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The Maid of Honor Speech: How to Write a Heartfelt Toast as a Younger Sister

Being chosen as your big sister's maid of honor is an honor like no other. Use these examples and tips to create the perfect sentimental speech from a younger sister's perspective.

What is a Maid of Honor?

As maid of honor, you’ll be your sister’s right-hand woman for wedding planning and emotional support. Additional special duties include:

  • Assisting your sister every step leading up to her big day
  • Proudly holding her stunning bridal bouquet during vows
  • Giving a thoughtful, funny, and sweet toast at the reception

What Should a Younger Sister's Maid of Honor Speech cover?

Your speech allows you to share vulnerable stories highlighting your lifelong sisterly bond. Be sure to include:

  • Playful childhood memories growing up together
  • Hilarious adolescent mishaps and adventures
  • How you've always admired and looked up to her
  • Well wishes and advice for her marriage

How Long Should a Younger Sister's Maid of Honor Speech Be?

Etiquette rules say to keep your younger sister maid of honor speech 3-5 minutes long. This allows time to thoughtfully touch on 2-3 cherished memories without droning on.

Maid of Honor Speech Examples for Younger Sisters

Here is an example from speeches to inspire your own maid of honor speech, as a younger sister:

Ladies and gentlemen,

For those who don't recognize me without the remnants of my latest DIY hair dye experiment, I'm Emily, the younger and, dare I say, slightly more mischievous sister of our lovely bride, Lucy.

I would first like to say, isn't this venue just breathtaking? And judging by how everyone's looking today, it seems I'm not the only one who brought their A-game. Well done! Thank you for taking time out of your ever-so-busy lives to join us in celebrating this beautiful union.

I must say, there's nothing quite like a wedding to bring people from different chapters of our lives together, especially to witness the joining of two souls as perfect for each other as Lucy and Liam.

Now, onto the stories...or should I say, the evidence? Evidence that Lucy is indeed the life of any party, the heart of our family, and the glue that keeps us all together.

I remember when we were kids; Lucy had this habit of making elaborate bedtime stories. The kind where princesses were also super spies, and dragons preferred baking to burning villages. One night, after one of her magical tales, she whispered, "Emily, one day I want to find someone who fits into my stories, someone who gets my kind of magic." And then, Liam happened.

Fast forward to our college days. Lucy, always the storyteller, took up a short stint selling...wait for it...encyclopedias! Yes, in the age of Google. Yet, she managed to sell a set to our tech-obsessed cousin, Jake. How? By weaving a narrative about preserving history and knowledge. Lucy's always had a way with words. But with Liam, she doesn't need words. They communicate in a language of laughter, shared looks, and spontaneous dance-offs in the living room.

Liam, I remember the first time Lucy spoke about you. She came home with that familiar storytelling sparkle in her eyes. She began with, "I've met someone who... gets it." And the way you two light up around each other, it's evident. Lucy might be our family's storyteller, but together, you both are writing a love story for the ages.

Through all these tales, if there's one thing that stands out about Lucy, it's her boundless imagination and ability to see the magic in the mundane. It's no wonder she saw something special in Liam. After all, it takes a certain kind of magic to keep up with our Lucy.

Liam, as Lucy's slightly more mischievous sister, I have to say – you've got your work cut out for you! But I've seen the way you look at her, the way you two laugh together, and the way you've seamlessly become a part of our slightly mad family. And I couldn't have wished for a better partner for her.

Lucy, from bedtime stories to real-life adventures, it's been an honor to be by your side. Today, as I stand here, I realize that our duo has grown into a trio, and I couldn't be happier.

So, to Lucy and Liam, may your days be filled with stories, laughter, and the kind of magic that only the two of you understand. Cheers to the beginning of your forever!

(Raises glass for a toast.)

And there you have it - simple as that!

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