More and more brides and bridesmaids aren’t leaving it all to the boys, they want their extra few minutes in the limelight, too! Here at Wedding Ideas HQ we are big fans of the bridesmaid speech, but with most of the advice geared towards guys, it’s time for some girls-only guidance in the form of our ultimate guide to a bridesmaid speech. Share this with your best girls for wonderful wedding day results. Here goes!
Make it personal
Speeches resonate most with people when they are personal and relatable. Make your bridesmaid speech a success by passing around pictures or creating a slideshow – whether you’ve got an album of childhood snaps to delve into or just a few from more recent years, they’ll add a visual dimension to your speech and that all-important personal touch.
Make it entertaining
Speeches don’t all have to be funny – we’re not all natural comedians, after all – but they can still be entertaining. Rather than reel off a sheet of cheesy jokes, share memorable moments of their relationship that perhaps only you were privy too. We’re talking the gushing after the first date, funny comments early on and – of course – the bridezilla moments (we all have them!).
It’s also worth considering how you give your speech – we loved a real bridesmaid who was bold enough to rap her’s!
Make it loving
The bride is one of your best friends and she’s entrusted you with the privilege of sharing her biggest day, so your bridesmaid speech is the perfect time to thank her. Tell her how much it meant to you to share such a special day with her and how stunning she looks. You can lead onto this part of your speech from a fond memory you and the bride have shared.
Make it inclusive
You might be the bridesmaid, but you’re there for the groom, too. Your bridesmaid speech is the perfect time to talk about the two of them, not just the bride, because that’s what the day is all about. Whether you’ve always known them as a couple or have known the bride or groom individually for years, make sure your words celebrate them as the newly married couple they are.
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