Wondering how to write an epic lesbian wedding toast?
Any toast is important and it’s one of the most important moments of the whole wedding reception.
A toast for an LGBTQ wedding is no different than any other.
It involves a lot of passion, a lot of commitment and the power to reach the end without bursting in tears.
Read on to learn how to write a great toast!
Writing The Perfect Lesbian Wedding Toast
When you start writing your lesbian wedding speech, it’s hard to know exactly where to begin.
What do you say? How do you say it? What should a lesbian wedding speech contain?
Here’s my first tip- just start! Seriously. Grab a pen and piece of paper and get going.
Don’t worry about length, language, or any other details right now. Just jot down all of your thoughts.
Think about some of the best wedding toasts for gay couples that you’ve heard at other receptions.
Don’t copy them, but make notes about what made them so epic to help inspire your own speech.
Once you have your thoughts down, put it all into a draft. Here’s some tips to keep in mind as you finalize it.
Who are you? Tell everyone who you are and what your relationship with the couple is.
Don’t focus too much on yourself, though, as this is their big day and they are the focus of the action.
If you feel comfortable enough you can also try to make a joke, but it’s important to keep it short and classy, as you’re trying to make everyone feel good, and not offend anyone.
Share some memories
As their best man or woman, you surely have some very emotional memories with them. Now is the time to share them!
Tell the guests how they met, how beautiful the proposal was or share some insights about how gentle and caring they are with each other.
If you’re giving a bride to bride speech, you can talk about how you met your special someone.
Let everybody know how powerful their love is and how they were made for each other.
Lesbian wedding speeches are truly emotional and chances of finding a love like theirs anywhere else are very slim.
Offer Some Deep Words of Wisdom
Whether you’re giving them advice on their relationship or just wishing them all the best in the world, it will be appreciated.
There are a lot of quotes you can use in order to truly express your feelings regarding their love and we have some examples here.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.Martin Luther King Jr.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.Lao Tzu
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.Sarah Dessen
The power of love is that it sees all people.Dr. DaShanne Stokes
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.When Harry Met Sally
Love is about finding someone who pulls you to them even when reason might tell you otherwise. Someone who pushes you out of your comfort zone, not because of them doing or saying anything, necessarily, but because they make you want to try new things. They make you want to be daring, because maybe something new and scary doesn’t feel quite as scary by their side.Haley Cass, “Those Who Wait” (2020)
The more you love, the more love you have to give. It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite.Christina Westover
It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they’re destined to be.Michelle Yeoh
There’s a Greek legend. No, it’s in something Plato wrote: about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander around searching for their other half, and when they find him or her, they are finally whole and perfect.Nancy Garden
Everyone deserves a chance at love, and in a world where there are still people who don’t believe in this, it is nice to be reminded that your love is valid, no matter what.Mahrael Boutros
Sometimes the only transportation you need is a leap of faith.Clare Lydon, “Twice in a Lifetime” (2017)
There’s happiness, and then there’s love and then there’s completion.Ellen DeGeneres
I believe in a world where impossible things happen. Where love can outstrip brutality, can neutralize it, as though it never was, or transform it into something new and more beautiful.Carmen Maria Machado, “Her Body and Other Parties” (2017)
You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a lifetime.Cristina Marrero
The way I see it, life is about growth, struggle, and trying to expand your love of self and of other people. Also to really try hard not to cause harm. To cultivate a way of life that is harmless.Alice Walker, Ms. magazine interview (1999)
As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product.Sara Paddison
You deserve to be affirmed, you deserve to be seen, you deserve all the happiness, all the joy.Janet Mock, American Civil Liberties Union interview (2014)
How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle.Patricia Highsmith
It’s really not important if you are giving a bride-to-bride speech or if you are the maid of honor or best man. All that matters is that you mean everything you say and you do it with passion.
You show everyone how happy the couple is, how much they love each other and that love really is forever.
When you’re composing your wedding toast for the gay couple, keep in mind that you should cover most of the important moments of their life.
How they met, where they met, what mutual passions they share and how happy they make each other. Go ahead and create the perfect lesbian wedding toast and share the love with everybody!
Did you ever give a lesbian wedding toast? Share your tips below!
I’m a freelance journalist/writer/content marketer with BA Hons in Journalism.