Quotes to Use in a Toast at Your Sister's Wedding

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Your sister's getting married and you've been asked to make a toast. It's a great occasion and a terrific honor, but it's also a little overwhelming. How do you say the right thing without sounding too sweet, too silly, or too emotional? Fortunately, many wonderful authors have written about their sisters, providing you with some wonderful starting points for your toast. Whatever your relationship with your sister and your personal style, at least one of these will feel right to you.

Heartfelt and Loving Quotes

If you and your sister have a close and unbreakable bond, you may want to choose one of these warm and heartfelt quotes. They'll let your sister and her husband (or wife) know that marriage won't change the way you feel about her. 

Start your toast with one of these quotes, and then add your own personal touch. Explain how the quote relates to your own relationship with your sister. Tell a little story about the bond you share. Then wish the happy couple joy!

  • "A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life." Isadora James
  • "You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you." George R. R. Martin
  • "To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident — it is to have a soulmate for life." Victoria Secunda
  • "Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart—oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape—of your sister."  Katherine Mansfield

    Funny and Snarky Quotes

    If you and your sister tend to be silly rather than sincere, these quotes may be a perfect start for your toast. Use the quote, then tell a little story from your own lives that reflects the sentiment. Even if your story is a little snarky, though, be sure to finish up with a warm wish for happiness that comes from the heart!

    • "Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there." Amy Li
    • "More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good. "  Linda Sunshine
    • "Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life." Charles M. Schulz
    • "You can kid the world, but not your sister." Charlotte Gray
    • "How the hell do you sum up your sister in three minutes? She’s your twin and your polar opposite. She’s your constant companion and your competition. She’s your best friend and the biggest bitch in the world. She’s everything you wish you could be and everything you wish you weren’t."  M. Molly Backes
    • "There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister." Tia Mowry
    • " …she’ll go and fall in love, and there’s an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.” Louisa May Alcott
    • "A sister smiles when one tells one's stories, for she knows where the decoration has been added." Chris Montaigne 

    Sincere Quotes

    While some siblings feel comfortable being cute or funny at a wedding, most prefer to be sincere. These quotes give you a jumping off place for a wonderful toast that celebrates the meaning of sisterhood. 

    • "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." Marian Garretty
    • "The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend." Cali Rae Turner
    • "Don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at." Maya Angelou
    • "A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves; a special kind of double." Toni Morrison
    • "Help one another, is part of the religion of sisterhood." Louisa May Alcott
    • "She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child."  Barbara Alpert
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