Now, don't get me wrong, the bff is a great girl. She has a couple of children and works, so is obviously quite busy.
She didn't do anything. Didn't even come to the bridal shower (albeit she had sick children), but you know what I mean.
Anyways, my mom asks her if she is ready for the speech. She says she is not giving one.
But it was her job. Her sworn duty as a maid of honor to give a speech. We couldn't just not have a speech. So I volunteered. I had a couple of drinks by then and hadn't a single word planned out, so I was sure that I was going to
"I am sure that I speak for everyone when I say 'it's about time!'" It took them 10ish years to get married. "I remember when I first met SIL. She came to our door asking for brother and I don't remember exactly what I said but it was certainly something rude and I slammed the door in her face." Oops! "But since that time she has not only become a friend but a sister. Cheers!"
Overall it went well, despite the drinks and the lack of planning.
Inspired by Mama Kat's prompt: Write about a speech you gave at a wedding.