“People Who Shouldn't Give Wedding Toasts” Video By Soren And Jolles Teaches Us Some Valuable Wedding Toast Do's And Don'ts
Wedding season is upon us, and you know what that means, right? Yep: Wedding toasts. But hey, at least comedy duo Soren and Jolles are here to teach us some valuable wedding toast do's and don'ts, right? Their latest video for Pixable, “People Who Shouldn't Give Wedding Toasts,” illustrates in glorious live action exactly the kinds of people who should never be let loose on a microphone at a wedding. Are you getting married soon? Do you have someone like these folks in your life? Then gird your loins — and prepare to ask the DJ to keep a lockdown on any and all sound-making devices.
Obviously no single person can be boiled down to one particular type, but sometimes large gatherings have a tendency to bring out the worst in us. Case in point: The types seen in this video. While they all display their bad habits in different ways, though, what they all have in common is this: They're using their wedding toasts to make everything all about them. Let's all just take a moment to remind ourselves that a wedding is about the bride and groom, or the brides, or the grooms, or whatever other arrangement the people tying the knot might have — and no one else. Accordingly, we'd all do well to make the toast about them. They're our friends after all, right? Let's use the time to celebrate both them and the journey on which they're about to embark. Just, y'know… don't make these wedding toast mistakes while you're at it.
Here are six do's and don'ts of making a wedding toast as illustrated by Soren and Jolles. Scroll down to watch the full video!
1. DON'T: Turn your wedding toast into a personals ad.
Sorry, Guy (or Gal) Who Wants To Get Laid, but now is not the appropriate time for you to talk yourself up for all the singles in the room.
2. DO: Put some effort into your delivery.
How you deliver your wedding toast is just as important as what you say in it, so by all means, put in some practice for it. Just try to avoid turning it into a standup routine or a performance art piece, though, yes? You're not auditioning for a room full of casting directors; you're honoring your happily wedded pals.
3. DON'T: Air your dirty laundry.
If that's the way you really felt about your “friend” the bride or groom, then why did you agree to head up their wedding party in the first place?
4. DO: Add a few personal touches.
It's OK to get a little emotional. You might want to avoid getting a lot emotional, but hey, that's what tissues are for.
5. DO: Take it easy on the open bar.
I realize that sometimes the open bar is the only thing that gets you through a wedding… but don't get sloppy. It will only taste of regret in the morning.
6. DON'T: Panic.
You can do it! I believe in you!
Watch the full video below:
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