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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.
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Products and Services

On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Full Description
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!

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Name of Wedding Contact: John Driscoll
It is indeed my privilege to carry your 'worry bag on your most special of days…..not sure what I mean? Then check out what couples have said about my services… www.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Nina and Graham
Married in July 2017
November 2017
Quite simply our perfect day xx
John was funny, charming, professional. Yet managed all levels , varying from my father with dementia , down to our Grandchildren. He filled his worry bag with our conce...
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Laura & Anthony Spencer
Married in July 2017
November 2017
Anthony - Groom From the moment I met John I knew he was going to make our wedding go without a hitch , I arrived with my groomsmen and instantly John introduced himself ...
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Mr Christopher & Mrs Lucy Osborne
Wedding: June 2017
December 2017
Best Toastmaster (again) for second daughter
Special thanks to John - another amazing performance from you yet again - you certainly know how to make a wedding work. Lovely having had you there to rely upon - I felt...
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Mr & Mrs Joanna and Oliver Stapleton
Wedding: June 2017
December 2017
Best Wedding Toastmaster
A huge thank-you John for everything you did for us on the day - it certainly meant we were able to just enjoy the whole event without worrying about the organisation and...
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Mr Martyn and Mrs Sarah Lewis
Married in February 2017
December 2017
Top Toastie!
We met John 3 plus years back at a wedding fayre and we were lucky enough when we decided to set the date early last year for our New Years Eve wedding he was the recomme...
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Mr & Mrs Bowles
Married in September 2016
September 2016
What they say captures exactly what I aim to do
I have been so fortunate to carry the 'worry bag' for so many couples on their special day. Please click on the link below to see what others have said about me.
Location & Contact Details


Thistledoo 39 Happisburgh Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9HB, England

Nearest Town

North Walsham

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

North Walsham

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Norfolk Brides Magazine 28 AUGUST 2014 / SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT

Accreditations / Associations (2)

British Toastmaster Circle
Royal Society of St. George

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 No. 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 Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special OfferA 5% discount for all those couples booking me before 31st December 2018