Wedding Toastmaster Intro – Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life. It will take a lot of time and money to organise and (hopefully) you’ll only every have one of them, so it’s important to get it right. However no matter how much you prepare for your big day things which you didn’t expect can go wrong.
The manager of your venue could be having a bad day and let everything overrun. Your DJ or photographer may get stuck in traffic or a Wedding Toastmaster that you’ve hired could completely misjudge the style of your wedding and create an uncomfortable vibe for you and your guests.
I will make sure you have the wedding that you want. I’ll have a detailed consultation with you beforehand to get completely clear on how you want things to run, my varied experience which spans event management and business means I can run things behind the scene and deal with any emergencies if and when they arise.
Most importantly I’ll customise my style depending on what would best suit you and your wedding, from straight/traditional through to fun/quirky. My main aim with every client is always making sure they get the Wedding Toastmaster that they’re looking for while avoiding any unwanted surprises.
We go through an indepth Wedding Toastmaster consultation with every client before every wedding.
We issue a signed service contract for every booking to make sure that our clients terms are fully protected.
I previously ran an events company, which enables me to manage any size of wedding as a wedding Toastmaster.
What Does A Wedding Toastmaster Do At A Wedding? (Really)
I do a lot more than a standard Wedding Toastmaster that you might find online, so it’s important to get clear on what a standard Wedding Toastmaster does, in comparison to what I do.
What A Standard Wedding Toastmaster Does
Most standard wedding Toastmasters will do annoucements throughout the day (first dance, cake cutting, entrance into the wedding breakfast room etc), they’ll chat with your guests, giving them additional support if you or your guests need any help with anything then they’ll normally help out. They normally check that the venue has got everything prepared for when you walk into the room.
Here’s the truth that standard wedding toastmasters don’t want you to know. Unless you’ve booked a venue which has never covered weddings before then the venue will cover virtually ALL of the organisational duties which are covered by a standard wedding Toastmaster. Unless the venue is understaffed or an emergency happens (which are extremely rare at weddings) and the venue urgently need an extra pair of hands, then your wedding Toastmaster will be standing around chatting with your guests and will occur as a very expensive and loud additional guest to your wedding.
A standard wedding Toastmaster is normally a retired, old man or woman, who either have a background in the armed forced or some kind of customer service job.
PLEASE READ THE NEXT BIT TO SEE HOW I’M DIFFERENT 🙂
What I Do As A Wedding Toastmaster How Is that Different?
I do everything that you’d expect from a standard wedding Toastmaster including annoucements throughout the day, checking the venue and supporting you and your guests if you or they need any additional support with anything, but I also do a lot more, which includes.
- Wedding Entertainment (adults & kids)
- Free 4K Video Footage
- Full On-The-Day Wedding Management
- Back-Up Plans Covering Key Suppliers (photography, videography, catering & entertainment)
Read more about these points below.
Wedding Toastmaster Entertainment
I have a strong background in TV presenting, comedy and entertainment. Aside from being a Wedding Toastmaster, I’m also a corporate Master of Ceremonies and I run an entertainment business, where I entertain crowds with popular game show formats (mainly for corporate clients – https://www.gameshowhire.co.uk/). This means I can play a range of games with you and your guests throughout the day. I can play games with small groups of people to keep them entertained during your drinks reception or I can play games with all your guests inbetween courses during the meal, to make sure that your guests have a great time throughout the day.
I’m well experienced with keeping kids entertained, so that parents can relax and enjoy your wedding, without being hassled by their kids. I can make suggestions of things that can be put in place on the day and I can play games with them too.
Read more about my wedding Toastmaster entertainment options by clicking here.
Free 4K Wedding Video Footage
Because of the online comedy work that I do, I’ve invested in a high spec 4K video camera. I normally always bring the camera along with me and I’ve used it in a number of different ways at weddings that I’ve attended as a wedding Toastmaster. Here’s the main ways that I’ve used the camera at weddings.
- There have been some weddings where I’ve been constantly busy throughout the whole wedding and the camera just stayed in my car.
- There have been 4 weddings where the photography or videographer didn’t arrive, so I doubled as a back-up photographer/videographer, while still fulfilling my duties as a wedding toastmaster.
- When my clients haven’t hired a videographer, I’ve shot whatever I could, as long as it didn’t conflict with my duties as a wedding Toastmaster.
- At weddings where my clients have a videographer, I’ve doubled up with the videographer to film additional footage or to shoot things that me might not be focusing on (like a wedding video guest book for example).
With whatever I shoot, I always pass on the full content, unlicenced (copyright free) and unedited. My clients are then completely free to do whatever they want with the footage (the footage can be transferred online for free via Google Docs).
Full On-The-Day Wedding Management
I previously ran an events company, which I sold in 2010. My experience as an events manager, corporate Master of Ceremonies and Wedding Toastmaster, means that I have experience with over 600 events (200+ weddings Toastmaster jobs, 220+ corporate event hosting jobs, 400+ events as manager). Having this experience not only qualifies me to manage everything at your wedding on the day, ensuring everything runs to time and goes to plan, but it also enables me to come up with and implement any out-of-the-box solutions if anything was to go wrong at your wedding.
In the run up to your wedding, we’ll have a detailed consultation to get clear on every aspect of your wedding, to make sure that your wedding is exactly how you want it to be, in the most stress-free and fun way possible.
Wedding Toastmaster Back-Up Plans
So let’s say your DJ doesn’t turn up in the evening, your caterers spoil the food, or your photographer/videographer doesn’t turn up, what’s the plan B? Answer, I am. I have back-up plans that cover the entertainment, catering and photography. I’ve doubled as a DJ when a DJ hasn’t arrived, I’ve sourced food for a whole wedding in under an hour when the caterers spoiled the food and I’ve been a back-up photographer/videographer, 3 times when they haven’t arrived and once when the photographer’s equipment failed.
Previously Covered Events
Aside from attending weddings as a wedding Toastmaster, Kevin has been a Master of Ceremonies at many different types of events, from family outdoor events, corporate award ceremonies through to funerals. Check out a few of these events below.
Annual Corporate Parties
Kids Award Ceremony
Kevin’s first company was an event management business which he sold in 2010, his second business was a photography agency which he sold in 2015, his third business was a property company called Ziphouse, which was sold in 2017 and his last business was a comedy publication called Comedy Feed (comedyfeed.co.uk), which he sold in 2018.
He is a published author on business and he regularly moderates business conferences.
Kevin’s business experience (especially as an Event Manager) gives him a unique edge as a Wedding Toastmaster, enabling him to deal with any problems on the day quickly and effectively.
Comedy & TV Experience
Kevin has a long track record of freelance TV presenting and comedy writing. He started off presenting on the red carpet interviewing A-list Hollywood talent, moving on from that he focused on 1-to-1 interviews with talent from the B-list to give him more freedom to play games with the talent and to ask the type of questions he wanted to ask. His freelance TV credits include Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers, Sony, Sky Movies and many more besides.
As a comedy writing he’s currently working towards his first commission and in the last few years he’s had near misses with BBC, Comedy Central and Adult Swim.
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If you hire me as your wedding toastmaster I’ll provide you with free 4K video footage. Click here to find out more.
I have a range of plans to deal with any emergencies as your wedding Toastmaster, click here to find out more.