Create the Best Maid of Honor Speeches

group of people raising a glass at a wedding event after a speech

Have you been asked to stand alongside a friend or family member to be their maid of honor? It’s a momentous occasion for everyone involved, and includes a few responsibilities. From being the second-hand to the bride to giving a speech at the big event, you have a few things to add to your to-do list before the wedding date. If you’re wondering how to write the best maid of honor speech you can, here are some tips. 

How to Write the Best Maid of Honor Speech

1. Write it down

It’s helpful to have your speech written down before the big day, but don’t feel the need to write down every word. Consider writing down bullet points or highlights. That way, you can speak more organically and in the moment rather than following a script.

2. Share your relationship to the couple 

Start by simply introducing yourself. A lot of people might know who you are and your relationship to the couple. But, it’s best not to assume that everyone is aware. Give a bit of a background on your relationship and how you got to stand by the side of the bride.

4. Keep it simple and lighthearted

Don’t overthink it. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress of speaking in front of a large group of people, but try to keep it lighthearted and breezy. You may want to consider the bride’s personality and the couple’s relationship when writing your speech so you can tailor it to something that they will love.

5. Tell a personal story

It’s always fun to share a personal anecdote about you and the bride, or even the couple if you have a close relationship with both people. While it might be tempting to go off the rails and tell a scandalous story, be sure to keep 

6. Talk about the bride and groom separately, and as a couple.

Speaking of telling stories, talk about the newly married couple separately and as a new pair. It’s nice to share a bit about each individual, and what makes them special and unique. Then, tie in how those traits make them a great couple. 

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