Here are some I get asked regularly
Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS – TOASTMASTER
Do I need a toastmaster?
A good wedding toastmaster will add great value and of course, professional know how to your occasion and make it even more special.
What will a toastmaster do that a hotel manager cannot?
Couldn’t I ask a relative to do it?
A good toastmaster knows how everything can and should be done, and is able to advise and discuss with you beforehand. He can add the necessary degree of formality and structure to make the right things happen and to keep things on track (still maintaining a sense of fun ).
Besides, why not let your relative enjoy your special day with you – stress free.
As your toastmaster, I will of course, involve your relatives and friends in speeches and other activities as you wish.
Won’t a toastmaster be too formal for my reception?
The toastmaster is an organiser, announcer, and coordinator; but formality (in the sense of the red tailcoat, a clear speaking voice and authority) shouldn’t be confused with pomposity.
I always keep to what you want – for some events a strict formality in the hall is the norm. That shouldn’t be the case for your wedding – unless that’s what you want, but please ask and I will happily tailor my services to your requirements.
What sort of person should my toastmaster be?
He should be someone you can relate to and who has the personality and charisma to suit your event.
How much does a toastmaster cost?
I will make you a guarantee because I enjoy my work from planning to the first dance.
Compared to all other trained professional master of ceremonies, the cost will be less that you think.
My Venue tells me a Toastmaster / MC is included, so why should I need you ?
You will get an untrained member of the banqueting staff to announce your speeches, but that is all – they have many other duties through your day, like serving your Wedding breakfast!
Please don’t let your day turn in to a disaster. I have met many new brides who say they wish they had booked a Professional Toastmaster, to coordinate the running of their special day.
The service that I, as a professional Toastmaster, offer, is a full support package from the moment you arrive at the venue until the moment I place you in the capable hands of your Band/D.J. for your first dance.
In that period you will be unobtrusively supported and discreetly directed through the proceedings to ensure that the day flows as smoothly as we had planned it, so that you and your guests have a stress free day and can relax, sit back and soak up the day.
Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS – CELEBRANT
IS YOUR CEREMONY LEGAL
No not in England, to be legal you would still need to complete a STATUTORY service. The cost of this is only about £50, but I guarantee the ceremony I will write and perform will be bespoke and personal and unique to you.
How do I find out about the basic Statutory service
Registrars do not always like to offer this and can be difficult, and even suggest there is no such thing. You just refer them to the marriage rules online for England and Wales. The basic cost is £50, but I can happily talk you through all the legalities.
Can I write my own vows
Can you perform my ceremony anywhere
Yes! really anywhere you want or that is important to you. The top of a mountain, on a bus or even in your back garden if that’s what you want.
Could you perform my ceremony overseas
Are you cheaper then registrar
Can I include pets in the ceremony
What sort of ceremony can I have
I really offer the full range of ceremonies from Traditional, Ancient, Handfasting, and my most popular by far is a combination of Traditional and Ancient.
Why should we choose you from all the other celebrants
I am a very experienced celebrant and have had the privilege of conducting hundreds of ceremonies – modern, traditional, non-religious, and Celtic handfasting.
Creating stress-free weddings are my
You are choosing someone to officiate your special day, you need to trust and have a connection with them – as a member of The Fellowship of Independent Celebrants I am highly trained, and as such have a proven track record and status as a celebrant.
Would you be willing to work with a religious minister or registrar
Are you able to include elements of our own religion into the ceremony
Does it matter what religion we practice
How early do you arrive
When will you meet with us
How long have you been performing weddings
Over 5 years as a celebrant.
Will we be able to contact you with any question or more information
Yes of course once booked my fee includes total support by phone or email at any reasonable time of day.
Could you help find a venue
Yes of course – I am familiar with many venues, particularly around Hampshire and The New Forest
What do you wear when performing a ceremony
Normally a suit, but am willing to don a robe for Ancient Handfasting if you wish.
Do you perform same sex ceremonies
Yes of course, I have no issues and am happy to perform your ceremony.