How To Propose A Toast, If You’re The Bride
Here’s a sample toast: (Bride looks directly at her parents, and says…)
“For a long time, we have been caught up in the excitement of planning this wedding. I am very grateful to you both for all of your help and support. Now, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you publicly how much you mean to me and how I appreciate all the special gifts you have given me: the gift of your patience, your support, your kindness. These are all gifts that I can never repay,but of all your gifts none are more appreciated than the greatest gift of all—your love.
“I will never forget that.
“Thank you ever so much…
(Now turn to audience, raise your glass, and say…) “to my Mom and Dad.”
–excerpted and adapted from “Diane Warner’s Complete Book of Wedding Vows”
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