Skip to comments.A toast for my Daughter's Wedding
Posted on 09/08/2010 1:07:24 PM PDT by Bean Counter
Well my Freeper friends, we are finally down to where the rubber meets the road, and I think it's time to have a bit of cheer among all of the gloom. I have not been posting much here at Free Republic of late, and have been on a bit of hiatus for about four months, or at least since my Daughter decided to marry her Soldier this coming Saturday.
We are hosting the wedding here in our home at Noon, reception to follow for about 80 invited guests. It looks like it may be showery, so we have canopies ordered for the yard, and our bar on the patio where the caterer will be serving. Everything is coming together very nicely, our rehearsal is Thursday, rentals are delivered on Friday, (so is the portable can...) and the caterer will be here on Saturday by 10 AM for final setup.
They say that there are five great stresses that married couples can confront in life: Death of a spouse, Death of a child, Divorce, your Daughter's wedding in your living room, and the Reception that follows.
So far we have survived two of five with three days to go, and we haven't buried hatchets in each others' heads, and our next stop will NOT be a divorce attorney....we think we've done quite well on this considering some of the horror stories people share, along with some of the damnedest behavior and fashion statements made at the weddings we have all attended.
We were at a friend's wedding last Sunday and I have never seen so much "Va Voom!" on display at one time. One gal from the Bride's family had an arse that rivaled anything a Kardashian ever produced, and it was stuffed into a tight red dress that Snookie would have been embarrassed to be seen wearing in public.
We are counting our blessings!
While we're at it, let's hear some of your favorite horror stories so I can convince my wife that things really could be much, much worse....
We do have guests who are British Subjects, so an opening Toast "The Queen, God Save Her" is in order.
Next I would like suggestions for a good Toast to the Bride and Groom.
Last, I will be toasting the Mother of the Bride, and I do not need help with that....
Thanks in advance for all suggestions, please keep it clean, (there is a difference between Ribald and Obscene...) funny and/or wise.
I’ll take the gal in the red dress, if the rest of her is any good;)
My brother in law, at the wedding of his daughter, expressed relief that finally someone else was assuming her debts.
I’ve no suggestions, but wish you good luck!
Congratulations, and enjoy the wedding festivities. My son married last summer, and it was just an amazing weekend,right up there in the best memories of my lifetime (of course, the bride’s family had done most of the work).
An acquaintance’s daughter got married a few years back. When the minister asked, “Who gives this Bride?”, he replied, “Her mother, my checkbook, and I.”
Good luck, and congratulations.
“May you lie, and cheat, and steal for the rest of your lives”.
Pause for effect......
“May you lie in each other’s arms, every night”.
“May you cheat time and live happy, prosperous, and blessed long lives”.
“May you steal every minute you can from the outside world, and spend them only on each other”.
I hope you get some good toast suggestions. I have to do the toast at my brother’s wedding in October and I don’t have a clue what I’m going to say. I hardly know his intended, I have only met her once!
Just remember to combine the humor with something from the heart. Perhaps an important moment in you and your daughters life. Tie it together and you’ll be fine.
Aw, that is wonderful.
I remember you! God’s rich blessings on you and your family as it continues to grow!! I have only one suggestion—ENJOY the day!
I’ve heard a lot of rambling, long, obnoxious toasts - mostly from young guys half shot in the ass. I suspect a welcome to the family would be appropriate - but keep it short! The other 79 people will be ever so thankful.....
WHATEVER you say, make it from the heart, and do NOT try to wing it.
Found this site - good luck and God Bless.
Just be sure to tell the Bride and Groom to be respectful of each other always and forever and for them to be kind to each other always and forever and mostly to be CONSIDERATE of each other always and forever. If they do that...they will not only have a long and happy marriage but...they will always be reminded of what love truly means.
God bless them and our wish for them is to live happily together as man and wife always and forever.
:) As for the Father of the Bride...you don’t need any suggestions...just sit back and be proud.
I like short and sweet. Use this one after a short speech with the usual blessings:
"May you grow in beauty and strength as the vines of the field."
"May your blessings be as bountiful as the fruit of that vineyard."
"And may your love be as sweet and rich as the wine made from the grapes of your harvest."
Yeah, chicks dig it.
“I should like to take this opportunity to say a word or two about Martin. As far as I am concerned, my daughter could not have chosen a more delightful, charming, witty, responsible, wealthy — let’s not deny it, well-placed, good looking, and fertile young man, than Martin, as her husband.”
“And I therefore ask the question, why the hell did she marry Gerald instead!?”
I dont know about a toast, but as we stood at the altar at my oldest daughter’s wedding I told my future son in law, “No givebacks”.
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