Toasts & Speeches
We have gathered some unforgettable anniversary toasts to help you celebrate the anniversary couple.
Please be aware that a toast and speech are two different things. A toast is short, usually only a few lines or sentences. An anniversary speech is much longer. It is usually written by a family member and read during the anniversary celebration. Please see our
wedding anniversary speeches page
for helpful speech writing suggestions.
Here Are Some Simple Toasting Tips:
It is customary for the party host to lead the toast to the anniversary couple.
Stand with your glass raised to signal you are ready to make a toast. If you are having trouble getting everyone’s attention tap on your glass gently with a piece of silverware.
Use a microphone if one is available.
Face the crowd while at the same time maintaining eye contact with the anniversary couple.
Speak slowly and clearly.
When you are done let the crowd know by raising your glass high, giving a salutation (Cheers!) and then take a sip of your drink.
Below you will find some of our unforgettable favorites that can be used for any year.
Also see our collection of
25th Anniversary Toasts
50th Anniversary Toasts
Our Unforgettable Favorites
“Here is to you both a beautiful pair, on the birthday of your love affair”
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.”
“One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world.”
“Married couples who love each other say a thousand things without talking.”
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Add Some Humor to Your Toast!
50th Anniversary Jokes
"Here's to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented!"
The Japanese have a word for it. It’s Judo – the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of Judo is, “Yes dear”.
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