The monologue opens "I can't talk about him. No, I will talk about him." Decent hook in that immediately we're wondering who "him" is. Clearly he's not easy for her to talk about.
The monologue gives a young actress a great build of intensity as she rhapsodizes about how wonderful the relationship was with "him" at first describing it as "the kind of passion that made every day seem like the Fourth of July." Great vehicle to show you can exude passion and excitement.
However, as the character you'll get so carried away with passion that before you knows it you find yourself at a Justice of the Peace hearing the words "Do you Jack, take Jill, to be your lawfully wedded wife." Name reveal that the "him" referenced throughout is "Jack." Not good; you can't imagine going through life as "Jack and Jill." These moments will allow you to play fear and that OMG, what have I got myself into type feeling. Put another way in the second major beat of the piece you get carried away by euphoric blissful love and in the third major beat you suddenly put the breaks on and try to screech to a halt before you go too far with the feeling ...
As you apply the brakes hard you see the edge of the cliff drawing closer. Will you stop in time? You "wanted to scream, to go running out into the night" however "It was 10 o'clock in the morning and well, you can't go running out into 10 o'clock in the morning."
And then quite a great button closing which also serves as a punchline to the setup above "So instead I passed out. If only I'd fainted, before I said, I do." So yeah, you go right over that cliff, too late! You're married!
It's quite a fun ride with varied levels of energy and emotion, taking you from reluctance to elation to panic to dismay.
Get this 1 to 2 minute comedic contemporary monologue for a young woman from the play Butterflies are Free here.