So you’ve been asked to give a wedding toast. First off: Congrats! It’s clear that you mean a great deal to the marrying couple, and that they trust you to speak on their behalf in front of everyone that has ever been important to them. No pressure or anything!
The most important thing to know about wedding speeches is that the best ones are both heartfelt and humorous—and, most importantly, well under five minutes. While you’ll want to dive deep into your own memories of and feelings about the couple for the heartfelt bits, zingers don’t necessarily come naturally to all of us. To help you out in the laughs department, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite funny wedding toasts and marriage quotes below. Feel free to borrow with abandon and mix them up as needed—whatever it takes to make your speech really shine!