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; benches and furs for the ceremony and Chivari chairs for dining we have tried to think of everything to make your day as simple and affordable for you as possible. Each season we decorate the venue and create seasonal looks to help keep costs down.
You can set up the afternoon before the wedding giving you the whole day to enjoy yourself. We have created a whole floor especially for the bridal party to get ready in the morning complete with a bottle of bubbly to start the day.
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 ! As well as caterers we have a tried and tested list of amazing Sussex suppliers - from florists to photographers, D.J’s to harpists.
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 email Amy on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07552 873448 to arrange an appointment.
Photography by Jessica Bevan - www.jessicabevanphotography.com
Venue Styling by The Pilgrims Rest
Table garlands by Laura Blythe - @blyroseflowers
Tableware by Abbey Catering - www.new.abbeycateringservices.co.uk