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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

2016 looks like another busy year and it’s only January!

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Comments are off

My first wedding fayre of the year was on the 10th of January at the Italian Villa Compton Acres Poole. I met brides who had spoken to me over a year ago and said “we are getting married this year!” Then they told me the date and I checked the diary and yes it’s happening again, I am already booked for their chosen date!. why don’t they ask me to pencil in their wedding date when they first think about booking me ? I hate saying “sorry” but have said many times both on my posts and at wedding fayres,” if you see a contractor that you want to work for you at your wedding book them early to ensure you get them on your date”. I have a number of wedding fayres during the spring and autumn to attend (see the list on my weddings page) so please take my advice and decide who you want to save being disappointed. I already have bookings for 2017 as well as 2016 and it’s only January.

We’re getting married this year!

Posted on January 2, 2016 by Comments are off

As the New Year begins, I look forward to working at Weddings and I know that many Brides have already booked me to work for them,

But many have just realised and said to their fiancé’s “we’re getting married this year!” So if you haven’t yet booked me for your wedding during 2016 do please contact me via my website contacts page and you will receive a discounted price. I am at a number of Wedding Fayres during the year and always offer a discount if booked as the result of speaking to me at the fayre. I can give you a great deal of information regarding venues, contractors and many other aspects of weddings to save you time and in many cases money too!  and all that costs you nothing, I give it because I love my work and know weddings can be stressful and the planning takes a great deal of time and effort. what have you got to lose ? and what have you got to gain ?. I look forward to hearing from you by phone, e mail or any other method! Last year I even had a local bride ring my door bell!. Happy New Year.Finalist logo 2015

It’s not too late and it’s NEVER too early

Posted on December 3, 2015 by Comments are off

Only 4 weeks left of 2015 and I am still getting enquiries for functions being held this year!. I work as a Toastmaster and am available any day of the week! I don’t work as a ‘Hobby Toastmaster’! which I know many do. I am pleased to say I have many bookings for 2016 and some of them are week days so if you are getting Married in the new year don’t just think Saturdays or Sundays. As I have often said Consider week days and you will be surprised at the prices for midweek functions at various venues. If you want to know more please do contact me 01202 824885 or email me via my website contacts page. I am here to help as much as I can.DSCN3074

We booked a package deal! now we regret it,( but we have booked you)

Posted on October 29, 2015 by Comments are off

Heard this before ? We have booked a venue’s package deal! But we wanted you Brian!

If you are considering booking a venue for your wedding, please consider what the package deal offered includes. Some venues offer an MC, as I have said elsewhere on my website, but an MC is not the same as a Toastmaster by any means. A Toastmaster is a Trained, Qualified Contractor who will do far more for you than just introduce you and propose Toasts. A Toastmaster has spent time and Money learning the Trade ( yes it is a trade) just like a plumber, electrician, bricklayer, Car Mechanic etc. Would you let just anyone repair the brakes on your car? No of course not. You want to know they are qualified and trained to carry out the work, a Toastmaster is no different !.  Oh and by the way if you book a Toastmaster direct with the one you choose (I hope it’s me of course) you will probably pay less than if booked via the venue as part of a package deal. So do contact me prior to choosing your venue, I know a lot of good venues, and a few that aren’t so good!. Let me help make your wedding day really special, just like the Brides on my Testimonials page of this site.DSCN2970

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Late Booking offer

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Comments are off

I have had some brides contact me regarding my late booking offer and 2 of them were able to book as I was available on the date of their Wedding. Give me a call 01202 824885 and see if I am available to work at your Wedding during 2015. I look forward to hearing from you by phone or the contacts page on my website.


Busy Weeekend

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Comments are off

On Saturday 25th of April I am at the Barrington Centre Ferndown for a wedding fayre. This is a local venue and I hope to meet lots of potential brides. As always if you book me at the Fayre to work at your wedding you get a discounted price, so do come along anytime between 10am till 4pm. On Saturday evening I am at The Mayfair Hotel Bournemouth for a Ladies festival banquet.

Sunday the 26th The Marriott Hotel Bournemouth has a wedding fayre and I will be there to welcome you, and as before if you book me while you are at the fayre you get a special discounted price. A great venue and I look forward to meeting you any time from 11am till 3-30pm DSCN2714DSCN2773DSCN2682DSCN2645

Late bookings accepted! and at a special price.

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Comments are off

I have a few Saturday dates still available during 2015. If you are attending a Wedding Fayre that I have a stand at in the next few weeks and  looking to book a Toastmaster for your Wedding during 2015, Do come to my stand and ask about a late booking price. It’s never too early to inquire about future dates and sometimes (not often) it’s worth asking about dates during the current year. Many of my bookings are over a year ahead, but if you don’t ask! you don’t get. So please contact me via email or phone to see whether I can help you with information and  you might even get a late booking price.The shortest booking I ever had was 6 days prior to the wedding date! now that is leaving it a bit late, but all was well and the Wedding was a wonderful occasion.

Wedding fayre prize draw winners.

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Comments are off

At every Wedding Fayre that I attend I have a prize draw on my stand. Many people who enter often say ‘ I never win anything’ and then they win a discount off my price and  even a Free Toastmaster for their Wedding. This has happened twice so far this year, and I am very pleased to inform the winners that ‘yes you have won a prize’ Also I always give a discount to anyone who books me at the wedding fayre and pays a deposit at the same time. I attend many wedding fayres and open days so do look at the list on the weddings page of my website. You might be the next winner!. AS THEY SAY you’ve got to be in it to win it! and it could be you!!.

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