Wedding Toast Examples

Free Wedding Toasts

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A wedding toast is generally 20 to 30 seconds long and shares how you know the couple, what you know about their relationship, and why you believe they are perfect together. Toasts are customarily given by the best man, maid of honor, and the bride and groom's parents.

A meaningful quote can be a wonderful way to introduce or conclude a wedding toast. Whether you're planning a heartfelt toast or one with a more humorous tone, the following quotes will help you come up with a toast the bride and groom are sure to love.

Heartfelt Toasts

For a simple yet heartfelt wedding toast, consider the following quotes:

  • “You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can't live without.” ~Anonymous
  • “Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.” ~ Finnish Proverb
  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” ~ Andre Maurois
  • “Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.” ~ Gene Perret
  • “Marriage is the place where two roads meet, where you take each other's hands, where you begin to walk together.” ~ Anonymous
  • “The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.” ~ Will Durant
  • “Marriage happens when melody finds out that it's really harmony.” ~ Anonymous
  • “A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

  • Humorous Toasts

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    For a casual wedding, a humorous toast may be appropriate. Here are some popular quotes you can use to guide your toast:

    • “Your wife is the woman who loves you in spite of yourself.” ~ Anonymous
    • “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.” ~ Ben Franklin
    • “Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence.” ~ Anonymous
    • “Marriage is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important” ~ Lisa Hoffman
    • “Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up.” ~ Joseph Barth
    • “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.” ~ Robert Fulghum
    • “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.  The order varies for any given year.” ~ Paul Sweeney

    Religious Toasts

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    For a bride and groom who place great importance upon having a reception that reflects their religious views, the following Bible verses may be incorporated into a toast:

    • “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” ~ Genesis 1:27-28
    • “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” ~ Ephesians 5:23,24,32
    • “Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” ~ Ephesians 4:2-3
    • “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” ~ Mark 10:9
    • “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

    Speak from the Heart

    If you consider yourself bit of an introvert, the thought of giving a wedding toast might seem a bit overwhelming. However, there's nothing to fear. A wedding is a joyous occasion in which guests are ready to laugh or cry at the drop of a hat. With a little practice and a commitment to speaking from the heart, your toast is sure to be a success.

    Written by: The Printable Wedding Team