October 23, 2009
When writing your bridesmaid wedding speech, it can sometimes be hard to think of what to actually put in your bridesmaid speech. It is a good thing to look at some examples of wedding speeches, which I, unfortunately, didnâ€™t make use of until the last minute – I would recommend looking at some examples to avoid the “writers block” and getting everything ready before the big day.
Finding examples and still writing a unique speech
When I wrote my first speech being the maid of honor, I was struck by the writerâ€™s block – I just couldnâ€™t think of what I should put in the bridesmaid speech. It can really be hard to think of, but here are a few points I found really useful:
- Introduce yourself to the people at the wedding, giving a brief story about your relation to the bride
- Find some funny stories about the bride and the groom
- Compliment the groom – always works to point out how lucky he is to be with the bride
- Wedding speech jokes, make sure to have some humor in your toast
- Some points about the brides personality – as a bridesmaid, you should know her better than most people at the wedding
This is just a few examples of what you could put in your bridesmaid speech. There are many other good examples of toasts and speeches, and I would really recommend you to look around the internet for guides and examples.
As this is a big day, donâ€™t make you speech too short; make an ordered list of what you want in the speech and stick to it. That really helped me out at my first wedding as a bridesmaid. But remember not to ramble for too long, donâ€™t get the guests bored – stick to your points, and get the audience involved.