How to give a ‘weird’ wedding toast in two minutes
So we were guests at a recent out-of-state wedding. When it came time for the wedding toasts, we held our breath, hoping for the best. Sadly, our hopes weren’t realized as the toasts went off the rails, as they so often do. It’s so much easier to simply give a weird wedding toast. We’ll explain…Read More
Dazzle with a Shakespeare wedding toast
Most wedding toasts meander endlessly, boring your wedding guests. Many lack structure and a sufficient dose of sentiment. That’s why we blog regularly on ways for you to give a great wedding toast. Here’s another way: turn to the bard with a Shakespeare wedding toast. Is there anyone who ever had a better way with…Read More
How to give a long-winded wedding toast
Have you ever attended a wedding where the toast went on and on and on? Most of us have. It is painful to watch. So how do you give a long-winded wedding toast? You don’t. They’re hard to pull off. Believe me, you never want to flub a toast, because as Paul Dickson said in…Read More
How to give a wedding toast if you’re shy
Public speaking is America’s biggest phobia, according to a survey on American Fears conducted by Chapman University. So how do you give a wedding toast if you’re shy? After all, one out of four of your neighbors are terrified of getting up before a crowd and talking. It’s not as hard as you think. Here…Read More
The best wedding toast ever?
YouTube bursts with self-proclaimed ‘best wedding toast ever’ videos. Few are. Most are bloated, meandering wrecks. One of our own favorites was but 65 seconds long. However, it would be pretty hard to top Lin-Manuel Miranda’s. Mr. Miranda is the composer and star of the epic Broadway musicals, “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.” Yet on…Read More
The champagne wedding toast is the second top food trend
The Knot surveyed wedding couples and learned that having a champagne wedding toast was the second top food trend at weddings, followed by a dessert bar, and late night snacks. Only the timeless wedding cake topped it. Legend has it that this tradition traces back to Shakespearian England days. Guests would dunk stale toast into…Read More
Wedding toasting protocol
Who should make a toast for wedding events? When? How long? These are common wedding toasting protocol questions every couple has. Here are quick answers. When should wedding toasts be made? Engagement Parties Rehearsal Dinners Wedding Receptions Who should make the wedding toast? Father of the bride at engagement parties. This is less of a…Read More
10 ways to make your wedding toast a disaster
It is so easy to blow a wedding toast. We hear a lot of mediocre toasts every month and a lot of really bad ones. Occasionally, we hear a gem. If you’d prefer to deliver a wedding toast disaster, here are 10 tips: 1. Make it long Most toasts are way too long. Ten minutes…Read More
What is the perfect length of a wedding toast?
A good wedding toast makes the bride and groom and their guests laugh and cry in a matter of minutes, so the perfect length of a wedding toast is just a few minutes. When you see eyes begin to glaze over, you know that the length of a wedding toast is too long. You can…Read More
Make ‘em cry and you’ve given a great wedding toast!
The best wedding toasts make your audience laugh and cry. Here’s the rub: it’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Not everything is funny. So Owen Wilson’s advice to Rachel McAdams in “The Wedding Crashers” (above) is spot-on: speak from the heart, make e’m cry, and your wedding toast will be a winner. Let’s…Read More