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Wednesday 19th of January 2022
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There is so much choice out there when it comes to arranging your perfect wedding. The first thing you need to do is breathe......... this should be fun, and you only need to make one decision,and the rest should follow.Once you've counted all your pennies and have a budget to work from, get your walking shoes on and get out there to check all the amazing venues that East Sussex has to offer. From village halls, barns, castles, back gardens, hotels, pubs and everything in between, there is a venue to suit you and your budget. 

The best way to choose your perfect setting is to go there. Don't dismiss anywhere just because the websites a bit dated, you have a specific idea or you feel you should do it in a specific way. Get a feel for the place, work out just how much you want to organise yourselves and of course how many guests you have.

Check out Hitched and Bridebook for inspiration, trends and a one-stop-shop for all things weddings!!

Although weddings can be pulled together quickly, if you want a specific photographer, band, make-up artist, caterer etc then you need to plan ahead as they get booked up so far in advance, especially after the dreaded Covid put a spanner in the works and put the industry on hold.


So, you've got the venue sorted, set your budget, made a guest list, set the date ....... then what????


We suggest 12 months before

  • contact your local registration service to book the legals
  • book Kate or Kate, obviously!!!
  • have a think about your caterers
  • choose colour scheme
  • hire photographers here
  • book band here
  • or DJ here


10 months before

  • wedding dress shopping here
  • send out safe the date invites
  • go back and buy the first wedding dress you saw
  • bridesmaids dresses
  • choose flowers with the help of a lovely florist

 6 months before


3 months before

  • meet up with your celebrant
  • hair trial
  • make-up trial
  • dress fitting here
  • give notice to marry (2 months notice needed, but give it three)


1 month before

  • choose readings
  • choose music for service
  • write your personal vows
  • pay your suppliers the final balance


 Day before

  • sleep
  • drink water
  • have fun


And there you have it.