Corona Virus -What happens if my event date changes, whether for a Wedding or other function.
Many of you who have made plans for a Wedding this being the most exciting time of your lives are without doubt very disappointed with the way in which this dreadful Covid 19 has completely changed our way of life.
Any change to the date of your Wedding will be accommodated even moving to 2021. Trevor will do his upmost to provide service personally on your new date. However in the event of circumstances preventing him from doing so, you have the assurance of knowing the Guild of Professional Toastmasters will be able to supply one of it's Fellows to ensure your Day is managed perfectly.
It is also the case that the same terms will apply for any other function such as a Masonic Ladies Festival or Formal Dinner. Trevor will always seek to accommodate you whatever the challenge.
Where can we meet to discuss our requirements
Traditionally a Toastmaster will attend a number of Wedding exhibitions and Fayres throughout the year. Trevor has always supported Wedding Fayres in those venues with whom he has worked closely with over a number of years.
As there is a huge variety of Wedding Professionals to speak with at such occasions, a personal meeting will be the best solution.
This can be arranged at your home without any obligation to discuss exactly how you would like your special day to unfold. With modern day technology a virtual meeting via SKYPE may be another alternative.
We like the idea of having our day managed but don't like formality
The emphasis on the way in which Trevor manages your day is totally your choice. A Toastmaster knows how to handle the protocol required but will only ever provide a service as specified by you. Important factor's of Wedding celebrations today are Happiness, Laughter and Fun, often without formality. You can gain a sense of the way in which Trevor can provide a service to your exact needs by checking out the photo gallery contained on this website.
How do I make payment
The terms for supplying Toastmaster Services remain the same even if your circumstances change.
Once you have decided Trevor is the Toastmaster you wish to reserve for your event, a deposit payment of 50% of the total fee will guarantee the date. The balance is payable thirty days before your event.
Circumstances such as those we have experienced during the Spring of 2020 will almost certainly cause you to re-arrange your date. In this situation the balance will not become payable until thirty days before the newly arranged event date.
My Dad is concerned about making a speech at my Wedding
This question is raised more often then you might imagine. Often the thought of having to speak publicly is far worse than the deed on the day. Trevor can assist in a number of ways. Perhaps as an example, guidance about content. Because Trevor will have his own P.A.system with hands free mic available, this will make a huge difference to the delivery of the speech if the speech maker has a naturally soft speaking voice. Experience over the years has proved that following a good banquet with plentiful wine the task of making speeches by The Father of the Bride, The Bridegroom and The Best Man becomes far less daunting.
How long can we expect to have your services
You can rely on Trevor, your Toastmaster for as long as you wish him to attend you on this important day.
Normal practice will see the Toastmaster arriving up to two hours before your Ceremony is due to take place. This specifically applies to ceremonies taking place at the same venue as your planned Wedding Breakfast and evening party. The Toastmaster can attend church if required but this generally is not necessary.
How the day unfolds and what you will expect from the Toastmaster will be covered in our planning meeting held well in advance of your Marriage. The service provided can include announcement of the First Dance, this normally takes place around 8pm, therfore where a ceremony having taken place at 2pm it will mean the Toastmasters' average time with you and your guests will be around eight hours.
What geographical area's do you cover as a Toastmaster
To keep my fee's competitive, as a general rule I will work within a seventy mile radius of my home in Ashford. This will cover the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, South East Essex and most of Greater London
I am pleased to say that I am a recommended provider to;
Howfield Manor Hotel, Chartham Canterbury CT4 7HQ, where you will be able to reserve my services for your Wedding as part of a price inclusive package.
Additionally I have the recommendation of;
Ashford International Hotel, Ashford
Burlington Hotel, Folkestone
The Grand Hotel, Folkestone
If you would like to reserve my services outside of the geographical area's stated, I will be pleased to accordingly provide a bespoke
We have already booked a venue, can we engage you separately
Yes - although Trevor has arrangements with hotels and venue's being their preferred Toastmaster, it does not preclude him from working directly with you, the event organiser, in any venue of your choice. Trevor has a standard fee structure which will cover travelling a round trip of 140 miles. Beyond this mileage there will be a surcharge based on additional mileage only.
What will your Services Cost
The fee structure really does depend on many factors. How long will the Toastmaster need to be in attendance? What level of input will be required? How much pre-planning is necessary? The simpliest way for Trevor to provide a costing is to gain some preliminary answers from you, the client. This can be achieved quickly and easily by a telephone discussion. You will not be in any way obligated to engage Trevor, and you can use the opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary.