Here are a few messages I have received following weddings where I have acted as Toastmaster:
Emmerdale meets Hollyoaks.
The wedding of Ben Freeman and Jenny Biddall
"We want to thank you so much for all your help on the day, it was very obvious we could not have done it without you there. You did an amazing job and helped it go very smoothly. It was a very relaxed and calm day, and a lot of that was down to you. You made sure we kept to schedule, which is hard to do when everyone is asking you to do things all day, and you gave the day a sense of class. You also were so kind and helpful, and easy to talk to, so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you, and hope to see you again.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman"
I'm writing to personally thank you for the important role you played at our wedding on Friday.
You did an amazing job and your efforts and professionalism made the day flow so smoothly and without a serious hitch.
You presented yourself in a professional but approachable and friendly manner which made Helen and I, and the guest feel at ease and very welcomed.
Everyone commented in a very positive vain on your presence and abilities; Helen and I were delighted with your efforts.
Now we've experienced being bride and groom, we realise how important a Toast Master really is; our feet didn't touch the ground all day!
We couldn't have done it all without your help and knowing you were taking charge of important aspects allowed us to relax a lot more than would have been the case otherwise.
My best and kindest regards.
With thanks, Dave."
"The Master of Ceremonies is a very responsible person who ensures that the occasion flows throughout the evening and this you certainly achieved. On behalf of the Southern Region PGA – Thank you".
"I wanted to write to thank you for being our Toastmaster at our wedding.You were quite frankly a God-send, and I am positive that one of the main reasons the day ran like clock-work was down to you and your imput on the day.It was such a relief to know you were on top of everything, and it really helped that all the suppliers and entertainment had a person of authority to turn to. It truly enabled me to relax and enjoy my wedding day. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and dedication, and I will be more than happy to promote you at every opportunity.
With best wishes, Kirsty"
"Me and kev just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help on our special day, You were absolutely brilliant and a joy to have as part of our big day. You were fabulous and a saviour to me when i was having my stressful bride moments with the photo’s and the typical English weather, you organised the glitches and they went unnoticed by the guests. Everyone should have a Chris Poole in their wedding. Your fantastic and once again thank you so much for all your help.
"Just wanted to thank you for such great support on the day, and making our wedding even more special. Our parents were really impressed and really appreciated your approach.
Thank you, Craig and Kiri"
"This is just a note to say thank you ever so much for your services on our wedding day.Everything ran smoothly on the day, and that was mainly down to you.And, thank you for keeping us calm, and for giving us sound advice in times of need.
Kindest regards, Selina and Paul"
"We wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding-we really can't thank you enough. Your professionalism and organisation was key to how well the day went, and made it so much more enjoyable for us as we didn't have to think! You really did make our day so much more special, and we really appreciate all your hard work.
With best wishes, Kerry and Mike"
"Many thanks for all your efforts to make our wedding day perfect. It truly was fantastic and this was largely due to you. We have had so many of our guests say how great you were, including our Best Man, and my sister, who were both full of praise for you.
Thank you so much again. Maria and Paul"
"Just a brief note to thank you for your help with Lucy and Nick's wedding. You brought just the right blend of presence and direction without being overbearing. It was also kind of you to give Nick the benefit of your advice regarding his wedding speech-he really appreciated this and it helped him make a great speech.Lucy and Nick tell us it was the best day of their lives-thank you for your part in it. We would have no hesitation in recommending you if the occasion arises.
Best wishes, Ian and Sandra H"
"We can't begin to thank you enough for all that you did on Saturday to make Katherine and Irving's wedding day so superb. You were quite wonderful in organising all the proceedings and making the day one that was magical for us. You worked tirelessly to ensure that all the various facets of the event went seamlessly from one to another. You made it possible for us both to enjoy the day without worrying about anything at all. We were especially grateful for your help and advice prior to the wedding, and for your calm and reassuring presence on the day. Thank you so much for all you did for us, we are, and always will be extremely grateful.
With our warmest wishes, Marc and Melanie S."
"Dear Mr Thompson,
We had our wedding at your hotel on 21st March, 2009. My husband and I had the most fantastic time of our lives. Our special experience was further enhanced by the excellent service provided by Mrs Emma Roulier, our wedding planner and Mr Chris Poole, our toastmaster.
Mr Poole was amazingly organised and his crowd management skills were unbelievable. He was in constant contact with us during the month before the wedding and tried to cater for our every need. His patience and his expertise made us feel relaxed and supported. In short, a fantastic toastmaster! I am Chinese but I would like to have a Burn’s Night Party just to see him in action again!!
I just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday, we both had an amazing day and you did an amazing job, you were so polite and lovely.
Thank you so much
Michelle and Marcus
"Dear Chris. Thank you so much for the way you provided a calm and reassuring influence over proceedings on Saturday for Philip and Xolani. Down to the detail of, for example, knowing exactly who was who, by name, when we were first introduced. You were kind, patient and professional. I know from what Phil and Xolani said that they feel you contributed hugely to their ability to enjoy their day as much as they indeed did. With best wishes for the future.
Posted on December 14, 2012
by IWM Design