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If you ever thought thatwriting an amazing maid of honor speech for your friend or sister was so hard, then you’ve got to think twice about that because this piece will cover everything you need to know about writing a lovely maid of honor speech for your friend or sister.

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As a professional maid of honor wedding speech writer, I can tell you that you don’t have to be naturally gifted with words to write something captivating. There are proven steps you can easily follow and examples you can model your maid of honor speech after.

 

Guess what? Most maids of honors become very obsessed with making their maid of honor speeches that they lose their sanity and end up fumbling when asked to deliver a few remarks about the bride.

 

I believe you deserve something better than that because you have a huge responsibility to make the bride feel proud with your words. As maid of honor who has been there for here in good times and bad, you certainly have tons of memories to make this a reality.

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But, the pressing question is: How do I go from aimlessly staring at the blank sheet or your computer screen to writing a great maid of honor speech that captures the spirit of your friendship? It’s actually simple! Really? Sure! It boils down to two things:

 

  • Putting the past behind you and preparing yourself for your maid of honor speech
  • Model your maid of honor speech after well-written maid of honor speech examples/templates

 

Let’s start off by looking at the first bullet point:

  • Putting the past behind you and preparing yourself for your maid of honor speech

 

Do you know why most wedding speakers get so nervous prior to delivering their toasts?  It’s because they have this niggling fear about speaking in public that whenever they are asked to speak before a small group of people, they cower like deer in the headlights.

 

You have to put the past behind you whenever your views and experience are concerning public speaking and focus on making your wedding speech for your friend or sister and you will be brimming with self- confidence.

 

Let me also add that if you want to boost your self-confidence, you will have to dip your toes in the water by watching a few video clips about how maid of honor wedding speeches are made.

 

There are tons of them online but a few are distinct and unique. Here are a few really good ones you can watch and learn from and even apply to your own script.

 

Just grab your note pad and pen and write down ideas you think you can weave into your own maid of honor speech for your friend or sister

 

Here they are:

                                                    

Maid Of Honor Speech Video For Friend

Maid Of Honor Speech Video For Sister

 



Now, let’s look at the second bullet point:

  • Model your maid of honor speech after well-written maid of honor speech examples/templates

A reliable speech writing resource that can help you to easily and quickly write your maid of honor speech is maid of honor speech examples.

They are dependable because such samples contain plenty ideas, tips, and lines you can model your script after even if you are a terrible writer or not too sure where to start.

Here are two funny and heartfelt maid of honor examples you can learn from and adapt for your own script.

 

Maid of Honor Speech For Friend Example/Template #1

Thank you to hitched.co.uk for posting this on their website.

 

First of all, I want to thank you all for coming so far for this special event. I know it means a lot to Toni and Jeremy. We are missing one very important person today, Stacie, Toni's sister whom we lost 2 months ago. But I know she is here today Toni, holding your other hand.

Jeremy got here when I was 9, so I was actually old enough to enjoy having another baby brother in the house. We all knew from the get-go that Jeremy had a different sense of humor than most little boys.

 

He started climbing walls at a very young age, literally, and was soon thereafter bungee jumping the cats off the bunk beds. At age four, he held the family hostage in the driveway with the hose. Every time one of us tried to get past him to turn it off, he would shoot us full blast in the face with water. It took Uncle Joe to finally get the hose away from Jeremy and free us all.

 

Now, Toni and I met at Dan's Foods Grocery store when we were both 19. The first time I remember talking to her was when she was a checker and I was a bagger. I had asked her to work for me, and she said she would, as long as she didn't have to bag. Obviously, the managers were not ok with that, but I was really impressed by her easygoing manner, and her willingness to help me out.

 

We hung out for a few months after that and quickly realized how much we enjoyed each other's company. Through the years, we have been roommates in Utah, hiking and camping buddies, roommates in Indiana, lifelong friends, and now sisters. It hasn't always been easy, but Toni has made me work at it to make it as good as it is now.

 

I have known Jeremy for 23 years and Toni for 13, and I can't think of a better pair. My brother and my best friend. Before they ever dated, Toni always flirted with Jeremy, and I remember his retort to her attention. “Toni, I'm too young for you, and by the time I'm old enough for you, you'll be too old for me.” That must have been the hook that caught her. Who knew that all these years later, they would be getting married? But how wonderful that they did.

 

This marriage is not always going to be easy for them, but I think it will be a good one. Toni likes to talk about her feelings, and Jeremy doesn't like to talk at all. In fact, I've told Toni that being friends with me for all these years was just training for marrying Jeremy.

 

However, knowing the two of them, with two of the most caring, thoughtful, and generous hearts, I know they will be fine. Jeremy and I grew up together, Toni and I grew up in the real world together, and Toni and Jeremy will grow together as a family.

 

Now, having been married for a whole two years now, I have some expert marriage advice to give:

– Whenever you're wrong, admit it. Whenever you're right, be quiet.

– The best way to remember an anniversary is to forget it just once. (which Sean just learned!)

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– If you're clever, you'll always have the last word. However, if you're really clever you won't use it.

– A happy wife is a happy life.

 

– AND Jeremy- don't ever worry that Toni will leave you. She has spent years training you, and she won't give that up easily.

Now, lets raise our glasses to Toni and Jeremy. Here's to love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!

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Maid of Honor Speech For Sister Example/Template #2

Thank you to hitched.co.uk for posting this on their website.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen: you'll be pleased to know I am only going to speak for a couple of minutes because of my throat..… if I go on too long Maria has threatened to cut it! I just want to say a few things on this happy day.

For those of you that don't know me I'm Maria's sister, Susie.
I've decided not to tell any embarrassing stories because it would also be
embarrassing to me… and our parents probably don't know about most of
them.

 

Having known Maria for all her life I have a huge large library of stories to tell you that will leave her embarrassed and humiliated, but out of respect for her on her big day I have decided NOT to tell them.

 

(1) So I'm not going to tell you about the time that she was a senior in high school and two months before graduation she and her three friends were caught skipping school and when her parents punished her by making her take the school bus to school for the rest of the school year, she used her 12yr old sister at the time – that would be me- to be the lookout as she would sneak into her friends cars.

 

(2) And I'm not going to tell you about the time that Maria was three years old still living in a small village in Portugal. She was fascinated by these little ducks in a nearby pond and wanted to play with these ducklings so much that she would grab hold of them but the ducks got frightened and struggled to get out of these strange little girls’ hands, but Maria, still hoping the ducklings would play with her, would clutch them even tighter and ended up strangling them. To this day, people still wonder why there is an eerie shortage of ducks in our home village.

 

(3) And lastly I'm not going to tell you about the time my dad was outside barbecuing and asked Maria to run inside and tell her mom that he needed more charcoal. Now in the Portuguese language the word “charcoal” is incredibly similar to a profane word, which I will not repeat here today. So much to our mother's dismay, little Maria came running in declaring that her father needed more________!

 

Anyway, enough of the cheap shots. On a serious note..… It is an absolute honour for me to be your maid of honor today. You are a great sister, a great daughter and a great friend.


I've never seen you happier than you have been these last few years with Richard. I hope the best for you now and always. May you guys share everything in life together equally, including the housework!

 

We are all here today to celebrate everything that Maria and Rich have found in each other – a best friend, a lover, a teacher, a playmate, a true partner for life. As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loop-the-loops and enjoy every twist and turn for the ride is better because you share it together. Separately, you are two special, remarkable people but together you are complete.

 

Lastly, I'd like to wish for you words from a song “I'll Stand By You” by the Pretenders:

“When you are at the crossroads,
and you don't know which path to choose
let me come along,
because even if you're wrong,
I'll stand by you”

 

Now Ladies and Gentlemen, would you all please stand and join me in a toast to Maria and Richard: May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending.

 

To love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!

 

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I hope you enjoyed reading both samples. I did! Both examples are hilarious, sweet and heartfelt.

 

I know you might be wondering how best you can model your maid of honor speech after those examples. It’s actually easy than you think. I am happy to help you out.

 

To do that, you first have to build an outline/structure from both of them. If you scroll up and read both templates once again, you will notice that both wedding speeches are centered on this outline:

  • Greetings
  • Short-self introduction
  • A few thank you notes
  • A brief note before you start your speech
  • A story about the bride
  • A story about the groom
  • How they complement each other
  • Share a few thoughts about marriage if you can/want to
  • End with your toast

 

I know you are already taking notes. If you can put those ideas down on paper and back each idea up with a few facts about the bride and groom, then you are on to something great.  

 

Ok…let’s dissect each idea one step at a time and see how best you can figure out this whole thing.

 

It makes a lot of sense that we use the above outline to frame our thoughts. So, let’s start with that.

  • Greetings

Here are excerpts from both maid of honor speeches.

This wasn’t captured in both examples but I think a little child can write this aspect of your speech.

 

Next on the list is

  • Short-self introduction

Below is an example culled from the second example.

‘’ For those of you that don't know me I'm Maria's sister, Susie. I've decided not to tell any embarrassing stories because….’’

If I were this sister, I would have added the fact that I appreciate her asking me to stand by her side her big and even thank her for honoring me this way. This addition would make her wedding very emotional.

 

This is a homework assignment for you: Just write down your relationship with the bride and how you feel about being her maid of honor. Or better still, how you felt when she chose you to be her maid of honor.

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Here’s an example to buttress this point.

Anita is a social butterfly and has lots of friends. So, when her wedding day was approaching, I figured she would ask one of her friends with very vibrant personalities to take my place. Out of nowhere, she called me one summer afternoon and asked me to be her maid of honor which is an honor and privilege I hold in very high esteem.


The next idea on the list is…

  • A few thank you notes

You should start by thanking everyone for coming out from far and near to grace the event. Then, thank the bride for choosing you to be her maid of honor.

 

If you have bridesmaid to support you and the bride, then you can mention it and thank them as well.

 

I have to ask you this question: Are there other personalities you would like to include in your gratitude list? A hint: Are you the bride’s sister? If you are, you can thank your parents and extended family for molding your sister into the person she’s grown up to be.

 

There are some other figures you can say thank you to. Just do a little brainstorming to find out who deserves some words of gratitude.

 

Let’s look at the next item on the list:

  • A brief note before you start your speech

How you start your maid of honor speech will go a long way towards how well your speech is received. Hence, you should start on a bright note with one or more of these techniques.

  • Start with a joke.
  • You can start off with a nice quote. Any of these love quotes can probably work.
  • "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou
  • "Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without." — William Parrish
  • "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • If you have a beautiful voice, you can start off by singing the bride’s favorite song or opening your speech with a tune everyone can sing along to. An example is seen below:

 

 

Questions to help you get some ideas down onto that paper: How would you like to start your maid of honor wedding speech? With a poem? Or A Song? Or What? The ball is in your court.

 

Let’s move on to what you’ve been waiting for:

  • A story/stories about the bride

 

This aspect of your maid of honor speech for your friend or sister is where it gets tricky for so many maids.

You have tons of memories deep down in your brain. But, it gets pretty hard when it comes to getting those ideas all down onto paper. But, how do you from staring at the blank white page to scripting it all down?

It’s simple. Just pour down every story you can remember about your bonds of friendship. You can write about stuff like:

  • Stories about where and when you first met
  • How you became close friends
  • When you traveled together
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Memorable getaways
  • Graduation ceremonies
  • Vacation Trips
  • Your shared interests or hobbies, etc.
  • Write about how the bride inspires you

 

This is a little assignment for you: Write down whatever you recall about your bonds of friendship and choose at least three stories you would like to weave into your maid of honor speech for the bride. This simple exercise can help you find content ideas for your wedding speech with ease.

 

Let’s look at another thing related to the above:

A story about the groom

If you have been friends with the bride and groom for a while, then you can obviously write something about the groom as shown in this example.

‘’ I have known Jeremy for 23 years and Toni for 13, and I can't think of a better pair. My brother and my best friend. Before they ever dated, Toni always flirted with Jeremy, and I remember his retort to her attention. “Toni, I'm too young for you, and by the time I'm old enough for you, you'll be too old for me.” That must have been the hook that caught her. Who knew that all these years later, they would be getting married? But how wonderful that they did.’’

If you don’t know him really well, you can simply say that they are a perfect match because they obviously love each other.

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Here’s another thing you need to know about:

  • Share a few thoughts about marriage if you can/want to

I know it’s not customary for maid of honors to deliver pieces of advice for the bride and groom. But, you would be seen as a thoughtful and caring friend or sister if you can add a piece of advice to your speech.  

 

If you just can’t do that for obvious reasons, you can probably chip in with a nice quote about love or marriage.

 

You may use any of these:

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life--to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?"
- George Eliot

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
- When Harry Met Sally

"A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences."
- Dave Meurer

"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make--not just on your wedding day, but over and over again--and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."
- Barbara de Angelis

Marriage is not 50-50. Marriage is 100-100 – it isn’t dividing everything in half but giving everything that you have got.

 

Marriage is about sharing your joys and sorrows. It is about standing together and working as a team. This is what a marriage is made of. If you know how to share, cherish your partner, and love, you would never have to divide. Learn to share and boost love.

 

Finally, let’s look at the last item on the list:

  • End with your toast to the bride and groom

That’s not hard to write….isn’t it? A first grader can even do that. Well, here are some examples culled from both examples.

Example A: ‘’ Now, lets raise our glasses to Toni and Jeremy. Here's to love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!

Funny maid of honor speech for your friend or sister

Example B: ‘’ Now Ladies and Gentlemen, would you all please stand and join me in a toast to Maria and Richard: May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending.

To love, laughter, and happily ever after. Cheers!’’

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