Hi ukbride budget thing keeps asking me if I've booked a toastmaster.... what is this?
They're the amazing red coated guys who keep the guests informed of what's going on and guides them to the correct area when necessary. :) They take the stress away from a family member / best man etc.
Edit: And from a guest's point of view they're amazing. I broke the strap on my bag at a wedding and I asked if he had a pair of plyers at hand, he went and found the maintenance team and brought the plyers to me! AND fixed the bag too.
Oh right okay thanks !
So are these necessary?
They are one thing everyone should have at their wedding. They take all the stress from bride & groom, they keep guests informed about where to go and information for the day. They should also lead the whole day for you so your not clock watching so they should announce everything ie time for speeches, cutting cake and first dance. We had one and they done all that for us plus more and I would always recommend having a toastmaster x
They are good but... you really don't need one of you can't afford one it is a bit of a expense. Your wedding coordinator will do this all for you too. Or you could get the best man or usher to do it too. Xx
Well worth having some venues come with others have to hire. Ours was lovely and funny, my bridesmaids were saying he had a nice bum thinking he couldn't hear them and he introduced them as the naughty girls 🤣
And they keep the photographer in check too ! X
I found them to be over the top and very loud. Our best man made any announcements that needed doing. We had over 100 guests and they all listened.
We had a designated planner at our venue and just asked them to do it. Unless u want a real show worthy one I would say most venues will have someone if u ask hun
It's for the introductions basically. A member of staff in our venue done it
Is this the same as a 'master of ceremonies?' As we have 1 included in our package
Definitely not necessary. We aren't having one. Have just asked FOG to do it for us