32 Sentimental Wedding Toasts

The wedding toast is a special time to give honor and seek remembrance with the newlywed couple. Normally the best man provides his thanks for the bride and grooms friendship and loyalty. The father of the bride focuses on the love and support of the groom’s parents, guests, and mother of the bride. A variety of sentimental wedding toasts are listed below to help inspire your creativity.

A Second Marriage: To the triumph of hope over experience.

A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after.

A toast to the groom-and discretion to his bachelor friends.

And may all your ups and downs be between the sheets!

Down the hatch, to a striking match!

Happy, healthy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.

Here’s to the happy couple – may you survive your wedding and still be in love.

Here’s to good sense of humor . . . and a short memory!

Here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after. As (Groom) and (Bride) start their new life, let’s toast the new husband and wife!

Here’s to the groom with bride so fair, And here’s to the bride with groom so rare!

Here’s to the husband-and here’s to the wife; May they remain lovers for life.

Let’s drink to love, which is nothing – unless it’s divided by two.

Live life to the fullest – remember, this is the first day of the rest of your life!

Long life and happiness – for your life will be my happiness.

May health bless your bodies May wealth pack your pockets.

May joy fill your future May your love last forever.

May the best of their past be the worst of their future!

May the love you express to each other today, always be the first thoughts during any trying times in the future.

May their joys be as bright as the morning, and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.

May their joys be as deep as the ocean and their misfortunes as light as the foam.

May thy life be long and happy, Thy cares and sorrows few; And the many friends around thee Prove faithful, fond and true.

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, and quick to make friends.

May you grow old on one pillow.

May your hands be forever clasped in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love.

May your love be added, May it never be subtracted, May your household multiply, and may your hearts never be divided!!

May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever!

May your wedding days be few and your anniversaries many.

Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.

The greatest of all arts is the art of living together.

To the lamp of love – may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

To the newly weds: May “for better or worse” be far better than worse.

To the two secrets to a long-lasting happy marriage: Here’s to good sense of humor and a short memory!

The infographic below provides a guide to wedding speeches. Typically, the father of the bride speaks followed by the newly married doting husband and ends with the best man. The father of the bride offers a friendly host and shares stories of the bride’s childhood followed by the husband that shares about their courtship. Lastly, the best man talks about his friend and likely shares some humorous yet outrageous stories.

Wedding Speech Guide