Wedding Toast Ideas

Inspiration in Quotes and Proverbs to Use in Your Wedding Speech

As the final words you leave with guests the wedding toast sums up your feelings and blessings for the couple. When it comes to giving a wedding toast there are two options: a toast of your own or a borrowed quote or proverb. If you're especially poetic a toast of your own creation can uniquely express your good wishes for the couple. For those struggling to word their toast, a proverb, quote or line from a poem can perfectly convey your thoughts. Here are a handful of the thousands of available wedding quotes and proverbs:

Toast to the Bride from the Groom:

  • "Grow old with me! The best is yet to be; the last of life, for which, the first is made." ~ Robert Browning
  • "Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." ~ Walter Winchell
  • "A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Here's to you, my beautiful bride." ~ John Keats

Toast to the Groom from the Bride:

  • "Wherever I roam, whatever realms I see, my heart un-traveled fondly turns to thee." ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  • "I love you more today than yesterday, but less than tomorrow." ~ Angela Gerardi
  • "I have known many; liked not a few; loved only one; I toast to you" ~ Traditional Irish Toast

Toast to the Couple from the Parents:

  • "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." ~ Henry Ford
  • "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings." ~ Hodding Carter

Toast to the Couple (from anyone):

  • "Heaven give you many, many merry days!" ~ Shakespeare (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
  • "May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward." ~ Irish Proverb
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