When writing a toast to the bride's mother, the writer can include humorous anecdotes that involve the mother, share a quote that applies to the mother or thank her for her involvement in planning the wedding. While it is fine to share funny tales, stories that can embarrass the bride's mother or make her be seen in a bad light should be avoided.
Other appropriate items to include are how the mother made a positive difference in the couple's relationship or how she helped bring them together, be it through direct or indirect actions.
The speech should be approximately 3 minutes in length, and it should focus on the mother's positive attributes and qualities. The speaker needs to prepare and rehearse the speech ahead of time so that he or she is comfortable when delivering it.