Weddings of every culture
Civil Wedding partnerships
Receptions of all types
Corporate dinners and dances
Themed banquet and gala balls
Birthday parties and anniversaries
Award ceremonies and conferences
Official openings and functions
Charity balls and family celebrations
….and much more, just ask!
My role as toastmaster takes many guises, but the one thing they have in common is that they should make the event memorable – for all the right reasons!
The run up to the big day
Three weeks before the day ( or whenever suits the couple) I will do a home visit or meet somewhere locally for a chat.
– About a week before the big day I will introduce myself to the venue/hotelier/caterers and follow the check list of the arrangements as well as making contact with the photographer and videographer.
On the day
I will arrive at least 2 hours early at your wedding/reception/venue and check that all is ready for the wedding party arrival
Liaise with photographer and videographer to make sure that they are aware of what is happening, enabling them to keep within timescale.
(The list below can be bespoke to how you want your day to run)
-I will be dressed in the famous red tail coat attire
-Check sound equipment, microphone, speakers
-Check top table, table plan
-Liaise with DJ and other entertainment
-Check with Bar and other staff about timing and any other requirements
-Meet and greet Bride and Groom/The Couple
-Welcome the guests and answer any questions
-Assist with welcome drinks (if needed)
-Liaise with kitchen staff, ensuring smooth running re times and numbers
-Talk to Ushers, keeping them informed of the receiving line
-Chat with Bride and Groom/couple about receiving line
-Formal receiving conducted by me, keeping it quick in an orderly manner
-Making sure that all guests are settled at the allocated tables
-Formal introduction of myself to the guests, keeping them entertained until the entrance of the Bride and –
-Ensure glasses are full and ready to go
-Escort the Bride and groom/couple to the top table
-Formal welcome and/or Grace if wanted
-At the arranged moment (before, during or after eating), I will introduce each speaker (use of gavel optional)
-While guests are eating I will be making sure the staff are ready for cake cutting (at time requested)
-All guests are in place for cake cutting
-Traditional first dance as a married couple and invite other guests to join in
-Throughout the day I will be chatting with guests and giving a personal touch to the day