How to give a great toast

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Any help with the toast?  Any suggestions for toasts?  What should I say during my toast?

photo by Jenna Walker Photography

{photo courtesy of Jenna Walker Photography}

These are some of the most common questions that I hear from friends and family member in the days leading up to the wedding.  Well meaning friends and loved ones – suddenly overcome with fear at the thought of public speaking.  I recently came across a great article on Cooking Light’s website – click HERE to read the article in full.  But to summarize

  • Practice, practice, practice.  In front of the mirror and try your toast out in front of a few people whose opinion you trust
  • Be personal – but not too personal.  Remember your audience.
  • TOAST not ROAST.  This is not a time to humiliate your best friend.  That is what the bachelor and bachelorette weekends are for!
  • Be honest – honesty is usually the funniest thing.
  • Include your audience and make it fun for everyone.  Inside jokes are only funny to those inside.
  • Have fun and speak from your heart

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