- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
Hi everyone, I’m giving a Maid/Matron of Honor speech this Saturday and would like some feedback on my rough draft. Thanks for your comments and criticism 🙂 here it is:
Hello everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is A, and I am E’s maid of honor. I am so happy and honored to be toasting to E on this amazing day. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t believe it’s finally here.
When E originally asked me to be her maid of honor, I must say, I was pretty pumped to share with you some really embarrassing stories about her. But the thing is, as E has continued to remind me, what goes around comes around…and since E also happens to be MY maid of honor, and my wedding is still to come, I have decided to take the high road, and do a complimentary toast to my amazing and beautiful best friend.
So E and I met in 2007 when we were working at TU together. If I remember correctly, it was a slow Sunday shift, E and I pulled up a couple of bar stools, and talked about, you guessed it…boys. We bonded over E’s story about this super hot new guy she had met at a party…and in fact, preparing for this day, I was looking back at all of our e-mails, and ya know what, the first e-mail E sent me was, you guessed, a picture of her newest love interest…I remember how her eyes lit up when she mentioned him…and I could tell even then that C was going to be a great match.
E has been my partner in crime ever since. Since we met she has been by my side for all the major events in my life, a most loyal friend, and the first person I go to most often for advice, usually during long walks or jogs around Fern Avenue. Eventually things got pretty serious and E and C moved in together. A few years ago when I needed a place to stay for just a couple of months since I had a decided to go travelling, E and C so generously opened their home to me. And a year and a half later…when I finally moved out…and E had essentially found my future husband to take me on…it was like leaving home for the first time.
E has been with me through the good and the bad. We have danced on bars together in Mexico, hiked mountains together in New Zealand, and together beat almost every level in Nintendo. We have laughed a lot together, cried a little, talked a LOT about our cats, and most of all had a lot of fun. She is a wonderful friend.
E and C, I admire so much the love and commitment you’ve shown for one another over the past 6 years, through both good and bad times. I know I speak for M when I say that we are so happy you are in our lives. Thank you, C, for making my friend so happy. My only advice for you is to keep doing the cooking and watch out for E’s freakishly good memory.
Now a wedding speech normally ends with a quote or a piece of advice. In terms of advice, well, I’m not married yet, so it really should be you offering me advice if anything, but my advice to you is to just keep it up. Keep loving each other, keep listening, keep being patient, keep being you.
Please raise your glasses to E and C. May the happiness you have tonight only be the start of a wonderful life ahead.