you have been chosen to be a maid/matron of
honor at a wedding, you are likely going to
be expected to toast the bride with an inspiring
speech at the shower. This can be something
simple for some who are used to public speaking
or who enjoy the limelight, but it can seem
like a nightmare waiting to happen to someone
who gets nervous speaking in front of crowds.
few things to consider in the midst of planning
for the shower and the wedding include at
least an outline of what you plan to speak
about. It is always better to have something
prepared rather than try to "wing it"
at the luncheon table. There is nothing wrong
with keeping the speech short and sweet, but
you should include some heartfelt sentiment
in the toast.
shower toasts include some story about the
bride - how you met her or something that
happened to the two of you. This is great;
especially if there is a bit of humor involved
remember to leave out any mention of her previous
boyfriends. Be sure to end your story or speech
with well wishes for the bride and some thought
out feelings that come directly from your
heart. This speech is likely to be remembered
fondly by the bride. Just imagine the beautiful
glow of the bridal
shower favor candles as your profound
speech leaves your lips, it should be an intimate
moment for the ages.
by Amy Williams for Favors by Serendipity.