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Samples of Wedding Toasts

The Best Short Wedding Toasts for Congratulating the Bride and Groom

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If you're giving a best man speech or a short wedding toast, it's often helpful to have some classic wedding toasts to get you started. Here is a gallery of good wishes, perfect for celebrating a bride and groom on their big day. I suggest pairing these with a few heartfelt sentiments about the bride and groom.

Sample Wedding Toasts

Here's to the bride - may she share everything with her husband...and that includes the housework.

Here's to the groom, a man who kept his head even while he lost his heart.

Here's to the new husband, and here's to the new wife, may they remain lovers, for all of life.

Let your love endure beyond the last sunset.

May thy life be long and happy,
Thy cares and sorrows few;
And the many friends around thee
Prove faithful, fond and true.
May your voyage through life be as happy and as free
As the dancing waves on the deep blue sea

May your love be added, may it never be subtracted, may your household multiply, and may your hearts never be divided!!

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers. Now, remember this moment and cherish it... because this will be the last time you'll ever have the upper hand!"


May a flock of blessings light upon thy back. (Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet)

Here's to the groom with bride so fair,
And here's to the bride with groom so rare!
Here's to marriage: one soul in two bodies.

Here’s to the prettiest, here’s to the wittiest, here’s to the truest of all who are true, here’s to the neatest one, here’s to the sweetest one, here’s to them in one – here’s to you!

But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

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

Health and a long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
A child every year to you.
And if you can't go to heaven,
May you at least die in Ireland.

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

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!

Here's to my bride: she knows everything about me, yet loves me just the same.

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