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PARTIAL wedding planning, design and advice
HAVE THE DAY YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED
If the plans for your wedding are well under way, but you now feel that you need the benefit of an experienced independent wedding and event professional, then this partial wedding planning service is ideal for you.
We will help you bring your plans together, fill in the gaps, and support you on the day to remove the overwhelm feeling you may be experiencing, or you are simply too busy to dedicate to all your planning needs.
That's where award winning Professional Wedding Planner Amanda-Louise and her team come in......
“It was a such a great experience working with Amanda her team earlier this year. As a wedding photographer I work with lots of wedding coordinators and planners which can be difficult at times but not with Amanda. We met and between us made sure we covered everything we needed to make the day run smoothly for our clients, Ryan Photographer”
Some of our clients come to us with their own ideas that they want us to work with,
Weddings do not need to follow tradition, there are no rule books allowing you to be free to have a personal day that shines you.
We want you to feel supported by us, and have the benefit of our experience and invaluable knowledge, our trusted contacts, providing you with our time.
To help you put your stamp on your day, we get to know you. Our clients are as special to us as their day is:-
"We just want to say a massive thank you. Our day was just amazing, everyone had an absolute blast and it was just incredible. Amanda you were an absolute godsend. You made sure the show kept running as smoothly as possible and were great to be on hand. So thank you so much we couldn't have done it without you, love Loxley"
This service starts after you have booked your venue and some of your suppliers, and you now feel you want help from a professional.
If you'd love to have Amanda-Louise support you, we will begin with an initial consultation to discuss what you have already planned and your vision. We will contact them, and liaise about timings and logistics. Then we project manage your wedding, from sourcing the remainder services, negotiating costs and keeping a scheduled list of the bookings, to perhaps helping you finalise your style in decor and going through all the little details that will ensure your day goes smoothly, and mean so much.
We keep in contact involving you, and we'll attend meetings and site visits. As the wedding day gets nearer, we will produce our detailed time plans to share with everyone, and communicating with all. And if you wish, we will attend and oversee the day to ensure it all falls into place, perfectly, and in harmony. And whilst we work behind the scenes, we will also be there for you and looking after your guests, providing you with a joyful occasion.
Take your wedding plans to the next level by scheduling an online video call with Amanda-Louise, so she can listen and immerse herself with your wedding vision, and share more about her approach during your (no charge, no obligation to book) consultation. Then once you know you are perfect together, its simple to book our services (as an ethical wedding business, we not only show our charges but also our policies online including our t&cs) reassuring you of our reputable business.
She has planned, designed and coordinated an abundance of events over 30 years, with romantic occasions in the South West, and across the UK. Many have been rustic country locations, luxury hotels and a former royal residence from small to very large guest numbers. Her clients have come from UK and Internationally. Her couples look on her as a confidant, trusted planner and the person to bounce ideas with.
With her vast experience and networking in this industry, she has worked with the best suppliers and in some fabulous venues. Amanda-Louise (and her team) are award winning, have calm approach, discretion, proud of achievements and listens to understand your dreams.
She'll work in collaboration with you, to tailor make and together build your day of wonder. It starts with saying hello with Amanda-Louise....
Let Us Assemble Your Dreams, Big or Small, We Can Help You With Every Aspect
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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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