Creating an amazing speech for a bridal shower is not as hard as it may seem. Speeches, in general, could be unsettling but no fear, there’s a way to make it simple and easy.
We will go over the most important factors of a bridal shower speech. We will also provide the answers to:
- Why you should make a the speech
- Who should do the speech
- When to do it
- What to say in your speech
WHY SHOULD MAKE A BRIDAL SHOWER SPEECH?
It warms you up for your wedding speech. It is your chance to announce your happiness for the bride. You could say some very special things about the couple. You don’t have to be nervous for your bridal shower speech because it will be a smaller and more intimate setting.
THE BEST THINGS ABOUT DOING A BRIDAL SHOWER SPEECH
THEY ARE SHORT
They do not have to be this long drawn out proposal. You could make it simple and to the point. Make sure it comes straight from the heart. Your bridal shower speech should be, at the most 5 minutes.
THEY ARE FUNNY
Have a little humor. This is a fun and light-hearted so a joke or two wont hurt. Especially if you are familiar with the bride and the guests. (be advised that some jokes are not allowed. Please avoid saying anything inappropriate.
THEY ARE GENUINE
Your bridal shower speech does not have to be scripted and formal. Do not over think it. This is a chance to celebrate, congratulate and tell some epic stories about your relationship.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER MAKING A SPEECH AT A BRIDAL SHOWER?
There are a number of options for who should be making the bridal shower speech. this could range from people who are really close to the bride to people who are not.
BEST FRIEND OR MAID OF HONOR
The best friend or maid of honor is usually the first pick to speak at a bridal shower. They usually know the most about the bride and have some beautiful things to say.
The host of the bridal shower could also speak. They could talk about how much planning they put into hosting the bridal shower and how the bride was worth it. The host is a great person to make the speech especially if the bridal shower takes place in their home.
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
She is a great option because he could talk about how proud she is of her daughter.
SISTER OF THE BRIDE
If they have a good relationship and the sister doesn’t embarrass the bride to much. Why not have the sister make the bridal shower speech.
MOTHER OF THE GROOM
This is a good chance for the mother of the groom to tell the bride how happy she is. She could also talk about how excited the groom to get married.
It would be nice to have the bride say a few words. After all, this whole thing is all for her. The bride could tell every one how happy she is to have them at the bridal shower.
WHEN SHOULD YOU MAKE A BRIDAL SHOWER SPEECH?
The best time to make your speech is in the beginning of the meal or the hors ‘derves. That way, the person that is making the speech is relieved and enjoy themselves once they finish.
Having the speech during the meal time a great way to keep the guests entertained. But leaves enough time for the guest to chat amongst themselves.
WHAT TO SAY IN A BRIDAL SHOWER SPEECH?
Here is the format for a casual style bridal shower speech. This is intended for a smaller setting where people expecting a long speech. If the setting is a little more formal, consider using a wedding speech format.
BRIDAL SHOWER SPEECH FORMAT
- Introduce yourself.
- Say how you know the bride.
- Say what you like about the bridal shower.
- Tell a story.
- Use emotions.
Tell the guests who you are and how you are feeling. This sets the stage for a positive and meaningful speech.
Hello my name is ________. And I am so happy to be here to celebrate this beautiful bride to be.
Good morning I’m____. The bride’s (relationship). I get to see her open gifts and smile all day. This is such an honor.
SAY HOW YOU KNOW THE BRIDE
Talk a little bit about how you met and the bride’s role in your life.
I’ve known _________ for 7 years. We met at work and I have am lucky enough to experience her joyful and generous way of life each day.
We have been best friends since second grade. To see her gear up for her wedding is amazing to me. This could not happen to a better person.
SAY WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT THE BRIDAL SHOWER
Compliment the bridal shower and the hosts.
This is such a fabulous shower! Shout out to _____ who took the job of hosting.
This bridal shower is amazing. Everything is beautiful and I can’t wait for more mimosas.
TELL A STORY
Tell the guests about a special moment between you and the bride.
I remember when you first told me about [The Groom]. Your face lit up and you spoke with so much compassion, I knew he was someone special.
When you told me [The Groom] proposed, I was so happy. I can’t wait to be by your side on the big day.
Tell the bride how you feel about her.
I just want you to know thatI love you and I wish you and your marriage all the best. Cheers!
Thank you for being such a wonderful woman to [groom] you truly make him happy. And that makes me happy. I love you!
Your bridal shower speech is something you should do with joy and excitement. It’s nothing to be nervous about.If you follow the simple tips in the guide, you are sure to have an amazing bridal shower speech.