Funny, emotional, tactful and very cool – this is the description we would give to the wedding host Fedor Pererve. Fyodor told us how to choose a worthwhile presenter (and how he should be), what to discuss with the young people before the wedding and shared ideas that we would not have thought of ourselves.
What is your leading role in how your wedding style differs from that of your competitors?
“Fun and emotional, energetic and soulful, unobtrusive and tactful” is the way my bride and their mothers describe my conduct. It’s hard to say for sure how my style differs from my colleagues, probably, by strong positive energy and careful preparation together with the young people.
A good wedding presenter, what’s he like?
It is important for the presenter not to be a theater of one actor, but to become a part of the wedding: at the right moment to support someone, to cheer someone up, to let someone participate not verbally, but emotionally. There’s no one rule for all weddings.
A good presenter is more of a best man, a friend of the young. We are friends with most of our customers and keep in touch after the wedding. For example, I recently spent my dad’s anniversary with a fiancé six months after the guys got married.
How long does it take for the bride and groom to meet with the presenter, what issues should be resolved?
Optimally 6-8 months before the wedding, after signing the contract with the site. Although, if you doubt your choice of location, the presenter will also tell you about the tested locations. After signing the documents, I send the young people questionnaires, which are important to fill in in in as much detail as possible: the more I know about the guests, the more interesting the wedding dinner will be! For example, a good performance by Grandma:
“Meet a man who plays rugby, makes strawberry jam with his fiancé and tells him a terrible fairy tale – the groom’s grandmother!”
I always say: these are the nuances that make up a successful holiday with a good aftertaste.
How to choose a wedding presenter?
First we look at the portfolio you found yourself or the presenter sent us. After watching 1-2 commercials, you’ll see if there’s a chance of “chemistry” in person.
Then we meet in person and evaluate:
- The manner of speaking, the courtesy. Can you “hold” the audience?
- Interested in how you see the day or trying to impose your vision of the holiday?
- How charming and dispositive he is. Do you like this man and his company?
- How does his vision of the event match yours?
- Clarify what ideas the presenter is willing to offer as alternatives to traditional wedding aspects. These traditional moments: check-in, meeting of young people, giving presents, toasts, bouquet of the bride, throwing garter/butonniere, “drawing of the 1st piece of cake” and so on. Before the meeting it is advisable to identify the key moments of the holiday, to understand how you see them and what you want to emphasize.
What was the most memorable wedding you’ve ever had?
I remember all of the 117 weddings, each with something unique. At one celebration the guests arranged a cool flash mob, on the other instead of a DJ a rock band was responsible for the music. Saw a cake hanging from the ceiling and a bride throwing a bouquet from the balcony to her friends. Every couple had their own ideas!
Speaking of ideas, would you like to share three favorites with our readers?
- Have your friends write your vows to register. The bridesmaids are writing an oath to the groom and the groom’s friends are writing an oath to the bride. The resulting vows will be read out at the registration after or instead of their own.
- “Letter to the Future: The letters with the wishes of the guests are sent to the preset e-mail address (young people give me the e-mail address in advance) at the preset time. During the evening there is an open laptop on the table, guests enter their wishes and choose the date on which they want to send the e-mail. The young people will receive these words on the day the guest plans.
- The idea for the guests is to give a gift of wine by writing on the bottle “occasion of discovery”: the first night, 1000 and one night of family life, the wedding journey, the birth of the baby.
Three tips for brides and grooms
- Carefully count the budget.
- Get some sleep before the wedding.
- Remember that a wedding is your day, make it what you want it to be!
And as my grandfather used to say, “You only need to hurry to catch fleas!”
3 tips for novice presenters
- Lead as much as possible, giving 200% of the 100 possible at each event.
- Constantly expand professional and personal horizons.
- Creating a dream wedding for newlyweds, expanding the boundaries of the familiar.