World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: John Rudy

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Brevity’s not only the soul of wit, but of wedding toasts too. “There’s a funny story that happened last year at a wedding I was catering. The bride was terrified that her brother and dad would go on forever with their speeches at the reception—and of course say something inappropriate,” John Rudy of Food For Thought tells The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein. “We told her, ‘We can help them. We’ve got outlines that are perfectly suited to giving a wedding toast. It’s a foolproof way of making sure they stick to the script.’ She said, ‘They’re not going to use it, but give it to me anyway.’ So we gave the brother and dad the outline—these guys were not public speakers—and they said, ‘This is great. We would’ve gotten up there and fumbled all over ourselves.’ They got through the toast in under two minutes.”