Hi family and friends. The moment of truth has arrived at this beautiful wedding. For
those of you who do not know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scott
Wilson. I have been given the distinct privilege of serving as Albert’s Best Man. Upon
receiving this assignment, I spent many hours conducting online research on wedding
speeches. To be perfectly honest, I feel excited and nervous.
I understand that I am supposed to tell you important aspects about Albert’s life,
perhaps even a couple of positive points! Before I start assassinating my friend’s
character, I would like to acknowledge members of the wedding party. I want to extend
my deep gratitude to Debra, Tracy, Donna for being three wonderful bridesmaids. To
Sheryl, you are an amazing and beautiful Maid of Honor! Thank you David, Larry, and
Randy for serving as groomsmen and for supporting me throughout the entire wedding
process. You three guys kept me on my toes. It is nerve-wracking enough to prepare a
best man’s speech. Being given the added responsibility of looking after Albert in the
months, weeks, and days preceding the wedding created extra pressure. I mean, today
I had to actually dress and even tie Albert’s shoes! You all kept me from pulling my hair
out! Finally, let me thank James and Frank for efficiently ushering everyone to their
I first met Albert in 1993 when we were both 13 years old and 7th grade classmates.
We also attended the same high school. I have shared and witnessed countless lasting
memories with my best friend, who is nervously shivering over there. Don’t worry
buddy, I won’t spill all of your dark secrets, just one or two! We were both in the 10th
grade, when Albert decided to try to sneak into the varsity football team’s locker room
and dress up as one of the team’s mascots. When Albert was halfway dressed in the
mascot costume, the team captain spotted him. This dude was huge and angry! Albert
got scared and jumped over some training equipment to dash quickly out of there – with
the mascot head still on! He stayed out of sight for an entire month!
Albert always aimed to make an impression on the females. We went out on a double
date during our senior year in high school. Albert tricked the liquor store owner by
disguising as someone older. After drinking a very small amount of liquor, he started
laughing uncontrollably and even tried to kiss my date!
One truly great decision that Albert did make was making Lisa his girlfriend. The couple
met in 2008 during a business event in midtown Manhattan at the Sheraton Hotel. I
have gotten to know Lisa pretty well over the past 3 years. They seem to complement
each other. Lisa is sincere, caring, and organized. Albert is talkative, sloppy, and
always late…and by the way, he is sometimes funny, smart, and outgoing!
In all seriousness, Albert enhanced my life, showing me what true friendship is all
about. He has always been there for me whenever I was going through some of life’s
various issues. If I needed a few dollars, he never hesitated to give me money. If I just
needed someone to talk to, he would stay on the phone with me for several hours at a
Albert, over the years, I have truly grown to love and respect you like a blood brother.
It has been a profound honor and privilege to serve as your Best Man on this special
day. Lisa is so fortunate to have found a man like you. You and Lisa have shared fun
times together and also fought through challenges. Being married will definitely help
you with discipline and patience. My best advice to you is to just remember these four
golden words – “You are right Lisa.” Also never, ever forget your wedding anniversary!
I am struck by the power of your love for each other. I am one thousand percent certain
that I will never be asked to serve as your Best Man ever again.
It gives me great pleasure to propose a toast to the newlyweds. Ladies and gentlemen,
would you please stand with me and raise your glass as we wish Albert and Lisa a
lifetime of love, joy and happiness!