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5 Basic Steps To Writing A Perfect Maid Of Honor Speech

By Phillipa O\'Reilly

I know it can be tough to know exactly where to begin writing your maid of honor speech. It is ver easy to procrastinate and to keep putting it off. Don’t worry, focus your mind and decide to commence writing your maid of honor speech now! I know you will be able to give a really great maid of honor speech, should you just adhere to the 5 steps here.

You’ll need to begin with a little brainstorming. Do not forget to write down all the ideas that come to mind. Just make some notes to commence with. I advise you to go for a beginning, a middle and an end format. Don’t be afraid to begin with impact. Don’t just have a list of greetings. Include a meaningful quote or a joke to ensure the wedding guests are interested from the start. Once you get to the middle of the speech, you could maybe tell a story about your friendship with the bride or the bride herself. Try to go for an ending that has maximum impact. This could be something deep and meaningful or even something that will bring a smile to the guests. The style is completely up to you.

Go back over the notes you have made and use them to begin writing your speech. Write your speech as you’d say it in your normal register of language and include words or phrases which you may possibly not normally write down, if you were composing a letter, but which you generally use whenever you speak. eg. You know what I mean….

Do no be afraid to get wedding guests involved speech. I know you are already nervous and that this might sound truly frightening but it isn’t so tough. Include questions that you know you will get a good response to. Doesn’t the bride look stunning to-day?

Now is time to re-write your maid of honor speech. Once you do a couple of practice runs, you’ll most likely discover phrases that you find difficult to speak or that really don’t sound as well as you expected. Even award winning writers have to edit and re-write their work!

Now that your speech is completed, just write it out on small cards. These cards are less difficult to handle and will accessorize your stunning maid of honor gown more discretely than a large sheet of paper!

If you stick to the above steps, you ought to be able to create a really great maid of honor speech. Still nervous? There are a few really fantastic resources, that include actual speech samples, that can assist you to create a maid of honor speech that will do the bride proud.

Find more tips at Maid of Honour Speeches, or find sample speeches here!

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