Prompts for Wedding Toastmaster
As opposed to the jokers and animators of the past, which were chosen among friends and relatives, wedding toastmasters have nowadays become an occupation and good professional qualities are highly required. Wedding toastmaster should follow several simple but very important rules which would ensure success of the wedding party. First of all, it is very important for a toastmaster to be natural and control the evening, at the same time remaining not very unduly familiar. Secondly, tact is one of the key qualities of wedding toastmaster. Besides natural predisposition a toastmaster should learn all names and relationships between the relatives, friends and other guests; he/she should take into account all nuances which may be embarrassing. Thirdly, the closest relationships – bride’s and groom’s families should be considered. Are there own parents, or there will be two “mothers” of the groom present at wedding. These points may be very complex and confusing, but they should be thoroughly though-out in advance. For instance, if stepmother has been living with the groom’s family since his five years, i.e. she has literally raised him, it is possible to omit the information about his own mother if she is not present at wedding. All related feelings are too personal to be involved into the festive mood of guests. On the contrary, if both own mother and step-mother are present, the toastmaster can make common toast for parents who gave birth and raised, without differentiating the actual roles of parents in the process of upbringing. This is life, and the greatest quality of the toastmaster consists not only in entertaining the guests but also in avoiding the embarrassing pitfalls of family relationships. Another essential point is that the toastmaster should take into account the needs of all guests present: either young or senior. Another key quality of the toastmaster is the inspiration. The toastmaster should be inspired by the love of the young people and should demonstrate that this is the most beautiful couple one has ever seen.