What Does A Professional Toastmaster Do At A Wedding? Gain an insight from a profesional wedding toastmaster.

Professional Toastmaster for weddingsYou may think that a Toastmaster is simply employed to arrange the toasts at a wedding but in-fact, the role is extremely important and varied. A professional Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies plays a huge and highly significant part at a wedding, and one which is vitally important to ensure the smooth running of the day. The Toastmaster can really help to take the pressure off the bride and groom on their wedding day, and deal with those finer details which would often otherwise be forgotten. As such, the Toastmaster has to be an extremely organised individual, with excellent attention to detail.

Initially, the Toastmaster would help with the planning and co-ordination of the wedding, and advise on any areas which may be causing concern or uncertainty to the bride and groom. They would ensure that the bride and groom understand what is expected of them, and the role the Toastmaster would play in the events of the day.

On the day of the wedding, the Toastmaster would meet and greet guests and the bride and groom as they arrive at the reception, and also organise the gifts into an orderly fashion. They would also put the gifts away in a safe area, but one which the wedding party are aware of. It is essential that the photographs from the wedding are special, and as such, the Toastmaster would liaise with the photographer and/or video team, to ensure these turn out as well as possible.

As Master of Ceremonies, the Toastmaster is highly experienced in all aspects of a wedding and as part of their role, they will organise the receiving line, so that the bride and groom speak to everyone as they arrive at the reception. They will also take the bride and groom to their seats, and ensure guests are seated correctly and are content with the arrangements. The Toastmaster will also take responsibility for organising the speeches and toasts, so that they are timed to perfection and everyone is aware of when to take their turn.

Subsequently, the Toastmaster would make the necessary arrangements for the evening event, ensuring that all aspects of it are arranged to suit the requirements of the bride and groom. This may include introducing the DJ and/or band, and helping out with the buffet provisions.

They would also ensure that the gifts, guest-book etc. are taken to the allocated room and everyone is happy and content with the proceedings. The Toastmaster should always be on hand to answer any queries the wedding party may have, and at all times ensure they know exactly what is expected of them.

Fundamentally, the Toastmaster should help the event to flow and ensure time allocations are adhered to throughout the day. They should be friendly and approachable, and help the bride and groom to feel comfortable and happy. As it is such an important day, the Toastmaster will have the necessary knowledge to make it extra special for the happy couple.

From Iwan
A Wedding Toastmaster at Your Service

A Wedding Toastmaster: Do You Need One?

Wedding Toastmaster WalesFor many brides it’s the biggest day of their life with every single aspect of the wedding planned to the smallest detail.

With so many responsibilities they could be forgiven for overlooking a crucial aspect of their wedding breakfast – a toastmaster.

The Master of Ceremonies doesn’t just announce the bride and groom’s entry to a waiting room of relatives and friends and then announce the speechmakers.

They can play a more involved, and indeed invaluable, role.

And while some venues will provide the Toastmaster – usually the venue manager – it would pay dividends to explore the idea of hiring a professional to do the job on the day.

One such Toastmaster is Iwan Jones, a Welsh-speaker who is a very popular choice and also a Fellow of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters.

He says: “A Toastmaster will help co-ordinate the day for the bride, allowing them to enjoy it without worrying about the smaller details and whether things are running to time.”

As Master of Ceremonies, he or she will also ensure that the guests are welcomed in a professional manner and that they are relaxed and enjoying your day.

Toastmasters are happy to be involved in a wedding, whether large or small, and they will also ensure that the wedding runs according to plan.

Properly trained, they bring something special on what is already a very special day. A wedding Toastmaster will offer advice and support before and during the big day and make sure that every eventuality is covered.

So the toastmaster’s duties are not just restricted to making announcements but they will also bring a wealth of experience from meeting and greeting your wedding guests, to getting your guest book signed.

It’s these important small details that will help make such a big difference to the wedding.

Iwan adds: “Essentially a wedding Toastmaster is seen as a guardian of etiquette and is a long-standing tradition at most royal and formal weddings.

“Indeed, the wedding Toastmaster will wear a traditional grand red tailcoat with all the trimmings which brings a unique presence and formality to the happy couple’s big day.”

With a wedding being so special and so well planned, the question shouldn’t be whether you need a toastmaster for the event but how could you do without one.

Not only will they bring peace of mind that everything is running as it should; they are also professional and friendly and bring a special history to the wedding.

Ultimately, a wedding Toastmaster will take care of the bride and guests, giving the married couple time to relax, an opportunity to enjoy themselves so they have lots of fun on what is their special celebration.

From Iwan
A Wedding Toastmaster at Your Service