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12 Traditional Scottish Wedding Toasts

Tradition Scottish weddings, customary toasts are made to the bride and groom by the bride’s father with compliments and amusing anecdotes. The bridegroom follows with a thanks and is proceeded by the best man. A selection of traditional Scottish wedding toasts is compiled below to help stimulate your own toast that aligns with traditional celebrations.

A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief, May you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed with long life and peace, May you grow old with goodness, and with riches.

God, bless this house, From foundation to (stairs?), From beam to side wall, From (roof?) to upright beam, From ridge to basement, From floor-joist to roof-truss, Between foundation and attic, Foundation and attic.

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character. If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. So let it be!

May all your days be happy ones! Great health and every good blessing to you.

May the best you’ve ever seen Be the worst you’ll ever see. May the mouse never leave your pantry With a tear-drop in his eye. May you always keep healthy and hearty Until you’re old enough to die. May you always be just as happy As we wish you now to be.

May the Lord keep you in His hand, and never close His fist too tight on you!

May the roof above never fall in; May we below never fall out.

May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine upon your window pane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near to you and May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May those who love us, love us. And those who don’t love us, May God turn their hearts; And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles, So we will know them by their limping.

May you, little baby, be healthy, honest and happy all throughout your life.

May your life be fruitful, little baby; health, honesty and happiness be your gifts.

Wherever you live in the world so wide, We wish you a nook on the sunny side, With much love and little care, A little purse with money to spare, Your own little hearth when day is spent, In a little house with hearts content.

Scotland has been undergoing their own movement to support the legalization of same sex marriage based on the desire to reflect a more modern secular nation. Arguments are supported by rising trends in civil ceremonies versus religious ones. According to statistics, more than 64% of Scotland’s citizens believe that same sex marriage should be supported.


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