How To Give A Wedding Speech

I kind of hope no one ever asks me to be their best woman (I’m trying to popularize “best woman” as a substitute for “maid of honor.”) because I quake at the thought of speaking to a room full of people in fancy clothes. I don’t even know why, because most of the guests would probably be tipsy and wouldn’t remember if I flopped anyway. If you’re required to give a speech this wedding season, here are some tips. Basically, don’t insult anyone and try not to slur your words. And if you were thinking about asking me to be your best woman, I promise I will rise to the occasion. [The Times, U.K.]