Apparently, I am still on the “do unto others” soap box. You may not be planning a “crashed” wedding, but you have probably selected a best man and maid of honor. The same should apply for best man and maid of honor during toasts.
So here is the pledge and promise. Yes, I will coach the best man and maid of honor. I have stacks of material on toasts (and roasts). Fun, Personal, Appropriate. (don’t forget World Class)
If we can save one wedding from the “last time the groom gets the upper hand” bit, it will be a cause worth fighting.
There was a movie back in 2005 called. The Wedding Crashers.
I have mixed feelings about “Wedding Crashers” the TV show on NBC. Pushing the envelope and challenging social norms candid camera style can be pretty entertaining.
Last week, they crossed MY line. They had a buxom, attractive “crasher” flirting with a 29 year old socially inept, single guy. I don’t think the bride and groom were being very good hosts allowing that to go down.
In improv, the first rule is make everyone else on stage look good. Humiliating a friend, a guest, anyone, especially publicly is bad form. The same rule should be obvious at a wedding including the DJ, the bride and groom, and the guests.
Think about the last time you got call out in a meeting or in the office anywhere. Not very pleasant.