Witty, inspirational, nice, encouraging, and filled with stories. These are a few words that come to mind when we think of toasts - and wine for that matter! No matter what the occasion, there are a few key ways you can make a toast endearing and beautiful, and these words will help you to remember on the fly or during preparation for your next toast.
If you have a witty personality, it can come easily, but if you don't - this may sound intimidating. Just take a deep breath and start off with something witty. Be yourself, and even if you get off to an awkward start - you can always recover in with a witty statement or something clever or funny.
Most likely, you've been asked to give a toast about someone or someones. Whether it's a wedding, graduation, party, or even a funeral. By keeping a toast upbeat and inspirational, you can't go wrong. Do you have something inspiring that the person you're describing has said? This is the perfect time to use it. You can also include an inspriational quote, and then tie it back into how the person exemplified it. Here's an example:
"Charles Swindoll once said, "life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it." When he said this, he had to have been talking about *insert name* because they have always had a positive attitude. In fact, that's what has always inspired me about them. I remember this one time ..."
When making a toast, there is a fine line to tread between funny and cruel. If you're making a toast about someone, it's most likely a big day for them. There will be people from all areas of their life, including parents, teachers, kids, and others. While embarrassing them may feel good in the moment, it generally doesn't feel good later, and there is no need to share about *that one* night in front of the many people who respect them.
Your toast is a wonderful opportunity to encourage the person that you're speaking about. Maybe this milestone they've achieved has been hard, filled with rough patches, and a stretch to their emotional limits. Maybe it's been easy, fun, and a wonderful event to check off their list - either way, this is your chance to encourage their efforts in this new season!
Finally, use LOTS of stories! This is what makes a toast so much fun. Funny stories, stories of personal growth, the stories filled with the crazy adventures you experienced with this person. Witty stories, inspirational stories, nice stories, and encouraging stories. These are what make a toast memorable. The ability to remind everyone why they love the individual in the spotlight is a powerful one - use it wisely.
The Best Toasts at the Best Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks
When you provide the best wine at the Lake of the Ozarks, you obviously get to hear your fair share of toasts. We hope that this acronym will help you either when you're on the fly or preparing in advance. No matter what happens, if you just laugh it off and take a deep breath, you'll do great. Of course, you could really help the situation by drinking a few glasses of our delicious Missouri wine!
Are you looking for an event or wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks? We would be honored if you would celebrate your big day with us! Don't worry, there will be plenty of wine for all of the toasts.
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Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties. Call us today to make reservations for your special event!
Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052