Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Speech

Yesterday (amid laundry, cleaning and other "going out of town" chores) I realized that I am expected to give an amazing "matron of honor-type" speech at my best friend's wedding luncheon this weekend. Truth be told, I have never done this before and am feeling tempted to re-assign this task to the groom's sister.

A little research on Google has given me several examples of phrases, wording or stupidity I would like to avoid.

Example #1
"Before I start I would like to say that [Bride's Name], you look absolutely stunning today. [Groom's Name], on the other hand, you just look stunned."

Example #2

[Groom's Name]:

1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it. Whenever you're right, shut up.
2. The best way to remember an anniversary is to forget it just once.
3. Never be afraid that [Brides Name] will leave you, she has spent years training you and she won't give that up lightly.

[Bride's Name]

1. You're right. Always."

Example #3

"Some say that marriage begins when you sink into his arms, but it ends up with your arms in his sink.

Some say that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, its love, after marriage it is self-defense.

Still others say that before marriage, a man will lay awake thinking about something you said, but after marriage he'll fall asleep before you have finished saying it."

Not too awesome, hugh?

Any pointers on how to do it right?


Melinda and Chris said...

hey! I really will talk to her about it! Maybe you should warn her that you gave her as a resource so that there isn't any confusion. lol.
I start on the 10th and havent cheered in YEARS! so I am a bit nervous. My class group are the 5-7 year olds. They have 0 training thus far, so I shouldn't be intimidated...but I kind of am.
I would love to talk to her and figure out what things that age group should be learning! Thanks so much!
Oh, I meant to ask, did you ever get your car fixed (I assume's been awhile)?? I feel so bad that it was broken into. What a horrible feeling :(

amber hawkins warren said...

Don't they have wedding planners whose job it is to feed you your lines? Ok maybe that's only in the movies. But I think you've got the right idea by Googling it. I google everything. Throw some not so cliche cliched lines in there and add some personal memories of the bride and how happy you are for her and you'll be great.