Steps to the Perfect Wedding Speeches
I love wedding fayres, there is always a great feeling for the future, and I get to mix and mingle with some amazing couples, as well as some of the best wedding suppliers in the business.
You can keep up to date on what fayres and open days I will be attending by clicking here.
Wayne's upcoming wedding fayres
The other thing they all have in common is they are all in my prefered suppliers list and if you have your wedding there, then you can book my services for a prefered fee.
Click my image here to go to my wedding page on my site.
The last one for this blog post is the beautiful and beyond amazing Chippenham Park.
This venue is like something from a period drama and always a beautiful place to perform.
Over my time overseas I listened to and fell in love with many music styles and artistes and I think now, I have a varied and healthy taste in music.
Just for you here is one of my all time favorite songs.
In 1995 I worked on North Sea Ferries and spent most of the 6 months at sea with one band, the Louis Mckoy Band. Their band leader Paul is still a great mate and yes that is me playing bass in the middle - (no I can not play bass).
This is Paul and I on a rare day out in Zeebrugge
Over the last decade I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing bands but one that stands head and shoulders above the rest is the one and only Mighty Macca.
Then there are people like Julie who create real magic.
Julie runs a small boutique company called "Little Button Nose" that specialises in elegant and beautiful wedding stationary, and when I say beautiful, it really does not do it justice.
I have worked with many couples who have used Julie for their wedding, and as I work the tables I hear the comments about how beautiful everything looks.
One of the reasons I love writing my blog is because I get to write about some of the best and nicest people I know, and Julie really is a lovely person.
To sit and chat to Julie for five minutes you see her passion for what she does, and her ultimate desire for you to have the best for your wedding day.
Being a wedding supplier is not an easy job, you have to push past 100% effort, you have to be the best of the best and you only get one chance to make it the best it can possibly be ....
Well Julie makes that look easy.
People always worry about paying too much for anything, yet do not worry about paying too little. If you are redoing your kitchen in your house and you get 5 quotes for similar amounts and one for less than a quarter of the others, you would have to question why it is so cheap compared to the other builders. It is no different in the wedding industry.
How many weddings have you performed at?
Experience at working at weddings is essential, You need to know you have booked someone who is good at what they do and can get on with their job without you having to worry about them.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
This is essential, some wedding venues will insist the supplier forward PLI Certificates to them before allowing them to work on the premises. If a supplier replies NO, you should question why they do not have it.
Do you confirm the booking with a written confirmation?
This covers both you and the provider with written confirmation of all agreed aspects of the job intended. For a magician it should cover everything from agreed fee to starting and ending times, dress codes and type of show booked.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Paying a deposit adds weight to the confirmation, I do not mark any booking as confirmed until the deposit is paid.
If you have any questions or concerns about your service provider, I would suggest you look for another. I get so many emails and letters from customers who felt so comfortable with booking me, excited about what I will bring to their wedding and overjoyed I was available.
Websites and photos give you an insight into who you are booking, photos and videos of mates in a pub do not stand up against photos or videos at a wedding or event. A facebook page is great to get reviews and comments from people but a website should be a window into the service provider you are booking.
One of the nicest people I have had the chance to work with and I am lucky enough now to call him a close friend is Juan Muino who is a photographer based in Cambridge.
Whenever I attend a wedding fayre, I hope and hope my stand is near Juan's, I love to watch him interact with customers, his easy manner and gentle approach puts people at ease, and it is very easy to see why so many people want him to be the photographer at their wedding.
I love it when I get a call from a client and they tell me they have booked Juan, I know a great wedding is now going to be an amazing wedding.
Everyone has a camera on their phone, and everyone thinks they can take a picture. whilst this may be true,
Juan has the ability to capture a moment, to turn a single missable second into a memory that lasts a lifetime.
It is also a happy coincidence that Juan has a daughter the same age as my daughter, and they do adore each other. I have to thank Juan for his help, his guidance and his friendship, and for having a little girl who makes my little girl laugh very loudly
One of the most important things I have learnt from Juan is about how to write a good blog, and I get lots of lovely messages from people who read, and are reading this, about the content etc. So I think it only right I point you towards Juans blog, which is not only great for people planning a wedding, but also it is a great read and full of amazing stories, advice and a glimpse through the eyes of a true photographic artiste. (please like and share so your friends can enjoy too).
You can also read a really lovely blog post about your's truly as well by clicking this link here.
Wayne Goodman The World's Greatest Superhero Magician
Okay Juan did not name it that, I did but the link is real and a lovely read too.
Please check out Juan's website
Having a Magician at a party is a great way to keep the kids entertained and enthralled.
One of my best friends is offering another option, a show that mixes something magical with something amazing all wrapped up in a scientific experiment that will not only have the kids amazed but also the adults too.
Wayne Goodman is the perfect choice for your next event, regardless of what that event may be.
Weddings, business functions, office events, after dinner shows, trade shows, children's birthdays and much much more
Wayne is the number one choice for weddings and civil partnerships.
Wayne's magic is the best way break the ice and get everyone talking so when they go to their tables, they are actively discussing what they have just seen.
Check out his dedicated wedding page to see how Wayne can add extra magic to your special day.
Most magicians stick to one kind of magic, but Wayne is an expert entertainer, who can adapt his show to suit any age group, any kind of audience and in any size venue.
How do you know that the person you have booked is as good as they claim to be?
How do you know the supplier is up to the job? Well in my case you can check my reviews, and check out the photos, the reactions and the comments from many many happy couples.
Nothing tells the story like a good photograph, well nothing except maybe a great video.
Award winning wedding supplier and although I can not say he is any good at card tricks, (he may be) he truly is a wizard with a camera.
Please check out more of Mikes amazing work here.
Mike Savory Wedding Videographer
Lucie owns and runs
Easy and Elegant Weddings.
From gorgeous chair covers to suit your colour scheme, to impressive illuminated LOVE letters, designed to add sparkle to your venue décor as well as all those finishing touches to ensure your wedding looks elegant and perfect.
Easy and Elegant Weddings can help turn your venue into your unique and perfect wedding.
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