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Maid Of Honor Speech Examples

I know that you want tips and advice for your Maid of Honor speech.  I thought it might be useful for you if I provided some feedback on various Maid of Honor speech examples.

These videos are a great opportunity to learn in a visual way, and pick up quick tips.  I keep the advice short and easy with 3 good points and 3 “not so good” points.

Maybe this advice helps you in your Maid of Honor speech preparation.  I hope so, and I wish you every success!

Summary Of Maid of Honor Speech Examples – Speech Video 1

Maid of Honor Speech Examples - JennieJennie (the Maid of Honor) delivers a well received Maid of Honor speech.  The audience warms to her casual and self-deprecating style, and she gets quite a few laughs throughout the speech.

Observe her natural style, one of the key features of a successful Maid of Honor speech.  You can see how her performance isn’t that polished, but the audience loves her for it.

I like this particular one of my Maid of Honor speech examples because it illustrates very well how you don’t need to be a perfect, and meticulously prepared speaker to have a successful delivery.

Jennie does a great job of engaging with her audience, and she gives us some learning opportunities too.

 

3 Good Things – Maid of Honor Speech Examples – Speech Video 1

1)      Jennie introduces herself early on in her speech.  She tells people who she is and how she relates to the bride.  Good!

2)      Throughout the speech Jennie shares insights into her personal relationship with the bride.  This allows the audience (even people that do not know Jennie very well) to appreciate and imagine more personalized detail about the girl’s relationship.

3)      The microphone was well prepared.  You can see a DJ in the background; I imagine he had prepared the microphone.  Excellent!

 

3 “Not So Good” Things – Maid of Honor Speech Examples – Speech Video 1

  1. The first interaction with the audience is garbled and irrelevant.  In a way this plays to Jennie’s personality and approach.  However the first 10 seconds don’t add value to the speech.  It was difficult to understand. Your first impression is important and this one is too soft.
  2. Jennie is holding a lot of paper.  You can see that she’s written every single word of the speech, but will those small words be any use at all? Jennie knows her speech already; after all she is just telling personal stories.  She doesn’t need her notes, and they are just a distraction for the audience.  Worse, the papers reveal any little nervous shakes, so by holding a piece of paper you are much more likely to reveal your nerves.  It is okay to have paper to hand, but use small cards.
  3. Think about the key message of Jennie’s speech.  It is the bride (her sister’s) special day, but what are the personal attributes and behaviour that Jennie refers to?  Jennie repeatedly describes her sister as bossy, mean, and cruel.  A little bit of fun is OK (laugh at ourselves, right?) but Jennie could have the laughs without highlighting the bossy, mean nature of her sister.  It may be true, and perhaps the bride is OK with it, but many people in the room do not know enough about the personal relationship to understand if Jennie went a little too far.

Key Points – Maid of Honor Speech Examples – Speech Video 1Maid of Honor Speech Examples - Jennie

1)      Get the DJ to help you with the microphone

2)      Introduce yourself early on in your Maid of Honor speech

3)      Integrate personal stories into your speech

4)      Do make your opening lines clear

5)      Don’t use pages of notes with small text

6)      Don’t overdo a negative theme

      (but again a little fun should be OK)

 

By the way, if you are sister of the bride you might like to read our “sister specific” speech advice.
If you are a friend of the bride you might want to look at our professional advice for friends.

I will post other maid of honor speech examples soon.  Thanks for reading, and good luck with your speech!

P.S. If you thought this was useful, please consider a +1 or a Like….they are sometimes the best reward. Thanks! 🙂

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My Review of the Best Sources of

Maid of Honor Speech Examples

 

I know you like speech templates that you can use to help build your own speech. So I thought it would be useful if I purchased and reviewed 3 of the best sources you will find on the internet.

Of course I think our own maid of honor speech pack products are the best, but you might want to see some others.

So here are the links to our packs, and then you get the review of the competitor products (that’s fair, right?)!

 

10 Professional Maid of Honor “Friend” or “Sister” Speech Examples

 

10 Big Sister Speeches (for older sister maids)

10 Younger Sister Speeches (for younger sister maids)

Professional “sister focused” funny speech examples

Plus “sister specific” giggle inducing jokes pack

130 hilarious personality trait testimonials (talkative, fun, organized, etc)

For “Friend” Maids

https://speechesmadeeasy.com/fast-friend (for “friend” maids)

 

I did this review so you know if the packs are useful or not.

I bought these products with my own money (no influence from the vendors). I looked at each one in detail, and I will give you my opinion of which is the best, even though they are competitors!

This is an honest review. I am not recommending a product because it pays more money. I really believe that if you don’t want our products then the recommended product is the best alternative for you.

I looked at 3 paid sites.

Summary

You can find hundreds of Maid of Honor Speech examples on the internet, but how many templates do you really need?

Each of the paid sites has 20+ good Maid of Honor speech examples (which is enough for you to make one good speech), and because they are written by professional writers they contain extra finesse.

All 3 paid sites will save you time, and for roughly 25 dollars, it’s worth it.

 

Of the paid sources, the one I most recommend is…….wait for it……

http://www.weddingspeech4u.com/maidofhonor/maid-of-honor-speeches.php

 

Why?
1) Because their Maid of Honor speech examples have a little greater depth and quality…they are (in my opinion) slightly better than the other two sites I reviewed.

2) Their pre-speech preparation advice is comprehensive and offers genuine helpful advice that you can use.

3) They had the easiest purchase and download process.

….for more detail, read on!

 

Note: I also tested all the paid sites on their refund option (I didn’t tell them I was reviewing). You want to be sure you get you cash back right? I am pleased to report that all 3 refunded the money, no problems.

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http://www.weddingspeech4u.com/maidofhonor/maid-of-honor-speeches.php

Order Process
Instant access after payment
Easy download

Quality of Main Product
Excellent
Maid of Honor Speech examples are correct length with balanced style and delivery
20+ good examples that you can mix and match to suit your situation
Useful and practical preparation advice
Many toasts and topical quotes that can add value to your speech

 

Upsell Option (and quality of upsell)
Yes, 9.95 for 10 extra Maid of Honor speeches

Good quality (like the main speeches)
The first 20 speeches you get are probably enough for you. However if you like having extra options and PLENTY to read then the 9.95 is worth it.

Trustworthiness & Honest Description
Products as described

Guarantee Period
60 Days

How do I get my money back?
Via this ClickBank link….

Support From Vendor

Refund request processed quickly and without questions

Overall
5 Stars – The best of the products on offer

 

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http://www.ultimatespeeches.org/maidofhonor/

Order Process
Had to click through quite a few pages to get through complete process (it felt like a few too many)
Payment confirmations received quickly
Product arrived after roughly 30 mins (which felt a bit too long to me)
In the end, the product was delivered as described

Quality of Main Product
Good
Maid of Honor Speech Examples are pretty good quality, with varied style, sometimes a little short (in my opinion), but overall useful
20+ good examples that you can mix and match to suit your situation
Reasonably useful and practical preparation advice
Some wedding toasts and a few quotes
Quality lowered slightly by strange addition of internet money making scheme

 

Upsell Option (and quality of upsell)
Yes, 5 dollars for 101 extra toasts and quotes, and a speech preparation guide
Quality is good, and if you buy this product, you should spend the extra 5 dollars (25 dollars total).

Trustworthiness & Honest Description
Products generally as described, but some of the advertised benefits are contained in the upsell rather than the main product

Guarantee Period
58 Days

Support From Vendor
Refund request processed quickly and without questions
Good treatment

Overall
4 Stars – A decent product that will help your preparation, and if you like this more than the others you will be fine.

 

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http://www.maidofhonorspeechesandtoasts.com/

Order Process
Overall OK
Payment confirmations received quickly
I had to wait a few minutes for a slightly strange email after payment, asking me to give my permission for them to send the information. I had to click on an extra link in the email, which added me to an email distribution list (I unsubscribed later)
Product and bonuses were accessible after that in ZIP format (you will need to open ZIP files)

 

Quality of Main Product
Good Maid of Honor Speech examples, they are of good quality and good length with varied style
20+ good examples that you can mix and match to suit your situation
Reasonably useful and practical preparation advice, although the preparation advice is less than I expected after reading the sales page
Plenty of wedding toasts and relevant wedding quotes

 

Upsell Option (and quality of upsell)
Yes, 9.95 dollars for 10 extra Maid of Honor speech examples

Plus extra upsell option of 20 dollars for 10 extra speech templates AND speech packs for all the other speakers at the wedding (i.e. Father of Bride, Best Man, etc.).

Good quality (like the main Maid of Honor speech examples)
The first 20 speeches you get are probably enough for you. However if you like having extra options then the 9.95 is worth it.

I don’t think it’s worth the 20 dollars to get speech packs for the other roles. There is significant overlap with the original product, and those  other people at the wedding will be looking after themselves. Save the 10$ for something else.

Trustworthiness & Honest Description
I feel the sales page over promises what the content delivers. The sales page talks about “insider secrets” and “mastering” (in one afternoon) the “system of speech seduction”. I couldn’t see any of this in the product I received.

It’s a good collection of Maid of Honor speech examples with some sensible practical advice and quotes thrown in. You should ignore the wild and racy sales text and focus on the actual products you will get. Then you won’t be disappointed if you buy this product.

Guarantee Period
2 months

Support From Vendor
Refund request processed quickly and without questions

Overall
4 Stars – A good product that will help with your Maid of Honor speech preparation and with quick “no questions” support, just don’t get carried away with the sales page.

 

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