Toastmasters are the masters of ceremonies. The role of the toastmaster is to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the reception and, wearing his wearing his ceremonial clothes adds to the pomp and splendour of the occasion.They discreetly go about their duties co-ordinating, directing and announcing the ceremonial procedings with panache, whilst providing confidence and a calming influence on the bridal party.The professional Toastmaster will organise and run your day exactly how you wish it to be so that the you and your families can really relax and enjoy the day with full confidence in its success.The Toastmaster will also help your guests making wedding speeches to know when to stand up, helping them relax during the rest of the reception.
Wedding speeches are a key aspect to your wedding reception. They are highly personal and much treasured for the rest of the marriage. However if you are making a speech it can be very intimidating and seem more like a burden than an honour. There is immense pressure to make people laugh as well as bringing a tear to the eye. Toastmasters can reduce these nerves immensely by taking charge of when each person stands up to do their speech.
Wedding etiquette and traditions are, for some people, a very important part of the wedding. From wedding speeches to wedding rules and wedding etiquette it can be a minefield! The formal receiving line offers all of your guests the opportunity to meet and congratulate key members of the bridal party. It can take around 30 seconds to greet each guest, which equates to an hour for the average sized wedding. Serve drinks and canapés and have a quartet or harp playing music while they are waiting, to make it feel like part of the reception rather than a long queue. Once you have fulfilled these pleasantries you can relax, knowing that you have given each of your guests a brief moment of your undivided attention.