Types of Toasts:
- Hail to the Bride
- The most celebrated toast for a wedding is focused almost entirely on the Bride. After all it is her wedding and you wouldn't even be there if not for her. So why not aim your thoughts toward her?
Basically this tact is to tell the guests just how much better a man the groom is now that he is with her. She has made him a better person than he ever was before. He in turn has made all of his friends better people, yadda yadda yadda. Careful not to make this sound too corny. If well worded, you may even get the Bride to cry. He shoots . . . HE SCORES!
Do not confuse the bride's name with the names of any of the groom's old girlfriends. There may not be a way to recover from such a faux pas. Write her name on your hand if you need to.
Always, and we mean always, mention how beautiful the Bride looks.
- Hail to the couple
- Another popular tact is to talk up the happy couple. They seem more in love every time you see them, it's so cute how they finish each others sentences, You've never seen two people shine like these two. You know, bleed all over the room.
- Hail to the occasion
- The tact here is to get everyone to really think about and enjoy the day. How often do we all get together like this? It's been so long since we've seen each other. It's days like this that come once in a lifetime, lets cherish this occasion. And we have the happy couple to thank, blah blah blah . . .
- Hail no we won't go
- This is the fun one. What we're going for here is the comparison of single life to married life with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Talk about how the Groom has left you as the one to carry on all the single guy traditions like being able to have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner, every night. How great it is, only having to shower once a week. Talk about how wonderful it is sitting in the single clubs night after night waiting for Mrs. Right. Tell him that he'll miss all this now that he's married.
Get on with the Toasts, cripes!