Tel: 01268 779992 Ted Prior  MNAT Tel: 01268 779992  
  Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies  


Should you wish, your Toastmaster will be able to help you plan your special day by providing helpful advice and information gained from the experience of attending many Weddings. On the day the I will provide a dignified authority discharged with an appropriate sense of humour enabling the Bride and Bridegroom, as well parents, to relax and enjoy themselves in the knowledge that all arrangements are being well managed.

A selection of the venues that I have had the privilege of officiating at:

Ye Olde Plough House, Bulphan, Essex Stock Brook Manor, Billericay, Essex Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Herts. Hanbury Manor, Ware, Herts. Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex Kings School, Canterbury, Kent Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley, Kent The London Golf Club, Kent The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1 Gaynes Park, Essex Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex Ivy Hill Hotel, Chelmsford, Essex Luton Hoo, Luton, Beds. Stanmer House, Brighton, Sussex Beauberry House, Bromley, Kent Oakley House, Bromley, Kent The Fennes, Braintree, Essex Gosfield Hall, Gosfield, Essex Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, London SE The Cutty Sark, Greenwich, London SE Tewinbury Farm, Tewinbury, Herts.- Woolston Manor, Essex The Reid Rooms, Margaret Roding, Essex Parklands, Quendon, Essex.

Planning:   On your Special Day:
  • Wedding etiquette and protocol
  • Greet you on arrival
  • Timing
  • Organise your receiving line
  • The receiving line who should be in it
  • Arrange the Bridal Party -
        (Top-Table guests; except Bride & Bridegroom who will be
        led in)
  • Who will be making the speeches and in which order
  • Announce the Bride & Bridegroom and escort them to their
  • Tips for the speakers as they prepare their speeches
  • Organise the ‘taking of wine’ if required
  • Seating arrangements
  • Preside over the Cake Cutting ceremony
  • Announce and co-ordinate the speeches and toasts
  • Other announcements as required
  • Close the formal proceedings
  • Escort the Bride & Bridegroom from the top table
  • Announce the evening function Bride & Bridegroom and
        their parents can relax as the Toastmaster oversees the day
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