For all our full day packages for more than 50 day guests, we include a "Venue Host", with an option to upgrade to a full Toastmaster or Master of Ceremonies service should you prefer a more formal approach.
All 3 roles share two priorities:
1. To take care of you both, ensuring any last minute crisis, no matter how personal, is dealt with swiftly and smoothly, and to generally be that guardian Angel to ensure your wedding day just calmly, magically, 'happens' just as you wished it to - all with minimal fuss!
2. To take care of your guests. Be it ensuring great aunty Flo has a chair because she cannot stand for long, or 'that guest' you'd rather not be stuck with for hours is whisked off to do something fabulous rather than corner you !! (Oh come on, we all have one...) They'll make sure the guests are where the need to be, when they need to be, and that all the guests have a clear point of contact for any queries - this really helps them relax, and feel at home.
How they execute these priorities - differs.
Essentially, a Toastmaster is the more formal & traditional option for you, they 'look' more formal (traditional red suit, or other on request) and will go into greater detail regarding your family tree, who's who in your bridal party, VIP guests & any requiring 'extra' TLC. Whilst maintaining structure to your day for you alongside our structure that we have created with you in your meetings.
A Master of Ceremonies is the more relaxed option but still with a degree of formality, they are more low key in the sense that they do not wear a red suit and their announcements are a lot 'softer' than that of a Toastmaster.
Our Venue Hosts are duty managers from within the venue, that have a flair for the very highest levels of client care. Our VH's are very informal & flexible, and will blend more with your guests, enlisting the help at times from your bridal party to really integrate with your wedding. This is a more subtle role, on hand for anything you need, whenever you need.
Why do I need a toastmaster or master of ceremony? “Getting a large group of people to do the right thing at the right time is quite the task. Obviously the duty manager/wedding coordinator will assist where they can as much as possible, but there are times when this cannot be done without compromising the quality of service we provide for you. (We cannot be out the back organising your wedding breakfast service and be conducting the speeches simultaneously). Lots of questions crop up when a large group of people come together, a toastmaster/master of ceremony is a very clear and obvious person to direct these questions too, rather than ‘bothering’ the Bride & Groom. Will it have a positive impact on your day? Yes, definitely. Weddings with a toastmaster/master of ceremony help the day run more seamlessly and importantly, to time, without resting extra pressures and responsibilities on the Best Man or similar person. Finally, you’ll be able to feel totally relaxed and not have to sort any guests out – you should be a guest at your own wedding and have a relaxing day, with your guests also feeling at home.” - Victoria
The Ferry House Inn. Harty Ferry Road, Harty, Kent, ME12 4BQ.
Tel: 01795 510 214