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How to Give a Wedding Toast: 7 Surefire Secrets That Work

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Wondering how to give a wedding toast guests will remember long after the wedding day? Want a cheat sheet featuring seven surefire secrets that work? You’re in luck because today we’re showing you how to give a wedding toast with secrets to make your speech memorable. If you’re the Maid / Matron of Honor or Best Man in an upcoming wedding, chances are you’ve already heard the news: you’re responsible for writing and delivering a toast to the bride and groom at the wedding reception. Now, before you head for the hills and ditch the dutiful badge of honor, relax; the key to giving a memorable wedding toast is proper preparation. Read on to find out our seven favorite surefire, tried-and-true secrets to giving a wedding toast whether you’re a public speaking expert or true beginner. And, in keeping with the true Emmaline Bride handmade wedding spirit, we’re also sharing some amazing hand-painted toasting flutes and wine glasses by Judi Painted It, featured artisan in The Marketplace, to get you in the toasting spirit. Cheers!

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photo credit: andy stenz via this Real Wedding

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Handmade Groomsmen Gifts: Dirty Harry Cuff Links, Traveling Bar, ‘Stache Steins + More!

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One of the big questions that stumped me while planning my wedding was what to buy for the groomsmen in the bridal party. It always seemed easy to find gifts for the bridesmaids, but there was a definite lack of options on the groomsmen gift-buying front. In past years engraved flasks, shot glasses and handkerchiefs seemed to be all the rage. My brother was a groomsmen in a few weddings, and I think after just a couple he had a mini-collection of initialed memorability to his name that he’d likely never use again.

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Ken and Kathryn’s October Wedding Love

Marisa Taylor Photography

We’re ecstatic about this beautiful Delaware wedding captured by Marisa from Marisa Taylor Photography.

Marisa tells us,

“Kathryn and Ken were married on October 23, 2010 in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends at the Frog Hollow Country Club located in Middletown, Delaware. The bride and grooms best friends were their maid of honor and best man, and their adorable 11 month old son Tyler played Jr. Best Man.

The weather was gorgeous, and it was indeed the perfect day for a full wedding. The couple exchanged vows under a gazebo decorated with leaves in wonderful fall colors. The bride wore a beautiful gown with delicate lace and beading and lots of satin ribbon. The groom stepped out in style with a dashing tuxedo with a white jacket, copper vest, and black pants. I had a blast shooting their formal portraits, as the couple were so much fun and so full of laughs. Best wishes and many years to the new Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Kathryn Younker.”

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If you enjoyed this Delaware wedding, you’re sure to love more weddings from Marisa Taylor Photography, a Delaware wedding photographer. You can check out her website here.

All images courtesy of Marisa Taylor Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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