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You might not realize it, but the maid of honor–or even a bridesmaid–can play
an important role in a wedding ceremony. Next to the bride and the groom (and
possibly their parents), everyone is looking at you and paying attention to what
In fact, it has become common for the maid of honor and even bridesmaids to
give speeches at weddings. And if you find yourself in this position, then you
must make an effort to prepare, so that you can do an excellent job on your
friend’s special day.
Now, when it comes to the maid of honor `s speech or to a bridesmaid’s speech,
there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The first is that you will typically be
giving a toast, rather than delivering a speech (in contrast to what the father of
the bride and the best man will do).
The next thing to keep in mind is that your speech should be focused on your
friend entirely. Just as the best man will focus the bulk of his speech on the
groom, you will need to provide a toast that is fitting for the bride.
Not surprisingly, it can be a challenging endeavor to write a maid of honor or
bridesmaid’s speech. And that is exactly why I have written this guide for people
like you. In the remaining sections, I will provide exact templates for maid of
honor and bridesmaid’s speeches. All you need to do is alter the templates to
make them fit your particular situation.