March 2015

March 9, 2015

Know Your Audience 

"While the most obvious tip for a wedding toast would be to keep it brief, it's always also a good idea to remember that you're speaking to the entire gathering of guests, not just the bride and groom. Anecdotal stories and sweet memories are great, but try to avoid inside jokes that no on else will understand."—Rachel Sackheim, Director of Sales and Events, 

Start off Strong

"Never begin a toast with your struggle to write it. Things like 'I didn't know what I was going to say today ' tells everyone they have nothing to look forward to for the next several minutes."—Liz Banfield, Owner, 

Keep It Short and Sweet

"If you give a toast that is more than a few minutes long, you'll start to notice people looking at their phones."—Chellise Michael, Owner, 

Make It Personal

"Bring an item like a picture or a keepsake resembling your relationship with the bride or groom to grab the audience's attention."—Desi Mendoza, Owner, 

End on a High Note

"I always recommend keeping it under three minutes, speaking from the heart, and ending on a high note!"—Jennifer Zabinski, Founder and President, 

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