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Gearing up for an upcoming wedding where you have give a wedding toast? It may be good to do your homework and check out some of the legendary wedding speeches that people have laughed to, cried to, and even cringed at. Whether it's to learn what to do or what not to do, watching movie wedding speeches is a great way to pregame for your shinning moment. Here are the top five wedding movie toasts you just have to watch.
2. Wedding Crashers
While the movie, in general, is an epic adventure of two guys who crash weddings to pick up chicks, the speech given by Rachel McAdams' character at her sister's wedding is actually quite moving and emotionally perfect (once she lays off the cheap jabs at the newlyweds' superficiality). Her toast includes an unforgettable quote — albeit stolen from Owen Wilson's character — that many have used in their wedding toasts since, "True love is the soul's recognizing of its counterpoint in another."
5. The Hangover Part II
In The Hangover Part II, Alan (played by Zach Galifianakis) gives quite the awkward speech that both makes the audience cringe and seems like it doesn't have much of a focus or a point. It's a great example of what not to do in your groomsman toast... ever.
*Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of *All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.