toast / tost / to raise a glass to someone who is highly admired. (Websters Dictionary)
A good definition of what a TOAST should be :
Short & Sweet.
(Emphasis on Sweet)
A toast should not be ;
A Roast or a Tell Tale recounting of the Grooms / Brides past.
Below is a Short & Sweet list of Toast that we have heard over the years that seemed appropriate.
Marriage is a lot like the Army, everyone complains, but
you'd be surprised at the large number that re-enlist
A final word to the Groom: "Remember who's boss,
and NEVER answer her back!"
Old Irish blessing:
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand..
May you never lie, cheat or drink
But if you must lie, lie in each others arms
And if you must cheat, cheat death
But if you must drink, drink with all of us, because we love you
There are those who will tell you that the single life is the only way to go. While it can be said that the single life is more glitzy and glamorous, it is only flash, not substance. You two begin today the journey that proves the rewards of marriage are the most valuable.
May the happiest day of your past
Be the saddest day of your future
May you live as long as you want, but never want as long as you live
May your Love be modern enough to survive the times,
and old fashioned enough to last forever.
May you share a joy that grows deeper,
a friendship that grows closer and a marriage that grows richer
through the years. Cheers!
As you set out to write a new chapter in your life as husband and wife,
may your union be like a game of poker: start as a pair and end with a full house!
Roses are red, violets are fine, hope your marriage is as happy as mine.
An Old Irish Wedding Blessing:
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May the sparkle in your eyes light your path for the years to come.
A song is not a song until its sung a bell is not a bell until its rung and love is not love until its given away, and today [bride] and [groom] have given there love to each other and shared it with all of us
We lift our glasses to [bride] and [groom] May your life together be filled with love and laughter
May your joys be many and your troubles be few. May you enjoy prosperity together and may God be always with you
More to come...check back soon
I have answered all of your letters & E-mail, and will continue to do so. I sincerely hope that these little tips can in some way make your wedding day little more enjoyable.
Best of Luck
Patrick F. Renzi