The Toastmasters prime duty is to ensure that your reception and wedding breakfast proceed smoothly, correctly and efficiently according to your wishes. To do this he must have been professionally trained and has the expertise to organise and control with dignity and style.
He will, of course have made contact with you and/or your parents and with the venue well in advance and will have recorded al the necessary information. His individual duties are many and include:- meeting you on arrival at the venue, having first completed a thorough check of the arrangements, looking after your guests, arranging and effecting the line-up, liasing with the photographer, announcing the wedding breakfast, saying grace or announcing someone of your choice to say it, organis the ceremony of cutting the cake, the sequence of speaches and the presents/bouquets.
Other duties occur on the day and the good Toastmaster is prepared to innovate and act as circumstances warrant. It is very important that you choose your professional with care by asking about his training and his connections with any of the recognised professional Toastmaster bodies. Again, a professional will not mind you asking these questions. If your Toastmaster is not a professional, however much you pay is too much whereas the good Toastmaster you may meet as a stranger before your special day gives such valuable service that he leaves as a friend.