Wedding Toast Tips
- Bits of poetry, including quotations and appropriate witticisms will enrich your toast as well as show that you cared enough to give it some thought ahead of time.
- Avoid any jokes or anecdotes that have ethnic or religious connotations.
- If you do decide to throw some humor into your toast, be sure to end on a serious note.
- If it’s the bride’s or groom’s second marriage — never mention either person’s first marriage during the toast.
- Wedding toasts should be upbeat, so stay away from depressing subjects.
- Maintain eye contact with the person/s you are honoring during your entire toast.
- A wedding toast is usually between two and five minutes long. Any longer than that, and you’ll lose your audience.
Adapted and excerpted from Diane Warner’s “Complete Book of Wedding Toasts.”