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Advice: Maid of Honor speech

3 Jun

This week, Lovely Little Details blog had some great advice on giving a bridal party speech.  I am the maid of honor in one of my friend’s weddings this Labor Day, and I am already nervous! I have not begun writing the speech, and despite having plenty of time (exactly 3 months), I will be printing these tips that I took away from her post to ease my worries as the speech time approaches.

  1. Think of the speech as an outline with a beginning, middle, and end.
  2. Start off by giving “congrats” to the couple and give background on who you are and your relation to the bride.
  3. Add personal touches & antidotes.
  4. For timing: keep the speech 2-3 minutes. When in doubt, short & sweet never fails!
  5. Finish with a cheers and raise your class to the happy couple.
  6. In anticipation, practice makes perfect! Feel comfortable with the speech.
Here are a few tips of my own:
  1. When picking a personal story or 2 to share, don’t keep it too focused on inside jokes that only a select few- or no one else- at the party will understand.
  2. A few sips of champagne will calm your nerves, but you don’t want to be known as the maid of honor who realllly likes her booze. (LLD blog mentions this too).
  3. To keep from shaking, stand semi behind the bride and touch the chair now and then looking down at her. It keeps you from moving around too much and will look sweet.
  4. Laugh, cry, make it your own!
  5. Don’t try to be someone you are not- if you aren’t always a jokester, don’t start throwing out all these jokes that will make you feel out of your comfort zone. Be you.
  6. BREATHE.
That being said, I will let you all know how this goes after my speech on Sept 3, 2011.
Do you have any speech giving advice?

Thanks to Lovely Little Details for these great tips! Be sure to check out the full list of tips.

Playlist: Country Girls Night Out

23 May

I am going to Nashville this weekend and can’t help but have country songs on remix.  If your bride is a country gal, like me and my friends are, throw her a  bachelorette ho-down complete with cowboy boots, Cowboy Cocktail, and this playlist.

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

Playlist: Bachelorette Beach Bash

25 Apr

Planning the Bachelorette party is one of the best parts of being a bridesmaid. With summer wedding season coming up, the beach will be a popular desitination to celebrate a bride’s “last night” as a single lady.  Whether you are lounging with your toes in the sand or having some pre-dinner champagne at the hotel, here are some tunes to sing along to:

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