What are peoples thoughts on Toastmasters ? If you are having one and how much it is costing ? My fiancé and I don't really see eye to eye on wheather or not we need one & £400 feels like a lot of money. Thank you x
We've asked one of our groomsmen to do it for us/plus there will be help from the venue
I have been married twice, I had one at the first and not the 2nd. Unless you have a very organised venue who will take on the role then I wouldn't be without. They are invaluable
We just asked our loudest friend
Our venue provides one but ive asked my brother as hes loud and it gives him an important role in he wedding.
We've asked a family member to do it for us. He is super excited to do it and it's free! Might be a good compromise! Good luck! Xxx
Our hotel supplied one and it was included in the package.
We’ve got one of the Ushers whose not afraid of being loud to do it x
To be honest I didn’t even know what a toastmaster was before going to my first wedding fair. For that amount of money I’d put it towards a honeymoon personally
Is included in our package
Ask a family member to do it if they are confident enough. My dad did a great job and the venue also helped at making annoncements when needed. Personally dont see the point of spending the extra money but thats just my personal opinion 😊
I've asked one of my longest friends to be Master of Ceremonies for the day and gives her a perfect role. The DJ did however offer it as part of the service. I think it's important enough to consider as someone other than you can deal with the flow, but totally wouldn't be paying for it x
My sister in law had her brother do it for hers and my brothers wedding x
Bloody hell, is it a State Event? 😮
Don't waste your money! Just nominate someone in your party with a loud voice!
My dad was a roast master and they do all the little things you don’t even think about not the day. We however are not having one (against my dads wishes) as we have a large number of military people at the wedding.
We didn’t have one as didn’t feel needed one and was fab but I’ve been to a couple of weddings where they did. My best friends wedding the toast master was brilliant and helped move things along but the one for the other wedding I went to was awful and kept interrupting the speeches and was a bit bossy. So it could go either way I guess!
Didn’t have one at my first wedding, am going to be asking a family member to take the role second time round. Will also have usher/groomsmen supporting the role so don’t feel the need to hire someone especially
Ours is included with our venue
I think a lot of people don't understand what a Toastmaster is. You don't need a loud person, that's a town crier you think of.
A Toastmaster helps with the flow of your wedding, knows when and what things are supposed to happen, makes announcements (with a microphone so he doesn't need to shout), basically helps coordinating your day and keeps the guests 'under control' for lack of a better expression. So ideally you don't want somebody loud but somebody that is confident, organised and has authority.
I don't think I will just more money x
Mine was worth his weight in gold plus so much more! He was the icing on our cake x
I would definitely say yes, we are having one for our wedding.
We want to have someone there to structure the day, I don’t want to be running around after the bridal party/ parents etc for photos... he will gather everyone when needed
He will also liaise with our suppliers on the day and check the venue is set up how we want
Completely up to you, saves you doing it!
Can’t wait xxx
I was put off a toastmaster as my sisters for pissed during the meal and was useless after that....also made inappropriate comments and was far too friendly with the younger ladies!
My bridesmaids husband is ours... hes got a gob like the tyne tunnel so he will be heard x
I think unless you are having a very formal wedding then it is a complete waste of money. The event staff or caterers at the event will structure the day and make announcements and introductions thereby making a toastmaster redundant. I say save your money and put it towards something more beneficial like your honeymoon.
We are having one. Our photographer recommended we have one as it helps the day run smoothly and they help to organise the guests
Our friend is our officiant so he, the groomsmen and bridesmaids will all help with organising guests. Can't see the point of a toastmaster really; I'd spend that on entertaining guests with something interesting or put it behind the bar instead of someone telling what an order of the day could do that for only printing costs.
Most venues these days offer your wedding contact on the day as a toastmaster, your bridal party help organise photos etc and they do important announcements such as staring of the ceremony, group photos and speeches! Very little need for professional toastmasters these days, which is a shame but times change x
Family / friends can do it.y waste your money
We r having the best man do the job for a more personal feel xxx
We had one included in our deal but would have paid extra for him, he was amazing and meant that no one had to stress as he took care of everything. X
I don't know what that is, but sounds expensive 🤔
think i will get someone at the wedding or dj to start it of then as the 1st speech is finished get that person to announce next speech giver. I feel $400 for toastmaster is not essential not when there are friends/family or dj that would proberly do it for nothing. like katy b said loudest friend/family will be good x
My sister is being mine, that’s a crazy amount of money to pay
Most venues will offer one as part of the venue hire. It is usually your wedding organiser or the manager on the day, I work in weddings and it’s always nice to see someone close to the bride and groom do the honours as it’s more personal.
We should have had one bit they didn't do it and it really missed something special. It was my biggest complaint. No-one introduced us to the room, no-one announced the speeches... if you don't want to pay for one then that's fine but get someone to do it for you because it means so much x