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Whether a traditional church service or a civil service followed by a wedding breakfast or a civil partnership ceremony, followed by a celebration, then the services of a Toastmaster will ensure that the function will be special and memorable.
The Wedding Breakfast / Reception / Celebration
The planning of a wedding takes considerable time, knowledge and organisation to make certain that all the arrangements run smoothly. This is often quite daunting for the Bride and Bridegroom, together with the parents.
The wedding will possibly have been planned over many months and as the day approaches there may be numerous concerns which can become quite stressful. The role of the Toastmaster is to remove those concerns in relation to etiquette, procedures, timing and of course the speeches. It is essential that the principal bridal party can relax and enjoy themselves along with their guests, safe in the knowledge that the Toastmaster will ensure that the formalities run effectively and efficiently.
It does not matter whether the celebration is in a hotel, private hall, barn or marquee, the Toastmaster will provide an essential service which will include the following:
Attending the venue well in advance of the ceremony to liaise with the management to confirm all arrangements.
Check the seating within the room to ensure that it is adequate and that seats are available for the main bridal party and important guests.
Liaise with the Registrar and confirm what procedures are being adopted for that service as relate to the Toastmaster.
Welcome guests and make various announcements in order that they are aware of the requirements and are comfortable.
Ensure the arrangements for the music prior to, during and following the service.
Speak with the bride, bridegroom, parents and the best man, providing advice and re-assurance that all arrangements are in place.
Liaise with the photographer.
Escort the bride and the person giving her away to the ceremony room.
Arrange the bridal procession with respect to the bridesmaids on entry and the main bridal party following the service.
Following the service, oversee the serving of the drinks to guests.
The Toastmaster will then allow the photographer to take over, following which he will oversee the arrangements for the wedding breakfast.