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Toastmaster John Ashmele FGPT

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My main aim as Master of Ceremonies is to take your plan and make it work on the day, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and on time.
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Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
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My main aim as Master of Ceremonies is to take your plan and make it work on the day, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and on time, and that announcements and introductions are made using the appropriate etiquette. After several months planning and preparation, this is the day when you want everything to be just right. I will consult with you on every aspect of your wedding, agreeing all necessary procedures, timing and protocol. I will advise on etiquette, speeches, correct form of address and the general conduct appropriate to any particular occasion. I will liaise with the Function Manager, your photographer, other suppliers and my watch throughout the day so that you can relax and enjoy this special day with your family and friends. There are many traditions associated with wedding celebrations of different cultures, be it Standard English, Jewish or Asian, and I will be pleased to discuss them with you. I am mindful that tact and discretion are called for when considering the requirements and wishes of the modern family, e.g. same-sex or mixed-faith couples. There is a lot to consider, and it is very tempting to cut costs and ask a well-meaning member of your family or a friend to act as your Toastmaster. This is the one time, though, when it really pays to have an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the pitfalls rather than ‘winging it’ on the day. I have the training and experience to ensure that your wedding is memorable for all the right reasons, so let me take most of the stress from you. Now, doesn't that sound good? I live in Northwood, Middlesex and ideally placed for engagements in Greater London, the Home Counties and most of South-East England.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: John Ashmele
Great care should always be taken when selecting a Toastmaster for your wedding. I am proud to have been trained to the high standards of the Professional Toastmasters' Academy, and will at all times work with your best interests in mind.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
1
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Toby & Ali
Married in June 2019
July 2019
“you make weddings work”
From my point of view, the wedding was a huge success! Everything happened on time, all the guests knew what was going on, and all the staff seemed to work seamlessly. Ju...
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Rick & Charlotte
Married in May 2019
July 2019
a gentlemanly grace of a bygone era
We hadn’t thought of employing the services of a Toastmaster for our wedding prior to meeting John, but are very glad we did enlist his services for our big day. From our...
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Anni & Dale
Married in June 2018
July 2019
Our fusion Indian/English wedding reception
Thank you so much, John, for facilitating our packed wedding day schedule. It was a huge relief knowing that our itinerary was being left in your capable hands. From our ...
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Tom & Charlotte, Ponsbourne Park Hotel
Married in July 2016
November 2018
John demonstrated a great attention to detail
John’s role as Toastmaster was fundamental to the smooth running of our wedding day. Immediately from the start John demonstrated a great attention to detail and liaised ...
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Tai & Kim, Fanhams Hall
Married in September 2017
November 2018
the day went smoothly and without stress, thanks
Thank you for acting as Toastmaster at our wedding; the day went smoothly and without stress, thanks in no small part to the service you provided. Thank you also for hel...
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James & Emma, King’s Chapel
Married in October 2017
November 2018
You brought structure and organisation to our day
Thank you, John, for acting as Master of Ceremonies / Toastmaster at our wedding. You brought structure and organisation to our day leaving nothing for us or our guests t...
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Location & Contact Details

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Northwood, Hertfordshire, England

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Accreditations / Associations (2)

Graduate of Professional Toastmasters' Academy
Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My own!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, helpful, discreet, calming, and professional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Ensuring everything runs smoothly and on time

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It really pays to have an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the pitfalls rather than ‘winging it’ on the day

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

My offering the Toastmaster’s Tribute to the happy couple

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I invite the happy couple (and family) to meet me to discuss their wedding plan and how I may assist them, offering advice on etiquette and procedure, speeches and toasts

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

Interruption of the Bridegroom's speech by a Del Boy lookalike

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

At all times working with the best interests of the happy couple in mind

What do you love most about your job?

It really pays to have an experienced Master of Ceremonies to guide you through the pitfalls rather than ‘winging it’ on the day

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

Leading the happy couple into the wedding breakfast to rousing applause

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferI would like to invite you to meet me without obligation to discuss your wedding plan and how I may assist you.