Frequently Asked Questions

Are you fully insured?

I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance.  Copies of my certificates can be found on the documents page of this site.

 

Which areas do you cover?

I cover the whole of England & Wales.  Fees and costs stated on this site are for events taking place on the Isle of Wight.  For mainland events please contact me for an accurate quote including travel costs and accomodation if necessary.

 

How far in advance do I need to book?

It is always best to book as soon as possible.  I generally only take one booking for each day and can be booked up over a year in advance.

 

What are your payment terms?

I request a non-refundable booking fee which goes towards the final payment.  This secures the booking and removes the day from my availability.  Balance of payment is then due one month prior to the event.

Booking fees are as follows:

  • Wedding - £50
  • Equine session - £25
  • Commercial event - £150
  • Charity event - no booking fee
  • Family event - £25

 

Why are your hourly rates so high?

For ease of calculation, I only charge an hourly rate for time in attendance.  In reality, I will spend far more time than this on your wedding.  For instance, for a wedding where I attend for 6 hours, I will actually spend around 17 hours in total.  So whilst my attendance time of £70 per hour may seem high, in reality it is more like £25 per hour.