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Be it Jewish wedding toasts or any other wedding toast, it is the most awaited moment in a wedding reception. The one who wants to propose the toast wonders how to make the best wedding toast. If one is experienced, then one still has an idea on how to go about it but for those who are saying toast for the first time, here are some tips to help you all.

Some Tips on Jewish Wedding Toasts

Jewish Wedding Toasts

  • It is always better to write down the order of toast as to who will be raising the toast first followed by others
  • If most of your guests want to give a speech, then you can arrange for that in the rehearsal dinner. Such a gathering will be more personalized and heartwarming than the reception party and the close family gathering will be more peaceful
  • There are many appropriate moments for raising the toast. If you are having a blessing ceremony, then raise the toast after that
  • If you want to have a toast during the meal, then it should be between the courses
  • For a cocktail reception, the toast should be raised after serving the drinks to the guests. It is the best man who initiates the start of the toast
  • Toast can be done with any drink in your glass. If your drink just got over, then toast with an empty glass. Champagne is the usual toast drink. Some people serve special drinks for the toast
  • Do not drink too much before speaking
  • Make your speech short and sweet
  • Even if the speech is short and lasts for three to five minutes, practice it well in advance. Even for a short speech you might get nervous
  • Even if you are nervous, break the ice by admitting it to the guests
  • Stand while making the toast, it's a way of showing respect to the newly wed
  • Last but not the least, be simple and honest. It's an honor to be chosen by the bride and groom to give a wedding speech. Words direct from the heart will surely capture hearts

Some Toast Examples for the Jewish Wedding Toasts and Quoted Speeches

"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."

Famous loves quote from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin:

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

-St. Augustine

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