Wedding Speech for a Maid of Honor or Best Woman
Good evening. I would like to thank all of you for attending this joyful occasion.
For those of you that don't know me, I'm Hanah's friend Erica, sometimes known as "Natasha" or "Hanah's foot taller twin sister". I'm sure you read in the playbill/program that I used to work with her in the accounting department. We hit it off from the start - both having a love for drama, we spent not only our working days together but every night as well. We got into trouble a lot for talking too much - so much that it became necessary to write notes, crumple them up and throw them at each other when no one was looking.
Through the years we kept in contact while she went away to College and I even got to visit her in Seattle for a short period of time - a tip for everyone - the romantic-looking horse drawn carriage rides that take you through old town Seattle - aren't very romantic when the horse has gas problems......
Anyway, she finally came back from school and we spent practically everyday hanging out eating taco bell - she brought me ice cream in the hospital when my second child was born and became Auntie Hanah to both my girls.
She had finally come to the point of accepting the fact she was going to be an old maid at 24, when she called me one day and said she had lunch with some people from church and this guy named "Ray", who afterwards had asked her to come over to his house. While she was there he showed her something like - his baby pictures - and she was just totally weirded out. So when he asked her out for the next weekend she not only brought me, but also my husband and 2 children as well. "This wasn't a date!" she would say. He survived meeting all of us - plus my child barfing on me at dinner, but Hanah was still unsure of him. The next night they came over for dinner and Hanah broke one of my dinning room chairs, but he still stuck around. I thought - "Oh yeah, this guy likes her." I lit some candles for "ambiance" and the next day I was told she had booked the church.
A month or so later, I helped Ray get the ring and think up this completely romantic way of proposing: We were to dip the ring box in chocolate and put it in a candy box, take it to her school and then he'd propose in-front of her class. Well, I had forgotten to get chocolate to cover the ring box, so I melted...