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Pay as You Go Wedding Planning in Devon

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Pay By The Hour Wedding Planning

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Pay as You Go Wedding Planning

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01. Wedding planning by the hour

Pay as You Go wedding planning can be a great way to get that extra help planning your wedding day when you really need it.

All weddings, big or small, need perfect planning. Sometimes thinking outside of the box to obtain your personal stamp on the day, takes attention to detail, time and experience.  

As a professional Wedding Day Planner based in Devon & Somerset, I help couples across the South West and beyond have their perfect day.

I start by finding out how much help you need and can step in at any point to help you have 'your day your way', with as little stress as possible!

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02. Wedding & EVENT PLANNING

If you have planned some areas and now want to hand over to an expert I offer independent wedding planning services on a pay by the hour basis. I am based in Somerset but cover the UK and can also help plan destination type weddings and events.

I can help you find suppliers (for all budgets), and as I do not accept commission from suppliers, you know I will recommend for all the right reasons.  

Alternatively if you'd prefer to hand it all over at the point of your engagement, then my full planning will suit you.

Or if you simply want help on the day my wedding day coordinator services is ideal for your wedding management needs.

03.ON DEMAND SUPPORT

As a flexible professional Wedding Planning specialist and organiser, I offer 'pay by the hour' planning services. Think of this as a ‘power hour’ with an experienced Independent Wedding Day Planner!

Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding, tipi or marquee style wedding, festival wedding or just need some ad-hoc guidance. Think of me as your fairy godmother to help, fix, solve, style or manage your day. Whatever you need I will do for you.

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04. WEDDING PLANNING MEETING

If you are interested in my pay as you go wedding planner service in Devon why not book a virtual wedding planning meeting with me.

I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute consultation, so I can create a service that's right for you.

So let's chat so I can get a picture of what you want and need to bring your special day to life.

Could we be the perfect fit?

Our UK wedding planner service offers a free no obligation 30 minute consultation.

Wedding day services

Pay as you go wedding planning options

Wedding Day Planning - Professional Advice by the Hour

Ideal for those wanting partial planning, or ad-hoc services as pay as you go option for weddings across the South West and beyond.

Depending on your needs, can include some or all of the following elements: -

  • Initial consultation to identify what tasks or areas you need support with
  • Assistance with as just a little or a lot of tasks (as example invitation guest lists, detailed timelines, party planning, rehearsals and advice, creation of personal planning schedule, support with admin tasks, liaison with suppliers and so on)

Additional Services available: full planning or on the day wedding management

£140 per 2 hour block booking (£75 per hour)

What would you like to know?

Help and
Faqs

What style of wedding do you plan?

My role is creating your vision into reality, whatever your style. I can make suggestions. My personal view is that weddings should represent you as individuals, and as a couple.   

Do you have preferred suppliers?

I have a range of gorgeous contacts, however, if you prefer to source any supplier, that’s of course fine. It's about the right fit for you. I do not accept commission from any supplier so if I recommend a supplier, its for all the right reasons!

Can you be our Celebrant and Wedding Planner?

Absolutely yes! All of my services are stand alone, or you can book one or more of our services.

What areas do you cover?

I specialise in West Country marriage proposals but also work across the UK.

How do you calculate your fees?

Its dependent upon guest numbers, location, whether at venue or outdoor space where we literally ‘build’ the venue.

Do you charge for travel and accommodation?

This will depend upon the package and location, but this can be discussed at the beginning of our working relationship.

Are you qualified?

Wedding planning qualifications are not recognised by an official body in the UK, but we have trained in this area.

Will you take over decisions and our day?

No this is your day.

What if something doesn’t go to plan?

We work 110% to ensure everything is smooth and seamless. Unfortunately, we cannot absolutely guarantee that nothing will ever go wrong. Should this happen, we are solution focused to deal with any unforeseen circumstance.

Are you insured?

Yes I am a reputable business, fully insured with public liability insurance.

What is the difference between Celebrant, Wedding Planner and Master of Ceremonies?

As a Celebrant, I write and conduct any ceremony personalised to clients’ needs.  

As a Wedding Planner I plan, design, obtain suppliers etc and co-ordinate your wedding day or event from when you wish me to start - that can be from the beginning, half way through your planning journey or booked for on the day only to coordinate everything.

As a Master of Ceremonies (or Toastmaster), I provide compere event host duties at a wedding, or reception, or other event ensuring everything goes to plan and timing, whilst ensuring everyone has a good time, knows what coming up, making announcements, so there is a smooth flow.    

Clients are free to book 1 of my services or more.

What Areas Do You Cover For Wedding Planning?

As a Wedding Planner, I am usually booked in the South West, but I can work across the UK

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How my clients feel about me

We just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, it was such a lovely ceremony and we all thought you made the day. Thank you so much, With kind regards

Peter & Sophie, Bride & Groom - Taunton Somerset Wedding December

We just wanted to thank you again for yesterday, it was such a lovely ceremony and we all thought you made the day. Thank you so much, With kind regards

Peter & Sophie, Bride & Groom - Taunton Somerset Wedding December

Amanda is the most lovely celebrant & we couldn't be more happier that we had chosen her to be a part of our big wedding day which was in October 2021 :) With just days away from our big day, Amanda worked hard in order to prioritise getting our wedding script written up for our ceremony in 1 week which she did & did it perfectly & we are so grateful for all that she has done for us :) She made me & my partner feel very comfortable on the day, we had lots of banter & felt that she captured our love story perfectly & we loved all the other elements which were used in our ceremony from the lighting of candles to remember loved ones & the mixing of unity sand. All of the family & guests commented on how lovely & professional Amanda is & she truly was like one of our family. Me & my partner would just like to say that we would highly recommend Amanda for her services as she is a wonderful celebrant & lovely person all round & can guarantee that you will treasure some great memories. Thank you again Amanda xx

Shalima & Sukru, Bride & Groom from Dorset - Bournemouth Wedding October

We booked Amanda-Louise to be our celebrant and what an amazing day it was! Amanda’s communication is second to none and I never felt as though I had to chase for any responses or updates, which made the experience stress free. On the day of our wedding, Amanda greeted me before I went into the ceremony room and assured me everything from the layout to the guests arrival had gone to plan and we were ready to start the ceremony. We wanted to include traditions from mine and my partners heritage (British and Greek) and Amanda captured the balance perfectly. My partners family were amazed to see Greek traditions included in our ceremony, which gave it that special touch. The ceremony (completely written by Amanda) was so personal and was everything we could have hoped for. Amanda was absolutely brilliant and went above and beyond for me and Zakk. Amanda does a variety of ceremonies, so we will definitely be booking her in the future. Thank you so much for making our day simply perfect.

Chelsea & Zakk, Bride & Groom from Greece & UK - Wedding in Somerset August

Thank you very much for sending and emailing the funeral service script. You have been so helpful during this whole process and I would recommend you and your services to everyone. Take care. Kind regards

Lynn Mann - Funeral Celebrant Services - September

Bespoke ceremony our guests loved - Amanda-Louise did a great job of working with us to learn our stories and what we wanted from the ceremony and incorporate them into a personal script. She worked with us right up until the day before the wedding making last minute tweaks and adjustments. Our guests called out how unique the ceremony was, and appreciated the good humor she injected.

Kaitlyn & Theo, Bride & Groom from USA - Wedding July in Devon

I just wanted to thank you for sending through your ceremony script for dad's funeral. It was presented so beautifully and the personal letters to us all was a really thoughtful touch. I know mom is great full too, and she thought you did a wonderful job of presenting the ceremony and celebrating dad's remarkable life. He truly was one of lifes funny and happy people. In addition your support and gentle manner on the day of dad's funeral hasn't gone unnoticed either. Thank you for introducing yourself to my son Louie, and offering him some reassuring words as well as noticing the scarf he was wearing for his grandad. Warm regards,

Donna Webber - Funeral Celebrant Services - September

I was a photographer at a beautifully led wedding ceremony by Amanda in Dorset back in October. She was an absolute pleasure to work with, making it very easy for me to get the images I needed to make sure my clients were very happy! Amanda allowed me to get in close to get those intimate shots and unique angles. She also gave me a very good briefing as I was hired at last minute and it was far from a traditional wedding ceremony! I would highly recommend Amanda as a wedding celebrant if you are looking for someone professional, caring and will make your ceremony very rememberable :)

Ben Braybrooke Photographer - Review of Amanda-Louise Knight Wedding Celebrant Services - Bournemouth October

The wedding vows really got to us, very well written and they revealed to me how important they both are to each other – Chris & Emily. The wedding ceremony was so special, it was so nice to have both your heritages incorporated - Steve & Nicky WOW, Amanda-Louise the speeches & the emotions – such a beautiful and memorable wedding service - Natasha. Loved the speeches, brought tears to our eyes. Seeing the knots being tied and the honey and walnut ritual was great to see. Such a wonderful ceremony - the Skinner Family. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and personal. I loved the tying of the knot and how all the family was involved - Lisa Mason & Phil Nutman

Wedding Guests – Somerset Wedding August {Celebrant and Toastmaster )

Oh, my goodness that service was so them, it was beautiful - Linda Woollaston (mother of the groom). It was a beautiful day and ceremony, Mollie looked stunning as always too - Becci Roseff, Chief Bridesmaid. Such a beautiful ceremony - Julia Pope. What an amazing wedding - Janee Irwin-Davies

Wedding Guests – Cotswolds Wedding July {Wedding Celebrant and Evening Toastmaster}

Thank you for your pack with Dad's service details. It was presented brilliantly and was great to read over. Thank you again for your touch on things. Unfortunately you (as a Professional Funeral Celebrant) are someone I hope not to see again in the near future but if I do, I know the ceremony is in the best of hands x

Dean - Funeral Celebrant Services - September

Amanda was the perfect celebrant. She managed to write our ceremony after just couple conversations & a questionnaire. She accommodated all our requests & guided us when we were unsure. We felt she captured our story, our personalities & our love of each other perfectly with lots light-hearted humour and just enough romance for us. On the day Amanda was warm & helpful She made us both feel comfortable, and she fitted in as part of the family.

Mollie and Matt, Bride & Groom from Somerset (Owners of Quantock Marquees & Country Bumpkins Caterers) - Cotswolds Wedding July {Wedding Celebrant & Evening Toastmaster}

I wanted to say how lovely the service was. I loved what you said, and it was just right for Dad. You were so professional, considerate, and caring and both me and Mum felt looked after by yourself and by the Funeral Directors Friendship & Sons.

Heather - Funeral Celebrant Services - July

The wedding ceremony was beautiful and personal. I loved the tying of the knot and how all the family was involved.

Lisa & Phil

Loved the speeches, brought tears to our eyes. Seeing the knots being tied and the honey and walnut ritual was great to see. Such a wonderful ceremony

The Skinner Family

Wow, Amanda-Louise the speeches & the emotions – such a beautiful and memorable wedding service

Natasha

The wedding ceremony (of Chelsea & Zakk) was so special, it was so nice to have both your heritages incorporated.

Steve & Nicky

Your vows really got to us. Very well written and they revealed to me how important you both are to each other.

Chris & Emily

It was a pleasure to work alongside Amanda-Louise on a recent wedding. She was very well organised, calm and professional throughout. Thank you!!

Tom Elleray Professional Equipment Wedding Supplier - July

At a time when as a family we were in the depths of sorrow at our loss Amanda - Louise arrived. It was as if the weight of trying to make sure that my husbands life was remembered and honoured was completely understood by Amanda and we all relaxed. Our memories were brought to life in the service and I found it such a comfort. We all felt totally safe opening our hearts to her and were so impressed in the skills she has and empathy she has to understand how we all felt.

Claire Woodland - Funeral Celebrant Services - April

Amanda is a loyal, empathetic and conscientious person. She gives 100% to any task assigned to her, and will execute each task with professionalism and dedication.

Lesley Scott - Review of Event Planner Services

An enthusiastic and vibrant person who will bring laughter to any celebration

Staff Sgt Lisa Leighton - Review Event Planner Services

I have had the great pleasure of working with Amanda-Louise on several occasions and she is such a fun, charismatic Celebrant that would enhance any celebration, be it happy or sad. She’s a delight to work with and beautifully creative. Using her great life skills and experience, she relishes in crafting a fabulous ceremony that will be so personal to you, whether you’re looking for serious or fun, you won’t be disappointed.

Tracey Schoales Midlands Celebrant Review of Amanda-Louise Knight West Country Wedding Celebrant

A friend recommended Amanda-Louise to be the celebrant at my mother’s funeral. Like most people in my position I found the prospect of organising not only a funeral but my own mother’s funeral during Covid19 times. But Amanda-Louise was absolutely amazing. She was so caring, compassionate, understanding and most of all friendly. She listened intently to the type of funeral service we required (I didn’t know there were so many options), made notes, asked questions to get to know not only us but my mother too – consequently offered suggestions. The result was amazing if you could say a funeral was perfect – this was genuinely it. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to Amanda – Louise’s professional and compassionate approach to a very emotional event. Whatever the event if I could employ Amanda-Louise again I would have no hesitation whatsoever.

Julie Parker - Funeral Celebrant Services - August

I have now directed three funeral ceremonies with Amanda-Louise, who has a gift for personalising a ceremony with such enthusiasm, compassion and grace, always with fine attention to detail

Mark Kingston-James, Minehead, Somerset Hedley Price Funeral Director Review of Amanda-Louise Knight Funeral Celebrant Services

I cannot praise Amanda enough. Clearly professional in her role she brought direction and comfort in equal measure, and yes, some humour to a very special Celebration of Life. A separate session with the young children attending gave them a role in the proceedings and an understanding of the meaning of the meeting. I recommend her services for any celebration, happy or sad.

Dudley Price - Funeral Celebrant Services - October

Beautiful service for my late husband John. Amanda did him proud, she took the service with feeling and respect. Thank you Amanda.‍

Pippa Buckner - Funeral Celebrant Services - November

Amanda had the difficult job of creating a beautiful ceremony that brought together many different parts of our lost loved ones life. She rung up and spoke to each sibling to get stories and details needed for the ceremony. I never felt more at ease knowing she was the celebrant for the funeral. What she came up with was beautiful and she treated my dad with the upmost respect and honour. She made a bad day manageable and it was simply beautiful.


Hollie Coles - Funeral Celebrant Services - January

Amanda-Louise was from the outset very friendly, caring and thoughtful. Such a good service provided to us in our time of grief and the service was more than we than we could have expected. I feel like I have know her for years and that if I ever need to talk she will be there for me.

Lesley Willsher - Funeral Celebrant Services - February

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