Here is some Wedding Toast Protocol, where you can learn what to say.
So where do I find the best toast and what makes the best toast for a best man to give on his friend or brother or other relation, the groom, on his wedding day? Below I have outlined some pointers. I have watched the toast being given at weddings now for more than 30 years and I have learned a few things about what to do and what not to do and what to say and what not to say. There is a current trend that has the best man making fun of the groom and telling uncomfortable and embarrassing stories from his past history. I recommend strongly against that.
Keep it short, pleasant and complimentary.
Do be sincere and humble
Do say “My name is _____ and my relation to the bride and groom is ___.”
Do say “I am honored to be asked to speak here today”
Do Keep it under 3 minutes
Do Keep the mic ¼” from your mouth
Do Speak in your loud voice
DO speak about happy things and not about sad things.
Do Hand mic back to DJ when you are done speaking your toast.
Do Go to Bride and Groom and do hugs and kisses with both of them immediately following your toast.
Do this all slowly and take time so we can get photos and video of you
Do Practice what you want to say in advance so you are ready on the day of the wedding
Don’t use an overused “found on the internet” wedding toast like “for those of you that don’t know me, my name is …”
Don’t mention anything political or any ex loves or flames.
Don’t say “I did not prepare anything and I did not write anything down”. ( That sends the message that you do not care. )
Don’t try to be funny, unless you are a time tested seasoned comedian.
Don’t Say embarrassing things about the bride or groom.
Good luck, and if you need more help please contact me. I am happy to help. – Curtis