Wearing the historic uniform of white tie and red tail coat, a professional toastmaster adds a distinctive touch of heritage and colour to any event.
If people have not seen a Professional Toastmaster in action it is often assumed that they will just make formal announcements. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The Toastmasters role is to be the bride and grooms eyes and ears, turning all their plans for the big day into reality.
The Toastmaster is the figure head, dressed in their formal attire, who works together with all other suppliers and agencies, to turn your event into an occasion. It is the job of the Professional Toastmaster to ensure that your day runs, smoothly, calmly, stress free, and enjoyable for you and your guests. In addition the Toastmaster can also assist those who have speeches to make during the day on the protocol and etiquette of public speaking at a wedding. Professional Toastmasters feature at many special events, not just at weddings but also compering Gala Award Ceremonies and many other banqueting functions as 'Masters of Ceremonies'.
Their expertise and knowledge in this field is immense and their caring approach makes them the ideal presenter for all occasions.
Examples of other events where a Toastmaster could enhance the occasion are: (but not an exhaustive list)
Weddings (of all denominations)
Barmitzvahs and Batmitzvahs
Masonic Ladies’ Nights
Award Ceremonies and Dinners
Duties of a Toastmaster at Your Wedding. There is only one chance to get it right!
Engage the services of a Professional Toastmaster, whom has been suitably trained and is a member of a recognised national body and you will have the services of a person that will:
Provide telephone and email support during the planning stages.
Meet with you face to face, prior to the big day.
Arrive at the venue at least one hour before any guests are expected to arrive to liaise with venue staff and other service providers.
If requested, advise on Wedding etiquette and customs prior to and during the big day.
Receive and Welcome guests.
Receive and escort the Bride and Bridegroom on their arrival.
Assist the Photographer if required.
Organise the receiving line and introduce the guest to the hosts, if requested.
Ensure the guests are seated at the appropriate time for the wedding breakfast.
Announce the entrance of the Bride and Bridegroom and escort them to their places.
Say Grace or alternatively introduce the guest who is performing this duty, if requested.
Introduce the formal speeches.
Assist members of the Bridal party with distribution of gifts, if requested.
Direct and announce the ceremony of cutting of the Wedding Cake.
Arrange the circulation of the guest book.
At the conclusion of the wedding breakfast, announce that the Bride and Bridegroom, along with members of the Bridal party, will be leaving the banqueting suite.
Receive and welcome guests arriving for any evening function.
Announce the first dance.
Wedding of Mahum and Shahab - Mercure Hull, Grange Park Hotel.
Thank you so much for making Mahum's day so organised and run so smoothly.
I needed support and I could rely on you for anything. Any problem I had I turned to you because you have such a reassuring and calm demeanour. I don't know how to thank you it felt like you were a family member wanting the best for us.
You are absolutely wonderful at what you do but I can't give all credit to your job it must be that you are an amazing, kind person yourself!
I'm not sure when I will see you again but hopefully it won't be too long
Thank you for going above and beyond... myself and my whole family really appreciated it!
Lots of love Maryum