**MODERN & NON-STUFFY TOASTMASTER - FREE 4K VIDEO CONTENT - FREE ENTERTAINMENT - OVER 230 HAPPY CLIENTS - COMEDY, EVENT MANAGEMENT & ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE - ENDORSED BY DEBORAH MEADEN, LORD COE & GABBY LOGAN**
Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life. It will take a lot of time and money to organise and (hopefully) you’ll only every have one of them, so it’s important to get it right. However no matter how much you prepare for your big day things which you didn’t expect can go wrong.
The manager of your venue could be having a bad day and let everything overrun.
Your DJ or photographer may get stuck in traffic or a Wedding Toastmaster/Master of Ceremonies that you’ve hired could completely misjudge the style of your wedding and create an uncomfortable vibe for you and your guests.
I will make sure you have the wedding that you want. I’ll have a detailed consultation with you beforehand to get completely clear on how you want things to run, my varied experience which spans event management and business means I can run things behind the scene and deal with any emergencies if and when they arise.
Most importantly I’ll customise my Wedding Toastmaster/Master of Ceremonies style depending on what would best suit you and your wedding, from straight/traditional through to fun/quirky. My main aim with every client is always making sure they get exactly what they’re looking for while avoiding any unwanted surprises.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What areas do you cover?
I’m based in the UK and I’ve been as far west as LA and as far East as Croatia. I’m happy to cover any event regardless of its location.
What styles can you do?
I can present in a straight and intentional tone, on the flip side I can present in a light hearted, comedic and fun tone. My starting point is always looking at what my clients want and what they don’t want, so I can ensure that I exceed my client’s expectations.Click on the following link for further info https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/toastmaster-styles-traditional-fun/
Do you have a back-up plan if you can't make it on the day?
I’ve never had to cancel event due to being unable to make it. I keep myself in good health and I leave very early for every event. However I do have a back-up plan in case of a severe emergency, which involves contacting other event compères who can cater for last minute bookings.
Do you issue a service contract to protect my terms?
Yes. Before you pay a deposit I’ll issue you with a full service contract through my production company.
How much do you charge?
I price every event individually, as no two events are the same. Please get in touch by clicking here and I’ll be happy to send you a quotation through.
What's your experience as a Toastmaster?
I’ve covered 250+ weddings as a Professional Toastmaster. I’ve covered small, low budget weddings from 30 guests to 2000 guests, ranging from traditional weddings through to quirky left-field weddings. Regardless of the size or style my approach is always the same. Aim to exceed my client’s expectations by taking the time to fully understand what my clients would like from me on the day.Click on the following link for more info on my experience https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/professional-toastmaster-experience/
What's your experience as an on-the-day events/wedding organiser?
In 2006 I started an events management business, which I ran for four years until I sold it in 2010. Within the business I hired out DJs, bands, singers and managed several weddings as well as corporate events. My event management experience allows me to give full preparation and on-the-day support to my clients, ensuring that their special day runs smoothly.Ahead of an event I’ll touch base with all of the suppliers attending and venue, making sure that everyone is clear on how the day is meant to unfold. If there’s anything that a supplier is unclear on I take it upon myself to make sure they get the information that they need. On the day I make sure that every supplier does what they say they’re going to do, by when they say they’re going to do it. I also offer guest support, from calming last minute nerves before giving a speech through to ordering a cab.Click on the following link for more info on my experience https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/professional-toastmaster-experience/
What's your experience as a comedian?
I’ve been writing comedy off and on for six years and through my production company I’m currently developing a few comedy program ideas. In 2016 I had meetings with Channel 5, BBC, ITV and I was offered an online series plus a TV pilot with Comedy Central UK.On request I’m happy to draw upon my comedy experience to write well-structured gags for use in my business presentation and compère work. The tone of comedy can be tricky to judge for any event, which is always why I run through a set of questions with my clients to get clear on what type of comedy they’re looking for.Click on the following link for more info on my experience https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/professional-toastmaster-experience/.
What's your experience as an events host?
A corporate events host and a Professional Toastmaster, although similar, are two different skill sets. Corporate events/functions often give you little time to prepare and each event normally requires a compère to take on a few different styles. You need to bring intentionally to make sure that you stick to the client’s timeline, while at the same time you need to be engaging to hold the audience’s attention.By drawing on my event host experience I’m able to deal with any situation which arises, adapting my style depending on what’s happening at the event.
What other services do you offer?
Through my production company Seriously Funny Productions (www.seriously-funny.com) I can offer full video production services for your event.
What will your duties be before my wedding?
Here's my list of key duties before your wedding. 1. I’ll go through a detailed consultation with you to get exactly clear on what you’re looking for on the day.2. I’ll touch base with the venue, the photographer/videographer, the events manager, the DJ/band and anyone else involved before the event to introduce myself and to make myself available for any further support.3. I’ll create a detailed time table of the day, which once you’ve approved will be sent to everyone involved in your event.
What will you do when you're at my wedding?
Here's my list of duties while I'm at your wedding. 1. I make sure that everything is ready at the venue before the guests arrive and then greet the Bride and Groom on their arrival. 2. I help the photographer and videographer to get the groups of people family members together so that the best photographs and videos are taken.3. I’ll call guests for reception and dinner and will make any other announcements as requested (cutting of the cake, first dance, welcome any evening guest)4. I’ll announce the Bride, Groom and family members as they enter the room, escorting them to their table or the dance floor5. I’ll introduce speeches, toasts and if required grace, making sure that everyone speaking is clear to give their speech6. I’ll use my previous event company experience to make sure that everything runs to time and dealing with anything that might happen occur behind the scenes on the day
Do you have a website?
Yes I do, please log onto the following link to go to my Toastmaster subsite.https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/wedding-toastmaster-master-of-ceremonies/
Will you entertain my guests?
Yes. If your schedule runs ahead of time due to short speeches or quick eaters then you may be presented with long gaps in your schedule where nothing is planned to take place. You might also have guests who haven’t met each other before and an icebreaker of some sort is desperately needed. I can help.At your request I’m more than happy to entertain wedding guests by playing a game. Games can not only entertain your guests but they can bring people together through team work and laughter. I’m happy to play a traditional game such as a quiz, something more risky such as Russian Egg Roulette or I’m happy to create a whole new game depending on what you’d like to achieve.I can also offer complete entertainment packages through my game show site https://www.gameshowhire.co.uk/
If anything goes wrong on my wedding day do you have the experience to deal with it?
Yes. My business and event management experience has taught me to think on my feet and that anything situation can be resolved with quick, decisive action and with out of the box thinking. Please go to the following link for further info. http://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/unofficial-wedding-insurance-policy/
Do you have any more testimonials I can look at?
For sure, please go to the following page https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/testimonials/
Do you provide free video content?
Yes I do. With most weddings there are periods of time when I have nothing to do (mostly between the ceremony and the speeches). To make myself useful I'm happy to provide you with unedited video coverage, which can include a video guest book of your guests. Please follow the link below for more info. https://www.bestmasterofceremonies.co.uk/free-wedding-videography/
Reviews for The Modern & Non-Stuffy Toastmaster - Kevin Durham
Recommended by 100% of couples
I cant praise you highly enough!
Thanks Kevin for a great day today, you’ve really helped us out. I cant praise you highly enough for everything that you’ve done for us. If anyone wants to book you send them my way I’ll give them a top recommendation. Thanks for all your help mate!Sent on 25/04/2019
Thank you SO much
Thank you SO much for Saturday, graeme and I were really pleased with the way you handled everything and everyone.Sent on 25/04/2019
The guests loved you!
He’s been brilliant today; very clear in what he does; very helpful; gets the crowd going; he’s excellent. Thank you for all your help Kevin, you were fantastic and the guests loved you. Brilliant, thank you!Sent on 25/04/2019