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Toastmasterdorset, gives out advice and help to anyone who needs it regarding functions.

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Comments are off

Choosing a venue, menu’s, cars,decorations,timings, contractors, etc etc,who does what and when, so many questions to be answered!

I always say if you need help and advice it’s free! and often can save time and money by asking me or a photographer as we might have inside knowledge about the venues that you are considering for your wedding or function. Many contractors will work for you prior to the function and they will leave the venue before you arrive! so if asked about food, service, toilets, staff, they might not know the answers, but I should if I have worked there before, so might be able to help. Please ask me for help and advice and I will give it! Of course it will be my own opinion so like a Financial adviser, I can only give you options,you must choose your own decisions, but I might just be able to help, make your day very special.

In to 2017 and beyond!

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Comments are off

What a great year I have had in 2016, a knee replacement, a couple of holidays, a bit of decorating at home, 2 new beds, another birthday, and oh yes many weddings and functions, I enjoyed all of them, even the knee replacement and I have another one to come in 2017.

 My work takes me to some great venues and I enjoy being part of the function be it local or miles away from home.

I really am looking forward to having the knee replacement and another busy year. I am fortunate to be the preferred Toastmaster at many venues and am very sad when I get more than one booking for the same date, there is only one of me! discos, photographers, room decorators, florists can sometimes work at more than one venue on the date but I can’t.

I look forward to 2017 and beyond, who knows what tomorrow will bring let alone the coming years! 

Thank’s to all who have booked me to work for their function during the past year, here’s just a few pictures from 2016DSCN3175


John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth

John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth


Into the New Year yet again!

Posted on December 3, 2016 by Comments are off

2017 is filling up already with Many Weddings, Functions, and charity events. I often state that it’s never too early to enquire about my work and also late bookings of course. Many weddings are on Saturdays and Sundays, but I always try to advise potential Clients that weekday weddings and events can be cheaper due to midweek prices from suppliers and venues, one venue offers 50% off for midweek functions and another offers the venue free! if the function is for over 100 guests, they make their money on the food and drinks so to get that deal it’s well worth considering a midweek wedding or any other function. I am lucky to be the preferred Toastmaster at some great venues so I can speak from personal experiences about them! I’ve been there , done that, and got the T shirt, so to speak. Do contact me for Free advice and comments if you wish to do so, it costs nothing but could save you a lot of time and money.DSCN3175

John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth

John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth


Not only weddings!

Posted on November 20, 2016 by Comments are off

The Hilton Hotel Bournemouth was the venue for the South Coast Branch of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Annual Dinner. It was my pleasure to work for the institute and introduce Mr John Prescott as the after dinner speaker.

John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth

John Prescott with me at the Hilton Bournemouth

Charity functions for good causes

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Comments are off

On Sunday 13th of November I had the pleasure of attending  the Portsmouth Hospital charity wedding fayre at the innlodge Hotel Portsmouth. The event raised over £5000.00 and I assisted with the raffle draw and introduced the fashion show, a well organised event and well done to everyone who took

Not Just Weddings,

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Comments are off

I love my work and my clients tell me it shows!  Dinners, auctions, charity functions, anniversaries, parties, conferences, and oh yes Weddings, all have been attended this year. I did one function and was asked how far do you go ? I said how far do you want me to go ? and they said wherever we have our next function!  what a lovely thing to hear ” take me with you ” and I’ll do my best to make your function very special._DSC8210

Still the same prices for next year and beyond!

Posted on October 29, 2016 by Comments are off

I see no reason to change my prices for the coming years, brexit hasn’t changed anything as far as I am concerned!.

I still offer a discounted price for web enquirers and visitors to the wedding fayres I attend. I already have weddings booked for 2017 and 2018, so it’s never too early to enquire about your wedding. I am a one man business unlike some other wedding contractors who can work at a few weddings on the same day! florists, chair covers, room decorators, car hire, etc etc. There is only one Toastmasterdorset and that’s me Brian Cox. So do contact me for a chat or information about how I can help make your wedding day really special. The testimonials page has words from clients so please do take a few minutes to read the comments, I am very proud of them all.


Just a few of the weddings I have been proud to work at in 2016

Come and meet me at one of the wedding fayres I attend

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Comments are off

During the coming weeks I will be at various wedding fayres, do come along and have a chat about your wedding. Take a look at the testimonials on my website, they are my best advert as they are from clients who have booked me to work for them during the past few years.

The wedding fayres are listed on my website weddings page.

Halloween and it’s my Birthday!

Posted on April 10, 2016 by Comments are off

Yes I was born on Halloween, don’t bother I’ve heard all the jokes already. I’m supposed to get the surprises and today I didn’t get any surprise gifts, just 3 surprise bookings 2 for later this year and 1 for December 2017. I often say on this website it’s never too early to enquire about your wedding or function, and it’s also never too late. I had one booking this year 3 days before the date of the function! and though it was a bit of a panic to get all the information and timings the function was very successful and I was booked for the same function next year, at least I got 12 months notice for that one!Toastmasterdorset logo

Bookings are looking good for 2016 and even better for 2017!

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Comments are off

Having a few bookings already for 2017, I am still getting enquiries for 2016! I have been to 3 wedding fayres already this year and potential brides are surprised when I say “sorry I am already booked”. I have written this statement many times, but it is still very true. Many of my bookings are over a year in advance and being a ‘one man band’ I can only work at one venue each date. Florists, cake makers, room decorators, etc can work at 2 or 3 venues per date but I can only work at one!. Please contact me as soon as you have a date for your wedding to find out about my work. I like to contact the bride and if possible make an appointment to visit her and the family to go through the work, then they can decide whether or not to book me.  Wedding fayres are great to visit and meet potential contractors for your wedding, but a one to one meeting is far better, so please don’t hesitate to contact me by any method and see why I get booked. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as you have a confirmed date for your wedding. Finalist logo 2015

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