Why is it called a wedding “toast”?

When someone is toasting the bride and groom they should not raise their glasses like everyone else.  Since they are the ones being honored, it is not considered polite to toast themselves.

Why do they call it a “toast”? It comes from the French custom of putting a piece of bread at the bottom of a wine goblet.  The goblet was passed around to honored gusts and the guest who got it last would eat the bread.

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