I had 26 years to prepare something, I ended up getting this off the internet this morning, I’ve not read it yet so I hope it’s a good one.
At least I don’t have to worry about it being witty and entertaining, that’s the best man’s job.
I’d like to start by welcoming you all to Stacey and Richard’s wedding breakfast, it’s good to see so many of their family and friends here to celebrate their marriage. I know some of you have made a special effort to be here, not least my Mum, with it being Wimbledon finals day I hope you set the video correctly Dad so thank you all for coming. And thank you to everyone who has put their time and effort into helping to make this day such a lovely occasion. The weather gods also need a mention in despatches as they’ve managed to cool things down a little whilst keeping the rain away. I hope it continues tomorrow as it looks like great gliding weather.
Stacey looks absolutely gorgeous doesn’t she…… but it doesn’t seem all that very long ago that she was running around the house naked, throwing her little tantrums and wetting her knickers leaving a puddle in aisle two of the supermarket, just a typical teenager really, but the time has really flown by and she’s been brought up to be decent, caring and honest or so she tells us, she’s an achiever gaining more GCSE’s than the rest of us put together, she’s never given us any trouble or reason to worry, she’s a perfect young lady who I am proud to call my daughter and I’m sure Richard will be proud to call his wife.
I first became aware that Stacey had found herself a young man when she took an unexpected and dare I say unhealthy interest in a certain Scottish football team, it was about the same time that her mobile phone bill, which at the time I was paying, suddenly went from 㾶 a month to over 𧴰. But no mention was made of Richard until one weekend Stacey calmly announced she was going abroad on holiday, with her boyfriend. Well, I can tell you I was a bit concerned at the time having never met the young man that was about to take my daughter away but after we’d been introduced it became clear he’s a very respectable chap, they’ve been together now for some nine years so I’m pleased to welcome him as a Son-in-law, although I will leave judgement on just how pleased I am until after the best man has had his say.
It’s been said that said that a man is not complete until he is married and then he’s well and truly finished. Well it’s too late now Richard, just remember that a man who gives in when he is WRONG is a WISE man. But a man who gives in when he is RIGHT….. is married! Stacey will always be right, everything will be your fault and you will never win an argument, especially now that her initials are S.A.S
A friend of mine thinks everyone should get married because no-one deserves to be happy their entire life, but I hope that you two will prove him wrong and that fifty years from now you will be just as happy and as much in love with each other as you are today.
I know that Richard has chosen well and I believe that Stacey has too and I wish them well for a long, happy and prosperous future together.
So Ladies and Gentlemen I’d like to ask you to raise a glass and join me in a toast to our two VIP’s, the Bride & Groom.