David in his distinctive and familiar red tailed jacket toastmaster can make all the difference to your big day. It means that the Bride, Bridegroom, their parents, and particularly the Best Man, are relieved of any worries about ‘who does what’ and ‘what happens next’! They can all relax and enjoy themselves, completely free of stress, knowing that everything is in the hands of a capable, properly trained and experienced professional.
Perhaps you have not considered engaging a professional toastmaster for your wedding reception. Possibly you may feel that the presence of such a formally dressed Master of Ceremonies is ‘over the top’. However, the modern day Toastmaster has the ability to adapt to each situation and can be as formal or informal as you wish or as the situation demands. Although this may be the first time that you have arranged a wedding reception, your Toastmaster has an immense wealth of knowledge and experience. This is at your disposal from the moment the booking of your Toastmaster is confirmed.
David is a well known and highly respected Toastmaster throughout Southern England. His advisory role when first engaged will be by telephone, E-mail or letter and will include if required useful advice on the three traditional speeches and toasts as well as advice for the Bride if she should also wish to speak. He will explain how he organises a bridal receiving line so that it takes minimum time without it being rushed. He will discuss the most suitable time for the ceremony of cutting the wedding cake.
Approximately four to eight weeks before the wedding day, David likes to meet the parents of the bride, together with the bride and bridegroom, to discuss and plan the precise format for the day, including the arrangements if the wedding is to be a civil ceremony. Following this meeting, David can provide a detailed report confirming exactly what has been agreed if required so that everyone is aware of your arrangements. Should the need arise, though, the plan can easily be fine tuned right up to the day before the wedding.
Typical Wedding Breakfast Reception can include all or some of the following:
David will arrive early at the venue and carry out preliminary checks.
Liaise with photographer / Videographer and assist during the photographic session.
Receive and direct your guests.
Receive and escort the Bride and Bridegroom on arrival.
Make your guests welcome and assist with any queries.
Organise bridal receiving line and make the necessary announcements.
Announce the grand entrance of the Bride and Bridegroom, escort them to their places
Say Grace before meals or introduce a guest to do so (if required).
Announce the cutting of the wedding cake.
Announce any formal toasts and speeches or special presentations.
Assist with the distribution of gifts.
Formally close the wedding breakfast and escort the Bride and Bridegroom from the room.
Prepare and make necessary announcements after festivities.
Be on hand to deal with any small incidents, emergencies or problems which may occur with the objective of leaving you all free to enjoy your day the way it should be.
Tel: 01322 274632 Mobile: 07768 448999