Maid of Honor Speech Example that you can Adapt Yourself


We have put together an example of a Maid of Honor (Leading Bridesmaid) speech that you can customise to your own requirements.

You may also find our article on how how to structure a wedding speech useful. This also contains information on how to structure a best man’s speech.

Maid of Honor Speech

(To follow the best man’s speech.)

Thanks to .. (The best man) .. for his enlightening speech there. I think I speak for a couple of us who have learned something new about the groom there. I don’t quite know how I’m going to follow what the best man said, but I’ll give it a try. I’d like to start by saying thanks for the compliments but all the bridesmaids that are over a certain age are all spoken for, sorry!

But me and .. (the Best Man) .., the best man, do agree on two things: firstly, .. (the bride).., she does look fantastic, and the dress is amazing. I just feel sorry for whomever it is that’s picking up the bill for it. Only joking .. (the Groom) .. it wasn’t too expensive, but the dress and your lovely wife combined look a million dollars. And secondly, I think we all agree that the couple are a match made in heaven – the perfect couple.

Every couple will have their ups and their downs; it’s inevitable, and they’re bound to have their differences.

For example, I asked .. (The Groom) .. what he wanted from the marriage. He said to me that he wanted happiness, a family and to be with his lovely wife until the end of time. And when I asked .. (The bride) .. what she wanted from the marriage, she replied, a new George Forman grill and a toaster. Not quite the same as .. (the Groom) .. , but still at least she is easy to satisfy.

I’ve known .. (the Bride) .. for X amount of years now. I’ve seen her with old boyfriends, but never happy, or in love. That’s how I knew that .. (the Groom ) .. was the one for her. The first time I saw them together, she was a different person. She was relaxed, happy and carefree. This must have been the way that .. (the Groom) .. made her feel, like the princess she is. He has shown her that she is special and shown her true love. I know that if I am half as happy and loved as .. (the bride) .. is when I get married, I will be blessed. And .. (the bride and Groom) .., it’s hard to put into words how seeing you together, so happy, makes all of us here today feel. And when we all witnessed you in the church today make those vows we all knew they would last forever.

I know how insecure the bride has felt in relationships before and this morning she was a bag of nerves, wondering if .. (the Groom) .. will show and listing all the things that may have gone wrong. So .. (the Bride) .. , I’ll tell you again what I told you this morning; . .. (the Groom) .. loves you. Your new life as Mrs ??? is just starting, so enjoy it.

.. (The Bride,) .. it is a real honour to be your Maid of Honour. I am deeply moved for even knowing you, and even more so that you would grant me this opportunity. So thank you very much.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please could you stand and raise your glasses once again for the “Bride and Groom”.

“Long may their love and happiness last”.

Author: Ryan Marshall

There you are. We hope that you enjoy being the Maid of Honor and good luck with the speech!

You may also find our article on how how to structure a wedding speech useful. This also contains information on how to structure a best man’s speech.

If you enjoyed that why not also check out the one liners for a wedding speech, bride speech, bride groom speech or father of the bride.


Published On: 4th Apr 2009

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  1. Am I alone on this, or was that a poor speech? There were too many jabs and the shining light on some really personal issues. There were a couple of things nicely worded, but I would feel mortified if someone delivered that speech to me.

    Michele 26 Aug at 3:59 pm
  2. Michele,
    You are not alone. I felt the same way.

    Toni 8 Sep at 6:36 am
  3. Agreed. I wouldn’t feel comfortable saying that speech. It would not really feel like a tribute to my friends.

    Sarah 31 Oct at 1:25 pm