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Maid of Honor Speech

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Need to write your Maid of Honor speech You’ve come to the right place.

First thing you should know is that I wrote my MOH speech the night before. So, if you are here in a mad panic, don’t worry.

In fact, if you are panicking, cut it out!

Your maid of honor speech is going to be great and your best friend or sister will absolutely love it.

I was recently in my best friend’s wedding and I had to prepare my own Maid of Honor speech. Honestly, I was nervous about it. It only happens once and it will be on video.

I thought the bachelorette party was hard. NOPE.

I’m not a shy person but I wanted to get it right. I always put a lot of pressure on myself but it was pretty silly. Everyone is running on adrenaline. I could have spoken in Spanish and it would have been the best speech ever.


So, let’s pan over to Kinsey, laying on her couch, drinking wine and finally getting to writing down that MOH speech.

First tip: Write it down.

Do not think you are going to wing it. Like I said, it will be on video and there is no redo. The least you can do is jot some notes down so you aren’t saying ‘UM..” 42 times.

So, how do you even condense the love you have for your best friend into a 2 minute toast?

You don’t.

You can’t.

Don’t try.

Remember, it is a toast. It needs to be short and sweet. If you really want to gush, write her a letter and give it to her before.

I stuck to this little formula and it really worked out perfectly. I was able to throw in a little humor every once in a while, too!

Maid of Honor Speech

First Introduce yourself. It can be very simple.

My name is Kinsey and I’m still in awe that I get to be a part of this gorgeous wedding!

Then, we are going to add in a little humor so that the guests will listen to the rest of it.

Who has cried today? Yeah, looks like a lot. It’s been an emotional day. Even the cake is in tiers!

Ba dum tiss!! Get it? Next, we talk about the bride.

Tough crowd, I see. Moving on to the sappy stuff.

I met Paige 5 years ago at Texas A&M University. We joined the same organization and had a class together our very first semester. As fate would have it, she also lived in the dorm directly above mine. I know we both needed each other then and I am so thankful we still need each other today.

That’s it, y’all. That is all the sappiness I could handle.

Second tip: Make sure to look at the couple a few times while you are giving your speech. Don’t look down at your phone the entire time.

Next, we are moving on to talk about the groom.

That being said, I have also known Joe for 5 years. At first he was just the boyfriend up in Dallas but very very soon I saw the light he put into Paige’s eyes. She talked about him constantly so before I had even met him, I knew he was the one for her. In fact, within months of knowing each other, I told Paige I would be in her wedding.

True facts, folks. Surprisingly, I am still not crying so we are doing GREAT.

Next, we talk about the couple.

Here we are today and I could not be more excited for them or proud of them. Paige is an amazing friend with the biggest heart. Joe is absolutely hilarious and the kind of guy who’d give the shirt off his back to a stranger.

Together, they make a fearless team with great ambition. They are inspirational and encouraging, loving and forgiving.

Queue the humor because we hear some sniffles.

And I have to mention that they will most definitely make the most beautiful babies one day!


Finally, we have the toast!

Here’s to love and lots and lots of laughter. A happily ever after for Joe and Paige as they start their new chapter.
Here’s to the new Mr. and Mrs. Harris.

Taa-daa!! Pat yourself on the back, it’s time to party!


Third tip: Since I had to hold the microphone, phone and a glass of wine, I had a friend stand by me to help me juggle it all. 

Remember, talk slow and don’t drink TOO much before you have to be in front of Granny and Grandpa.

I hope this helps when figuring our what to say to your best friend on her wedding day. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me!



See my other Maid of Honor articles like How to Plan a Bachelorette Party and How to Make a Hangover Kit!

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