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Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

Medha Godbole Oct 6, 2018
Toasts for a rehearsal dinner are similar to actual wedding toasts, in essence, though the treatment and the manner in which it is delivered differs. These are hardly formal. Let us give you insights on these.
Rehearsal dinner is an exciting prospect and a complete family affair, as few people attend the event except very close relatives and friends. Thus, the pre-wedding toast can also be fiddled with. This is because it is not a formal speech, so there are no hard core rules for giving a toast.
On the wedding day the toast is very much a formal affair, given by the maid of honor, as well as the best man for entertaining the guests and to keep the merriment going. On the other hand, the toasts for a rehearsal wedding are used as a tool to wish the couple a happy and content married life.
The scenario is something like all the preparations for the d-day are done. It is time for the couple and their families to have something to pep up the mood, and augur well wishes for the soon-to-be-married couple. It is also a time for the families to bond. So let's take a look at how these toasts can be given.

Toasts and Speeches

Starting off, keep it simple and heartfelt. Talk about something related to those who took all the efforts in making the dinner a success.
Talk about how the bride or the groom has been an inevitable part of your life, and add a line as to how amazing they are looking as a couple. Then you can talk about how it was a good experience to meet the family of either the bride or the groom.
Making the two families comfortable about each other, and welcoming them in your larger family is another good idea. It would most probably be the case that some gifts are going to be exchanged at the party. That is a perfect time to give the toast.
Another very important thing is to have an eye contact primarily with the bride and groom, and then with the others. This makes a huge difference in the way the pre-wedding speeches are delivered.
Just be relaxed and speak from your heart, and you would be just fine. It would not be a herculean task. If you have an inkling, that you would need to give a toast and are not confident about it, perhaps jotting the speech down will be a good idea.
You can use funny toasts like:

"It has been said that a diamond is a girl's best friend. Well, after seeing (Bride's) ring, I can understand why! If you can measure love by carat weight, then I know that (Bride) and (Groom) will be happy together for a very long time. Congratulations on your engagement, and best wishes for a wonderful wedding." 
Many more samples like these are available on the Internet as well as there are books too, which have rehearsal dinner speeches. So, go ahead and raise a toast! Cheers!