If there is one thing that newlyweds should take into great significance, it is the wedding toast. The more popular amongst your guests would have to deliver a few messages addressed to the wedding couple but the most common are these three: the father of the bride, the best man, and the bridegroom. For the people who would prepare for a toast, they surely would have to see this as a memorable event. This could not be so much fun though especially if you are not used to speaking in front of big crowds and the task can be a lot stressful since you will surely be remembered for whatever it is that you would have to say.
So how can one come up with an impressive wedding toast? Let us start off with the father of the bride. It usually should start with welcoming the guests present in the occasion. It is followed then with a thank you message for celebrating your daughter’s special day. Share some special trivial information about your daughter and then top it off with words you would like to tell your son-in-law and a great toast for the newlyweds.
Now, for the bridegroom. This normally starts off with a long list of thank you’s to the following important people. The first is for the bride’s father for the wedding toast made. He should take the time to thank the family for being accepted, for the cooperation they have imparted with regards to preparing the celebration, for their daughter, and for the entire guests who has taken the time to come. The wife should be thanked for of course and for making you her choice of the person that she would want to spend the rest of her life with. The bridesmaids and the rest of the entourage should be thanked for too as well as the organizers. The groom may share a few bits of trivia and story too on how they have met and fallen in love with each other.
The best man’s wedding toast should include the recalling of how the couple first met; a thank you note to the groom, and a special toast for the parents of the newlyweds. Anecdotes should be shared to everybody as a recall of how good he has been friends with the groom.
Overall, to deliver a memorable toast, you must first organize your thoughts and write them down in paper. This could be a great tool to guide you through your stage fright and would serve as your comfort zone. There’s no harm in practicing so give yourself enough time to rehearse. Don’t be drunk when the time comes that you will finally speak. Stay sincere and make sure that your words are all coming from the heart. Prevent yourself from telling topics that might be embarrassing which means you must leave behind your naughty college adventures and just keep your anecdotes plainly funny and smart. And above all, relax. Don’t ruin your speech by letting your nervousness and stress get in the way.