A maid of honor is a special part of the wedding day. She has a critical role in all of the events leading up to the celebration as well as key responsibilities for the day as well. She’s the bride’s right hand woman, she organizing the hen-night and provides much-needed help and assistance throughout all of the planning. And in addition to all of that, she’s expected to give a speech as well.

But what does that speech include and what kinds of things make it unique, special, giggle-inducing, and all of the other wonderful ways to create an everlasting memory for the happy couple?

What To Include In Your Maid of Honor Speech

Taking place after the father of the bride and the best man relay their own words to the guests, the maid of honor takes center stage to raise a glass in celebration.

It doesn’t have to be long and drawn out, it just has to be heartfelt – even with a few laughs involved. But there are some key elements that you need to include. Thankfully, we have a maid of honor speech template to follow.

Start by introducing yourself. Don’t assume the assembled guests will all know who you are you. But don’t deliver your speech to the guests, talk specifically to your friend and her groom.

Then it should be about the actually honor of being maid of honor for your best friend. Tell a story or two about your relationship with the bride (and groom for that matter) and your take on them as a couple. A funny story of how they met, how they became a couple or an anecdote of humorous moments of their time together will always go down well.

Quotes To Inspire & Include In Your Speech

Throwing some fun quotes into the mix will help you create your speech from scratch. It’ll help you make an outline to follow and have a certain flow of words. Take a peek below at our compilation of inspiration that you can grab ideas from!

“I Remember When,” Quotes

“I remember the time when xxx and xxx met…”

“I first met xxx in a maths lesson at school and we clicked instantly” or “We became work colleagues with our desks next to one another, and we became firm friends and tea buddies”

“I’ve been friends with xxx for so many years and she’s definitely found the perfect man in xxx”

Light-Hearted Quotes

“Love is blind. Marriage is the eye opener.” — Pauline Thomason

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” — Rose Franken

“Never forget the two most important replies: ‘you’re right, dear’ and ‘okay, buy it’. Never be afraid that xxx will leave you, she has spent years training you and she won’t give that up lightly.”

Heartfelt Quotes

“Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.” — James C. Dobson

“We love because it’s the only true adventure” — Nikki Giovanni

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

Well-Known Quotes

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” — Katherine Hepburn

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined…to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”— George Elliot

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.” — 1 Corinthians 13:7

Movie Quotes

“Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now.” — West Side Story, 1961

“Love is that can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over-the-fence, World Series kinda stuff.”  — Angels in the Outfield, 1994

“I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental — like on a breeze, but I think maybe it’s both… If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.” — Forrest Gump, 1994

Author Quotes

“Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” — Mark Twain

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” —William Shakespeare

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