Father of the Groom: Sample Toasts

Quotes for the Wedding Toast by the Father of the Groom

Father Giving a Proposing a toast to the Bride and Groom at a Wedding Reception in a Garden
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In an era when marriage counseling centers did not exist, it was the father of the groom who advised his son in matters of matrimony. Even today, this advice is one of the best wedding gifts that a father can give his son.

Toasts for the Father of the Groom

The father of the groom can use his advice and experience when raising a toast to the lovely couple. He can enhance his toast by including some of the following quotes.

"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense." --Helen Rowland

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." --J. Krishnamurti

"It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving." --Mother Teresa

"Marriage -- as its veterans know well -- is the continuous process of getting used to things you hadn't expected." --Tom Mullen

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day." --Andre Maurois

"To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the loving cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up." --Ogden Nash

"Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale." --Victoria SecundaWomen and Their Fathers, 1992

"I pay very little regard to what a young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they haven't seen the right person yet." --Jane Austen

"A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished." --Zsa Zsa Gabor

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions; your wife asks for nothing." --Joey Adams