You have to give a Maid of Honor speech and don't know where to start? Begin with these 7 tips for writing a Maid of Honor speech.
1. The Maid of Honor, sometimes also called the Bridesmaid or even the Matron of Honor, speaks after the Best Man. Remember, the audience has to listen to a lot of wedding speeches before and after you. So, my tip number one is: keep it brief.
2. For all situations goes the same - in the church or at the reception - your Maid of Honor wedding speech topics should be from your heart! If you are not comic, then don't try to be comic. Just be yourself. Especially speech topics in a church should be appropriate in relation to the religious ambiance.
3. Write a personal Maid of Honor speech, but not too personal. Ask others if the stories you want to tell will not embarrass the bride and groom or the guests.
4. Make enthusiastic and sincere comments and compliments about the couple, but don't exaggerate. Look at things from the female point of view. The attendants already have listened to the boy scout opinions of the Best Man. Now it's your turn to pay back :-) Say something in favor of the bride and the other girls in the room. Indeed, your role is like the Best Man - flatter the bride, congratulate the bridal couple, and tease and roast the bride a little.
5. Never come up with negative or depressing speech topics. Avoid sex, politics or religion.
6. When you have finished a first draft of your Maid of Honor speech, read it out loud in front of someone else and ask for her or his opinion.
7. On the wedding day bring note cards with all important key words of your Maid of Honor speech ideas. If you know what you want to say it will be easier to overcome any fear of public speaking. Another benefit of note cards: they will prevent you from babbling, stumbling or giving a long boring Maid of Honor speech.
If you don't know what to talk about, or you feel you need more possible speech topics as a reference? Try my 17 Sample Maid of Honor Speech Topics.