As weddings are getting increasingly more informal, protocol is constantly shifting and wedding speeches are changing in terms of timing and content. And of course, if you’re getting married in a multilingual, multicultural wedding, then there’s the added element of …
Heartfelt and Funny Ideas for Your Toast at a Gay Wedding
Have you been chosen as the best man or a bridesmaid at a gay wedding? Will you be making the famous toast to the couple and do you have your speech ready? If you have not yet prepared your speech, then here are a few tips and suggestions on how to “wow” the crowd and more importantly, the happy couple.
You have obviously been chosen to give the toast because you are someone close to the couple. With gay weddings on the rise, only 6 states recognize same-sex unions. Humor is always a good start to a toast. Why not make joke about how this marriage is not valid in 44 other states? People have different opinions about the law in these other states, so it doesn’t hurt to make light of the situation.
Your words should be short and sweet. Try to keep it under 5 minutes. You don’t want to bore and lose your audience. Try to avoid telling inside jokes because no one will understand and it’s not funny when only you and the couple are laughing.
Your words should come from the heart. Stay away from sounding like a Hallmark greeting card. You want to be sincere and let it be natural. Add a bit of history of how you know the couple and what lead them to this wonderful journey that you are now sharing with them.
Giving the speech at a gay wedding is no different than other weddings. Well, you can probably share more embarrassing stories and even photos with the crowd. Get the guests to interact with you and also have them share their fondest memories of the couple. This is a historic moment in most gay couples lives, so there is a rich history in their passage. Share and enjoy the moment!
Being asked to give a speech in front of a crowd can be a terrifying thing. You can’t just wing it. Make sure you are prepared and bring some note cards with you to highlight all the things you want to say. The secret to any successful toast is to be genuine and with added humor, your speech is sure to be a hit!
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