Sisters of the brides have the ability to create an extra-special moment for the bride and the groom to remember. With an extra bout of sentiment and sass, this speech can make tears fall and giggles erupt. And don’t worry about nerves, we’ve got you covered.
What Makes a Great Speech?
Sisters share a common lineage that makes them partners and friends for life.
It goes beyond being described as close or as members of the same family. A sister’s wedding presents an opportunity to make her feel special and enjoy a uniquely sweetly-worded sister wedding speech.
Five Tips to Improve Your Speech
- Make it personal.
- Share profound memories – the good and the slightly embarrassing.
- Practice. Practice. Practice. And start writing it early.
- Gush about your sister and let everyone know how and why she is so special to you and others.
- Always thank the guests for coming.
Don’t Forget to Include These Important Points
When you are planning to deliver a sister’s wedding speech, make sure you keep the moments as lively and simple as possible. Don’t be afraid to be funny and people will always love the heartfelt side too.
Start by stating the relationship you share, if you are older or younger to the bride. Having done this, extend some few words of congratulations to the couple on behalf of your family and remember to thank your guests and relatives for coming.
Two Examples of Great Sister of the Bride Speeches
Keeping it Light and Fun
All right, good afternoon everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Lindsay and I am a younger sister of the bride. For those of you who do know me; I’ll have the usual, just put the butter by my purse. I would like to start by congratulating the other Lenny, Lenny the number one for her Oscar nomination. Thank you for making us beautiful today, taking the time out and thank you for telling Glenn Klaus “No” and Emmy “Yes.” We appreciate it. The day that Emmy asked me to be her maid of honor… actually she never asked me to be her maid of honor. I just sort of assumed the role. So hopefully, I’m the person you want sitting next to you; if not, I’m sorry there’re no refunds.
Anyway, when I started thinking about a speech I was really nervous and I even contemplated asking her if she would mind if I didn’t speak. I have several anxieties. But I quickly scrapped that idea because for those of you who know my sister, you know that she does not take no for an answer. I can elaborate with a short story to help pin up a better picture for you. When Emmy first told me she was moving to Ireland the conversation was something like, “Hello, you’re what? Steve begged you? And he’s, “Yeez!” Yeah, great. No, I don’t think dad will kill him.”
Steve’s version of it went something like, “You’re sister, she’s the most determined woman I’ve ever met.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“Well, she came for a three day visit and she had three job interviews lined up and she had an apartment.” So, there’re two sides to every story but she’s a very determined young lady. Growing up with Emmy as a big sister, she really helped paved the way for me in high school. “Oh, are you Emmy Thorne’s sister?” “Yes.” Well, that pretty much meant that if I had any grade below an A, they questioned whether or now we were truly related.
And they would do the same for your brother too. So, that was tough. But not only was Emmy an academic star but she never really joined anything else in school except the captain of dance team. She the head of math leads, president of student council, basketball player, volleyball player, a typical underachiever. And then went to North Western on top of it. On a more serious note, Emmy is a type of sister that everyone probably wishes that they had, I’m not going to cry. As far back as I can remember, you’ve been the voice of reason, my biggest cheerleader and my role model.
Above all, you’ve been a great friend. Even though she’s faraway, she’s still the first person I call with good news or bad or someone just when I need advice, or someone to listen to me bitch. She’s that person. I honestly don’t know what I would do without you. Steven, oh Steven… I’m not going to embarrass Steve because Johnny is going to that fully. I’d like to officially welcome you to our family. We all love you very much. I’ve always hoped that Emmy can find someone that can keep up with her, someone who challenges her, makes her laugh, enjoys the same thing she does. Above all, I would hope she found someone who can put her in her place and you are that someone.
One of Emmy’s best friends back home refers to you as gentleman Steve and that name couldn’t be any more fitting, and dad I thought sober for my speech. You’re a true gentleman and Emmy couldn’t have picked a sexier accent to listen to if you ask me. To finish up Steve, I would like to share a few tips with you, tips that are supposed to guarantee a long and happy marriage. Number one, when you’re wrong admit it, when you’re right shut up. The best way to remember your anniversary is to forget it once. Happy wife is a happy life. And finally Steven, never be afraid the Emmy will leave you, she has spent years training you and she will not give that up.
With that said, I’d like everyone to please raise a glass, I’d like to make a toast to Emmy and Steve. I wish you a lifetime of happiness. May the road be long and the party never end.
Going Sentimental and Heartfelt
Good evening! First of all I want to thank all of your for coming and celebrating this beautiful new marriage, especially all those who had to buy a plane ticket and take off work to be here. We so appreciate you.
For those who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Claire and I’m the little sister of the stunning bride tonight. And when Claire asked me to be her maid of honor, I was so honored although slightly nervous about this task right now.
Our relationship has always been solid. We fought, of course, but my memories are filled with giggles and hugs and secrets. Although we shared a room for nearly 10 years and were completely sick of each other when she moved off to college, she’s always been my favorite person.
Whens he brought Ben home that Christmas, I knew this was it for her though. I’d never share a room with her again. And I wouldn’t ever share an apartment with her after we graduated college either. She had already found her forever roommate two months into freshman year.
Both of you are such good people, deserving of each other’s love and an inspiration to all of us. I have an incredibly sister already and I’ve be doubly bless this evening by gaining a brother too.
We salute you and wish you both an incredibly happy and long life together.
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