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Maid of Honor/Sister Wedding Speeches & Toasts

Updated on August 6, 2015

Writing a Short and Sweet Sister-of-the-Bride Speech

The sister-of-the-bride is not required to give a speech unless she is the maid of honor. However, many sisters do choose to give speeches because they are so happy for their sisters on their big day.

If you choose to give a speech on your sister's wedding day, then read on.

Writing a Wedding Toast

When you write a wedding toast, you will want to make it brief, especially if many other people will give toasts, too. The couple likes this moment but they and the guests want to get back to partying, so make your toast short and sweet.

The best way to get going is by taking some free time and simply starting to write. It will take you some time to figure out what you want to say and how you want to say it, so don't wait until the night before the wedding. Instead, give yourself at least a few days—and preferably a few weeks or months—to get your speech prepared before the wedding rolls around.

If you are having a hard time coming up with something to say or finding a joke, then use the Internet to your advantage. There are many speeches online that you can read and get ideas from and plenty of sites that have jokes, too. With a little bit of research, you can have the information you need to write the best sister speech ever!

Watch Maid of honor speech at sister's wedding

The 7-STEP GUIDE to Writing a Sensational Wedding Speech and Toast

Delivering the Wedding Speech

When it is time to give the speech, you will want to stand up and introduce yourself. Then, go into your speech speaking slowly and looking around the room. Say what you want to say and then raise your glass and give the toast. If you can toast your sister and her new husband in less than a minute, then everyone will understand what you say and be grateful that you kept it short!

Remember, too, that you don't want to use note cards. No matter how sincere you feel, you toast will not seem as sincere and you will be more nervous about reading what you wrote and making eye contact. It just won't come off as well. So, make sure you take the time to memorize the speech. It really is worthwhile!

The Quintessential Wedding Guide ... Maid of Honor

Free Maid of Honor Toasts


It can be hard to share your best friend with someone else, but I have been thrilled to share (bride's name) with (groom's name). The love you show to each other is inspiring and beautiful, and I look forward to seeing it continue to grow.

I am honored to be able to raise a glass to my wonderful best friend and her new husband. To (bride's name) and (groom's name)!

Someone once said that in order to make a marriage work, there should be space in your togetherness. To be honest, I hope there is a lot of space in your togetherness because I don't want to miss out my weekly manicure appointment with (bride's name)!

Seriously though, in times when you are together in the same room or across town or even on the other side of the world, remember the love that you feel today and I know you will always be happy in your togetherness. To the bride and groom!

(Bride's name), we have shared so much our lives with each other. I am so honored to be sharing this day with you. Starting today, you will begin to share a life with (groom's name), but remember that I will always be here for you and always ready to stand up by your side. Here's to our everlasting friendship!

To (groom's name), who through his love has shown me a different side of (bride's name). He has made her happier than I have ever seen her, and I can't wait to witness how your love continues to help her grow. I am so happy that she has you in her life. To (groom's name)!

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      7 years ago

      Nice lens! A lot of information!

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      7 years ago

      Great lens, this is really going to help my friend who was just named maid of honor!

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      8 years ago

      Love it and use it for future use

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      8 years ago

      Great lens, helped my sister a lot!

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      8 years ago

      Very well written and presented. Good job.

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      8 years ago

      I was a sister of the bride and a maid of honor - great tips for that sometimes delicate position. Thanks!

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      diaperbagdiva lm 

      8 years ago

      I was a sister of the bride and a maid of honor - great tips for that sometimes delicate position. Thanks!

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      8 years ago

      I love this lens! Very informative and clearly set out. Fantastic reading!

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the great information!


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