My wedding day was almost 9 years ago and I can still remember a lot of it in crystal clear clarity. I had the best group of people behind me and, according to me, the best maid of honor I could ask for.
No one really loves to do wedding speeches, but my sister really took the cake as far as the best speech I’ve ever heard. She started off wonderfully sentimental with sweet words to myself and my new husband. She knows me like no one else and having her there with me meant a lot to me. Then, just when I think her speech couldn’t be more amazing, she ends off saying she would like to leave us with a few words of advice and goes on to recite a poem:
“Some people stand in the darkness
Afraid to step into the light
Some people need to help somebody
When the edge of surrender’s in sight..
Don’t you worry!
Its gonna be alright
‘cause I’m always ready,
I won’t let you out of my sight.”
and she continued on. You see, Baywatch was my favorite show growing up as a kid. My siblings would rip on me all the time for my love of this totally cheesy TV show. It was not uncommon for me to belt out the song randomly, and unless you knew this personal info, while still fitting to the situation, the humor would have been lost on you.
I’ve not forgotten it 9 years later and I’m the kind of person who forgets if I had eaten breakfast in the morning. I love when people use creativity in otherwise boring speeches and a YouTube video uploaded by user bennyekmedia shows another Maid of Honor who gave a real memorable toast.
Maid of Honor Jennifer Gabrielli didn’t go the traditional route of speeches, but instead put on her own rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” song … in full rap. All filmed by Ek Media Productions on June 29th 2013 at La Costa Resort, Ca, this may be the second-best (to my sister’s) Maid of Honor toast ever.
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