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5 Tips for Bridesmaid Speeches

As a bridesmaid, you are tasked to deliver the bridesmaid toast during the wedding. This is a position of trust that is given to you because you are such a good friend of the bride. Now, I know that it is not easy to write wedding speeches and toasts, but all you really need is a guide to help you write your bridesmaid wedding toast.

If you are worried that you won’t be able to write your bridesmaid toast, don’t worry about it. Like you, I was also tasked to write a bridesmaid toast by my best friend. At first I was also on panic mode. I never thought that I would ever make a good bridesmaid toast. Good thing we have the Internet today. I found great writing tips and tricks that anyone can follow.

Here’s what I learned about writing wedding toasts.

  1. Make a draft of your speech. Free write your speech on a draft. Write it out, ignoring grammar and spelling, until you have exhausted what you need to write. Edit it heavily later or have someone edit your draft for you.

  2. Keep your bridesmaid toast short and simple. Write short and simple sentences to fill out your paragraph. This will make your speech or toast, coherent and cohesive. Brevity is the key to a good wedding toast.

  3. When writing your bridesmaid wedding toast, use descriptive language. Show, don’t tell. This means that you have to make use of similes, metaphors, and imagery. These devices are great to engage the attention of your listening audience.

  4. Do not use fancy words. In line with keeping your speech short and simple, avoid using fancy words that can only be found in a dictionary or thesaurus. Using unusual words will only alienate most of your listening audience.

  5. Spend the first part of your toast introducing yourself. Remember that not everyone knows who you are and what your role is in the wedding. You can write the middle part of your toast by telling humorous anecdotes and inspirational stories about the bride and groom. Next, write the last part of your bridesmaid toast by congratulating the bride and groom for reaching the next stage in their relationship.

Now you know that it is not that hard to write a good bridesmaid toast. Just follow the guide and tips above and you will be on your way to writing your very own bridesmaid wedding toast.