Want a perfect wedding in Ireland? Of course you do, we all want our big day to go well seeing as it’s something that stays with you for a lifetime. But having a perfect wedding in Ireland can be mind boggling, especially when your mind is trying to keep track of dozens of other on going situations and possible problems that your Irish wedding may consist of.
Planning your wedding in Ireland
The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches. Having a thought out plan before you start will help you keep everything organized will make sure don’t forget something important. Insurance, rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first three things.
Don’t spend any of your wedding money until you’ve set a realistic budget. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras, too – for the budget to work, you need to include every detail. Don’t forget to bare additional costs in mind, such as alterations, gifts and beauty expenses. These can all add up and cost you serious money if you don’t be careful!
Who to invite to your wedding?
Sorting the guest list for your wedding in the early stages is very important, it allows you to make room for spending time on other things for your wedding, such as finding the perfect venue that will cater for your chosen number of guests. Costs per guest will most likely be your biggest expense, so don’t be guilt–tripped into inviting people you don’t want. It’s the biggest and hardest decision in the whole planning process, but it has to be yours and your h2b’s decision only.
Long distance wedding venues
You may not like where you currently live in Ireland, which is fine. It’s perfectly normal to want to have your wedding outside of Ireland or in a different county in Ireland, but make sure you don’t stray too far from the majority of your guest list, as fewer people will be likely to attend. Make sure and double check with each guest that it will be possible for them to attend your wedding if its far away from where they live.
Plan B, Plan B!
This is something that someone dreads on their wedding day, but smart people will take it into account and be prepared for last minute disasters, This could be anything from rain to venues being unavailable due to a problem on the owners end. So plan alternatives for each scenario and account for anything that might not go to plan so you’re not left stressed out and panicking on the big day.
Picking your best girls
Your bridesmaids should be your biggest support throughout the entire planning process, so choose your wedding bridesmaids wisely. Friends you’ve recently made or cousins you rarely see are not the best choice. Instead choose your sisters, long–term best friends or close relatives. The last thing you’ll want is to look at your wedding album a few years later and to be no longer in touch with one of your bridesmaids.
Book a high quality wedding photographer
Your wedding album is how you’ll relive everything that happened on that day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands your situation perfectly. Engagement shooes are a great idea too, because you’ll get to know your photographer better as well as practise your poses!
Your wedding menu
Research is your friend here, go with a menu that appeals to everybody but also make sure you enjoy the food yourself, at the end of the day remember it’s your wedding and you want you and your partner to enjoy the experience too. Suiting the needs of your guests more than you and your partner is a big no no.
Don’t overdo your beauty
Too much fake tan, colored in eyebrows, too much foundation, we understand that you need to wear a little extra makeup because its your wedding, but there’s no need to go crazy, it’s all about looking soft with smokey eyes and peachy tones on the lips and cheeks.
Let your groom have a say for the wedding
Your fiancè may not be great at planning and has probably never thought of planning a wedding in ireland, but he will definitely have his own ideas and opinions and will want a say in the planning. Listen to what he says and remember it’s his day, too! Most guys like to get involved with the menu, music and budget spreadsheets. Skill sets from his job can tie in very nicely to planning a wedding also.
Keeping track of your lists
With lots of suppliers to deal with, each having different payment deadlines, it’s impossible to keep track of everything by yourself. Sit down with your h2b, make a budget spreadsheet of forecast costs and actual costs as well as when payments are due, and lsit what things are left to do.
Speaking of wedding lists, pick them wisely
Create lists of things that you absolutely need at first, then throw all the extra cool stuff in when you have some spare budget left over. Prioritize your most important things first.
Even if its a walk or a speech you want to get better at, do it a few times beforehand, nobody will think you’re crazy don’t worry, think of yourself being one in millions doing it. Movie actors do it all the time and also people who video their weddings do it too.
And that’s it!
Keep these things in mind before your wedding and your mind will hopefully be at more ease. Having a calm mind at ease can open the doors for many creative thoughts and productivity can emerge.
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