Duties

When you engage

Gerry Tovell

as the Toastmaster for your special day he will:

  • bring unobtrusive structure to your event
  • meet with you prior to your wedding day to discuss your requirements and check all details
  • arrive early at a civil ceremony venue in order to greet and direct your guests
  • conduct the bridal party to, and announce them at, the wedding room
  • arrive early at the reception venue
  • ensure your wishes have been carried out as regards table arrangement, table decorations, flowers, music
  • liaise with the catering, waiting and management staff
  • confirm requirements of photographer/videographer
  • meet and greet the bride and bridegroom on arrival from their wedding ceremony
  • meet and greet guests and direct all to the pre-reception drinks area
  • assist the photographer with the assembly of groups for photographs
  • organise receiving line and announce guests through to wedding breakfast area
  • process into the wedding breakfast, the bridesmaids, page-boys, bestman and parents of the happy couple,
  • process the bride and bridegroom into the wedding breakfast
  • say Grace if desired
  • announce domestic notices
  • announce wine takings and speeches (and assist if required)
  • present the history and symbolism of the wedding cake and arrange for the cutting of the cake
  • on completion of the wedding breakfast, process top table out
  • direct guests to retire should room require re-arrangement for evening entertainment