Wedding Planning Help

Fun and Stylish Hen Party Accessories with The Hen Planner

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Today we have the lovely Claire from The Hen Planner here with us to discuss some super fun and stylish hen party accessories. Our team member Stephanie met Claire whilst blogging at The National Wedding Show back in February and really related to this chic and modern hen party look. Of course Stephanie wanted to share all these goodies that she found with you wonderful brides and bridesmaids so she asked Claire a little more about The Hen Planner…

Team Bride Range Shot- Hen Party Accessories

What is The Hen Planner and what do you provide for brides?

The Hen Planner is an online store focused on selling fun, stylish and modern hen party accessories and decorations. Everything that isn’t your ‘traditional’ hen party items such as tutu skirts or rudely shaped straws etc. We cover a range of themes from classic to boho and fiesta. We also have a range of hen party decorations and party ware that will add more colour and fabulousness to your hen do, bridal shower or bachelorette party. Read the rest of this entry »


Should Your Groom See Your Wedding Dress?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Tradition says that it’s bad luck but should your groom see your wedding dress before the wedding ceremony? Seeing each other before the ceremony or even having a hand in choosing the dress is becoming a new favourite. The ‘first look’ photos that we keep seeing everywhere are to die for, and are such a sweet moment. Here are a few reasons for and against letting your groom see your wedding dress!

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GROOM SEEING THE WEDDING DRESS

Many brides and grooms experience a lot of anxiety and nerves before the ceremony. By enjoying a ‘first look’ moment together you can calm and reassure each other.

One of the most wonderful photographs to see is the grooms reaction when he first sees his bride. Many grooms may try to stop themselves from getting emotional when in front of a crowd so a first look is super sweet!

If you were superstitious then shouldn’t you also be wearing a face covering veil, having your maids in white and about a hundred other things?

If you had a say in what suit he chose, perhaps he would like a say in what dress you choose also?

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How To Tell Someone They’re NOT Invited To Your Wedding

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

How to tell someone they’re not invited to your wedding is tricky. Very tricky. It all depends on how well you know them, what your relationship with them is and how they assumed they were invited! The last thing you need while planning a wedding is more stress. So, we’re here to help. We have come up with a little guide on how to tell someone they’re not invited to your wedding.

First things first, do you know who’s not invited to your wedding? When writing your guest list be sure that you have a defined list of who is invited and how many spaces may be ‘free’. This way when someone starts talking about how excited they are you don’t accidently say “Yes I can’t wait to see you there!”. This is especially common with friends of parents or distant relatives! The next obstacle is being delicate about the topic. You do not want anybody to feel like you don’t care about them, so here are a few scenarios…

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Our Top 4 Honeymoon Destinations 2017

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Wedding planning can be very stressful -we all know that. Therefore your honeymoon destinations 2017 is a must-do on your list – a little TLC will be needed after the big day! In this blog we have narrowed our choices for top honeymoon destinations 2017 to just 4. They are all unique, wonderful and of course – simply beautiful.

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Seychelles

We have to admit we became obsessed with this place when Kat from Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride ventured there earlier this year! If you’re looking for a laid-back, picturesque vacation then this should be top of your honeymoon destinations 2017 list! Seychelles is pretty much what we imagine paradise might look like – the beach is sublimely soft, the waters are crystal clear, and all the resorts on the islands are to die for. Your first job is to decide which of their stunning private islands to stay on – most of which are lush in wilderness, sandy beaches and romace in abundance. All luxury hotels on the Seychelles will offer you and your spouse the chance to dine alone in a romantic spot around their property!

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What It’s Like To Be Considered A Plus Size Bride

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Hi everyone – it’s Sussex Bride here! Today is a very personal post that I felt although very sensitive, needed sharing. I’d like to talk with you about what it’s like to be considered as a plus size bride. Many of you might find this subject a little sensitive or awkward but I really want to draw attention to those three little words – plus size bride.

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As you know I got married a little over a month ago now on the 5th November, it was an amazing day and I couldn’t have wished for a better husband to share it with. We took about a year to plan the wedding and in that time I felt an unbearable pressure to lose weight for the big day. In every wedding magazine going there were lists of what to do for the wedding – and nearly all of them included starting a fitness regime. Why? Why should marrying the person you love come hand in hand with dieting? Surely they love you as you are?

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Wedding Day Decorations with Giant Letter Company

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

There is a huge variety of wedding day decorations available to all you lovely brides and grooms – however these really set the bar! Today we have the wonderful Ashleigh & Ryan from Giant Letter Company to talk all about their giant light up letters and why you should have them for your big day (spoiler: because the look amazing that’s why!)

LOVE 2 Wedding Day Decorations

First let’s have a little background information about Giant Letter Company….

The Giant Letter Company started in July 2015, as part of a University project which was then brought to life. Ryan had always wanted to run his own business and so used this as a great opportunity to begin. Soon after, Ashleigh was introduced into the mix to help with behind the scenes work, whilst Ryan moved over to designing the products. The props are hand-made and can be customised to suit your individual style; they can also create original products from scratch! They are based in Brighton, East Sussex (one of the best towns ever we may add) but can deliver nationwide.

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Sussex Bride: Wedding Day Reflections

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Today I am saying hello to you as a married woman! After a wonderful seven years together Liam and I tied the knot on Saturday 5th November and we could not be happier. I’d like to share with you some wedding day reflections that I have thought about – it has been so much fun to share this wedding journey with you and I don’t want it to stop! We are currently waiting to recieve all the pictures back from our wonderful photographer but I do have one or two to share with you today!

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Okay so there a quite a few wedding day reflections I have so I decided to bullet point them for you…

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Photography by D.B Sussex Photography

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The Unexpected Wedding Budget Items

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

When thinking about your wedding budget most people will focus on a  few main things; the dress, the photographer, the venue, the food and the entertainment. These are of course very important, however we have found that it tends to be the little unexpected wedding budget items that add up the grand total! So today we have our wonderful Sussex Bride here with us to tell us all about her unexpected wedding budget items and how she managed to keep on track leading up to the big day (which is only 16 days away by the way!!)

BRIDE AND GROOM Unexpected Wedding Budget

Hi everyone – so as you know I am tying the knot in just 16 days! My future husband and I set the initial budget back in December 2015 and we are actually very proud of how we have managed it all. However, there have been quite a few unexpected wedding budget changes that needed to be factored in. So I’m going to run through each change we have had to make so far and maybe it will help you when making your budget! Read the rest of this entry »


Sussex Bride: A Guide To Budget Wedding Planning

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Hello everyone! I may be in the final throws of planning the big day but I’m still here don’t worry! Today I thought it might helpful for some brides and grooms to hear about budget wedding planning. Not everyone has endless amounts of money for that big Pinterest style wedding however that doesn’t mean you can’t have the best day ever. Not forgetting that whatever your budget you will still be marrying the love of your life – and lets be honest, that’s pretty special.

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I’d like to share some top tips and advice that I’ve found helpful along the budget wedding planning route and hopefully it will help you a little too!

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What Happens During the Wedding Ceremony?

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Planning a wedding is a whole new experience for many brides and grooms and can be a little confusing. For example, what happens during the wedding ceremony? What do I need to do for the ceremony? These questions and more have all been answered for you right here…

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When you go to your local council to give notice of marriage they will hand you a booklet which outlines your ceremony and gives you several options. You should take a good look through this and then when you’re ready, go online and fill out the wedding ceremony checklist form. This will consist of the following:

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