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General Questions

TOAST is the UK’s definitive source for inspiring stylish entertaining, and connecting party hosts to a carefully crafted community of experts and suppliers, helping consumers to bring everyday and special occasions to life.

Through beautiful, useful and informative editorial, theEdit brings the style savvy consumer a wealth of inspirational ideas, real events, regular features, product reviews, DIY tips and expert advice all in one place, providing the ultimate guide to stylish entertaining.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect celebration cake, unique decorations or show-stopping props, the ultimate centerpiece or even an event planner to do it all for you, TOAST’s Little Black Book connects you to a wealth of resources and community of experts, all hand-picked by our enthusiastic team of experts, that will help bring your ideas to life!

TOAST is passionate about making the most out of everyday and special occasions. We believe that life is more fun when filled with colourful, exciting events and occasions to look forward to that don’t cost the earth. With each post and featured vendor, TOAST wants to enable everyone from the seasoned party-pro to the first time host to be able to entertain in style.

TOAST is here to help you discover and enjoy the abundance of talented, creative craftspeople, fabulous foodies, and stylish entertainers from across the UK that will make any occasion that little bit special. We want to help you create moments and memories for your loved ones that last a lifetime, and connect you with the best of the best suppliers across the UK that make this possible, whilst keeping some of our most beloved traditions alive for generations to come.

TOAST is dedicated to supporting independent businesses in the special events industry, allowing any organisation within this sector the opportunity to apply to join our network.

For Business Vendors

TOAST is dedicated to supporting independent businesses in the special events industry, allowing any business within this sector the opportunity to apply to join our network. 

The Little Black Book is the fastest growing community of special event and party suppliers, allowing businesses to promote their products, service and talent to active consumers across the UK.

TOAST helps businesses to attract new customers and connect with likeminded experts in their field. TOAST will enable you to raise awareness of your products and services, showcase your creativity and create a unique portfolio that will attract new and potential customers to help grow your business.

Listings appear in our efficient and searchable directory the Little Black Book, and is linked to articles featured in theEdit and across the website.

There are various search options to enable our users to find your business. From specific category, theme and occasion searches to location and keyword searches, your business can be seen by active party planners looking for suppliers to help create their events.

When featured in theEdit, you also have the chance to be linked to articles which will drive additional traffic to your profile.

Nothing, just a little bit of time and effort to make it look perfect. TOAST provides FREE listings to its vendors to help create and build a quality community of only the very best vendors and suppliers around.

TOAST and our Little Black Book is a national online magazine and directory covering the whole of the UK. TOAST aims to celebrate British brands and support local businesses to build their brand and grown their customers base.

TOAST is your community, one of likeminded, creative experts in the special occasion and events sector. Being part this growing community there will be opportunities to be featured across marketing and promotional opportunities, editorial features, generate new ideas, submit work, collaborate with other similar business that compliment what you do, network and together make the UK special occasion and events industry, fabulous!

Head over to the relevant vendor page in the Little Black Book section - on the right hand side you’ll see the words ‘claim my listing’, you will then be directed through a few easy steps to complete the process.

Don’t worry, we can help. You can submit a dispute on the existing claim via the ‘claim my listing’ link on the the right hand side of the relevant vendor page. If you can provide us with suitable proof that you are the rightful owner of this listing, we can ensure ownership is tranferred to you.

Yes, each approved vendor in TOAST’s Little Black Book is given their own dedicated vendor page(s) and private dashboard, enabling you to edit and manage individual and multiple listings. We write your profile in our hosue style but are open to additions and amendments. 

Just click on the 'account' link (or click here) at the top of the page and you'll be directed to the login page. Once you've logged-in you'll be directed to your account dashboard.

Go to the login page and click on the 'forgotten your password' link. You'll be asked to enter the email address you used when you registered with TOAST. We'll then email you a link so you can reset your password to whatever you like.

Yes, with a free listing you can add a logo and up to five additional gallery images  that you can amend as you see fit. We do have set criteria for images and will be able to offer advice on what works best to make your page stand out.

Each approved vendor is considered for review in theEdit the minute they sign up. Our team of experts will be searching for the very latest and best suppliers that will appeal to our readers.

Head over to theEdit page and you will find all of the information you need.

There is also a submission form here, for anyone wishing to submit their company, brand or event for consideration. As a listed vendor, please ensure that your company name is at the start of your subject line in your submission.

As an approved listing, we aim to work with all of our vendors to highlight their products and services through our editorial, and we will get in touch with you once you’ve been approved. If you have a specific idea, product, new service or event you’d like us to consider, please submit this via theEdit pages.

We would be delighted to help you generate more leads and interest in your business. Whether it’s being considered for a feature in theEdit, or further promotion across our social media channels, we’d be happy to discuss ideas. We can also provide assistance and support in copywriting, photography and content ideas to boost your listing and get you seen by more of our readers, just contact us here: info@toast.life

Yes!  Once approved, you will receive an ‘As featured in the little Black Book’ official seal of approval stamp for you to use on your website.

Yes. We direct customers to your primary business web address as well as any social media handles you provide us with. 

The Little Black Book is an independent, by invitation directory and therefore we like to keep all of the listings that we have created live, so that our readers can find the companies and brands that we recommend and that may help them in their search. However, if you are really unhappy about your listing, we would be happy to discuss this with you. Please contact us here

Editorial Contributors

If you are a professional event planner, party host or supplier to the events industry, we are always on the look out for beautiful, stylish and chic events, as well as innovative products and services hitting the party scene. You can submit an event, styled shoot or new product via our submission page here. You can also get in touch with us via theedit@toast.life and tell us what you’ve got going on!

Toast welcomes like-minded writers, authors, bloggers and experts who believe in inspiring stylish entertaining, and love celebrating life, to contribute to TheEdit. We are always on the look out for new ideas, the latest innovations, fabulous parties and stylish products that will keep our readers inspired and partying until next week. If you share our values, have a passion for celebrations, a burning idea for a feature, or if you just have something to say, we invite you to join the party! Get in touch here.

If you have been featured in theEdit multiple times and we use your content regularly, you will already have been considered as a regular contributor. If you’d like to make this more official, speak to us via our contact page.

Fantastic – we love to hear from people with new ideas and creative flair for the special events industry. To submit your article or be considered as a writer for theEdit, complete our submission form here. For more general ideas, and collaborations email us at theedit@toast.life.

We love to feature unique, beautiful and real events, and would welcome your submissions. To be considered submit your parties to us here.

We are always on the look out for new ideas, the latest innovations, fabulous parties and stylish products that will keep our readers inspired and partying until next week. If you have a product, service or idea, get in touch with us via our submission pages here.

We apologies for any errors made and would be happy to take a look at this with you. Please contact us via theedit@toast.life.

Party Planners

Head over to the Little Black Book and you can either search by category, location, occasion or even do a key word search. Alternatively, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, head over to theEdit and get inspired.

Each listing has a link to email the vendor you have found on the right side bar. Simply click this link and fill out the quick enquiry form, we will let them know that you are interested and you’ll be able to get a quote and book them when they get in touch. 

If you have a recommendation for a supplier that you think we should feature on TOAST and in our Little Black Book, you can submit them via our form get listed page here

Advertising

If you are a supplier or expert in the special events sector and interested in being featured on TOAST, we would be happy to discuss your requirements and see how we could work together. Get in touch with us here.

TOAST readers are both experienced party planners and first time hosts. They are style-savvy consumers, who look beyond the basic party-shop accessories and shop-bought cakes and canapés, for that something a little bit special. They are the type of consumers looking to make the most of any event from the small work success, a birthday, anniversary or milestone event. Our readers want to entertain their guests and create that extra wow factor that leaves a lasting impression.

In addition to our FREE approved vendor profiles in our dedicated Little Black Book, TOAST also offers a range of exciting opportunities to promote your brand, products and services. If you are interested, please get in touch with us here.

If you work with a brand or service and would like to host a competition via the website or our social media channels, please get in touch with us here.

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