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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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Tighten up your wedding celebration with a joint wedding toast

joint wedding toast

Wedding celebrations soar to new heights when graced with dazzling toasts. Sadly, most toasters are inexperienced and their efforts sputter. Some weddings suffer because they allow too many toasts. A good way to tighten up your upcoming celebration is to utilize a joint wedding toast. Let’s say you want your best man and maid of…

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Toasting etiquette has evolved

toasting etiquette

How times have changed! We came across an old etiquette guide from the 19th century called Dunbar’s Complete Handbook of Etiquette. In that era, toasting etiquette didn’t allow women to make toasts. Here’s an excerpt: Before the ‘healths’ (toasts) are drunk, the wedding cake should be cut and handed round. The order of the healths…

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Best wedding jokes for the best man’s toast

wedding jokes

The wedding toast is an art form. Most best men at weddings aren’t experienced at the art form, which is why we blog on the subject so often. Wedding jokes make a nice ice breaker if you are ever assigned the honor of raising a glass in a wedding toast. The best jokes are clean-cut.…

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Another lousy wedding toast

lousy wedding toast

DJ Brian Anderson has heard more wedding toasts than Elton John has eye glasses.  We’ve heard some good ones, and boy, we’ve heard some bad ones.  I heard another lousy wedding toast recently and found myself muttering, “It doesn’t have to be this way.” Wedding couples DESERVE a scintillating wedding toast.  They are ENTITLED to a…

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The two essential wedding toast ingredients

two essential wedding toast ingredients

People attend movies to laugh and cry. In a way, they look for some of the same things in a wedding toast, but in a couple of minutes instead of a couple of hours. So the two essential wedding toast ingredients? Sentiment and humor. Leave out either and your toast is incomplete. Load up on…

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Future Mother-in-law advice

mother-in-law-advice

Mother-in-laws have been the butt of jokes down through the ages. Let’s face it, though, sometimes a mother can be kind of touchy when she marries off her son. You know how it can go, she views her new daughter-in-law as a rival for her son’s affections. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here…

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The secret ingredient to a memorable wedding toast

memorable wedding toast

This blog has written on the subject of the wedding toast on more than one occasion. The subject is important, because a memorable wedding toast is pure magic. At the same time, a toast by your best man or maid of honor can go astray with all sorts of negative consequences. There is never an…

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Excellent wedding toast delivery tips

wedding toast delivery tips

  Wedding toasts can be such a wonderful part of your wedding reception. And they can be a disaster in the hands of an unprepared toaster. Here are some really excellent … and PRACTICAL … wedding toast delivery tips presented in the video below. Tip #1: KNOW your toast. Know it well enough so you…

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