- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Good evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I am (my name), the very proud big sister of our beautiful bride. I want to start by congratulating the bride and groom, and thanking all of you for being here today. I also want to give a special Thank you to the Bride and Groom’s parents. Without you this day wouldn’t be possible (Bride & Groms names) are very lucky to be blessed with such incredible parents.
When (brides name) asked me to be her maid of honor I was excited to share this time in her life with her but immediately started thinking of how I wanted to write my speech. I knew I wanted to tell you all something you may not know about her and give her a piece of marriage advice.. but since I am not married yet I thought to myself what better people to go to than our parents. When I asked them what their best piece of marriage advice would be their response was…. (I haven’t talked to them just yet)
Some of you may not know (brides name) went through a phase when she was a tomboy. I know it’s hard to believe looking at her today, but she more concerned with catching bugs with (brothers name) than she was playing dress up with me. This one particular Easter, I remember waking up to our baskets from the Easter bunny mine had dress up shoes, hair brushes and princess costumes and (brides name) and (Brothers name) had bug catching kits. We were not even half way opening our baskets and she was already running outside with (Brothers name) telling him she would catch more bees than him..
Once that phase passed she started to follow me around and ask me about hair and makeup. I’m proud to say that I was influential in guiding her into womanhood. At the time she drove me crazy when she asked me a million questions, but today I love that she values my opinion.
As your older sister, I’ve always tried to protect and shield you from harm. Looking at you two today, I’ve realized that you now have someone to take over that roll for me. I am so proud of the woman you have grown to be, and I’m so happy to share this day with you.
I’ve been so fortunate to spend my life with such a wonderful sister, and I’m excited today to add a new brother to our family. My wish for the two of you is that through the years, your love for each other will deepen and grow. Years from now, I hope you look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least. Please raise your glass to my sister and new brother in law.
this is a very early draft so I know it needs work but any constructive help would be appreciated.