“When so much care has been taken in planning the Wedding Reception, it is wise to engage a Toastmaster to ensure that it proceeds as planned”
The Toastmaster would expect to undertake at least the following duties: Arrive at the reception venue at the time the Bridal Party enter the church/Town Hall. To liase with the Wedding Co-ordinator, check seating arrangements, table plans, place cards, menus etc, test the public address system and locate cloakrooms.
Greet the Bride & Groom on arrival at the reception. disabled guests. and elderly, for arrangements special any supervise details reception the of guests Inform/Assist with photographs if required.
After the announcement and reception of the guests liase with photographers and Restaurant Manager and at the appropriate time call the guests to their places at the table.
Announce the Bride & Groom with appropriate ‘Receive and Acclaim’ ceremony and then escort them to their table.
Conduct the toast and announce the speakers. Say Grace if required. Make sure specific announcements are made as requested eg: ‘no smoking’.
Organize the circulation of the guest book, if required. Announce the cutting of the cake. Handle bouquets and presents and read cards or messages as required.
Liase with Band or Disco regarding the setting up of their equipment.
Duties are usually concluded when the Bride & Groom are escorted to receive their evening guests.