Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Wedding toasts come in all forms and flavors. Some people give wedding toasts that last only a few seconds, others talk for what seems like hours on end. There are a few important things to remember when giving wedding toasts, in order to say what you wish to say, and have the feeling behind it carried across. Giving good wedding toasts is an art form, and practice will help you get better!
One of the biggest mistakes people make when giving wedding toasts is being to long-winded. It is great that you have a lot to say, but nobody wants to listen to you talk forever. You should try to be as brief as possible, while still getting your meaning across. Remember, there may be other people who want to make a few wedding toasts, so leave them some time to do so!
Making people laugh can be a great tool. Some wedding toasts are meant to be very serious and emotional, but if you find yourself nervous, making a joke can take some of the weight off your shoulders. You can tell a short anecdote about something funny the groom or bride did while you've known them, or you could just deliver a witty pun. No matter how you do it, making everyone laugh will lighten the mood and ease your nerves as well.
Make your wedding toasts heartfelt. It is easy to stand up and say a few short words giving congratulations. Your wedding toasts should have some personal meaning, and this will be evident when you are standing in front of everyone speaking.
Wedding toasts can be hard for people if they become nervous, but there are many ways to overcome this. Try practicing in front of a mirror, and then, when you are ready, practice in front of a few friends or family (but not the bride or groom!). This practice will make it easier for you to give any wedding toasts you wish, when the time comes.