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Maid of Honor Sister Speech

Maid of Honor Sister Speech

This section provides some easy, effective techniques with helpful hints and tips on writing a Maid of Honor Sister Speech - a speech to be delivered by the sister of the bride or groom to congratulate the happy couple and wish them well. Read on to make this task as easy as possible...

What exactly is a Maid of Honor Sister Speech? Definition

Let's start be considering exactly what is a Maid of Honor Sister Speech. Definition:

A Maid of Honor Speech is written to follow the Best Man speech to provide a 'feminine touch' to the wedding festivities.

The Maid of Honor is often the sister of the bride or bridegroom and as such a close family member would know many interesting stories from childhood and the dreaded teenage years. Weddings are quite formal occasions but the Maid of Honor speech by the sister should be fun and informal.
 

There are various techniques to help complete this type of task and, if you are nervous and have never written or delivered a speech before, we would also recommend that you check out our free, fast and concise PowerPoint-style presentations on:

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The Main Elements to Writing a Maid of Honor Sister Speech
The main elements to writing a successful and effective Maid of Honor Sister Speech are to convey a sense fun, family memories and best wishes to the happy couple :

  • Brevity - Less than 3 minutes. Don't bore the Wedding guests and remember the quotes by Lord Reading "Always be shorter than anybody dared to hope!" and Franklin D. Roosevelt "Be sincere; be brief; be seated."

  • Memories and Anecdotes - Funny personal stories to make everyone smile

  • The Toast - An expression of gratitude to the bridesmaids and parents and good wishes to the bride and groom

The Structure and Outline of a Maid of Honor Sister Speech
What is a good structure, outline or good guidelines to writing a Maid of Honor Sister Speech?

  • Your Opener - the opening, ice-breaker or attention grabber

  • Introduction - Tell them how beautiful the bride and groom look together

  • The Anecdotes - Amusing stories about the couple and sister

  • Advice or spiritual statement, if appropriate to the beliefs of the couple

  • Conclusion - Try to end with a memorable punch line, positive statement or funny quote

  • The Toast - Wedding etiquette requires that the Maid of Honor sister:

    1. Toast to the bride and groom

    2. Toast to bridesmaids

    3. Toast to parents.

Famous Quotes to include in Maid of Honor Sister Speeches
The following quotes are suitable for Maid of Honor Sister Speeches  - they might inspire you!

  • "Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper!" Quote by Helen Rowland

  • " A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences." Quote by Dave Meurer

  • "Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without." Dr. James C. Dobson

  • You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince. Author Unknown

Maid of Honor Sister Speech - Tips and Hints on Writing and Giving Speeches
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