I get major speaking anxiety, so the idea of giving a maid of honor speech at my best friend's wedding makes me want to pass out.
What are the right words for the most important moment of my BFF's life? And what if I don't really have anything nice to say about her husband? Talk about a nightmare scenario.
When I don't know what to say, I always figure it's best to have someone else way smarter and romantic speak for me — someone like Adele or Celine Dion, for example.
So here are some romantic song lyrics you can put in your maid of honor speech when you don't know WTF to say.
Want to give relationship advice?
If you want to give some words of wisdom to the new couple, you might want to talk a little bit about vulnerability.
"Open up your heart, and just let it begin. Open up your heart. Acceptance is the key to be, to be truly free."
— "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry
Want to help the bride with her vows?
While you might want to use some of these lyrics in your own speech to describe the love of the newlywed couple, you could also toss a couple of lines the bride's way for her to use in her own vows.
Hey, if you're going to be maid of honor, you might as well multitask.
"However far away, however long I stay, whatever words I say, I will always love you."
— "Love Song" by Adele
"And when you smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while. 'Cause you're amazing just the way you are."
— "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
"I'm thinking 'bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways, maybe just the touch of a hand."
— "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"Maybe I don't know that much but I know this much is true. I was blessed because I was loved by you."
— "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
"Every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me."
— "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" by The White Stripes
Don't like the groom?
If you hate the man whom your BFF has decided to marry, you might want to throw some shade his way.
"The heart wants what it wants."
— "The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez
Want to intimidate the groom?
If you really want the groom to feel your wrath, you might just want to sing angry lyrics at him. From my experience, that definitely always works and makes you look totally normal!
"Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you."
— "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
Want to show your BFF how much you love her?
Being maid of honor is not only a huge responsibility, but it's also an indicator of how much the bride cherishes your friendship. So why not quote something heart-wrenchingly meaningful to show her how much you care?
"There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you. We stick together and can see it through. 'Cause you've got a friend in me."
— "You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman
"If you should ever find someone new, I know he'd better be good to you. 'Cos if he doesn't, I'll be there. Don't you know, baby. I'll be there."
— "I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5
Want to rap?
If you really want to impress everyone by rapping at the wedding, well, why don't you try these lines out:
"You know that my heart gon' cry if you leave me lonely. 'Cuz you not just my love, you my homie."
— "Put it on Me" by Ja Rule
"I wanna take your misery, replace it with happiness. But I need your faith in me, I'm a sucka for love."
— "Do for Love" by 2Pac
Really want to go all out in your speech?
If all else fails, you can always just sing John Legend's "All of Me."
Actually, why don't you just do that? There's absolutely no way you can go wrong with that.
So good luck, don't get too drunk, and remember, it's OK to hook up with a groomsman.
And if you're really at a loss for words, just google some Adele lyrics on your phone, and you'll be just fine.