Master of Ceremonies
Tony Winyard is a trained Master of Ceremonies specialising in weddings and delivers to his couples weddings that are elegant and romantic but above all FUN!
Having performed at over 2,000 weddings Tony knows the absolutely massive difference it makes to the day when there is lots of laughter through the wedding breakfast to the evening reception. There is no better way to break the ice and ensure your guests enjoy your wedding day thoroughly.
You can think of Tony as a “Modern Toastmaster”; he does aspects of the service a Toastmaster delivers such as:
- Liaising with venue staff and suppliers
- Assisting in the ceremony for cutting the cake
- Introducing the wedding couple into the room for the wedding breakfast
- Introducing the speakers for the speeches
and so on, however Tony carries out these elements of the day with far less formality and no stuffiness! Additionally, where possible he will infuse music and of course fun into the things he does.
An example of how Tony differs from a traditional toastmaster is that when guests are in the gardens of the venue for the drinks reception a Toastmaster will shout at everyone to get them to go through into the main venue for the wedding breakfast, whereas Tony walks around the garden and going up to the various groups of people and informs them in a friendly and personal way that the meal will soon be commencing and directs them of where to go.
Similarly with many other tasks Tony carries them out in a friendly and personal way, eliminating the need to shout at guests when it’s often simply not necessary. However he helps keep the day running to schedule and keeps the guests informed as to what’s going on so there are never moments when guests are sitting around thinking “what’s happening now”!
Tony uses a variety of methods to achieve the ice breaking and laughter and much depends on the personality of the couple whose wedding it is as to which methods are the most appropriate for each wedding.
Arrange a meeting with Tony to discuss making your wedding one that is fun for you and your guests.