I always knew that if I was asked to be best man at my friend’s wedding, I wanted to try and put something special together for my best man speech. There were actually 2 best men (John’s brother George was the other) and we both came up with our own speeches. George’s best man speech was far more loving & intellectual than mine so luckily I decided on a humorous approach!
Anyone that knows me will tell you that I’m not a great public speaker. I thought a poem would be much easier for me to read, but it needed some kind of twist .
One night my wife and I were discussing ideas and I thought about perhaps getting messages from some of the bride & groom’s favourite celebrities. To be honest I didn’t think it would actually work, but I took a chance and started contacting their agents. It made me so happy that some of these celebrities, who are no doubt extremely busy, took time out of their days to help out. Not only did they send a video back, but they added humour to it too like a mini sketch!
Using the video messages I received back, I then created a video, including placeholder images to pause the video on, music & special videography effects to make it look nice. The video was designed in a wedding style so it blended in nicely in the corner while everyone enjoyed their meals.
Thank you so much to all of the celebrities & their representatives for helping out. There were also some more video messages that I didn’t manage to fit into my best man’s speech so I was able to give John & Jenna an extra gift of some more videos after the wedding.