50+ Best Maid of Honor Speech Examples (Video Samples)

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If you are looking for the best Maid of Honor speech examples, you are in the right place!

This article is filled with real video examples of speeches and toasts being given by the Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, and bridesmaids.

If you are looking for the best tips on how to write a Maid of Honor speech, check out this article when you are finished here.

Here is what we cover in this post:

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The bride laughs as the Maid of Honor gives her speech

Funny Maid of Honor Speech Examples For Sister

This is one of the best Maid of Honor speeches that we found online. It is given by two older sisters who read from a note that the bride wrote when she was in first grade.

The title of the note is: My Rules If You Want To Marry Me

This video (and MOH speech) is so awesome!

If you are looking for funny wedding speeches, this video is for you. The bride’s sister read a note that the bride wrote in 1st grade titled: “My rules if you want to marry me”

Here is another great video example of the bride’s sister doing a song parody from The Greatest Showman:

Short Maid of Honor Speech Examples

Here are a few examples of short Maid of Honor speeches that still pack a punch:

Each of these is between 1 1/2 minutes and 2 minutes of speaking time and includes all of the main things you want to include in a MOH speech…

  • Introduce yourself to the wedding guests who do not know you
  • Thank all of the wedding guests who came out to support the couple
  • Share a few words about both the bride and groom
  • Tell everyone why they make a great couple
  • End with a quote and a toast to the happy couple

Short MOH speech for sister

“Good evening, everyone! I’m Melissa, Rebecca’s younger sister and incredibly proud maid of honor. I want to start by thanking each of you for being here to celebrate this special day with us. Your presence means so much to all of us.

Growing up, Rebecca was more than just my big sister…she was my protector, my confidant, and my friend. I’ve always admired her kindness, strength, and the way she makes every day brighter.

And to Thomas, I want to thank you for always treating my sister like a princess. You truly are her knight in shining armor.

Together, you two are a force to be reckoned with. Your partnership is built on love, laughter, and a shared vision for the future. You complement and uplift each other in a way that is truly remarkable.

I’d like to end with a quote from the movie When Harry Met Sally. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” So, let’s raise a glass to Rebecca and Thomas as they embark on the rest of their lives together. May their journey be filled with love, laughter, and countless memories. Cheers!”

Matron of Honor speech for big sister (short example)

“Welcome family and friends!

My name is Stacy, and I am both honored and humbled to stand before you today as the Matron of Honor and the little sister of the beautiful bride, Alicia. I would like to begin by expressing our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for joining us on this joyous occasion. Your presence means the world to us.

Growing up, Alicia has always been more than just a big sister to me…she has been my role model, my confidante, and my best friend. Her unwavering support and unconditional love have been an anchor in my life, and I am truly grateful for the bond we share.

I would also like to say a few words about the wonderful man Rebecca has chosen to spend her life with. From the moment I met Alex, I could see the kindness and warmth in his eyes, and I knew he was someone special. Alex, thank you for making my sister so incredibly happy and for being the loving partner she deserves.

Alicia and Alex, you make the perfect couple because your love is built on a foundation of trust, understanding, and mutual respect. The way you both light up when you’re together and the happiness you bring to each other’s lives is truly inspiring.

I would to end with a few wise words from Dr. Seuss, “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Let’s toast to Alicia and Alex whose love has made their reality more beautiful than they could have ever imagined. May they always find comfort and happiness in each other’s arms. Cheers!”

Maid Of Honor Speech Samples For Sister

We spent hours looking on YouTube for a variety of Maid of Honor wedding speeches and we think you are going to love what we found.

I love this Maid of Honor speech from a little sister to her big sister:

This is a great MOH speech example for sisters

A Really Emotional Maid of Honor Speech From The Bride’s Sister:

Break out the tissues for this one…

Maid Of Honor Speech Examples For Best Friend

If you are looking for some Maid of Honor speech inspiration, you will love these videos:

Here is a great example of a funny Maid of Honor speech given by the bride’s best friend. She is so funny! And the speech is really sweet.

Best Friend Short Maid Of Honor Speech Examples

If you need a short Maid of Honor speech (around 2-3 minutes) to read to your best friend, here are a couple of examples to get you started:

Speech 1

“Welcome family and friends! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Ally and I have the immense honor of being Kristin’s best friend and Maid of Honor.

First, I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has come here today to celebrate this amazing couple, Kristin and James. Your love and support have played a huge role in their journey and it means the world to them that you are here to share this special day.

Now, I have to say a few words about the beautiful bride standing beside me. Kristin, you are a gem of a person. Your kindness, generosity, and caring nature are only a few of the many reasons I feel so fortunate to call you my best friend. Today, you radiate love and happiness and it’s truly an honor to stand by your side.

Kristin and I have known each other since we were kids, and through the years, we’ve shared so many wonderful memories. When we were in middle school we made a pact that we’d be each other’s Maid of Honor when the day came. Well, Kristin, it’s an absolute privilege to be able to keep that promise today.

James, you are one lucky man to be marrying Kristin but I must say that we are all equally lucky to be welcoming you into our lives. You have a heart of gold and a wonderful sense of humor that perfectly complements Kristin’s vibrant spirit.

Together, Kristin and James make a phenomenal couple. They are proof that when two people are truly meant for each other, they bring out the best in one another. Their love is inspiring, and their commitment is unwavering.

I’d like to invite you all to raise your glasses in a toast to Kristin and James. May your lives be filled with endless love, laughter, and joy. Cheers to the happy couple!”

A Maid of Honor raising her glass to toast the couple at the end of her Maid of Honor speech
At the end of your speech, raise your glass and give a toast to the happy couple.

Speech 2

“Hello everyone! I’m Megan, the Maid of Honor and Leila’s best friend. It’s truly an honor to be here today, celebrating the love between Leila and Brandon.

I want to start by expressing our gratitude to all of you for joining us in this celebration. Your presence here means the world to the happy couple, and it’s a testament to the love and support that surrounds them.

Now, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the beautiful bride, Leila. She is one of the most genuine, compassionate, and vibrant people I know. Her presence lights up any room, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to call her my best friend. Seriously…look at this gorgeous bride!

Leila and I have known each other since we were six and we’ve built a friendship filled with love and laughter. One of my favorite memories is when we were teenagers. My parents were out of town and Leila and I decided to have a tie-dye party. We started with a few shirts. Then when we were out of shirts, we moved on to pants. We were addicted and obsessed with tie dye. We couldn’t stop ourselves. By the end of the weekend, we only owned tie-dye outfits (pants, shorts, shirts, socks, and underwear!). What were we thinking!?

As for Brandon, I can’t imagine a better partner for Leila. Your kindness, sense of humor, and unwavering support make you a perfect match for her. I am so happy that you came into her life. Oh, but I hope you like tie-dye!

Together, Leila and Brandon are the essence of true love. Their connection is deep and genuine, and it’s evident to everyone who knows them that they were meant to be.

Let’s raise our glasses to the newlyweds! Here’s to a lifetime of love, laughter, and countless adventures. Cheers to Leila and Brandon!

What To Say To Sister’s New Husband In MOH Speech

We asked some of the members of our group what they were having the most trouble with when it came to writing their Maid of Honor speech and the most common issue was figuring out what to say about the groom.

Don’t worry! We’ve got ya covered!

Here are a few examples of how to address your new brother-in-law in your speech:

“Losing (bride’s name) was not something I was willing to give up easily, but after spending some time with (groom’s name), I realized one very important thing: I was not losing my sister, I was simply gaining a brother that I never had.”

“(Groom’s name), I want to take a moment to express how thrilled we are to welcome you into our family. Your genuine warmth, caring nature, and the love you share with my sister have touched our hearts. It’s beyond obvious how much happiness you bring to her life, and for that we are truly grateful. As we celebrate this special day, we look forward to the many adventures and memories that await you both as a couple. Thank you for being the amazing person you are, and for completing our family.”

“To my new brother-in-law (groom’s name)! Your love and dedication to my sister have won our hearts, and your ability to embrace our unique brand of craziness proves you’re a perfect fit. We’re not sure if you fully know what you’ve gotten yourself into, but trust me, there’s never a dull moment with us! Welcome to our wonderfully chaotic family!”

“At first I was a little nervous about (bride’s name) getting into a serious relationship, fearing I might lose the sister I’d known my whole life. But the more I got to know (groom’s name), I realized that he was not only a perfect match for my sister, he was also a wonderful friend and addition to our family.”

A sweet Maid of Honor speech and the bride is getting emotional

Matron of Honor speech Example

Here is a great example of a Matron of Honor speech that includes all of the things you want to include in a speech.

“Ladies and gentlemen…family and friends…thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the love and union of Tracy and Marcus. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as we gather to share in their special day.

For those of you who may not know me…my name is Kelly…and I am truly honored to stand here as the Matron of Honor for my little sister, Tracy. It’s a privilege to be part of this beautiful moment in her life, and I couldn’t be more excited for both her and Marcus.

I’d like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to our parents, and to Marcus’s parents…for all their love, support, and hard work in making this wedding such an incredible event. It truly wouldn’t have been possible without your dedication and devotion to ensuring every detail was perfect.

Now, I can’t help but gush over my gorgeous sister Tracy. I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow from a wide-eyed little girl, into the stunning and accomplished woman she is today. She has always had a heart of gold, full of warmth and kindness, and today she absolutely radiates with beauty and happiness.

Marcus, from the moment you entered Tracy’s life, it was apparent that something extraordinary had begun. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you’ve come into her world. Your love, support, and genuine care for her have been apparent from the very start. You truly bring out the best in each other, and we couldn’t have asked for a better partner for our beloved Tracy.

Together…Tracy and Marcus make the perfect couple. Their love story is one that is filled with laughter, affection, and a strong bond that has only grown stronger over time. It’s evident that they were destined to be together, and it brings me immense joy to see them so happy.

Watching their relationship flourish has been a remarkable experience, and I have no doubt that they will continue to support and cherish one another throughout their lives. As they embark on this new journey together, I am confident that their love will only continue to deepen and grow.

So…without further ado…I invite you all to raise your glasses in a toast to the happy couple. To Tracy and Marcus, may your love continue to thrive, and may your marriage be filled with joy, laughter, and a lifetime of unforgettable memories. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and love! Cheers!”

A Heartfelt Maid of Honor Speech Example

This is a really sweet and emotional Maid of Honor speech:

Example of Wedding Speeches For Bridesmaids

These videos are fantastic!

This Disney Medley Bridesmaid/MOH speech is amazing (they are actually singing!):

This speech/rap by these 3 bridesmaids is simply awesome!

Real Maid of Honor Speeches

Here are a few more real Maid of Honor speeches that you will love!

The bride’s laugh in this speech is worth the watch:

This speech/song by the bride’s older sister is perfect!

How To Start Your Maid of Honor Speech

Many MOHs get stuck with a blank page trying to come up with the perfect beginning to their Maid of Honor speech.

The best intro to a speech includes a short welcome, introduction, and thank you.

We have put together over 100 amazing Maid of Honor speech intro ideas for you here.

Here are a few quick ideas to get you started:

Example 1

“Good evening everyone! For those of you who may not know me, I’m (your name)…(bride’s name)’s proud sister and maid of honor. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you who have gathered here today to celebrate the love between (bride’s name) and (groom’s name).”

Example 2

“Welcome, everyone! I’m (your name)…(bride’s name)’s little sister and maid of honor. Thank you all for coming to share in the joy and love as we honor (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) on their special day.”

Example 3

“Welcome dear friends and family! For those of you who do not know me, I’m (your name), the proud big sister and matron of honor to our radiant bride, (bride’s name). Your presence today means the world to us as we come together to honor the love shared between (bride’s name) and (groom’s name).”

Example 4

“Hi everyone! My name is (your name), and I have the privilege of being (bride’s name)’s maid of honor and lifelong best friend. It warms my heart to see all of you here to celebrate the love story between (bride’s name) and (groom’s name).”

How To End A Maid Of Honor Speech

You’ve written the best speech ever but now you are getting writer’s block trying to come up with the perfect ending.

The best way to end a Maid of Honor speech is to use a quote and a toast to the couple.

We have put together over 100 ideas that you can use for the ending of your speech (use them word for word or simply use them as a starting point)

Here are a couple of ways to toast the couple at the end of your speech:

“Here’s to a lifetime of love, laughter, and the unbreakable bond of friendship that (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) share. May their love story continue to inspire us all. Cheers!”

“As we celebrate this special day, let’s raise a glass to the promise of forever that (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) have made to one another. May their love only grow stronger with each passing day, and may they always find joy in each other’s company. To our beautiful couple, cheers!”

“Let’s raise our glasses to new beginnings, endless possibilities, and a love that will stand the test of time. Wishing (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) a lifetime of joy and happiness. Cheers!”

Download A Free Maid of Honor Speech Template (Printable PDF)

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