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How to Give a Good Wedding Toast

Watch more Wedding Etiquette & Advice videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Be remembered with a good wedding toast using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Wait for your turn Wait for your turn. Custom dictates the bridal party, best man, and parents give their wedding toasts first. Use this time to collect your thoughts and relax. Tip Limit your alcohol consumption until after your speech is done so you can think on your feet and avoid any particularly embarrassing faux pas. Step 2: Find an interesting opener Use a quote, lyric, or poem as your opener. Simple, profound words can focus an audience's attention and get the emotions stirring. Step 3: Keep it short Keep things short, to around 2 or 3 minutes so the guests don't get bored, and don't pontificate on life and love. Focus your speech on the bride and groom. Tip If you struggle with where to put your hands, hold a glass. This will also segue into the actual toast at the end. Step 4: Write it down Jot down some notes to deliver a smooth, coherent speech. Just don't read from a piece of paper or note cards -- make eye contact with the audience, and with the couple. Step 5: Avoid bathroom humor Avoid bathroom humor, vulgarity, or inside jokes. Just tell a story or offer words of wisdom to the happy couple on this joyous day. Step 6: End on a high note End on a high note by raising your glass and briefly thanking the wedding party and guests. That way, people know that you're finished and that they can join in the toast. Cheers! Did You Know? The pressure inside a bottle of Champagne is between 75 and 90 pounds per square inch, about three times the pressure of a car tire.
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