How to give a wedding toast: speech writing tips for wedding guests

Wedding toast tips for nervous wedding guests!

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Need to learn how to give a wedding toast? Giving a toast at a wedding or event is a big deal, and for a lot of people, public speaking evokes feelings of extreme terror… which reminds me of this quote from Jerry Seinfeld.

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”

It doesn’t have to be this way! I promise, by then end of this article, you’ll be raising a glass to toast the success of your own future toasting (that is meta).

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Celebrity wedding hair inspiration: 3 gorgeous hairstyles inspired by the stars


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Celebrities can serve as a really great form of inspiration for brides! From red carpets events to even their own wedding day looks, celebrities offer a different take on some styles you may not have thought to try for yourself! When it comes to picking a wedding hairstyle, you have more options than just the ones you see on Pinterest and Bridal Magazines – just look to your favorite stars for the ultimate celebrity wedding hair inspiration!

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A colorful and cool Smog Shoppe wedding by Chloe Moore Photography

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Sometimes, you see a wedding that is just plain cool. Like, I-want-to-hang-out-and-have-a-beer-with-this-couple cool. And if I could be friends with any couple we’ve featured so far on Wedding Party, I have to say Jessica and Stratton would definitely be on my short list! Their ultra-cool Smog Shoppe wedding, featured today, was a whimsical blend of hip details, fun kicks (their wedding gifts to each other!), bright pops of pink and a so-in-love bride and groom.

Captured elegantly by Chloe Moore Photography, this is one wedding you won’t want to miss — seriously we’re smitten. Just wait until you see the first look…

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Alternate wedding day timelines: Ditch the Saturday night wedding for these cool ideas!

Gorgeous night time sparkler wedding photo

Thomas Steibl

When planning your wedding, you may feel that you need to go the route most-often traveled when it comes to the day and time – Saturday, early afternoon, followed by a nighttime cocktail hour and reception that goes into the wee hours of the night. This is what we most often see planning tips for, and most venues automatically assume that this is when you want to book and hold your event.

However, perhaps you want a smaller, intimate daytime affair. Or maybe you only want to have a cocktail hour reception with appetizers and drinks, instead of a full-blown night of dinner and dancing – that’s even better!

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