Decided on who is going to provide the food for your Wedding Feast is probably going to be one of the most stressful and fun aspects of planning your wedding. This is a fantastic read from Andrews Holmes Catering
One of the best weddings I went to was a simple and intimate outdoor DIY, BYOB wedding – it was fabulous! With a BBQ, finger food and snacks that lasted the whole night. The food was superb and all home-cooked.
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“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”
You’ve booked the venue for your Ceremony and Reception. One of the next things to figure out is your decor and a big part of this is your flowers. Your flowers will be carrying the theme and colours through from your bridal bouquet to your celebrations.
Finding the perfect floral designer is going to be essential in helping to bring your vision to life. So, in this week’s I’ve found some very useful and informative blogs to share with you.
We’ll start with budgeting for your flowers.
Jan and Dee run Kay’s Flower School in Dublin. They are fabulous! And, are always so helpful and supportive that I headed straight over to their site to see if I could find anything helpful and of course I did.
Your flowers will be the first thing people see when they arrive at your venue. The colours and blooms you choose will set the theme of your wedding. Floral Art in Wicklow has put together some fabulous tips to walk you through the process.
Before meeting with a floral designer its important to know what questions to ask. The team at The Clare Galway Hotel have compiled eight important questions to ask. From seeing samples to changing your mind.
I hope that you have found this weeks topic interesting and helpful. Before I go, I’m going to give a few of our #irishweddingchat wonderful floral designers a shout out.
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Planning the Music you choose to share on your Wedding Day will probably be the most fun you will have. Being a lover of music myself, I know that if it were me I’d have to make sure that I went along to all the showcases, in fact, I’d go to a couple times. To be sure, that my foot was tapping and I felt like getting up to Dance.
I never would have guessed that there was so much involved in planning the music. From choosing the perfect song to walk down the aisle. To ending the night with a party that your guests will remember for years to come. I found this blog to be full of useful information to help you along the way.
I am a big fan of Bands with a Brass section, especially the Saxophone. I just love the why these instruments shake you up from the inside out! Which begs the question, how would you go about finding the perfect Wedding Band with a Brass Section? Ronan of Sax in the City shares some valuable tips with us.
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Planning your wedding is probably one of the most stressful events ever!
Lot’s things to do. From the ceremony to the reception. And, let’s not forget the honeymoon! All the itty bitty details as well! My head is already swirling at the thought of it. And, I’m not getting married. Well, not yet anyway!
My mission this week was to find the best advice for you.
Planning the big day
Starting with this fantastic blog from weddingdates.ie and the team at Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Donegal who share 8 expert wedding planning tips from deciding on your budget to enjoying the planning process.
While searching for useful tips, I came across this fantastic blog by Bruno Rosa, a Dublin Based Photographer. He shares excellent advice on how to plan your Destination Wedding in Ireland. It’s incredibly detailed and full of so much useful information from visa to venues.
Deciding on what kind of ceremony you want will be one of the major decision you and your partner will have to make. There are so many options today that it can be confusing. Sandra the Wedding Lady helps to clear the confusion with the elements that need to be in place before you can get married.
I really enjoyed reading this from Laura of beourguest.app It’s a little bit different from the usual wedding planning blogs I’ve come across. Laura talks about your guest experience. I love the suggestions she makes and how informing your guests is important. Definitely bookmark this one to read later. Oh, and I highly recommend checking out beourguest.app it’s a very handy one to have. Save you a lot of hassle.
Okay, so you need a little help organising everything because I have come to realise that planning the perfect wedding day is stressful, to say the least. That’s where Sarah comes in. She is s**t hot when it comes to sourcing the little details. From pulling together your theme to your favours.
This week’s subject I’m exploring the all-important Wedding Speeches! And, singing and dancing lessons. I did thing a little different this week and reached out to my network. And, got some wonderful articles to share with you. I also step of my comfort zone and did my very first podcast with Executive Speaking Coach Eamonn O’Brien.
Sing a song
But first, surprise your bride or groom with a song? Is this something that maybe you have thought of briefly? Thinking ahh no…I don’t have the confidence to sing in public. Well, the beautiful Aideen talks about how to pick the perfect song for you to sing.
Now, onto creating the perfect first dance with tips from Dance Divas in Galway
So, here it is…my very first podcast. Excuse the quality of sound. I wasn’t really ready to do this. It was very much spur of the moment.
Below I outline of 3 tips that Eamonn gave me during our interview.
It’s really about sharing memories. It is about a big day out for the bride and groom. It’s about really you reflecting well on the people that you love. You are the of ministers of joy!
Tell stories. For example, why are the bride and groom so special to you? Sharing stories is perfect. Think about why the couple are special to you or what you see in them and why they are a marvellous couple together this is a great time to share that idea.
Keep it short. Sometimes people stand up. And, all of a sudden to think to themselves. Well seeing that I am here. I’ll stay here for a while. Please don’t! If you are the best man and you’re up for more than five minutes. Stop it… imagine there is a giant hook pulling you to hack off the microphone. It’ll make for a nicer occasion. I promise people will love the speech
Hope you enjoyed this week’s topic. I know I did. If you have an article or a real wedding you would like to share with us
Stationery for your wedding day that’s our topic this week. Starting with your invitations and finishing with your Thank you cards. There are lots of things to consider when you are thinking about your wedding stationery. Like your ceremony booklets, menus and welcome boards. It can be head swirling to say the least. This week our aim to make the journey a little easier.
Our first share is from Paper Crabb with some excellent tips on what to consider before you order your wedding stationery.
Winter Weddings are becoming more and more popular already packed with festive cheer and celebrations. It’s a wonderful time to be invited to a wedding. E W Moda shares some ideas for thoughtful christmas wedding gifts
For Christmas and Winter Wedding Gift Ideas come along to our Wedding Chat every Monday at 10pm until 11pm gmt on Twitter use the hashtag to #irishweddingchat to join in. I’m always on the lookout for helpful tips, tricks and ideas. Submit your Wedding Blog and let us share it with our fab community,
The Wedding Dress will be in most cases at the top of the planning list. While I was researching this topic, it became really clear really quickly that finding the perfect bridal gown is pretty stressful. So, I decided it was my mission to find the very best advice out there to help ease the whole experience.
Let’s kick off our topic with a look at the Bridal Fashion for 2020. Loving the Randy Fenoli gown shared here by Sara Kennedy, irishweddingblog.ie
I’m looking forward to the Trunk Show in Eden Manor Bridal on the 14th. I’ll have to make sure that I take a few pics and maybe even share a story or two.
Ever wondered what a Trunk Sale is? It’s normally really special event that where Bridal Boutique invites a designer to showcase their collection. These gowns are normally not yet available in your country or city. Here are some fabulous tips to help you shop at a Trunk or Sample Show.
Finding the perfect gift for newlyweds that have everything is a difficult task especially at Christmas. My mission this week was to find the best ideas and inspiration to share with you. And, I came across some fantastic ones.
Your close friends have just got married and this Christmas is their first one has a married couple. We reckon you will want to find the perfect gift for the newlyweds. Something really special, something that they will cherish. Here’s 50 fantastic gift ideas from Marcus and Ashley Kusi of ourpeacefulfamily.com
Loving the idea of giving a wedding ornament has a Christmas Gift for newlywed couple spending their first christmas together by Country Living Magazine. This replica of a wedding cake really takes my fancy. A lovely little reminder of their wedding day.
The Two Drifters, Amy and Nathan share some fabulously unique Christmas Gift Ideas for a married couple. We definitely give this one a browse if you are looking for the perfect gift for the newlyweds in your life.
Now for the couple who are getting married for the second or third time or maybe they’ve been living together for years. And, they have everything they would need or want to make their house their home. So, what to give them? Here’s 27 fun gifts from huffpost.
Choosing the right videographer is an essential part of your wedding. Afterall, you will be watching your wedding video again and again. I was surprised to learn that is actually really hard to find someone who is really good and that you can rely on. So, to make sure that you make the right choice for you, it’s important to ask the right questions.
YES! That’s what I’ve learnt reading and researching this topic. This blog from DK Photo gives us some excellent reason why like “A video is not only moving pictures but it also captures sound. Would you like to hear the speeches from your wedding day in years to come? What about revisiting a special conversation between your beloved parent or grandparent after they have passed away. Photographs will not capture those moments in the same way as video can.”
Wedding Videography is one of the services that should be on the top of your planning list. Race Wedding Videography says: Many married couples watch their wedding video on their wedding anniversary. It is like watching your favourite film. Everytime, you sit down to watch your video you go back in time, remember the smells, sounds, laughter and joy. You will watch and share it with other people at different times and always somehow get something different out of it.
One of the biggest fears is to look back on your wedding video and it looks like something out of the “Wedding Singer”. I love this article from The Knot with some expert tips for getting a memorable and modern video of your big day.
Some excellent guidance here from vogue.com on how to make your Wedding Videographer happy. And, get fantastic footage for your wedding video. Like, keeping your videographer in the know. “Professionals with years of experience are able to anticipate a certain ebb and flow to weddings. But, they not mind readers. Before the wedding provide as much information about the day’s itinerary and schedule as much as you can. Including, any surprises for the guests, groom, or bride.”
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