If your sister is getting married, and you have just been asked to be her maid of honor, it might be a great pleasure on your part. After all, it is her very special day. Along with that pressure, however, there is also the pressure when your thoughts get to the maid of honor speech that you have to deliver during the reception.
When preparing for the maid of honor wedding speech, it is important to bear in mind that the event is that of the bride’s. It is her day, so everything should be about her. You can talk about stories and shared experiences that revolve around all of her good points. Most importantly, you should speak from the heart and be as sincere as possible.
It helps to ask other people who are close to the bride about topics and stories to tell during the speech. If possible, you can also ask your sister, the bride, herself about what things she wishes to hear about during her wedding day.
Although creating a maid of honor speech for your sister might seem like too much to handle, it is actually a piece of cake. After collecting a number of suggestions from other family members and friends, you can then choose from them and stick with something that is both entertaining and has a point. If possible, you can go with stories that highlight your sister’s good character. A humorously told story is a good way to do it in order to keep the positive energy flowing during the event.
This story can then be further spun to illustrate a certain point, lesson or piece of advice relevant to the new life as a married woman waiting ahead for your sister. At this part of the speech, you can include some parts of the story on how your sister and her groom met and how their relationship has been as they dated. It is also nice to share to the audience a bit about their dating rituals and funny moments together. It is best to stick with a single theme all throughout the speech in order to avoid an unorganized talk.
As conclusion, you can proceed to give her a piece of advice about her new life with her new husband. It is also at this point where a congratulatory embrace is most appropriate between sisters. In a wrap, this can include a wish for her married life, a toast to her wonderful wedding day and a heartfelt thanks for letting you play a major part of such a special occasion.