(Closed) MOH speech when you dont know the bride

posted 9 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 18
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would toast the couple.  Just wish them a happy marriage, thank everyone for coming, and don’t forget to say “raise your glasses to toast jane & jack”.  Sometimes people forget that last part and its awkward when people don’t know if they’re suppose to drink yet or not!

Post # 19
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes definitely remember to actually toast. Even though I told the BM/MOH, the Bridesmaid or Best Man forgot, the Maid/Matron of Honor said it for him (he went first).

I wouldn’t worry about it sounding bland. They will be in such a state of bliss / everything going by so quickly. As long as you put effort into it, and come prepared, you will be fine. The problem with our Best Man’s speech was that you could tell he made it up on the spot (and probably practiced the college speech line an hour before).

Post # 20
375 posts
Helper bee

The last wedding I went to only had a Best Man speech. I would give a toast to the couple and leave out the stories.

Post # 21
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Is there a particular poem, verse, selection of a book that you know she likes?  You could read that as part of your speech.  Also at my wedding, all of our attendants said something and I thought that was awesome because I was only expecting the Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man to give a speech.

Post # 23
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i love gemstone’s idea. maybe you could do a poll of a bunch of couples that have been together for awhile–parents, grandparents, etc… and read that. i think that would be really sweet without being obvious that you don’t have much to say about the bride.

Post # 24
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love your “game” idea for the stagette. That sounds like it will elicit some stories to share. I also love pb&j’s idea about advice. Maybe you could incorporate this by having people write advice during the bridal shower (if she is having one).I guess this is what you get for being so nice to people! hahaha.

Good luck!

Post # 25
246 posts
Helper bee

I agree with everyone on giving some advice.   Also, you can comment on their love for each other and how evident it was throughout their ceremony.  What an honor it is for all of the guests to gather and celebrate in that love, etc.

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