YouTube bursts with self-proclaimed ‘best wedding toast ever’ videos. Few are. Most are bloated, meandering wrecks. One of our own favorites was but 65 seconds long. However, it would be pretty hard to top Lin-Manuel Miranda’s.

Mr. Miranda is the composer and star of the epic Broadway musicals, “Hamilton  and “In the Heights.” Yet on a recent talk show, he said that he may, in fact, be best known for his wedding toast. It has been viewed nearly 7 million times on YouTube!

best wedding toastYou can watch the fun unfold in the video above. His father-in-law sets the stage by inviting his talented son-in-law to join him in the spotlight where they break into song. What song? None other than the jubilant “To Life” from “Fiddler on the Roof.”

The lyrics capture the essence of the human experience:

To life, to life, l’chaim.

L’chaim, l’chaim, to life.

Life has a way of confusing us,

Blessing and bruising us.

Drink, l’chaim, to life!

God would like us to be joyful,

Even when our hearts lie panting on the floor.

But how much more can we be joyful

When there’s really something to be joyful for?

To life, to life, l’chaim.

Let’s be honest, though. Most of us aren’t Broadway super stars. Most of us can’t perform a tightly choreographed song and dance. Good news: you don’t have to!

Have you read these previous blogposts?

A crisp three minute toast can be a work of art, too. How do you give a good one? Take a few minutes to read some of our previous blogposts on different approaches you can take:

What is the perfect length of a wedding toast?

Make ‘em cry and you’ve given a great wedding toast!

How to give a one minute wedding toast (and why you should!)

Best wedding jokes for the best man’s toast

Read this great wedding toast script. This is how it is done!

Simply remember that your wedding day is the most joyful day of your life. DJ Brian Anderson provides the custom entertainment options to meet and exceed your expectations while enhancing the joyousness.

The best wedding toast simply recognizes the beauty of love and the magic of the moment.

To life!

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