William Freeman Celebrant and Toastmaster

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COVID-19 Update
Still working hard to help couples. Happy to chat and give what help and advice I can. I if you have to defer a date because of Government or travel restrictions; I'm happy to do so at no cost to you - even if you have paid a deposit.
Wedding toastmaster, wedding celebrant and MC services for London, Surrey and Home Counties. Friendly and personal service. Adaptable for all sizes of group from two to two thousand (plus)
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£360
Details

Products and Services

Speech Writer
Celebrant / Officiant
Vocal Coach
Last-Minute Orders
Toastmaster / Master of Ceremony
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Wedding couples tell me that my services provide more than ‘traditional’ wedding toastmaster functions (making announcements, introducing speakers and so on). You can see comments on my websites. No pomposity; you are the 'stars' of your day, not me! Please note that I won't penalise you financially if you are forced to defer or cancel. My services are dedicated to you from the moment of contact to the end of your special day. As your wedding toastmaster, I will give you the right balance of formality, tradition and pure fun. Planning a wedding (and taking part!) is very exciting – but it can also be stressful. I aim to remove that stress so you can relax and enjoy being with your family and friends. I offer a modern approach which can include a wider range of duties than you might imagine. I am there to make sure things run exactly as you planned them. The ceremonial red tailcoat is still a main feature (I can, of course, wear less formal looking outfits if you prefer). I'll perform all the traditional customs you might want, such as: Welcoming guests, handling presents, making announcements, hosting the cake-cutting ceremony, introducing (and reassuring!) your wedding speech-makers , keeping your guests involved and, if appropriate, announcing the first dance. As an ex-children's entertainer, I will help this young generation feel involved and have a memorable time. As your wedding celebrant, , I will give you the ceremony in the style you want it, where you want it and at the time you want it: You choose the venue - home, garden, beach, pub, marquee, boat, historic site, woodland, sports field, hot air balloon (on reflection, please don't pick that option!). You choose the timing - daytime, night-time, by candlelight or by moonlight. You can register your marriage quickly and cheaply at a registry office and then, sometime later, let me help you get the wedding ceremony you have dreamt of. I look forward to speaking to you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: William Freeman
Thanks for reading this and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I'm happy to advise you in any way that I can, without any implied obligation or financial penalty. Look at my website to see the range of my services and I’m happy to send you my wedding planner checklist. I offer live streaming so you can reach an unlimited number of guests. If Covid related circumstances force you cancel or delay, there's no financial penalty. Thank you. William Freeman www.toastmastermc.com

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(8)
Beata and Stuart. Guides for Brides
Married in November 2018
November 2018
Gave our event the extra ewdge
William gave our wedding an extra edge. His personality and gentle authority made our wedding run very smooth. The way he mixed and talked to our guests was very much appreciated. Excellent service!
Charlotte and Sam. 'Guides for Brides'
Married in September 2018
September 2018
Helped make the day run perfectly
We used William as our Toastmaster at our wedding, and we're so glad we had him on the day! He helped make the day run perfectly, and he was great with us and the guests. We highly recommend his services, it definitely takes a lot of dress off on your big day!
Paula and Andy. 'Guides for Brides'
Married in July 2018
July 2018
Wonderful Ceremonial and MC Skills
Thank you so much for your wonderful ceremonial and MC-ing skills on our wedding day. The day was everything we wanted it to be. The ceremony in particular, felt like it came to life after reading it on paper for so many months, and we thought it reflected Andy and myself so well and gave everyone a real sense of our love and commitment to each other. So, thank you so very much for enabling this. Everybody was so impressed by you and kept thinking we must have known you for years. So, I think that says something about the qualities you brought to the day, your professionalism, humour, enthusiasm and ability to make everyone feel at ease.
Joe and Maddy Nichollass. 'Guides for Brides'
Married in July 2018
July 2018
Exceptional in his duties
We just used William for our wedding ceremony as well as his MC services. He was exceptional in his duties and made both us and our guests very relaxed and entertained. We would highly recommend him to anybody looking for these services at their event.
Paula and Andy Kendall
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Your wonderful ceremonial and MC-ing Skiils
Thank you so much for your wonderful ceremonial and MC-ing skills on our wedding day. The day was everything we wanted it to be. The ceremony in particular, felt like it came to life after reading it on paper for so many months, and we thought it reflected Andy and myself so well and gave everyone a real sense of our love and commitment to each other. So, thank you so very much for enabling this. Everybody was so impressed by you and kept thinking we must have known you for years. So, I think that says something about the qualities you brought to the day, your professionalism, humour, enthusiasm and ability to make everyone feel at ease.
Joe and Maddy Nicholass
Married in May 2018
May 2018
exceptional in his duties and made both us and our guests very relaxed and entertained.
We just used William for our wedding ceremony as well as his MC services. He was exceptional in his duties and made both us and our guests very relaxed and entertained. We would highly recommend him to anybody looking for these services at their event.
Location & Contact Details

Address

East Molesey, Surrey, England

Travel Notes

Not relevant as I travel to meet bride and groom and to wedding venues

Nearest Town

East Molesey

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Hampton Court

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

William Freeman

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Fellowship of Professional Celebrants

Industry Awards (1)

Guides for Brides Customer Service Award finalist 2018 and 2019
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

The most recent. I always have good memories of my wedding events and the 'most recent' is usually in the forefront of my mind. I work hard to make sure my 'style' fits what bride and groom want. I follow up by making sure the bride and groom are totally happy with the service they received..

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

personable, humorous, calm, experienced, supportive

What about your business are you most proud of?

Happy client reactions and feedback responses

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

Plan the day to suit what YOU want (whilst considering other family members, of course). Don't let current uncertainties delay your planning; we can always adapt. Ask me.

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

Warm support for a nervous or tearful speechmaker

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We'll chat on the phone/ zoom (whatever suits) and in due course meet. If I am to be celebrant, I'll give an outline of the ceremony 'script' and we'll bounce it back and forth (with as much input from me as needed) until the couple are happy. As toastmaster (and celebrant too) I'll meet the couple at the wedding reception location and, together with location staff, make sure all the logistics are sorted. I'll give speech advice if needed.

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

Choreographed music performance (unknown to bride and groom) by wedding guests. Entrance of bride and groom by paddle board across lake! Getting Jude Law to join in Christmas song.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

By being 'ahead of the game' and anticipating what should be happening every step along the way. Offering no financial penalty if 'Covid' rules force you to delay or transfer.

What do you love most about your job?

Plan your day in the format YOU want. Consider options before rejecting them.

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

Every moment is special. I don't have a single favourite one. Joy and laughter.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftWedding Planning PDF available free of charge. 'Impossible Bottle' gift (please ask as no space to describe fully!)