What you can learn from a celebrity wedding toast

The movies provide a font of material for future wedding toasters. Movie toasts are often cheesy, but occasionally brilliant. When you watch a celebrity wedding toast on the silver screen, pay attention to how the toast is delivered. 

A great delivery helps overcome cheesy content. But when you couple great content with a polished delivery, your toast will be remembered forever.

Will Smith delivers this cheesy toast with his trademark charm:

True, this isn’t a wedding toast. Here’s how you can adapt it to your wedding toast:

Start off with an attention-getting question:

“Did anyone ever see that movie, ‘Hitch,’ starring Will Smith and Kevin James?”

Pause a second to canvas the room looking for acknowledgement. A few people will either nod their heads or raise their hands.

Acknowledge them with your own nod. Then say …

“Do you remember that scene with Will Smith when his love interest, Eva Mendes, asks ‘What should we toast?”

And without missing a beat, Will says:

“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.”

I would like to add something to Will Smith’s sentiments that apply to [groom’s name] and [bride’s name]. Something I learned from them:

If you must marry, marry for the right reason. And what is the right reason? Mature love.

As a philosopher once said: “immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.”

That’s the difference [groom’s name] and [bride’s name] have already modeled for us, and they’re just getting started. 

Theirs is mature love that is passionate, joyous, sacrificial, self-giving, you know, everything that makes life worth living.

We have much to learn from them.

Join me in celebrating the marriage of a couple that are more than our friends, they are our role models. [Raise your glass to lead toast.]


Delivery matters

Note Will Smith’s delivery. He makes great eye contact and delivers his lines with conviction.

You should do the same. Work the room. Make eye contact with guests in each section of the venue. Just as an actor delivering a celebrity wedding toast rehearses his lines, you do the same. It’s so worth it.

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