My sister is getting married, yay woohoo etc, etc. She asked me to be a bridesmaid, I said yes, then she had issues with having too many so I said I'd be fine with dropping out 'cause the idea of being in front of everyone makes me uncomfortable.
And then her maid of honor found out she's pregnant, and it's beenreally difficult for her to get pregnant and she's had a miscarriage and a false pregnancy type thing, so to keep the stress off of her my sister told her it'd be fine if she didn't want to be in the wedding party.
So then she asked ME to be maid of honor but that includes a SPEECH. To which I told her no way, no how. So... now I'm a bridesmaid to replace the bridesmaid who is replacing the maid of honor.
Long story short, my shy introvert ass is suddenly a bridesmaid and I'm happy to help my sister but I'm nervous as heck about it. If you've ever been one, got any tips to keep calm and stuff when you're up in front of everyone?
Most Helpful Guy
There is a line of advice to people who have to get up and speak to audiences that should work for you, even though you will not have to speak. When you are in front of everybody and feel nervous, just imagine they are all naked. You end up laughing a bit and lose the nervousness. And imagining all those guys naked out there sounds right up your alley. :-)0
Most Helpful Girl
I've been a bridesmaid twice. Once, maid of honor, and once bridesmaid #4 with girls I'd never met who were lifelong friends with the bride which was super awkward. For the first wedding, I was in the same dilemma; making the big speech in front of everyone with my own personal lifelong best friend. I'm an introvert in the worst way and I was practically hyperventilating with fear and nervousness and not wanting to ugly cry because of all the love that was floating around the room like farts at a Taco Bell, lol! At the last minute, my besty blissfully didn't make me give the big speech because we had this look across the room and she knew I just couldn't do it, but she did make her brother, also an introvert, do the big speech thing, and he was super nervous, but basically do the following. Make sure you write it down and read from the paper. You don't have to be funny or clever or go all out if that's not you. Stick to saying thank you to both families for being there and supporting the bride and groom. Acknowledge the new groom and thank him for making her happy. Then encourage everyone to have a good time and to celebrate. DO NOT elaborate. Don't try to tell a story. Short and sweet. The end. Sit down. Pass the mic. Proceed to vomit backstage while gracefully avoiding your yellow (she picked yellow, like who does that look good on) bridesmaids dress.0