Post # 1
Hi. My BFF’s wedding is in august and I have been writing a short speech. I finally have a somewhat final draft. Please tell me if it is okay or if it’s missing something. I appreciate any comments, positive or negative!
Hi! My name’s Tish. I’m the bride’s best friend and matron of honor.
Emily, you have been such a blessing in my life. You’re a wonderful friend and I’m so happy that you’ve found a great guy to spend the rest of your life with. I’m beyond excited to be here, sharing this day with you.
I’ve known Emily for about 8 years now. Let me just say, Ben, you’re a lucky, lucky man. I know you’re going to have an amazing life with this sweet, funny, and Godly woman.
For those of you that don’t know, I work at the same school with Ben’s sister, Amanda. All of this started when she and I got together for lunch after a summer staff development. I mentioned my single friend, Emily…. she mentioned her single brother, Ben and well… we decided to do a little matchmaking. Apparently we are excellent matchmakers. How awesome that it’s all led up to this day!
Emily, as you start a new chapter in your life, know that I will always be here for you. I wish you and Ben all the best.
To our bride and groom, to friendship and to love.
Post # 3
I think it’s good. Were you asked to keep it very brief, or are you a shy person? If it’s acceptable to be a bit longer, I might put in a funny/happy story about the bride/you and the bride.
Post # 4
@SapphireSun: I agree with you. A little more humor to splash it up a bit…
Post # 5
I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my sister and my speech was fairly short and simple as well. I think it went better then the Best man’s speech who just tried to be funny and rambled. I did have a few funny lines, so maybe that’s all you’re missing. For example my sister was married on Valentines Day, so I started with “I’m sure all the guys out there are happy they didn’t have to plan anything for tonight” and it got the crowd to laugh, so it made me more at ease too! Hope that helps!
Post # 6
Leave it alone. Speaking from personal experience, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Simple is best to avoid any unwarranted negative feelings or opinions.
Post # 7
I love that it is short, sweet, and heartfelt. Your sincerity shines through and I love your little matchmaking story. And hey, it’s all in the delivery, anyway. Practice a few times in front of a mirror or another bridesmaid and you’re good to go!
Post # 8
I think it’s great – I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m sure you’re friend will be very touched.
Post # 9
It is very sweet but a personal anecdote about their relationship or you and the bride’s relationship would add a nice personal touch I think. If you want to keep it short, it reads well and I am sure the bride will be touched!