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Jaimie Mackey

Jaimie Mackey

Jaimie Mackey was the real weddings editor at Brides from 2013 to 2015. She also worked as a luxury wedding planner and produced over 100 high-end weddings and events in Colorado

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Updated on 07/27/23 10:10AM

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Get Brainstorming!

Figuring out how to write a wedding toast can be an incredibly intimidating and nerve-inducing task. Wedding toasts can go one of two ways: They’re either hilarious, memorable, and totally sweet, or a train wreck waiting to happen. Every couple hopes the speeches at the reception fall into the first category, but there’s no guarantee—until now.

To combat those awful speeches, Marisa Polansky and Kristine Keller founded Speech Tank, offering completely custom, one-of-a-kind toasts for any occasion. And what better reason to turn to the experts than for your best friend’s wedding? We sat down with Polansky and Keller to get the inside scoop on writing a totally killer speech. With their help, your audience will be begging for an encore!

Meet the Expert

  • Marisa Polansky is a book editor, author, and co-founder of Speech Tank, a collaborative speech-writing service for any occasion.
  • Kristine Keller is a writer and the co-founder of Speech Tank.

Wedding Toast Template

Your wedding toast should be meaningful, but not drawn out. Make sure to have a beginning, middle, and end.

While everyone’s speech will be unique to them and their relationship with the couple, we put together a general outline to help you get started.

  1. Congratulate the couple. Express how happy you are that the two of them are getting married and what it means to you to witness it.
  2. Introduce yourself. Not everyone will know you met the bride or groom at the fourth-grade space camp, so be sure to let guests know about your relationship with the couple before you dive into your speech.
  3. Tell a (curated) story. When you’re writing your speech, “Choose anecdotes that all fit a theme and support your argument,” Keller says. The theme will help tie it together, making your toast feel intentional instead of random.
  4. Address both partners. You may not know them both well, but you shouldn’t focus all of your attention on your friend and ignore their new spouse. “Even if you’ve only met your friend’s partner once or twice before, find a way to include him or her in your toast,” Polansky says. “Tell the story of their engagement or share something your friend told you about them that proves what a great partner he or she is.”
  5. Go for the crowd-pleasers. “Anything that’s an inside joke may have been funny at the time, but no one else will understand what you’re talking about,” Keller says. “Run your stories and jokes by a neutral audience to see if they are as funny as you think.” And remember, a little humor is fine, but this is a toast, not a roast!
  6. Raise your glass for a toast. To wrap up your speech, invite everyone to raise their glass to the couple, or to love, etc., then cheers glasses together and take a sip.

Don’t count on your phone, which may lock or turn off mid-speech. Instead, print out your toast or put it on note cards for reference. “It’s your moment to have the floor, so don’t risk forgetting your point!” Keller says.

Wedding Toast Tips

Here are Polansky and Keller’s best tips for writing and delivering your wedding toast.

  1. Just get started. It’s your big moment, but figuring out where to start can be tough. “When we work with our clients, we always start with a stream of consciousness,” Keller says. “We ask them to just start telling us stories. You might not think every anecdote is important, but all of a sudden you’ll land on a real gem.
  2. Start writing things down. When you’re doing this at home on your own, Polansky says to just start writing stuff down. “Put it all down on paper. Don’t worry about editing as you’re writing, just get it out and then go back and pick and choose details when you’re done.” This will help you identify a theme, which is what you’ll need to make your toast really memorable.
  3. Use examples. “If you’re trying to make a point about the bride or groom’s personality—say, that she or he’s particularly loyal—don’t just say that and move on. Pick a specific moment that proves your point. Have something to back it up!” Polansky says. Including some proof will make sure your listeners really buy what you’re saying about the couple.
  4. Make it quick. “The best length for a toast is about three minutes,” Polansky says. “It’s enough time to say what you need to say, but short enough that you’ll still have everyone’s attention when you ask them to raise their glasses to toast the happy couple.
  5. Practice. Think you know what three minutes feels like? Think again. “Practice reading your speech out loud (not in your head!) and time yourself,” Polansky says. “Don’t wing it, especially if you’re nervous,” Polansky continues. “Give yourself time to prepare. Practice with an audience to check your timing, and give yourself time to make edits.”
  6. Don’t overstuff your speech. “If you’re a fast talker, try to slow yourself down so everyone will understand you,” Polansky says. Better to cut a few lines than to try to fit a 10-minute toast into a three-minute time frame!
  7. Keep it clean-ish. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to know your audience. “Cursing and stories about exes are totally off-limits,” Keller says.
  8. Don’t embarrass the couple. “Ask yourself how each story will present the couple. If it sheds any negative light on either person, avoid it.” Continues Polansky, “Think about how close you are with the family as well as who you know will be there. Will it make the bride or groom’s great aunt uncomfortable?”

Every time you feel nervous, tell yourself you’re excited instead.

Get Brainstorming!

Now that you know the basics, here are a few questions to ask yourself to help you get started writing that killer wedding toast.

  • What is your first memory of the bride/groom?
  • What is your favorite memory of the bride/groom?
  • What did they say when they first told you about their partner?
  • How did you know they were meant to be?
  • What has the bride/groom or the couple as a whole taught you?
  • What qualities do you admire in them?
  • When are times that they displayed these qualities?

Public Speaking Experts Share How to Give a Killer Wedding Speech

How to Give the Perfect Wedding Toast—with Examples of What to Say

The best wedding toasts are the perfect marriage of thought, planning, practice and humor. These ideas and examples will help you craft the script you need.

If you’ve been asked to give a wedding toast, congratulations are in order—for the happy couple and for you! After all, being entrusted with this special job is a huge honor reserved for those nearest and dearest to the bride and groom.

“Wedding toasts are one of my favorite wedding traditions because they offer a glimpse into the couple’s relationship, as seen through the eyes of those who love them and know them best,” says wedding-etiquette expert Julian Leaver, founder of The Dapper Diplomat, of these wedding wishes. “When done right, a toast can be a shining moment of the day that becomes a treasured memory forever.”

No pressure or anything! The other stress in the equation? All eyes will be on you—literally—as you try to strike the perfect balance of heartfelt congratulations, sweet memories and funny quips. Even if you’re a professional writer, this is tough, and we’ve all witnessed some serious disasters.

Of course, we’re not going to let that happen to you! We’ve put together the perfect plan that takes into account a few etiquette rules—specifically, wedding etiquette rules—and provided some basic scripts that you can use as jumping-off points to customize your toast. We’ve also provided short wedding toasts so that anyone can join in the well wishes. In our opinion, these sweet words are some of the best wedding gifts a person can give.

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What do you say in a wedding toast?

Writing the perfect wedding toast requires you to do three things, says Leaver: ponder, plan and practice. “A wedding toast should always be well thought out and prepared,” he adds. “This is not the time to speak off the cuff.”

To make your wedding toast memorable and heartfelt, experts say it should have these six components:

  • An attention-getting opener. This is often a quick joke, a brief story about the couple or a few lines from a famous love quote or love poem.
  • An introduction. State your name and briefly note your relationship to the couple and how you feel about them.
  • Gratitude. Tell the couple how honored you are to be part of their day.
  • An anecdote. Share a sweet, heartfelt or funny story about the couple that highlights their love, achievements, good qualities and journey together. Make sure it’s PG!
  • Congratulations. Close by offering your well wishes to the couple. This is your opportunity to express your hopes and dreams for their future together.
  • A raised glass. At the end, hold your glass aloft to invite the guests to congratulate them along with you. You don’t have to add anything, but many people like to say “Cheers!” or “Here’s to Mr. and Mrs. X!” as they raise their glass.

A note about humor: The best toasts incorporate a little humor and set a happy tone for the rest of the festivities, says Leaver. The trick is to make sure it’s appropriate for all the wedding guests to hear. “Don’t say anything in a wedding toast that you wouldn’t say in front of their grandma—because she’s probably right there!” he says.

How to give the perfect wedding toast

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Toasts, like the wedding garter tradition, are part of what makes weddings feel special and fun. Giving the perfect wedding toast requires not only crafting a great speech but also delivering it with confidence and poise, says celebrity wedding planner Donnie Brown. Here are some tips on how to do it right.

Know the different types of toasts—and which one you’ll be giving

Your role in the wedding and relationship to the couple will determine what you say and how you do it. The time and location of your toast are your first big clues, says Brown. The best man and maid of honor are often asked to toast at the rehearsal dinner the night before, which is usually a more casual setting. That means the toasts can be more light-hearted. (Many couples, however, request these toasts to be given at the actual wedding, so always double-check.) Parents of the bride or groom generally toast during the reception, which is more formal and sentimental. The officiant or a close relative may also be asked to give a blessing, a specific kind of toast that is often short, formal and religious. The couple themselves may even choose to give a toast at the end of the night, thanking all their guests.

Wait to be introduced

Your toast will be placed at a specific part of the program, and you should have that information in advance. Depending on the size and budget of the wedding, an emcee, friend or relative will “host” the wedding and keep everything on schedule. Wait for them to introduce you before standing to give your toast.

Use the microphone, and put your glass down

“Too many people don’t know what to do with their hands during their wedding speech, which can make them look awkward or uncomfortable,” says Leaver. If there is a microphone on a stand, stand in front of it and adjust it to a comfortable height for you. If there is a free mic, hold it in one hand. You may stand up with your glass for the toast, but place it on a table next to you or hand it to the wedding planner or a friend while you speak.

Keep it short and sweet

Weddings generally run on a tight schedule, and guests have limited attention spans, so the ideal length of a wedding toast is two to three minutes—or about 400 to 750 words. Brown adds that the length may depend somewhat on your relationship to the couple. For instance, the best man or maid of honor should keep it under five minutes, but the father of the bride or parents of the groom could take a few more minutes.

Make it personal to the couple

Keep your remarks about the couple directed toward them, says Leaver. If you’re unsure about what to say (or not say), ask the couple when you’re crafting your speech, well ahead of time, says Leaver.

Write it down

No matter how good a public speaker you are, nerves can get the best of you, so wedding toasts should always be planned in advance and written down, says Brown. Practice saying yours out loud a few times before the big day.

Speak from the heart

The best toasts aren’t the longest or the best written—they’re the ones that are the most heartfelt and loving, says Leaver. Share your personal stories and anecdotes, but be sure to keep them appropriate and respectful. Avoid inside jokes or stories that only a few people will understand.

Keep it positive

This isn’t the time to be critical, offer in-depth marriage advice, talk about their past relationships, bring up controversial topics, “warn” away the groom or bride, or do anything else negative, even if it’s in a joking way, says Leaver. Yes, funny wedding toasts are fine, but keep the focus on the positive aspects of the couple and their relationship.

Still not sure what to say? Below, our experts break down the specifics of the different types of wedding toasts, and we provide a few wedding-toast examples to give you the perfect jumping-off points for your own toast.

Wedding toast from the best man

As a close friend or relative of the groom, the best man should give a speech or toast that’s a sincere tribute to the groom and his relationship with the bride. Sharing the groom’s good qualities and acknowledging the bride’s positive influence on the groom will create a memorable and meaningful wedding toast, says Leaver.

Examples of wedding toasts from the best man

  • “Mark and I have been best friends since elementary school, and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him grow into the amazing man he is today.”
  • “As the brother of the groom, Mark has always been my role model, my confidante and my partner on chore day. And today, I couldn’t be happier for him as he embarks on this new journey with Juliette. Don’t worry, Jules, I can vouch for his excellent toilet-cleaning skills!”
  • “When he first told me about Juliette, I knew she was someone special just from the way his face lit up when he talked about her.”
  • “Seeing the two of them together today, their love is so apparent, and it’s clear they were meant to be.”
  • “So let’s raise a glass to Mark and Juliette, and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together.

In case you were wondering, this is what happens if someone objects at a wedding.

Wedding toast from the maid of honor

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The maid of honor is traditionally a sister, cousin, best friend or other unmarried woman close to the bride. (A married woman in this role is called the matron of honor.) This unique relationship allows you to share personal thoughts and memories of the bride, along with your happiness and support for this new chapter of her life.

Examples of wedding toasts from the maid of honor

  • “Juliette isn’t just my older sister—she’s also my best friend, my confidante and my goal for the kind of woman I want to be. Mark, you are truly lucky to have found someone as wonderful as Jules, and I am excited to officially welcome you into our family.”
  • “Jules and I have been best friends since we met on the first day of preschool, and I can honestly say that I have never seen her as happy as she is today. Mark, you have brought so much light and joy into Juliette’s life, and I love the way you always make her smile.”
  • “As Juliette’s college roommate, I’m delighted to watch her get a new roomie—oh, and a life partner—in Mark. She is so much fun and so thoughtful, and I can attest that she always loads the dishwasher the right way.”
  • “I’m so inspired by the deep love and respect they have for each other, and it’s a joy to see them together as a couple.”
  • “Let’s toast to the happy couple and wish them a lifetime of deeper love, more laughter and bigger adventures together.”

You can also find inspiration in these best friend quotes.

Wedding toast from the father of the bride

Fathers have a special relationship with their daughters, and the father of the bride toast is the perfect time to share all that love for your not-so-little girl, along with your hopes and dreams for the couple’s future. “Don’t be afraid to be tender in this moment,” says Leaver. “This is often the toast that really brings a tear to everyone’s eye.”

Examples of wedding toasts from the father of the bride

  • “Juliette, from the day you were born, you have been such a beautiful, kind, intelligent and loving person, and I am so honored to stand here beside you on your special day. I wish you and Mark a lifetime of love and happiness together.”
  • “Watching Jules grow into the amazing woman she is today has been one of my greatest privileges. She has always been a shining light in my life and to everyone who knows her. I couldn’t be happier to see her so in love with Mark.”
  • “I’ve always wanted the best for my little girl, and I am delighted that she’s found that. She and Mark are a perfect match.”
  • “One of the things I love about Mark and Juliette is how they bring out the best in each other. They work together as a team, and I know they’ll have a long, happy and successful union.”

Wedding toast from the parents of the groom

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching the son you raised become a man and a husband, and now is the time to share those poignant and sweet feelings. Share memories that show the groom’s good qualities, as well as thoughts that create a sense of unity among the two families, says Leaver.

Examples of wedding toasts from parents

  • “As the proud parents of the groom, we are delighted to be here today to celebrate Mark finding his true love and to welcome Juliette into our family. We couldn’t be happier that our son has found such a kind, caring and beautiful partner.”
  • “Mark and Juliette are truly a perfect match—they complement each other in every way and bring out the best in each other. It is a joy to see them together and to witness their love grow stronger with each passing day.”
  • “It’s been a gift and an honor to watch you two come together as a couple. May you grow closer every day as your romance deepens and matures into a lifetime of true love.”
  • “Here’s to our Mark and Juliette! We know that the two of you have a bright and happy future ahead of you, and we wish you all the love and joy in the world. May your love continue to grow and flourish as you build a lifetime of beautiful memories together.”

Short wedding toasts from other well-wishers

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“Any guest can offer a congratulatory toast to the new couple, and it’s a lovely way to publicly share your joy for them,” says Brown. Just keep it short, about the couple and positive—and wait until after all the formal toasts have been given. You can also use these ideas for engagement wishes.

Examples of short wedding toasts

  • “Here’s to a lifetime of love, peace and happiness. Congratulations!”
  • “To the happy couple! May your love continue to grow deeper and stronger with each passing day.”
  • “May today be just the beginning of your beautiful journey together. Congratulations, and best wishes!”
  • “I want to give a shoutout to the bride and groom for finding each other in a world full of Tinder and Bumble. Congrats on swiping right on true love!”
  • “May your life together be full of adventure, laughter and only toothpaste tubes with the cap on and squeezed from the bottom. We’re not animals.”
  • “To the bride and groom: I am inspired by your love. You are a great match, and we couldn’t be happier for you.”
  • “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”

Irish blessings to use as wedding toasts

  • “May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”
  • “May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.”
  • “May the road you walk together be full of love and laughter. And may the years ahead bring happiness ever after.”
  • “May your life be filled with laughter, may your home be filled with cheer, may you find what you’re looking for, in the love that brought you here.
  • “May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow less as your blessings increase.”
  • “May your marriage be blessed with love that grows stronger with each passing day, a home filled with laughter and joy, and a deep appreciation for each other. May your love be a beacon of hope and an inspiration to others.”

Mistakes to avoid when giving a wedding toast

“Honestly, most wedding-toast mistakes could be avoided by preparing better,” says Leaver, who adds that it’s very human to say things we wish we hadn’t when we get nervous. So prepare your thoughts in advance, and forgo these common etiquette mistakes when crafting your wedding speech:

  • Sharing risque or inappropriate jokes or stories.
  • Rambling or going off topic.
  • Bringing up past relationships.
  • Making it about yourself instead of the new couple.
  • Criticizing the bride or groom. Don’t say things like “No one will ever be good enough for my little girl” or “I never thought she’d find someone who could deal with her,” says Brown.
  • Expressing doubt about the relationship. (“If you have reservations, those should be shared privately before the wedding, or just kept to yourself,” says Leaver.)
  • Bringing in controversial topics like politics.
  • Sharing inside jokes that no one else will get.

Now that you know what to do with a wedding toast, find the perfect words when doling out new-home wishes or anniversary messages for the happy couple.


  • Donnie Brown, celebrity wedding planner from the Style Network series Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? and founder of Donnie Brown Weddings and Events in Dallas
  • Julian Leaver, wedding etiquette expert, certified protocol officer and founder of The Dapper Diplomat

A Wedding Toast that Moves You to Tears: A Selection

A Touching Wedding Toast: Pexels

A classic way to express feelings about the marriage of a relative, friend, or girlfriend is to toast congratulations. Touching wedding toasts are especially popular. If you are looking for beautiful words for a drinking speech, take inspiration from examples from books and wedding magazines.

Variants of toasts from witnesses

A wedding toast is a short table speech that contains congratulations, parting words and an appeal to honor the newlyweds. Don’t know how to toast? To prepare, use the rules for proclaiming a beautiful toast, which are set out in BRIDE magazine:

  1. Do not overtighten. The total duration of the table speech should be no more than 2-3 minutes. A long toast makes the guests bored, and the words are no longer taken seriously.
  2. Do not use inappropriate jokes, smutty jokes or slang.
  3. Content. The toast can be in the form of some kind of story about spouses, take the form of a parable, or be classic, in which there are touching wishes.
  4. Must be easy to understand.

Newlyweds accept congratulations on their wedding day: Pexels

Looking for examples of touching toasts from witnesses? Here are some great options:


If every person has a soul mate, then there is no doubt that two parts of the whole were reunited on this day! Finding each other in this world is a great fortune that accompanies good people. You deserve it. May the union be strong, and may love, prosperity and good luck never leave your home. Bitterly!


They say that the hardest thing to learn to play the violin is because you need perfect pitch. It’s actually really hard to hear each other. Two people who are fluent in such a musical instrument as a family can play the most amazing and touching melodies! I want to wish you to get sincere, pure music without disharmony and falseness! For you newlyweds!


My dears! I congratulate you on your wedding day. I am a witness not only at this wedding, but also a witness to your feelings, your love. Looking at you, it’s safe to say that this is true love. I wish not to lose this feeling. I raise a glass to your eternal love!


Touching toast from a witness: NUR.KZ

Touching toasts from parents

The most tender words at the wedding are said by the parents of the newlyweds. Sometimes their parting words and wishes bring tears to the newlyweds. Beautiful words for such a toast are offered by the author of the book “Encyclopedia of congratulations, toasts and anecdotes” Aurika Lukovkina.

If you are looking for original wishes and parting words, take the following examples into service:


Someone finds happiness in money, someone builds a breathtaking career, someone has fun with friends all day long. Our children managed to find happiness in each other. This is the best thing to find your man, because money is easy to lose, a career can collapse at any moment, and friends move away over time. Only love, loyalty and respect are inexhaustible. Congratulations to the married couple on their true happiness! Bitterly!


Dear children, we congratulate you on the creation of a new family! At weddings, it is customary to give parting words, demand quick grandchildren, and remind about the importance of compromises. Children, we will say this: your parents are happy and wish you to become happier and more successful than them. You can do everything together, and if you need help, we are always there. For your family! Bitterly!


A wise man lived on a mountain. He knew all the secrets and truths of the world, except for one and the most important: the sage did not know where the source of happiness was. He struggled and tossed about in search of an answer. Once I saw a couple passing by with their daughter and son. Their eyes shone, smiles on their faces – all signs of happiness. The sage approached them and asked what was their source of happiness? They replied: “Children. If our children are happy, then we are doubly happy.” It’s the same with us: apart from your happiness and health, we don’t need anything. Let’s raise a glass to your family happiness!


To your happiness, new family,

Raising a glass today,

Tolerance, love, victories, 900 24

We sincerely wish you!

You are our children, our everything,

We will be with you forever,

We will always help you in everything,

We love you heartily .

We wish you to drown in love,

We wish you to enjoy life,

We wish you to go your way,

You should not doubt each other!


Wedding toast: NUR.KZ

Wedding toasts to sister or brother

The closest relatives – brother and sister – are special guests at the wedding. Their toast-wishes are eagerly awaited. Here is what you can say to your brother-groom:


My brother is older today,

And it’s not about years,

Today I became a legal husband,

Gee, wow!

I am my glass for your happiness,

Now I will take it and raise it,

I wish you not to know bad weather,

Eat, take care of your family.

Let there be joy in your house,

And I drink to the bottom for love.

My brother, may everything be fine,

You have a beautiful wife!


Brother, we are so glad that you found your soul mate. I want your connection to never break, so that you live happily ever after. Bitterly!


Today is the day you will become a husband. I wish you to be as caring, responsible, kind and honest as I have known you for many years. You are a man with a capital letter, so become both a husband and a father with a capital letter!


I invite everyone to drink for the newlyweds. You, brother, always protected me, protected me from problems, gave instructions. Today it’s my turn to give you advice. You have become the head of the family, so remember where you lead the family, there it will be. Show acumen in matters of earnings, be wise with children, gentle with your wife!

Tell your sister-bride such touching speeches:


They say that true love is both bitter and sweet. Bitterness is needed to better appreciate the sweetness. I want to drink for you, my dear sister, so that your love is a sweetness that neutralizes the bitterness of troubles, so that it can emphasize all the delights of family life!


Touching wedding toast to sister: NUR. KZ


White dress, floor-length veil,

900 23 You are so beautiful, so good.

My sister became a wife,

I am very proud of you, dear. I drink to the bottom for your family0002 For the love of the century to live!

Look for even more poetic toasts in Elena Galenko’s book “Wedding Rhymes. Bitterly”.

Toasts for a friend’s or friend’s wedding

Composing a touching toast for a friend’s wedding is not as easy as it might seem. If you’re having trouble, here are BRIDE magazine’s tips for crafting an exemplary acceptance speech:

  1. Start by remembering the times you spent together.
  2. Tell the story of a happy couple: how they met and how well it ended for both of them.
  3. Describe how you feel about the happy couple and wish them success in their marriage.
  4. Raise your glass and greet the newlyweds.

Beautiful toasts from friends can sound like this:


We have been friends with you for so many years that I have lost count. You are my best friend, and I am very glad that you finally managed to find that long-awaited and only one with whom you created a family today. I want to wish your union boundless happiness, mutual respect and understanding. Be a support for each other and love so sincerely and strongly that the whole world would envy you with white envy. I raise a glass for a friend, for his beautiful wife, for their union!


A toast to a friend’s wedding: NUR.KZ


You became a husband today

You have matured today,

You managed to meet love!

My friend, I am proud of you,

I rejoice with you, I laugh I want to wish a part!

Never swear,

Be together forever,

Harmony, love for you,

Glad that you found happiness!


My dear friend, you have found a person who understands and supports you in everything. This is truly a real happiness! Guys, I wish that in 5, 10, 20 years you will retain the tenderness and love that you have now. Let’s drink to the fact that after many years we will gather in the same excellent company and celebrate the golden wedding!


Toast-congratulations on the wedding of a friend: NUR.KZ


My dear, I congratulate you

900 23 With the fact that today they started a family,

I wish you happiness, kindness, patience,

I also want to wish you kids!

My friend, I drink for tolerance,

For a strong union, for compromise,

For you not to be angry with each other,

Because your destinies are intertwined!

Wedding toasts can be very different – comic, sentimental, parting words. If you decide to evoke sincere emotions and tears of joy, say touching words to the newlyweds. Let your speech be an example to follow.

Original article: https://www.nur.kz/leisure/holidays/1814661-tost-na-svadbu-originalnye-i-trogatelnye-tosty/

Wedding toasts in your own words: short and long versions

Wedding toasts for newlyweds: Pexels

A wedding toast is an ideal way to congratulate the newlyweds, cheer or touch the guests. Speaking in front of a large audience is not easy, and finding the right words is even more difficult. If you don’t have the necessary toasting skills, take inspiration from the books of contemporary authors.

Short versions of wedding toasts

Proclaiming an interesting, touching or humorous wedding toast is the duty of every guest. What should be a good wedding toast? The authors of the book “Toasts and congratulations for all occasions” point to three main characteristics of table speech:

  • conciseness;
  • originality, but not eccentricity;
  • tact.

Newlyweds exchange rings: Pexels

A selection of short and original toasts will help you understand how to make a beautiful toast:


Dear newlyweds! We know that good fairy tales always end with a wedding. So let your wedding be only the beginning of a fairy tale of endless love and fidelity. Bitterly!


I would like to raise a glass to my new family, to their happiness and love. I want that in 50 years we will gather again in the same way and celebrate the golden anniversary!


Today your hearts have been united by a wonderful feeling — love. To make it stronger over the years, do not forget about gentle hugs, passionate kisses, loving glances! Bitterly!


Wedding toast: NUR.KZ


I would like to raise a glass to the happiness of a young family! They say that true love is endless. May it be so for you! Love and appreciate each other. For the young! Bitterly!


They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step. I would like to wish you to start a long and happy marriage from this day! For a lifetime of happiness!


Let everyday chores not spoil the main thing in your life – happiness and joy. For a strong and harmonious union of hearts!


Popular wisdom says that the first wealth in life is health, and the second is a good wife. With a good wife, grief is half grief, and joy is doubly joy. Let’s drink to the best wife in the world!


In today’s world, people know the price of everything, but have ceased to truly appreciate anything. I want to raise this glass to a wonderful couple, so that they always appreciate each other and never betray those wonderful feelings that once connected them!


Toast-congratulations in your own words: NUR. KZ

You will find even more capacious and informative versions of table speeches on the pages of Nikolay Belov’s book “999 toasts, congratulations, wedding, comic and birthday wishes”.

Ideas for extended toasts in your own words

You can easily find variants of long toasts with meaning on the Internet. Interesting and unhackneyed ideas are suggested by Yuri Pronkin in the book “The Right Toasts”.

Want to write your own toast? The main rules and principles for creating a memorable dinner speech were described by Wedding magazine:

  1. Start with a short introduction with words of gratitude.
  2. Recall a quote related to marriage, tell a funny or touching story from the life of young people.
  3. Make a wish.

A wedding for newlyweds is the beginning of a long happy journey: Pexels

Examples of inspiration are the extended toasts proposed by Oksana Morozova, author of the book “Toasts. Come for…”. Catch a great selection for every taste:


Do you know why the Lord created many women beautiful and stupid at the same time? Beautiful to be loved by men. Stupid so they can fall in love with men. A beautiful and smart girl, like our young one, had to look for an exceptional man. And so was our fiance. I propose to drink for the perfect bride and groom!


Many historical conflicts began because of the unsettled personal life of their instigators. Let’s drink to the fact that young people never quarrel and always find compromises. Together, it is easier to build a house, plant a tree, and raise wonderful children. I wish you to carry your happiness throughout your life!


Life is truly varied and contradictory. When a violator of the criminal code is chained, he longs to get rid of it. But now two beautiful young people have bound themselves with golden rings, and we rejoice for them and wish that these fetters never break. Let’s drink to the health and happiness of our “shackled”! Bitterly!


They say that in order to have a happy marriage, it is not enough to find a good person. You have to try to become one! Dear fiance! We absolutely know that the bride is an exceptionally good person. Therefore, the success of your union depends entirely on you. May your union be joyful!


Original toast to the newlyweds: NUR.KZ


Dear newlyweds! Your wedding rings are a multi-valued emblem. First, it is a symbol of fidelity. Secondly, the rings are round, they have neither beginning nor end, which means they symbolize enduring relationships, constant love. Thirdly, wedding rings are gold, and gold is a metal that dirt does not stick to. Therefore, rings are a symbol of purity and eternal love. So let your love be true and pure, and the rings will forever secure your marital consent!


As the great Spaniard Cervantes wrote: “Love wears glasses through which copper looks like gold, poverty looks like wealth, and drops of fire look like pearls.” So let’s drink to see all this with the naked eye!


The word “marriage” has two meanings:

  • marital relations;
  • product defects.

Some people think that these concepts are identical. Personally, I am sure: if the family is based on respect, love and devotion, then there will be no problems with the quality of the marriage union. I propose to drink for marriage without marriage! Victor Hugo once said that the greatest happiness in life is the certainty that you are loved. With all my heart I wish our newly-made spouses to maintain confidence in each other’s love for many years!


When the honeymoon of the newlyweds is over, I invite all relatives and friends to help them repair and paint the walls of the new house. And then, as they say, you start gluing wallpaper with your husband, you will definitely get divorced. Let’s drink to the fact that today’s new family is preserved for many years, despite petty quarrels and domestic troubles!


Beautiful toast in your own words: NUR.KZ


Marriage is a career.