In Poland, when a wedding occurs the party can last up to three days later. Standard and typical well wishes are given to the bride and groom that consist of wishing them the best on their new road through life. Invitations are issues to relatives than friends first, followed by their Godparents and other villagers. A series of Polish wedding toasts that can be shared at the next wedding event are compiled below.
A good appetite needs no sauce. A good bargain is a pick-purse.
A good painter need not give a name to his picture, a bad one must.
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.
A noisy cow gives little milk.
A poor dancer will be disturbed even by the hem of her skirt.
All times are good when old.
As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way.
But rich or poor, quick or slow, May you know nothing but happiness. From this day forward.
Do not push the river, it will flow by itself.
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
Even the goats will jump on a slanted tree.
Every error has its excuse.
Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.
For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
God grant me a good sword and no use for it.
Health and a long life to you. Land without rent to you. A child every year to you. And if you can’t go to heaven, May you at least die in Ireland.
Here’s a health to all those that we love, Here’s a health to all those that love us, Here’s a health to all those that love them that love those, that love them, that love those, that love us.
Here’s to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend. The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful.
Here’s to health and prosperity, To you and all your posterity. And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity, That they may be damned for all eternity!
Here’s to living single and drinking double.
Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours!
Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest.
Hungry bellies have no ears.
Ink, if not used, will dry up.
Innocence itself sometimes hath need of a mask.
Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance.
Like the goodness of the five loaves and two fishes, Which God divided among the five thousand men, May the blessing of the King who so divided be upon our share of this common meal.
Love enters a man through his eyes, woman through her ears.
May all your ups and downs come only in the bedroom.
May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus, too. And every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.
May I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair.
May the blessings of light be upon you, Light without and light within. And in all your comings and goings, May you ever have a kindly greeting from them you meet along the road.
May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
May the joys of today. Be those of tomorrow. The goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow.
May the luck of the Irish lead to happiest heights and the highway you travel be lined with green lights.
May the luck of the Irish possess you. May the devil fly off with your worries. May God bless you forever and ever.
May the most you wish for be the least you get.
May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May the strength of three be in your journey.
May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.
May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings, Slow to make enemies, And quick to make friends.
May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.
May you have food and raiment, A soft pillow for your head, May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.
May you have warm words on a cold evening, A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door.
May you have: No frost on your spuds, No worms on your cabbage. May your goat give plenty of milk. And if you inherit a donkey, May she be in foal.
May you see each other through many dark days, and make all the rest a little brighter.
May your glasses be ever full. May the roof over your heads be always strong. And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
May your heart be warm and happy with the lilt of Irish laughter every day in every way and forever and ever after.
May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you. May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you. May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want.
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your hearts be as light as a song.May each day bring you bright happy hours, That stay with you all year long.
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.
Merry met, and merry part, I drink to thee with all my heart.
Never seek the wind in the field. It is useless to try and find what is gone.
Nowadays you must go to heaven to meet an angel.
On a thief, the hat’s on fire.
The doctor demands his fees whether he has killed the illness or the patient.
The greater love is a mother’s; then comes a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s.
The greatest love is a mother’s, then a dog’s, then a sweetheart’s.
The greatest oaks have been little acorns.
The woman cries before the wedding and the man after.
There will be no bread from that flour.
Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
Watch the faces of those who bow low.
What little Johnny has not learned, big John will not know.
Wherever you do and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
Wherever you go, you can’t get rid of yourself.
Words must be weighed, not counted.
The below infographic provides some tips and strategies for giving a successful toast. These ideas will help you to plan and prepare early on what you want to say and learn how to structure your toast ahead of time. Keep your speech short and sweet, yet meaningful to the bride and groom.