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UKbride Member Request 24 Jul 2018

What are peoples thoughts on Toastmasters ? If you are having one and how...

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

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Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 25 Jul 2018

We've asked one of our groomsmen to do it for us/plus there will be help from the venue

Sarah Sharpe
Sarah Sharpe 25 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

We just asked our loudest friend

Catherine Hardy
ryan simon macgregor 25 Jul 2018

Our venue provides one but ive asked my brother as hes loud and it gives him an important role in he wedding.

Roxie Houghton
Roxie Houghton 25 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

Our hotel supplied one and it was included in the package.

Rhyannon Wolliams
Rhyannon Wolliams 25 Jul 2018

We’ve got one of the Ushers whose not afraid of being loud to do it x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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

Donna Barber
Donna Barber 25 Jul 2018

Is included in our package

Charlie Cullis
Charlie Cullis 25 Jul 2018

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 😊

Michelle Rew
Michelle Rew 25 Jul 2018

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

Vikee Kennington
Vikee Kennington 25 Jul 2018

My sister in law had her brother do it for hers and my brothers wedding x

Suzanne Hunton
Suzanne Hunton 25 Jul 2018

Bloody hell, is it a State Event? 😮

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

Don't waste your money! Just nominate someone in your party with a loud voice!

Heather Durrant
Heather Durrant 25 Jul 2018

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.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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!

Rebecca Sullivan
Rebecca Sullivan 25 Jul 2018

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

Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey 25 Jul 2018

Ours is included with our venue

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

I don't think I will just more money x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

Mine was worth his weight in gold plus so much more! He was the icing on our cake x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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!

Jennifer Charlton
Jennifer Charlton 25 Jul 2018

My bridesmaids husband is ours... hes got a gob like the tyne tunnel so he will be heard x

Caroline Larner
Caroline Larner 25 Jul 2018

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.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

We are having one. Our photographer recommended we have one as it helps the day run smoothly and they help to organise the guests

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

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.

Lindsey Field
Lindsey Field 25 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Jul 2018

Family / friends can do it.y waste your money

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jul 2018

We r having the best man do the job for a more personal feel xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 26 Jul 2018

I don't know what that is, but sounds expensive 🤔

Dina Gregory
Dina Gregory 28 Jul 2018

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

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 28 Jul 2018

My sister is being mine, that’s a crazy amount of money to pay

Chloe Booth
Chloe Booth 30 Jul 2018

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.

Kathy Deane
Kathy Deane 30 Jul 2018

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

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