June 07, 2020 2 min read

As the maid of honor, you will have to help the bride to plan the wedding, shape sola wood wedding flowers, control crazy relatives, and just be there during the difficult moments. It will not be an easy task, especially if the bride is throwing a big wedding. However, the hardest responsibility for the maid of honor is to speak in front of all the guests during the wedding celebration. If you are not a public speaker, that task will require a lot of preparation and courage. However, think about the bride and how much you love her. After that, write the best maid of honor speech that the world has ever seen, and deliver it with confidence. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Keep It Short

Let's start with the best part – your speech doesn't have to be long. In fact, everyone will expect it to be short as people come to weddings to celebrate, and long speeches are the opposite of celebration in most cases. So, don't try to steal the show by talking for half an hour. Instead, prepare a few good stories, celebrate the love between the couple, and compliment the venue, sola wood wedding bouquets, and all the guests. Everyone will appreciate a short and heartfelt speech.

You Don't Have to Be Funny

It is not your job to make everyone laugh. Of course, the more humor you can inject into your speech, the better. That said, if you are not a funny person in your everyday life, you don't have to suddenly become a standup comedian when giving your maid of honor speech. Stay true to yourself, and if that means being more emotional than funny, do that. People will appreciate you opening up about how much you love the bride and wish them all the best.

Focus on the Couple

Yes, you have to introduce yourself, thank all the guests for coming, and compliment vendors for making it all happen, from the tiniest sola wood rose to the grand venue. However, don’t let all those things distract you from the fact that your best friend is starting the family with the love of her life. Remember a few good stories from your past, share how much the bride wanted to get married, and how lucky she is to meet the groom. Make sure to have a few stories which would fit the atmosphere and keep everyone in the loop. That means that you should avoid some inside jokes or fragments of secret stories. Stick to the classics and tell how the bride first met the groom, and how it looked like from your perspective.

Practice

It is not an exam, but you still have to come prepared. Nobody will expect you to know your speech by heart, so don't even think about memorizing it. However, make sure that you don't forget the most important parts of the speech. So, instead of memorizing it all, just have a small sticky note, with yourself with a few bullet points.  If you forget what to say, just look at your note, which says something similar to "that story about Rachel skipping the class to meet Mark", and you will know what to talk about.


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