My maid of honor gave this speech at my wedding and had me crying my eyes out. These are her cliff notes:
Talk about how we met in Phoenix, and Treana and Lawren became my family. So honored to be standing with you today as you say your vows to each other.
T and I like to travel together, and so I am going to be sharing some tips with L for a happy life together that I've learned about Treana on our road trips together.
1. Carry plenty of snacks. Nothing kills the fun for her more than low blood sugar. Keep them handy at all times.
2. Don't be too set on your plans. Reason why T is so great to travel with - she leaves room for adventure and exploration. In your future together, set goals and make plans, but be flexible with them. When unexpected surprises come along, let yourself go with it instead of doing what you had planned. With Treana as your partner, I promise it will make life all the richer.
3. Always have an iPhone. When directions are needed or you need an answer to something, she will probably trust Siri more than you. So just keep it handy.
4. Find time to sit down and really talk to her every day. Treana is such a gift to my life, and to so many other people here, because she will always sit down, look you in the eye, and give the kind of raw honesty, support, and love that you need. And I know that one of her favorite things about your relationship together is your reciprocation of that. Make it a point to really talk, every day, and I know your connection will always stay strong.
LB, I can't even begin to count the number of hours T and I have spent talking about you, your relationship, and your future together.
Which leads to tip 5...
Always know how much she loves you. As her best friend, I assure you that what she wants most in this world is the life she is building with you, and she will fiercely protect it every day. And I also believe there is no better man that she could build a life with, and I am so happy for her that she found you.
With that, I'd like to propose a toast to Treana and Lawren, and to a lifetime of adventure, and connection, and love.
Love you E. Now and Always.