150+ Quotes For Maid Of Honor Speech (Ultimate List)

quotes for maid of honor speech

Standing up for a friend or sister as her maid of honor is not only an incredible honor, it’s a big responsibility. From planning a bachelorette party, to making sure the bridesmaids dresses are ordered to giving a speech at the reception, there’s a lot to do.

While most maid of honors look forward to the bachelorette party and the actual ceremony and reception, many aren’t quite so keen to speak in front of a large crowd. If you’re nervous about public speaking or aren’t used to writing, crafting your speech can be a chore.

To help inspire you, we’ve curated over 150 maid of honor speech quotes for your use. No matter what your speaking style, you’re sure to find a quote or two to enhance your speech.

Maid of Honor Speech Quotes For Best Friend

If you’re looking for a quote to celebrate your friendship with the bride, here is a mix of silly, serious and heartfelt quotes that you can use in your maid of honor speech.

1. “If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.”

― S.E. Hinton, That Was Then, This Is Now

2. “In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.”

— Unknown

3. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

— Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady of the United States

4. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”

— Misty Copeland, American ballet dancer

5. “There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family.”

— Unknown

6. “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”

— Irish proverb

7. “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find.”

William Shakespeare, “The Passionate Pilgrim”

8. “Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway.”

— Unknown

9. “A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

— Unknown

10. “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

maid of honor speech quotes for sister

Maid of Honor Speech Quotes For Sister

If you’re looking for a quote to celebrate your friendship with the bride, here is a mix of silly, serious and heartfelt quotes that you can use in your maid of honor speech

11. “Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.”

— Amy Li

12. “Our roots say we’re sisters, our hearts say we’re friends.”

— Unknown

13. “Acquaintances were always on their best behavior, but sisters loved each other enough to say anything.”

— Lauren Weisberger

14. “I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. It’s hard. I love her too much. That’s what counts.”

— Venus William

15. “Sisters make the best friends in the world.”

— Marilyn Monroe

16. “A sister is like yourself in a different movie, a movie that stars you in a different life.”

— Deborah Tannen

17. “If you don’t annoy your big sister for no good reason from time to time, she thinks you don’t love her anymore.”

— Pearl Cleage      

18. “Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”

— Carol Saline

19. “If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.”

— Linda Sunshine

20. “What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention.”

— Claire Cook

21. “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”

— Anonymous

maid of honor speech ending quotes

Maid of Honor Speech Ending Quotes

22. Please join me in raising a glass to the happy couple — to Ryan and Mariah!

23. Ladies and gentlemen, if you would please rise for a toast to Ryan and Mariahl. May you both grow old together, but stay young at heart. Cheers!

24. Let’s all raise a glass to the newlyweds. May the love you share today serve as the bedrock of a happy, healthy and everlasting marriage. Cheers!

25. Let us raise our glasses to the beautiful couple — may they always be as happy as they are in this moment. Here’s to Ryan and Mariah.

26. Raise your glass and join me in a toast to Ryan and Mariah — may you always remember the love that brought you here today.

27. From all of us on your wedding day — may your marriage be always loving and beautiful. Here’s to Ryan and Mariah!

28. Here’s to Ryan and Mariah. May you share joy that grows deeper, friendship that grows closer and a marriage that grows richer through the years. Cheers!

29. Without these two very special people here today, none of this would be possible. And the best part is, most of us will get to enjoy their company throughout the night. So please join me in giving a special toast to — the bar staff!

30. Let us raise our glasses to the beautiful couple. And may I remind you, no one will judge if you get more than a bit tipsy — so cheers!

31. To the wonderful couple, may their marriage be everlasting, and every wedding speech they hear be funnier and shorter than mine. Cheers!

32. Here’s to the husband and here’s to the wife. May their love last for the rest of their life. Cheers!

33. Now I want everyone to raise their glasses. Give it a little swirl. Now stick your nose in there and see if you can pick out the fruity notes. I can’t believe some of you did that. Here’s to the lovely couple — Ryan and Mariah!

34. For one last time, I’m going to ask everyone that can still stand — join me in giving a toast to the newlyweds. To Ryan and Mariah!

funny quotes for maid of honor speech

Funny Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

35. “A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.”

— Brendan Behan, Irish poet

36. “Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.”

Jim Carrey, actor

36. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” 

 — Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist

37. “It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.”

— Robert Frost, American poet

38. “Men wear the pants in the relationship but women control the zipper.”

— Unknown

39. “An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”

— Agatha Christie, English novelist

40. “A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.” 

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian-American actress

41. “A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.”

— Terry Pratchett, English author

42. “Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” 

— George Burns, American comedian

43. “It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”

— Rita Rudner, American comedian

love quotes for maid of honor speech

Love Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

There’s no time better than a wedding to talk about love. If you’d like to pay homage to the love your friend shares with her new spouse, one of these beautiful quotes should do the trick.

44. “Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as difficult as that.”

— Michael Leunig, Australian cartoonist

45. “When two people love each other they don’t look at each other they look in the same direction.”

 — Ginger Rogers, American actress

46. “We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realize ourselves so vividly as when we are in the full glow of love for others.”

— Walter Rauschenbusch, American theologian

47. “To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

48. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion than a good marriage.”

Martin Luther, German theologian and writer

49. “Love is the sum of our choices, the strength of our commitments, the ties that bind us together.”

— Emily Giffin, American author

50. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” 

— Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

51. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

— Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist

52. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”

— Voltaire

53. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”

— Henry David Thoreau, American philosopher and poet

54. “To love without condition, to talk without intention, to give without reason, to care without expectation; That’s the spirit of true love.”

— Unknown

55. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle, Greek philosopher

56. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

— Audrey Hepburn, American actress

57. “There is only one happiness in life – to love and be loved.”

— George Sand, French novelist

58. “You know your feelings are real when you spend more time thinking of the one you love than of yourself.”

— Unknown

59. “The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.”

— Josiah Gilbert Holland, American novelist and poet 

60. “When love reigns, the impossible may be attained.”

— Indian proverb

61. “You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.”

— Colleen Houck, American writer

62. “Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.”

— Sam Levenson, American humorist

63. “In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.”

— Elizabeth Ashley, American actress

64. “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

— Barbara Johnson, American literary critic

65. “The capacity to love is tied to being able to be awake, to being able to move out of yourself and be with someone else in a manner that is not about your desire to possess them, but to be with them, to be in union and communion.”

— Bell Hooks, American author

66. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

 — Antoine de Sainte-Exupery, French aviator, writer and poet

disney quotes for maid of honor speech

Disney Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

67. “People always do crazy things when they’re in love.”

— Meg, Hercules

68. “Can you feel the love tonight? You needn’t look too far. Stealing through the night’s uncertainties, love is where they are.”

— The Lion King

69. “Love is an open door.”

— Anna and Hans, Frozen

70. “Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours.”

— Olaf, Frozen

71. “Some people are worth melting for.”

— Olaf, Frozen

72. “Far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm and caring and right before your eyes.”

— Grimsby, The Little Mermaid

73. “So this is love. So this is what makes life divine.”

— Cinderella, Cinderella

74. “Listen with your heart. You will understand.”

— Grandmother Willow, Pocahontas

75. “How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it.”

— Piglet and Pooh, Winnie the Pooh

76. “This is love. You’re not gonna find another girl like her in a million years. Believe me, I know. I’ve looked.”

— Aladdin

77. “To face the future with another, who means more than any other, is to be loved.”

— The Rescuers

78. “Love is a song that never ends.”

— Bambi

79. “Side by side with your loved one, you’ll find enchantment here.”

— Lady And The Tramp

movie quotes for maid of honor speech

Movie Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

Even Hollywood can offer good advice sometimes. Here are some of the best quotes from movies to include in your speech.

80. “It is impossible to manufacture or imitate love.”

— Professor Slughorn, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

81. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.”

— Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

82. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

— Billy Crystal, When Harry Met Sally

83. “Why is it that people get married? Because we need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet. What does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything… The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, All of it… all the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed – because I will be your witness’.”

— Susan Sarandon, Shall We Dance?

84. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more.”

— Noah, The Notebook

85. “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.”

— Jamie, Love & Other Drugs

86. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” 

— Christian, Moulin Rouge

87. “Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with?” 

— Joe Black, Meet Joe Black

88. “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true” 

— Big Fish

89. “Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”

— Juno

90. “When you love someone, and you love them with your heart, it never disappears. When you’re apart, and when you love someone, and you’ve done all you can do, you set them free. And if that love was true… when you love someone, it will all come back to you.” 

— Forget Paris

91. “True love cannot be found where it does not truly exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.” 

— Kissing A Fool

92. “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” 

— Hitched

93. “Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.” 

— Dead Poet Society

94. “Soul mates. It’s extremely rare, but it exists. It’s sort of like twin souls tuned into each other.” 

— When Dreams May Come

95. “I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you’re with them.” 

— The Accidental Tourist

tv show quotes for maid of honor speech

TV Show Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

96. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Umm… easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” 

Michael Scott, The Office

97. “I think we all deserve someone who wants to be with us.”

Phyllis Vance, The Office

98. “One thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you know, every instinct, ever rational calculation. Love.”

Jim Halpert, The Office

99. “I wish there was some way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve left them.”

Andy Bernard, The Office

100. “Love is the water of life, drink deeply.”

Michael Scott, The Office

101. “You’ve got to forget about logic and fear and doubt. You’ve just got to do everything you can to get to the one woman who’s going to make all this worth it. At the end of the day, you’ve got to jump.”

Jim Halpert, The Office

102. “Friends are the family we choose.”

Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

103. “But at the end of the day, the fact that we show up for each other, in spite of our differences, no matter what we believe, is reason enough to keep believing.”

Dr. Miranda Bailey, Grey’s Anatomy

104. “I can tell you from experience, with a little coffee and sunlight, the troubles will get smaller and the world will keep standing. I promise.”

Dr. Richard Webber, Grey’s Anatomy

105. “But love doesn’t make sense. You can’t logic your way into it or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But, we have to keep doing it or else we’re lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.”

Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

106. “If I had to dream up the perfect woman, she wouldn’t even come close to you.”

Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World

107. “Imagine a future moment in your life where all your dreams come true. You know it’s the greatest moment of your life and you get to experience it with one person. Who is standing next to you.”

Peyton Sawyer, One Tree Hill

108. “All we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us.”

Penny Widmore, Lost

109. “You find your soulmate, you get married, you stay together until you die. Period.”

Jack Pearson, This Is Us

bible quotes for maid of honor speech

Bible Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

If you’re speaking at a Christian or Jewish wedding, you may want to include a quote from the Bible in your speech. While many of the quotes are from the New Testament, there are a few great Old Testament quotes about love that would work for Jewish nuptials. Here are 10 of the best quotes about love and marriage from the Good Book.

110. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

111. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

— Ephesians 5:25

112. “Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

— Song of Solomon 8:7

113. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”

— Ecclesiastes 4:9

114. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

— 1 Peter 4:8

115. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

— Ephesians 5:21

116. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

— Ephesians 4:2

117. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

— Romans 12:10

118. “Do everything in love.”

— 1 Corinthians 16:14

119. “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.”

— Proverbs 3:3

song quotes for maid of honor speech

Song Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

120. “Once in a lifetime love/A love like we’ve all dreamed of”

— Alan Jackson, Once In A Lifetime Love

121. “You can’t buy love/But you can make it”

— Shania Twain, You Can’t Buy Love

122. “Two young people without a thing/Say some vows and spread their wings/And settle down with just what they need/Livin’ on love”

— Alan Jackson, Livin’ on Love

123. “But when somebody loves you/There’s nothing you can’t do”

— Alan Jackson,When Somebody Loves You

124. “May you stay/Forever young”

— Bob Dylan, Forever Young

125. “Say goodbye to all your pain and sorrow/Say goodbye to all those lonely nights/Say goodbye to all your blue tomorrows/Now you’re standing in the light”

— The Eagles, You Are Not Alone

126. “What is the secret of this tie that binds/Two souls in communion, both body and mind/Is it special magic or just the nature of things?”

— The Grateful Dead, The Stranger

127. “Show me something built to last”

— The Grateful Dead, Built to Last

128. “They love each other/Lord, you can see that it’s true”

— The Grateful Dead, They Love Each Other

advice quotes for maid of honor speech

Advice Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

129. “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

— Phyllis Diller, American comedian

130. “Real giving is when we give to our spouses what’s important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.”

— Michele Weiner-Davis, Divorce Busting

131. “Be presidents of each other’s fan clubs.”

—Tony Heath

132. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”

— Barnett R. Brickner, Rabbi

133. “You win or the relationship wins.”

— Terry Hargrave, marriage expert and author

134. “A husband and wife may disagree on many things but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up.”

— FierceMarriage.com

135. “Be one another’s favorite place to go to when your minds search for peace.”

— Unknown

136. “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” 

— Alexandra Penney, American journalist

137. “The first duty of love is to listen.”

German-American philosopher

138. “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.”

— Ruth Bell Graham, American Christian author

139. “A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet

140. “The success of marriage comes not in finding the “right” person, but in the ability of both partners to adjust to the real person they inevitably realize they married.”

— John Fischer, American philosopher

141. “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together.”

— Robert C. Dodds, author

142. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threaded, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. That is what makes a marriage last.”

— Simone Signoret, French actress

143. “The development of a really good marriage is not a natural process. It is an achievement.”

— David and Vera Mace, co-authors

144. “Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.”

— Amy Bloom, American author and psychotherapist

145. “Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner, it feels limitless, not limited.”

— Gloria Steinem, American journalist

146. “Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship. By this I mean a mutual respect for and enjoyment of each other’s company.”

— John M. Gottman, American psychologist

147. “What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.”

— Leo Tolstoy, Russian author

148. “Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”

— Oscar Wilde, Irish poet

149. “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ come together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”

— Dave Meurer, American author

150. “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.”

— Franz Schubert, Austrian composer

151. “The more you invest in a marriage, the more valuable it becomes.”

— Amy Grant, Christian music artist

152. “A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.”

— Nanette Newman, English actress and author

153. “The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.”

— Barbara De Angelis, American consultant

anonymous quotes for maid of honor speech

Anonymous Quotes for Maid of Honor Speech

Some of the best marriage quotes around come from anonymous sources. Whether you want to offer advice, be funny or say something heartfelt, you’re sure to find a quote here that’s worthy of being included in your speech.

154. “Here’s to the groom, a man who kept his head even while he lost his heart.”


155. “Don’t ever stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.”


156. “Spending time with each other each and every day is a secret ingredient to making your marriage last a lifetime.”


157. “My speech is going to be like a mini-skirt: long enough to cover the essentials and short enough to hold your attention.”

— Unknown

158. “For a marriage to have any chance, every day at least six things should go unsaid.”


159. “They say you don’t marry the person you can live with, you marry the person you can’t live without. That sums up these two perfectly.”


160. “It’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters.”


161. “Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.”


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