- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
i have posted here before about my predicament of being Maid/Matron of Honor for a bride I dont really know (we have been friends for 3 years, two which have just been long distance correspondence)
Here is the speech I have come up with…what do you guys think?
As Matron of Honour I believe it’s some kind of unspoken rule that I have to go out of my way and be mushy and make sure there is not a dry eye in this place. Im sorry guys, I can’t do it…im just way too funny.
Before I get into what Im sure will be a disaster of a speech I would like to start by saying that BRIDE, you look absolutely beautiful.
Now for those of you who don’t know me my name is Bailey and for those of you who do, I’ll have the usual, just put the bottle next to my purse. I have known BRIDE for over three years and am so delighted to be her Matron of Honor. BRIDE and I met in CITY working at WORK, where we quickly built a great friendship that was based on mocking our employers and cheating (unintentionally I might add) on our sweet golfing team with Alicia. I should also add that even though we were cheating we still did not win!
I thought for a speech I could get some marriage advice from your guys’ parents, grandparents etc but realized I have been married for a little over two months so I probably know everything there is about marriage so it was not necessary. So here is my advice:
Go to Bed Angry: It’s better to go to bed angry than stay up all night fighting – you’ll need your rest in order to win the fight tomorrow and BRIDE help GROOM improve himself: If GROOM is a hunter or fisher and brings home some sort of trophy, say, “I thought it would be bigger.” It will encourage him to try harder next time.
But in all seriousness you two, it is such a blessing for me to stand by your side on this special day as you make one of the most momentous steps in your life. As I watched you guys say your vows today I could see how much you guys loved and cared for each other. A wise person, whose name I can not pronounce, once said “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” and since I have know you BRIDE, all three years, I have seen you fall in love with GROOM 1095 days in a row.
GROOM you are the luckiest guy in the world to get to be married to such an amazing, gorgeous, and kind hearted woman and if this incredible day is any sign of what is to come for your future you two will be truly blessed. Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” And I hope that today, people will forget my speech but people will never forget how you made them feel today. Yours guys love is absolutely radiating and your vows have had a positive effect on all of us here today. Like someone dropping a pebble into still water, your love has sent out ripples of happiness to everyone around you. It brings joy to those who have already said, “I do” as they fondly remember their wedding day. It brings hope to those who are still looking for that special someone. And it shows young children what they have to look forward to when they grow up.â€¨â€¨
Congrats BRIDE and GROOM