How To Give a Wedding Toast
No need to mention coke-fueled orgies.
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Open with a joke. (If a joke escapes you, then, like the writers of the sequels to The Hangover and Austin Powers, just repeat jokes that were made earlier.) Keep it brief. Stand up straight. In a wedding toast—unlike in marriage itself—love is all you need.
Troy Patterson is Slate's television critic.
Illustration by Robert Neubecker.