Professional Lady Toastmaster
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01245 222392 / 07773 071343
A year of weddings and anniversaries and working for the nicest people, great venues and expert suppliers has made for an interesting and enjoyable time.
Having a great working relationship with fellow suppliers results in a fantastic day.
For those of you planning your own wedding day, you yet have your memories to create.
Let me help you have a wedding day that you will remember forever.
If you are looking for the very best suppliers and need help, let me know - I will be very happy to provide as much information as you need.
I will be there to look after you every step of the way and to
ensure your wedding day is all that you want it to be.
Call me now on 01245 222392 or 07773 071343
As well as being Toastmaster for weddings, charity functions and celebrations I have also undertaken writing memorials and Unity Candle Ceremonies. I am also looking forward to the forthcoming baby naming ceremonies which I shall be really pleased to be helping writing a dedicated ceremony.
I am happy to help with any aspect of your ceremony, give advice on speeches or wording for running orders. If you need help writing part or all of your ceremony (or speech), I would be happy to help you!
As well as writing the ceremonies and memorial, I was also proud to have led the ceremonies and memorial.... and was pleased to hear that everything I did 'made a difference' to the day.
I was also onoured to be part of the Garden Party held by last year's High Sheriff of Essex , announcing over 300 guests, some of whom had battled through horrendous weather conditions. The marquee was an inviting haven and the tea, provided by Stephen Bunting and his team was very well received.
I am really enjoying looking after my Brides and Grooms at some very different venues this year, including
a stately home in Essex
a Marquee in a private school
a Marquee in the Bride and Groom's own garden,
a Golf Club in Surrey
the beautiful Solton Manor in Dover
a rural Essex village hall
as well as some of my favourite venues:
Layer Marney Tower, Friern Manor
Although I'm based in Essex I am happy to travel anywhere to look after special people on their special day.
Whilst I am a wedding specialist, I am also very happy to look after corporate and charity guests.
I would be honoured to look after you on your special day.
Please seriously consider
It was with sadness that I learned that a venue, has gone into liquidation, affecting one of my couples.
Another couple told me that they are having a marquee in their garden because the venue which offered a marquee, they had been thinking of booking is no longer holding marquee weddings. Fortunately they found this out before paying their deposit.
I often hear 'rumours' of issues affecting some wedding venues and whilst it may seem 'yet another lot of money' to spend, the costs are very reasonable for that added peace of mind.
Are you beginning to feel that there simply isn't enough time to do everything you want to do, in the run up to your wedding day?
Do you need someone to take away your stress?
Help you with any aspect of your planning?
As a Wedding Planner and Coordinator
with over 17 years' experience
I will be delighted to help you.
01245 222392 07773 071343
Announcing a new Service for you
I am pleased to now offer a Celebrant service
to lead you through your special celebration.
I am available for Weddings, Renewal of Vows, Baby Naming Ceremonies, Funerals and Memorial Services
I will be happy to discuss your requirements and would be pleased to work with you to write your ceremony to ensure that it is special to you.
Call 01245 222392 or 07773 071343 for more information
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What is a toastmaster?
A toastmaster is traditionally known as a guardian of etiquette, someone who advises on traditions and makes everything run smoothly at most functions, corporate and social events and celebrations including weddings.
As a modern professional toastmaster I am not there just to make announcements and oversee the 'receiving line'.
I am there for you to offer you all of the experience I have gained during the past 17 years and to take great care in looking after you and your guests.
As a modern toastmaster I will meet with you whenever you want to, to understand what your dreams for your Wedding Day are and then spend time working with you to form the structure of your day.
I will work with your chosen wedding venue, photographer and caterer (and any other suppliers who are looking after you) to work as a team to look after you on your Wedding Day so that your dreams translate into reality. If you haven't decided on a venue or suppliers, I am very happy to work with you to find the perfect venue for you.
On your Wedding Day
As your Toastmaster I normally wear a traditional, red, tailcoat which brings formality to your day.
However , I will be happy to wear something less formal if you feel you would prefer this, to be in keeping with the style of your Wedding.
I am very happy to attend your wedding rehearsal and meet the key players before your wedding day so that they know they can relax and will also be looked after on your wedding day so that they can focus on supporting you both.
As your Wedding Toastmaster I will ensure your day is professionally managed in a calm, relaxed and friendly manner to make you and all of your guests feel special.
I will arrive early, so that I am ready to greet your guests at your Wedding Ceremony (whether this is at your chosen reception venue or taking place in a registry office, church, temple or synagogue).
By being there as your guests arrive, I can help with buttonholes and corsages and even cravats and ties. I can help your photographer / videographer to ensure that everyone that you want in your photographs is in place.
How will a toastmaster enhance your Wedding Day?
Having looked after over 1700 brides and grooms I bring peace of mind and ensure the smooth running of your day in a discreet and positive manner.
I can be your 'eyes' so that I can check your table decorations, place cards and all the other details you have planned, are all in place.
Working with your venue and suppliers (caterers, photographer, videographer, musicians and evening entertainers) you can be assured that everything will run to time and that everyone knows when something ( your receiving line or speeches) is about to take place; so those important photographs are never missed.
As your Toastmaster I will make sure you and your guests are relaxed and enjoying your day. If you have a Guest Book I will ensure that this is circulated so that all of your guests' names and best wishes are captured for you to look back on.
You will have someone to look after you every step of the way, to offer you advice and support before and during your day, and will make sure every eventuality is covered.
To make sure that you have the very best day, I don't just make announcements - I am there for you to offer you all of the experience I have gained during the past 17 years of looking after Brides and Grooms to ensure that you really do have the very best day of your lives.
All the small details that make such a huge difference to you, on your day, will be taken care of. I will take care of you and give you more time to relax, enjoy yourselves, and have fun!!
We didn't know that there were female Toastmasters. What's the difference between a male and female Wedding Toastmaster? Are you a Toastmistress?
As I have been professionally trained and belong to an Association with over 70 fellow Toastmasters there is absolutely no difference in what I do to that of my male colleagues. I am a 'Lady Toastmaster'.
Some brides and grooms have said that I bring feminine intuition and empathy that adds a different dimension to their wedding day.
As your Toastmaster I will bring you peace of mind and ensure the smooth running of your day in a discreet and positive manner.
I have undertaken training which ensures that I work with a modern approach, which is totally focused on my Brides and Grooms, so that you can be confident that everything will flow and everyone will enjoy themselves..
Appearing in a smart uniform means that I am easily recognised by your guests who may require my help.
I take great care of my appearance, ensuring that my uniform is worn correctly and looks extremely smart for you. If I take great care of these details, you can be assured that I also appreciate the importance of the finest details that you have on your Wedding Day.
As a proud member of The English Toastmasters Association, I have a Code of Ethics to which I work which means that you will receive the most professional service.
I look forward to looking after you on your wedding day.
As a Founder Member of
I am also involved in training excellent, professional Toastmasters who work throughout the United Kingdom.
I enjoy meeting with other wedding professionals and especially Toastmasters, from other Associations but particularly from our Association on a regular basis, at our monthly Mastermind meetings and networking opportunities.
I have recently had great fun in putting together a newsletter for our members, which aims to be informative and fun, which contributes to our ongoing training. This has been very well-received and I'm currently working on the second edition!
Following our successful St George's Day Meeting
I was invited to attend
the 2012 London and Essex Annual Print Competition
with the prestigious BIPP and MPA
and met some of the best wedding photographers from London and Essex and other counties, learning how we can work closer together to give our Brides and Grooms simply the best possible day with stunning photographs. I worked last Saturday to one of the winners, Simon Brasier from EPS,
On 19th April, we held our St George's Day Meeting
at The County Hotel, Chelmsford
I enjoyed a really stimulating and interesting, meeting, which everyone agreed, was the best yet! We were joined by two guests who are experts and specialists in their own sphere of expertise in the wedding industry - both award winning photographers - Kevin Pengelly (www.pengelly-photography.co.uk) and David Islip (www.david-islip-photography.co.uk). Not only was it a day of mixed formal and informal activities, we were also joined by a groom who was leaving the County Hotel for his wedding! We wished them the best day and greatest happiness.
Two of our newest members (Leona Cunningham and Jim Cattermole) shared their experiences of their first jobs; for Jim it was at a fellow Toastmaster's wedding and for Leona it was being Toastmaster at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel for a Bengali wedding for 850 guests - a baptism of fire indeed!
As well as the serious business of learning from each other, we also had a lot of fun and enjoyed the networking that the day offered..
We started with an early networking breakfast and then worked through the day to share experiences and bring innovation. We also discussed how we could work to even higher standards.
By having regular meetings and seminars our established members and newly trained toastmasters are able to strengthen the national network of top professional Toastmasters available to look after you on your Wedding Day.
Our regular meetings and Mastermind groups mean that we can make your Wedding day even more memorable, stress-free and enjoyable.
The County Hotel in Chelmsford was absolutely the best choice for our meeting. We've already written to express our gratitude for their excellent service, surroundings and food. Matthew, our Duty Manager for the meeting, is a discreet and superlative professional.
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