After we greeted all of our guests, it was time for our speeches to begin. We started off with my beautiful maid of honor. I can honestly say that she gave the single best maid of honor speech that I have ever heard (and it’s not me being biased). She took the time to incorporate really personal and meaningful details about our friendship. You could tell that she really put a lot of thought into everything she said. She made me laugh, she made me cry but most of all she made me so proud to call her my maid of honor. We’ve had an amazing 10 plus years together and I can’t wait to celebrate the many more to come with you. I love you Tink!
“Good evening, everyone! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Theresa, Ms. Adams’s maid of honor and I’d like to start by congratulating Mr. and Mr. Adams, and thanking you all for being here today to celebrate the beginning of their marriage!
Ms. Adams and I have been friends for 10 years. Our friendship has spanned the awkward and challenging high school years, the independent and demanding college years, the difficult (yet rewarding) graduate school years, and now the years beyond all of that… where we are entering the next phase of our lives.
In the time that we’ve known each other, Ms. Adams and I have lived as close as 20 feet apart in the same apartment and as far apart as 72.4 miles apart in two different states (yes, I’ve calculated). Regardless of the physical distance that separates us, I know that neither of us has ever taken our friendship for granted.
We’ve been there for each other through the hard times. We were sitting in the same classroom on 9/11, we lent each other support through the deaths and struggles of family members, and, on a much lighter note, we were there for each other earlier this month when we learned that Gary Williams was retiring as the basketball coach at the University of Maryland.
We’ve been there for each other through the good times, too. We celebrated birthdays, graduations, college and grad school acceptances, and job offers. We rejoiced at the birth of nephews and a niece for me, and celebrated everyday, yet still important, milestones along the way.
Throughout these past ten years, we have been through the highs and lows together, and have been a large support system for each other when we were living away from home and learning what it was that we wanted to do with our lives. But today, we are celebrating one of the highest highs that a girl can have in her life.
Today, we are here together celebrating you moving from being a Ms. to a Mrs.
Although you and Mr. Adams have been together for over 2 years now, this marks such an important transformation in your relationship. So instead of focusing on my relationship with you, Ms. Adams, I thought I’d say a few words to Mr. Adams.
First things first I just have to say that you are a very lucky man. I know that you already know quite a bit about Ms. Adams, but I just have to share a few tips that I think might be useful to you. In the past ten years I’ve learned more than my fair share about Ms. Adams, but here are some of the highlights:
- Ms. Adams does not like being hungry. If dinner is going to be unexpectedly late, I do not recommend telling her that she should have a snack. She will most likely tell you that a snack is not a meal, and she wants a meal.
- Ms. Adams needs time to think about things. Just because she is quiet doesn’t mean that she is mad, it means she is contemplating. Give her a little time and space, and she’ll come around with what she wants to say.
- Now this one I’m sure you are aware of: Ms. Adams does not like talking first thing in the morning, especially if she hasn’t had breakfast yet. It is best to keep quiet until she engages you in conversation. In my two years of sharing an apartment with her, we kept up this routine in the morning for both of our sakes.
- Ms. Adams is fiercely loyal. She expects and brings out the best in those around her. Beyond that, though, she deserves the absolute best from those closest to her. She goes out of her way to make her friends and family feel special, and it is only fair that she gets that back in return. On this note, you have nothing to worry about because I know that you are wonderful at making Ms. Adams feel special and important.
- Most importantly, Ms. Adams will never, ever take you or your love or your friendship for granted. I know that you know this for sure because as I’ve gotten to know you over the past two years, I know that you, too, will never take her for granted in any way. I’ve seen your love, commitment and loyalty to Ms. Adams and it is unwavering.
Together, the two of you make an excellent, strong and devoted couple. I am so honored that you allowed me to be a part of your special day. I look forward to watching your relationship grow and flourish year after year.
To Mr. and Ms. Adams ”
I have a huge huge announcement to share with you all tomorrow so make sure you tune in!
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