5 reasons why you should visit Rye

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in General | Comments Off on 5 reasons why you should visit Rye

Rye is a medieval town that expand over the south of England. Surrounded by the rivers Rother and Brede and 2 miles away from the sea. This is the perfect holiday destination. For nature lovers a vast green field’s opens up all the way towards the west. While the east and south line up through canals, bridges and of course plenty of harbours.

The town offers a wide range of entertainment, from culinary feasts to music recitals. There are also plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, restaurants, chocolate shops, tea houses and antique shops. This little port in the middle of East Sussex has it all. Not surprise it was the favourite destination for artists and royals in Victorian times.

The variety of bed and breakfast hotels in Rye is also quite broad. And yes there are options for people travelling on a tight schedule. Services are quite good, you can rely on the information guides given to tourists from upon arrival. Is worth though checking the public transport time table as it can change from season to season.

If you don’t want to get caught by the endless possibilities the town has to offer, here are 5 things to explore that will make your stay memorable.

Bird Watching: for the nature lovers there are plenty of spots around the town where you can sit and observe the natural world in motion. The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is very accessible and great place to start. Many celebrations take place here. Fundraising Activities and various events keep the site alive and running.

Arts Galleries: for art lovers there are plenty of options to discover local and international artists. The Rye Art Gallery is one of the many places to visit.  What’s more, a popular art festival takes place in the months of September and October, showcasing music, performance, paintings and ceramics.

Antique shopping: If you thought Antiques are only for fairs and TV programmes you’re wrong. This is the place to go if you love finding treasures that no one could think of. The Station Antique Centre is a great place. There also few markets that will delight any vintage fan.

Cycle: for the cycle fans that can’t get enough of a fair share of the road here is all yours. Cycle paths extend along Rye cycle route making it easy to travel around. Plus cycle shops will fix any unexpected emergency repair.

Restaurants: as fishing is the town’s main activity, delicious fresh fish dishes are always available. The choices of places to have lunch or dinner is very varied. Kings head Inn is a popular place with a mouth-watering menu which operates all year long.  Bonus, if you need to plan your Christmas celebrations hurry up to make your reservations, places fill quickly.

The list is not exhaustive, there are many other things to do in Rye.  Having a perfect holiday is about knowing how to adjust your hobbies to the town. But one thing is certain Rye won’t disappoint anyone.

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Pros & Cons of Hiring A Wedding Planner

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in General | Comments Off on Pros & Cons of Hiring A Wedding Planner

As you plan your big day you can easily get bogged down and overwhelmed by all the details that are involved in the planning. When you get engaged, the initial feeling is that of excitement and happiness at the wedding you get to plan for yourselves. No one really thinks of anything past the big four: venue, church/registry office, cars, invites. On top of this, you have the tiny nitty gritty like chair covers, confetti, flowers, table cards, DJ, drinks packages, menus and on and on until you’re eventually sat in a pile of tulle crying into a bag of balloons that you have to blow up yourself. Well, not every wedding is planned so dramatically, but you should really think of the ways you can help yourself as a bride to have minimal stress and look forward to the big day.

No doubt you probably already know, a wedding planner coordinates all aspects of the big day for a bride and groom. This can involve absolutely anything from helping to select a dress and developing a theme to securing the best and most appropriate venue for the lucky couple and helping to plan a catering menu. Utilising the skills of a professional wedding planner can be the making of you and your wedding day and with everything, wedding planners do come with their pros and cons! As the bride, you may want total control over every tiny lace covered detail of your wedding and no matter how busy your life is, handing over some of the reins to someone else can be difficult. We have listed for you the pros and cons of inviting a planner to share the organisation of your big day:



The wedding planner you hire will be the one to sweat the small stuff, not you. The chances are you’ve never actually organised an event of such large and important scale and there are just so many details to remember. Wedding planners do this for a living, it’s what they’re good at and they thrive on making a brides’ day perfect. They can handle the details you may well have overlooked while making the most of your budget and allocating those precious funds correctly. They have amazing knowledge of the wedding market especially if you are hoping to married somewhere you don’t live. The time of a wedding planner is precious as is yours and as they are being paid for this you literally have your very own wedding personal assistant and they will have the time to chase down the caterers and obscure suppliers to get any answers you can’t. Your wedding planner is also with you on the big day so if things go wrong you don’t have to stress out about it – they do!


The biggest con of hiring a wedding planner is the fact you have to relinquish some of the control. You will need to allow them to work WITH you as well as understand that there is no point in hiring a planner if you don’t let them do any of the work! The cost of hiring a wedding planner can be big – although worth it. If your budget is already tiny, spending on a planner may not be the best financially sound decision as they do cost. If your venue of choice has a prepackaged service, you likely would have wasted your money on a wedding planner.

Think carefully of the type of person you are and your budget before you plough on with plans for a wedding planner to take care of your wedding and overall, enjoy your day!


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Reasons NOT to Become a Wedding Planner

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in General | Comments Off on Reasons NOT to Become a Wedding Planner

Every job out there has its highs and lows and this includes one that sound as fun as wedding planning does. There really is no doubt that planning weddings is both fun and rewarding while being incredibly emotional. Even as a planner you get to witness both the stresses and dresses of a wedding and that’s bound to draw a tear or two! You get to attend cake tasting sessions and help your brides choose their linens and give sage advice on what to do and what not to do when it comes to the day. Seeing months and months of very hard work pull together on a perfect day is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do in your career. The perks are also fab to planning a wedding in surrey such as being invited to all the industry parties and staying at amazing hotels while you tour event spaces. You also get to work with fantastic clients on one of the most memorable times of their life.


Having a wedding planning company London career can seem very glamourous but there are definitely reasons not to do it. Like with anything, there are the downsides and here in this article there are things for you to consider.

  • Weddings happen to hit weekends and evenings and client meetings that fall on these days take the time away from your own family and friends which can be difficult. Being a wedding planner means that you have a hectic and ever changing work schedule where no two days are the same. If you own your company doing wedding planning, you can set boundaries to help with the whole issue of unsociable hours but being realistic, weddings happen on a Saturday 95% of the time. It does get harder being that mentally ‘on’.
  • Stress is a big factor for a bride when they’re planning their wedding but that stress is shared with the wedding planner. You are at the wedding party every week making sure things go off without a hit and you can experience a ‘wedding hangover’ where all the planning is done, the event is successful and breathe!
  • Bridezilla is a term we hear more and more of these days and they can be the most difficult clients you can work for. As much as you try and weed out the clients who aren’t your ideal clients can really take its toll mentally. Without intending to be, you are the sounding board and possible verbal punch bag for the bride. It isn’t fair, it isn’t fun but it is part of the job.
  • As a planner you have to keep your own vision of what you think a wedding can be inside and help your bridal party plan for THEIR dream and vision and this can really be a challenge for some planners. You will end up planning a wedding that doesn’t fit your taste but that’s okay and you have to make it okay with you as well.
  • This job takes a great deal of multitasking and organisation and if you cannot keep your head and manage your workload then the total stress for this role will shine through and will make you feel like you’re overwhelmed.
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