He checked with the venue and the DJ first and yes they had a projector screen and yes they could accommodate him. He checked with his daughter and she was a little more dubious. “Two minutes!” That’s what she said. “You can have two minutes and don’t say anything embarrassing.”
The best man and the best friend gave their speeches to the crowd gathered on the dance floor and then David stepped forward. Now if you know my husband, you know he hates crowds and isn’t much for socializing. You might also know he has a very understated dry wit. But most of the guests didn’t know that so an uncertain hush fell over the room as he took out his clicker and his laser pointer (yep – he had a laser pointer) and displayed his first slide – the agenda shown above.
Laughter. Magic ripples of laughter running through the crowd.
More laughter, more slides. We're way past two minutes, but Eleanor has thawed.
And now we came to this ... the obligatory history of wedding traditions. (Doesn’t every father-of-the-bride include that in his speech?)
Who knew that in Rome the wedding cake was broken over the bride’s head? Or that they threw nuts instead of confetti? (Cue the lewd jokes).