Tips for toasting!
What should I say?
First, congratulate the happy couple and thank the hosts. Tell the guests how you met, how long you’ve been friends, share a funny story (keep it clean – Grandma’s listening) or give examples of your friends’ best qualities. Finish by asking everyone to raise their glass and say “cheers!”
How should I say it?
Write your speech on paper, jot down bullet points on note cards, memorize it or use the back of a napkin – whatever works best for you. Practice.
Practice again. Practice for a friend who will give you honest feedback.
How long should I speak?
“I wish that wedding toast was longer,” said no guest ever!
1 minute is good, 5 minutes is okay – 3 minutes is perfect. Everyone wants to get the party started, so be brief.
How should I end?
Use your notes to keep you on track, but know your ending by heart. Finish by asking everyone to raise their glasses and say, “Cheers!” or “Congratulations.”
When do I speak? / Where should I stand? / How do I hold the microphone?
Toasts are often right after the meal. Stand behind or next to the guests of honor. Hold the microphone 2 inches from your mouth at a 45- degree angle (like an ice cream cone!).
Please call us, email or text if you have any questions. We’ll be there to help you give the perfect toast.