John Driscoll - Norfolk Wedding Toastmaster & MC
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Thank you for visiting Bridebook and looking at my Wedding Toastmaster details. Of course anyone can have a wedding without a Wedding Toastmaster…... but I will add that touch of finesse for you both.
Products and Services
On-the-day Wedding Coordination
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Pricing & Costs
- As your Wedding Toastmaster I am concerned with detailed planning, etiquette and liaising with all parties to help personalize your wedding or civil partnership, as well as offer guidance about the day. Following payment of a Booking Fee I am then available 24/7 either on the telephone or via email for any issues or concerns based on my wide experience of all sorts of weddings and a working knowledge of local suppliers. My own mantra is Your Wedding…..Your Way! I also state that I care about the couple….and am willing to carry their ‘worry bag’ on the day freeing them up to really enjoy the day with family and friends. That ‘worry bag’ can sometimes become quite heavy. In my experience common concerns for the couple can be; • Being unsure about the content of key wedding speeches • Uncertain about the roles and responsibilities on the day of the Best Man / Chief Bridesmaid / Bridesmaids / Ushers etc. • Ensuring proper wedding etiquette for seating at the top table and during receiving lines • Locating guests in the ceremony room without the bride being seen • Organizing the wedding breakfast seating plan that can become quite ‘family political’….for instance who will sit where and next to whom? • Being aware of sensitive family issues on the day e.g. divorced parents • Paying wedding suppliers on the day e.g. vicar, organist, disco etc. • Securing the gifts and cards on the day as well as during the evening • Ensuring everybody is in the right place at the right time on the day • Looking after frail or disabled guests My main role as your Professional Wedding Toastmaster is to cope with anything that may unexpectedly happen to spoil the day. I meet and greet all the guests on arrival, ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time, stage manage ‘special moments’ , support those giving wedding speeches and YES….what everyone expects a Toastmaster to do…..make announcements in my red tailcoat!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2011# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Being flexible enough to be a Toastmaster at a 'super-hero themed wedding and also working with horses (see pics) at a village wedding!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Caring Thorough Humorous Attentive Thoughtful
What about your business are you most proud of?
The reactions during the day and the couple and their families afterwards.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Sort out your venue well in advance.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Helping the couple really personalise their day beforehand e.g. helping to engineer those 'special' moments.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Following initial contact I forward my Enquiry Form to offer a quotation. Following payment of a Booking Fee and agreement made I will meet with the couple for an initial meeting that takes around 2 hours followed by a joint meeting at the venue before the big day. I am also at your total disposal on email or by telephone for any worries or concerns you may have. I always arrive at the venue / ceremony 2 hours beforehand to prepare for the day and usually leave after the first dance.
What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?
A super-heroes wedding!
How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?
By having a full knowledge of exactly what the couple want to happen well before the day and then delivering this for them.
What do you love most about your job?
The look of love in the couples' eyes as they take their vows and feeling privileged to be a part of their day.
What is your favourite moment at a wedding?
Warming the wedding reception guests up before the couples' big entrance as "the new…….."
- Bridebook Discount: 5%
- Bridebook Special Offer: A 5% discount for all those couples booking me before 31st December 2017