If you have read my prior posts about toasting at weddings, you know that I am a big believer in shorter-is-better.
So when I received an email from a father-of-the-bride recently, I tried to gently explain that a 10-minute toast is too long:
From the dad: Since I did not script a speech, I cannot confirm an exact number of minutes. I expect that my remarks will be more than 5 minutes and less than 10 minutes.
And my response: