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How to give a Maid of Honor speech as a man?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mafoofan, Oct 17, 2011.

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    mgm9128 Well-Known Member

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    Cloves are illegal now? Why?
     
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    Probably your fault.
     
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    Get your ass down to dc and pick some up. I still see them at tobacco shops
     
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    Then she would be his brother.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Well-Known Member

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    wtf happened to my thread?
     
  6. acidboy

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    talk about how you two know everything about each other, look at the groom, smile and say it again, "everything."
     
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    What is the big deal here? Talk about a fun time or funny story that people can chuckle about, then say something more serious about how happy you are for the two of them and some of the brides thoughts about the groom during their dating process or first meeting. Just because you are giving a speech doesn't mean you have to take the MOH's role and cry or anything.
     
  8. philosophe

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    Just talk about why she is so great and congratulate the couple. It's really not so hard to give these little speeches.
     
  9. Sawdust

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    Remember the speech has to talk about the couple as well, not just yours and hers relationship. Especially considering the gender reversal situation.
     
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    I don't think you realize how you really are just becoming a total cliche. Also, you certainly make it hard for anyone to change their opinions about you.

    we're now one step closer to the 400 posts of a typical foo thread.

    What will you wear?
     
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    Editor needed at aisle 3, editor need at aisle 3, thanks.
     
  12. mafoofan

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    Well, I gave the speech this weekend. I think it went very well, so thank you to everyone who gave honest advice. After thinking back on other such speeches I've heard in the past, I realized that many tend to over-emphasize the closeness or significance of the friendship between the speaker and the bride/groom. Instead, I aimed to discuss how wonderful the bride is and only discussed our friendship as a vehicle to achieve that (i.e. talking about how much she's always been there for me, etc.). I also wanted to make sure I put enough emphasis on the quality of the groom, so I made a concerted effort to not just to brag about the bride.

    People seemed to like the speech a lot. A couple dozen or so approached me to tell me how moved they were. The father of the bride came across the dance floor to hug me right after I finished, which meant a lot to me. Very glad it's over!
     
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    Sounds like the thought you put into it really paid off. Nice job.
     

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