Short Wedding Toasts

This list of short wedding toasts is all you need to make an impactful short toast at a wedding.

We’ve included many short toast examples for all members of the wedding party. When you’re looking to keep it short and sweet, these are the toasts for you. Just ask the wedding guests to raise their glasses and then deliver your toast to honor the newlyweds on their wedding day!


    Best short wedding toasts

    These short wedding toasts are easy to remember and the perfect way to wrap up your wedding speech. Celebrate the new couple with a toast!

    1.) May the most you wish for be the least you get.

    2.) May the best of your yesterdays be the worst of your tomorrows.

    3.) May you both live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

    4.) May you grow old together on one pillow.

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

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

    Short wedding toasts about love

    7.) To love, laughter and a happily ever after.

    8.) May you be friends to each other as only lovers can, and may you love each other as only best friends can.

    9.) May their joys be as bright as the morning and their sorrows but shadows that fade in the sunlight of love.

    Marriage toasts

    10.) Look down, you gods, and on this couple drop a blessed crown.

    11.) Let us raise our glasses to the happy couple. May you grow old on one pillow.

    12.) May God be with you and bless you.

    13.) To the new couple, your fairy tale is only beginning.

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    Short wedding toasts for wedding party

    Are you a member of the wedding party and would like to deliver a quick toast to honor the newlyweds? Well, we’ve got the right wedding toast for you! Check out the selection below.

    1.) The happy couple — may we all live to be present at their golden wedding.

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

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

    4.) May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

    5.) Here’s to health and prosperity, to you and all your posterity.

    6.) 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.

    7.) May your voyage through life be as happy and as free as the dancing waves on the deep blue sea.

    Best Man toasts

    8.) Cap off your best man speech with a short toast to honor the new couple!

    9.) To long life and happiness — for your life will be my happiness.

    10.) To be able to find your soul mate is a true blessing. Let us raise a glass to the new couple. Thank you for sharing your blessing of happiness with all of us.

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

    12.) May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your troubles as light as its foam.

    13.) May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for.

    14.) May you live as long as you like, and have all you like, for as long as you live.

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    Maid of Honor / Bridesmaid toasts

    15.) May I see you gray and combing your grandchildren’s hair.

    16.) Let’s drink to love, which is nothing — unless it’s divided by two.

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

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

    19.) May your love be added – May it never be subtracted – May your household multiply and may your hearts never be divided!

    20.) May the light of friendship guide your paths together – May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home – May the joy of living for one another trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your eye.

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    Father of the Bride toasts

    21.) Here’s to your joy and ours, from this day forward.

    22.) Live life to the fullest — remember, this is the first day of the rest of your life.

    23.) May all your troubles be little ones and all your little ones be trouble-free.

    24.) May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.

    25.) 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.

    26.) May your wedding days be few and your anniversaries many.

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

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    Groomsmen toasts

    28.) To be able to find your ;soul mate is a true blessing. Let us raise a glass to the happy couple.

    29.) Let your love endure beyond the last sunset.

    30.) To the lamp of love — may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

    31.) May good fortune follow you all your days, and never catch up with you.

    32.) May your hearts be as warm as your hearthstone.

    Short advice toasts for newlyweds

    Incorporate a little advice in your short wedding toast with these wise words of wisdom.

    1.) Never forget what is worth remembering and what is best forgotten.

    2.) Remember the love you feel today. Look back on it daily and measure how much it has grown.

    3.) May the love you’ve expressed to each other today always be the first thoughts during any trying times in the future.

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

    5.) A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck and finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.

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

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    Short, funny toasts for a laugh

    Make a big impact at the wedding with a funny toast. These cheers will get an unexpected laugh at rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.

    1.) May ‘for better or worse’ be far better than worse.

    2.) Here’s to the bride, may she share everything with her husband, and that includes the housework.

    3.) Here’s to the groom, a man who was able to keep his head, but lost his heart.

    4.) Always remember the most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.’

    5.) May you live each day like your last and live each night like your first.

    6.) Here’s to the newlyweds — may these two share everything with each other… and that includes the chores!

    7.) Here’s to the groom, a man who kept his head even while he lost his heart.

    Funny quotes to toast the new couple

    8.) The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
    Henny Youngman

    9.) Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.
    Pauline Thomason

    10.) It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
    Rita Rudner

    11.) Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.
    Joyce Brothers

    12.) Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
    Phyllis Diller

    13.) A good marriage is one where each partner secretly suspects they got the better deal.

    14.) It’s now or never, isn’t it?
    Harry Potter

    15.) Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
    Benjamin Franklin

    16.) By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

    More funny wedding toasts and cheers.

    Short wedding toast quotes

    A unique way to deliver a toast to the happy couple is with a famous quote. Just say something like, “I’d like to toast the new couple with these words from _________,” followed by the quote.

    1.) May a flock of blessings light upon thy back.
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

    2.) You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
    E.E. Cummings

    3.) The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.
    Amy Grant

    4.) May their joys be as deep as the ocean and their misfortunes as light as the foam.

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

    6.) The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.
    William Lyon Phelps

    7.) What’s meant to be will always find a way.
    Trisha Yearwood

    8.) May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.

    9.) Happiness is only real when shared.
    Jon Krakauer

    10.) There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day, knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.
    Ronald Reagan

    11.) God, the best maker of all marriages, Combine your hearts in one.
    William Shakespeare, King Henry V

    12.) When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
    When Harry Met Sally

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    Quotes about love

    13.) For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    14.) Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
    Loretta Young

    15.) True love is wealth… with it, you need nothing else.

    16.) Love is a present, so open it happily.
    Sepatu Usang

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

    18.) Nothing is real but dreams and love.
    Anna de Noailles

    19.) Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
    Franklin P. Jones

    20.) There is only one happiness in life — to love and be loved.
    George Sand

    21.) Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as difficult as that.
    Michael Leunig

    22.) To love another person is to see the face of God.
    Victor Hugo

    23.) Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    Lao Tzu

    24.) Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

    Traditional proverbs and blessings

    If you want to take a more traditional approach to toasting, these time-tested lines and bible verses can be used to honor the marrying couple.

    1.) Where there is love, there is no darkness.
    Burundi proverb

    2.) Deep love is stronger than life.
    Jewish proverb

    3.) But rich or poor, quick or slow, may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
    Irish toast

    4.) May your love be like the misty rain, gentle coming in but flooding the river.
    Traditional African blessing

    5.) For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.
    Irish blessing

    Short Bible verses

    6.) Follow the way of love.
    I Corinthians 14:1

    7.) I found the one whom my soul loves.
    Song of Solomon 3:4

    8.) Two are better than one.
    Ecclesiastes 4:9

    Short wedding toasts to the bride and groom

    9.) Here’s to the bride and groom with hearts of gold, may their love continue to grow as they grow old.

    10.) To the bride and groom, may your love be as endless as your wedding rings.

    11.) Here’s to the husband and here’s to the wife. May the two of you continue to remain lovers for life.

    12.) To the bride and groom — may we all be invited to your golden wedding celebrations.

    13.) Here is to the groom with a bride so fair, and here is to a bride with a groom who is so rare.

    14.) Here’s to love, laughter and happily ever after. As the groom and bride start their new life, let’s toast the new husband and wife!

    Use short wedding toasts for:

    • Engagement celebrations
    • Rehearsal dinner
    • Wedding reception
    • Wedding speeches
    • Wedding cards
    • Wedding anniversaries

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 10/28/2022