70+ Traditional Scottish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

Traditionally Scottish weddings, customary toasts are made to the bride and groom by the bride’s father with compliments and amusing anecdotes. The bridegroom follows it with a “thanks” and is proceeded by the best man.

As a rule of thumb, there are usually only four key speakers who offer toasts at the reception. Here is the traditional order of toasts and speakers:

The first to speak is the bride’s father, the clergyman, or a close friend of the couple. It is customary for this speech to contain compliments about the bride and groom, some words of wisdom on marriage, and amusing anecdotes about the couple. The bridegroom then replies on behalf of himself and his new wife.


Best Traditional Scottish Wedding Toasts and Blessings

  • A thousand welcomes to you with your marriage kerchief, May you be healthy all your days. May you be blessed with long life and peace, and May you grow old with goodness and with riches.
  • May you both be blessed with the strength of heaven, The light of the sun and the radiance of the moon, The splendor of fire, The speed of lightning, The swiftness of wind, The depth of the sea, The stability of earth, And the firmness of rock.
  • If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, there will be harmony in the home. If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world. So let it be!
  • May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rain pours soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God holds you in the palm of his hand.
  • Ten thousand things bright, Ten thousand miles, no dust, Water and sky one color, Houses shining along your road.
  • Happy the bride and bridegroom, and thrice happy are they whose love grows stronger day by day and whose union remains undissolved until the last day.
  • May your love be like the misty rain, gentle coming in but flooding the river. May your love be as endless as your wedding rings.

toasts for weddings

  • May their joys be as deep as the ocean And their misfortunes as light as the foam.
  • May your joys be as sweet as spring flowers that grow. As bright as a fire when winter winds blow, As countless as leaves that float down in the fall, As serene as the love that keeps watching over us all.
  • May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings, Slow to make enemies, Quick to make friends, But rich or poor, quick or slow, May you know nothing but Happiness from this day forward.
  • May joy and peace surround you, Contentment latches your door; And happiness is with you now, and bless you evermore.
  • May the best you’ve ever seen be the worst you’ll ever see. May a mouse never leave your kitchen with a teardrop in his eye. May you always keep hale and hearty till you’re old enough to die. May you always be just as happy as we wish you always to be.
  • The drink should be downed in one, and the glass smashed. Here’s us; Who’s like us? Damn few, And they a’ die!
  • Here’s to the bride and the groom! May you have a happy honeymoon, May you lead a happy life, May you have a bunch of money soon, And live without all strife.
  • Here is to the husband and here is to the wife; May they remain Lovers for life.”
  • Let us toast the health of the bride; Let us toast the health of the groom; Let us toast the person that tied; Let us toast every guest in the room.
  • They say that birds of a feather flock together. Well, the two of you are the most graceful, odd, beautifully singing birds I’ve ever met… and I can’t wait to see you fly.
  • To the couple –I have never met a perfect couple, and I doubt I ever will. You bring out the best in each other… although that is pretty easy to do.
  • Of course, any order to the toasts and the people giving them is completely subject to the bride and groom’s preference. Invite the individuals you would like to toast to do so well in advance, so they have plenty of time to prepare.
  • In formal wedding ceremonies, toasts are given immediately following the meal, before the first dance as husband and wife. This can be done either before or after the cutting of the cake.
  • For less formal affairs, toasts can occur after the first dance, as the first course is served, or virtually anytime that feels right. Just be sure to have a finalized order of events, so everyone is on the same page.

Scottish Wedding Toasts

  • We are delighted to be invited to the wedding. Wish you all the best for your happy Scottish wedding.
  • May your married life be surrounded by divinity, peace and happiness. Both of you make a great couple.
  • May your Scottish wedding ceremony be a symbol of peace, happiness, and love for everyone.
  • May your Scottish marriage ceremony spread warmth and happiness throughout the entire world. 
  • May the bride and bridegroom be in a happy union and spread happiness throughout the world. 
  • May your wedding be a sign of good luck, love, and affection for everyone. Be blessed as a couple and enjoy a happy married life. 
  • I have never seen such a perfect couple like both of you. You are indeed made for each other. So, raising a toast to both of you. 
  • It gives us great pleasure to congratulate both of you as husband and wife. 

traditional wedding toasts

  • Both of you are beautiful, talented, and graceful. Wish you happy wedding life.
  • Let’s raise the toast to both of you to have everlasting happy married life. 
  • Let the sun, moon, and stars shine on your wedding ceremony and bless you to have a happy conjugal life.
  • Let peace and joy fill up your married life, and never let both of you stay away from one another.
  • Let us raise a toast to the priest who has performed the wedding ceremony with honor and respect and helped both of you to take your wedding vows. 
  • May your marriage ceremony give peace and happiness to this Earth. God bless both of you. 
  • We are indeed excited about being a part of the Scottish wedding and congratulating the beautiful bride and wonderful bridegroom for a happy married life. 
  • Let this be the perfect Scottish wedding for the great couple in the church followed by cutting the wedding cake and enjoying turkey and wine.
  • It is a blessing to be a part of a Happy Scottish Wedding and get an opportunity to dine with a wonderful couple.
  • We are eagerly waiting to witness the wonderful wedding ceremony and bless the couple to have everlasting married life. 
  • May this Scottish wedding ceremony be held with great pomp and show and make the couple exchange their wedding vows to always love and support one another in every walk of life. 
  • May this Scottish wedding ceremony make both of you blessed and help you attain eternal happiness.

Scottish Wedding Blessings

  • It gives us immense pleasure to be a part of the Scottish Wedding Ceremony.
  • A perfect couple made for the perfect Scottish Wedding. I wish you a Happy Scottish wedding ceremony. 
  • Marriage is not only about sharing the love but also exchanging responsibilities with one another. It is indeed a great Wedding Ceremony.
  • Let’s dance and celebrate the wedding of the beautiful Scottish Couple.
  • We do like to party at the beautiful wedding event of the beautiful couple.
  • We are excited indeed to become a part of this Auspicious Wedding Ceremony of Scottish Ceremony.
  • To be a part of the Scottish Wedding is a dream come true. I would like to congratulate the bridegroom and bride on a happy married life.
  • Wish you a Happy married life and a Happy Honeymoon.
  • We are wishing all the best for a Happy Married Life for the Scottish Couple. Let’s join for an awesome Scottish Wedding.

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