(Closed) Need help with MOH speech but barely know the bride

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

In that case just keep it short and sweet. There’s no need for a long drawn out speech that no one really wants to listen to anyway. Congratulate them on their wedding, welcome her to your family, and wish them a lifetime of happiness. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

That is tough? How far out from the wedding are you? Can you schedule some hang time with the two of them? In your situation I’d try to talk about them as a couple. Good luck, sounds un-fun

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

If I were in your shoes I would just encourage everyone to raise their glass for the happy couple and probaly recite the Irish wedding blessing or some generic toast. Keep it short and sweet. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I think molokoa had a good idea in not trying to write the whole thing from scratch. Maybe find a not-too-long poem that suits them, and mostly read that? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

SHort and sweet!  Talk about how you met her and how special their relationship is….how happy she makes him!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

levismommy512 :  This helped me write my Maid/Matron of Honor speech for my BFF’s wedding. It’s a great template to start with.

http://apracticalwedding.com/2011/08/maid-of-honor-speech-wedding-speeches/

-If you don’t really have any stories, you can talk about how you saw that they were a good match during your first interaction with the two of them as a couple.

-You can also talk about what a profound effect she has had on our cousin and how she has changed him in positive ways and how he talks about her with love in his eyes.

-Feel free to be a little vague and don’t worry if something you’re saying is cliche. Examples: “When you met X/when you told me about X/when I first saw you together, you lit up and I knew he was the one for you” and “You’ve always supported one another and brought out the best in each other.”

-Don’t be shy about asking her and your cousin for a couple of cute stories from their relationship. You’re all adults after all, and they must know that you don’t know each other that well.

-I think you can make a sweet speech pretty easily.

-As far as length, I definitely don’t think you’ll have a problem going too long. However, I also think going too short can be a problem. I would aim for the speech to be around 3 minutes.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Don’t stress, no one likes long speeches! Just say how happy you are for them and other generic (but nice!) sentiments, a poem or blessing would fill some time, end with a toast! Maybe you could ask them each why they love the other one/what their first impressions were (or something) to see if they come up with any cute stories you could use. It’s nice of you to do this 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

levismommy512 :  

Well I wouldn’t   even bother about the backgound stuff, you would only  be repeating  someone else’s ideas anyway if you hardly know her .

I agree with pps, just  do a short generic speech, welcoming  her and wishing them both love and happiness etc. Nobody likes long detailed personal speeches anyway  , guests will bless you  for it.

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