Are you a planner at a venue, perhaps you are an independent planner or maybe you manage a venue…. then this is the page just for you!

We work with some of the most fabulous venues and independent planners in the industry and we love building relationships. To be recommend by the wonderful planners we work with to their couples and clients is a real privilege and for them they are putting their reputation on the line by doing so.

What we do and who we are is not quite so easy to describe; what makes Safe and Sound stand out from the crowd, why we are the go-to childcare provider for many planners

So we spoke to some of the people who we have worked with and asked them why they work with us, what we offer their clients, how we take the strain so they, the planner, do not have to worry about the children whether there is one or thirty one.

We are so much more than a pretty tepee, fairy lights and a bag of toys!

RandFWeddings

RandFWeddings have been creating exceptional weddings since 2004.  Headed up by Vanessa, the team specialises in outdoor weddings and couples who are traveling from abroad to host their wedding celebrations in the UK.  With their vast experience, they bring a calm and methodical yet fun approach to planning your wedding.

They have an array of fabulous partners they work with when they are planning a wedding, all with exceptional high standards that equal their own and when childcare is required for the children at a wedding this is no exception. 

Any childcare provider that works with Vanessa must have a friendly and approachable team who are not only excellent at childcare, they must have a thorough knowledge of weddings and be capable of anticipating events throughout the course of the wedding day. They must be Ofsted registered and have full insurance.

When Vanessa is looking for wedding childcare, she needs to be assured that not only will the service they offer give parents peace of mind that their little ones are in safe hands but a service that offers stimulating activities for the children whilst they are in their care.

What RandFWeddings have to say about Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound are our ‘go to’ for wedding childcare and offer a range of services suitable for every requirement and an enjoyable team to work alongside. The team are unfazed by any last minute changes and their focus is always the welfare of the children in their care. When we see the children leaving at the end of the night and they don’t want to leave the creche we know they’ve had a wonderful time and that the guest experience for the parents has been perfect.

Safe and Sound always meet our expectations and are more than flexible in their services, always going the extra mile on a wedding day to help ensure that parents are calm and re-assured, and the children are happy and enjoying themselves with constructive play. They are also brilliant at feeding and napping schedules and making sure routines are kept to.

When Vanessa was asked if she would recommend Safe and Sound it was a yes absolutely, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steph and her team to anyone looking for reliable event childcare.

Testimonial

As a company, we have used Safe and Sound on numerous occasions and have always found them to be brilliant.  Communication before events is always efficient and friendly and when we send over the children’s individual ‘care’ form’s we know that they will be read and actioned accordingly.  There is something comforting I believe for a parent when they know their children have had an amazing day being in a creche.  Any apprehension of leaving their children in the hands of professional child carers is soon forgotten when they meet the Safe and Sound team and see the facilities and fun the children will be having.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who has even just one child at a wedding.

Vanessa Harness

Planning Director

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Revelry Events

Holly and Susannah are the award-winning creative duo behind Revelry Events – London and Scotland based wedding planners who love rulebook-free weddings. They work with couples from all over the world looking to celebrate their wedding in the UK helping them to create their dream day.

With an increasing number of couples getting married later and often already having children of their own, little ones can make up a large part of the guest list. Holly and Susannah often recommend a separate stream of activities for children and look for a company that could completely run that part of the day for them. A team to oversee the meals, organise play, look after smaller ones and set up activities for all ages so that parents know they can enjoy the grown-up part of the day and their children are in safe hands.

Above all their childcare provider must be trustworthy, have lots of experience and have a complete understanding of what each couple is looking for.

What Revelry Events have to say about Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound are always top of our list when we have a brief that includes children.
Steph and her team always ask the right questions and they go the extra mile with their preparation to be able to bring a service that works for all the children. They are diligent and organised, and we know that the couples we work with who are parents themselves have been really wowed by the level of service their children have received. 

They go above and beyond, work extremely hard and really care about what they do.

When Holly and Susannah were asked if they would recommend Safe and Sound it was a definite Always!

Holly and Susannah

Photography by Megan Elle Photography

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Stylish Events

Dominique has worked with Safe and Sound on many weddings over the last 4 years, but the one that sticks out in her mind is a fabulous wedding at the stunning Down Hall for her clients Fran and Gary, in May 2016.     

 

It was a large and very detailed wedding with over 200 guests and 30 children, from babies to teenagers on the guest list.

Dominique says “It was important for my clients to know that the children of their family and friends would be looked after and have as much fun as the grown-ups. Fran asked me specifically to find the best company to take care of everything for the children. I had met Stephanie once before at a UKAWP event but we hadn’t as yet had the opportunity to work together. After speaking to Down Hall who said they were their preferred partner, I felt they would be perfect.

From the moment Fran met Stephanie she loved her ideas, professionalism, experience and enthusiasm and felt she would be perfect for the little guests at her wedding.

We took advantage of a range of services offered by Safe and Sound from entertainment, dinner service to the evening crèche.

Stephanie and her team went above and beyond for me and my clients and we were extremely happy with everything

When I’m looking for wedding and event childcare it’s absolutely vital that I feel confident that they will not only be able to supply the service but also they will work with my clients in the same way I do; professional, charming and have the desire to create something magical for the wedding.

Working with suppliers should be a wonderful experience for everyone; the couple, the supplier and the wedding planner should be in sync with one another.”

What Dominique had to say about Safe and Sound

“Stephanie is the first person I call when my clients want childcare at their wedding. I have worked with Stephanie on many occasions since Fran and Gary’s wedding back in 2016 and they are my first choice every time.

I cannot recommend Safe and Sound enough, they make everything magical and the children have so much fun. I love recommending and working with Stephanie and her team.”

Dominique Douglas

Owner and Head Wedding Planner

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Katrina Otter Weddings

Founded in 2012, Katrina Otter Weddings offers planning and support services throughout the UK for couples from around the world. They are known for their distinctive English style and have a particular fondness for classic, timeless, and effortless elegant weekend weddings set in iconic venues, stately homes and marquees. They also oversee all weddings at Holywell Hall, an exclusive and quintessentially English country house near Stamford, Lincolnshire.

When choosing their wedding childcare partner, they do this very much with the client in mind and the brief provided. For most couples, they require either a dedicated one to one service throughout the day, including the evening and well into the early hours… or a bespoke service to keep a small group of little ones active and entertained throughout the day, all of which Safe and Sound offer.

What Katrina Otter Weddings have to say about Safe and Sound:

Safe and Sound are our ‘go to’ for all weddings requiring childcare in East Anglia. They go above and beyond and have a great reputation within the industry and amongst other planners too, especially for their professionalism, experience and availability. Above all they are fun to work with and the children love them.

Would Katrina Otter Weddings recommend Safe and Sound it was a ‘yes’ we already do.

Katrina Otter

Founder and Head Planner

Image courtesy of Hannah Duffy Photography

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Matthew Oliver Weddings

Matthew Oliver Weddings is a team of luxury wedding planners and stylists specialising in destination weddings in the UK and abroad. Planning weddings is their passion, immersing themselves into a world of luxury, beauty and new ideas is their way of life when it comes to creating something special for their couples.

 

After 11 years of planning these special days has taught us how to pick out the very best suppliers and friends, helping to make the wedding styling and planning process seamless, unique and all importantly stress-free. Whether it’s a luxury destination wedding or wedding closer to home, we work closely with our couples and the hand-picked suppliers to build a wedding to rival that of your dreams.

When we were asked by a lovely couple to plan a beautiful outdoor Summer wedding at the Wilderness Reserve in Saxmundham with children were on the guestlist Safe and Sound were our partner of choice, not only did we love their service called Fairy Godmother but they were personable and professional but they looked after everything so we could focus on everything else, they were the perfect extension of our team.

What Matthew Oliver Weddings have to say about Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound were warm and professional throughout the entire process. They worked seamlessly with everyone in our team over emails and made the organisation a smooth process for our clients’ guests. On the day it was a dream come true! We could rely on them to do their jobs and allow us to put our focus elsewhere.

Would Matthew Oliver Weddings recommend Safe and Sound – Yes definitely we would work with you again and would recommend not only to clients but other suppliers who need this service.

Matthew

Director

Matthew Oliver Weddings

Image courtesy of Ben Yew 

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Cliveden House – Lydia Kenny

Lydia knew at just 7 years old that she wanted to be a Wedding Planner at Cliveden House after being a bridesmaid there, and she has her dream job. Her love for weddings and her passion for creating unforgettable experiences for couples on their special day is second to none.

When choosing wedding childcare partners for her couples, Lydia has exceptionally high standards and the childcare provider must equal these. She needs to know the team are dedicated to co-ordinating with her throughout the day, taking the pressure off the couple and the parents of the children attending. A faultless and flexible team who understand event timings can change but who she knows will be patient, kind and above all look after the children perfectly in their care. Lydia needs to be able to trust them implicitly with the welfare of the children.

What Lydia says about Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound are our partner of choice for wedding childcare, they are simply brilliant, I never have to worry about anything when they are on-site, the children are happy and entertained, the brides are relaxed and the parents are stress-free!

Safe and Sound go above and beyond our expectations every time. I would use them again in a heartbeat and always recommend them.

Testimonial

Working with Safe and Sound is a dream for any planner and venue. When the team are onsite you don’t have to think about the needs of the little ones attending weddings and events, you know they are in the safest of hands and having so much fun! I have worked with Stephanie and her team on a few occasions now and the service delivered is always exceptionally organised, well thought out and most importantly they understand that event timings have to be flexible. I really look forward to working with you again in the future.

Lydia Kenny

Wedding Manager 

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Jess Savill

Jess started working for Milsoms in early 2017 and had the enviable task of overseeing all the weddings at the beautiful Hengrave Hall. After going on maternity leave and having her little girl Grace in January 2019 she has recently returned to Milsoms and is based in the office at the La Talbooth where she now plans the weddings.

Jessica worked closely with Safe and Sound during her time at Hengrave Hall and when her sister announced she was getting married she was straight on the phone to book them to look after her daughter Grace knowing that not only will she be in safe hands but she will have a fun day with them. She has booked their exclusive 1:1 service but knows from experience they can look after large groups of children from every age group. Sadly due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the wedding like many had to be postponed until 2021. The date is booked and we have everything crossed for them that it goes ahead.

When Jessica is looking for a childcare partner for her couples it’s important that they are not only professional in their approach and they offer a service that works for all the children, but most importantly the children (and parents) are happy and instantly at ease with the team. Hence why they are top of the list for her own childcare needs. She knows that they will take everything in their stride on the day and whilst Grace’s routine may be out of sync with the demands of a wedding, whatever situation may be thrown at them they will calmly deal with it. 

What Jessica has to say about Safe and Sound

I would use Safe and Sound every time without any hesitation and would recommend them to all my family and friends. At the moment Grace will be the only child at my sisters’ wedding, however, if that changes, we will be booking more of the lovely Safe and Sound team!

Jess Savill

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