33 Father of the Groom Wedding Toasts

For 2014, top wedding trends have moved towards technology. From wedding broadcasts online to social media, with engaged couples creating blogs and Facebook pages for everything related to their wedding. Vintage look invitations and string instruments are replacing traditional organs and other keepsakes. The following collection of father of the groom wedding toasts are normally filled with advise and well wishes to the newlyweds. These toast samples are intended to inspire the development of your own special speech.

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A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.

A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

As one Father to another, I want to thank (Bride’s Father). He has made (Bride’s Mother) and I feel so welcome and (Bride’s Mother) and he have hosted such a wonderful wedding. This is a day I will never forget!

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.

I never cry, but I’ll admit I was tearing up during today’s ceremony. How about the rest of you? Wasn’t it beautiful? Let’s toast to the joy, health and long life of the bride and groom!

I would like to present a toast to the esteemed parents of my former college roommate and let them know I’m available for adoption.

Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Let me honor the bride and groom for a moment. To my son, (Groom). Your giving spirit and your love have earned you most a special gift, your bride (Bride). Cherish her. (Bride), you are indeed a gift from heaven and we welcome you into our family with all our hearts, and we rejoice in (Groom)’s good fortune that he found you, and you him.

Life is wonderful. (pause) Just take a moment, and reflect on the beauty, and gloriousness of life. (pause) Now, with that thought in your minds and hearts, let’s all wish (Bride and Groom) a life filled with their own share of beauty and glory, and that they in turn may give it in double measure to their children and loved ones.

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener. I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.

Love is the lifespring of our existence. The more love you give, the happier you feel and the more love you will have within you to give.

Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.

Marriage should be a duet — when one sings, the other claps.

Marriage, n. The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live. May the most you wish for be the least you get.

May your life together be long and joyous, but not so happy that you forget your best friend (me)!

Now that we’ve toasted the bride and groom several times, I’d like to take a moment to express our joy and heartfelt warmth in welcoming (Bride)’s family into ours. In recent days we’ve had a chance to get to know (Bride’s Father) and (Bride’s Mother) and their family, and it’s now clear just why (Bride) is such a wonderful woman. She, like many of us, is blessed with giving and nourishing parents. So it’s no surprise she turned out to be the catch she is! My compliments and thanks to (Bride’s Father) and (Bride’s Mother) for raising such a wonderful lady as (Bride).

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

Politics doesn’t make strange bedfellows, marriage does.

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.

The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

To a pretty girl named Stella. Who has finally found her fella, May their happiness be full, Without a day that’s dark or dull.

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.

Confused about the roles that each individual plays in your wedding? The following infographic lists the joint responsibilities of the bride and groom followed by the responsibilities of the rest of their ceremony participants.

Wedding Roles