Raise a Toast

June 22, 2010. Category: how to


I always say that my greatest strength is fixing any challenge that comes up at an event.

Well, I had a brand new challenge recently – the Maid of Honor came to me with fear in her eyes, and asked me to come up with SOMETHING for her to say for her toast. She had no idea she was expected to speak. My team did a bit of quick research and jotted down a few notes from some of our favorite toasts. Maybe you should send this on to your Maid of Honor?

Good Evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I am _________, the very proud Maid of Honor. I want to start by congratulating bride and groom, and thanking her parents for this magical evening.

When I look at the bride and groom, I feel such a whirlwind of emotions? I know that _____ has found her true match and I know that theirs will be a marriage of long standing. My heart is bursting with love for you two today. I know you have a wonderful adventure ahead of you, and with God’s blessing your marriage will last for decades to come.

I never knew _____ before he dated my sister/friend, so I can’t tell you horrible stories about him, but I can tell you that I think he is perfect for my sister/friend!? He’s easy going, interesting, easy to talk to, and he has a great sense of humor! We are very happy to welcome _____ into our family. We know he’s made for us, and we hope we’re made for him!

______, I want to note how beautiful you look today, and to tell you that this has truly been a special day for me. Thank you for giving true meaning to the word sister/friend and for sharing the last ___ years with me. I know how much joy she has brought into our lives, and I know that she’ll bring that joy into ______ life as well.

As children, _____ and I were pretty much inseparable, and we always managed to keep each other laughing. When I think back on our adventures in childhood, I have nothing but fond memories.

A few words of advice that I’d like to give to the newlyweds:

The two secrets of a long lasting and happy marriage are a good sense of humor and a short memory!

Always remember to say those three important little words…”You’re right dear.”
If you’re clever, you’ll always have the last word. However, if you are very clever, you won’t use it.

Whenever you are wrong, admit it. Whenever you are right, be quiet.
And, _____, always remember…a happy wife, makes for a happy life!

Separately, you are two special, remarkable people, but together you are complete. As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life, remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loop the loops, and enjoy every twist and turn.

For the ride is much better when you share it together. Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Please raise your glasses while I toast ___ and her husband:

May every day of wedded bliss be every bit as sweet as this.

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