Engagement Wishes - Tips for Making a Great Toast

If you have been asked or will be expected to offer a toast for engagement wishes to a couple close to you, you might be wondering what exactly you should say.

As much as you may be dreading it, you should know that making toasts and speeches is part of the big occasion.

In fact, if you're the parents of the couple, you might wind up drinking champagne and congratulating the happy couple more times than you ever thought you would. So it's best to be prepared with some really great ideas for toasts and know some basic rules to help you offer sincere engagement wishes that will be remembered for years to come.

Short but sweet

Any time you offer a toast, you should try to keep it short and sweet. Typically, the father or parents of the bride will propose a toast, and the parents of the groom might also, and that can add up to quite a few toasts, so make sure to keep your engagement wishes short and to the point.

Of course, there is so much you would like to say and you want this couple to know, but you should try to make sure you don't ramble and are able to keep your toast to around three to five minutes.

Keep to the point

Another problem that many people have when they offer engagement wishes is that they don't stick to the point. Of course you want to share anecdotes of your little girl growing up, but in truth, unless the time she took off her diaper and ran around the house in the buff really applies, keep it out of your engagement toast. Instead, focus on your hopes for the couple's future and how you feel they will do well together throughout their lives.

Keep the inside jokes out of your toast

Sometimes, there are awkward moments when engagement wishes include inside jokes or off color jokes. Remember that even if it's your best friend getting married, these jokes are better left to be retold in different company than who you're with right now. Keep your engagement toast clean and well mannered so you don't embarrass anyone, especially the bride or groom.

If it's still hard for you to remember why you're there, keep in mind that the bride and groom value you in their lives and think enough of you to have you make a toast, so if you don't want to be "un-invited" to the wedding, you should try to maintain a sense of decorum here.

Last of all, do it the right way

There are a few things that you should know when you're offering engagement wishes, and most people know to do this, but others just haven't a clue. Here are some tips:

  • Stand up when you deliver your toast - this lets everyone know that you are the speaker and can help to encourage attention in your direction. You see it in the movies, so do it that way.

  • Raise your glass. This is often important, because toasting traditionally is the way to seal the wishes you're giving to the couple, so raise your glass and encourage the guests to do the same.

  • Smile. When you're smiling, you're telling everyone that you are happy and, even if you hate making toasts, this is a good time to be happy.

Offering engagement wishes doesn't have to be hard, but there are some rules which you should be following to ensure that your toast is well received. Importantly, be sincere and say what you wish to say from your heart. All the best!

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