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Preparing For the Maid of Honor Speech

Preparing For the Maid of Honor Speech


Preparing For the Maid of Honor Speech

by John M Norton

If you are not a natural public speaker (which most of us are not), then you are probably getting the jitters for the wedding maid of honor speech. Relax! The bridesmaid speech does not have to be something stressful. If you just speak from your heart and talk truthfully about your feelings for the bride, you will have a great maid of honor speech. Of course, you do not want to wait until you are up in front of the entire wedding party before you find a topic. Trying to improvise can lead to a lot of babbling and incoherent thoughts. Here is how you should prepare for the maid of honor wedding speech.

Think of Stories

This should be the easiest part of the bridesmaid wedding speech. If the bride is your sister or you have known her for a long time, you can find stories from childhood. The stories can be funny or sentimental but they should always show the personality and goodness of the bride. Make sure that you are not too personal with your stories- you do not want to embarrass anyone.

Collect Ideas

Poems and quotes are a great way to add humor or sentiment to a bridesmaid wedding speech. The bride and groom may even have a poem which they think sums up their relationship. Religious texts are also appropriate for weddings taking place in churches.


This is the hardest part of the maid of honor speech. You need to narrow down your speech into just one story about the bride, your thoughts on the couple, good wishes, and maybe a poem or quote. The best way to do this is to trusty your instincts. You will know which stories best tribute the bride and are relevant to her wedding day. If you cannot decide, ask people their opinions.

Make an Outline

Maid of honor speeches are all very different but they generally follow the same basic structure. You will want to start with an introduction explaining who you are and how you know the bride. From there, you can tell the story about the bride you selected. Use a poem as a lead into comments about marriage. Always end a wedding maid of honor speech with your best wishes to the bride and groom.

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