Wedding Toast Tips – Part II Where To Find Your Inspiration?

Wedding toasts are all about the Bride and Groom. So where can you find your inspiration? From them!

Finding the answers to the following questions about the Bride and Groom will help you find your inspiration, and find out what you really want to include in your speech.

Don’t hold back here, write down everything that comes to mind… you will have plenty of time to edit the content later.

  • How long have you known the Groom (or Bride)? And how did you meet?
  • How did the Bride and Groom meet? Were you involved?
  • How did the Groom propose to the Bride? And what was her immediate reaction?
  • How long have the Bride and Groom been a couple?
  • Do they have children?
  • What are the Bride and Groom’s mutual interests?
  • What 5 words come to mind when you think of the Groom? What 5 words come to mind when you think of the Bride?
  • What were the biggest hassles of the wedding planning?
  • How did you arrive at the locale of the wedding?
  • What is the funniest thing that happened to the Groom while Bride was present? And vice-versa?
  • What is the funniest thing that happened to the Groom (or Bride) while you were present?
  • What would you like the future to hold for the Bride and Groom?

Now that you’ve got some good stuff written down, let’s switch to your opener for a bit.

How To Write Your Opening

The first words are the hardest, and the most memorable for the guests. Start by introducing yourself, then keep their attention by saying something interesting right up front.

Quotes and humor work well to catch your audience, but if humor isn’t your style, don’t feel pressured to start now. Remember to stick with something you feel comfortable with.

As for quotes, you can find many of them visiting our Famous Wedding Quotes page. Be sure to pick a quote that is relevant, because any old quote might miss the mark and make your audience wonder what you meant.

If you can’t find anything you like, skip the quote and use your own words. Or,IDoWeddingToasts.com has a free bonus gift of great Openers and Closers when you try the Instant Wedding Toast Templates.

And if nothing else comes to mind, use the old standby, “Hi I’m (your name) and I’m (Bride or Groom’s name) Best Man/Maid of Honor/Father. I don’t want to do a lot of talking tonight, but I do have a few important things I need to say.”

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