The toastmasters helping hand starts during the planning with all the advice one could need on traditions, timings and speeches. Any fears of speech-making will be dispelled by gentle instruction and simple rules of who says what and when.
On the day, the red tailcoat always impresses and demonstrates that everything is well organised and the family will be reminded that they have a friend who is in control, ensuring that everyone is in the right place at the right time.
Whether 30 or 300 guests, everyone will warm to the relaxed approach and good humour, as all the activities are professionally coordinated and there’s always a focal point for help and advice.
There will be nothing for anyone to do except relax and enjoy the day.
All the wonderful things a toastmaster does…
✴ Recommend other service providers
✴ Discuss your particular requirements at a meeting beforehand and prepare a time schedule
✴ Present you with our leaflet of helpful hints
✴ Provide the speech makers with our unique guidance leaflets
✴ On the day, we arrive at the venue in time to check that everything is in order
✴ Ensure guests are welcomed and directed to the appropriate place
✴ Accept and take care of gifts and cards
✴ Welcome the bride and bridegroom on their arrival at the reception
✴ Assist the photographer with the group photos
✴ Liaise with the banqueting staff for correct timings and announce the wedding breakfast
✴ Organise the receiving line, if you want one
✴ Escort parents to the top table
✴ Announce the bride and bridegroom and escort them to the table
✴ Say Grace, if required
✴ Oversee the circulation of the guest book
✴ Prepare everything for the toasts
✴ When the speakers are composed and ready, we announce them in turn
✴ Produce flowers and gifts at the right moment
✴ Announce and conduct the cutting of the cake
✴ Inform the guests of the next stage of the proceedings
✴ At the appropriate time we organise the throwing of the bouquet
✴ Co-ordinate the first dance
David and Anthony thank the the following photographers for permission to use their wonderful pictures:
Campbell Sauvarin, Photo Reportage, Vince Thorne, Andy Le Gresly, Max Bunett. Poppy Larbalestier and Ian Cook.