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Wedding Toasts

Andrea George
Andrea George is a wedding professional who has been working in the Portland, Oregon area since 1995. She specializes in wedding coordination, catering, and chocolate fountain presentations.  

By Andrea George
Published on 04/27/2009
Wedding Toasts are traditionally offered at the Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor Party and of course, the Wedding Reception. How to determine who’s to say what and when is a bit of a mystery. Here we have assembled Wedding Toast Etiquette, Toasting Presentation Tips and an assortment of our favorite toasts, both humorous and classic. The following information will help prepare ‘toasters’ everywhere to come through with something insightful…or at least something reasonably rational!

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Wedding Toasts for anyone

Assorted Toasts 

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 you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live. 

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 you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings, Slow to make enemies, and quick to make friends. 

As you slide down the banister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way.

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.

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 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. 

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we have married. 

May your right hand always be stretched out in friendship and never in want. 

To the lamp of love - may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

Here’s to a sweetheart, a bottle, and a friend. The first beautiful, the second full, the last ever faithful. 

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 there be a generation of children on the children of your children. 

May I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair.

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May the joys of today be those of tomorrow. The goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow. 

May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past. 

May the most you wish for be the least you receive.

May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness Come through your door. 

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 brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus, too. And every gentle wind that blows Send happiness to you.

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Irish Wedding Toasts

May the luck of the Irish possess you. May the devil fly off with your worries. May God bless you forever and ever. 

Wherever you do and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.

May the luck of the Irish Lead to happiest heights, and the highway you travel be lined with green lights. 

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 you see each other through many dark days, and make all the rest a little brighter. 

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, which stay with you all year long. 

For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

May your heart be warm and happy with the lilt of Irish laughter every day in every way forever and ever after.

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Humorous Wedding Toasts To the Bride and Groom

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. 

Remember that if you ever put your marital problems on the back burner they are sure to boil over.

It doesn’t matter where you get your appetite, as long as you eat at home!