How To Make A Maid Of Honor Speech
Traditionally, the maid of honor speech is the last speech to be given.
This speech should be used to congratulate the bride and groom, provide some humorous stories about the bride and to read out cards from guests who could not attend and propose a toast.
Here are some tips to make sure your maid of honor speech hits the mark:
Tip 2 - Read and re-read the speech until it starts to become second nature. As the speech is important, it needs to be delivered well and without too much hesitation.
Tip 3 - Write your speech onto small cards that you can easily carry with you. You can use these cards to prompt you during the speech.
Tip 4 - Make sure you know the names of all the family members you are going to speak about. It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised at how many speakers have to ask for names!
Tip 5 - Time the speech so it finishes between five and ten minutes. It's easy to carry on speaking, but it can often bore your audience. It's better to do too little than too much!
Tip 6 - When making the speech, always try and look at the audience. It's common for people to keep their head down which makes the speech less personal.
Tip 7 - Speak clearly and in your natural speaking style.
The maid of honor speech should cover:
* Opening remarks - Welcome everyone.
* Make some short comments about the bride and how the bride and groom came to meet.
* Make some short comments about your thoughts about bride and how they compliment each other as a couple.
* Finish with a toast to the health and happiness of the bride and groom.
If you follow these simple tips, your maid of honor speech will go without a hitch.
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