The Wedding Toast. A Welcome. A Thank You.
Watching Billy Crystal host the Academy Awards is a real treat. Witnessing Steve Jobs unveil the latest gadget offering from Apple had an unmistakable excitement to it. Letting Barack Obama capture you with his careful delivery of carefully chosen words has won him two presidencies.
Have you ever witnessed an amazing speech at a wedding? Maybe a not so amazing one?
The thought and preparation that can go into a wedding speech is often very evident and plays an important role into the success (or otherwise) of this moment at a wedding reception. The people who’ve been given this honour, who do their part by putting in some effort to think about what they’re going to say and how to say it, can capture the attention of an audience of guests in only a few moments. This plays a large part in the overall experience of the evening for not only the bride & groom, but everyone they’ve invited.
In 2012, I incorporated something in order to positively effect these moments of toast deliveries and welcome to the families for all of the weddings I was involved in. It was Tom Haibeck’s book, “Wedding Toasts Made Easy”. I delivered a copy of it to mostly everyone that presented a toast or a welcome this past year. I can say with a lot of confidence, that it’s had an incredible impact on the words that were delivered. I don’t think I witnessed a bad toast all year!
If you want to find your own copy of Tom’s book, check the following link to purchase your own copy. It’s well worth your investment.
In the meantime, enjoy this incredible “Thank You” that was presented by Tom Fletcher at his December 2012 wedding. He is one of the lead vocalists and guitarists of the English pop rock band McFly. In it’s first 5 days online (up to the point of this writing), it’s been viewed over 5,000,000 times! It’s worth your time, trust me.
Dave Ternier :: Master of Ceremonies :: Disc Jockey