Free Wedding Toasts Are Everywhere!
Free wedding toasts are available on many Internet sites. This is a good thing to know when a person's best friend announces he or she is getting married, and it's obvious who will be asked to be the best man or the maid of honor. It's usually the responsibility of the best man and/or the maid of honor to give a toast at the wedding, and this can cause a lot of apprehension and nervousness when trying to figure out what should be said during the toast. Don't worry too much, however, because free wedding toasts are available, and they can really help.
A Wedding Day is Very Important
Most people will agree that a person's wedding day is one of the most important days in his or her life. Knowing this, the person who is responsible for giving a toast at the wedding reception wants to make sure to say the right things… nothing that will make the bride or groom look bad, and nothing that will sound dumb. The best wedding toasts are witty, funny, entertaining, meaningful, and tasteful. However, coming up with a toast that meets all of these requirements is not always as easy as it sounds.
Knowing that the bride's and groom's parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who traveled from across the country and possibly even the world will be listening to every word said during the toast, it better be good. Many of the free wedding toasts that can be found on the Internet can provide lots of good ideas on where to start with the composition of any wedding toast.
Prepare Ahead of Time
To help get started writing a wedding toast, visit the Internet. Type in, "Free Wedding Toasts" in any search engine, and hundreds of Websites will pop up. Most of them will provide advice on how write a wedding toast, how to outline what should be said, and some even provide the actual toast (minus the real names of the bride and groom).
Almost all people feel some sort of nervousness and panic when they stand in front of a crowd to speak. What makes it worse is when a microphone must be used. When a microphone is handed to the toaster, it becomes overly obvious that everyone in the room will hear the toast no matter if they want to or not.
Giving a toast at a wedding reception may cause a person to be overly nervous. However, it's important to remember that getting up in front of a crowd to say something about a dear friend is not the end of the world. It's a time to let everyone in attendance know how much the bride and groom are loved, and how much luck they are wished in the future. So, use the opportunity to stand up proudly and state positive thoughts about the married couple
A Few Final Tips
No matter what, never drink too much before a wedding toast is given. First of all, everyone listening will know. Second, the words in the speech may not come out right and something embarrassing may end up being said. Third, being drunk while giving a wedding toast is just not cool, and it shouldn't be done.
Also, don't read the toast directly from index cards. It's much more endearing if it looks like the toast is coming directly from the heart instead of a piece of paper. It's fine to hold the cards and refer to them if necessary, but the speech should be rehearsed ahead of time and eye contact with the audience will provide a much more effective and memorable toast.
Don't panic! If the note cards get lost and none of the toast can be remembered, it's not that big of a deal. Come up with a few sentences on the spot about what a great friend "so-and-so" is and how he or she will make a great husband or wife. And, conclude with a big, "Congratulations!"