Need help writing Matron of Honor speech!!

United States
September 11, 2008 9:03am CST
Help! I am usually so good with words. I have never ever given a speech before and not only am I terrified to stand up in front of 130 people, but I can't think of a darn thing to say! Anyone have any advice?? I truly appreciate it!
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@rdvg3283 (78)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
Just be honest to your self... And don't freak out. We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
Easier said than done sometimes, but I will sure try!! Thanks.
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@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
I think that if you speak from the heart you can never go wrong...and talk about the memories you share with them and what a wonderful couple they are etc....good luck.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
Thanks!!
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• United States
11 Sep 08
I believe the traditional toast includes Congratulations for the Groom and Best Wishes for the Bride. You should also include a short anecdote about the couple and wishes for a long and promising union (blessed with a family if they are thinking of children in the near future).
• United States
11 Sep 08
Thank you!!
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I also was put in this postition and had a heck of time. SO what I did was give the groom some insight into my sister. I started out by saying I had tried to think of some advice to give the new bride and groom, but figured the'd already heard it all. SO them I explained she was accident prone as a child, so I gave a couple of short remarks about her mishaps, then turned to the groom, handed him a first aid kit and told him welcome to the family, he was gonna need this. Then I congratulated them and wished them a life of happiness together. It was short sweet and memorable. Good luck to you!
• United States
11 Sep 08
That's hysterical! Wish I could have seen that.Thanks for the advice. I will rack my brain for something cute like that.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
11 Sep 08
First off, don't make it long. Everybody is hungry and ready for the entertainment, lol. State how and how long you know the bride, how dear she is to you, and how happy you are that she found somebody special to spend the rest of her life with. Some people try to put in an anecdote of the couple/bride/groom, which can be nice but shouldn't be hyper-embarrassing (you don't want to ruin the day). Ask everybody to toast the couple and to wish them a long, healthy, and happy life together, may all their wishes come true...
• United States
11 Sep 08
Thanks for the response. This will be a huge help!!
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