The wedding toast - that poignantly tender gesture proposed to the newlyweds, a mysterious melding of poetry, quotations, prayer, wit, anecdote, and heart-rendered sentiment. Why so mysterious? Because the wedding toast has evolved through the years from a simple "To your health and happiness" to a soliloquy that requires personalization, preparation, practice, and presentation. It's enough to scare you half to death! In fact, statistics show that, next to dying, public speaking is most Americans' greatest fear, and the fear is understandable. After reading this book, however, your fears should be alleviated when you see how easy it really is to compose and deliver your toast.