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SUSAN DOBINSON

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Congratulations on your Engagement! Thank you for considering Beautiful Ceremonies and Susan Dobinson for your unique wedding ceremony. Please feel confident your wishes will be fully implemented.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£600
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Details

Products and Services

Celebrant / Officiant
Full-Service Planning
Inbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Last-Minute Orders
Marquee Wedding Specialist
On-the-Day Wedding Coordination
Outbound Destination Wedding Specialist
Speech Writer
Week of Wedding Planning
Full Description
This is a service for discerning couples ensuring that everything important to you is included on your special day. As a preferred supplier to historic, contemporary and prestigious venues and with access to luxury wedding planners, you are guaranteed an outstanding experience: bespoke, confidential and stress-free. A consummate professional, Susan will sensitively craft your ceremony, incorporating any and all of your and your family's practical and symbolic requirements. Together, we will carefully choose the words, readings and music to perfectly reflect both your beliefs and aspirations for the day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: SUSAN DOBINSON
Welcome to Beautiful Ceremonies and Congratulations on your engagement! Hold your wonderful wedding or civil partnership in London, across the UK or globally. You will experience impeccable service with access to established professionals, including luxury, international venues and suppliers. Interpreters are available, upon request, as are Signers for deaf or hard-of-hearing andaudio support for blind and visually impaired Clients and their guests. Your experience will be amazing!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
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Anon.
Wedding: December 2018
January 2019
You were totally professional in all respects.
Thank you for the wonderful wedding that you helped us to plan and then officiated. My son and new daughter-in-law had the perfect day and so did everyone. As you know, t...
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Christina and Sam
Married in October 2018
January 2019
Thank you for your amazing support
Thank you for your amazing support, Susan. We had such a wonderful day and are so pleased you were part of it all.
Sophie
Married in May 2018
January 2019
Really pleased ... so caring and helpful
Really pleased with the love and support provided by Susan. She was so caring and helpful from start to finish.
Abby and Tom
Married in May 2018
January 2019
Professional ... who keeps you on the right path
In summary it was a perfect wedding and the ceremony wording was beautiful. We would recommend Susan and Beautiful Ceremonies without exception as she is totally professi...
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Amanda
Wedding: August 2018
January 2019
The ceremony was perfect for both of them
The ceremony was perfect for both of them and for their families… it was a beautiful occasion.
Anonymous
Wedding: July 2018
January 2019
You cared and it showed.
Mother of the Bride : I have you to thank for my daughter being a beautiful, calm bride rather than the stressed-out woman that could have so easily been the case when ...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Wetherby House, The Hemmings, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 3NY, England

Travel Notes

Face-to-face or Skype meetings are available, depending on your preference and/or global location.

Nearest Town

BERKHAMSTED

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A41

Nearest Train Station

BERKHAMSTED

Nearest Airport

LUTON OR HEATHROW

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Accreditations / Associations (2)

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

The venue was an historic English estate that had formerly hosted royalty. The bride and groom and their famillies and many friends flew in from across the world. There was poetry and music, tiny flower girls strewing rose petals and elegant bridesmaids fluffing out the bride's amazing dress and train but the room was hushed when the vows were made in three different languages. Tears of joy from both sets of parents turned to laughter when a very young pageboy ran to the bride and asked his own very important question, " Can I move now? - Mummy said I must not move or be noisy whilst you were speaking'.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional, honest, friendly, calm and well-connected.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The Beautiful Difference: outstanding support and absolute discretion combined with warmth and serenity means that we receive a significant number of recommendations from satisfied couples and other suppliers, including wonderful venues. We offer venue and supplier recommendations but do not offer or receive financial inducements for such referrals menaing that we operate with absolute impartial integrity, providing our Clients with peace of mind. Although 6 months is recommended, Beautiful Ceremonies has experience in delivering at very short notice so do not hesitate to contact us.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

The most important tip is to plan BUT to actually plan - as in, writing a list is not planning. So, do the following: AGREE your budget and set aside 10% of that for contingencies - unexpected costs - you are human so there will be some AGREE exactly what type of day you want - that BOTH of you want. It is stressful and, highly likely, expensive to make changes several months into the planning because one or both of you now want something different Choose your date AFTER you have found your venue and Celebrant/Officiant DO NOT BE PERSUADED/BULLIED by suppliers to spend more than your budget. If that worries you, take a trusted friend with you or use a wedding planner as they will know exactly what discounts may be negotiated and/or possible alternatives that give you the same experience. REMEMBER: your plan is just that - a plan. It is essential to stick to your budget BUT if you want to change your plan - just do it!! For further support, please get in touch 07958 112335 susan@beautifulceremonies.org

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Oh, too many to choose just one but a few examples include: Photographs of beloved, departed grandparents on easels watching over the wedding; different flags on chairs showing just how many international friends were attending a civil partnership; hand-fasting ties made from treasured family items; a couple's four children (each bride has two children) taking part in the Unity candle ritual. and symbolically joining their families - wonderful and a beautiful moment.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Prior to meeting, your proposed date will be protected for 10 days, pending us meeting face-to-face or on Skype to discuss your aspirations and required services. When you decide to go ahead, your booking deposit will protect your date and you will receive a contract outlining our responsibilities to each other and a timeline to assist your planning. Beautiful Ceremonies only books one wedding or civil partnership each day so you are assured of impeccable support. You will receive a commemorative certificate and ceremony copy. Your personal details and/or photographs will never be used for any purposes without your explicit, written permission.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve been asked to plan?

A wedding for 2020 that will involve a tractor and a hot-air balloon.

How do you ensure a stress-free wedding?

PLANNING and STICKING TO THE BUDGET!! - see above

What is your favourite moment at a wedding?

There are two moments and they are absolutely connected. The first is when talking about the two people standing together and recounting their love story. Everyone is nodding, smiling and laughing as they recognise differents parts of the couple's journey towards each other. Their family and friends usually also discover some new things that draw them in closer to the very personal moment when the couple make their vows.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne