How to Prepare & Deliver a Wedding Toast : Wedding Toasts: What Not To Do

Uploaded by expertvillage on 30.09.2008

Ok. Now, I want to talk to you briefly about some don't's. What you don't want to do while
delivering your wedding speech. Now, the first one is definitely the hardest one. But, don't
be drunk. Ok. Because, you don't have a clue what might come out of your mouth if you're
drunk. Alright. So, don't get drunk until after the wedding toast. Ok? Alright. Don't
talk about ex-girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, ex-wives, ex-husbands, we don't want to bring
them up right now. We'll deal with them later. If the couple has secretly told you some future
plans, like well we're going to move away or we're going to have a child or whatever
it is don't announce that. Unless, they have told you you can. You don't want to announce
the secrets during the wedding toast. Alright. Focus on them. Don't talk about how crumby
your marriage is or how great your marriage is. Focus on the couple. Talk about their
marriage. Another thing that might be kind of hard for you is, keep it clean. Remember,
there might be children in the room. There might be parents and grandparents. There might
be who knows who in the room. So, try to keep it reasonably clean. Ok? And, last I mentioned
this before. But, you want to rehearse. Ok. It's ok to have a note card. But, you don't
want to be staring down reading it the whole time. So, rehearse and you'll be great. You'll
be prepared and you will let your genuine warmth and love for the couple shine through.
Now, let's take a look at a wedding speech.