Father Of The Bride Toasts

These father of the bride toasts will leave a memorable impression and express the love you feel for the new couple on their wedding day.

Use them at engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and to close your wedding speech.

Best father of the bride toasts

To start, let’s look at some excellent examples of father of the bride toasts.

Father of the bride toasts examples

Use these toasts to wrap up the father of the bride speech or make a simple toast to the new couple.

Father of the bride toasts to the new couple

1.) Please join me in a toast to [Bride’s name] and [Groom’s name]. [Groom’s name], you have become like a son to me, and I am entrusting (Bride’s name) to you. Cherish every moment you have together. Let us all wish the happy couple a lifetime of joy!

2.) [Bride and Groom], may the future bring you happiness, wisdom, and children so I can be a grandfather! But in all seriousness, I give you my wholehearted blessing, and I know you two will last a lifetime. I am so happy that this day has finally come.

3.) Please stand with me and raise your glass to toast the happy couple. [Bride’s name] has been the light of my life for the past 25 years and today I hand her over to [Groom’s name]. I know he will love and cherish her every bit as much as I do a toast to a happy and healthy life full of endless love and laughter!

4.) Please raise your glass to the newlyweds. When [Bride’s name] was only 13 years old she told me that she wanted to marry [Groom’s name]. I watched them grow from happy and carefree teenagers to happy, loving and caring adults. Let’s offer a toast to many years of wedded bliss!

5.) Before I take a seat I have one last task to perform, and it’s a task that is both my honor and my privilege. Ladies and gentlemen, please raise your glasses and join with me in wishing the newlyweds a long, healthy and very happy future together. To [Bride and partner]!

Engagement party toast

6.) I’d like to take a moment to congratulate [name] and [name] on their engagement. Let’s raise our glasses to a long life filled with happiness and love for both of them. To [name] and [name]!

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Rehearsal dinner toasts

7.) Let me honor the bride and groom for a moment. To my son, [Groom]. Your giving spirit and your love have earned you most a special gift, your bride [Bride]. Cherish her. [Bride], you are indeed a gift from heaven and we welcome you into our family with all our hearts, and we rejoice in [Groom])’s good fortune that he found you, and you him.

8.) I’d like to take a moment to express our joy and heartfelt warmth in welcoming [Bride]’s family into ours. In recent days we’ve had a chance to get to know [Bride’s father] and [Bride’s mother] and their family, and it’s now clear just why [Bride] is such a wonderful woman. She, like many of us, is blessed with giving and nourishing parents. So it’s no surprise she turned out to be the catch she is! My compliments and thanks to [Bride’s father] and [Bride’s mother] for raising such a wonderful lady as [Bride].

Wedding reception toasts

9.) [Bride] and [partner], your life together is just starting and it will take many turns along the way. You’ll have your glory days and you’ll have your sad days. However, if you have each other, you will have all you need.

10.) Please join my wife and I as we raise our glasses to the beautiful, kind, and loving couple. We welcome you to our family, and we look forward to many years of holiday dinners, family vacations, and late-night phone calls. Cheers to [name] and [name]!

11.) As one Father to another, I want to thank [Bride’s father]. He has made [Bride’s mother] and I feel so welcome and [Bride’s mother] and he have hosted such a wonderful wedding. This is a day I will never forget!

12.) I never cry, but I’ll admit I was tearing up during today’s ceremony. How about the rest of you? Wasn’t it beautiful? Let’s toast to the joy, health and long life of the bride and groom!

To the bride, daughter

13.) [Daughter’s name], you will always be my pride and joy. Your happiness is our deepest desire. And so I offer a toast to my lovely daughter and her husband, [name], that the happiness they feel today will last forever.

14.) I raise my glass to toast my daughter [Bride’s name]. She’s dreamed of this day since she was a young girl, and now her dream has come true, complete with her very own Prince Charming. [Bride & Groom], I wish you much love and happiness in your new life together.

15.) A toast to my daughter. She was a gift from God, and I will always be grateful to have been given the honor of being her father. May God continue to bless her and her new husband and grant them safety, love, and happiness all the days of their lives.

16.) My daughter — the delight of my heart and a beautiful bride — is as happy today as I have ever seen her. Today her mother and I gave her away to a special man. I can see why she loves him and I welcome [name] to our family.

To the groom, son in law

17.) When [groom] first showed up at my front door, I never imagined he would be the one to steal my baby’s heart. But here we are today, and I couldn’t be happier for them. Let’s raise our glass to [bride and groom] and wish them many years of happiness!

Short father of the bride toasts

1.) Let your love last forever, and be longer than the last sunset.

2.) One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

3.) True love stands by each other’s side on good days and stands closer on bad days.

4.) Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

5.) Marriage should be a duet — when one sings, the other claps.

6.) May you see each other through the dark days and make all the rest a little brighter.

7.) 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.

8.) Please raise your glass to a long, happy and healthy future for [Bride and Groom].

9.) May your hearts be warm and happy with the lilt of loud laughter every day in every way, and forever and ever after.

Get inspiration from these movie quotes for your wedding speech.

More short toasts

10.) 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.

11.) May all your hopes and dreams come true, and may the memory of this day become dearer with each passing year.

12.) Please raise your glass to the most important people in the room… friends and family.

13.) Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.

14.) To you both, it’s worth bearing in mind that neither of you will ever be perfect, but you can be perfect together.

15.) May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live. May the most you wish for be the least you get.

16.) To the bride and groom, may I wish you health, may I wish you happiness, may I wish you wealth — and everything else you could wish for.

17.) May your love always be added, may it never be subtracted, may your household multiply and may your hearts never be divided!

Simple toasts

18.) May your love be modern enough to survive the times and old-fashioned enough to last forever.

19.) Here’s to the past, for all that you’ve learnt — here’s to the present, for all that you share — here’s to the future, for all that you’ve got to look forward to.

20.) I ask you to join me today in congratulating the bride and groom and wishing them all the best for a long and happy life together.

21.) May the joys you share today be the beginning of a lifetime of great happiness and fulfillment.

22.) A toast: may all sweethearts become married couples, and may all married couples remain sweethearts.

23.) May the joys of today be those of tomorrow. The goblets of life hold no dregs of sorrow.

24.) There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.

25.) Please join me today in wishing [Bride] and [Groom] every happiness possible and long and joyful life together as husband and wife.

26.) Before I hand over to my brand new son-in-law [name], aka the Groom, please grab your glasses, get on your feet and let’s toast the happy couple.

27.) May you have love, health, and wealth, but most importantly, may you have the time to enjoy them all.

28.) Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand and join me in a toast to the happy couple, [name and name], the Bride and Groom.

29.) Finally, it’s my great pleasure to invite you all to stand and raise your glasses in a toast to our wonderful Bride and Groom!

Touching father of the bride speech-ending toasts

1.) Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.

2.) To be able to find your soul mate is a true blessing. Let us raise a glass to the bride and groom. Thank you for sharing your blessing of happiness with all of us.

3.) Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.

4.) To the lovely bride and groom, here are my wishes for you. May you always have a place to call home and may you always be surrounded by those you love.

5.) Life is wonderful. Just take a moment, and reflect on the beauty, and gloriousness of life. Now, with that thought in your minds and hearts, let’s all wish [Bride and Groom] a life filled with their own share of beauty and glory, and that they in turn may give it in double measure to their children and loved ones.

6.) Love is the lifespring of our existence. The more love you give, the happier you feel and the more love you will have within you to give.

More heartfelt toasts

7.) And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

8.) A successful marriage is not about finding a person you can live with, but finding a person that you can’t live without and I know you’ve found that with each other.

9.) Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

10.) To my daughter and her husband
May you grow old together
And may the love you feel this day
Stay in your hearts forever.

11.) The great secret of successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.

Heartfelt toast for the father of the bride

Traditional father of the bride toasts

1.) Fatherly advice:
The way to happiness is to
Keep your heart free from resentment,
Your mind free from worry.
Live simply… Expect little… Give much.

2.) Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:7

3.) There’s nothing more admirable than two people who see eye to eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
Homer

4.) Grow old with me. The best is yet to be, the last of life for which the first was made.
Robert Browning

Toast quotes

5.) Insomuch as love grows you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.
St. Augustine

6.) When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan

7.) A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

8.) It is written, when children find true love, parents find true joy. Here’s to your joy and ours from this day forward.
Unknown

9.) It is a full-time job being honest one moment at a time, remembering to love, to honor, to respect. It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
Jasmine Guy

10.) To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.
Mark Twain

11.) A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
Andre Maurois

12.) Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
Joseph Leunig

13.) The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

More quote toasts

14.) The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.
Fawn Weaver

15.) Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

16.) Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.
Tom Mullen

17.) Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

18.) There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

19.) The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.
Sir Harold Nicolson

20.) The man or woman you really love will never grow old to you. Through the wrinkles of time, through the bowed frame of years, you will always see the dear face and feel the warm heart union of your eternal love.
Alfred A. Montapert

Funny father of the bride toasts

1.) Always remember to fight with two words, ‘Yes Dear.’
Unknown

2.) A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.

3.) Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller

4.) Marriage (noun). The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

5.) A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he’s finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

6.) Raise your glasses to both [her partner] and me as we’ve each gained something this fine and blessed day. He/She gains a wife and a companion for life — while I gain a whole new stack of bills to pay.

7.) It’s time for me to stop talking and you to start drinking. So please raise your glasses and let’s toast Mrs and Mr [name], the Bride and Groom!

8.) Before we raise a glass to the newlyweds, I’d like to share a Pauline Thomason quote with you: ‘Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.’ To the happy couple!

9.) To keep your marriage brimming with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

10.) Before we raise our glasses to the happy couple, I’d like to make a toast to wives and lovers everywhere — may they never, ever cross paths!

Clever toasts

11.) Here’s to marriage and loving forever — here’s to my daughter, who’s pretty and clever — here’s to the man who today said I will. Let’s drink to their health… and I’ll pay the bill.

12.) May your life together be long and joyous, but not so happy that you forget your best friend (me)!

13.) Marriage — as its veterans know well — is the continuous process of getting used to things you hadn’t expected.
Tom Mullen

14.) To the two secrets to a long-lasting happy marriage: Here’s to a good sense of humor — and a short memory!

15.) May she share everything with her husband, including the housework.
Proverb

Irish toasts

1.) May there be a generation of children on the children of your children. Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and a return to Old Ireland.

2.) May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

3.) May the meaning of this hour be fulfilled through the days and years to come.

4.) May the grace of God’s protection
And His great love abide
Within your home — within the hearts
Of all who dwell inside.

5.) May you have love that never ends,
lots of money, and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do,
and may God send many blessings to you!

6.) May your troubles be less,
And your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.

More Irish toasts

7.) 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.

8.) Here’s to the groom with the bride so fair, and here’s to the bride with the groom so rare!

9.) May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.

10.) Wishing you the happiness of a leprechaun’s gold,
And a day of songs of love that will never grow old!

11.) May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more.
And nothing but happiness come through your door.

12.) May the wind be always at your back,
may the warm rays of sun fall upon your home.

13.) May the sound of happy music,
And the lilt of Irish laughter,
Fill your heart with gladness,
That stays forever after.

Check out these famous Irish toasts.


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