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Toast to the Bride

Toast to the Bride

Racking your brains and fretting over the toast that you have to give to the bride at a wedding? It's time to forget that! Read this article to get some ideas on it.
Sujata Iyer

It is often said that the wedding day is the most important day in a woman's life. The day when she celebrates her love for her partner, with the ones who have loved her throughout her life! Her friends and her family. Well, all that makes sense, but just think about how many months of planning it takes, to have the perfect wedding. No goof-ups, no delayed meals, and no drunk uncles. A perfect way to end the perfect wedding reception, is with a toast to the bride from someone who has known her for her lifetime, and knows exactly what she wants to hear. In this article, let's see some tips on how to go about writing one.

Tips for a Fabulous Toast

Writing a toast is best done by someone who has been a part of the couple's life for quite long, because it is one of the most important wedding speeches after all. It is the grand finale of a tremendously extravagant wedding, and that in itself is enough pressure on the toast speech. Nevertheless, read these tips, for a super toast.
  • Keep it short and simple.
  • Feel what you write, write what you feel.
  • Use hints of humor, to avoid people rolling over in sheer boredom.
  • Show the world what a lovely couple your friends make.
  • You can use some smart or funny or really sentimental wedding quotes as a part of your toast.
  • Don't read out the speech, PLEASE! But don't learn it by heart, and just babble incoherently either. Just relax, take a deep breath, and you'll breeze through it
  • Last, and most definitely not the least, DO NOT FORGET to hold a glass of champagne, up in your hand, it is toast, remember?

Given below are some samples of toasts; one from the maid of honor and the groom. So, get your pen and paper out, and get started.

... from the Maid/Matron of Honor

Hello everyone, can I please have your attention. I'm Vanessa, and I am Stella's maid of honor. I'd like to propose a toast, to my BFF, my sweetheart, my partner in crime, my Stella.

Stella and I hated each other when we first met. I guess it was how alike we were, that made us hate each other so much. But over the years, we have grown to love, and tolerate each other's antics for one very simple reason. For our friendship.

I was so thrilled when Stella told me that she was marrying Joe, we ran out and bought this gorgeous dress I'm wearing, the very next day. Ever since that day, we've been on a roller coaster ride that no one, trust me, no one, wants to have a seat on.

But all the disagreements just vanished when I saw her walking down the aisle, with that exquisite glow on her face, to the man she has vowed to love and cherish. I love you Stella, and I simply cannot imagine my life without you. So, here's wishing you all the luck in the world. You married Joe, you're gonna need it!

... from the Groom

Hi everyone! First of all, I want to thank all of you for being here with me, to celebrate the happiest day of my life.

What I want to do now, is thank one person, who has made all of this possible. Without whom, you would not be sitting here. Without whom, the lovely flowers that you see around, would not have been here. Without whom, my life would have been a hollow, and I wouldn't have realized it then. Without whom, I would never have learned how much love I have to give. Without whom, I would never have learned how to ride a bicycle (don't judge me!). Without whom, I can now confidently say, that I would have been incomplete.

This toast goes out to the woman who has the perfect hand, because it fits mine perfectly. To my woman, my wife, my Stacey!

I hope you've made a note of these tips and ideas So, get a move on, and finish up your toast already!