Wedding Gift Traditions and Etiquette

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Sometimes it can difficult to find the perfect wedding gift for the happy couple. So, if we went searching the internet for useful articles and blogs. That will help us understand the traditions and etiquette that surrounds Wedding Gift Giving.

I always thought that Wedding favours was a modern tradition. Until I came across this fabulous article that gives a wonderful histroy of where Wedding Favours came from. I never knew the tradition dates back centuries.

It’s all about gift etiquette rules to follow according to wedding planners is a fascinating read. It’s informs us full of the rules and things we should consider when we start considering the gift we are going to buy for the happy couple.

The history of the giving of wedding gifts is intriguing and dates back thousands of years. And, days gone by, the wedding gifts were simply the brides price. Thankfully, things have changed with the times. This blog gives you a fabulous insight.

The tradition of gift giving is something the spans the world over. And, we know that it dates back thousands of years. And, there are many traditions associated with wedding gifts. Depending on the culture, particular gifts have greater symbolic and sentimental value.

And finally, Thanking everyone who helped you plan your wedding is no mean feat. You and your partner’s parents will most likely be on the top of the list. Making sure that they receive a gift that is meaningful to your parents and expresses your gratitude for all that they have done.

Wedding Table Decor Ideas and Tips

Wedding Decor ideas, tips and inspiration

Table decor makes up a huge part of the overall feel of your wedding day. Every detail matters. We’ve got all the table decor advice, ideas and tips to inspire you and bring to life a stunning display.

We know things can get pretty overwhelming when styling your wedding tables. Hampton Event Hire share some simple tips to help you style your Wedding Tables to perfection.

Follow these handy tips from weddingwire.com to bring your vision to life.

Love these rustic wedding table ideas shared by wildleaftableware.com full of fabulous tips on how to create the perfect rustic Wedding Decor for your reception

There are so many elements to consider when your planning reception tablescape. This blog by marthastewartweddings.com shares with you some of the prettiest settings to inspire you.

Who knew there was so much to planning the decorations for your tables. This blog from jessicadum.com shares 10 beautiful table decor ideas and essential tips for planning your wedding reception tables.

We hope you found this blog inspiring and helpful. We love finding blogs and articles to share with you.

If you are planning your wedding or you are going to a wedding and are looking for the perfect gift or outfit.  We welcome you to come along to our Wedding Chat every Monday at 10pm until 11pm gmt on Twitter use the hashtag to #irishweddingchat to join in. It’s the perfect hour to connect and chat with some of Ireland’s Top Wedding Services and Venues. We have everyone from Celebrants, Wedding outfits for the wedding guests, gifts for the happy couple and venues. All under one roof. It’s like going to a Wedding Fair only it’s online.

Choosing the right Engagement and Wedding Ring

Our topic this week is all about Engagement and Weddings Rings. 

There are so many questions to ask yourself when you are buying your Engagement and Wedding Rings it can become a little overwhelming. Thankfully, we came across these fantastic blogs and articles that we think are super helpful..

Have you ever wondered about the origins of what we know today as engagement rings?People from all over the world have followed traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.This informative blog talks about the engagement ring traditions. And, asks the question, would you incorporate these traditions into your own engagement experience!

This fascinating article talks about the diverse customs around the world. It gives us some fabulous examples of what the significance is of the wedding ring in other cultures.

Some excellent guidance to help you find the right diamond, style and setting for your engagement ring. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have some idea of what you would like.

Just love the frankness of this blog all about wedding rings. Totally worth a read. It gives you an unbiased “just the facts” guide to choosing an engagement ring that your future fiancé will love, and that will get you the most value for your money.

The exchange of wedding rings is not only the start of a couple’s journey together but a tradition that is very much part of the majority of wedding ceremonies. But with no real gay marriage customs couples are often left wondering what traditions should they adopt? The Wedding Ring is a symbol of Love and the decision rest with you. This article is really useful and helpful.

We enjoyed looking for helpful articles and blogs about wedding and engagements rings to share with you. If you are planning your wedding or maybe you are going to a wedding and are looking for the perfect gift or outfit. 

You are more than welcome to join us for our online wedding fair. Where you can chat with some of Ireland’s Top Wedding Businesses while they are showcasing their gifts, products, services and venues.

 You’ll find us on Twitter every Monday from 10pm until 11pm GMT

Wedding Food

When it comes to planning and organising your Wedding Food there are many things that you have to think about. We found a few articles and posts that we think will help you through this maze of decision making.

Not sure what to serve your guests? Consider these 5 tips to planning your Wedding Menu.

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From the serving style and the number of guests to the appetizers at cocktail hour to desserts. Every little detail is important. It’s
important to start planning your Wedding Food early.

This blog is packed with really helpful tips for planning the perfect
nutritious wedding menu

Your wedding menu will likely be influenced by what foods are in season. Keeping in mind the season will ensure that you are serving your guests fresh, flavourful food.

Finding an awesome wedding caterer is a key piece of making sure your Wedding Dinner is just has your dreamt it.

Are you planning a multicultural wedding?

Food is a wonderful way to represent the each of you individually and as a couple, combining two distinct backgrounds with a contemporary point of view.

Wedding Cake

two tier floating wedding cake

Fabulous cake trends for your to browse through. We really like the idea of a floating wedding cake. It’s delightful on the eye.

individual square iced cakes tiered to make a wedding cake

It takes time to
create such gorgeous cakes. Here’s a fantastic
article that will help you design yours.

Different shades of blue icing on a 5 tier wedding cake

Your cake is central to your wedding
celebrations. Finding the right baker is paramount.
Here’s some super handy tips to help you along the
way.

White simple three tier wedding cake

You want your cake not only to look good but taste good too. This blog gives you some handy tips on how to choose your flavours.

Wedding Photography

Sitting down with your husband or wife and looking back at your wedding day photographs will bring back all the wonderful memories of the day. We’ve searched the internet and have found some fantastic blogs and articles all about your wedding photography to share with you.

This is super handy checklist for you to use. Print this out and take it with you when you’re meeting with your photographer, and be sure to get a copy to your photographer before the big day.
Ensuring that you have the perfect photographer for your LGBT+ wedding is really important. It is essential that your photographer who is going to be all up in your romantic business, be more than just being supportive, it’s even better if he/ she has experience working with LGBTQ+ couples in some capacity. Don’t be shy in asking if they have experience in this field.
Having a destination wedding? This is a wonderfully helpful blog that gives you the ins and outs of hiring a destination wedding photographer
Wedding photography - tips to find the photographer of your dreams
Finding the perfect wedding photographer for your special day isn’t easy, but this fabulous blog breaks it down with some tips to help you find the right person for the job.
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We hope you found our Wedding Photography tips and shares of help.

Feel free to join us on Twitter for our online wedding fair. Meet with some of Ireland’s best wedding photographers and more.

Wedding Stationery

Your Wedding Stationery is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding. We search out some the best articles to help you along your way.

We know that wedding planning can be stressful and exciting. The first impression your guests will have of your wedding day is your stationery. We thought this blog by Confetti answers a lot of the questions you might have.


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Getting married for a second time? Not sure about the wedding invitation wording. This blog is for you. Well worth a read.


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Wedding of a different sort? We thought this blog was just fabulous for those of you who are planning their LGBT+ Wedding.


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Hen and Stags

Hen and Stag ideas and inspiration.

Organising an event can be daunting at the best of times. But, organising a hen or a stag that’s a totally different kettle of fish. So, we gathered some websites and blogs to help you plan this all important day of fun and laughter.

Groom Rescue cork hen partyWe thought this Groom Rescue is a brilliant activity from the Cork Hen Party Team.

Fun is the name of the game. The Groom gets kidnapped after he spends all of the money for the wedding. To try and make things right he takes a loan from one of those dodgy fellas. Things don’t go according to plan. This shady fella kidnaps the naive groom to get some more dough. It’s up to the hens to save the day with the help of Cork Hen Party’s super sleuth.

Organising the stag do?

This is a fab blog that gives some excellent tips on planning the event! From who to invite to what to do.

https://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas-and-advice/hen-and-stag/the-top-10-rules-of-stag-planning/

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