If you’re planning on giving a wedding speech, then ending with a toast can be a really nice touch.
Finding the right words to toast the bride and groom with can sometimes be tricky, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite ideas to inspire you
Keep scrolling for our favourite toasts for the happy couple
“Water make you wise
Wine makes you glad
So drink them both
In order both to be!
To the two secrets to a long-lasting happy marriage:
Here’s to good sense of humor
–and a short memory!
“May these rich blessings be your due…
A wealth of friendships, old and new,
quiet nights and busy days, time for prayer and time for praise,
some service rendered, some solace given,
and gentle peace with God and heaven.”
“The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you.
Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years,
you will always see the dear face and feel
the warm heart union of your eternal love.” — Alfred A. Montapert
“May your wedding days be few and your anniversaries many.”
“I drink to the general joy of the whole table.”
Shakespeare, from Macbeth
To keep a marriage brimming
with love in the loving cup-
When you are wrong, admit it
and when you are right, shut up!
“May thy life be long and happy,
Thy cares and sorrows few;
And the many friends around thee
Prove faithful, fond and true.”
“Let’s drink to love, which is nothing – unless it’s divided by two.”
“Here’s to It,
And to It again.
When you get to It,
and can’t do It;
Come see me,
because I’m used to It!”
Here’s to that moment of sweet repose
When it’s cheek to cheek and nose to nose
For after that moment of sublime delight
It’s fanny to fanny for the rest of the night
Long life and happiness – for your life will be my happiness
To the bride and groom – may we all be invited to our golden wedding celebrations
May you live as long as you like, and have all you like for as long as you live
To the bride and groom – may the roof above you never fall in and may you both never fall out
To the bride and groom – may I wish you health, may I wish you happiness, may I wish you wealth – what else more I wish you
To the lamp of love – may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial
Congratulations on the termination of your isolation and may I express an appreciation of your determination to end the desperation and frustration which has caused you so much consternation in giving you the inspiration to make a combination to bring an accumulation to the population.
Live life to the fullest – remember, this is the first day of the rest of your life
To the newlyweds: May “‘for better or worse’ be far better than worse
May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever
Here’s to love, laughter
and happily ever after.
As (Groom) and (Bride) start their new life,
Let’s toast the new husband and wife!
To our best friends,
who know the most about us,
but refuse to believe it.
“Here’s to the bride that is to be, Here’s to the groom she’ll wed,
May all their troubles be light as bubbles
Or the feathers that make up their bed! “
“May you grow old on one pillow.”
“Here’s to the bride and the bridegroom,
We’ll ask their success in our prayers,
And through life’s dark shadows and sunshine
That good luck may always be theirs.”
Here’s to Eve, Mother of our race,
Who wore a fig leaf in the right place.
And to Adam, Father of us all,
Who was Johnny-on-the-spot when the leaves began to fall!
“May your joys be as deep as the ocean,
and your troubles as light as its foam.”
May the best of their past be the worst of their future
“Here’s to marriage, that happy estate that resembles a pair of scissors: ‘So joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet punishing anyone who comes between them.'”