By Jennifer Boston
Knowing how to write a maid of honor speech that will be enjoyed by the entire wedding party is not an easy task. Many of us are not used to writing speeches and the fact that we must also present the speech in front of a group can seem to be a daunting task. There is no need to worry. Many maid of honor speeches have been given down through the centuries. With so many speeches already having been given certain things have come to light that make the writing and reading of these speech”s easier if things are done properly.
Not many things can ruin an occasion more than a long drawn out boring speech where a lot of words are spoken but nothing is really said. Keep this in mind when you are writing your maid of honor speech. A general rule of thumb is to keep your speech brief but mention the important points. You can make your speech meaningful and honor the bride without adding fluff. There will probably be a number of speeches and toasts given during the wedding so brevity is key. When writing you speech keep reminding yourself that the guest are present to witness a wedding and not listen to a number of speeches. Still the wedding guests will enjoy a speech that is meaningful, interjects some humor as well as having some wonderful memories of the bride. It is easy to spot a speech that has been thrown together at the last minute so put some thought into your speech, practice it before hand and you should do just fine.
When writing a maid of honor speech you may be wondering what you should say in your speech. While there are no clear cut rules as to what needs to be said when giving such a speech there are a few things to keep in mind that will help your speech to be well received. The introduction is a good place to explain how you came to know the bride. It is also a good time to mention how touched and grateful you feel to be chosen as the maid of honor. After these formalities are out of the way the remainder of the speech should center around the bride and her big day. This is a good time to mention some highlights about the brides life. You could also tell how she met the groom and share some funny or memorable stories about the soon to be husband and wife.
Are you experiencing some panic at being ask to give the maid of honor speech? While you were probably thrilled when the bride ask you to fill this very important role in one of the most important days of her life you may be asking yourself if you are really up to the task. One thing that can help you to not only get through the day but enjoy it immensely is to just be your self. Of course there are some formality involved with being a maid of honor but that should not keep you from remaining true to yourself. After all the bride chose you for this very important role based upon who you are. Don’t try to be something your not. You will know many of those attending the wedding. They will be able to tell if you are not acting in the way you normally would. This will especially come through when you get up to give your maid of honor speech. So be yourself enjoy the moment and everything will be fine.
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