Giving a wedding toast can be one of the scariest things you’ve ever done, but it is also one of the best gifts you can give the bride and groom. Here are a few dos and don’ts to help you give a fantastic wedding toast.
- Practice: It’s very important to practice your speech before you deliver it at the wedding. Write down the whole speech or even just the main points you want to share before the big day.
- Put Effort in Your Appearance: The way you look during your speech is important! After the wedding ceremony, make sure to stop by the restroom for a quick fix-up so you look your best. Chances are people will be recording your speech and taking pictures.
- Focus on the Positive: Share positive stories about the bride and groom and why they are perfect for each other.
- Be Yourself: When giving your speech, stay true to your character. If telling jokes makes you nervous, don’t try to make it funny. Just be yourself and speak from the heart!
- Talk About Yourself or Exes: It’s great to talk about experiences you’ve had with the happy couple, but remember, the speech is not about you. Refrain from bringing up the bride or groom’s past relationships as well.
- Talk Too Long: Make sure your speech is short and sweet so you don’t lose the audience’s interest. After you hit all of the important parts, it’s time to pass the mic.
- Make Inappropriate Jokes: Avoid comments that could make the bride and groom or someone in the audience feel uncomfortable.