Did you get engaged on Valentines Day?
Valentines Day means cards, flowers and most importantly in many cases “The Popped Question”!
Personally I don’t believe that there should need to be a special day to tell my wife that I love her. However, entering into the spirit of things always goes down well.
But, let us just suppose for a minute that you have been proposed to.
Firstly, congratulations to both of you. To the one who asked, well done as I know from experience it is not always the easiest thing to do and to the one that accepted, well done for saying yes, because it is not an easy decision to make, especially on the spur of the moment.
Secondly, have you any idea what you have let yourself in for? I do not mean this to be alarmist as it is not aimed at your life ahead together. It is aimed at your wedding day(s) which these days is undoubtedly going to be a wonderful affair.
If you like the simple things in life and you just want to run off and get married then, by all means, do it. Keep it simple and have a great time.
However, if it is to be a wondrous celebration of your love for each other that you wish to share with all your family and friends, then plan away and create the most special of occasions. The most important thing is that after you have done all the planning, let someone else do the carrying out for you, otherwise you will not get the chance to enjoy it yourself.
…… and surprise surprise that is where I can come in.
Use a Toastmaster or a professional Master of Ceremonies to make sure that you can relax in the knowledge that someone is doing all the running around and facilitating, allowing you and everybody else to have a great time. Trust me if they need you they will come and get you. The rest of the time you can just enjoy having those fabulous photos taken and chatting with family and friends.
So there you have it. Congratulations and after the arranging of the wedding, married life will seem like a breeze!
James Hasler is a professional event/conference host, moderator and facilitator. He is also a Master of Ceremonies, Charity Auctioneer and Voice of God and is well-known as The Man behind “The Man in the Red Coat”, a Professional Toastmaster. He has facilitated events all over the UK, as well as throughout Europe and the United States and is the 2019 Toastmaster of the Year.
He also coaches public speaking and works with those who wish to gain greater confidence in front of an audience or camera.