What people say about us/me?!

We have helped over 300 people with either event and wedding assistance and planning or crockery and prop hire - here is what some of these wonderful people say about us!

Absolutely fantastic service! Thank you so much Amy! I'll be recommending you
Gemma - Crockery, Cutlery and baytree hire Morecambe August 2016

Amy is a superstar! I would highly recommend her as both a wedding planner and supplier. I was 100% confident that our big day would run smoothly once we had Amy on board! Many thanks for all the help and advice.
Helen and Carl, Wedding On-site assistance New House Farm July 2016

Thank you so much for letting us hire your gorgeous champagne saucers - they were a wonderful addition to our wedding at Armathwaite Hall.
Natalie July 2016

After contacting Amy at short notice for our Blooming Great Tea Party raising money for Marie Curie - it was a excellent service and the vintage crockery was stunning Thanks again!
Donna (Special Spaces - Windermere) June 2016

Thank you so much for setting up and helping us with advice and design for our wedding at Broadoaks Country House Hotel - it was amazing and even better than I had imagained. I'm so glad I hired you!
Daniela - Wedding Set-up June 2016

Amy offered a great service! I highly recommend Sure to Surprise You
Jane - Glassware Hire May 2016

Excellent service and the hire of the glasses saved on the washing up!! Will use again xxx
Claire September 2015 (glass hire service for Christening)

Amy was an absolute star from the moment we met and a huge calming influence whenver we had a wedding freaskout!! Can't thank her enough for overseeing the big day, letting us relax (maybe a little too much?!). Thanks again xxx
On-site Wedding Co-ordinating, photobooth hire, crockery, linen and glassware hire - August 2015 Steph and Lewis

We can't thank you enough for what you did. You took all the dreams we had for our wedding day and turned them into reality. All the guests were astounded by how wonderful it all looked. You were great to work with, responding to even the smallest query promptly and with enthusiasm. Highly recommended!
Wedding hiring, design and styling service - July 2015 Simon and Shona - Storrs Hall


Amy was an angel. We hire vintage crocery as well as hiring Amy for our Wedding Day Management. I hadn't realised that this was an option until booking our crockery and Amy was worth her weight in on the day. Our wedding was at a farm were we had to organise everything from scratch from toilets to flooring to tables and chairs. Having someone who you can trust to carry out your vision on the day and ensure that all the suppliers knnow what you need them to do made our day all the more enjoyable. Thank you for making our day so special!
Katy and Jack - Park House Barn, Milnthorpe. June 2015

Thank you for all your help with my daughters wedding - the white crockery, cutlery and linen were perfect and the washing up service was a godsend! I will be putting a review on your facebook page as everything was perfect from start to finish - emails, delivery and collection - great service!
Pippa's Wedding March 2015

Thank you so much for the hire of you lovely Champagne Saucers - they were a perfect addition to our Great Gatsby theme wedding!
Clare and Rob Myatt - Silverholme - September 2014

Fast responses to emails, great service, fabulous items. Beautiful crockery, friendly and helpful lady - what more coule a nervous bride ask for?! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Jem Neal - August, Cragwood, 2014

I want to thank Amy for all of her help with our wedding decorations! You helped bring the barn to life with your decorations - beautiful tree slabs, milk churns filled with wild flowers, vintage crockery and tiered cake stands for coffees and cakes which went down a treat with our family and friends, the list goes on! I'll tag you in our wedding photos as soon as we get them :) Thanks again, can't recommend Sure to Surprise You - Cumbria Wedding Planning & Hiring Services enough.
Clare Schuler - New House Farm, August 2014

Amy was there with us throughout our wedding on the 16th august and I can safely say it would not have been as successful without her! She was amazing during the run up, nothing is too much trouble and her crockery and cutlery are fantastic quality...even our caterers commented on the quality! If you are looking for someone to help you out on the day or to hire crockery from, look no further, you have come to the right place! Thank you so much Amy!
Emma Newsham - August (Wedding Day Assistance and crockery hire) 2014

We used Sure to Surprise You for our wedding in April at New House Farm which had a rustic/vintage theme and we hired Amy's Beautiful vintage crockery and cutlery for both the afternoon tea after the ceremony, where we used the vintage crockery and cutlery and the evening recpetion where we used the modern plain crockery and cutlery. Amy was extremely helpful from beginning to end and even after our wedding I have been in contact with her and she is as plesant and professional as ever. Amy was promt with emails, invoices, queries and answered my questions quickly and with efficient detail. I would recommend this service to anyone planning a wedding or an event. I didn't use Amy's wedding planning service but I can imagine anybody who requires help planning a wedding would be in great hands. I was lucky enough to have used a few suppliers whoc made pulling the wedding off easy but Amy was up there with the best and really is very good at what she does. Look no further.
Genna Fell - April, New House Farm 2014

Thank you so much for the lovely vases you hired to us for our 70's night - they were perfect!
Louise, White Cross Bay - November 2013

Thank you for all your support in the run up to our wedding, and on the day. You took away al the stress, having you tehre to set-up and coordintae allowes me (and my mum!) to relas knowing everything was taken care of. I hope your business goes from strength to strength.
Clare and Scott - November 2013

Thank-you for you help with the big birthday surprise! It was so helpful to have you there and assist us with setting the room up, the food, drinks and your vintage crockery was stunning! You made it so wasy to enjot the night, highly recomend your services.
Jo Gaynor - September 2013 (Hostess Services and Vintage Crockery Hire)

Thanks so much again for the wonderful service you offer. Speedy, efficient and good value for money. The vintage range is lovely and very popular with our clients - great wash hire service! In addition to the vintage range we love your white crockery and cutlery - you always arrive with everything on time, clean and ready for us to simple pop our food on. Nothing is too much touble and we have loved working with you over the past 2 years and hopefully many more years to come. 
Lucy Nicholson - Lucy's of Ambleside, July 2013

Amy, just wanted to say a huge thank-you for hiring your stunning cake stands to us last month. Our clients were extremely impressed with the standadr of the china you provided and also how stunning it made our afternoon tea look! It's etremely rare to find someone with such good quality equipment who is also so lovely to work with and charge competitive rates. I am constantly recommending you to our brides and I hope we get lots more bookings together. All the best, Charlotte.
Charlotte Rhodes - from Karen Rhodes Catering June 2013
 
Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding on 23rd March. You were so reassuring throughout all the planning and on the day itself, even braving snowy conditions to get there! Everyone was saying what a lovely touch the vintage china and afternoon tea was (the hot drinks being very welcome I think!) so THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart's.
Laura and Jon's wedding March 2013 at New House Farm Lorton - Wedding planning, On-Site wedding assistance and Vintage Crockery Hire

Intially we contacted Amy to find us a fabulous wedding venue - which she did. We have now booked some of her lovely hiring items for our wedding in 2013. It's great to have everything under one roof.
Miss Taylor September 2012 - wedding April 2013

Stunning vintage crockery arrived and was enjoyed by all the guests. You are fabulous at what you and I wuld recommend you to all!
Charlotte Lavin - September 2012

We have worked with Amy on a number of events and she has been fantastic. Always delivers on time, has solutions when we hadn't even thought about the problems and really does offer a 10 out of 10 service. We look forward to working with her again in the not too distant future.

Stunning vintage crockery - I think that say's it all!
Some of our hiring comments anon! 2012

Amy was a wonder to have at our wedding. She not only helped us prior to by helping us find items for our special day but was also there to set-up and get me through the day without me having to lift a finger. She was a hugely calming influence when we were in a panic about catering the event ourselves - yes we did it...with Amy's help! I would reccommend Amy for any aspect of your wedding from planning, hiring out her stunning items, her decor and set-up arrangements and ideas and her wedding day help. It was wonderful working with her...I have already mentioned her name to so many friends!
Wedding at New House Farm, September 2012

Thank you for decorating my 70th Birthday Party! The balloons, table sparkles and banners were fantastic, the surprise jars of sweets were even better and the Vintage Teapots filled with wild flowers were simply stunning! I can't praise everything enough...will be recommending you to all!
Christine and Tony - Windermere (World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness) August 2012

A big Thank You! You kept us at ease and were a true delight to work with. All our guests commented on how fantastic the night was and how you were on hand for anything they needed! Thank you also for racing home after we had forgotten to buy decorations and picking up some balloons and banners from your lovely collection! We will be calling on your hostess services again...especially as I didn't have to do the washing up and could spend time with my guests!
Hostess Services in Windermere August 2012 - Hodge Howe

Thank's Amy. The cutlery (and extras!) was perfect for our Marquee birthday celebrations. Everything came polished and ready to just put on the table, it saved us so much time! Your delivery and collection was spot on and your emails made us feel at ease knowing we were getting good quality and a good service for our Lake District Celebrations. We will be using you again for the next party!
Mr & Mrs Wilson, Windermere Birthday Celebration - June 2012

Amazing! Thank's so much for all your help with our Wedding - it was truly exceptional and just what we had in mind. Surpassed everyone's expectations and will always be a day to remember.
Graythwaite, March 2012
 
From the start Amy made me feel relaxed and confident that I was in good hands. She understood exactly what I wanted to achieve on my wedding day and not only supplied everything I wanted but suggested items that I hadn't thought of and were the cherry on the cake. It was perfect!  
She even managed to source Champagne saucers I looked high and low for - I loved seeing everyone with them on the day.  
The vintage crockery looked fantastic together and what beautiful pieces, it was almost a shame to use them?! Everyone commented on how the tea cups and cake stands looked on the desert table with the bunting.
All in all, everything from Amy's knowledge, patience and creativity helped to make a fantastic day perfect.
Thanks again, next wedding I'll be sure to call you!  
        
Vicky and Gavin - Wedding Assistance and Crockery Hire (New House Farm-Lorton) April 2012

Thank-you so much for the Vintage Crockery - it was perfect and I will be passing your name onto everyone I know!
Christine - Windermere, Vintage Crockery Hire May 2012

Amy helped with every aspect of our wedding and was so helpful on the big day. We loved every minute of the day and if there were any issues we certainly didn't realise as everything was taken care of. The whole day ran so smoothly and everyone commented on how fabulous everything was. This is largely due to Amy helping us along the way and also being there on the day. Due to the bespoke wedding package we still had the freedom to enjoy the planning but the help along the way when we got a little lost?! Thanks so much for everything xx
Katie and James - Wedding partial planner and day co-ordination, March 2012