The Wedding Toastmaster
First Impressions Count ...
What could be more impressive to your friends as they arrive at your wedding venue to be greeted by a toastmaster, resplendent in his white tie and red tails, there to greet them at the entrance?
This is just the start of a memorable day ....
Have you been thinking of hiring a toastmaster for your wedding, but not sure what a toastmaster does and what his fees are?
Let me Help You
You may have already seen me at a friend or relative's wedding and thought 'that's what I want' someone to look after me on my big day: someone who is a happy person and obviously enjoys what he is doing and most of all knows what he is doing!
If I may introduce myself, my name is Eric Gill, I am a Professional Wedding Toastmaster and an occasional house husband, hopeless at golf, not very good at DIY, can't cook, but I definitely make a wedding less stressful.
If you have a bit of spare time please read the thank you cards, emails and letters sent by happy newly-weds - you will find these in my testimonials. Here is a snippet:
"We just wanted to thank you again for making our day so wonderful... we feel so lucky to have had you as part of our day and for that we are truly grateful"
A little bit more about me
I am a member of the National Association of Toastmasters and Fellow of the Executive Guild of Toastmasters and Town Criers. I have been a Professional Toastmaster since 1994 and attend up to 100 weddings a year.
So you could say I am not a new boy.
Loads of Experience
I have over 17 years experience (with over 1500 weddings under my belt) so you have my assurance that your wedding will have my utmost attention, right from our first phone call (or Email), down to helping with speeches and giving advice (when requested) on how the day will unfold.
It is my pleasure as your wedding toastmaster to look after you all, and do it with a friendly smile and a calm but assured confidence. I beleive that it's that touch of class that only a trained experienced toastmaster can deliver
Whether we meet face to face or discuss your special day on the telephone, my role in your plans is informal yet professional. My duties include but are not limited to:
* Advice on etiquette and protocol before and on the wedding day
* Liaison with venue management, photographers and other wedding professionals
* Organizing the receiving line and announcing guests to the wedding party
* Make announcements regarding matters of the day to the assembled guests
* Announce the Bride and Bridegroom and escort them to their place at the top table at the wedding breakfast.
* Announce or say Grace
* Announce the speakers and assist with gifts and/or flowers
* Arrange the ceremonial cutting of the cake
* Conclude the formalities and advise guests of arrangements for the evening
I guarantee that you will enjoy your celebrations knowing that your plans and wishes are being attended to by me at every step.
How do you know if I am available and how do you book me?
If I am available for your date, I request a £50.00 deposit. This secures the booking. The final balance only becomes due 2 weeks before the happy day.
I will either email an agreement form, or post it. It is your choice. Most clients prefer an email attachment, thus once completed the document can be posted to me with a Cheque.
I usually allow 14 days to receive this, depending on the date of your wedding. - see my Fees page for details
Easy as that
That's it really, apart from phone calls re advice on all things from speeches, protocol and procedure, but that's just part of my job - looking after you both before and on your special day.
Call me, the telephone number is :
01380 871784 or 07770 625378
If I am not available please leave a message on my answer phone
Thank you for the visit
Eric Gill -
Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies
Incidentally, Please read - The Weddings (Best of Martha Stewart Living) You will thank me...
Now please read the other pages - they're interesting - Honest..