Toastmaster Paul Deacon

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Experienced International Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies - more than a standard wedding Toastmaster!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£525
Details

Products and Services

Speech Writer
Vocal Coach
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Week of Wedding Planning
Full-Service Planning
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
People like me because I focus on looking after them. I have learnt the art of making a day special and tailored to a couple’s needs. I am experienced enough to find out and analyse what my clients want and vary my performance appropriately on the day. At a wedding I play a leading part of a team to ensure that everyone gives their best. Not all my work is at weddings. With British and international clients from Florida and Los Angeles to Hong Kong and Singapore, no other Toastmaster has travelled so far to look after such a wide range of over 1,000 events for so many dignitaries and celebrities - or visited as many prestigious venues and used as many languages. I have taken trouble to learn about the traditions of Jewish, Moslem, Hindu and can advise about mixed-faith celebrations. I make announcements in French, German, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi and even a spattering of Mandarin. • Every event is handled in the same calm and efficient way as if the participants are royalty. • Hosts and couples appreciate my reassuring, friendly and professional style. • If it’s appropriate, I like to use humour in my presentation. See my videos on my YouTube channel at Toastmaster Paul Deacon www.pauldeacon.com

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Paul
I follow the instructions of my clients. Often a Bride and Bridegroom or perhaps an Event Manager. I then coordinate the day with the Banqueting Manager, camera teams, entertainers and other suppliers. I offer advice when needed and make sure that every celebration goes the way that the hosts want, with the right people in the right place at the right time. I get a real buzz out of making a wedding day special.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1991
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(12)
Paul Deacon for Mary and Hassan
Married in October 2018
November 2018
An absolutely amazing job!
Hi Paul, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your patience and the service you provided yesterday. You did an absolutely amazing job, and I’m honestly not sure how things would have gone without you. I had so many people telling me how great you were. Once again thank you so much. Take care.
Paul Deacon
Married in October 2018
November 2018
It was a pleasure to have you as part of our wedding.
We just wanted to say a huge thank you once again for helping to make our day so special. You really helped to make sure the day ran smoothly. Thank you for your reading and it was a pleasure to have you as part of our wedding. Kind regards, Nicola and Vijay
Paul Deacon
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
A fabulous day and evening
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for all your help. Everyone had a fabulous day and evening. Many guests said it was a fantastic wedding and one they would never forget. So pleased it went well, Thank you again Sir for all your input and wisdom it was much appreciated from everyone but especially from me and my wife. Very Best Regards
Paul Deacon for the happy couple
Married in September 2018
November 2018
We are still on cloud nine!
Hi Paul, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did on our wedding day! You were amazing and brought so much to help make our day seem free and magical! We are still on cloud nine! I hope our guests weren’t too rowdy for you?! They all had a lot of positive things to say about you. They especially liked the way you announced everyone into the meal!! I hope you are well and have recovered ok!! Kind regards K and G xx
Floria
Married in August 2018
June 2016
I had the best wedding day xx
Thank you very much! I had an amazing day and we are glad that we had you as our toast master you were very helpful and pulled the day together. We had an amazing time and you made sure it all run smoothly and kept us in track! I had the best wedding day xx And the parents added: We were lucky to have found you. You were professional, witty and a pleasure to know. Thanks for keeping us all calm through out some minor hitches. All the best, M and T xx😃
Wiqas and Sammara
Married in August 2018
June 2016
You were amazing!
"You were amazing! Thanks again for everything you did on our big day!"
Location & Contact Details

Address

Broomfield Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9HT, England

Travel Notes

As well as working at weddings and events in England and Wales, I have also looked after events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Florida, Spain, many European capitals and mediterranean islands, Jersey Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Various magazines and newspapers from the Jersey Post to the Bucks Free Press an

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Past President of the National Association of Toastmasters

Industry Awards (1)

Lux wedding awards Best International Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

So many weddings have such different special moments that it is impossible to answer this question. Over nearly thirty years working as a Toastmaster, I’ve learnt that: 1. The Bride and Bridegroom generally know what they want. It’s up to me to find out what that is and deliver it in an appropriate way 2. I wear a formal uniform but not everyone wants formality – maintaining traditions is often more important 3. I am not the star of the show but I am instrumental in making a wedding memorable 4. Some weddings need very little management, and others require a lot!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Careful, witty, flexible, engaging and competent

What about your business are you most proud of?

Not one complaint in 25 years

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

Adopt your own style

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

Too many to mention

Describe your typical process with a couple.

As many calls as necessary before a planning meeting and then, on the day, looking after the Bride and Bridegroom in exactly the way we discussed. I get more pleaasure when a couple say "you id exactly what we wanted" rather than "you were brilliant"

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

I've enjoyed looking after weddings in teepees, fields, hotels, marquees, stately homes and places. No job too big, no task too small

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

Plan, plan, plan and check. At our planning discussion, which could be in person, online or by phone, I find out what is important, what you want to happen and what is not necessary. We talk through the day as if it is actually happening. After months of planning, you can then picture how your day will work. It’s also a check that proposed timings are realistic and achievable. As a surrogate host, compere and organiser I sometimes stand in the shoes of the family. I need to understand all the relationships involved. I handle complex topics of separated parents and new partners sympathetically. Often, I ask you to describe your day in just three words. It is surprising how no two descriptions are the same. How would you describe your day in three words?

What do you love most about your job?

Plan as much as you can and then relax on the day. In my experience, the couples who obviously show that they are in love (and unstressed on the day) have the best weddings.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

When the Bride and Bridegroom remain so happy throughout the day