Those are the tricks. But how does a maid of honour wedding poem look written down?
Well here’s an example of a maid of honour/sister of the groom speech that was read at the wedding of Speechy’s Heidi & Rog (and yes, he really did treat Heidi to all those ‘amazing’ dates)…
So, I believe that you met on a girl’s night out,
Rog fitted in well with his lip balm and his pout.
He soon fancied Heidi from the One Show crew,
And the feelings were mutual, after a drink….or two…?!
With a wish to impress his lovely new beau,
To romantic Nandos they did go.
A half roasted chicken, no sides, was the main,
And to all our surprise, she saw him again.
For date two Rog took Heidi to a Tapas place,
She went along, armed with her spray can of mace.
And after dinner, she said ‘Well, that was great’,
Was it was Rog’s charm? No just amazing whitebait.
Soon they were dating & Rog was super keen,
But then Heidi learned about his full moisturising routine.
And the dental floss, mouth guard and anti-wrinkle cream,
Not really conducive to love’s young dream.
But Rog didn’t give up, wanted to be Heidi’s boyfriend,
He decided to whisk her away… well, he drove her to Land’s End.
He erected a tent, thought that should do the trick,
Then he took her to a nudist beach to show off his… suntan.
Weirdly this sight didn’t immediately repel
Despite his looks and personality, Heidi fell under his spell
His kindness, his humour, Heidi clearly saw,
And today, I’m delighted she’s now my sister in law.
As you can see, it’s easy to create original humour with the poem. Remember the adage ‘it’s funny because it’s true’.
Read our How To Be Funny Guide and you’ll pick up plenty more tips.
Finally, have fun writing your speech, but, most importantly, enjoy the applause you’ll get after you deliver it!