Your amazing toast is a gift to the person you love. It’s a gift to the audience desperate for some entertainment, and, sure, it’s pretty fun to be a rock star for the evening.

The best toasts follow the same basic structure. When you pull out a blank piece of paper to jot down some ideas, do it in the following format:
The hook is a one- to three-line description of the toastee. It should be juicy, funny, or mysterious. This is the first line of your speech. Let’s say the person you are toasting is named Spencer. Fill in the blank:

Spencer is ____.
Tonight you will learn why Spencer ____.
The best story I have about Spencer starts with ____.

I hope this tips will help you prepare your speech for the wedding you attend and that it grabs the audience.