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We booked a package deal! now we regret it,( but we have booked you)

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Comments are off

Heard this before ? We have booked a venue’s package deal! But we wanted you Brian!

If you are considering booking a venue for your wedding, please consider what the package deal offered includes. Some venues offer an MC, as I have said elsewhere on my website, but an MC is not the same as a Toastmaster by any means. A Toastmaster is a Trained, Qualified Contractor who will do far more for you than just introduce you and propose Toasts. A Toastmaster has spent time and Money learning the Trade ( yes it is a trade) just like a plumber, electrician, bricklayer, Car Mechanic etc. Would you let just anyone repair the brakes on your car? No of course not. You want to know they are qualified and trained to carry out the work, a Toastmaster is no different !.  Oh and by the way if you book a Toastmaster direct with the one you choose (I hope it’s me of course) you will probably pay less than if booked via the venue as part of a package deal. So do contact me prior to choosing your venue, I know a lot of good venues, and a few that aren’t so good!. Let me help make your wedding day really special, just like the Brides on my Testimonials page of this site.DSCN2970

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Late Booking offer

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Comments are off

I have had some brides contact me regarding my late booking offer and 2 of them were able to book as I was available on the date of their Wedding. Give me a call 01202 824885 and see if I am available to work at your Wedding during 2015. I look forward to hearing from you by phone or the contacts page on my website.


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Busy Weeekend

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Comments are off

On Saturday 25th of April I am at the Barrington Centre Ferndown for a wedding fayre. This is a local venue and I hope to meet lots of potential brides. As always if you book me at the Fayre to work at your wedding you get a discounted price, so do come along anytime between 10am till 4pm. On Saturday evening I am at The Mayfair Hotel Bournemouth for a Ladies festival banquet.

Sunday the 26th The Marriott Hotel Bournemouth has a wedding fayre and I will be there to welcome you, and as before if you book me while you are at the fayre you get a special discounted price. A great venue and I look forward to meeting you any time from 11am till 3-30pm DSCN2714DSCN2773DSCN2682DSCN2645

Late bookings accepted! and at a special price.

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Comments are off

I have a few Saturday dates still available during 2015. If you are attending a Wedding Fayre that I have a stand at in the next few weeks and  looking to book a Toastmaster for your Wedding during 2015, Do come to my stand and ask about a late booking price. It’s never too early to inquire about future dates and sometimes (not often) it’s worth asking about dates during the current year. Many of my bookings are over a year ahead, but if you don’t ask! you don’t get. So please contact me via email or phone to see whether I can help you with information and  you might even get a late booking price.The shortest booking I ever had was 6 days prior to the wedding date! now that is leaving it a bit late, but all was well and the Wedding was a wonderful occasion.

Wedding fayre prize draw winners.

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Comments are off

At every Wedding Fayre that I attend I have a prize draw on my stand. Many people who enter often say ‘ I never win anything’ and then they win a discount off my price and  even a Free Toastmaster for their Wedding. This has happened twice so far this year, and I am very pleased to inform the winners that ‘yes you have won a prize’ Also I always give a discount to anyone who books me at the wedding fayre and pays a deposit at the same time. I attend many wedding fayres and open days so do look at the list on the weddings page of my website. You might be the next winner!. AS THEY SAY you’ve got to be in it to win it! and it could be you!!.

Back at an old venue again

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Comments are off

On Saturday 7th of March I am back at The Cottonwood Hotel Bournemouth, I worked there a few years ago every week playing music for coach tour holiday makers, it’s changed hands and this time I am Toastmaster for a Lodge and supplying the dinner music! so no meal for me then! I look forward to meeting the staff and the Lodge members and their guests.

What a Week !

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Comments are off

Last weekend I had a stand at The BIC WEDDING FAYRE, I had many Brides’s to be enter my prize draw and all the winners have been sent a letter. One bride won me free for her wedding day     ( I don’t do nights anymore)  and she has confirmed that she is very happy with her prize. I keep telling brides, “you’ve got to be in it to win it” ( just like the lottery) so I look forward to hearing from the other winners soon. Fayre!.Toastmasterdorset logo

Wedding Fayres and open days

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Comments are off

One way to meet suppliers for your Wedding or function, is to visit Wedding Fayres or venue open days. I attend many of these throughout the year and it is always good to talk to prospective Brides, Grooms or anyone looking to find contractors for their function. Nothing beats meeting face to face, during which you can ask as many questions as you like and gain a very good idea as to what the contractor will offer you. Do come along to some of the Fayres on my list which can be viewed on the Weddings page of my website, and don’t forget to read the testimonials as well. I always offer a special price to anyone who books me to work for them if they mention meeting me at a Wedding Fayre or open day.

It’s Not Just Weddings, I love all Functions,

Posted on February 2, 2015 by Comments are off

My work takes me all over the country, though most of the bookings are within 100 miles of my home. Weddings, Dinners, Auctions, Presentation events, Anniversaries, Birthdays, in fact I love them all. It’s a pleasure to be asked to work at any event and I am very proud to be the preferred Toastmaster at some great venues. My diary seems to get bookings well over a year in advance so I hope I can keep fit enough to carry out my duties as Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies for a few more years to come.

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WEDDINGS I love them,

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Comments are off

Weddings are really stressful times for the Bride and Groom and their families. The amount of time I spend with a Bride and Groom during the months before the wedding depends on the amount of help they ask me for. I enjoy being alongside them on the day of the wedding and if we plan the day together I am able to ensure everything they require is booked with reliable contractors. The suppliers on my Links and Partners page of my website are known to me and though I  can’t say ‘book this one ‘ I have worked alongside them and know the quality of their own business, be it entertainment, flowers, photography, decorations, catering, cars, etc etc. I always say go to their website, read the testimonials from their clients, then meet the supplier in person if possible and tell them what you want! it’s your Wedding so make sure you get what you want. I am very pleased to have many testimonials on my website regarding Weddings, and all types of functions where I have been booked to work as Toastmasterdorset so please do take a few minutes to read some of them. It’s never too early to start talking to me about your Wedding or function as some of my bookings are over a year ahead, there is only one of me as I always tell the client.Many suppliers can handle 2 or more bookings a day but I can’t. I look forward to speaking to you regarding your Wedding or any function where a Toastmaster will take away all the stress and worry for you, so you can enjoy the day yourself.

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