A great wedding toast strikes the right balance between humor, emotion, and heartfelt sentiment. Below is a collection of 25 of my favorite toasts that fit the aforementioned criteria. Some are romantic. Others are philosophical. And a few are light-hearted and satirical. Essentially, these toasts are a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice.
Which is everything a wedding toast should be.
If you are a Best Man, Maid of Honor, the Father of the Bride, or the Father of the Groom, I hope this collection of poignant toasts inspires the all-important conclusion of your speech. Since they are written for the generic, please feel free to customize them with the Bride and Groom’s name for a more personal touch.
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SHORT & SWEET WEDDING TOASTS, VOLUME ONE
“May today be the day you love each other the least.”
“May your marriage endure in both sunshine and shade.”
“Here’s to the new husband and here’s to the new wife. May they remain lovers for all of life.”
“May the two of you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings. Here is to a wonderful wedding day and an even more marvelous marriage.”
“Here’s to the past, for all that you’ve learnt. Here’s to the present, for all that you share. Here’s to the future, for all that you’ve got to look forward to.”
“To the two secrets to a long-lasting happy marriage: here’s to a good sense of humor – and a short memory!”
“May you live as long as you like, and have all you like for as long as you live.”
“May your love always be added. May it never be subtracted. May your household multiply and may your hearts never be divided!”
“To the lovely bride and groom, here are my wishes for you. May you always have a place to call home and may you always be surrounded by those you love.”
“May you have love, health, and wealth, but most importantly, may you have the time to enjoy them all.”
“To be able to find your soul mate is a true blessing. Let us raise a glass to the bride and groom. Thank you for sharing your blessing of happiness with all of us.”
“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!”
“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 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.”
“To you both, it’s worth bearing in mind that neither of you will ever be perfect, but you can be perfect together.”
“May you be friends to each other as only lovers can, and may you love each other as only best friends can.”
“May the future hold your happiness. May the future hold your health. May your heart hold your love, and may your arms hold your babies, yet to come. Here’s to your future happiness together!”
“May your refrigerator always be filled with Budweiser, and may all of your ups and downs be under the covers.”
“Marriage is an interesting arrangement that allows you to annoy that one special person for the rest of your life. But it is so worth it when you really love each other. Congratulations to the bride and the groom – may they continue to annoy each other for many more years to come.”
“May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your troubles as light as its foam.”
“Let us raise our glasses to the happy couple. May you grow old on one pillow.”
“May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.”
“To the bride and the groom, may you always find comforting strength and endless happiness in one another. Please join me as I raise a glass to these two newlyweds.”
“To love, laughter, and a happily ever after. To the bride and the groom, your fairy tale is only beginning.”
“May you never lie, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie with each other. And if you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink with us for we all love you and wish you both the love and happiness of which you deserve.”
Originally Published: February 1, 2021
Last Updated: December 28, 2021
Image Credit: Sarah Harris Photography