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length of a wedding toast
Toasting
March 1, 2020

What is the perfect length of a wedding toast?

A good wedding toast makes the bride and groom and their guests laugh and cry in a matter of minutes, so the perfect length of a wedding toast is just a few minutes. When you see eyes begin to glaze over, you know that the length of a wedding toast is too long. You can call upon a number of guests to give toasts including: √ the best man √ maid of honor √ father of the bride √ father of the groom √ the mothers √ additional family and friends designated by the bride and groom. The more toasts,…
movie wedding toasts
Toasting
December 23, 2019

Make ‘em cry and you’ve given a great wedding toast!

The best wedding toasts make your audience laugh and cry. Here’s the rub: it’s harder to make people laugh than cry. Not everything is funny. So Owen Wilson’s advice to Rachel McAdams in "The Wedding Crashers" (below) is spot-on: speak from the heart, make e’m cry, and your wedding toast will be a winner. Let’s explore some great movie wedding toasts for more toasting wisdom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCYlgGWaJ78 The Rachel McAdams character tried to be funny in the clip above, but her jokes fell about as flat as a Kansas plain from a scene in The Wizard of Oz. McAdams regained the…
one minute wedding toast
Toasting
November 4, 2019

How to give a one minute wedding toast (and why you should!)

How many bad wedding toasts have you heard at a Cincinnati wedding? Too many! Long toasts get boring fast, and frankly, most toasts ARE too long. It’s simply hard for an average Joe to pull off a scintillating toast that dazzles your guests. So what do you do? Keep it short by making a one minute wedding toast. The best toasts have a natural, ad-libbed feel to them, and that’s much easier if you can keep it short. But, as Mark Twain said, “It usually takes three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” So, if you’re willing to take…
joint wedding toast
Toasting
July 29, 2019

Tighten up your wedding celebration with a joint wedding toast.

Cincinnati wedding celebrations soar to new heights when graced with dazzling toasts. Sadly, most toasters are inexperienced and their efforts sputter. Some weddings suffer because they allow too many toasts. A good way to tighten up your upcoming celebration is to utilize a joint wedding toast. Let’s say you want your best man and maid of honor to each make a toast. But suppose one of your mothers and one of your fathers also wants to make a toast. That may be too many.  You risk disrupting the flow of your party, especially if toasts ramble on too long and…