Pay By the Hour Wedding Organiser Based in Somerset
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DELEGATE TASKS TO A WEDDING PROFESSIONAL
TAKING CARE OF THE DETAILS
Delegating those time consuming tasks, such as admin or endless web searching, can be a stress reliever giving you time back in your busy life, using a professional wedding planner help with a particular task(s).
That's where Amanda-Louise and her team come in, and the Pay as You Plan Package proves helpful to clients.
We can help you to get started, such as wedding venue visits, design ideas, venue and supplier searches, expenditure advice for getting the most from your budget and so on.
Planning a wedding on your own can be isolating and overwhelming.
Friends and family want to give you advice, its how they had their day, but it may not be how you want yours.
There are no rule books when it comes to weddings, so its important to get it right that its authentic to you.
We offer professional independent advice and support. We understand your challenges, and have a wealth of experience in this industry.
Our confidential advice has proven to be immensely helpful to those who are seeking a day that is kind to everyone's needs.
This pay as you go approach does exactly what its designed to do. Bite size professional time that you use as you wish, and it starts with saying hello to Amanda-Louise....
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What would you like to know?
What style of wedding do you plan?
Our role is creating your vision into reality, whatever your style. Our personal view is that weddings should represent you as individuals, and as a couple. We want you to enjoy your wedding day and have the best day of your lives! Amanda-Louise and her team's mission is to create that day for you, so that you can relax, be yourselves and have fun. We have worked on weddings that are formal, to those laid back with party vibe.
Do you have preferred suppliers?
Amanda-Louise has been working in this industry for many years now and has built up great relationships with other suppliers. She doesnt accept commission from any venue or supplier, so you know that when she recommends, it is for the right reasons!
If however you prefer to source your own supplier, thats absolutely fine and welcomes the opportunity of working in sync with them.
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.
Are you qualified?
We are qualified Celebrants having undergone large financial investment with training with a recognised training provider (ICPC) and are associated with other training providers for continual development. We have also invested in other areas such as creative writing, presentation skills and public speaking. And with experience having officiated a large quantity of services, all different, enables our creativity to flourish and our own resources to grow. Amanda-Louise now supports other celebrants to gain knowledge.
Whilst there isnt any wedding planner qualifications by an official body in the UK, but we have trained in this area and very experienced.
For our Somerset Wedding Day Dog chaperone service, the team are experienced with dogs of all sizes and behaviours, undergone pet training and first aid.
As an Event Compere, MC or Toastmaster. Amanda-Louise was trained by the BBC and been a public speaker for over 30 years accustomed from small to large audiences over thousand.
Will you take over decisions and our day?
No this is your day, and we work with you closely to fully understand your vision.
As a reputable professional and experienced wedding and event specialists, should we need to make decisions on the day, we will consult with you and if thats not a possibility, then of course we will make the right decisions to ensure everything goes smoothly!
What do you wear?
In our business, we encourage all our team members to be authentic and comfortable. During your wedding day, we will be dressed in smart casual attire, and of course, we are happy to talk to you about this if you wish ie if you have preferred colours or restrictions on clothing items for example.
Our team from our Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service, they wear our branded navy polo shirts and often found in jeans as more fitting working with your furry babies; however if you want us to wear trousers then just let us know!
Have you any videos of weddings, proposals or events?
Can We Meet You Before We Book You?
We are available for you to book a 1:1 online zoom call with us, its free and no obligation to book us after that if you decide we are not your perfect match.
If We Need To Cancel Our Event With You, Will We Get Our Booking Fee Back?
The booking fee covers any administration and guarantees the date for you. When you pay the booking fee you can cancel within 14 days and the booking fee will be returned to you (less any works we have already started on your behalf). After 14 days the booking fee is non refundable.
Please refer to our terms and conditions (found in our 'Policies' page located under our main navigation bar 'Who Are We' or, we now send this document out with our booking form to all our clients who want to book with us so you will have it to hand.
If for any reason you wish to cancel us, please let us know at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
Can You Hold The Date For Us?
Dates are held on a first come first served basis, and some popular dates can get booked up well in advance. We always recommend to book us asap even if it seems such a long way off as it secure the date.
Our updated procedure is once clients have returned their signed booking form and paid their booking fee, we email confirming the date is still available and secured with us.
Are there any hidden costs?
No. When we provide you with our quotation, it will include any travel or accommodation costs if applicable. However if our clients want to add on any extra services we supply after they have booked with us, that's fine, as we simply confirm this in writing and update our invoice payment schedule.
Whats Your Process?
These can be found in our terms and conditions (found on our page 'Policies' under 'Who Are We' on the top navigation bar.)
In brief :-
It starts with saying hello booking a 30 minute non obligation free consultation chat with us to discover if we are a perfect match.
We will send you our scope with quotation for you to consider. For our dog chaperone service, you can gain a quotation by using our online form.
If you happy with our quotation, you let us know.
We then send you our terms and conditions document, booking form and invoice for our booking fee.
You read the terms and conditions and if you are happy with those, you complete the booking form and sign it and return that to us. This now becomes your contract in agreement of the terms and conditions. You pay the booking fee.
Then once we have your completed signed booking form and your booking fee received, we email you back to confirm that your booking is secure in our diary, and the contract is "live".
Do You Have Terms & Conditions And Policies & Procedures?
Yes we do, these are found in our Page Called 'Policies' found in the navigation bar 'Who Are We' - these will show our policies and our terms and conditions of booking
Do you provide a Wedding Order of Service Booklet?
Yes we can do this. We work with you where we professionally design and print orders of service. Just Amanda-Louise for more information.
Can we hire from you a Wedding Ceremony Arch?
Yes you can, subject to availability. We have white oval shaped arches (although we can source circular ones too) and these have been professionally decorated in quality faux flowers. Click here for our dedicated page on items that are available to hire from us
Can you help me decorate my wedding aisle?
Yes we can!
We hire lanterns to decorate your wedding ceremony area, and can provide faux or fresh petals
And we also hire our white wedding arches which have been professionally styled with quality faux flowers.
Ask Amanda-Louise for more details
Who will arrange the seating for our wedding ceremony?
We are happy to support you with this.
Let us know the names of those who wish to have reserved seating for (and we can guide you with the etiquette of who sits where if you need assistance)
Consider if the wedding party wants to sit down during the service, including the couple.
Can Celebrants Perform legal Ceremonies?
Currently the UK Law states that Independent Celebrants cannot yet perform legally binding ceremonies. This means if the couple want to be legally married, they complete the functional aspect of the legal requirement or civil partnership formalities at a Registry Office by simply booking a 2+2 basic ceremony costing about £57 taking 2 witnesses with them. This takes about 10 minutes in time, and you do not have to say vows, but the Registrar will need to say a few legal words. The Registry Office typically runs these types of legal services during one day of the week which you book in advance your slot. Thats it, the legal part is done, leaving you to have your wedding ceremony separately with a Celebrant of your choice who will provide you with a personal ceremony of your choice.
Alternatively you could arrange for the Registrar to come out to your wedding venue (provided it is licensed as the Law currently stands) and they conduct the legal paperwork, then the Celebrant takes over. But this is not as cost effective option.
NB - Currently the Government are considering updating the Marriage Law Act, so legislation may change in the future. Hopefully they will look how other countries successfully have Celebrants performing the legal aspects, without having to separate the process.
How far does Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events travel?
We are based in the heart of Somerset. Typically our clients book us for their weddings and events in Somerset, Devon, Bristol or North Somerset, Cotswolds and Dorset, but we can travel further.
For our Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service, we tend to support clients in Somerset and Devon areas.
Naturally we have to charge for our mileage but we keep to the government recommended rate of 45p per mile.
What happens if I need to cancel or change the date of my event once booked?
Our terms and conditions show how we calculate our fees should anyone wish to cancel our services after 14 days of booking. This is calculated on a time basis as well as the work we have already carried out plus loss of earnings, so its important to let us know as soon as possible. This information can be found in our 'Policies' page under 'Who Are We' on the top navigation tab. We also send this to all our clients who book our services.
If you wish to reschedule your date, then providing we are available on your new date, we simply change the date. In some circumstances there may be an increase in our costs too, but we will discuss this with you.
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