Of course, being prepared is vital. For this, remembering good moments that you and the bride or groom shared works well. There’s a danger of blanking out or saying things that will take away from the wedding.
Here are 4 tips to ensure that you give a great toast:
1: If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t give a toast
People getting married in their 20s tend to give toasts to prove how close they are with the bride or groom. In your 30s, this is not the reason why you do it. This is because you feel more settled in your relationships. So, if you don’t have anything important to say, then let someone else give a toast.
2: Keep it short
If you’re wondering how long you should take, a good thumb of rule is to keep it to three minutes maximum. For that matter, taking longer than the bride and groom did with their vows doesn’t make much sense, does it?
3: Don’t make it all about your relationship with the bride or groom
No one really cares who you are apart from the fact that you are giving a speech. So, the “you” in the speech should be universal – something that everyone can relate to. Your toast should ideally be able memories that you can bind together by a theme. This way, you don’t sound like you are rambling either.
4: No Roasting
No one enjoys sitting at a wedding listening to jokes that they don’t get. Avoid being a comedian. Also, don’t poke fun in such a way that it leaves the couple embarrassed or feeling made fun of. Your job is to say some kind and generous while keeping the mood light. No roasting, please.