Best Engagement Toast Ever!

Brother Peep was tasked with toasting Mr.Peep and me at our engagement party. First off, my brother is a writer; second, he and his wife have been together for about 12 years and married for over six years, and they now have two of the most ridiculously cute kids ever, and third, he’s one of the best guys out there, and possibly the best dad EVER.

So to me, his advice is worth taking. Here’s his toast to us, word for word:

Okay, so I’ll admit it, I don’t know the secret to the perfect marriage. I don’t know if such a thing exists. Because I think if marriage was perfect, it wouldn’t be. I won’t waste your time philosophizing about the key to a successful marriage. For each couple that answer is their own. What I will offer are 10 bits of wisdom I have gleaned from my time as a husband and a Dad. That’s right, 10, because that’s what the marketing department came up with.

1. Never waste an opportunity to say I love you, never forget to ask, “What can I do to help?”

2. Take time to walk on the beach together, it’s good for the soul. Conversation is always better with the sand between your toes.

3. Getting out of the house will always be frantic in the morning. It’ll only get crazier. Don’t leave without a hug and a kiss. The world will wait the five seconds. Same is true when going to bed. Always kiss goodnight. Even when you’re so exhausted you can barely lift your head.

4. The days are long, but the years are short. Appreciate what you have today, it goes by fast.

5. Listen but be heard. Enough said.

6. Go on date nights together. Remember why you fell head-over-heels in love with each other in the first place. Besides, one of you won’t have to do dishes.

7. Touch, a lot. Back scratches, shoulder rubs and massages are always welcome.

8. The time you spend together is more important than how much money you make apart.

9. As a general rule of thumb, a bottle of wine at sunset is one of life’s true pleasures. Don’t complicate it talking about work. Talk about something important.

10. You’re a family now, find love, peace, confidence, respect and everything that makes the human spirit shine within that relationship. What you give is what you get.

So, please join me as I raise a glass to Miss Peep and Mr. Peep.
with the words of Dylan:

May God bless and keep you always.
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.

Congratulations, you two, we love you.

People laughed…

People cried…

And Mr. Peep and I were so humbled by the experience. I could barely keep it together:

My Brother really made the entire night so special and memorable.

So here’s a toast to Brother Peep.

Did someone special to you give you a toast that knocked your socks off??


Mrs. Peep Toe

San Francisco
Wedding Date:
May 2015
Close Your Eyes
Gearing Up!

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  1. Member
    Miss Bliss 201 posts, Helper bee @ 11:35 am

    that is such a thoughtful toast! It was eye opening and heartfelt!!!!!

  2. pinotnoir Member
    pinotnoir 799 posts, Busy bee @ 11:40 am

    That is such an incredible speech. His advice is so very true!! I don’t know how he can improve on that for the actual wedding!

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    grumpybear722, Guest @ 11:49 am

    Man I’m tearing up here at work. Those are some AMAZING tips!

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    Laura B, Guest @ 11:52 am

    Goosebumps!!!! That was really good. Heartfelt and witty without going overboard in any direction.

    You signed him up on the spot to do the toasts at the wedding too, right???

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    Vic004, Guest @ 11:54 am

    Whoa I would be crying too! Awesome toast!

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    amysue 1492 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:55 am

    Fabulous toast, and what a FABULOUS dress you’ve got on!!

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    MissyJenn, Guest @ 11:55 am

    Your brother is awesome!

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    Pam, Guest @ 12:07 pm

    Wow! That was beautiful. I have an awesome brother as well. Don’t know what my life would be without him. Congrats.

    ps. I heart your dress.

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    renaissancetrophywife 262 posts, Helper bee @ 12:21 pm

    Awww… That’s so sweet. What would we do without amazing brothers?

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:23 pm

    wow that was amazing. so amazing i need to find my socks :-)

    can i borrow him for my own wedding? lol

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    BeachBrideT 1052 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:23 pm

    *Grabs tissues and wipes away tears before anyone walks by my office*
    That’s a great toast… so heartfelt and so very true! What a special memory you have from your engagement party!

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    NixLapi 558 posts, Busy bee @ 12:36 pm

    What a fabulous toast!

  13. misscookie Member
    misscookie 795 posts, Busy bee @ 12:43 pm

    Best toast ever! You have an awesome brother.

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    Katie, Guest @ 12:49 pm

    How wonderful! I want to embroider that on a pillow 😉

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    cj2009 304 posts, Helper bee @ 12:50 pm

    That is an awesome toast. I love it!

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:00 pm

    That really is the BEST TOAST EVER! :) You have an awesome brother!

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    Anonymous, Guest @ 1:47 pm

    Was your profile picture taken at the engagement party?

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    Zoe, Guest @ 3:40 pm

    I loved this. :)

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    Nicole, Guest @ 3:58 pm

    Aw, that was really heartfelt and sweet!

  20. seabreeze Member
    seabreeze 972 posts, Busy bee @ 4:12 pm

    That was amazing advice. Way to go Bro Peep! (…though I wish he was younger, then we could call him Little Bro Peep.)

  21. peeptoe Member
    peeptoe 1804 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:18 pm

    Ha ha, Mrs. Sea Breeze, too bad I am the youngest in the family!! Are you sure you shouldn’t be Miss Cheese!

    And yes, my profile pic is from our engagement party.

    Aren’t you all sick of see me in the same dress yet? I promise to change clothing for my next post! he he.

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    Newport Nuptials, Guest @ 5:09 pm

    Thats is one of the nicest speeches I have ever heard. Your brother seems great! My brother just gave a speech at our engagement party this weekend and it was sweet and very him and made me very happy.

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:31 pm

    That is an excellent speech! You look so radiant after hearing it. :)

  24. glitter Member
    glitter 986 posts, Busy bee @ 9:55 pm

    I absolutely love that speech. I can’t think of a more endearing and thoughtful engagement “gift” from your brother.

  25. peeptoe Member
    peeptoe 1804 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:27 pm

    His speech was totally amazing! And he will be speaking at some point in the wedding weekend!

  26. dumpling Member
    dumpling 750 posts, Busy bee @ 11:32 pm

    Thats so sweet, Peep. What an awesome brother you have!

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    winter 1333 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:46 pm

    that was amazing i am copy pasting it to my fiance as we speak hahaha

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    Podium Notes, Guest @ 6:54 pm

    Great ideas for a wedding toast, thanks for sharing.

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    HailyAffecif, Guest @ 9:48 pm

    Looks interesting. Anyone else have opinions?

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