Wedding Speech, Singing and Dance Lessons

Microphone on table

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.

Let’s Dance!

First Dance tips

Now, onto creating the perfect first dance with tips from Dance Divas in Galway

The Wedding Speech!

Wedding speech tips

Now, onto the dreaded wedding speech. Before I share my very first podcast with you. Here are some fabulous simple tips and tricks to deliver the perfect wedding speech from Maureen of Soft Skills Success

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.

Tip 1

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!

Tip 2

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.

Tip 3

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

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.

from brides.com stationery set

Our second share from brides.com gives a fantastic guide outlining what to send with your wedding invitations

Hello Snowflake wedding stationery supplier

Hello Snowflake shares her top ten need to know wedding invitation tips with us. From how to let your guests know your theme to the kind of papers available

Wedding stationery from anyodom.com

Let’s have a look at the wedding stationery trends coming to us in 2020.

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Christmas and Winter Wedding Gift Ideas

This week our topic is all about Gifts for your first Christmas together as a married couple. Or, for your friends that are having a Winter Wedding.

I found some fabulous Christmas and Winter Wedding Gift ideas and inspiration for you.

Cone Shaped FIre Starters - Christmas Winter Weddings

Like these fabulous Fire Starters. Perfect for your Winter Wedding Favours. There’s lots more ideas shared by Elegant Wedding Invites

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

Celebrating your first Christmas together has a married couple will be a special milestone. I love some of these simple ideas shared by @hitcheduk especially these cute photo frames for your tree.

Buying a gift for your newly engaged Gay Friends at Christmas. My favourite are these lovely figurines.

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,

Finding the perfect Wedding Dress

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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.

Wedding Dress Trends 2020

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.

Wedding Dress Etiquette

Did you know that there is a Wedding Dress Etiquette? Really simple things to take into consideration like putting away your phone, so you don’t get distracted.

Wedding Dress Trunk Sale

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.

Shopping for your wedding dress

These tips will help you take away the stress of shopping for your wedding dress

Wedding Dress Guide

Saving the best til last. Bookmark this one – It really is the ultimate guide to the perfect wedding gown. From things like shapes and necklines to trying on your dress.

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Finding the perfect Gift for Newlyweds

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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

Miniature replica of wedding cake.
Finding the perfect gift for newlyweds

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.

Christmas Wreath
Wedding Cake with sparklers

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.

This packed with 25 fantastic gift ideas that will definitely inspire you to find something for the couple that have everything.

Back of car with just married sign

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Join us on Monday’s over on Twitter at 10pm gmt until 11pm for our online Wedding Fair.

Choosing the Right Videographer for your wedding

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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.

So, is it worth hiring a Videographer?

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.”

Be inspired Wedding Hair and Makeup Tips and Tricks

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Your Wedding Hair and Makeup needs to last the whole day. At least 12 hours! So, to help you along your way. We have found some fantastic blogs and articles that are inspiring and helpful. That we think will help you make the right choice when finding the perfect hair stylist or makeup artist to work with you on one of the most important day of your life. Your Wedding Day

Hairdresser styling loose bun

Wedding Hair don’ts shared by some industry professionals. A super helpful blog for you to have a read off. I think the tip about not asking for too many opinions is spot on.

Hand with various makeup foundation

Love these 35 super useful tip and tricks from actual makeup artist. Learnt so much reading this one.

Two ladies with long hair

Fabulous advice given in this blog. Like a simple reminder “that this your wedding is your day and you decide what will make you feel happy, beautiful, and comfortable. If that means wearing your hair natural or rocking the simplest hairdo, so be it. After all, beauty radiates from within.”

Three different ladies with varies styles of wedding makeup

Yes, this article covers all the bases for your makeup on the day of your wedding. It is so important to be organised and have your skincare routine organised weeks if not months before your big day.

Bride getting ready with makeup artist

Finding the perfect hair stylist and make up artist are important as finding that perfect dress for your wedding day. But, the trials don’t have to be as stressful. Brides share 9 tips with you to ease you through your makeup and hair trails.

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.

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