THE SCOTTISH TOASTMASTER
Professional. Experienced. Reliable.
Fully qualified members of the Association of Scottish Toastmasters that abide by a strict code of conduct.
We have had the pleasure of hosting many weddings & events over the last 20 years for many satisfied clients.
We provide peace of mind to our clients knowing that their special event is in safe hands with a professional Toastmaster.
After all the planning and preparations, you’ll want your Wedding Reception to run smoothly, and that’s where a Professional Toastmaster will be of great benefit.
With a wealth of experience, our Toastmasters will co-ordinate the entire event, and also resolve any minor problems.
Our Toastmasters liaise with everyone involved to ensure the day is run exactly as you wish.
From the arrival of Guests to the first dance, your Toastmaster will ∼
- Ensure that the wedding breakfast is conducted with attention to protocol.
- Free the Banqueting Manager and staff to concentrate on the catering arrangements
- Help photographers and video film crews to create a memorable visual record of the proceedings.
- Add a traditional and colourful touch to a wedding.
- Provide “peace of mind” for parents, and bride and groom.
Your Toastmaster will perform many additional duties, including ∼
- Informing Guests of the order of proceeding
- Organising and Introducing the Receiving Line
- Cutting the Cake with Ceremony
- Announcing all the Speeches and Toasts
Even before your Big Day, your Toastmaster can offer advice on timings, speeches, etiquette, and will be only too happy to discuss your plans in detail.
The Toastmaster’s traditional uniform, complete with red tail-coat, adds an extra splash of colour to the occasion.
Coupled with professional conduct, tact and expertise, your Wedding Reception will be in safe and reliable hands.
A fantastic addition to have at your corporate event, the Scottish Toastmaster duties include:
Guiding shareholders and Press to registration and seating, calling to order and starting the meeting on time, introducing the chairman and directors, moderating shareholder questions and answers, supervising hospitality.
City Presentations, Product Launches, Press Conferences
Welcoming guests, introducing presenters, moderating questions, supervising hospitality
Guiding audience, introducing directors, cueing entertainment, reading award citations, assisting photographers and videographers
Guiding and seating audience, cueing show and narrating live commentary
Annual Company or Trade Dinners, Award Ceremonies
Managing all formalities, guiding guests to the reception area and inviting them to be seated, introducing and seating the VIPs and speakers, reading award citations, cueing the entertainment
Sporting, Charity and Cultural Hospitality
Receiving guests, introducing the hosts and speakers, commentating on the progress of the event, running fundraising such as raffles, competitions, silent or live auctions
Don’t we just love to dress up, celebrate and recognise achievement? The Scottish Toastmaster is available as the official Toastmaster starting with a receiving line or as the less-formal Master of Ceremonies or Game Show host for a wide variety of social gatherings among guests with a shared interest. Here are just some of the ways we can be useful:
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Welcoming, guiding and seating the guests, acting as event host and “This is Your Life” presenter
Sporting and after-match hospitality
Welcoming guests, introducing members of teams, guest presenters, stage management of awards
Scene-setting for the audience, explaining fundraising mechanics, cueing the entertainment, acting as Voice of God, raffle or prize caller or auctioneer
Academic Award ceremonies
Guiding and seating audience, introducing principals, narrating citations and calling names of award winners to receive diplomas, organising official photographs
Receiving guests, introducing them to the hosts, processing in with the head table, calling the speakers, proposing the toasts
Most frequent questions and answers
The duty of the Scottish Toastmaster is to take away the stress from the families, especially the Bride and Bridegroom. by working closely with you,the venue and all the other wedding professionals involved your wedding. We make sure that there are no hiccups during your wedding and that you have a fantastic day with lots of smiles and lifelong memories of your wedding.
Your wedding is something you have probably dreamt about and you want it to be as stress-free as possible and to enjoy the occasion and be able remember the little things that made your wedding ‘Special’. The Scottish Toastmaster is there to ensure the reception runs smoothly and to time, at the same time adding a touch of class to the occasion, more importantly we are there to try and make your wedding dreams come true!
The Association of Scottish Toastmasters which is the only organisation representing professional Toastmasters working in Scotland, was founded in the millennium year.
Not anyone can claim to a member as all members have to pass an examination in front of a panel to gain entry.
The following year the Association of Scottish Toastmasters was officially launched on 21st March.
A ceremony to mark the occasion was held in rooms adjacent to the Scottish Parliament and was attended by the patron The Rt Hon Lord Steel of Aikwood who presented each member with their distinctive ‘millennium tartan’ sash and certificate of enrolment.
The Association of Scottish Toastmasters was born from a desire to maintain standards of service and to raise and promote the profile of professional Toastmasters working in Scotland.
The association members, who have over one hundred years of experience between them, officiate at Royal and State occasions, weddings, banquets, dinners and many other formal and informal functions.
Members of The Association of Scottish Toastmasters firmly believe that they bring a sense of unobtrusive dignity and efficiency to any event – at any location.
The Scottish Toastmaster will wear the recognised uniform of the Association of Scottish Toastmasters – a red long tailed coat, starched fronted white dress shirt, white bow tie and a starched white waistcoat, white gloves, black military style dress suit trousers and black patent leather shoes as well as the emblem of the association. He strikes an imposing figure of authority who is there to make sure that all your plans run as smoothly as possible.
Once you have engaged our services, The Scottish Toastmaster is at your disposal. If you would like your Toastmaster to be at the church or civil ceremony to help organise everything and add a bit of pomp & ceremony then he’ll be there! and then you can decide ok?
It may be that the hotel/venue provide a member of staff, if so, ask what they will be wearing ask if he/she will announce your receiving line, be at the Church to help fit buttonholes etc, in fact any of the duties that a Professional Toastmaster can & will perform.
You can then decide whether or not you want a Professional Wedding Toastmaster for your special day.
Our duties are normally completed at end of the wedding breakfast formalities. We can discuss any alternative plans during our meeting
Traditionally it is where all the wedding guests, some of whom may never have met the hosts, are formally announced by your Toastmaster to the parents of the Bride and Bridegroom who are the hosts and of course the Bride and Groom.
Traditionally the order of a receiving line would be the Bride’s mother, Bride’s father, Bridegroom’s mother, Bridegroom’s father, Bride and Bridegroom.