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David Thomson, Professional Toastmaster

David Thomson, Professional Toastmaster



David speaking with wedding guests

Weddings with that Touch of Class

The professional toastmaster has become a traditional part of the English wedding scene, either as a low profile, informal link man or with a higher profile role of co-ordinating the procedures and etiquette of the occasion, including of course the speeches. David provides that very essential liaison between the immediate families, the caterer, the photographer and the guests. He is therefore in a position to co-ordinate the whole of your wedding reception, keeping a close eye on your timetable and enabling all the members of the Bride and Bridegroom's family to relax and enjoy their very important and special day.

David has officiated at hundreds of wedding receptions of different faiths over more than 17 years, and has more recently assisted before and after civil wedding ceremonies or civil partnership ceremonies at hotels or other venues.

David will of course greet the Bride and Bridegroom on their arrival at their reception from traditional church weddings.

A comprehensive service

Prior to the wedding day David will liaise with Bride and Bridegroom, to discuss the order of the day and assist them with protocol for the occasion, including any special requests and requirements.

A trouble free day

On the big day David will be at the venue at least an hour prior to the arrival of Bride and Bridegroom, or if a civil ceremony an hour prior to the ceremony commencing, where David will make sure the guests are seated before discreetly introducing the Bride and her party to the ceremony. At this point the doors are closed and any latecomers may be quietly let in when the opportunity arises.

David greeting the Bride and Bridegroom at their reception On arrival at the venue from Church or after Civil Ceremony, David's duties include:

David has for many years been Toastmaster at the prestigious AA**** Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest.
"David makes our weddings run seamlessly" - Robert Milton, General Manager, Rhinefield House Hotel, 2007

Useful Links

In David's many years of toastmastering, he has worked with many other businesses, such as photographers and florists, and has compiled a list of companies that he would recommend using, available on the Useful Links page.