Making a toast is not an easy task, especially when you don't know all the people in the room. In addition to writing out exactly what you want to say, practicing it over and over again will help calm your nerves and make you more comfortable reciting your speech.
This video shows a very creative way to execute a wedding speech and while it is close to ten minutes long, I promise like the bride, you'll be crying at the end. Okay—maybe not crying, but definitely tearing up. — Anne Chertoff