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Wedding master of ceremonies
Wedding planner and designer UK
We at Amanda-Louise Knight help couples have a wedding day that they want, need and can feel excited about.
Our 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.
As your Event Compere & Host our priorities include offering you choice, flexibility, so that you have the celebration to remember that's meaningful to you!
We 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, our Director, Amanda-Louise is trained by the BBC and public speaker for over 30 years with audiences from small to over thousand, so she will adapt to suit you, and know how to engage with your guests and audiences.
Whilst she's not a stand up comedian, she does 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.
You'll spend time together so she gets to know you and your wedding guests, and once decided on the style of host you require to perform, she''ll do this with a sense of warmth, charm and passion for the occasion.
She can also provide a wedding quiz during your wedding breakfast, or can work the room capturing your guests views on marriage, bring a sense of fun.
As well as being a MC, Amanda-Louise has been a key note speaker at corporate and private events in Sussex, Somerset and Devon. Some of these have been digitally globally live streamed, as well as being interviewed on the radio and television.
Could we be the perfect fit?
Say hello to Amanda-Louise by booking a free 30 minute online chat (non obligation) to discover more....
master of ceremonies services
our wedding day
Event Host, Toastmaster or Master Of Ceremonies
Duties and responsibilities can include:
- Getting to know you and understanding your event and plans
- Optional rehearsal to ease any nerves, and help with ‘stage management’
- On the day at your wedding ceremony, welcome your guests, escorting to seats, opening doors of vehicle doors, escorting walking down aisle if required
- On the day at the wedding reception, 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
- Make those all important announcements 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 venue, suppliers including caterers, venue, DJ, Band, photographer and videographer for example, so we all work in harmony
What would you like to know?
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 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?
Amanda-Louise was trained by the BBC and has been a public speaker for over 30 years for private and corporate clients, and also for radio and television interviews.
She has spoken to small numbers and to those over a thousand. As a professional, she will adapt her tone and style in line with your event.
Whilst she is not a stand up comic, she is often described as warm, friendly and has charm. She can be booked as an Event Host Compere, MC or for Toastmaster duties for weddings, wedding receptions or corporate or private events.
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
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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