More and more people who were born after 1985 are getting married these days. Most of them aren't that religious and have limited budgets. Therefore, it doesn't make sense to spend $200 to "rent-a-minister" for a day in order to seal the deal. So what's a low-cost alternative to getting married without a priest, minister, or rabbi? Why not ask a close friend? Not only is it free, but you're getting married by someone who actually knows you and your spouse.
I was approached by my best friend Cole a few months before his wedding and asked to officiate the ceremony. After sleeping on it for 24 hours (highly recommended) I agreed, and immediately started writing the speech. I started doing research and found a few other people had documented their experiences (which helped me tremendously) so I decided to do the same. I've included links to both my wedding speech and best mans speech below.
1) Interview both the bride and groom separately.
Wedding Video preview (3min)
MORE: I also gave a best man speech, check out the "How to Write and Deliver a Best Man Speech" here.
Brian Moseley's Best Man Speech for Cole Mandl [video]
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