Weddings

I can assist you in planning your wedding day with special attention to the order of events and timings. Take a look at the ‘Helpful Hints’ page and the ‘Guide to wedding speeches’ linked to this wedding page. For those of you who have not yet found a suitable venue, there is also a Venues page which lists  some of the picturesque locations around East Anglia.

Your wedding will be unique. After months of planning you may be anxious that nothing goes wrong. With my friendly formality and attention to detail, I will be on hand to guide you and your guests through the whole day. Everyone will be able to relax and thoroughly enjoy this very special occasion.

 I will meet with you well in advance to help you plan your day and offer advice on such things as etiquette, timings and order of events
 On the day I will arrive early to liaise with the management of the venue

Is your ceremony being held in the same venue?

 If so I will greet your guests and ensure they are seated before the bride arrives
 I will also assist in arranging for the Bride & Bridegroom to meet the registrar separately
 I will announce the Bridal party into the ceremony and then, at the conclusion of the ceremony, I will introduce the new Mr. & Mrs…..

Now it’s time for the celebrations to begin.

 I will direct guests as required for the drinks reception and be available to assist the photographer by gathering guests for group photographs
 Prior to the wedding breakfast I will organise the receiving line when the Bride & Bridegroom greet each guest
 When all guests are seated for the meal, I will announce the grand entrance of the Bride and Bridegroom and escort them to the top table
 If required I will say a Grace or introduce a chosen guest to do so
 At the agreed time I will introduce the cutting of the wedding cake and each principal guest who is to make the traditional speeches and toasts
 I will also ensure that any gifts or bouquets to be given to parents or bridesmaids etc. are to hand
 If you have a guest book I will remind guests to sign it and if required pass the book round to each table
 After formally closing the proceedings, I will usually take my leave. However, if requested, I am willing to remain for the beginning of the evening celebrations to greet evening guests; announce the cutting of the wedding cake (if it has not been done previously); gather the single ladies for the throwing of the bride’s bouquet and finally, welcome the newlyweds on to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. I will then take my leave and you and your guests can party the night away.