Company of Educators Beadle Ted Prior
Company of Educators Beadle Ted Prior

“Ted is an outstanding Livery Beadle, he guided me from my first days as Clerk not knowing where to start organising a a black tie dinner through to advising me on the subtleties of protocol at Mansion House dinners. What he doesn’t know about managing big events and the Livery isn’t worth knowing, yet he remains respectful and reassuring to clients at all times.”

Dr Misha Hebel, Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Educators. After Installation Dinner at Painters Hall on 29 June 2018




” We would just like to express our very grateful thanks for all your support and expertise at Claire & Aaron´s Wedding on 7th June. We all had a fantastic day, and were delighted on the smooth running of everything, which was helped largely by yourself keeping things together and, somehow, making up time when we were behind schedule. Thank you so very much once again. Judith & John Ireland ”
Wedding of Victoria & Martin Gilbert, 7th June 2008, Fanhams Hall Hotel
On the 2nd June 2018 I stood in at very short notice for a good friend and colleague who had suffered a heart attack, for the Wedding of Jessica & Mark. They got married at a lovely venue in Frome, Somerset.
 Just before Christmas 2018 I was delighted to have received the following ‘Thank You’ card from them.

Dear Ted,

Thank you so much for your amazing services on our special day. You really went above and beyond what we expected of you, all our guests spoke so highly of you too.Thank you once again for making our day run so smoothly, it really wouldn’t have been the same without you there.

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy 2019.

Jessica & Mark

E- mail received from Ilyse Antoniou, Mother of the Bride, following her daughter’s Wedding on the 2nd December 2018 at the Waldorf, The Strand, London

Dearest Ted

Thank you so much for being the finest Toastmaster in the world – as Tina Turner would say, you are “simply the best”!!!!!

It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to have dealt with you over the run up to the wedding, right up until the day.  You were so kind and understanding with the sad events that preceded the celebration and so all that is left to say is thank you once again.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and if ever you fancy a coffee at the Galleria, give me a call.

Lots of love

Ilyse xx


E Mail received on the 27th August 2019 from Nancy & Danny whose Wedding I attended Sunday the 26th August 2019 at The Fennes, Braintree

Morning Ted 

Just a note to say a MASSIVE thank you. Our day ran perfectly because of you! All our guests commented on how amazing you was. Thank you once again. 

This picture shows how you looked after us – from holding our drinks, to getting us drinks to sorting our guests out. Nothing was too much. 

Thank you once again! 

Mr & Mrs Robery x

On the 10th August 2019 I had the pleasure of attending 5 Lakes Resort, nr Maldon, Essex for the Wedding of Gayleen and Kris. On the 18th February 2019 Gayleen & Kris post the following review on my Facebook Page:


Ted, You are an absolute legend!

We cannot thank you enough for supporting us on our day, we couldn’t have done it without you, you kept our guests amused, they knew what they were doing and you kept the pressure off us, the day ran so smooth, you are very kind and amazing at your job and we would recommend you to anyone getting married. It was a pleasure to have you there.

 Love Mr. & Mrs. Yianni



E Mail received from Jo & Chris following their Wedding at Ye Olde Plough House, on the 2nd February 2019

 Hi Ted

Thank you for your lovely email, hope you have recovered from our day 😆

You were amazing, thank you so much, every wedding really does need a Ted in it. Your organisation skills, relationship with the venue and the way you just slot in and mingle with the guests are all outstanding and we would of been lost without your input. Even your relationship and plan with the waiters with whom you didn’t know just proved how easily you form fast relationships to get the job done effectively, and you are worth every penny of your fee and your dinner ha ha ha.

We will send through our photos with you when Claire sends them.

Lots of love

Mr and Mrs

E-mail received from Jade & Jordan, following their Wedding at Ye Olde Plough House, 13th October 2018Dear Ted,

Just emailing to say thank you so much for making our wedding day run so smoothly last Saturday at Ye Olde Plough House. We had the most amazing day and wish we could do it again. Everyone commented on how great you were and we are so glad that we booked you. It couldn’t have gone any better

Thank you

Jade and Jordan

E-mail from Clare and Karl following their Wedding on the 29th September at Five Lakes Crowne Plaza

Dear Ted

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for being an amazing toastmaster at our wedding last Saturday. Your jokes went down a storm and without you there to organise Karl and I and our rabble of guests the day would have been chaos!!!.

I would highly recommend you, you were professional throughout the day and added a touch of class to our very special day.

Thank you again
Mr and Mrs Burridge xx

E mail received from the Parents of the Bride                                                                              Anne Marie & Paul following their daughter’s Wedding

Hannah & Michael 23rd August 2018 at Ye Olde Plough House.

Dear Ted,

Thank you so much for all your support and hard work throughout Hannah and Michael’s wedding day.

We truly do not know how we would have done it without you! You have a wonderful way with people, professional, yet friendly and a fabulous sense of humour. We would highly recommend you – in fact we are going to tell everyone you can’t have a wedding without TED!

With very best wishes,


Anne Marie and Paul Ballard – 25th August 2018