How to give a witty wedding toast

witty wedding toast

How do you give a witty wedding toast? It’s easy: borrow from the masters. Search engines make it very easy to mine a treasure trove of wedding witticisms.  Some reading this are naturally witty and don’t need to read further. However, most of us future wedding toasters could use a little help. Many online wedding…

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How to write a father-of-the-bride toast

father-of-the-bride toast

The father-of-the-bride toast has become a big deal. It rivals the best man’s toast in importance, and has the emotional potential to steal the show. It depends on what you say, and how you say it. In the video tutorial above, professional speech writer, Lawrence Bernstein, spells out the elements involved in writing a father-of-the-bride…

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How to give a long-winded wedding toast

long winded wedding toast

Have you ever attended a wedding where the toast went on and on and on? Most of us have. It is painful to watch. So how do you give a long-winded wedding toast? You don’t. They’re hard to pull off. Believe me, you never want to flub a toast, because as Paul Dickson said in…

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How to give a wedding toast if you’re shy

How to give a wedding toast if you’re shy

Public speaking is America’s biggest phobia, according to a survey on American Fears conducted by Chapman University. So how do you give a wedding toast if you’re shy? After all, one out of four of your neighbors are terrified of getting up before a crowd and talking. It’s not as hard as you think. Here…

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The best wedding toast ever?

best wedding toast

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…

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The champagne wedding toast is the second top food trend

joint wedding toast

The Knot surveyed wedding couples and learned that having a champagne wedding toast was the second top food trend at weddings, followed by a dessert bar, and late night snacks. Only the timeless wedding cake topped it. Legend has it that this tradition traces back to Shakespearian England days. Guests would dunk stale toast into…

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10 ways to make your wedding toast a disaster

wedding toast disasters

It is so easy to blow a wedding toast. We hear a lot of mediocre toasts every month and a lot of really bad ones. Occasionally, we hear a gem. If you’d prefer to deliver a wedding toast disaster, here are 10 tips: 1. Make it long Most toasts are way too long. Ten minutes…

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What is the perfect length of a wedding toast?

length of a wedding toast

A good wedding toast makes the bride and groom and their guests laugh and cry in a matter of minutes, so the perfect length of a wedding toast is just a few minutes. When you see eyes begin to glaze over, you know that the length of a wedding toast is too long. You can…

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

movie wedding toasts

The best wedding toasts make your audience laugh and cry. Here’s the rub: it’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Not everything is funny. So Owen Wilson’s advice to Rachel McAdams in “The Wedding Crashers” (above) is spot-on: speak from the heart, make e’m cry, and your wedding toast will be a winner. Let’s…

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

one minute wedding toast

How many bad wedding toasts have you heard? Too many! Long toasts get boring fast, and frankly, most toasts ARE too long. It’s simply hard for an average Joe to pull off a scintillating toast that dazzles your guests. So what do you do? Keep it short by making a one minute wedding toast. The…

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