|Tips for the Toast
• Think about what makes your relationship with the bride and groom so special: the way you met, your shared interests. Is there an anecdote or sentiment that sums it all up?
• If you could make one wish of happiness for the newlywed couple, what would it be?
• Pick one message for the toast: love, commitment, relationships, friendship, etc.
• Keep your message brief… 1-5 minutes should be sufficient.
• Speak loudly and clearly, and remember that everyone in the room shares your sentiments and feelings.
• This is a chance to say some things that mean a lot to you about people you care about.
• Write a speech to practice, speak it out loud so you can hear how it sounds. Practice it often to become familiar with it.
• It’s the waiting that’s most likely to make you nervous, remind yourself of that and that this is the warmest audience you will ever have.
• While you’re sitting, repeat your first line to yourself so when you get to your feet and the room goes silent you will be ready with the line you’ve been repeating. You’ll find the rest just follows.