A traditional wedding follows a certain form of etiquette when it comes to speaking and making toasts. Traditionally, the father of the bridge starts off the wedding speech, followed by the doting husband, and best man. Stories may be shared about the bride’s childhood, or her husband’s courtship, followed by the friendship with his best man. The following list of wedding toasts is compiled to help inspire your own special message to share at the next wedding event.
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
A great flame follows a little spark.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
Is all we know of love.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Love is a fire that feeds our life.
Love is a moment that lasts forever.
Love is all you need.
Love is friendship set to music.
Love is life.
Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.
May your dreams ride on the wings of angels who know their way home to the skies.
May your love be like the misty rain, gentle coming in but flooding the river.
Night and day you are the one.
One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Only you beneath the moon and under the sun.
That love is all there is.
The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
They do not love that do not show their love.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
We love because it’s the only true adventure.
We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realize ourselves so vividly as when we are in full glow of love for others.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
When love reigns, the impossible may be attained.
When people care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.
Without love, the world itself would not survive.
Wedding speeches are a good time to offer your gratitude and appreciation to guests and those that participated in the wedding ceremony. The father of the bridge and groom, normally spend 50% of their speeches discussing memories and giving thanks. The best man can take up to 70% of his time sharing amusing anecdotes. The below infographic provides a guide to wedding toasts and traditions.