Jan 272013
 

maid of honor toastBeing the bridesmaid at a wedding is truly something amazing. This means there is a very close bound between the bride and you, you may be sisters, cousins or best friends. Regardless of any blood relations or simple best-friends relation between the two of you, you must have a quality maid of honor speech at the wedding dinner.

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A good thing to do is attending the rehearsal dinner, so that you get familiar with the feeling of the wedding dinner. Even if you want to have a speech at the rehearsal wedding dinner, try to make sure that your rehearsal speech isn’t your final speech because if the newlyweds and their parents are going to hear your speech before the main event, your speech will lose all of the magic and all of the surprise elements.

But how should you make up a good maid of honor speech? The ideas to follow are pretty simple, but you must be well-prepared to have a good speech in the end. First of all, you should make sure that you control your emotions with care. It is not a problem if you’d cry at the wedding dinner, but even if you feel like crying you should only cry for a couple of seconds, because if you cry more than you speak, people will remain with a totally negative impression over you and your behavior at this unique opportunity. It is easy to understand that after the groom speech, the bride speech and the speeches of their family members, people have high expectations when it comes to the maid of honor wedding speech and the best man speech.

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Feb 272013
 

Do you want to have a maid of honor speech which is at least as good and as successful as the best man speech? You don’t have enough ideas for your  speech? In this article, we will talk about wedding speech examples.

Speech examples are easy to find anywhere. I am just about to write down a good bridesmaid speech example here, but please note that it’s not a speech model which can be used in all cases. All speeches need to be edited, according to your situation and according to how the newlyweds are, what kind of relationship links you together. Of course, you can always review any maid of honor speech examples that can be found here or there, but make sure to gather ideas and style from every one of them!

Here we go with the speech: (Click Here for more Speech Examples)

“ Dear guests, everyone, may I have your attention please? I am pleased to say that we are gathered here to celebrate the wedding of Jake and Jessica! I am happy that everyone made it, I’ve heard some of you took days off for this event while others came here traveling a lot. Continue reading »

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Jan 272013
 

I’ve been to my fair share of weddings and I think its safe to say that I’ve seen some really funny maid of honor speeches, some really funny best man speeches, and some no so good one’s too.

Here’s where I think the difference between a really good one and a not so good one comes in.

First the not so good.

  • The not so good usually try to do things “off the cuff” or “wing it”
  • The not so good sometimes are REALLY drunk by the time they speak
  • The not so good sometimes (this is a BIG sometimes) cry during the entire speech so you couldn’t understand one word

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Jan 272013
 

maid of honor dutiesBeing the Maid of Honor is a very tedious job as you are handpicked by the bride to help her out in all the wedding preparations. Bridesmaid duties do not only mean assisting the bride or making sure that the bride looks beautiful on her wedding day. Expect to be as busy as a bee making bridal checklists and ensuring that everything will be perfect for the big day.

Pre-wedding

Before even the wedding day, one of the Maid of Honor responsibilities is to go with the bride-to-be in all of her errands like cake tasting, looking for venues, and of course buying the perfect wedding dress. Normally, the bride will be in great need of your help as it can be very stressful organizing such a big celebration. Your suggestions and ideas will definitely matter as the bride will go to you for a second opinion.

Likewise, it is your job as a Bridesmaid to organize the bridal shower. Here, you will be in charge of inviting the friends over and conceptualizing a theme for the party. This will serve as a good luck gift for your friend as she bids singlehood goodbye. Continue reading »

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Jan 272013
 

bridesmaid speechesBridesmaid speeches are hard to write as well as present. This is because if you are the bridesmaid, it is quite obvious that you are close to the bride and the audience will be hoping to hear something interesting from you. You will know a number of secrets about the bride but you need to be sure to present them in the best possible manner so that it makes it the most memorable day for them and does not result in anything disgraceful.

When you write bridesmaid  wedding speeches, there are a number of things that you need to be careful about. You should be sure of what you are including and what you are not including. Nothing in the speech should result in the couple’s fight.

A lot of times it is hard to decide who should be addressed in bridesmaid speeches. You are not sure whether you should talk to the audience as a whole, the bride, the groom or the parents of the bride/groom. As a tip, you should focus on the bride and the groom and only if required a third person. Referring to the third person will be have to decided spontaneously and should be done only if the need is felt. In order, it is possible that you will be reading the speech after the father or mother of the bride or groom. If they address you in their speech, you will have to thank them when you begin. You could also add some comments about the speech read out earlier by contradicting or including statements such as ‘I don’t quite agree with the best man here’ or ‘that is something new we got to know’. Continue reading »

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Jan 262013
 

The wedding is drawing closer and you haven’t started on the speech yet????

No worries, here’s a few ideas to get your mind moving in the right direction to give the perfect maid of honor wedding speech at your dear friends wedding reception.

  • Thank everyone for coming – this is easy, give a special thank you to the bride’s parents as well as the grooms parents.
  • Tell a short story – Tell the audience how you met the new bride, and maybe tell a few “little” embarrassing moments that you had together.  This will surely captivate the crowd.  You could even talk about what you thought about her “new boyfriend” when they first met.  Just be sure to keep in all in good fun and in a joking or light-hearted manner.
  • Explain how happy you are for the new happy couple. Continue reading »
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