FAQs and expert advice about wedding services

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Sussex Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@your-sussex.wedding


On the wings of love

On the wings of love

Q. It's been a tough year and we're delighted that our wedding is looking like it can go ahead later this year. We want to add something extra special to our plans though. What would you suggest?

A. Viv Lambert says: Upcoming weddings are the perfect opportunity to celebrate the love and relationships we've all missed, both between the happy couple themselves and also with friends and family. However, not all of your loved ones can be with you in person on the big day, so a beautiful white dove release is the perfect way to symbolise the love and freedom everyone wants to fly toward now. For example, we offer up to five doves for the price of two symbolising those who can only be with you in spirit.

Two doves come in a pretty cage on a white pillar, with extras in a heart-shaped basket, both prettily decorated with flowers and ribbons to match your theme. Always accompanied by an experienced handler, on release they rise and circle to orientate before heading off for home, giving an opportunity for beautiful photographs while putting on a stunning display.

Viv Lambert, Lambert's White Dove Release


Come fly with me

Come fly with me

Q. I love the idea of a dove release. How would this work on our wedding day and is it unkind to the birds in any way?

A. Viv Lambert says: We recommend a release of five doves on your wedding day. The first pair represents your onward flight together and the extras symbolise those loved ones who'll be watching over you, there in spirit. Released either by hand or direct from a pretty presentation cage and heart-shaped basket, both decorated in your chosen flowers, these beautiful birds rise and circle to orientate, then head back to their home in Hove, often arriving before us!

Their natural homing instinct serves them well and it's easy to see they're well-loved, expertly cared for and receive the very best of treatment. For us, their welfare is paramount, so we'd give you a full refund in the event of adverse weather conditions where their safety becomes an issue if released. If you're still worried, you're welcome to arrange a visit to see our feathered friends at home before you book.

Viv Lambert, Lambert Dove Release

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