The bridal shower speech is a tribute given to the bride during the party. It is not required, but it is a nice gesture. Guests will also enjoy this special idea.
When composing this honor, start with a rough draft. Then, fill in the outline. There are also professional sources you can find to do this.
The following are frequently asked questions that may help with your plans.
• Who gives the bridal shower speech?
It is often given by the maid of honor, but may also be given by a relative or close friend.
• When is it given?
It may be given at any time that seems appropriate. This will vary with the type of event you are having. A formal party will often have this at the start of the meal. An informal event might have it before the cake is cut, or while the gifts are being opened.
• Is it always a formal presentation?
It can be adapted to your affair. It can be anywhere from casual to very formal. Even at an informal event, you might want to have a serious tribute. Adding a comedic twist can work well at any event, as long as you keep it tasteful.
• What format is used?
There is no set format. You may decide to give a regular speech, which often has a serious tone. You can deliver it in a song that relates, or create a poem that rhymes. You might also put together a short or long story including jokes.
• What is included in the speech?
The presenter can choose how to personalize the piece. A best friend will most likely have a different take on this person, than the aunt will.
Some of the ideas used can include:
○ how the speaker met the bride ○ how long have they known each other
○ qualities of the bride
○ quirks of the bride
○ ways the couple are alike
○ ways the twosome are different
○ how her fiance has changed her...more organized, more easy going, on time, etc.
○ how she has changed her fiance...calmer, introduced to her cooking, travel, etc.
○ advice for married life...this can be one line, , a paragraph, or the whole presentation, like a "roast"