Wedding Planning Nightmares? Recently engaged and not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Let us guide you through the wedding planning process.
Firstly, many congratulations on your engagement! As soon as the engagement ring has settled nicely on your finger, it’s time to start organising a few of the essentials. It may seem like there is a mountain of work involved in planning a wedding but one thing is for certain, it looks a lot worse at first glance than it actually is.
You have an exciting time ahead and whether you are having a short or long term engagement, you will have plenty to keep you occupied for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, mrs2be is here to help make planning your big day much easier!
Set Your Budget
Deciding on a realistic wedding budget is an important early step in the entire planning process. It will influence a lot of key decisions. You’ll find more on How to Create a Wedding Budget.
Set Your Date
As a starting point, the first thing to think about is where, when and how you would like to tie the knot. These can be the most difficult items to decide upon but once they have been agreed, a lot of the other items will usually fall into place. There are lots of factors which come into play when deciding where and when. Setting your date will sometimes go hand in hand with deciding your ceremony and reception location. If you have your heart set on a definite date (i.e. an important anniversary), then your search for a venue is going to be limited to which venues have availability for your date. If your choice of wedding date is flexible, then you will usually have more of a choice when it comes to deciding on your venues.
Give 3 Months Notice
Whether you are having a civil or religious ceremony, or a civil partnership, under Irish law, you are required to give at least 3 months notice to the State.
Please read Getting Married in a Catholic Church if you are having Catholic ceremony.
We also have information on Having a Civil Wedding Ceremony in Ireland.
You can get further information and resources for planning a Civil Partnership in Ireland.
Enjoy the Planning Process
You will find a wealth of resources here on mrs2be.ie:
Planning Guide – Here you’ll find all the information you need to know from etiquette to beauty tips and much more.
Inspiration & Ideas – Feast your eyes on gorgeous colour palettes and inspiration boards, engagement shoots, real weddings and styled shoots.
Find A Vendor – Browse through our wedding supplier directory to find your ideal wedding venues and service providers.
Resources & Downloads – Our useful wedding budget calculator, checklists, countdowns, ceremony booklet templates will help make your planning process a little easier.
Wedding Blog – Read the lastest wedding news, our vendor interviews, and all that’s pretty in the world of weddings.
Wedding Fairs – Here you’ll find a list of upcoming wedding fairs, venue and supplier showcases around Ireland.
Discussion Forums – Our busy forums are full of friendly brides to be, newly weds, and wedding professionals who are always on hand to offer tips and advice as you go through the planning process.
Best of luck from all the team at mrs2be!