I have many years' experience with Asian weddings of various sizes from 350 to 1200 guests. I enjoy experiencing the different cultures and this year I am the proud winner of the Asian Wedding Experience Toastmaster of the Year Award.
At Hindu weddings I will assist with the welcoming of the Baraat by the Bride’s family. This could include the Milni and, of course, any of the ‘customs’ that have been discussed. After the ceremony, I will help the photographers by introducing the families for the photo shoot (if required).
I will announce any refreshments during the day and again announce the entrance of the Bride and Groom, announce any speeches and of course, the cutting of the cake, the first dance and the start of the party! Depending on the ceremony and the family’s wishes, I will also assist with organising the Vidai.
For Muslim weddings, either Nikkah or the Walima, I will assist in welcoming your guests and then help to get them seated before announcing the important entrance of the Bride and Groom – either together or individually, depending on the ceremony and the family’s wishes.
After the ceremony, I will assist with the family photographs, helping the photographers by organising the families for the photo shoot. I will also organise the cake cutting ceremony and any other ‘ceremonies’ as requested by the families. Where appropriate, I assist in the departure from the Hall of the Bride or the Bride and Groom at the end of the wedding.