I've been the Matron of Honor in two weddings (my sister's and my best friend Megan's) and have given speeches at both receptions. As someone that hates to speak in public and as wedding season is in full swing I thought I'd give some helpful tips for those of you preparing a speech of your own.
The perfect wedding speech set up:
how you know the bride
personal/funny story of you two
how you're happy for the couple (including the groom) or why they're a perfect match
well wishes or prayers for the newlyweds
Check out this article for more tips.