We all dream about our wedding day - from making bridal boxes as
children to creating Pinterest boards full of inspiration. When the time
comes, suddenly dreams become reality and what started out as a fun
and exciting process can quickly become a stressful and expensive one.
From being a fairly relaxed, happy person we become the bridezilla of all
bridezillas; we start to organise things down to the tiniest detail and walk
through our wedding days a thousand times before it happens to make
sure the day will run perfectly. At this point we need to stop, take a deep
breath and really think...who are you actually planning this wedding for?
For you and your fiancé or everyone else? If you have to pause to think
about this then stop, take a bigger breath and think again. It is your day -
have a wedding that you will actually enjoy organising and more
importantly you will enjoy on the day.
Less is more is a good mantra when planning your day. Reducing your
guest list means your close friends and family will be your guests so
there should be nobody to impress and nobody to judge (or so we would
hope!) Your wedding day should be full of fun, laughter and love. Think
about if you were attending your best friend’s wedding - would you judge
them if they decided not to spend hours making tiny pots of jam as
favours? Probably not. If this is the case, then do yourself a favour (rather
than making them) and keep it simple.
This is where we step in. The Pilgrims Rest in East Sussex is a 600 year
old, licenced wedding venue in the heart of East Sussex. We have
designed and furnished it so that it needs little decoration. With vintage
decanters and wine buckets,and stands for your wine; wood for the fires
and pewter candlesticks and candles for the lime-washed trestle tables;
Chivari chairs for dining and benches and furs for the ceremony we have
tried to think of everything to make your day as simple and affordable for
you as possible.
Our design team creates stunning seasonal looks in the building with
plenty of pea lights to help your wedding budget. You just need to add
your own personal touches or even nothing at all. The building looks
pretty magical either way!
We do not charge corkage so that you can have great wine and your own
bar if you choose. We offer couples the flexibility to have a wedding just
how they want it and the choice to make it their own. We work with some
amazing local caterers but if you have your own then bring them with
We can give you a list of our tried and tested suppliers (we are pretty
ruthless about who we add), or you may have your own suppliers you
wish to bring. Importantly our friendly and professional team will be there
on the day, keeping you and your guests safe and ensuring your wedding
goes without a hitch.
With less stress, less cost and less hassle, your wedding will be more
relaxed, more enjoyable and more fun. When it comes to planning your
wedding - less really is more.
If you would like to come and view The Pilgrims Rest please contact The
Pilgrims Rest team on email@example.com or call 07552
873448 to arrange an appointment.
Photography by Georgina Piper Wedding Photography