Help! It’s a few weeks before the wedding and you are extremely nervous about making that special toast for the bride and the groom. You have no idea what words you are going to use in the toast, how long the toast will be, or how you are going to stay calm in front of all the people at the wedding. Trying to find the perfect toast for a wedding isn’t as easy as you think. You must try to keep the toast short as possible with great meaning, decide on the type of wedding toast you need, and how to present the toast in a mannerly way. If this is your first wedding toast and you never did a speech in front of others before it can be very nerve wracking. Don’t worry before you actually say your toast make sure to let the wedding guests know in a humorous way that this is your first toast. This way if you look nervous or screw up on some of the words the guests will be 100% understanding and bypass that. Are there any websites online to help you with wedding toasts and how to prepare for them?
Absolutely, I did some research online and found a website called Freeweddingtoasts.com. On this website you will find free wedding toasts, famous marriage quotes, wedding speech samples, best man toasts, maid of honor toasts, bride’s wedding toasts, groom’s wedding toasts, father of the bride toasts, classic toasts, Irish toasts, religious toasts and so on. When you click on the wedding toasts of choice it will bring you to another page. For instance, if you click on Best man wedding toasts it will bring you to another page that has 5 different choices to choose from. You will see a toast for the bride, 2 best man toast to the groom, toast to the wedding guests, and a wedding toast example to the bridesmaids. Every category is different. Some may have more choices than others.
Another thing I really liked about this website is it has free wedding toasts templates, some really cool wedding gift or bridal showers gift ideas at the bottom, and funny wedding jokes that you can use at the wedding to perk up the crowd a little. You never want the wedding guests to be boring. Always try to keep them entertained. What kind of preparation do I need before making this wedding toast?
First thing- Think about what you want to say to the person, but keep it short. You can maybe say something simple like thanks for being a great friend and being part of my life or bring up one special moment you had together.
Second step- Practice is the main part of the toast. If you want the wedding toast to come out perfect without any embarrassment then practice the speech as much as possible. If you are a nervous about making the toast watch yourself in a mirror. This way you will be able to see exactly how you react in front of others under pressure. If you don’t like looking at yourself in a mirror try to video tape yourself.
Third step- Stay calm at all times. Just before you are ready to speak take a huge deep breath let it out and just go with the flow. Make sure you look directly at the person you are giving the toast to and talk from your heart. Words from the hearts always come out the best.