Over the years I’ve heard some really great toasts and some really bad ones. What determines a good toast? What determines a really bad one? There is no carved in stone way to give a toast however keep in mind some of the following:
Speak from the heart
Do not disclose personal embarrassing information
Never refer to someone’s ex-girlfriend/boyfriend etc.
Be mindful of the length of the toast
Remember you are not doing a stand up comedy act
It’s ok to shed a tear or show emotion (just don’t overdue it)
If you have had a few too many drinks pass the toast on to someone of sound mind
Don’t be afraid to use quotes of famous people (in good taste)
Relax… you are among friends
Lastly one that is near and dear to me: Don’t hide from your wedding coordinator and make him/her search the whole building for you.
Below are some helpful links for developing your toast: