Speech Type: Maid of Honour
Time to Read Aloud: 7 minutes
Our Favourite Line: “Time flies by so quickly and it doesn’t seem like more than two minutes since me, Suzie and Mark were growing up and playing games together and now I’m speaking at her wedding.”
I’d like to begin by welcoming you all and thanking you for coming to this very special occasion to celebrate the marriage of Suzie and Simon.
I’d also like to thank everyone who has helped in the lead up to the wedding in whatever way possible, big or small, you’ve all played your part to make the day special.
Before I go any further, I just want to say, Suzie you look absolutely beautiful and Simon, you’ve never looked more handsome.
For those of you who don’t know me and for those who can’t tell, I’m Suzie’s sister. Thank you, Suzie, for the honour of being your bridesmaid.
Time flies by so quickly and it doesn’t seem like more than two minutes since me, Suzie and Mark were growing up and playing games together and now I’m speaking at her wedding. Obviously I’ve known Suzie all of my life and we know more about each other than we would probably care to. We’ve laughed together, cried together and laughed until we’ve cried. We’ve also had the odd fight! We also have so many inside jokes that only we find funny.
Obviously I've known Suzie all of my life and we know more about each other than we would probably care to.
A Couple of Stories About Suzie
When she was growing up, she had a fascination with the name Peter, so much so she named all of her teddies Peter. Naturally we thought that Simon may have been a Peter too, however, he’s a Simon. I would like to honour Suzie’s Peter fascination and because we didn’t want him to miss her special day we have invited him along to join in the celebrations as he was Suzie’s favourite Peter of all. Everyone, meet Suzie’s childhood toy, Peter Rabbit.
Now you may notice that Peter is dressed like the boys in the wedding party and we’ve got my Mam to thank for this. She’s hand-knitted Peter his clothes as our Gran Norma used to knit her Peter Rabbit special clothes when she was growing up. Suzie was really close to our maternal grandparents, neither of whom are able to be here today. She used to spend every Friday night at their house where she used to play games and always win. As she grew up, these nights turned into pizza and wine nights where she continued to have lots of fun with the odd history lesson thrown in for good measure.
We’ve all had so many fun times growing up. We’ve been on lots of family holidays together, nights out and lots of shopping and now we are celebrating the start of her becoming a Mrs. We are all so lucky to have you in our lives and we hope you are aware of just how much we love you and how proud we all are of the lovely person you have become. It has been a joy to watch a very imaginative, inquisitive and sometimes very stubborn little girl turn into the very beautiful, clever and loving person you are today.
It has been a joy to watch a very imaginative, inquisitive and sometimes very stubborn little girl turn into the very beautiful, clever and loving person you are today.
Suzie met Simon one hot and sunny day at what was supposed to be a hot tub party. Unfortunately, the hot tub didn’t turn up so Simon improvised with a paddling pool and a roll of masking tape. I’ll let you use your imaginations there! After that, Suzie was hooked but for a long time, we had a bit of a running joke as to whether there even was a Simon as we didn’t meet him for at least a year! We did, however, get to meet him and we were all really happy that she had found someone so kind, funny and generous, and someone who shares Suzie’s love of going on holiday. Suzie goes on holiday so often she got a job that enables her to go abroad and be paid for it!
During the time we have known Simon, we have come to realise how special he is to Suzie and how much of a kind, caring and genuinely nice man he is. Simon, I can’t thank you enough for making Suzie so happy. You are everything and more we could have hoped for, for Suzie and as a brother and son in law.
Suzie and Simon, I know you will have a great life together and be very happy. You are amongst people today who care and love you very much and we wish you all the happiness in the world. We will always be there for you if you ever need anything.
You are amongst people today who care and love you very much and we wish you all the happiness in the world. We will always be there for you if you ever need anything.
Gifts and Advice
To help you start married life, I have some small gifts and advice for you both:
- A rubber band – to remind you to always be flexible.
- A candle – to help the glow of romance always be part of your love for each other.
- A paperclip – to help keep you close.
- A safety pin – to help you pinpoint any problems and solve them.
- A tea bag – to take time to relax and enjoy yourselves.
- A marble – to help you replace the ones you help each other to lose.
- A rubber – to erase any rough times.
- A match – so there’s always a spark.
- A tissue – to wipe away any tears.
- A heart – for the love you share.
Finally, I would like to propose a toast to the happy couple and I know everyone here will want to join me in raising your glasses in a toast to a very long, happy and healthy future together. Ladies and gents, please be upstanding and raise your glasses to the new bride and groom, Suzie and Simon!