While often forgotten about, Toastmasters are an essential part of your wedding day. No matter how large or small your celebration, it still requires careful management. With my award winning service, I am an expert in timing so will ensure your day runs perfectly, leaving you with a smooth and stress-free wedding day.
I make sure your venue is ready, greet your bridal party and guests, arrange the receiving line, organise photographers to ensure you get those all-important pictures, guide your guests to the right places at the right times, provide all your formal announcements such as entrances, speeches, cake cutting ceremony, bouquet toss and first dance etc. If you are looking for a modern day Toastmaster who can make your event unforgettable, then look no further.
When my husband and I started our wedding planning journey a toastmaster was one of our last minute decisions, when searching Hitched Sian was the 1st Toastmaster we looked at, after a few emails back and fourth I knew she was the one for us and i’m so glad we booked her.
We met at our venue to be greeted with a goodie bag (Sian knew we was slightly worse for wear!) We walked round the venue, discussed how we wanted our to run and put a timeline in place.
Sian helped us massively with what we had left to organise and made us feel at ease completely.
We had a follow up call the week of the wedding along with many emails and WhatsApp messages to confirm all details for the big day.
Our wedding ran smooth & on time, this was thanks to you.
Sian has won many awards and that is because she is FANTASTIC!! She is super organised, down to earth, lovely and I am over the moon we booked her to be our Toastmaster.
Thank you so so much,
Love Emma & Matt xxx
We cannot recommend Sian/ Busybrides enough. From the very first contact she was quick to respond to questions.
Once the questions were answered, we had no doubt that we had made the right decision and hired Sian as our Toastmaster.
Then we had our introduction call.. and after 45 mins on the phone. We felt at ease and were looking forward to having Sian on board.
Professional, thorough, friendly and a ‘can do attitude’ is how I would describe the service we received!.
Baring in mind we had hired Sian for her Toastmaster services, you could tell that she is originally a Planner and that definitely shone through.
A couple of months before the wedding day, we met at the reception venue to have a walk round and so Sian could be familiar with the venue before the day. She had her planners head on and asked the venue manager questions we had not even thought of.
Also she challenged a couple of vague answers which the venue manager gave about equipment and something else.
I am sure that 99% of other Toastmasters would not even have thought of some of the things Sian asked about.
Even though we are in South London that was no problem, Sian was on time for both of our meetings and on the day too.
We had some last minute let downs with decorating the venue due to unforeseen circumstances. At our wits end, We asked Sian if she could help us (this was about maximum a week before the wedding) She told us not to worry and was more than willing to help and did a fantastic job.
On the day Sian was great. Greeting guests, organising the gifts, making sure that we were looked after with drinks and general well being plus of course her great Toastmaster skills. Not intrusive and did a great job.
We even gave her a mention of thanks in our speeches.
If you choose BusyBrides then you will be disappointed. They are very competitively priced and the website is transparent so if you are budget conscious you will know what it costs and what you are getting for your money.
Mr&Mrs Horne 16.8.2019
Planning for our big day was a journey we will never forget as it lead to the happiest day of our lives.
Along the way there were so many wonderful people who helped us to navigate the world of wedding planning, and Sian from Busy Brides was most definitely one of those special people.
As the wedding day drew closer we realised that with our large guest list we would need a toastmaster for the day to keep everything running smoothly or, as I said, someone to ‘be on our side’. We found Sian and are so grateful for the quick google search for a ‘modern toastmaster’.
From the first meeting it was clear that we were getting much more than a Toastmaster. Sian has a wealth of knowledge of the wedding business and helped us consider details about the day we didn’t even know we had to think about. Sian also has painstaking attention to detail and made sure that all of our decisions were well documented.
On the wedding day itself we completely switched off from wedding planning mode and just enjoyed our day, but always out the corner of our eyes we could see Sian in action working with the staff from the hotel and making sure all of our guests were where they should be throughout the day.
hank you Sian for making our day so special, we highly recommend your services to any wedding planners!
Amy and Henry xxx
From the first meeting Sian I knew she would be perfect for our day and I had every faith she would make our day run smoothly.
Myself and Sian would speak on the phone and email all the way up to the wedding day. Even on the day she will pick up the phone. We both went to the venue before the big day and seeing Sian even then I knew she would make our day special.
Sian helped tweak the timeline for the day to make sure everything fell into place and guests would not be left standing around waiting. Sian contacted every supplier to take away any stress. On the day co-ordination and Toastmaster service meant the day was run perfect, Sian made sure that no one got a glimpse of me before I walked down the aisle. (Hard at times).
Sian was by far the best she made sure we were looked after by everyone around us. Even if it meant Sian followed us with a plate of food so we ate. Thank you 😊.
Anyone who is organising a wedding would benefit from Sian and we would 100% advise getting into contact.
Thanks so much for all your help Sian!
Rachel and Stojan xxx
Sian took up the role of our Toastmaster very last minute, 11 days before our wedding, when we were unhelpfully let down by a Kent based Toastmaster.
And how lucky were we at this turn of events! It was meant to be! We knew from the first time we met Sian over a good old cuppa we were going to get along just fine. Sian has a relaxed and flexible yet structured and organised approach which suited us perfectly.
Sian was the up-most professional throughout our day, whilst adding a very personal and human touch – the bride’s Grandfather especially loved her! Nothing was too much trouble and we were delighted to have her as an integral part of our day.
If you are looking for an experienced, thoughtful and down to earth Toastmaster, look no further!
When it came to the actual big day you was the glue that made it all work, even when my venue had messed up (more than once!) you made me feel at ease and got it all back on track again! And I will be forever grateful for that.
I can not even put into words how talented you are, I didn’t have any stresses on my big day where things like getting to the venue earlier than us to make sure it was all set up to how we wanted, and getting all the pictures we wanted with the people we needed when we needed them with us and the photographer.
The precise planning and pre-meeting with us at the venue before he big day and the organization that went into planning when everything would happen. Even down to giving me advice on how you think doing things would make it better for us, which never felt overwhelming but like a friend giving advice.
Even though when we met you at the wedding fair, we loved how relaxed you were because you love your job and that’s what makes you even more amazing. And we may of only met you a few times before the wedding but you got to know what we wanted by asking us questions and getting to know us.
Thank you for helping us, and you will always be a friend to our family for how special you made our big day. I have already been telling everyone about you whenever I talk about the wedding, its hard not to really. You are a true 10 star service!
Mr and Mrs Hodges
Hayley & Miguel sent me a lovely card for my testimonial, which read:
Well, how to describe in words how thankful we were for everything you did on 23/9 to ensure our day ran seamlessly.
After all that planning, it was great to know we could just relax and enjoy every second of our wedding day.
We would recommend you to anyone!
Hayley & Miguel
Jill and I just wanted to say thanks so much for all your hard work on our wedding day.
You made the lead up to the day itself so much more manageable. Nothing was too much to ask and you sorted out the unforseen issues for us so quickly and with no worries that it really took the stress out those situations.
We really appreciated how you made yourself available for those little problems that would otherwise could have turned into big issues for us. And on the day itself you made sure it all ran smoothly, and even helped sort out a medical emergency!
You were worth your weight in gold and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone who was embarking on that journey that is sorting out a wedding!
We met Sian at a couple of Wedding fayer’s and although we had our venue booked which had there own Wedding Planner we liked the idea of the Toastmaster aspect to make the day that extra special.
When we spoke in more detail with Sian we realised that with her Wedding Planning knowledge both her and the venue would work well together. We had a planning meeting at the venue and ran through everything we wanted and Sian had some great suggestions and ideas being she was independent of the venue.
Leading up to the day Sian contacted all our suppliers to make sure everything was ready and going to plan. On our Wedding Day Sian arrived early in the morning and helped out making sure everything was going how it should be including checking that everything was set out correctly for the Wedding Breakfast.
Sian looked amazing in her Toastmaster Regalia as she greeted and mingled with our guests. Sian was so attentive all day checking that everything was going as it should. She made sure that both my wife and I had a drink and set some canopies aside whilst we were busy with the photographer so we did not miss out. Then came the Wedding Breakfast and Sian came into her own as the Master of Ceremonies, announcing us into the room and introducing the speeches.
Sian stayed with us until after our First Dance and we would both like to say that Sian looked elegant, was professional, attentive and left nothing to chance and was just fantastic throughout.
Sian you made our day even more special and we have found a friend for life and words are not enough but thank you love Ian & Julie xx
We first met Sian at the Excel centre wedding show, from the moment we met her she was bubbly, friendly and very welcoming.
Sian made first contact with us in a very detailed email explaining all her services again along with everything we had discussed from our first meeting. In the lead up to our wedding I never anticipated how much organising, time management and coordinating skills go into the actual day and I was completely freaking out, I have never planned a birthday party let alone a wedding.
We heard from Sian about a month before are big day and organised a meeting at her house which was around 2 and half hours long. From that moment I knew we had hired the right person from the job.
She sat with me and my husband and went over the day with fine tooth comb even mentioning things I hadn’t heard of even realised would need planning. We left feeling like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders and completely as ease that our wedding was in very experienced and capable hands.
Sian rang around all of our suppliers and organised what time they would be turning up at the venue on the day. On the day of the wedding Sian had our list from the meeting of where everything needed to be, table plans, decorations from the ceremony etc., she even took photos of the finished venue and text them to me so that I could be at ease whilst getting ready.
Throughout the entire day she went above and beyond making sure the whole day rang without a single hiccup.
There are not enough ways for me and my husband to say thank you for everything she did in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day, she exceeded all of our expectations.
Through the whole wedding planning experience, we went to many wedding shows and met many suppliers and without a doubt Sian is one of best she really knows how to connect with not only her brides but the grooms as well.