Eco Weddings

West Sussex wedding guide encourages eco-conscious couples to save money and have a green wedding:

A wide range of tips to help eco-conscious couples save money and have a green wedding or civil ceremony are contained in the latest issue of Ceremonies in West Sussex.

The free glossy fact-packed brochure says: “With an average wedding costing upwards of an eye-watering £11,000, how about theming your wedding to make it green and local?

“You could save yourself a tidy sum and do your bit for the environment.”

The tips include:

Food glorious food: Source all your food for the wedding or civil partnership locally.

Get me to the church…or the venue you have chosen in a mode of transport that is not powered by petrol, such as a tandem or a horse and carriage.

All dressed up: Go for designer chic on a budget by buying your outfit at a charity shop.

Paper chase: Make your own confetti from recycled greetings cards or use birdseed (don’t throw rice – it’s is bad for birds).

Flowers are lovely: Use flowers that are in season or see if any allotment holders would be willing to give you flowers for an unstructured bouquet.

Ceremonies in West Sussex, which is produced by West Sussex County Council Registration Service, also contains:

·       A guide to wedding fairs being held locally throughout the year.

·       Valuable information that will help you plan your ceremony.

·       Answers to many of the questions commonly asked about the legal aspects of getting married or registering a civil partnership.

·       Details of the exceptionally wide range of romantic venues for weddings and civil partnerships, as well as five conveniently sited Register Offices.

·       An A to Z guide of ceremony specialists - businesses that can offer a wide variety of services to meet all your ceremony day needs.

Peter Evans, County Council Cabinet Member responsible for the Registration Service, said: “The wide range of information, detail and facts contained in this eye-catching, ever-popular brochure make it invaluable for anyone planning a wedding or civil ceremony.

“By highlighting such a range of venues, facilities and services, Ceremonies in West Sussex helps underline why people are so keen to get married or have their civil partnership in our county.”

Other Registration Services detailed in the brochure are:

·       Naming Ceremony – a non-religious ceremony to welcome a baby, child or children into your family.
·       Renewal Ceremony – a non-religious ceremony for  couples who wish to re-celebrate their wedding or civil partnership.

Ceremonies in West Sussex 2010 can be obtained from the County’s Register Offices, which are at:

Chichester – Greyfriars, North Street.
Crawley – next to the Library in Southgate Avenue.
Haywards Heath – County Offices, Oaklands, Oaklands Road.
Horsham – Park House, North Street.
Worthing – Centenary House, Durrington Lane.

It can also be delivered direct to your door free-of-charge by phoning 01243 642122.

Alternatively it can be viewed on-line at