Being selected maid of honor for a wedding party symbolizes a deep bond established over years of friendship. Personally, a framed copy of my maid of honor’s speech has been displayed in my home for twelve years.
For friends who love books and have lived important moments of their youth swapping books, talking about characters, and disagreeing about plot twists, a quote from a favorite story is the perfect thing to include in the all important toast. These suggestions include quotes on friendship, love and life’s adventures.
1.“‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'” Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
I love this quote about friendship, and what better way to express the deep gratitude for friendship a maid of honor would feel for the bride.
2.“There are no happy endings. Endings are sad, so let’s have a happy beginning and a happy middle.” A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
This is a great quote to talk about the exciting adventure of a new marriage and the importance of the bride and groom being dedicated to a happy middle.
3.“I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.” Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park is a sweet love story. This simple quotes speaks to the excitement of love and friendship.
4.“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Friendship is one of life’s best gifts and a friendship full of adventures is the icing on the cake. This quote can speak to the adventure of a marriage or the adventures of the bride and her maid of honor.
5.“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” The Lion and the Mouse by Aesop
I love friendships based on a lifetime of little kindnesses. This quote offers a reminder of how in a marriage and in friendship, kindness is the glue that holds it all together.
6.“It is only the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince by Antione de Saint-Exupery
This classic quote reminds us that the heart often leads us down the best paths. Love isn’t always easy to understand from the outside so we must trust the heart.
7.“It’s no use to go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
This is the perfect wedding quote. Once “I do” is said, the bride and groom become different people. They are no longer separate but part of a new unit. This quote celebrates that point.
8.“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
For the adventurous couple, Where the Wild Things Are, is a fun book to quote. This sweet quote tells of the relief and gift of finding that place where you are loved.
9.“She was not a slowpoke growing up. She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next.” Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
This amusing quote sums up the journey from little girl, to teenager, to young adult. For a maid of honor with a lifelong friendship with the bride, this quote captures that view into the transformation to womanhood.
What quotes from children’s literature have you heard or used in a bridesmaid speech?
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