Wedding Speech Sample
Good evening everyone. My name's ----- -----------, and I guess because we've played, fought, gone to school together, and supported one another through the ups and downs for 30 years, I'm Brian's best man tonight. Certainly not a better man than the other groomsmen, but in title, the best man.
Given my history with Brian, you can imagine how pleased I am to see so many supportive faces here tonight. Mainly because I can't believe any of you thought he'd be on time. I guess if I did anything right as best man, it was to shake him awake about 90 minutes ago and tell him, "Dude, get a shower. We've got to get going." He just looked and me and said, "Why man? Where are we going?"
Ok, Brian's punctuality issues aside, there was no way he needed help getting ready on time tonight. This is something he's been looking forward to almost as much as the bride, to the point that some of us started calling him Mrs. -------. And why not? These two are really equals in so many ways, he might as well have taken her last name.
But that's kind of the point. I mean, half the marriages I know are between Mr. Wrong and Mrs. Right. Because, you know ... the woman's always right.
At least if we want things staying happy.
But Brian and Mandy aren't that way. Now, today is supposed to really be Mandy's day, so believe me that I'm not putting her down by saying that Brian didn't marry beyond himself. But the fact is, Brian and Mandy aren't any marriage of Right and Wrong. They're the marriage of a team.
I know this only because I've spent my life growing up with Brian. We used to build tree forts together, and go fishing. And Brian used to tell people he'd got the biggest catch -- which was partly true, but deceptive. He usually hooked some sort of underwater log.
I mentioned before that we went to school together, and I was always amazed by Brian because he so easily made friends with both the guys and the gals. And when it came to the ladies, he seemed to know how to treat them with genuine respect and kindness and friendship.
It's that quality of being a gentleman, of caring for others, that I knew made Brian the right kind of guy for marriage. The kind of guy who wouldn't be like a puppy dog needing training by his future wife. The only thing lacking was a woman who could be more than a friend to Brian -- a woman he would share the Magic with. Mandy is that woman. And in fact, I know as Brian's best friend that she's the only lady he's had that Magic with. She carries with her something special -- something everyone around her feels. And Brian is the lucky guy she's decided to share that with.
Now, I'm not going to try coloring things by saying that -- besides being a gentleman -- Brian ever really did anything to deserve such a gem. I'm still trying to figure out how he's pulled this off. But it's one of the nicest magic tricks I've ever seen, especially because I've become such good friends with Mandy. That means I don't lose a friend to marriage, but I've got one more friend to hang out with.
Brian and Mandy -- you're the kind of team many of us should learn from, and I know that bodes well for all of your future days together. I want to thank you both for being so important in my life, and I wish you all the years of happiness that you've truly already earned.
To the bride and groom!