Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Giving a wedding toast could seem like a nerve-wracking experience. Standing in front of many people and giving a wedding toast may not sit comfortably with some people. Even if you are not a master of the wedding toast, there are a few simple tips you can use to make it easier on yourself, and make sure you give a great wedding toast.
When giving a wedding toast, try to be funny. Laughter eases tension, so if you are uncomfortable, tell a joke. Even if it is a bad joke, then just make fun of yourself for telling it! You will soon have everyone laughing with you, and the lighthearted atmosphere will make it easier for you to give the wedding toast. Try to incorporate the bride and groom in the joke, as that will make it seem more pertinent to the proceedings.
Whether you are standing in front of a hundred people or a dozen people, speak clearly when giving your wedding toast. In a large room it can be hard to tell what someone is saying at the other end of the room. On top of this, if you are using a microphone, your words can be distorted. Speaking as clearly as possible will ensure that everyone gets to hear what you say and appreciate your kind words.
Try not to make your wedding toast draw out into eternity. That is to say, keep it short and sweet. If you stand up, say what you need to say, and sit down, not only are you out of the limelight, but you also give other people an opportunity to add their words and feelings to the occasion. Nobody wants to die of boredom as someone stands there droning on about this or that.
A wedding toast does not have to be a harrowing experience. It also does not have to be long or boring. Try these tips, especially adding in a little humor, and you will find your wedding toast is well received and appreciated.