For over a hundred years, traditional Italian toasts for weddings have started at the wedding reception with sweet wine followed by stronger drinks during the dinner. Guests at different periods of time give their salute and hurrah to the newlyweds followed by applause. Toasts are than ended with a communal directive for the groom to kiss the bride for all to see. A list of Italian wedding toasts that can be used are outlined below.
A good memory is one that can remember the day’s blessings and forget the day’s troubles.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and the one that we take the least care of all to acquire.
Blessed are you, who lights the world with happiness and contentment, love, and companionship, peace, and friendship.
Blessings of marriage give your life a meaning. It completes you as a person.
Congratulations and may you have male children!
For one hundred years!
For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
Hurry to the newlyweds!
Kiss for the bride,
Long live love!
Long live the newlyweds!
Love is Forever!
May God be with you and bless you.
May good luck be your friend in whatever you do and may trouble be always a stranger to you.
May the fires of your love keep you happy and warm.
May you always have work for your hands to do. May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May your days be many and your troubles few.
May your home be filled with laughter an the warm embrace of a summer day.
May your joys be as bright as the morning, your years of happiness as numerous as the stars in the heavens and your troubles but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.
Not what we say about your blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other.
Prayers go up and blessings come down.
The women cries before the wedding, the man afterwards.
To your health.
Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forever more together wing to wing and oar to oar.
We swear by peace and love to stand heart to heart and hand to hand.
When two people are one in their innocent hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or of bronze.
Wishing you a house full of sunshine, hearts full of cheer, love that grows deeper each day of the year.
Without jealousy there is no love.
Having a successful wedding toast, also means that the correct order of individuals should participate. Normally, the Father of the Bride starts off with the toast followed by the groom than best man. Warm introductions and romantic back stories may be shared during this time and ended with sincere wishes. The below infographic outlines the framework and order that wedding speeches occur in.