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Cathrine
Devoted April 2018 Ontario

moh speech for someone i don't really know

Cathrine, on May 3, 2018 at 13:44 Posted in Wedding reception 0 6
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Hey all, my wedding is done but i am now in my cousin's wedding next month. Due to a number of drama related circumstances, my cousin's fiance has asked me to step in as MOH at their wedding next month. Since i just went through my own wedding a couple weeks ago, i thought i could help and bring my recent experience with me. I just saw her day of timeline and she has me down to give a speech at the reception. Problem is, i'm not super close with my cousin and i don't really know the bride all that well. We've only just recently started talking more as we were planning our weddings at the same time. What do i do? I can keep it pretty impersonal and just thank everyone for being there, and/or thank the groomsmen etc. Or should i just ask her if there is anything she'd like me to say specifically?

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Latest activity by Stephanie, on May 6, 2018 at 02:03
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Typically the speeches are about the person, so I think you should try to personalize it as much as you can. Welcome her to the family, talk about the fun you had planning your weddings together, looking forward to a continued friendship as you adjust to married life.

    Another idea is to do a “survival guide on being in this family”. My friend’s sister did that as her speech and it was sweet, funny, and helpful!

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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    I'd concur! a speech giving marriage advice would be a good way to go.
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  • Kelly
    Expert September 2019 Manitoba
    Kelly ·
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    Are there any fun childhood memories you can reflect on? maybe talk about how glad you are that in recent years you've gotten closer and how honored you are to stand up with her at her wedding?

    I don't know, this might be an unpopular opinion, but you're doing the toast to the bride, and and least part of it should be special, so I'd avoid being too "general", and risking it being too impersonal.

    Fake it till you make it, yo!

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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    You can do a more 'general' one.. so include thoughts for a good marriage and advice... or read a cute poem or story or something.

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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    That’s a tough one, I think it’s nice when you welcome someone into the family and talk about how great of a match they are. What you have planned sounds good with thanking everyone especially the groomsmen and then the couple for allowing you to be a part of their special day. Smiley smile I think as long as it’s heartfelt it’ll be great!
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    What about a “Tools for a successful marriage” speech with custody/campy/corny props? You could keep it to about 3, then wish them well, throw in a quote and be on your merry way.


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