When you assume the responsibility of writing the perfect wedding toast, the pressure is on in a lot of ways. Before you get started reading this article, you might want to read about how to write a great wedding toast.
It can be tempting to gush each and every one of your happy feelings in a lengthy ode to the new couple, but there's nothing wrong with keeping it short and sweet.
Better to knock the guests out with a short, entertaining toast than put them to sleep!
Consider incorporating any of these examples into your heartfelt sentiments about the happy couple. This gallery of well wishes is perfect for celebrating a bride and groom on their special day, whether you're seeking major wedding toast inspiration or just want to spice up what you've already written.
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." (from William Shakespeare's "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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"Look down, you gods, and on this couple drop a blessed crown."
"May 'for better or worse' be far better than worse."
"May all your hopes and dreams come true, and may the memory of this day become dearer with each passing year."
"May all your ups and downs come only in the bedroom."
"May God be with you and bless you."
"May I see you gray and combing your grandchildren's hair."
"May the best of your yesterdays be the worst of your tomorrows."
"May the blessings of light be upon you, light without and light within, and in all your comings and goings, may you ever have a kindly greeting from them you meet along the road."
"May the future hold your happiness. May the future hold your health. May your heart hold your love, and may your arms hold your babies, yet to come. Here’s to your future happiness together!"
"May the joys of today be those of tomorrow. The goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow."
"May the joys you share today be the beginning of a lifetime of great happiness and fulfillment."
"May the light of friendship guide your paths together. May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home. May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips a twinkle from your eye."
"May the love you've expressed to each other today always be the first thoughts during any trying times in the future."
"May the most you wish for be the least you get."
"May the road rise up 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. And may you be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead."
"May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past."
"May there always be work for your hands to do. May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane. May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you. And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."
"May there be a generation of children on the children of your children."
"May we never forget what is worth remembering and what is best forgotten."
"May you be friends to each other as only lovers can, and may you love each other as only best friends can."
"May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends."
"May you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live."
"May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for."
"May you grow old together on one pillow."
"May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold. And at the end of all your rainbows
may you find a pot of gold."
"May you have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head. May you be 100 years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead."
"May you have love, health and wealth, but most importantly, may you have the time to enjoy them all."
"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and the road downhill all the way to your door."
"May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward."
"May you live each day like your last and live each night like your first."
"May you never lie, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie with each other. And if you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink with us for we all love you and wish you both the love and happiness of which you deserve."
"May you see each other through many dark days and make all the rest a little brighter."
"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."
"May your heart be light and happy. May your smile be big and wide. And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside."
"May your heart be warm and happy with the lilt of loud laughter every day in every way, and forever and ever after."
"May your hearts be as warm as your hearthstone."
"May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your troubles as light as its foam."
"May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever."
"May your refrigerator always be filled with Budweiser, and may all of your ups and downs be under the covers."
"May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your hearts be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright happy hours that stay with you all year long."
"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door."
"My wish is that your marriage will be a thing of beauty and a joy forever, always as beautiful as you are today, [Bride]. And may the loveliness of your marriage increase with each year. Here’s to the bride and groom."
"Never forget what is worth remembering and what is best forgotten."
"Remember the love you feel today. Look back on it daily and measure how much it has grown."
"To keep your marriage brimming with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."