Being asked to be a maid of honor is a huge privilege that comes with some significant responsibilities. In addition to organizing the bachelorette party, the maid of honor must also hold the bride’s bouquet and keep her dress looking on pointe.
So, you’d think that by the time the reception rolls around, her duties for the day would be complete and she could let her hair down a bit. Wrong. Maids of honor have one final responsibility – the biggest one of the day: the maid of honor speeches.
The content of maid of honor speeches is largely related to the personality of the bride and her relationship with her maid of honor, as well as the setting of the wedding (formal or informal).
Here are some guidelines of what to include in maid of honor speeches:
There are some Do’s and Don’ts that should be noted when writing a maid of honor speech. First thing would be to make it brief; we don’t want to take the excitement away with prolonged explanations and stories.
Do not use any curse words or profanity, unless you are absolutely sure the bride and groom would not mind.
Do not talk about embarrassing moments, even if it is a touching piece of history, those moments should be left out, at least for that day. Do not talk about past relationships, and do not spill secrets.
Great examples of maid of honor speeches:
After going through this, writing up a maid of honor speech should be a breeze. You might not be a comic or a clown but adding a bit of humor or a funny quote adds an air of relaxation for everyone. It is obviously tough being a maid of honor but trust yourself to have everything under control. Good luck!!!