There is always a lot of fuss about “June brides,” but wedding season is far from over. As fall and holiday weddings loom on the horizon, you might have marriage ceremonies on the brain. And what better way to end a night of dresses and dancing than an epic wedding toast (except maybe an epic wedding toast fail)?
To get you in the mood, we’ve listed some of the best (and worst) wedding toasts on the silver screen.
Who could forget jealous best friend Annie dueling perfect Helen in the longest, most awkward engagement toast of all time?
Jason Segel—I Love You Man
While Jason Segel’s character Sydney gives his fair share of uncomfortable speeches in I Love You Man, his exchange with best friend Peter (Paul Rudd) during Peter’s wedding is both hilarious and endearing. The short and sweet speech begins and ends with a long string of, “I love you man.”
Zach Galifianakis—The Hangover II
Nobody knows Stu and the other guys like Alan (Galifianakis). Unfortunately, Alan also lets it slip in his hilarious wedding toast that Stu has been married before—to an exotic dancer in Las Vegas.
If you’re giving a wedding toast this season, it is almost guaranteed to be more successful than these. However, here are a few tips to make sure it goes smoothly.
1. Be authentic. Don’t try to emulate a speech you heard somewhere else or change your personality to please the crowd. Your friend/family member chose you to give a speech on the most important day of their life for a reason!
2. Keep it short. Some speeches are touching and some speeches are funny, but the easiest way to lose the crowd is to ramble on and on. Keep your speech to five minutes or less!
3. Keep it classy. Yes, your friend may have some cute, embarrassing moments worth sharing, but some things are better kept secret.
Legal Stuff: We should remind everyone that our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. If you’re going to drink, do it legally and responsibly; don’t be stupid =).