Marriage is defined as a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. On this joyous and sacred ceremony, couples exchange vows to love each other until death and to stay together through life’s hardship and challenges. The groom’s brother is usually named as best man, and the bride’s sister is traditionally named as maid of honor. Here, now, is how to write a maid of honor speech.
First of all, you have to provide a warm greeting and a short introduction about yourself. You may say something that goes like this: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! For those of you who don’t know me, I am the very proud sister of our beautiful bride.” Then, proceed to thanking the guests in behalf of the bride and the groom. Say something that goes like this: “Now, in behalf of my sister and brother-in-law, I would like to thank all of you for being here today. I know this means so much for our newly weds here that you found time to grace this joyous occasion with your presence.”
“A wedding is one of the most joyous occasions a person will probably celebrate, but it won’t ever be as joyous without the people you love and care about to share it with. However, I would also like to remember some of our friends and family who, for certain reasons, cannot make it here today. I know that they, too, are happy for my sister and her groom, and that they extend the same wishes as we do for the newly wed couple – that they will stay together and in love for the rest of their lives, and raise a happy family of their own.”
To your sister, you may something that goes like this: “Sis, I am truly happy that you have finally found the man who will love you forever. You deserve it, being the kind, gentle, and loving person that you are. My wish for you is that your life together will be blessed by great tidings and less of life’s challenges and hardships. But if trials do come, I wish that you both stay strong to keep your marriage intact and to hold on to your love for one another no matter what.”
You may even share brief anecdotes about the couple, and go down memory lane for as far back as you can remember, just as long as you do not embarrass the bride and the groom in front of everyone else.