The maid of honor speech is one of the things to look forward to in a wedding. Usually, the maid of honor is the bride's sister or best friend, and it's always great to hear her talk about her relationship with the bride. If you are chosen to be the maid of honor, don't be nervous. You should be proud because you get to tell everybody a story about how you know the bride, and if you do a good job, your words will be remembered by a lot of people. You can write your own maid of honor speech, if you want. If you're the type of person who has a way with words and who loves to write, then by all means, write your own speech.
This way, you get to choose your own words and you get to write from the heart. If you're not so much into writing, you can let someone else do it for you. Just come up with the speech way in advance so you still have time to edit it out before the wedding day.
So what exactly are the contents of the maid of honor speech? First off, you will want to introduce yourself to the audience. You can talk about how you know the bride, how you were chosen, just a few starting points. Then from there, you can start thanking a bunch of people and then maybe you can go to a more detailed or personal story that highlights your relationship with the bride.
Then finally, finish off your speech by toasting the newlyweds. Once you've finished writing the speech, you're ready to go. Those who don't have a problem with public speaking will find it an easy thing to do.
But for some people, especially those who get so nervous in front of people, it's not an easy feat. Just remember to keep it simple, and bear in mind that these people are not going to eat you alive. They're just there to listen to what you have to say, and it's okay to make a mistake. Just keep it casual and don't forget to inject a little humor into your speech. Once you hear the audience laughing, this should help calm your nerves a bit. Practice your speech well beforehand, you wouldn't want to read it directly from the paper or it may sound too memorized.
You may glance from time to time, but don't read the whole time! It may help to just keep a few highlight points in mind, and then just elaborate from there. Aim to sound more natural and heartfelt, after all, this is personal for you. You should be honored to be chosen the maid of honor, because it just means your special to the bride. And giving a great speech will make it an even more special experience, not just for you but for the bride and the rest of the attendants as well. Your words will not only touch the bride's heart and the people listening, it will also be one of the most memorable parts of the wedding.
So give that amazing speech, girl, you can do it!.
The author is an independent writer and has written articles about personalized bridesmaids bags. Gifts like engravable compact mirrors are a great way to show thanks and appreciation for your maid of honor.