If you have been given the honor of creating a toast for the bride and groom, here are some helpful tips listed
- Make sure there is a mic for you to speak in.
- I would check with the DJ to see if he/she can announce that the toast will be starting.
- Begin by clinking a glass several times to allow for everyone to be seated.
- Determine what type of audience you’re catering to. If the audience is made up of mostly older people, I would strongly consider making a more traditional speech verses roasting the bride and groom which may not be appropriate for the attending guests.
- Thank the parents (if they are in attendance), friends and family members for being here on this special day.
- When creating the wedding speech, you can certainly share a personal story that will be appealing to guests on how you became friends with the bride and groom.
- Make sure your speech is caring and warm knowing that everybody seated will be listening to what you have to say.
- Keep the speech short. Once you’re finished with your speech, have the audience raise their glass and say (“To (say the couple’s names) and take a sip. Everybody else will follow.
- Make sure you ask the audience if there is anybody else that would like to come up to the mic to give a speech.