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Wedding Master Of Ceremonies Based in Somerset

Awards & Accreditations

Friendly & Fun, Trusted & Experienced, Helping You Make Fabulous Celebrations throughout your life

Wedding master of ceremonies

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Wedding planner and designer UK

what i do
01. THERE IS A WAY TO HAVE A PERFECT WEDDING

I help couples have a wedding day that they want, need and can feel excited about.

My role is to get to know you and tie everything together so that your celebrations run smoothly, from coordinating with all your suppliers so your plan goes to time, to welcoming your guests and letting them know the next activity; leaving you to relax and enjoy the party.

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02. FROM A RED COAT TO A PINK COAT

My priorities include offering you choice, flexibility, so that you have the celebration to remember that's meaningful to you!

I listen carefully to you understanding the style of Event Host that you need. From traditional formal Toastmaster to the more relaxed style Master of Ceremonies, I'm trained by the BBC and public speaker for over 30 years, I adapt to suit you, and know how to engage with guests and audiences.

03. LETS HAVE FUN

Whilst I'm not a stand up comedian, I do have a sense of humour bringing smiles and laughter to any occasion with a sense of presence, good voice projection whilst ensuring the attention is on you and your guests having a good time.

We spend time together so I get to know you and your wedding guests, and once we have decided on the style of host you require me to perform, I will do this with a sense of warmth, charm and passion for the occasion.

My wedding quiz during your wedding breakfast, or my working the room capturing your guests views on marriage, bring a sense of fun.

Devon & Somerset Wedding Planner & Celebrant Amanda-Louise Knight
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04. I'M ONE OF A KIND

I'm the only Event Host (Toastmaster, or Master of Ceremonies) who is also an experienced Celebrant and separately an Independent Wedding Planner!

This means I bring you peace of mind, and allows you to separate the coordinating aspects on your actual day to a professional who can manage it for you. Could we be the perfect fit?

Our UK Event Host, Wedding Master or Toastmaster service offers a free no obligation 30 minute consultation.

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our wedding day
options

Event Host, Toastmaster or Master Of Ceremonies

Duties and responsibilities can include:

  • After the initial consultation, your date is held for 7 days so you can request my booking form, contract and invoice of small fee to book.  Once received back, your booking is then confirmed, and I commence to work for you – the fun journey begins!
  • My unique get to know you and your plans questionnaires, and ideas booklet is sent
  • Meeting to discuss your style and needs, putting together plan regarding timings
  • Optional rehearsal to ease any nerves, and help with ‘stage management’
  • Unlimited access to me by phone, email, zoom
  • On the day, welcome your guests so they feel welcomed and comfortable, meeting and greeting family and friends, and looking after their needs
  • Delivery of my duties during the event in the style and length as agreed, available for photos, and coordinating any entertainment
  • Officiate duties at your event such as directing guests to take seats, organising the receiving line, announcements of arrivals, calling into dinner, saying grace, introducing the speakers, stage the cutting of the cake, throwing the bouquet, introducing DJ or Band, your first dance
  • Making sure the event runs to time, liaising with your suppliers including caterers, venue, DJ, Band, photographer and videographer
Price from £450

What would you like to know?

Help and
Faqs

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?

I live on Somerset near Devon and work across the UK

What is the difference between Master of Ceremonies and a Toastmaster?

As a Master of Ceremonies our style is more “friendly charm” than the formal stance of a Toastmaster, however as a Master of Ceremonies you still have the degree of formality, but it is delivered in a more relaxed way in line with clients’ wishes as well as suitable attire.

What is your style as a compere?

As a professional, I will adapt my style to your event wishes.   Clients have described me as warm, friendly with charm and enjoys laughter! I get booked as an Event Host for weddings, wedding receptions, or corporate events.

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How my clients feel about me

Thank you for our lovely bubbly, a wonderful surprise. I thought Alice was wonderful. Very calm in a crisis. And thank you to you for everything. The ceremony was lovely. Everyone commented on very positively.

Bride Anna Held On Quantocks Tipi Outdoor Wedding - Wedding Planning and Celebrant Service

Thank you for our lovely bubbly, a wonderful surprise. I thought Alice was wonderful. Very calm in a crisis. And thank you to you for everything. The ceremony was lovely. Everyone commented on very positively.

Bride Anna Held On Quantocks Tipi Outdoor Wedding - Wedding Planning and Celebrant Service

A massive thank you to Amanda at Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service. We wouldnt have been able to have our 2 little sausage dogs Lola & Cali at our wedding without Amanda's help and flexibility. You were so kind and helpful and allowed us to have the most perfect day with the dogs popping in and out throughout the day to ensure we wasnt overwhelmed and the dogs werent either. You kept our kind at ease with our pre zoom meeting and sent up lovely pictures and updates after the wedding of the day they had with you. We achieved the photographs we had our hearts set on and we couldnt have done it without you! Thank you so much for taking care of them for us.

Katie & Rebecca with their dogs Cali and Lola at Quantock Lakes Wedding Venue

Thank you so much, (Lizzie and Jordan) you have been an amazing help today with our three dogs, and we honestly couldn't have done it without you.

Bride Zofia - Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone to 3 dogs (Brympton Wedding Venue, Somerset)

Hey Amanda-Louise, thank you so much for last night when I proposed to my girlfriend, we both had an amazing time. Also thank you for organising such a flawless evening. Please thank everyone you booked. We havent opened your bottle of bubbly yet, as we really like the sentimentality of it!

Jack Tolley - Marriage Proposal Event - Somerset

I cant thank Amanda-Louise enough for all her help with my marriage proposal to my girlfriend, honestly it was perfect, am so grateful. Love the photos too

Anurag Sriniva - Marriage Proposal Event - Cornwall

Thank you Amanda-Louise for helping me create an exclusive weekend occasion to propose to my girlfriend. I appreciated your updates and involvement. She said yes! All the staff were amazing, the ship you booked was also magnificent.

Michael Millard - Marriage Proposal Event - Scotland

COVID forced us to have a split wedding (21/3/20) and reception. (15/9/21). When it came to the reception we required a celebrant to pull things together. We were both stressed and had little idea how to proceed. My wife came across Amanda Louise. What a find! She instantly took hold, guiding us as to the available options and filled us with confidence pulling together a bespoke ceremony that was perfect on the day. On the big day, she arrived well-presented and in good time. A true gem.

Steve Challis Groom - Cotswold Celebrant Wedding Ceremony

Amanda is a above all a lovely lady with a friendly, approachable and totally understanding manner. She delivered our renewal of vows ceremony on Exmoor in exactly the way we requested. We wanted a simple, no frills ceremony with just the 2 of us. It was lighthearted, fun and very emotional. We would highly recommend her services.

Jo & Pete (Space Detectives) Renewal of Vows Celebrant Ceremony - April 2022 Exmoor National Park

Thank you Amanda for making our day for the twins Naming and 1st birthday so special and personal. The service was just as we wanted it to be and all your suggestions beforehand were so helpful. I would highly recommend Amanda, she really helped to make a very special memory for us and our family.

Caroline & Ed - Baby Naming for Twins June 2022 Somerset

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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