My best friend has asked me to be the maid of honor as her only sister is 6 years old, and I know it’s a really big thing to do, but at present I am just a dunderhead! I haven’t ever spoken in public, and the very idea of my speaking in front of around 150 odd guests has already started giving me goose bumps! However, I have thought of one, which goes as ‘When I look at the bride and groom, I feel such a whirlwind of emotions? I know that Samantha has found her true match and I know that theirs will be a marriage of long standing. My heart is bursting with love for you two today. I know you have a wonderful adventure ahead of you, and with God’s blessing your marriage will last for decades to come.’ Before deciding upon it, I would like to ask from some expert advice whether it would be a good idea to just congratulate both the bride and the groom, and just be done with it. Or, would you recommend saying some phrases before toast?