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Writing Your Maid Of Honor Speech
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Writing Your Maid Of Honor Speech

When your best friend or sister asks you to be her maid of honor, she is bestowing an amazing opportunity and responsibility on you. You get to help her plan her wedding, be there for the most special moments in her life, and you get to stand beside her, closer to her than anyone but her husband-to-be as she whispers words of love from her heart to the man she is marrying. You also have to give a speech as the maid of honor. Maybe you know exactly what you want to say but you aren't sure if you should say it, or maybe the thought of speaking in front of hundreds of guests and giving a boring speech terrifies you. There's nothing to fear; writing a maid of honor speech is easier than people think.

Be Yourself

If you're a funny girl, go ahead and incorporate a little humor into your speech. The bride and groom - and anyone else at the wedding who knows you well - will expect you to have something hilarious to say. Don't disappoint the people who gave you this tremendous job. On that note, if you are a beautiful storyteller, tell a beautiful story. Whoever you are, be you when you make your speech. It will come across more meaningful that way.

Make it Short and Sweet

If there's one thing people hate when they go to a wedding, it's the long drawn out speeches that are given. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point while managing to say what you want to say and being yourself.

Say Something Meaningful and Cover Your Bases

Pick a quote that really resonates with the tone of the wedding, or one that is personal to the couple. Ignore a quote completely and tell a great story about the couple. Whatever you do, make sure you express how happy you are to be a part of this couple's wedding, thank the couple for having you be a part of their day, say something personal and appropriate about the couple, include your quote or personal story here, offer well wishes and hope for the future, and finish by raising your glass and offering a toast to the newlyweds. Do not forget to take a sip of your cocktail after the toast!

Be Appropriate

Maybe you and the bride ran around your sorority house for an hour in the buff once after too much tequila and a really inappropriate game of truth or dare. Perhaps she always chose bad boyfriends who were complete losers, or maybe she made some mistakes when she was younger. These things are not necessarily appropriate for a wedding toast, so go ahead and leave them out. If you really want to make a toast that incorporates a few of your really intimate moments - the ones his family and no grandparent should ever be aware of - tell it at the bachelorette party.

Practice

Start writing your speech a few weeks before the wedding and practice it every time you blow dry your hair or apply your makeup. This gives you time to perfect it and make changes when appropriate. Most importantly, don't forget to have fun with your speech.

If you are comfortable writing, then just keep the above tips in mind and start writing. But if you are struggling with this, there are many examples of maid of honor speeches available.

Remember this is a very special time in your life, so enjoy.


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Caleb R.  

Have you seen any of the youtube videos of where they rap their speech. I was wondering if you thought this was appropriate, as some of the elderly might not appreciate the non traditional aspect of it.

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