Customer Reviews of Your Special Wedding Toasts
I was 35 and had never delivered a formal toast before being best man in a wedding in September 2007. I paid only $1.99 for this book but it would have been well-worth the cover price. The book is a simple how-to guide for writing a toast.
The book is 118 pages long, the pages are small, and for a basic toast you only need to read about half of the book. The second half of the book is for special situations (toasts for children, second weddings, post-elopement celebrations, etc.).
The best part was the Toast Questionnaire in Chapter 3. Answering those twelve questions got me started and provided the raw material that became a successful toast two weeks later.
I also purchased and read Wedding Toasts Made Easy by Tom Halibeck, and I recommend that book too.
My toast is going to be GREAT thanks to this book
As the mother of the bride, I was quite nervous about making a toast at the wedding. But after reading this book, I now know my toast is going to be TERRIFIC. I found so many great quotes and poetry to inspire me, and I loved the tips on actually delivering the toast to a room full of people. I know that my daughter is going to love what I have to say to her, and I'm not nervous at all anymore. This is a GREAT book for anyone who will be speaking at a wedding, or at a rehearsal dinner, whatever the need for a well-written and well-delivered toast. I'm recommending this to all of my friends!
I heard Sharon Naylor talk about wedding toasts on NPR, and she said she had plenty of samples in this book. Not only are there tons of toast samples, there are also tons of great quotes to start or end your speech, and she even has a chart on saying 'Cheers' in different languages! This book is terrific! "It's the words that make the wedding," Naylor says, and my fiance and I are going to use this book to propose some great toasts to our parents at the rehearsal dinner too. What a find this book is!