Post # 1
How would you feel if your maid of honor described you as her soulmate in her reception speech? I was at a wedding last weekend for a friend of mine. My friend, has just given a very nice announcement to her husband that she is so lucky to have found him, he was one in a million, and that he was her soulmate. Then the groom said some wonderful things to his wife. Then it was the best man, who did a great job and then the Maid/Matron of Honor who had her speech written down (which is fine)- described her friendship with the bride as her soulmate and that she would always be her soulmate. Just wondering if this is a little weird? I noticed the crowd looked a bit uncomfortable, an ackward moment of silence type of deal. In addition her Maid/Matron of Honor was a crying wreck, I felt bad for her. I have to say, they have been friends for 12 yrs. Maid/Matron of Honor has been married for around 9 yrs. has 2 children, her husband and kids attended the wedding and reception.
Post # 3
I mean I guess it’s different for different people, but I definitely think my best girlfriends are my soul mates. To me, a BFF is similar to a spouse – a long relationship through the good and the bad that you can always turn to (obviously there are some major differences between the two). So I could see describing a best friend as a soul mate – or, as I frequently say, a bosom buddy (mostly because I love Anne of Green Gables).
Post # 4
This is weird. But my best friend and I have jokingly called each other soulmates for years. I don’t think a soulmate needs to be a sexual partner – it;s the souls recognition of a kindred spirit. But I think it’s weird to say that at a wedding, in the speech. Kind of like the Maid/Matron of Honor was trying to make it about her? Strange…
Post # 6
My best friend is definitely my soul mate. Darling Husband is too, but she came along first :).
Post # 7
I think it would be awkward as all hell.
Post # 8
@jo.lee: so sweet! I love my friends!
Post # 9
I think it’s adorable and really sweet, and that the bride is lucky to have such a friend in her life.
Post # 10
Totally fine to me. My best girlfriend and I have our own special connection.
In the situation you described, though, if the Maid/Matron of Honor was putting a lot of emphasis on the word “soulmate,” it could come off as her being jealous or afraid of losing her friend.
Post # 11
I don’t think it’s weird. I think it’s a lovely sentiment. I certainly think of my closest friends as my “soulmates”.