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Wedding Toasts and Blessings For When Your Mind Goes Blank

Looking for a wedding toast or blessing? Over the years I’ve attended a lot of weddings and given many a wedding card. Finding the right words for a wedding toast brings flashbacks of standing before my peers in a third grade spelling bee—my mind goes blank.

Writing a blessing on a wedding card is a little more personal than just signing my name, but finding the right words often burns more brain cells than I have available when I’m trying to get my kids, and the pastor, out the door and to the wedding.

Here are my favorites from my collection of wedding toasts and blessings, gathered over many years of being in ministry.

I invite you to jot them down in a journal or keep them in a computer file for easy access—ready for this summer’s crop of weddings.

May your future be blessed with exciting adventures and wonderful friends to share the journey with you.

Marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves—making in all, two.

May you grow old together on one pillow.

See a happy marriage with wholeness of heart, but do not expect to reach the Promised Land without going through some wilderness together.

May your love endure beyond the last sunset.

To the lamp of love—may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.

May your children be blessed with rich parents!

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.

Here’s to the groom with bride so fair, and here’s to the bride with groom so rare. Here’s to marriage, one soul in two bodies.

Do you have a favorite wedding toast or blessing to contribute?

You might also enjoy 5 Surprising Benefits of Creating a Blessing.

Now… go make someones day!




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  1. Carolyn

    I don’t have a favorite ‘toast’ to add, but I do have to say that these are all encouraging words for someone who’s been married for 31 years and working hard to make it work!

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