- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I had the WORST case of writers block writing this speech, so I went to the bee to kind of get a format and flow going. Do you think this is too long? I read it out loud and it runs at about three-five minutes depending on how slow I read. Is that too lengthy?
Hello everyone. My name is Julia and I am so happy to be here tonight to celebrate the wedding of my dear friend Lisa to her new husband Brian.If you don’t know the story, Lisa and Brian met eachother at the gym almost ____ years ago, and it was a little bit of a cat and mouse chase. Brian initially asked Lisa out to dinner and in the midst of our mutual “guys are all the same” phase, she actually said no. But Brian persisted and Lisa finally agreed to meet him at a diner for her favorite meal of the day: breakfast. We had our usual telephone conversation about how it went, and Lisa did not want to be too excited. After all, guys are all the same….But that day, she met her true match. Brian’s charm, infectious laugh and open heart won Lisa, and everyone else, over. I still remember being so impressed and touched when Brian accompanied Lisa to a doctor’s appointment that required her to have a ride early on in their relationship. After all the punks we had dealt with, Brian showed his kind soul. It turns out, not all guys are the same.To the beautiful bride, Lisa: we met during the oddly titled 2nd grade school play, “Feeling Your Oats” and I once hatched a plan to somehow marry your brother so that we could be sisters. Didn’t work out as I planned, but I will settle for “good friend” status. Thank you for being such a great friend, Lisa. I love your laugh, your ability to listen and your honesty. I am honored to be standing here and celebrating with you on this special day.Typically the matron of honor gives some marriage advice. I am not yet an expert on marriage, but I am sort of an expert on Lisa. I know that Brian will not only be your husband but your new best friend. So Brian, I would like to share some insights from Lisa’s very best old friend to her new very best friend.1. Brian, if you ever upset Lisa, just remember that she loves pretzels. And if you really upset her, try a delicious piece of cake. I don’t know where she ever put it, but girlfriend loves cake.2. Lisa will not be afraid to use her hairbrush as a weapon. In middle school, I was hanging out with her one night, watching Ricky Martin dance on the TV when we heard an ominious knock on the door. While I ran and hid inside her closet, Lisa grabbed her hairbrush and faced the perpetrator. Kristen S., that was quite the scare.3.Brian, a word of warning. Lisa was a really great soccer player. And dancer. And cheerleader. In sum, don’t make her kick you. Don’t challenge her to a dance off. No spirit finger contests.4. As you know, Lisa is a pretty light sleeper. But, in the spirit of her favorite meal of the day (and the way you initially won her heart), you should always make it a point to sneak out of bed as quietly as possible and wake her up with a smile and breakfast in bed once and awhile.5. When in doubt, play some NSYNC.Brian, you are now prepared for what lies ahead. That was easy, right?Brian, every time I see you, I want to see that smile on your face. Lisa, I want Brian to make you smile too. Because that’s what happens when you realize that you’ve gotten everything you could ever need. That’s what happens when you watch someone grow up and fall in love and know they’re going to be okay. You’re surrounded by people smiling right now. We’re all behind you and support you in everything you do.