Crafting personalised and emotional maid of honour speeches

The floor is yours! The audience is curious and eager to hear what you have to say—but how do you live up to expectations? Let us help you! 

Bride being Hugged by Made of honour
Bride being Hugged by Made of honour

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Why SpeechMate?

Writing and delivering a speech at your daughter’s wedding can feel daunting. You’ve only got one shot to get it right and with a lot of things to cover, it can feel like a minefield. Which is why more and more people are choosing to get professional help when it comes to writing their speech. That’s where we come in.
Our team of speechwriters have written hundreds of wedding speeches and know what works. We’ll do all the hard yards so you can relax and focus on enjoying the day.


We get to know you and the relationship you share with the bride. We then use this insight to create a speech in a voice that is authentically you.


Every friendship has its own special bond – tell us about it so we can help you tell everyone else.


It will be a day of many emotions. We can help you express them clearly whether you want to tug at the heart strings or just give them a light pluck.


We’re used to deadlines, whether the wedding is two years away or two days. Left it to the last minute? There’s a lifeline available.

Meet Helene

Hi! I’m Helene. I love writing and I love weddings so this is the perfect job for me. People are starting to realise that, beyond mere tradition, there’s no reason why men should always be the ones to speak and so I’m delighted to be writing more and more wedding speeches for women. 

I love the process of getting to know the people I write for and the special bond you share together. I dive into the sea of ideas swirling in your mind and craft a heartfelt, flowing speech that everyone enjoy.

I love getting to know the person I'm writing for

Bride speech writer wearing a green jumper and clutching her note book

How it works


Purchase your bespoke speech, after which we’ll direct you to complete our online questionnaire. It covers all the basics as well as more personal questions about you, the bride and the memorable moments you’ve shared.


Receive a call from us. Typically, you’ll have given us plenty to work with, but we want to get as much detail out of your head and into ours as possible. So, we set up an informal chat to talk through your questionnaire and probe further. Then we get writing.


Receive your personalised, bespoke speech by the agreed date. Most clients are delighted with the first draft, but if not, we work with you to make any amendments until you are fully satisfied. If not, then we will give you your money back.

What you get

If you’re not sure where to start then we are – and can take you all the way to the finish. We’ll give you a brilliant speech that flows from the opening word, whether you want to pull at the heart strings, tickle the funny bone, or both. We listen, build up a picture of you and the bride, then use this to craft something you can have confidence in. Your speech will be structured to make sure you take care of everything expected of the groom, while also sparkling with the personality of you and your new wife. Everyone wants to shine in their own unique way – we make sure you do just that!

A personalised speech

Your speech will be tailored to YOUR requirements so it is highly personalised and relevant

Professional speech structure

We write according to a tried and tested structure to make your words flow and cover all necessary wedding etiquette

Tailored to your style

Your speech will be written to suit your personality and humour so it will come across as natural and authentic

Written to your deadline

We do all the hard yards so you can concentrate on your other groom duties

All for just £299

Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about SpeechMate

What should a maid of honour say in her speech?

Plenty of nice things about the bride and what she means to you, perhaps a little light ribbing and why she has found her perfect man in the groom!

Absolutely! Sometimes these can be the best part of a speech. Just tell us what you have and we can write them into your script so it still flows seamlessly.

Amendments are all part of the service – right up to the big day. So if inspiration hits you get back in touch and we’ll get back to work.

Most advice is around seven to 10 minutes and that’s a decent target. But it’s not hard and fast – if you have the material and narrative to keep people engaged then a little longer is perfectly fine.

You give us the deadline and we meet it. If the wedding is some time off we can be a little more relaxed. However, maybe the wedding is this weekend – we can do that too. The important thing is to make a plan and swing into action. Either way, we realise sooner rather than later takes a weight off your mind.

We sincerely hope this doesn’t happen and it is very, very rare. But if it does the amendment process goes as far as ‘rip it up and start again’. Should you still be unhappy we offer a full refund.

Other services

AI Generated

Want a speech fast? Get it in less than 10 minutes using our AI speech writer. It draws from a database of content written specifically for wedding speeches that can’t be found anywhere else on the internet. That means unique content for you, in a flash.


Sometimes you’re almost there, you just need a little polish and pizazz adding. We offer this with our editing service. Send us what you have and we can quote a price depending on how much is needed.