If you have decided to rope in the help of a planner to organise everything in the lead up to your big day, brides we wouldn’t blame you – with so much to consider for one of the biggest days of your life… we can practically hear your sign of relief that it will all be taken care of for you!
When the day arrives, plans are in place and so are your long awaited guests – who will ensure the actual day’s events are executed as smoothly as the planning as well ?! That’s where the traditional role of the Toastmaster comes in…
The Professional Toastmaster is a traditional part of any special occasion or historically, public speaking event. With style and professionalism, The Toastmaster’s organising expertise will ensure that your wedding (however formal or relaxed) fulfils the highest expectations of the Bride and the groom and takes the pressure out from under your feet completely!
A Professional Toastmaster will not only liaise with every supplier, the wedding venue and their staff but take care of every detail as requested on the day.
Even more importantly, your Toastmaster will greet your guests as they arrive, show them key places in the venue they may wish to use, announce dinner, direct them to be received by the Bride and Bridegroom, announcing the Bride and Bridegroom into the wedding Breakfast and organising and introducing speakers at the correct moments of the day.
The key moments of the day could be taken out of your hands as the bride so that you can focus on spending it with the most important people. Leave the Wedding Cake cut, first dance and bouquet toss timings all to your Toast Master to introduce!
What size of a wedding needs a Toastmaster?
Large and expensive or intimate and DIY, many smaller weddings require equal attention to detail to ensure a smooth running day. Your Toastmaster will know every key moment of your wedding day, when it should happen, and will keep everyone informed helping to make the special day one to remember for all the right reasons.
Professional Toastmasters have the experience and sensitivity to provide just the right level of attentive care without being intrusive.
How do I choose my Toastmaster?
Do your research first and have a list of questions to ask your potential Toastmaster. A professional Toastmaster should be able to engage with any question you throw at them.
Most Toastmasters have face to face meetings with their brides and grooms once booked, and one 4 weeks before the wedding.
There are various questionnaires according to the type of wedding required, English, Asian, Jewish, Greek, Chinese Etc, on receipt I send back a rough guide wedding day running order as I see it, from the checklist. This is then put on the client’s computer and used as a wedding day template for them to adjust as required, when information is received, from a wedding planner, Venue or Caterers.This is sent back and forth as much as the Bride wishes, 24/7 up to the wedding day and until she has created the wedding day of her dreams with her Toastmasters help.
This is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life and will be in the capable hands of your Toastmaster, you must have total faith in him at all times to fully enjoy your wedding day.
When does my Toastmaster arrive and what does he do at the venue?
There are many things to check before the wedding venue is ready that will be the job of the Toastmaster on their arrival in advance of the wedding itself, including facility cleanliness, cloakrooms manned, disabled ramps available, red carpets, tables laid and decorated with final name cards.
A last minute meeting with the staff, catering and any other wedding organiser/planners to ensure that all timings are agreed and the same.
It is important that the band / DJ is set up before the room is used, the music for the first dance is checked, the toastmaster has a sound check also for key announcements.
V I S I T www.guildoftoastmasters.co.uk
Peter Minney Executive of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters
C O N T A C T 01245 472414 / 07935 185354