it, anyway.
Wedding Toast Quotes
And now, let’s check out a few awesome quotes to possibly use in your toast!
“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves…’What will happen to us?’ I asked. ‘There will always be us,’ he answered.” – Just Kids by Patti Smith
“To achieve accurate knowledge of others, if such a thing were possible, we could only ever arrive at it through the slow and unsure recognition of our own initial optical inaccuracies. However, such knowledge is not possible: for, while our vision of others is being adjusted, they, who are not made of mere brute matter, are also changing; we think we have managed to see them more clearly, but they shift; and when we believe we have them fully in focus, it is merely our older images of them that we have clarified, but which are themselves already out of date.” – Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock
“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey
“Happy Wife, Happy Life” – Unknown
“True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.” – Magic Max, The Princess Bride
“May you never steal, lie or cheat. But if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows. And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life. And if you must cheat, then please cheat death, because I couldn’t live a day without you.” – Bride, Leap Year
“Life has taught us that love does not consist of gazing at each other, but looking outward in the same direction.” – Antoine Saint-Exupery
“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” – Robert Brault
“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” – Albert Einstein
“True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
“Like the first whiff of burning incense, or like the taste of one’s first cup of saké, there is in love that moment when all its power is felt.” – Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
“There are no happy endings. Endings are sad, so let’s have a happy beginning and a happy middle.” – A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Have fun writing your toast, and enjoy the wedding!