MOH Speech

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My MOH was my best friend since we were 5. What stood out to me from her speech were her stories of us playing wedding with our dolls, and talks of being one another’s MOHs someday. She ended on a very touching memory about us being buddies walking across the street at school, and having to hold hands. She said she was happy to see I have found a great man to be my “buddy” for life, who will hold my hand forever. Pretty sure I teared up!

Post # 4
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6279 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

my DH cringes everytime someone starts their speech “For those of you that don’t know me, I am the maid of honor, [name].”

 

Post # 5
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1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@showmethebling:  Speeches are so personal, which make them hard to write!!  I know as a guest, I love speeches that make me cry, and then make me chuckle.  I love hearing a few ‘good’ stories, but of which are short and sweet, and not long-winded, or full of things I do not understand.  I love a speech to incorporate the couple – at some point, and not just the bride or the groom!!

I have given 2 speeches in great friends weddings.  I opened both with a background of how or why I know the Bride, shared a story about ‘us’, and then went into remembering how or when or why the Bride met her Groom, and then usually throw the groom a compliment, and then a warning about how I was not going ANYwhere!  I then asked for the crowd to join me in a cheers, and tried to incorporate a witty ‘one-liner’, of which I cannot remember at this time.

My speeches were maybe a 1:30 in length, if that, and cried through both of them.  I hope this helps?!

Post # 6
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5017 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@showmethebling:  Don’t try to be overly funny if it’s not natural! I think the best speeches are short, to the point and meaningful. Don’t tell too many “inside jokes” because no one is going to get it other than the bride.

I was at a wedding where the best man had written his speech down, but ended up getting drunk and he ripped it up right as he took the mic and just winged it. It was awful. Then he kept saying “ROLL TIDE!” which I guess was a joke at his bachelor party which also doesnt make any sense because we are from NJ, not Alabama, lol. It was like crickets in there. So awkward.

So basically – short, sweet & don’t try to be funny if you can’t pull it off (I know I can’t – I am pretty witty and funny in real life but my comedic timing is awful). And write it down. And don’t get drunk beforehand. LOL. 

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