Sample Maid of Honor speech
FRIEND OF THE BRIDE
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me first to thank you all for being here and sharing this wonderful occasion with us. I can’t tell you how honored I am to be standing here to toast my best friend Sue and her husband Bob.
Sue and I like so many of us, met our first year in college and have been inseparable ever since. It’s amazing how relieved I was when she and Bob finally got together. They’d been tap dancing around the idea of going out for almost six months before he finally found the, well, courage to make it happen. Asking her out may have been the roughest part of the journey, because ever since it’s been nothing but sunny skies and smooth sailing for those two. I have never before watched two people fall so madly in love with each other, and I am so happy that I can share the celebration of their wedding with them.
Bob, it’s been such a pleasure getting to know you the past couple of years. I know that you love Sue with all of your heart and will cherish her for the rest of your life. Of course, if that ends up not the case, you’ll have me to answer too! Seriously, though, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Sue the happiest she’s ever been in her life.
Sue, you’ve been my best friend for six years, and I have never seen you smile as much as you did today when you said, “I do.” Well, maybe the day you showed me that nice rock Bob slid on your finger when he popped the question! You are the kindest, most caring person I have ever known in my life, and I know that that life you and Bob will share together will truly be something special.
I raise my glass, and ask everyone to join me in wishing you happiness, love, and longevity in this most perfect of marriages. Cheers!