Speech Type: Maid of Honour
Time to Read Aloud: 2 minutes
Our Favourite Line: “May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never-ending.”
Hi everyone, my name is Rachael. It is an absolute pleasure for me to be your maid of honour today. Firstly, I would like to thank all the other bridesmaids for doing a great task and making this day so special. I’ve decided not to tell any embarrassing stories because it would also be embarrassing for me and our parents probably don’t know about most of them.
Anyway, on a serious note, Emily is my bestest friend ever. In fact, I would say we are like really close sisters. I have never seen you happier than you have been these last few years with Ben. I hope the best for you both for now and always. May you guys share everything in life together equally, including the housework.
We are here today to celebrate everything Emily and Ben have found in each other – a best friend, a lover, a teacher, a playmate, a true partner for life. As you both sit side by side through this roller coaster of life remember to scream through the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops and enjoy every twist and turn for the ride is better because you share it together. Separately you are two very special people but together you are complete.
Lastly, I’d like to wish you words from the song “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders:
When you are at the crossroads and you don’t know which path to choose,
Let me come along,
Because even if you’re wrong,
I’ll stand by you.
Now, ladies and gentlemen, would you all please stand and join me in a toast to Emily and Ben. May your love be like the wind, strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never-ending. To love, laughter, and happily ever after – cheers!