**STOP PRESS** Your reassurance during lockdown.
Updated: Dec 1, 2021
Hello everyone. I thought it was time to post an update from the office at home. So far during the virus outbreak, my family and I remain fit and well. I really hope that you, my clients, and future clients are faring well too.
Yes, we are in unprecedented times. Very stressful for brides and bridegrooms-to-be who have upcoming weddings. I am here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact me should you want any advice. I have had four brides contact me to re-arrange their wedding dates so far. I am delighted to say I have been able to accommodate each of them. And of course it’s important to know there will be no charge for this. We’re all in this together. Reports of profiteering in certain retail outlets are disappointing to hear. So, if you have any concerns do contact me by phone, email or text.
Already this week, apart from re-arranged dates, I have taken deposits from new brides for late Summer / early Autumn, and for 2021. And closer to home I set up the “Neighbours Action Group” where enthusiastic neighbours have volunteered to help anyone in our road with needs for shopping, prescriptions, or just a chat. Great community spirit I’m pleased to say.
We have had a neighbours' Facebook page for our road since 2016 when we held a Queen's ninetieth birthday street party. About half the road had signed up for the page back then, we now have 80% for the support group which is great, relevant communication and motivation. And this morning I have delivered envelopes of my champion sunflower seeds to neighbours (mainly those with children) for a little growing project and competition later this year. All packaged and delivered in a safe and socially distanced fashion.
So, Ladies and Gentlemen, lets stay fit, mentally and physically, respect the Government’s social distancing and other directions, and no panic buying! We will get though this - but it could be a while yet. Stay safe everyone...
Well, what a year so far...
I have been very busy since July when partial opening up of lockdown started. Lots of fantastic weddings all over Essex, Kent, London, Hampshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Sussex. I've had Masonic Ladies festivals, banquets and dinners. Lots of bookings for 2022 and 2023 already made and plenty more in the offing!
I love the testimonials I receive, its heartwarming to know that my services have been truly appreciated. Take a look!
Technology has helped us out this last year; Zoom meetings, or FaceTime or WhatsApp video allow a much more personal touch (than a phone call) when I talk to prospective brides, bridegroom and clients. I always offer this meeting without obligation. Once I have been engaged, I make my plans. These are brought to life in the face-to-face meeting at the venue a couple of months before the big day. By the time the day arrives, the professional working relationship with brides, bridegrooms and clients is really strong.
As we move towards Christmas, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is bringing more uncertainty. My clients have always been reassured by my policy of moving dates due to lockdowns without charge. Lets hope we have no more lockdowns and in this country we are, thankfully, in a strong place with the majority vaccinated. My wife and I are due to visit our younger son in Louisiana in December / January for his graduation. I certainly hope we get out there... and back without too much upheaval. Must get the Christmas tree and decorations up now!
The festive season brings with it romance and an increase in engagements. I have December weddings this month, too, which will have a lovely festive feel about them.
So, if you are considering booking a professional Toastmaster and MC, with the finest, unrivalled service, bespoke to you, look no further. I will be delighted to help. I wish you all a safe and happy December and a merry Christmas,