2016 brides

emmalou82
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi everyone

Just wondering if there are any 2016 brides out there?

So excited but its so far away no one is really interested yet?
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
<p>Woohoo new year ladies we are getting married next yr oh I can't wait now getting close enough now to start some planning have all the major stuff but can start everything else now
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies, im gonna jump on here. Was on another thread ages back "2016 brides???"-think it was called...

Anyways can final say IM GETTING MARRIED NEXT YEAR woooohoooo...
So we are engaged a yr since xmas day and have the majority of it booked since 2014..Church, Venue, band, dj, photographer, videographer, church singer, wedding dress ordered, brides dresses got for a steal on littlewoods (not ur average bridemaids dress but more of a maxi dress but gorgo and at 26e each I purchased on a wim and the 3 BMs loved them. It was my chief bm that spotted them... am gonna do the scratch card ticket as my favors (I think).. we know who is doing makeup hair, cake, invites, suits (all friends and relatives). Need to do research on the flowers next...

Oh its so exciting now its gonna fly in...
Oh and we are getting married on 7th October 2016
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
<p>Hey ladies, im gonna jump on here. Was on another thread ages back "2016 brides???"-think it was called...</p>
<p>Anyways can final say IM GETTING MARRIED NEXT YEAR woooohoooo...</p>
<p>So we are engaged a yr since xmas day and have the majority of it booked since 2014..Church, Venue, band, dj, photographer, videographer, church singer, wedding dress ordered, brides dresses got for a steal on littlewoods (not ur average bridemaids dress but more of a maxi dress but gorgo and at 26e each I purchased on a wim and the 3 BMs loved them. It was my chief bm that spotted them... am gonna do the scratch card ticket as my favors (I think).. we know who is doing makeup hair, cake, invites, suits (all friends and relatives). Need to do research on the flowers next...</p>
<p>Oh its so exciting now its gonna fly in...</p>
<p>Oh and we are getting married on 7th October 2016 </p>
Redbull
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi there brides to be. I am. A 2016 bride. Roll on 12th of feb 2016 can't wait now to find the dress.
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ah Redbull Ill be the week after you!
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Booked my first app in bridal store for next week just me and mam going to first shop can't wait really excited now just hope it's not to early
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Never too early wexbride. I have mine picked and ordered (wedding date 7th Oct...lol) and it will be in in Feb. The shop said they will hold it until closer to the time for me. Oh I loved the wedding dress shopping but I only went to one place and tried on the whole shop. I saw one online that I loved but was horrible on. Myself, mother and 3 bridesmaids came too and we made a day of it. One of the bridesmaids brought champagne on the train n all...had a fab day..Enjoy it!

Are ye saving for the whole thing or taking loan out? We are starting major saving from this month onwards as don't want to borrow anything for it. I did a rough estimate and wait for it, it'll be 24k... ahhhhhhhhh!!! that's including everything honeymoon too....

I got a wedding budget planner spreadsheet from my OH's friends wife if any of ye would like me to email onto ye just pm me yer email address. It has literally everything on it I took out one or two bits but ye can twick for yer weddings....
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hey Missies

We're going to move this entire thread over to the wedding discussion section just so it'll have a better a chance of been seen by newly engaged brides planning 2016 weddings.

Happy planning!

Mrs2Be
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aww really that's good then I'm April 28 so bit closer than you I just want a special day for me and mam as we might not get many more chances for just both of us
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aww really that's good then I'm April 28 so bit closer than you I just want a special day for me and mam as we might not get many more chances for just both of us
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ahh hate this forum only adding half my comment and can't add any friends or send private msg HELP
Mrs2Be
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hi @wexbride, sorry to hear you're having issues with the forums. We're working hard to resolve them.

We've just created a thread to collect a list of issues that users are experiencing, so everybody should feel free to add to it: http://mrs2be.ie/forums/topic/…

Thanks
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
hi ,

 

I'm a 2016 bride! no date set at the moment but hoping for August ... I am soooo excited!! got engaged on christmas day cannnot stop looking at my ring.. can't wait to look at venues budgetbride16 you are organised!!

 

 

 
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Im not getting notified of replies even tho ite ticked! !!
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi everyone,

I'm a 2016 bride too! I only got engaged in mid-December, but we live in London and took the chance to view a venue or two while we were visiting my family in Dublin over Christmas. We ended up falling in love with the first place we saw, and have reserved our date - we're getting married in August 2016.

I think I have a photographer picked, but need to go through that one with the boyfriend as he's been working abroad for the last week. (I just can't get my head around the idea of calling him my fiancé!).

I'm also trying (unsuccessfully so far) to get in touch with the parish priest, but what's really stressing me out is planning the engagement party! Finding a venue in London for a chilled out Sunday afternoon party (but for quite a large group) has been a nightmare, way more stressful than the actual wedding admin - how nuts is that?
MrsDtoB23
user for 5 years
5 years ago
New 2016 bride here too, just saying Hi!
reluctantbridezilla16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Just dropping in to say hi. I am also a 2016 bride, wedding booked for July and love saying I'm getting married next year  :) . We have booked Ballymagarvey Village and have our band sorted buts that's about it. Currently looking for photographer but as we are from Belfast I cant decide if we should choose someone from near home so meeting up prior to the wedding is easier or if we should go for someone nearer the venue who has shot there before. My decision making ability is near non-existent so I think I know what I want and then see something else completely different that I like just as much. Cant wait to hear more about all your plans.
emsbeg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi guys,

So we got engaged Christmas 2013 but took last year to enjoy being engaged, which we did, in a big way...too much! Now that 2015 has come, we're in serious planning mode! Our date is 4th March next year, so we won't feel it.  Have church and hotel booked, and the band and photographer reserved and awaiting deposits.  Have my first dress shopping booked for next Saturday.  Any other advice from all you organised brides???
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Catching up on the thread, havent been on in ages. I feel like i should be busy organising but im not.

has any of ye got suit quotes. particularly interested i the wexford brides as im thining of Wexford town for the suits.

Im having 5 bridesmaids which means  5 groom men, the GROOM, and page boy(s) who else do we suit up ?? iv seen lots of people dressing the father of bride and groom also.
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
How are you finding having so many bridesmaids ding dong? The groom is having five grooms men, which I'm thinking is going to mean five bridesmaids (I've asked three so far) but there are some strong opinions about dresses in the group and I'm worried I'm going to get steamrollered!
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hi feathered,

it was easy for me iv 5 sisters. They are 5 different shapes and sizes. Im always on facebook i saw dresses i liked on one of the shops on facebook, i enquired to the brand name and googled it i was brought i went to the brand names site i got the dresses on sale on the site luckily . i picked the dresses and sent them a pic of what i was getting they had no chance to say no to it. they all tried on the dresses when they arrived they are lovely on.

id say i got all the dresses for less than €250.00 .
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yip both fathers are normally suited too...

I got a quote yesterday at the bridal fair in limerick for suits-short light weight suit (which is like ur normal suit) was 100 with waistcoat-80 without and page boys wher 70 which I thought was very dear for the size of them. Anyways if u book in January u get 20% off so that's good. I seen a few stalls that had that 20% off for January.

Have ye yer marriage course booked? Doin mine in may to get it out of the way....

 
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsKC2B2016 .... No havent even taught of that!! :O

there is probably plenty im forgetting!!!
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That has helped put my mind at ease ding dong, thanks!
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey girls... Putting our figures together at the moment for a budget mrskc2b2016 would you be able to share the planner you mentioned a few days ago? Is there a way to pm on this site? Thanks
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi girls, haven't been on this in a long time...

its great to see how big our group is getting now! I've prob said previously but I'm getting married August 6th, I've church booked, band sorted and we have the bridge house hotel booked.

I cant wait to try on some dresses, I have a pic of 1 I love but will have to see what it's like on.

Can someone give me info on marriage course and intent to marry stuff? ie; time frame etc
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi MrsJones2Be,

you out need to give three months notice to state. It costs €200. I'm getting married April 2016 and was at home for Christmas so went into civil registrations in my town an did it then. We live in Oz and won't be home until before it. Both of ye need to present yerselves.

 

in relation to the church, a baptismal and confirmation cert needs to be got which cannot be more than 6 months dated. Not sure what else in that regard but prob gonna wait till later in the year to sort that out!

 
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ladyg I can of course. There should be a button to pm me-send on ur email address and ill send on...

 

Anyone else pm me ur email for the wedding budget planner?
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls your all very busy, you won't feel your year coming around.

MrsJones, I had a picture of a dress I fell in love with it was satin, straps and fitted with not too long a train. It was plain with no beading or sparkle on it. I took the pic with me to every shop and tried dresses similar to it. The last dress I tried was 'the one' and let me tell you it was as far from the dress in the picture as you could get. It ended up my 'dream dress picture' did not suit me at all! I ended up with an off the shoulder, ruching, beaded and sparkle, A-line, chiffon dress with a cathedral veil and I love it!!!

The registration is straight forward, just make sure you have your passport and birth certs with you. Good luck everyone!
2016BrideJuly
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Just wanted to say hi, I'm getting married July 2016 and I feel a bit nervous typing this as its yet another admission we are doing this. :-)) Will be with OH 10 years by the wedding so we are super excited about it though dreading the saving already as its been tough getting deposits up. We are hoping to do this as budget savvy as we can and borrow as little as possible. We have church/venue/MUA booked and deposits paid, (only booked MUA as she did my sisters along with 5 others on the day and she was amazing) This month we are paying deposits for church music and photographer who we've already chosen and were also on the hunt for band/dj .

Never realised vendors were so expensive but have done a lot of research so some things our budget has had to increase slightly where we don't want to compromise ie Photography and other things we are hoping to diy and buy things online with the hopes of keeping the funds for the bigger more important things.. well important to us

Still undecided on BM colours and lots of small things but wanted to get big vendors out of the way and then just save save save for another bit before we look at smaller items.

Happy planning everyone. I couldn't sleep thinking about everything that had to be done/organised but once we had the church/venue booked all muscles relaxed.

Now also working on Operation skinny bride before going on the hunt for dresses which I'm leaving for another few months

For now its just save save save :-)
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi girls....

 

we've the date for August 2016, the church, priest and venue have all been booked, can take a little breather now. h2b was getting a little freaked out at the pace of things and thought we could leisurly look at venues for a few months before booking, untill hotels advised that summer wedding dates do go quickly! Missile we will also be 10 years together when we say I do! Really didn't want to be a ten yr girlfriend so thrilled to be planning our big day!

 

I I feel like we can now enjoy looking at bands, photographers etc!

 

Mrskc2b I couldn't use pm on my side but I found one on the site! We will be saving saving saving also!Thanks
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi ladyg, glad to hear you got the main things booked! I'm also august and have the church, venue and band sorted. I'm pretty sure I have hair and makeup sorted because h2b's niece is a hairdresser and my friend is in college to be a makeup artist, just haven't officially yet. What date have you picked?
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ur a lot more on than us!i've been looking online at photographers, bands and all that and met a few at the show city west last weekend.

 

Will hold of untill  next month to look at them as they'll all need deposits! Have u heard any good bands on ud recommend? We've set August 6th 2016 eek! Great to be able to say we have a date! What date have ye decided on!
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Aaaahhhh we are getting married on the same day!!!

The band we have are called "the trixx band" they are not really known as a wedding band but h2b's sister had them and they were great!

Yeah I want to get booking but need deposits for everything first :(

thinking of asking a friend of mine to sing in the church, I found a great singer but she's €500! Don't think I can sacrifice paying that
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church  so happy to have them booked.. But now we're trying to find a photographer and a videographer!! (West of Ireland) I'm literally going out of my mind trying to find them as there's so many to choose from and I really think they are so important as they will be the memories we look back on for many years  any advice or recommendations? I would appreciate it so much, thanks.

As stressful as it is I'm really loving this planning stage
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church so happy to have them booked.. But now we're trying to find a photographer and a videographer!! (West of Ireland) I'm literally going out of my mind trying to find them as there's so many to choose from and I really think they are so important as they will be the memories we look back on for many years  any advice or recommendations? I would appreciate it so much, thanks. As stressful as it is I'm really loving this planning stage
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church
Mrs2b2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies.. I'm new to this.. So we've set our date July 2016 our venue and our church 
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ah cool! Ur band will hardly be free so lol! Congrats mrs2b2016 seems to be the time for 2016 planning  to be kicking off! There is a few showcases coming up for bands so we will go to them and take it from there, 500 is a lot would like a two piece while reception drinks are served be nice if a church singer could do that too, we'll look around locally first , music is my h2b thing so he'll enjoying going to hear all that stuff!
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Welcome mrs2be2016

no, they are deffo not free but got a good price. I'm so glad to have the band sorted and not having to go searching. I have an idea as to who I want for photography.

Is anyone going to try on dresses soon?
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Mrs2b2016 i posted the name of a photographer and videographer on yer thread hope it helps... ☺

Well i met with my florist the weekend to see wat itll cost etc...she going to price it up for me as she's my uncles sister in law so i hoping its not too expensive. Oh i love all this plannin and i have everything booked more or less... booked my weddin car last week too got it for 250 as know ur man's nephew and im frm around the corner frm them...

The bridal shop rang and my dress is in so going to try that on next month and then they'll keep it away for me until next yr... totes excited....
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm scared of trying on dresses MrsJones2Be! Have you a particular style in mind? My mum came to stay last week, and brought along an armful of wedding mags - the only dresses I liked we all by the same designer and waaaaaay out of budget :-( Very impressed you've got yours already MrsKC2B2016!

Does anyone know what kind of information the priest will want, other than date and time(?!). I've been trying to get through to the priest at the church we want for weeks now with no luck - can't go down, coz I'm not in Ireland so I'm thinking I'll have to write to him, but what do you say?!
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Wow mrskc2be!! Your really flying! You'll have nothing left to do this time next year. I'm thinking of getting artificial flowers, does that seem weird? I've seen a few online and they are amazing. I'm just not a big flowery person and prices are much cheaper.

 

I just rang my priest and gave him the date, then he asked a few questions, were we married before, are we both catholic etc.

 

im thinking of a ball gown princessy dress, I'm only 5'2 or 5'3 so I'm just hoping that I'm not swallowed up in it. The dress I have in mind is mori lee 1959 but will have to see what it's like on 1st

 

 
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey mrs jones2b have been looking at Mori lee... Fab!!

 

we met priest at the weekend, for now he just needs date and church, next year he'll need both your birth certs and confirmation cert, if you did this in a dif parish just contact that parish and they will have them, a letter of freedom from a family member saying your over 18, Catholic and haven't been married before, your pre marraige course, and permission from the state that you can marry you get this in the registrars office.

 

Hope this helps.  And I was advised to not tell him directly you've everything booked but this is the date you'd like and hope he's free,as he might be offended. But our priest was very good and came straight out and said what date had we booked , very realistic for nowadays!
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks so much for the tips - got the letter written and posted this evening so fingers crossed I'll hear something back from him!

I haven't really looked at dresses so hadn't heard of Mori Lee but it is gorgeous - the tulle looks so delicate!
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Girls I don't it will be my dress :(

i was looking up what shops in dublin have it and I don't think any do, the shop in baldoyle sell mori lee but I don't think they have that 1. Sure I don't even know if it will be nice on me so I'm going to stay open minded about dresses.

Hopefully you will hear back soon from them feathered.

Is it just me or is anyone else obsessed with watching say yes to the dress?!
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I looked at a Mori Lee too and was in love with it got to the shop and didnt suit me so i tried on about 12 dresses after that and found the one...

Oh i love Yes to the Dress even thou i have mine picked but still like watchin it to see if mine comes up lol... ther is a new programme starting on TLC on Fridays about brides-didnt catch the name.

 
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Maybe try on something with a similar shape and see if it suits? If the shop in Baldoyle stocks Mori Lee regularly they might be able to get hold of a sample for you to try on if you still wanted to?

What's your dress like MrsKC - or are you keeping it under wraps?

I loved Say Yes to the Dress before we got engaged (no shame here!) but now that I'm going to have to choose a dress myself I don't find it relaxing watching at all!!
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Im going to two dress shops in cork city this weekend, Cinderellas Closet and The Modern. mainly because they suply maggie sottero.

I liked a Sottero and Midgley dress I tried on lately. I asked was it this seasons dress . and the shop assistant said yes. when i googled it, it was the 2013 collection. Lovely dress the year wouldnt bother me. The fact the lady told me it was this seasons dress did.

my budget is €1,500 the dress from Sottero and Midgley I liked €1,500 is the price , is this a reasonable price  for the 2013 collection..

I havent a clue .....
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh ding dong my dress is a Sottero and Miggley lol and got it in the modern bridal cork. I love it, going in to try it on in February.....
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hi MrsKC2B2016

I liked the Sottero and Miggley Justina one  i tried it on about a month ago, Ticked all my boxes.. nice shape plenty of sparkle not too revealing. :) just want to shop around for styles and prices .
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Well well well girl i like ur style as thats my wedding dress lol its 1400 in The Modern Bridal....
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
OMG!!! SNAP. I LOVE IT . was afraid id see something else but everything i see i compare to it. delighted now that your getting it :D
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh its gorgos!!!!! When i came out in it my bms and mother wer jaw dropped! And when the veil went on i was cryin!!! Love the back of it too will prob have to put my hair up to show it off too.....

Oh exciting - when u goin to the modern?
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
To Mrs KC2B2016

Going tomorrow !!! only appointment i could get and to Cinderellas closet Saturday . My sister lives in Cork I'm from Wexford so its hopefully going to be well worth the trip :)

Hair up good idea. if i dont go for that it will be one very very similar .

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh happy shopping - update us tomorrow on it....
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Girls, that dress is AMAZING!!! It's getting me excited to try dresses on. Can still only see myself in a big dress tho
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It's beautiful girls... Oh I want to start trying on too!! I agree mrsjones2be I think it will be a big one for me  too
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
yeah, I just have a feeling ill be swallowed up in it.

Where is everyone located?
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
That dress is stunning! I need to order mine soon. I've picked it and I love it. I am just afraid of the measurements after Christmas! haha I ate everything in sight!

My dress is Sophia Tolli's Mirri. I love it!
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hi missies

ohh so excited I have tried on a few love 2 I tried on in beautyful bridal in new Ross Wexford. Really can't decide and both are completely different can't figure that 1 ha. Think I might make 1 more app in diff shop and think that will make up my mind for me. Its save save save at the minute and gym gym gym lol loving the motivation at the minute going to view cars next week can't decide on modern or classic maybe I need the dress first any ideas
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We opened our first joint savings account last night #feelgrownup now...save save save as frm today....yippppeee...

Oh are ye all gymin already?
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I havent started exercising but I am on a post christmas diet and following the weight watcher programme. Iv a stone to lose.

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<span style="line-height: 1.5;">bridekk i love your dress its along the same lines of what im looking for in the sottero and midgley justina dress. </span>
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ye I'm a bit tiny too, so it might look ridiculous on me but I'll have fun trying them on☺️ I'm in Mullingar! U?
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Bridiekk that dress is gorgeous!!!

Im going to fitness classes at the min, don't have much to lose but want to be in better shape before I try on a dress. The thoughts of the saving is killing me already. I had it all worked out as to how we would save and then the shop I was working in shut down just before christmas, I'm gutted :( so now anytime I mention that we need to be saving h2b will say "hurry up and get a job then" which doesn't help!

Ladyg I'm in dublin
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks @MrsJones2Be :) It topped my previous fav by a long shot. Need to undo a bit of Christmas damage and I will go in to order it.

So sorry to hear about your job. I hope something comes up for you soon.

I am doing fitness classes at the moment too. I find them great. I thought no dresses would fit or suit me but said I would go and see. I was so surprised. My dress is perfect even as it is! It hides lumps and bumps!

No harm in going for a try on!
MrsLambert2be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Glad to see all you ladies getting things done!!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Dingdong 16 well did u try on Justina agsin? Is she the one? ??
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Is just did out our wedding list eeeeks 202 people and i chopped 40 off already....
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi,

I couldnt log on yesterday i dont know why. I have decided i am getting the justina . Im going to get in My Dress Carrick on Suir its closer to me. altho its €1500 it includes dressmaking they had initiallly told me. I havent told them yet I am buying it.  I liked a Moira Lee style 5201 also but liked the Sottero and Midgley one best.

Good luck with the list!!! that will be hard. people get offended if there not invited to the whole wedding i think.
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi all,

 

ooh very exciting with your dress , Justina is fab. I plan to go and see the mori lee collection in Tullamore but I'm going to wait a little while to go trying them on!!

sorry to to hear about the jobs mrsjones2be, something will turn up, we have a good while to count down yet!!

 

we booked our band last night, late nite radio saw them in carrick on shannon at a showcase they were amazing, can def see us dancing all night long to them, the came highly recommended by a few friends!!
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi all,

 

ooh very exciting with your dress , Justina is fab. I plan to go and see the mori lee collection in Tullamore but I'm going to wait a little while to go trying them on!!

sorry to to hear about the jobs mrsjones2be, something will turn up, we have a good while to count down yet!!

 

we booked our band last night, late nite radio saw them in carrick on shannon at a showcase they were amazing, can def see us dancing all night long to them, the came highly recommended by a few friends!!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The dress talk is so exciting! :)

I have booked my appointment for the start of March to take the plunge and order mine - Sophia Tolli Mirri. I want to wait until my Feb pay cheque to pay the deposit but I've let the shop know I've fallen in love with it! I can't wait to try it on again.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The dress talk is so exciting! :)

I have booked my appointment for the start of March to take the plunge and order mine - Sophia Tolli Mirri / Y11419. I want to wait until my Feb pay cheque to pay the deposit but I've let the shop know I've fallen in love with it! I can't wait to try it on again.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@dingdong16 i had the list done ages ago from both sides of family and friends was just putting it onto the laptop for later and will add the addresses next yr... oh as sure as god some will get offended if there not invited to the full but at the end of the day it's our day and who we want at it...

@bridiekk ur dress is fab too is it dear?

Sorry to hear bout the job loss mrsjones2be-fingers crossed u get sumthing soon xx
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
wow mrskc2b2016 202 on your list that's loads, where have you booked for your reception? We have 120ish on ours but as its on a sunday we know quite a few wont come and reckon we will end up with 80-90 max.

Its really exciting that so many of you have tried/chosen dresses already. I think I will start trying after Easter, my sister is getting marries in September this year  and I'm trying to lose weight to for my bridesmaid dress so when may as well leave the wedding dress until I'm finished 'dieting' lol.

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Both our families are big esp my and my friends list lol-his only inviting about 20 friends. My parents are inviting about 25-30 friends but they want to pay for them themselves. ... In The Strand we are-wer are ye reluctantbridezilla16?
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
We are in Ballymagarvey, I have a lot of family but my other half not so much :) We live in Belfast so nearer the time the list might grow a wee bit cause its too far to have separate night time guests so we will either have to invite them to the whole day or not at all, think it'll depend on how the budget is going this time next year!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
At that we are only inviting 1 cousin per family (with their partner) there is like 3 or more cousins per family. Oh well its usually the eldest per family...

Ah ya it all depends on the mula....we opened our first joint savings account and operation saving has commenced 20mths of it!!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Thanks @mrskc2b2016 it's around €1800. I'm going with a veil too so it'll be around €2K for both. My shoes arrived today. They're Jenny Packham. I got them on Debenhams.ie and love them!!

All getting very real!

 
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Thanks @mrskc2b2016 it's around €1800. I'm going with a veil too so it'll be around €2K for both. My shoes arrived today. They're Jenny Packham. I got them on Debenhams.ie and love them!!

All getting very real!

202 is quite big alright. I think we're at 180 ish with no cull. Hoping for around 160. Our venue has 150 min for exclusivity / the full ballroom
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
yeh we are going this week to open our savings account, we are not good savers so giving responsibility for the account to a family member who will chase us for the money every month so its not a mad stress as we edge closer.

Feel like I should be further on with the planning but cant make decisions without looking at all the options so it takes forever, think Ballymagarvey was at least the 20th venue we looked at
feathered
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5 years ago
Oh @MrsJones2Be, sorry to hear about your job. That's such a stress when you've been trying to save - will have my fingers crossed you find something soon.

 

Relieved to see I'm not the only one with an ever increasing guest-list. Our venue's max is about 180 and ideally I wanted to be around the 160 mark (well, actually, I wanted to elope, but that's a whole other story...). In any case, we're at at least 180 now and there's not a huge amount more culling that can be done. I reckon we can squeeze another 10 out of it tops. H2B isn't worried though so I'm kind of beyond caring for the moment.
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Any of ye thought of honeymoons?  We are going on a Caribbean cruise hopefully(oasis of the sea htb was thinking) and vegas on the way home....

 

Oh @bridiekk i must look up the shoes. ... i was thinking of gettin either my shoes the same colour as the bbridesmads dresses or i love royal blue so the shoes cud be my sumthing blue☺
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@mrskc2be mine are light blue! So delighted with them!

Vegas is amazing! Highly recommend! If you're there mid wk you can get RIDICULOUS deals. We're thinking of Hawaii for ours.
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@mrskc2b2016 mine are light blue! So delighted with them!

Vegas is amazing! Highly recommend! If you're there mid wk you can get RIDICULOUS deals. We're thinking of Hawaii for ours.
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
My other half would have loved our wedding in Vegas so I think we will end up doing Vegas for around 4 days and then either Hawaii or Florida. We have 3 kids and I'm not sure if I can do Florid without them :) but it is one of our favourite places.
feathered
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5 years ago
Caribbean cruise sounds glorious @MrsKC2B2016 (as does Hawaii @bridiekk and @reluctantbridezilla16!). We're toying with going on safari in Africa, but we started talking about the honeymoon well before we got engaged and have had so many ideas who knows what we'll end up going with!

Are you all going to be sorting the honeymoon too? I've had friends whose husbands have organised complete surprises, but we're thinking that we'll agree together where we'll go, but H2B will keep everything else a secret...

 
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies, I just hope I grind something soon.

Your all flying along with the planning! I'm not anywhere near ready to try a dress on, I'm too nervous! I've to still pay more of the deposit for the hotel which will be paid next week please god.

Reluctantbridezilla, how do you feel about going away without the kids? I've a 5 yr old son and he is devastated that he's not going, doesn't understand the idea of a honeymoon. I just feel bad because I doubt we will go anywhere this year and all our other relatives are planning holidays and every 2nd sentence is "on our next holiday this and that"
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Looking into honeymoons also. OH wants to go to India but I'm not to pushed. Both would love Africa but the time of the year wouldnt be great when we can go. Im sure we will find something that we will both love I did tell OH he can decide, but not going somewhere that I would hate...

Going to see our band on Thursday hopefully we will love them and book.

Hope you find something soon MrsJones2Be, positive thoughts x
feathered
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5 years ago
What band are you looking at @MrsFreckles? I've roped my sister into going to a few showcases for me this week but it feels quite weird that we might end up putting a deposit down before I've seen them myself!
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Going with  till death do us party, really hope we love them and thats something else done.
feathered
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5 years ago
That's so funny, that's one of the ones my sister's going to for me! Will be really interested to hear what you think of them - I've a friend who's a seasoned wedding attender who said they were the stand out band for her. (I haven't lived in Ireland for ages so have been looking for recommendations from everyone!) Hope you get on well!

(I don't think I've seen anyone on here with the same date as me yet so we shouldn't be in competition... phew!)
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
mrsjones2be I know we will miss the kids but we don't get a lot of time on our own so have decided a honeymoon is a one off, my kids are a little older in 2016 the youngest will be 8 and the oldest 13 so I think its easier to explain to them that we are going without them. My mum regularly goes to Spain to another family members villa so ideally we will time it so that they go on holiday to Spain while we are away (would love to be able to go to Vegas and then get someone to bring them out to Florida but I think that's being very optimistic with the budget ). I'm also scared of the dress shopping lol.

feathered I would love to go on a safari but my h2b has worked in Africa on and off for years so he wasn't entertaining the idea at all. we will decide together on the final destination, he will get almost free rein on the suits, the other decisions have been narrowed down by me and then I let him narrow my selections and ultimately we end up with a final decision that we are both happy with. Not sure he will be too interested in flowers or dresses but he is involved with everything else...just as well because I find it hard making final decisions on anything and second guess everything.

 
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
No way, Is your sister going to see them this Thursday?

Iv only heard good things about them never seen them before, really hope we like them. They have been great to deal with so far so fingers crossed!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Ladies if any of ye are scared to try on dresses for weight reasons - don't be. I hate my mid section and some of the dresses are so well structured they give you an unbelievable shape and hold you in! I was so pleasantly surprised but when I found "the one" I felt like I could walk out in it right now even though I'm not happy with my current weight. On the other hand I also tried on a slinky dress that showed cellulite through it so there's a mix out there!

Keep within your budget and don't try on ones outside it! Have we learned nothing from "Say Yes to the Dress"?! Hahaha

 

 
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
My weight is a major scare factor and also I am a real no fuss person so all the layers and people fussing to fix skirts etc really puts me off. I was at the wedding journal show in Belfast at the weekend and there was a presentation by Allure bridal, the dresses were modelled on girls who weren't really tall and thin and there were some lovely ones so I am going to try on some in April when the nearest stockist gets her new merchandise in, fingers crossed I find one that suits :)
MrsKC2B2016
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feathered
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5 years ago
Oh, those are gorgeous!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@mrskc2b2016 YEP!! Those are they. Good padding on the balls of the feet too. Love them!!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@mrskc2b2016 YEP!! Those are they. Good padding on the balls of the feet too. Love them!!

thanks @feathered
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh they are very classsssssy and its ur sumthing blue too... i likey likey....
feathered
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5 years ago
Oh sorry @MrsFreckles, I overlooked your reply there. Yeah, my sister's going on Thursday. Last I'd heard she'd roped my mum in too - a real family occasion!
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
hi all,

Im thinking about honeymoon. we both want somewhere hot all inclusive and luxurious.. so i presume it will be easy to please us!

those shoes are fab. when i put the deposit on the dress il have to look at shows..

In relation to invitations I have a feeling everybody and there mother expect an invite.!! so il be ordering plenty of afters invitations and sending out the word its a "small wedding" even tho id say il have 200.
wexbride
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5 years ago
Hi misses I can't seem to be able go to my notifications it's driving me mad
wexbride
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5 years ago
Now only first line of my post is showing is it because I'm on an ipad I wonder
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
hey,

has anyone links for wedding websites, where you create a website where people can type you a message and rsvp etc
feathered
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5 years ago
I'm going to be using http://www.gettingmarried.co.uk.

It's actually run by a friend of mine, but I went to (an entirely unrelated) wedding where the bride and groom have used it and it ended up being super handy.

One feature I really liked is that we were able to see where other guests are staying so it made it really easy to pick a B&B near other people we knew and we could share taxis etc.
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Hi ladies, just thought I'd join the chat. This is my first post and getting married 7th August 2016 in Kilkenny. Happy planning
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Welcome!!! Yay - another KK Bride! Where are you getting married?
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Getting married in Kilkenny Ormonde and having a humanist ceremony. I'm from Waterford but live in Edinburgh! Where are you getting married?
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Oh gorgeous! A friend was at a wedding there recently and said it was fantastic.

I'm getting married in the Newpark Hotel.
katehaley16
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5 years ago
The new park is lovely, I was really torn between the ormonde and new park. My dad was at a wedding there and was raving about it! Have you much else booked? I just have band, humanist and hair booked!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
I have band, dj, church, photographer and makeup booked. I found my dress - earlier than I expected but will order it on the 7th of March.
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Did you get a local Dj and photographer? Need to find a Dj! That's exciting you have the dress already!
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Welcome katehaley16,

your getting married the day after me! Hope the planning on going well.
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Welcome Katehaley16

Happy planning, its all too exciting.

Pintrest is my bff im glued to it and sher last night i was having dreams aka nightmares that so many things went wrong the day of the wedding lol...
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
The dreams/nightmares have started for me too! The are so weird. I wake up and breathe a sigh of relief :)
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Its crazy, picture wat they'll be like leading up to it....
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Iv started getting the horrible dreams also!!

I was over 2 hours late, my dress was a skirt and jumper :)

 

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh stop i was dreaming there was another bride going up the aisle before me, there was someone on a mega phone sayin who was next to walk up, we had no rehearsal in the church and my hair was rank. Had to ask a girl to pin it up and fix my veil!!!! SCARY!!!!!
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Thanks everyone for the welcome! Just found this site yesterday so delighted to have other people to bounce ideas off!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I sent an email to Marble City Travel agents in yer neck of the woods @katehanley16 and @bridiekk to get an idea of prices for our honeymoon. A friend of mine went to vegas and san fran and they got them the best deal, same with her friend, she went on a Caribbean cruise  in October and got a great deal....and we r frm limerick.

Any ideas for honeymoon @katehanley16
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I sent an email to Marble City Travel agents in yer neck of the woods @katehaley16 and @bridiekk to get an idea of prices for our honeymoon. A friend of mine went to vegas and san fran and they got them the best deal, same with her friend, she went on a Caribbean cruise  in October and got a great deal....and we r frm limerick.

Any ideas for honeymoon @katehaley16
katehaley16
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5 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 my cousin owns a travel agents called icon travel- I'll prob get in touch with her for the honeymoon but I'm thinking America- New York-Vegas and San Fran would be cool! X
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Happy days you'll get a good deal with her id say...ill price a few but won't be mentioning its a honeymoon initial as heard they jack up the prices.....
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Happy days you'll get a good deal with her id say...ill price a few but won't be mentioning its a honeymoon initial as heard they jack up the prices.....we want to do a 7 day Caribbean cruise and 3 nights in Vegas on the way home
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Right got this quote from the Marble Travel agents in Kilkenny. .."" In October I'd lean towards Eastern or Southern Caribbean due to weather. There is a savage airfare sale at the minute. So for flights, 4 Nights in the Luxor on the Las Vegas strip and 7 nights Eastern Caribbean out of Fort Lauderdale with transfers from airport to port and back again. You are looking at €1500.00 per person. I've includes taxes, bags, gratuities on the cruise, your hotel and cruise for that money. You are looking at about €180.00 per person to move to a Balcony Stateroom. This is based on Royal Caribbeans - "Independence of the Seas" - "

I thinks that's a great deal... that's for this October but i just wanted an idea of prices for next yr...
Sin_14
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5 years ago
Hi girls, We are getting married in November 2016. I really want to get started on some things now. What can I start with? I'm thinking invitations is one thing I could do.

 

How does everyone do them? Iv seen posts about using vista print to print your own but where do you get the design to print in the first place. I would like to get rsvp, menu, booklet all the same style and I know my colours already.

 

 
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@katehaley16 my DJ is actually the lead singer in the band so they're from Cork. My photographer is Nick O'Keeffe and he is local. I'm so excited to work with him. He's not the cheapest but his work looks amazing. Your honeymoon idea of NYC - Vegas & San Fran is amazing. We went to San Fran & Vegas a few years ago when I was working in the US and we had so much fun. The contrast between the places is HUGE and works perfectly for a honeymoon.

@MrsKC2B2016 - that sounds like a great deal. I would, however, look at seeing would they have a different hotel in Vegas. I wasn't a mad fan of the Luxor. They seemed to try to "de-theme" it...It's pyramid shaped for crying out loud but the interior then was kind of plain where it used to be Egyptian themed. It's a little further down the strip too so I would see could they price up the MGM or the Aria for you. Either way, Vegas is still amazing but I was underwhelmed with that hotel.
Ladyg
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5 years ago
Wow girls your all so far on!! I'm not even thinking about honeymoon yet, Vegas is amazing I'd agree with the Luxor, even planet Hollywood not as themed but beautiful and modern!

We've made progress booked the church, venue, band, dj and videographer , hope to confirm the photographer tomorow. Ive started to look at makeup artists and hair dresser that will come to the house, my usual hairdresser doesn't so that's a bit disappointing! Has anyone got any prices yet? I got a price of €200 for me 2bm and mob, and 35€ trial , how does that sound??

 
katehaley16
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5 years ago
200 sounds great, I got mine for 400 including my 3 bridesmaids and 2 blowdrys for the mothers x
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh im defo looking at a different hotel @bridiekk never even heard of the Luxor.  Im lookin along the lines of MGM or even the Bellagio
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
God shake half my post chopped off...
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 Oh excellent. Yeah the Bellagio is beautiful but the prices were always ridiculously higher than the MGM or the Aria. The Cosmopolitan is also a new hotel beside the Aria and looks swanky! The Wynn and the Palazzo / Venetian are also worth considering. www.smartervegas.com is AMAZING for codes and totally legit as you book through the hotel but you just use the codes. We got a great deal with the Aria last November but nothing beats the deal we got with the MGM in 2009. We had a suite which was unbelievable and free passes to the buffet and it worked out at $99 per night. CRAZY! I think we just got lucky in 09 but I did get a good deal for my friend who went there last summer and she booked the MGM too.
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Thanks @bridiekk ill save that website site for next yr ☺☺ oh can't fricking wait!!!
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Hi girls, how everyone's weekend going?

We were out shopping yesterday and just for the fun of it went in and tried wedding rings on! I picked a gorgeous 1 for himself, it's a white gold band with a trim of rose gold in the middle, beautiful and suited him do well. I tried in a ring with a v in it for the diamond to sit into and it was horrible, the I tried a plain band and hated that 2! It also made me realise that my ring needs to be cleaned, looked so off colour!
katann1979
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5 years ago
Hi All. getting married in august 2016, just engaged since Christmas and haven't a clue, where to start. Think I have selected the hotel for the reception but how and what questions do I ask to negotiate the price and supplements etc. any help appreciated.
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Hi @katann1979 where are you thinking? Have you told them yet? I narrowed it down to 2 and told them it was down to cost that would make the decision. I told them what I wanted like canapés and prosecco on arrival and bar extension and all that and  then asked what they could do price wise, the one I went with gave it all without adding to the price. I'm getting married on a Sunday though which saved tons! U might as well be brave and ask or ya won't get
SparkleSpring16
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5 years ago
So excited to finally have my date and confirm I'm a 2016 bride!!!

So on 23rd April 2016 I'll become a Mrs.!!  I'm excited and slightly terrified ha it all seems so real now!
katann1979
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5 years ago
Hi All

 

No I haven't booked the venue yet, we just went to a wedding fair in the hotel last Sunday and I suppose I just got overwhelmed by how much there is. The package they are offering is already very competitive similar to others around but I just keep hearing stories of "we got this extra, or we got this much off " etc. Im just not great at negotiating and was looking for tips. Thanks a mill for responding to me. Do I just tell them "well this hotel is doing this, and we would like you to match etc etc". Thanks http://www.mrs2be.ie/members/katehaley16/" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: #f95593;">katehaley16</span>. We are looking at Friday the 26th in August. All going well. Fingers crossed. have any one ordered their dress from online. just wondering has any one any experience. thanks again for all your help and congrats http://www.mrs2be.ie/members/SparkleSpring16/" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: #f95593;">SparkleSpring16</span> on setting your date :)
mul
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5 years ago
hi im a 2016 bride to aug 6th have church and hotel booked video and band booked to its soooo exciting
katann1979
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5 years ago
Congrats mul. Are you engaged a while .. And sounds like you have loads done too . Really need to get moving now
mul
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5 years ago
hi katann 1979 we are engaged 11 years so we said we better get a move on ha
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Welcome mul, we have the same date!

Wow, engaged for 11 years?! I thought I was long with 4 years lol better late than never as they say x
katann1979
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5 years ago
Don't feel too bad then lol only engaged since Christmas Eve gone .
katann1979
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5 years ago
Could you also pm me the website you used for your bm dresses please thks
katann1979
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5 years ago
Hi .. Just wondering what venue you booked .. We are in kilkenny and just so many options .. Venue photographer band ..
katehaley16
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5 years ago
We are getting married in the Kilkenny ormonde. Thank funk (Waterford band) are the band and Kilkenny djs. That's all we have booked so far x
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Welcome Mrs2beeeessss.... all very exciting.

I got a quote for my flowers of 700e and that's not including anything on the pews or outside the door. Its a woman i know that priced it so im thinking thats alot, what do ye think? I suppose the flowers are calla lillies, roses, hydrangea and stephnonis - think calla lillies are expensive....?!!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
katann1979 - We're getting married in the Newpark Hotel. I have always loved the Newpark growing up and the atmosphere and décor in there suit my style. OH was more open to other places so when we visited other hotels I was allowing him make up his own mind. He felt too the Newpark was the one for us and will give us exactly what we're looking for. You're right though, there are so many to choose from, you can't go too far wrong with most.
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Girls I made a VERY BIG MISTAKE!!!

Booked everything for August 6th thinking it was the bank holiday and just realised the bank holiday is the week before!!!

Trying to to ring around and get it changed, hopefully it all works out for me, honestly don't know how I made that mistake!!!
katehaley16
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5 years ago
It will be ok- u have loads of time xxx
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Don't stress MrsJones2Be - you do have loads of time and it's better to at least be aware of it now. It's easily done. I had to remind people that the 29th of April for ours is actually the May Bank Holiday.
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Hotel is booked for another wedding... I really loved it too.

anyone any tips on other hotels? Located in dublin. Hotel we had was 1h 15mins away and we kinda regretted it but at least we can look for somewhere closer now

thanks girls x
mul
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5 years ago
oh no mrsjones2be will u get ur depoist back
katehaley16
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5 years ago
Do you really need it to be on a bank holiday? Surely it's cheaper on a normal weekend?
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
No won't get deposit back but haven't cancelled anything yet.

I would be happy to just keep it the way it is and just let it be a normal weekend but himself won't settle for anything less
Leedee13
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5 years ago
Hi girls I'm new here! Getting married 20th of may 2016 and I feel like I'm so unorganised ha! Have my venue and church booked but that's it! Meeting with a photographer next week and I really like him so hopefully I'll get tat booked then! Just trying to pick a band I've 2 in mind "transmitter" and "Eden" have any of ye heard of either of these? It's all starting to get real now I can't wait to go dress shopping hoping to start in a few weeks
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
mrsjones2be how much had you booked? You are a brave girl trying to change it all. I think I would have given up :(

Welcome Leedee13 our wedding is in Jul 16  and I am just starting to feel like I should be more organised. We have our venue, band and booked a photographer this week...however we haven't booked anyone to marry us yet which I guess should have been top of the list lol.
Leedee13
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5 years ago
Yep reluctantbridzilla16 I'm feeling the same really trying to keep in budget and save every penny that comes in but it's like there is always something lol! I think if I get my band and photographer booked I might feel a bit more organised! It'll b 2016 b4 we even no it :O
kony21
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5 years ago
Hi all b2bs wedding booked for Oct 2016 well reception thats as far as the booking has gone so far! Was wondering what people are being quoted for photographers, still working on budgets at the moment.  Potentially have the bms dresses sorted though which is saving a lot!!
EmmaLou
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5 years ago
Hi b2b :)  we are getting married in Nov 2016, so exciting!!!

Was wondering how much 2016 brides have booked?

We have the church, hotel, band and dj all booked.  Also have the groom and groomsmen suits picked and deposit paid!!
Ladyg
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5 years ago
Congrats emmalou and kony21, it's such a relief to set a date! I felt we could relax a little then!! We've the venue, church , priest, band dj, photographer , videographer, makeup and hair booked. I was a little surprised at booking the photographer thought 1500 would get us photographer and album, you can get photographer for €1200/1300 and pay as much as you like for albums, we ended up goin for a package for €1950 with nice album c100 pictures and 5 mini handbag books, bronte photography , we really liked her edgy look but had a lot of traditional stuff too, she has a cheaper package at 1600 for smaller album, we felt she was very good value compared to some who were looking for a lot more! But have a look around and see what you both like! Good luck!
kony21
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5 years ago
Thanks ladyg when are u getting married? Sorry what's the mini hand bag book never heard of it! The photo part of it terrifies me picking the wrong one or package.  So expensive but so important!
Ladyg
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5 years ago
Hey kony21 were getting married August 6th 2016! So excited to say that! The handbag books are small replicates of the main album , there not as fancy as parent albums, but we thought they were nice for mum to carry around or bridesmaids to friends etc! I know we were the same , didn't want to go too cheap , found a few people who had had used her and Were happy that's what sold it for us and she's very easy to deal with!
kony21
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5 years ago
Awe that's a lovely idea never heard of it before! Can't beat a personal recommendation!
budgetbride16
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5 years ago
Wow sounds like everyone has done loads.  anyone thought bought any extras? Photo booth, candybooth, magician, music at the meal etc?
polkadotty
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Hi all! Can I join the party?? I'm getting married on December 31st 2016 (eeeek) and so far have venue, ceremony (in the hotel) band, DJ, videographer, photographer and make up booked.  Don't need cars as we won't be leaving the hotel after the ceremony and we're playing music over the hotels PA system for the ceremony as we are having lots of modern songs so saving a bit on those.  photographer is €1190 (no album) and videographer is €1300 (I completely fell in love with the cinematic style).  I got some crazy quotes for bands who were including a 'NYE premium'.  The premium was €3000 in some cases! Eventually booked a great band who weren't charging any premium.  I'm relieved to have the big things booked so we can relax for a while!
MrsKC2B2016
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[quote=398471]Hi all b2bs wedding booked for Oct 2016 well reception thats as far as the booking has gone so far! Was wondering what people are being quoted for photographers, still working on budgets at the moment. Potentially have the bms dresses sorted though which is saving a lot!![/quote]

 

Im an October bride to - what date are you? Im 7th :)
mul
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hi I'm lookin for a good band reasonable can anyone help me I'm from laois
kony21
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No way me too!!
mul
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hi kony21 when u getting married
MrsKC2B2016
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Well Mrs2be went down to try on my brand new white wedding dress on Saturday, im in love with it (of course) lol... didn't want to take it off. They brought us upto the top floor and gave us a bottle of champagne too to sip away whilst there. Was delighted the dress was a bit big as thought I put on a few lbs since she last measured me. I hear some of ye saying (you've got your dress already...lol) I found the gown so said might as well get that off my list...

I've everything else done more or less -Venue, church, band, dj, videographer, photographer, flowers, church music, bridesmaids dresses, cake, suits, invitations, favours, honeymoon decided on, one of the bridesmaids is doing the mass booklets and my guest list done (for now) Was thinking of photobooth or candy table but not sure yet. I can sit back and take it all in and not stress out about things...(I hope...lol)
MrsKC2B2016
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[quote=398637]No way me too!![/quote]

Seriously......cooooooooooolll!!! Where you getting married again?
polkadotty
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mrskc2b2016, you're well organised! What date is the big day?
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MrsKC2B2016
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#polkadotty - oct 7th 2016
kony21
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The 7th of Oct Mul in the preps of moving to Laois too
kony21
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Hmmmm replies aren't saving properly reception is in roscrea haven't decided on ceremony yet!
MrsKC2B2016
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Lovely #kony21 im in Limerick -The Strand. Oh i cant waiting!
MrsKC2B2016
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Lovely @kony21 im in Limerick -The Strand. Oh i cant waiting!
kony21
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Are you from that direction? So excited myself just booked a night in the hotel to finalise the contracts and pay the rest of the deposit!!
MrsKC2B2016
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Yip from Limerick. Got a great deal on flowers from a florist in abbeyfeale -Pia' flowers and treats Limerick. She is on Facebook -499 with 300e worth of free church decor, lanterns, trees outside, stuff for the end of pews etc...best offer i have seen...Check her out if u haven't florist picked yet.
kony21
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Haven't looked at flowers at all yet! The hotel use a decorator and she does deals too can't think of the name! I'm originally from limerick but in Dublin since l was a kid!
MrsKC2B2016
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Very good but shop around too  ☺..
kony21
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I'm still not 100% on my colours so trying to nail that down first and the flowers l want! Was looking at some of the fake ones*
mul
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can i ask kony21 what hotel are u having reception in
kony21
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I'm having it in racket hall!
mul
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oh wow its lovely there I was at a wedding fair there last yr beautiful
kony21
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Ah no way! It's the only place we went to! Liked the look of it online went to see it and it just felt right wasn't even a wedding fair! Where are u having yours?
blondebride28
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Have loved reading all your comments!! Wedding booked for July 2016. . .hotel booked - meal only so far. 300 guests approx.! (that's cut back from 330 - YIKES) Church and priest booked along with band, photographer, videographer, church musicians and photobooth. Oh yeah, and a comedy act for the reception! Anyone purchasing their own wine for the reception? Any tips on where to purchase from??
budgetbride16
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My wine is included. You'll love rackety hall kony21. I know the chef he's good. Beautiful gardens too. Best of luck. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one organized. My friends were making feel funny bout having everything done so soon. I have dress, venue, flowers, Dj, band, car, video booth, bm dresses, material for flower girl dress, shoes for myself and BMS, photographer, invitations, glass jars for my diy candy table and music for church/ reception. Got some great deals
budgetbride16
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* sorry supposed to say Rackett Hall
kony21
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congratulations blonde bride and welcome! what kind of comedy act did you go for? lm still deciding on extras and entertainment. photo booths are really popular at the moment but lm afraid people will be fed up of them by the time mine comes around.
kony21
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5 years ago
oh wow really? lve eaten there once but not what we will be having on the day but no complaints so far!! :) thankfully! contracts to be done up in a few weeks so lm nervous about that!! l have bms dresses but need extras for it got a super deal on the multiwear ones but lm changing them a little! jars for the candy table have been gotten too!
mul
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hi kony 21 we having our reception in the Killeshin hotel Portlaoise
kony21
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l havent been but the photos there look lovely!!
mul
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yeah it is lovely food is fab
kony21
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Did you do a tasting and all that? Are you suppose to actually?
budgetbride16
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Normally I think you do a tasting of your menu a few weeks before. I'm still undecided on actual aspects of my menu and minor details but I'm going with the county arms in birr. Fab food.
mul
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no didn't do a food tasting yet but will be before the wedding
kony21
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ah right ok well lve been happy with what lve tasted so far!! we're sticking with the typical winter menu you just cant please everyone so we decided to keep it simple and add other aspects!

food is suppose to be lovely there lve family in Birr but never eaten there!
budgetbride16
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Ya eaten there a few times and it was fab. The overall price seems expensive but the package has so much wine, homemade turkey+ham rolls on arrival plus tea/ coffee and homemade cookies and finger food, 5 course meal with choices, and the afters is a buffet of chicken curry, beef straganoff chocolate dipped fruit, icecream cones, cake and pig on the spit plus I get vegetarian options! I can't wait! :D The more I talk about it the more excited I get! He he!
blondebride28
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@kony21 I booked a two man comedian group to come into the reception just after 'dessert time' to liven the crowd for 30mins. A surprise for the WHOLE wedding party. . .apart from me.
budgetbride16
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Oooh interesting kony21 were they expensive? What are they called? Have you seen them before? I can't decide on something like that I'm undecided :)
MrsKC2B2016
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@Blondiebride28 wats the name of the comedian act? Sounds interesting.... you know the Irish priest that was on emmerdale well he does weddings too. He does a bit of a skit with being a pizza boy and u tell him who to act on and he brings over the pizza half way thru the meal to the person insisting he ordered it etc he also comes in as a priest and acts out too....
blondebride28
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Well if you google "De2willies wedding" you'll see a sample of what they do. Two guards, they require personal info about a number of guests to help personalize the jokes but very tactful (not insulting). Comes in at about 500. The video speaks for itself!! :)
blondebride28
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Oops I meant to say youtube it!! But it'd probably come up on google too.
kony21
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budgetbride 'll be looking for an invite sounds amazing lol... everyone will be rolled out of there! Not me blonde bride is doing it l haven't got that far l have been looking at fireworks though!!
kony21
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Blonde bride sounds great must look it up does that include the travel etc?
budgetbride16
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I hate the way everything you look at is plus travel expenses/ or else there like we'll throw in the travel expenses. try trick you into thinking your getting a good deal even though you've already paid them like 400/500 for example.
budgetbride16
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Ya thanks kony21 I don't know what I'm going to do! Not used  to eating large meals myself but my OH and his family are big food lovers. It was all bout the venue with the beat food. Lucky for me it wasy fave on every aspect! :)
budgetbride16
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Ya thanks kony21 I don't know what I'm going to do! Not used  to eating large meals myself but my OH and his family are big food lovers. It was all bout the venue with the best food. Lucky for me it was my fave on every aspect! :)
MrsKC2B2016
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Oh it looks class but pricey. ... im lookin for ideas for wedding entertainment like....
budgetbride16
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What kind of entertainment? Pre dinner? Ceremony music? What do you need
blondebride28
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I think it's €580 for the travel included. A technician comes as well to set up the sound system, etc.
MrsKC2B2016
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During or after dinner @budgetbride16 something like the comedian act sumthing people won't expect....
kony21
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it all adds up so quickly!!
budgetbride16
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I know I've been looking at magician/ illusionists they range from 350 to 850 in price for two hours of entertainment. But I don't know will it be worth that?
kony21
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I love that sort of thing and would happily pay a few hundred for it but I'd like to see them before to see if it is worth it*
budgetbride16
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Most of them I've emailed insist on meeting you first
Pinklilly
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Wow everyone's so organised! I haven't been on here for ages... Getting married on 6 May 2016 :) so far we have church, venue, band, photographer, florist, hair & makeup booked. Been pricing cars & ceremony music at the moment.. Everything just keeps adding up!!

So exciting though :):)
kony21
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Welcome back
kony21
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Dunno what happened there most of my message is missing*!
Pinklilly
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Thanks kony21 :)
blondebride28
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Some days I think I'm crazy booking so much so soon and then other days I feel I don't have enough done!! :D Big things covered, venue, priest, church, band, dj, photographer, videographer, photo booth as well. My next mission is hair and make up!
kony21
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I still haven't decided between church or something else!!
blondebride28
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It's a tough call to make. . .but just suit yourself at the end of the day! Don't live in regret whatever happens. Would you have a ceremony in the hotel or elsewhere? It's like me with a massive guest list, so many people giving their opinions! I just don't care. Tis us (bride and groom) paying for it at the end of the day.
budgetbride16
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Welcome back pinklilly! Who are you looking at for ceremony music? I got a duo from limerick, they're fab!
kony21
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Yeah exactly it's more to do with we don't like the room in the hotel and are unsure about the church piece because we're not religious! We do like aspects of the church ceremony too! Don't know about you girls but lve gotten kind tired of telling people (family) that its ou r wedding! Before we decided on where the reception was everyone was playing Chinese whispers and doing a very don't expect us there if it's in such a place or if it's abroad!
blondebride28
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@kony21 :D People need to get real! (and stop the gossiping) Small mindedness kills me. You could defo have elements of the church in a ceremony! I see it on Four Weddings all the time. You'd just need to discuss it with a celebrant first.
Pinklilly
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Aw girls everyone has an opinion on everything don't they!? Every decision we've made so far someone seems to get offended :(

I was looking up Joanna Charles for ceremony music budgetbride16 (we're in wicklow) she's fab but a bit expensive.. We're only planning on having a short ceremony so only about 3-4 songs, can't justify paying €400. There's a local girl who does weddings & is meant to be brilliant so going to see how much she charges.
MrsKC2B2016
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@budgetbride16 who did u get for church music? I got Kerry Jane Hurley, she has her own backing track music for all her songs, sounds like she has sum1 playin with her...
kony21
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My h2bs sister was told she was not allowed any religious aspect or referral to the ceremony in the hotel! I felt it really lacked! That does seem a lot for a short time but it seems to be what lm hearing!
budgetbride16
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I'm getting AnnieLee you can see her Facebook page it has clips she has a male duet Jason. They play guitar and keyboard plus I can have violin or harp if I want. And they are doing church and reception for 550 that includes all travel costs I thought it was good value.
MrsKC2B2016
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That sounds good @budgetbride16.  Mine costs 230 i think for the church. Must check out if the hotel has music on arrival.
budgetbride16
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That was great value! Cos everyone that was recommended to me was really expensive Annie was the cheapest!
kony21
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Il be pressing play on the cd player at this rate!
polkadotty
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kony21 that's exactly what I'll be doing! :)
Pinklilly
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That's what my h2b wants to do :D imagine music start skipping or wrong song comes on ha I'd be afraid to chance it tempting as it is!
polkadotty
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Hi Pinklilly, I suppose its an easier decision for me becuase its not in a church and we are having all modern songs that don't sound as good as a cover anyway.  the hotel are streaming it through the PA system so we're happy out!
Pinklilly
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Polkadotty that's brilliant, we're not ruling it out tbh but I'm just afraid something will go wrong with it in the church!? Not sure how it would work?
budgetbride16
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Glad i have mine sorted at such a good deal! All the little worries add up I'm still trying to settle on my dj
kony21
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I really on the fence about music at the ceremony whether or not l want it! I'd rather invest 500 in other kinda entertainment*
MrsKC2B2016
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@dingdong16 well did u try on ur dress again and picked it?
wexbride
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Hi missies

haven't been on in a while oh god I found my dress I am soooo excited have been looking since January and I was starting to get a bit scared I wasn't going to find something I loved, my 13 yr old daughter made a face when I said this was my dress but she has come around now ha I told her she wasn't wearing it think she wanted me in a dress to suit her age lol I am so surprised how everything has become so clear what I want now that I have my dress it just set the tone brilliantly. OH wants to go try suits now so he can pick what colour he wants then I can pick the bridesmaids dresses. Going to look at cars next week and get video sorted. Hope you are all getting sorted too x
MrsKC2B2016
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Oh thats brill @wexbride. Wats it like?
wexbride
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@mrskc2b2016 it's Justin Alexander 8688 I'm so in love ha

 
MrsKC2B2016
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Oh @wexbride it is gorgeous, so elegant.... fab fab fab ☺
bridiekk
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Congratulations @wexbride - that is stunning!
wexbride
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Thanks ladies ye it's really Hollywood I love it have you got your dresses yet
MrsKC2B2016
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I have mine-well its in the shop. Went down 2 wks ago to try it on -lovvvve it... Its the Justina Sottero & midgley. .. they are keepin til next yr for me...
bridiekk
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@MrsKC2B2016 oooh gorgeous! Very similar to mine. I'm going in on Saturday to try mine on again and more than likely order it! So excited. It's the Sophia Tolli - Mirri.
MrsKC2B2016
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Oh gorgeous too @bridiekk, ya its similar alright ☺
wexbride
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Wow ladies both fab dresses
wexbride
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Ok half my post disappeared ha both  your dresses are fabulous   sure we will be like princesses lol I have lil fellas communion this yr so that will keep me occupied for a while have you got any colours picked I finding it hard.
reberca
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i will get married in 2016...

may be it too early to prepare my wedding dresses,but i still want to need more fashion advice on http://gbridal.com/wedding-dresses/…">wedding dress in color.Help me!
reberca
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i will get married in 2016...

may be it too early to prepare my wedding dresses,but i still want to need more fashion advice on http://gbridal.com/wedding-dresses/…">wedding dress in color.Help me!
budgetbride16
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Hi Reberca when in 2016 is your wedding? I'm wearing a blush dress. Its really bout what suits you. And all us brides have great ideas bout what we want and don't want until we go shopping. Try on some white, ivory colours and see what you fall in love with. what suits your body shape, skin tone etc. I'm very pale that's why I loved the blush when I tried it on it made me look rosy for once! :) then when you have your dress you can decide on bridesmaids and suits to blend. Best of luck! Happy hunting!
budgetbride16
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Lovely dresses you got girls you must be over the moon with excitement! :)
bridiekk
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Thanks @wexbride and @budgetbride16 I'm so excited to try it on again. I hope I love it as much as I did the first time. I have stopped looking at dresses online so I think that's a good sign.

 

@wexbride for colours I only have one bridesmaid so we seem to be keeping it on the neutral side. As in no bright / strong colours. We are currently looking at navy but also mauve / grey. You never know though - we could end up with something totally different. In terms of flowers etc I do love the dusky pink/lilac/lavender bouquets so that's why I don't want a strong colour in the Bridesmaid dress. OH wants a navy suit so that will be the same for his bro, my dad and his dad.

 
wexbride
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@bridiekk I just realised ur getting married the day after me ohhhh exciting, I'm thinking the same with colours I actually really like mauve or there was a mulberry colour that was nice too. I have 4 bridesmaids so trying to find something for all of them will be hard, price wise to I don't want to pay to much for them I might wait for the sales end of summer I might get a good deal hopefully. I'm not a big flower person so I think it will be simple bouquets for us all
bridiekk
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@wexbride yay! almost date twins! :) Mulberry is gorgeous too. We are fairly flexible just having the one so whatever suits my sister and looks well on her will be the deciding factor. There are lots of alternatives to floral bouquets too like broaches and buttons or silk flowers.

@budgetbride16 - that colour sounds beautiful. I have only ruled out very bright colours. My sis is ok with that too! No neon or anything!!
wexbride
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@budgetbride16 I have 4 brunettes so hoping it works on them, just hope they like it. My 13 yr old daughter will be the trouble I'd say she will tell me straight lol other girls will prob just wear what I ask.

@bridiekk I was looking at the brooch bouquets but my friend is a florist and she told me there is no way ha she is doing my flowers so maybe I won't have a say
Arcadius1
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budgetbride16
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Ha I doubt it by the sounds of it @wexbride ! :p ya the blue is lovely on my sister! She is quite the dramatic as well at 17. :)
wexbride
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@Budgetbride16 ha teenagers. Have you missys  booked a videographer? I'm struggling to find someone good but not cost a fortune.
budgetbride16
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I didn't book one friend of mine did media  studies so that is all his line of work hoping he will catch the important moments for me. Cos I just felt everyone I looked at was so expensive for such a basic package. Now in saying that I did see a guy from offally at a fair two weeks ago good deal. Whole day  I think 800
kony21
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I go missing for a couple of days and missed so much :) dresses are absolutely stunning congratulations ladies!! I'm even more scared for the shopping now Il never decide but l was told it's like the man when u know u just know!! Bridiekk l was between navy and a grey/steel kinda colour went with navy which l love and its fairly neutral coz l haven't decided yet what l want so l can go made with flowers and pops of colour or keep it muted!
budgetbride16
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I'm having sunflowers and gerberas! With splashes of wheat for the country feel can't wait to see them!
bridiekk
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Navy is my preference definitely @kony21! The hunt continues!

I have ordered the dress!! I tried it on with my shoes & got measures!! Love it as much as I did the first time. You definitely know when you've found it.
wexbride
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Totally agree @bridiekk once you have found it u know well I tried it I loved it but I was wondering was it the 1 tried on 2 other dresses in a diff store  and I just said no the other 1 was it ha

@kony21 hi we have never spoke. I love navy too but I've been looking at a peach colour and it is really lovely and fresh for spring ahhhh going to pay my deposit on my dress Monday ohh I can't wait.

 
kony21
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I love sunflowers!! I love all the giant ones! Seen the babybreath bouquets and think they're lovely too!!

Ah that's great bridiekk!!  I def need to start thinking about a budget!!
kony21
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Hi wexbride peach and navy are fab together too! We're Oct so we've looked at autumn kind of colours too! So many options and choices so thankful l got such a deal on the dresses otherwise I'd never have picked a colour!
Ladyg
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5 years ago
Wow dresses look fab! Did Ye try on many, did Ye go to many shops? The closer it gets the more afraid I am, I'm like what if I don't like any or choose the wrong one, I want the RIGHT dress as we all do! And I've no tan at the moment but will def be doin sunbeds, so what will dresses look like on me,,,, agh!!!

I'm thinking blush pink or Rose pink kinda for bridesmaids

@wexford we got a guy called robin Wallace or Celtic videos for videography  check him out on fb he's great videos, travels everywhere there for the whole day for €1000! Very nice to deal with!

 
Pinklilly
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Dresses are fab girls, id say it's such an exciting feeling when you find the one! Hoping to go again next month myself so fingers crossed :)

Haven't picked style yet but I'm going with light coral for bm dresses, think it'll be nice for May wedding :) If I was having autumn/winter wedding it would definitely be navy, it's so classy!

 
kony21
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Awe thanks pinklilly! ;)
sheepstealer
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Another 2016 wedding here although I will be the one not wearing the dress lol

Venue picked already for Friday 18th November and time is moving along. I was surprised to see how busy 2016 was when we went to view our venue, we had hoped for the 4th November as its midterm but venue was booked and just as it seemed there was nothing, an opening appeared for the 18th so we took it as a sign and booked the date.

No one knows yet that all the preparation work is being done which gives a great thrill to us . We are sneaking about, full of secrets :-)

 

 

 
budgetbride16
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Best of luck with your plans #sheepstealer. The time will fly. Where is your venue? Have you many other plans made?
bridiekk
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@ladyg - I went to 3 shops. I tried on 2 dresses twice (on different days). I probably tried on 20 dresses altogether. I won't be going near a sun bed or fake tan! I am pale but I've tried my dress on as I am and I think it looks gorgeous. With the lace at the top, the last thing I want is a mark on it from the tan. Sun beds are a no go with me. I just think they are way too dangerous. I have had people on both sides of my family with skin cancer and they were not sun worshippers by any means.

 

Welcome sheepstealer! I hope the plans are going well.
budgetbride16
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I'm allergic to fake tan so that is a definite no go for me. I don't like sunbeds they go against all my beliefs and training, however I have very bad skin psoriasis cut to shreds from scratching in my sleep all over! Even my dermatologist is at a loss now. I've grid steroids, herbal and the only treatment I havent tried that is constantly reccomended is sunbeds. At this stage I am considering 1/2 sessions to see if it will have any affect on my skin condition. I'm in constant discomfort.
Busybride81
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5 years ago
Another 2016 bride here, but not until December. I've church, church music, band, photographer and videographer booked to date. It just kind of happened for us, lots more left to book and pay for LOL!!!
bridiekk
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Congratulations Busybride81 :)

@budgetbride16 - oh you poor thing. I hope you find some relief from it soon. I won't go into a list of "have you tried...?" because it sounds like you have.

I have used the Supplier Finder here to get a list of videographers. I took a bit of time going through their sample videos and one caught our eye. His work is great and he was also recommended to us by our photographer. I replied to him through his website but didn't get a response so I then replied to his email 5 days ago and still haven't heard anything.

I'm a bit disappointed but I don't want to keep nagging either. I'm not sure what to do!!
Pinklilly
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Aw budgetbride16 you poor thing! Sounds like you really have tried everything.. I'm a beauty therapist & not a big fan of sunbeds myself but I have used them in the past & tbh they really do smooth out your skin! I know they are bad in so many ways & I made a decision last year not to use them again but I am considering going on them for my own wedding!? Does your psoriasis improve in real sun? If so sunbeds probably would make a big difference.. I think like anything if you don't abuse them & use the proper creams & don't go on them anymore than twice a week & no more than 7 mins at a time it might be worth trying but it's a personal choice :)

 
wexbride
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5 years ago
Thanks @ladyg ill def give him a look, it's brilliant seeing all you new missys welcome to the mayhem lol just back from getting measured and paid my deposit on my dress ohh I felt sick before I went in just said to mam is this the 1 tried it on again and all my doubts were gone so it has to be the 1 now lol just let this soak in now for a few days they wanted €350 for my veil which I think is steep going to shop around for that I know what I want so hopefully I'll find it cheaper.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yay @wexbride! My veil is the same price but it is 100% perfect with my dress in terms of the lace and the shape so I'm just going to go for it.
sheepstealer
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The venue is Darver Castle and we also have the band/DJ booked now so still lots of time for the other bits and pieces
sheepstealer
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@budgetbride2016 The venue is Darver Castle and we also have the band/DJ booked now so still lots of time for the other bits and pieces
sheepstealer
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@budgetbride16 The venue is Darver Castle and we also have the band/DJ booked now so still lots of time for the other bits and pieces
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Aww @budgetbride16 that's terrible I am considering sun beds myself I to don't agree with them but I think if I just use them for the wedding it won't be to bad I take the sun well as I'm dark so hopefully I wouldn't need long on them, a friend of mine has psoriasis and she has actually went on a sun bed in the hospital for hers and it has helped.maybe worth a try and see

@bridiekk ye think I'll have to do the same when I get some time to sit and look at all the samples hopefully we can find something within our budget that we like. If there is a phone number you should ring them some ppl don't check emails as I found out too.
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Try windmill DVD productions they are good and they were doing a deal for 700. flynne@eircom.net

www.windmilldvd.com from Kildare they travel.
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
350 is horrendous price for a veil they shud have included that I mean your spending a lot of money on a dress!
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
@bridiekk mine is really plain small satin trim on it it's long alright but it isn't anything really different or anything

@budgetbride16  thanks for the link I'll check them out ye I think it's expensive alright I asked would they include it but was a no go May just look around
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ya I didn't buy mine yet but I know the one I was looking at in Marion's bridal was 100 in Wexford town. I haven't booked any videographer yet looked at a few but undecided still thinking I'll have a friend do it.
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi girls, it's been a while since I've been on.

Finally all sorted after a big mix up. Had to change our date from August to October. Rang around everything that we had booked, took a while but everything is fine now.

Have since also booked photographer/videographer so starting to feel more real now!!
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Have I started a controversy on sunbeds lol!! I've used them a few times before as I always burn on holidays, I really like the colour they give and the feel of the skin! I agree @pinklilly only twice a week and I 5-6 mins tops, I haven't used them in about two years and decided not to use them again... But I will for the wedding I don't want tan stains!!

 

@bridekk if he's bothering you now and you haven't booked him will he be an awful lot of hassle later on.. I'm a firm believer in first impressions,
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yeah the veil I tried on in the first shop was €250 but I didn't think it was worth it. This one is just works perfectly with the dress. Couldn't settle for another now! :-)

@ladyg I'm thinking the same re the videographer. Not great communication to start with. Disappointing as his work is great.

Glad you got everything sorted @mrsjones2be It must be a huge relief!

 

 
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Yeah it is a big relief, glad it's sorted. Just a longer wait but sure we will get there in the end.

Im going to do sunbeds for the wedding. I done them for h2bs sisters wedding. I never use fake tan and a deffo don't want marks on my dress.

Has as anyone bought a sample sale dress? I think this is what I'll be doing because I don't think I could sacrifice €1000+ for a dress, we'll see what happens
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hi havent been on in ages...@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016 i tried it on again and paid the deposit Valentines day. Same dress as you!!!!!!! <3
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@dingdong16 excellent u thrilled with it so....
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@ding dong16 excellent u thrilled with it so....
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@ding dong 16 excellent u thrilled with it so....
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016 yea i love the dress... Im adding a belt to it tho, Blings it up even more. :)

@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/wexbride/" rel="nofollow">wexbride did you try Waters Videography. They are on facebook. They have done 2 of my sister weddings and iv booked them too.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh go way @dingdong16 i didn't even think of adding anything id say its fab too!
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016

everyones tastes are different,,, you might prefer it without. and im going for a short shoulder length veil. iv been a bridesmaid 4 times and the brides all had long veils . between sitting and stepping on them they are not worth it.
kony21
user for 5 years
5 years ago
ah l want to reply to so many comments!!

MrsJones l feel your pain there l dont think l can spend so much money on a dress for one day so will def be looking at the sales! theres a place in Donegal l liked on FB and there stuff is amazing so is their sales by the looks of things my mam is keen for a trip up there too for the motb outfits.

I only ever fake tan my legs and def wouldnt wear it on my wedding day lm normally described as sallow skinnned but have rosacea which is normally fine but real sun and sun beds work wonders for me. havent used a sun bed in years but its def an option if l cant get to the real sun, still important not to burn yourself no matter what you do.

polkadotty
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@bridekk is the videogapher called digavideo by any chance? I loved his work but he was a nightmare to contact.  After three follow up emails I still havent heard back 6 weeks later so I've booked someone else.  Such a shame because I really loved his style.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
It actually wasn't @polkadotty but good to know there's another one not to bother with! :) Do you mind me asking you who you have booked?
ballymagirl84
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Has anyone else booked the Farnham estate cavan for there wedding? We getting married feb 2016 can't wait!
EmmaLou
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Missies,

Just wondering if any of you have heard of Pia's Flowers in Limerick.  I think I'm going to book her as she has an amazing deal at the moment!!!

Her pics on fb look amazing and I have read good reviews :-)
katann1979
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi all sorry haven't been on in a while .. Wow soo many comments . In a nut shell . Dresses are lovely ladies . Still haven't booked mine . We have nothing done yet but all about to change today yay. Appt with hotel and hopefully booking tht today . All of you  are so organised . I had a dress fitting already but more just a viewing per se. Hv found out I want satin thou and a veil and a train . More than I knew before I went in. Had a bit of a panic attack when I tried on one of the dresses again with all the accessories and looked in the mirror .. "Omg I'm getting married"
lisabcg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi

Could you pm me the link for the bridesmaid dresses on Ebay? tia
kony21
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Woo hoo remained of the deposit is finally paid!! :) now to save save save....
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@EmmaLou yip ive booked Pia's Flowers, excellent deal. She was recommended to me....
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh wow, it's been a few weeks since I've been on so much has happened - it's all so exciting!

@budgetbride16 - I sent you a PM, because I used to have really similar skin issues and found a solution in the end, so hang in there! I agree though, sunshine is always a great relief.

@wexbride - If you're going to be in London at all I got my (finger-tip length) veil for £100 in David's Bridal. It matches my dress perfectly and has a lovely scalloped edge.

I bought my dress at the weekend! It was entirely unexpected. My mum and my sister were over visiting at the weekend and we decided to meet up with the other bridesmaids and try on dresses to get a sense of what shapes were good - but it didn't work out like that... It's a big, blush dress, that's exactly what I thought I didn't want and I LOVE it. Woo!

This is it: http://davidsbridal.com/Product_strapless-metallic…

 

 

 
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Oh wow, it's been a few weeks since I've been on so much has happened - it's all so exciting!

@budgetbride16 - I sent you a PM, because I used to have really similar skin issues and found a solution in the end, so hang in there! I agree though, sunshine is always a great relief.

@wexbride - If you're going to be in London at all I got my (finger-tip length) veil for £100 in David's Bridal. It matches my dress perfectly and has a lovely scalloped edge.

I bought my dress at the weekend! It was entirely unexpected. My mum and my sister were over visiting at the weekend and we decided to meet up with the other bridesmaids and try on dresses to get a sense of what shapes were good - but it didn't work out like that... It's a big, blush dress, that's exactly what I thought I didn't want and I LOVE it. Woo!

This is it: http://davidsbridal.com/Product_strapless-metallic…" target="_blank">http://davidsbridal.com/Product_strapless-metallic…

 
Sin_14
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi brides. I am wondering has anyone booked a videographer? I have gotten a quote of €700 for the full day from bridal preparations to the first 3 dances. Is this any good? How does that compare? I know we will be spending more than that on photographer but I would like to have a video. Don't want to regret not having one.
mul
user for 5 years
5 years ago
hi sin-14 yeah thats brilliant my videographer is 850 euro for the same lenght of time so u got a great deal
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow feathered your dress is so unusual but looks absolutely stunning I love it!! And thank you for the advice I will definitely try it
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks @budgetbride16 - I know it's a bit mad but I was never that sure about having a white dress (I've very fair skin and blonde hair). I really just tried it on to give the bridesmaids a laugh - and it was perfect for me! What were the odds?!

 
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Your dress is amazing feathered!! Im unsure about a white dress also.. very pale and white/ivory does nothing for me, I'm looking at blush colours at the moment. Iv two more appointments at the end of April hopefully ill have my dress then

Sin_14 thats a great price... mine is €1000 for the same length of time and thats with a discount!
ShelliO
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Sin_14 €700 is a great deal for videographer......ours is costing €1,200 :/
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
€700 is excellent. I'm waiting to hear back from another videographer (after still no word from the first!) and I'd say it will prob be around €1K
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
€700 is excellent. I'm waiting to hear back from another videographer (after still no word from the first!) and I'd say it will prob be around €1K

wow @feathered that is beautiful. So unusual but I can imagine it being gorgeous with your colouring!

I have to stop looking at dresses. A bit of doubt was creeping in earlier today. :(
ShelliO
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Ladies can I ask how much ye have budgeted for flowers? I was thinking €600 but I have no idea if this is realistic or not and just wanted to compare before I talk to florists..........we have 5 bridemaids and 5 groomsmen.....
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@ShelliO I went looking around to florist a couple of weeks ago.. I was quoted around €700/900 depending on what I go for. Thats for myself, 4 bridesmaids, 5 button holes, flower girl, 2 thank you bouquet and church decoration.

 
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
MrsFreckles thats a really good quote for bridal and church flowers!
littlemrs1
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thats a super price for videographer! Ours is costing 1600!!!!
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey girls, I was quoted €900 for flowers. (But luckily it's a relative so they are giving us a discount of €300) so for €600 we are getting my bouquet, 4 bm, 2 flowergirls, 6 buttonholes, 2 thank you bouquets,  church flowers, 2 big lanterns in church & fishbowls with flowers for 14 tables at reception. I taught it was a lot but getting a lot included I suppose. Something I didn't expect to be so expensive!

Just booked wedding car last week too.. €395?? Again I think it's a bit pricey but I shopped around & they seem to be all the same.. Was hoping to get a car for bm's but can't justify spending €800 on cars so going to get someone with a nice car to drive them.
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I am the same @ feathered pale colouring so I went for a blush dress. My flowers are 600 for bridal bouquet, 3 bridesmaids, flower girl piece, 4 thank you bouquets, church decorationdecoration(alter floral piece and 6 ailse decorations), 9 button holes (includes the dads nd my brothers). 4 corsages. I had bricked around and it could be anything up to €1000 for basic decoration. I love flowers but my church is small so I dont want to over do the flowers
ShelliO
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks girls....I might have underestimated a bit on the flowers so at €600. I didn't expect them to be so expensive.
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We are going with the one for €900 as I love the florist.

I thought it was expensive also but a friend of mine is getting married in a couple of weeks and she spent nearly €2000!! I nearly feel of my seat, she is getting the venue done up also so may be thats why.

Don't think we are going to get a car, I can get walk to the church its a 2 min walk. So just using my dads car as he has a nice one and my cousins husband is going to drive us!
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ours is 499 and includes 300e free worth of church decor with lanterns, trees outside, candleabras candle stands by the pews, organza, bride and groom chair covers etc

Pias flowers Limerick-its her special offer at the mo...
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Thank you @feathered might not be in London but I'll def price it wherever I go. Wow I love your dress so unusual.

we haven't booked our videographer yet but hoping to do it soon  just can't find one we like.

I have been looking at bridesmaids dresses but finding it really hard to choose would love something a bit different so going to Dublin over Easter to have a look.
Sin_14
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I emailed a guy in smithfield. Am thinking of doing them myself but looking around too see what the best price I can get is.

He said 460 to include 4 Bouquets flower girl corsages button holes church arangement and flowers for 20 tables in jam jars.

 
Busybride81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
My videographer was €1200 but got him to €1000, as really loved his style. Flowers are proving to be very expensive.
cmcg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Brides,

You all sound very organised! I havent priced half these things thought I'd be ok til early next year! Im hoping to have a relative doing my flowers looks like I've made a big saving
ballymagirl84
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey ladies, I'm thinking of going dress shopping on 3rd April which is good fri, will shops be open? any recommendatiions for city centre bridal shops? Its our fist day out shopping for wedding dresses
Gozzy
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Ladies

http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/sin_14/">Sin_14 that is a great deal I got mine for €700 too & emailed loads that was the best I could find. H2B didn't want a video so I had to get a good deal to convince him..

On to flowers & cars now.

Car prices seem to have gone up even the quotes I got off 1 car company at a wedding fair just over a month ago they now put up the price due to some new legislation (or so they say)

If anyone know s of any good florist deals or wedding cars in Galway / Mayo let me know please ladies :)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@Gozzy - I'm the same with the car. The quote I got a couple of months ago was €35 cheaper. :( I still booked it as we had seen more cars and none were as nice.
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Does anyone have a good ballpark figure quote for hair? The one's I've got so far have been working out at about €60/head which seems like a lot given I only want a very simple up do?
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I went with Lawler Chauffeur , for my wedding car. I have a huge brial party 5 bridesmaids 5 groomsmen. I saw this company in a wedding show at the RDS they have a 12 seater vintage bus to match the vintage car. It is pricey but saving us the hassle of rounding 10 people up for photos etc we decided to go for  th Asquith Weding car €475. plus vintage  bus €595.  Booking both together the price your given is €950.00 : This includes : hire of the vehicles for the day , 2 uniform chauffeurs , A bottle of champagne in the weddingCar and champagne for everyone On the vintage bus , and a photo stop Enroute to the reception.

link to the site http://weddingcarsonline.com/
kony21
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I was having a look at prices for upstyles too feathered and it seems in a hairdressers its the €30/€40 but if theyre going to the house then it can be anything! Doesnt seem to matter how difficult or simple the style is.
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@feathered I've just booked our hairstylist, she's coming out to the house €175  including me, 2 BM and mother of the bride, that's pretty competitive for what I've priced!
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Ye @feathered mine is €50 head for up style and €35 for blow dry she is coming to the house and to be honest she is the go to bridal hairstylist in Wexford so I don't mind as she is brilliant.

still waiting for OH to have a few mins to look at videographers if he don't soon ill just pick myself, and cars ladies I'll get booking so if price seems to be creeping up just I'm trying to find a nice rolls Royce there don't seem to be any in Wexford and to pricey if we book in other county
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Bridies2B

So im looking into sum entertainment at my reception and thinking of gettin the caricaturist Niall o Loughlin to draw caricatures of the guests. His a bit pricey at 650e but if i was gettin a photobooth it would be more or less the same! Photobooths are all the rage now but i think everyone has seen them.... a caricature pic with be differ. Anyone of ye been to a wedding and it was there? This would be my favours to guests if they wanted to get one done.....
Sin_14
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I was thinking of getting photo booth and maybe sweet table but I have thought about and it and decided that there will be enough entertainment there for everyone. We are spending 2000 on a band and dj. They will have the company of plenty of people. If they do not feel entertained then I don't know what. I think its an awful waste of money but each to their own and if the money is there I think the caricature is a nice gesture.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The money isn't there yet lol
Sin_14
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I know the feeling. I wonder would the artist get everyone done and would people lose them?
olipeitra
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Getting Married Sep 2016 in Portugal…. Really don’t no where to start!!!… But im looking forward to it, and the big party when we return home…. The only thing i have is the priest, finding unique venues is hard online but il keep searching!….
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
He wouldn't get everyone done as ill have about 200 guests... he takes 4/5mins to do a pic and they are popped into a plastic seal to save from spillages lol.... i wouldn't say everyone would want me...
2016BrideJuly
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5 years ago
wow http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/feathered/" rel="nofollow"><span style="color: #f95593;">@feathered</span> I absolutely love your dress, Where abouts did you get this.

I haven't started looking just yet but I'm hoping to get something a bit different with blush with small delicate designs, not necessarily ballgown. Has anyone seen many blush dresses in shops ?

Also if anyone can reccomend florist (dublin) would appreciate it.

Hair / makeup I've booked for 250 each so 500 for 4 people as just the one bridesmaid but generally speaking 60 a head is average. for makeup as far as I remember I've also a trial included in that

Cheers
Knope2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
You're all so organised I haven't even started thinking about dresses yet, I've the venue, photographer and cake sorted so far.

Is anyone having a Humanist ceremony? We are considering it but not sure where to start!

 

 
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Thanks for the quotes @Ladyg, @wexbride and @2016BrideJuly, it does really help to put it in perspective. (Though my bank account is unimpressed... I seem to be finding new ways to spend all the time!)

I did a bridal make-up lesson with Bobbi Brown too, just to see if I could do it myself, but I don't think I'm convinced, mainly because I don't normally wear much makeup at all! Has anyone else considered doing their own?

@2016BrideJuly, thank you! It's actually nicer in person because it's not nearly as purple-y as it looks on the website. I got it from David's Bridal, which is a huge wedding/bridesmaids dress shop in London (an import from the States). I don't think they've an outlet in Ireland but if you were planning a weekend away or anything I'd highly recommend it. The prices start at £400 and go up to £1500 but the quality was nicer than some more expensive dresses I'd tried elsewhere and the staff were great. I literally felt like I was friends with my assistant by the end of the appointment! (I'm going to stop gushing now...)
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I am actually so shocked by how well I'm doing in the savings department. Just by cutting down to one night out a week/ else staying. Our unneeded takeaways cut out. And cutting out my online spending
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Well done @budgetbride16
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
5 years ago
[quote=401810]You’re all so organised I haven’t even started thinking about dresses yet, I’ve the venue, photographer and cake sorted so far. Is anyone having a Humanist ceremony? We are considering it but not sure where to start! [/quote]

Hi there.

Regarding the Humanist ceremony, we are having one too. I highly suggest you start contacting celebrants asap!! I contacted 7 or 8 and all bar 1 were already booked up for August 26th 2016.

 

Go to Humanist.ie and there is a list of the celebrants there. Most get back to you very quickly.

Hope that helps :-)
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
5 years ago
[quote=401810]You’re all so organised I haven’t even started thinking about dresses yet, I’ve the venue, photographer and cake sorted so far. Is anyone having a Humanist ceremony? We are considering it but not sure where to start! [/quote]

Hi there.

Regarding the Humanist ceremony, we are having one too. I highly suggest you start contacting celebrants asap!! I contacted 7 or 8 and all bar 1 were already booked up for August 26th 2016.

 

Go to www.humanism.ie and there is a list of the celebrants there. Most get back to you very quickly.

Hope that helps :-)
sabs79
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi all, I was a sept 2015 bride after just getting engaged last dec but the stress and pressure and our eldest starting big school had made us postpone till June 16. We have booked johnstown house as venue, band and photographer also booked, dress ordered,  but now I can stop and take a break
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey 2016 brides,

Iv started to think about the wedding pics, iv one year still until my wedding but thinking about the pics i want taken like a thank you picture for thank you cards.  with the bride and groom holding a thank you banner. has anyone special pictures they want included??

also signs, I'm looking for " pick a seat not a side" kind of sign. any recommendations?
katann1979
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Just booked hotel today so date finally official . Yay so excited
Busybride81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm a late December 2016 bride and I have band, church music, photographer, videographer, make up and hair booked. Very early I kmow but it just happened. Saving hard cut our nights out only go out if we have something on and no takeaways in 6 weeks I have a stone off, working hard as Im bridesmaid in a few months so its given me the incentive. Have nothing really to do for the next 6 months but save, diet and sit in lol.
katann1979
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow busybride you certainly were busy lol . We just booked sept 9th today but I have a photographer and florist in mind and h2b has in mind the band he likes too (his main responsibility) lol . I'm in the same boat as you too . Bridemaid in November this year too and need to get the exercise regime going not only for our day but also for a bridesmaids dress soon ... Really like this Jenga idea for a guestbook and thinking of a caricaturist instead of a photo booth ..
Busybride81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I've booked a photo booth as I got it for free from our photographer (he's a friend of my brother). We had to book our venue over two years in advance to get a friday or saturday date as its that popular. My friend had a caricaturist at her wedding and I thought it was great.
Busybride81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow, €60 is expensive its amazing as soon as you mention wedding prices shoot up. My salon does not raise their prices for wedding upstyles so I'm paying between €25 and €35 a person.
Ooie
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi, I'm getting married in July 2016. If you are looking for a humanist, you will be very lucky to get anyone in the summer. We had an open diary for may, june and july and none were free for any saturday. We have gone with the only friday the off-site registrar could do it. We did that nearly two months ago. Have venue sorted too

 
Knope2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We're meeting with a celebrant at the weekend so hopefully get that all booked then! We've chosen a Thursday so I think we were lucky to be just off the weekend rush for them!

Is anyone else going the Humanist route and how are you finding it?
nessa218
user for 5 years
5 years ago
hi all,

new to the board. 21st April 2016 is our date. .. we have hotel, church, dress. nothing more . . . .do i need to get a move on?!?!?
katann1979
user for 5 years
5 years ago
<p>Hi we are September 9 th 2016 and only hv hotel booked since last Saturday but booking the band tomorrow . Bit dearer than we allowed for but they are really good . And meeting photographer soon too and booking them too . </p>
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
5 years ago
[quote=404832]hi all, new to the board. 21st April 2016 is our date. .. we have hotel, church, dress. nothing more . . . .do i need to get a move on?!?!? [/quote]

Maybe look in to your band, and photographer. There were lots of bands that weren't free that i contacted already  for our date next August so might be best to start contacting those now.
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Where are ye getting invitations? anyone getting them online ?
ShelliO
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Nessa218 I agree with above.....look into band, photographer and maybe videographer now asap as they do book well in advance.

 

ding dong 16 We are trying to decide on invitations at the moment......we don't want to spend a fortune as lets face it 90%+ are going to end up in the bin but still want something nice......have you looked on bride and groom direct? they send out free samples.
feathered
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi @Neasa216, welcome :)

@Dingdong16 - I loved the idea of ordering 'printable' invitations like the ones on this site, where you buy the design and then sort the printing yourself: http://empapers.com/en/…

However, my other half is very traditional in his tastes though (sometimes painfully so!) and he really wanted a drawing of our venue on our invitations. Some of the quotes from wedding stationers we got were ridiculous, but we've found a graphic designer here in the UK (who does some but not all wedding stuff) and the quote from her was way more reasonable. She's sent through a first draft now and I love it.
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks. iv looked at a few websites but they are so Expensive. I havent got a clue how to make them. Im not neat enough for that. :( .  Il look at yer suggestions. Thank you..
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
I've decided to make mine. I'm not very crafty but I think once you have the right tools it seems easy. I'll be picking things up over time. The main thing I'll need is a paper trimmer, will look for one second hand as don't want to pay full price as I won't need it afterwards
Busybride81
user for 5 years
5 years ago
ladies look at weddingprint.ie for invites as I know I bin all my invites once date is over and they are the cheapest I have found.
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Take a look at vistaprint.co.uk

I got my invites sorted on this website. I opted for the single card version - again because it was the cheapest form rather than the card version.

Design looks very elaborate and a bit different from the standard card version.

Very happy with them overall

 
wexbride
user for 7 years
5 years ago
Hello ladies

it's been a while since I've been on, great to see all the new missies. Struggling at the minute with bridesmaids dresses think I'll have to get them made at this stage I have 4 all diff heights and shapes and ages ahhhhh. Not that they are picky I just can't find anything I like I don't want the wrap dresses that's all I'm hearing Id like something a bit different, I want the dusty rose pink colour has anyone seen anything about?

tia
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hi wexbride, have you looked at dresselicious.ie. There's a few designs available but available in many different colours. Think I'll be getting mine there. You can also get samples sent to you.
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
thanks ladies.. Iv ordered samples from  <span class="skimlinks-unlinked">weddingprint.ie. and a waterford company congratulations.ie. </span>

I did look at vistaprint . I couldnt get all the details i wanted included in the card version and got fed up :o ...

Im delighted now tho .
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
thanks ladies.. Iv ordered samples from  weddingprint.ie. and a waterford company congratulations.ie.

I did look at vistaprint . I couldnt get all the details i wanted included in the card version and got fed up :o ...

Im delighted now tho and going to look and the bride and groom site now..
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
This date next year!! OMG!! My sister pointed out it's the same as William and Kate (2011)! Now, if I could just get my hair to look as amazing as hers, we'll be grand.

Countdown is on!
trishamcm
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Getting Married Aug 2016 and I can't bloody wait.

I have My venue, band, dj, photography and booked and dress and favours got. On the ball. But gone very slow lately with work and moving house.

 
Tootsie
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey folks. New to site. Ours is aug 16 as well. Venue, celebrant, hair and make up booked. Not having a band or photographer so don't need to look into those. Oh doesn't want to order invites online. We have a few inserts that need to go in and reply cards are slightly different to the usual yes or no so wants to meet a physical person!  Any suggestions? We are in dublin.
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
hi everyone,

new to this site as well! Getting married July 2016! have venue, church, band, photographer, videographer, and florist booked, have rings and dress got. On a go slow now for a while, you'd go through spurts and then you don't do anything for a while! I know once it comes to 12 months and less everyone says it flies from there on. Bit nervous bout the actual day, I love going to weddings but can't believe its going to be me up there in the spotlight this time..
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi Girls,

New to this also! Getting Married August26th 2016!

I still can’t believe I am getting married! I have the Church, hotel, Photographer, video, photo booth, cars,hair & make up booked! It feels like I have so much time, but the weeks are going by so fast! Still have to decide on the number of bridesmaids finding it hard to choose between two friends! :(

 
kony21
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5 years ago
Congratulations and welcome to all the new brides to me!! :)
kony21
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Silly phone brides to be clearly!!
nessa218
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Some of you ladies are so organised!! :-) def getting onto the bands and photographer asap. Is anyone just having a dj? The band my oh would like is very non weddingy and I'm thinking of a dj first then band. . .

 

Loving all tips/websites for invites.

Bride that's looking for dusky pink dresses . . .so am I. There's a place "bridal hall" in laois. She does diff dresses in same colours. I'm still looking around but she's on top of list I think at the mo. Dresses range from 210-250 or so I think
katann1979
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yay band and dj booked , photographer met last Friday and just confirming price and that booked too . Yay . Photo booth included in deal with photographer but was thinking of that or a caricaturist . Wld luv to get caricaturist of myself and h2b for front of invites so going to look into that next and def doin the Jenga idea instead of guest book .. Luv tht idea xx
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I have a caricature for when the guests arrive at the hotel and getting the caricature invites too.... I was going to go with a photobooth but decided against it.
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I have a caricaturist for when the guests arrive at the hotel and getting the caricature invites too.... I was going to go with a photobooth but decided against it.
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
My sister did caricature invites for her wedding and they were fab! So humorous, everyone loved them, and then on the inside was just casual wording, like we are having a session, with a bit of food and a dance etc.. it was lovely and personal and so them as a couple!

Think once you start booking things you get all excited don't ya! My next thing now is bridesmaid dresses, do I buy online or go to a boutique? My OH's sister said for her own wedding she bought online thinking it would be cheaper, but the amount it cost her in alterations, she would have been better off going to a local boutique and the cost would have been about the same and less hassle! What are others doing??
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Ya love the caricature idea, can't wait to see how it turns out...

I bought mine online in Littlewoods months ago. They are more of a maxi style dresses with crochet detailed top half and a low drop back (not too low theyd be able to wear a bra...) i love them they are very elegant and they'd be worn again (id even take one on honeymoon with me -cruise). Plus they wer on sale got all 3 of them for 75e #bargain!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh ladies we are doing our pre-marriage course tonight. Bit early as not getting married until oct 2016 but another thing crossed off lol... itll be done in one evening bout 2hrs and its just us with her.  She is Accord approved and does it from home...
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Aw ladies i went dress shopping on Saturday & loved it! Went to 2 shops & picked my dress in the second shop :) so excited now!! My wedding is a year from tomorrow so really starting to kick in now x

I got my bridesmaids to try a few styles on Saturday to see what suited them best & then I ordered one similar off eBay so fingers crossed it works out.. I'm having 4 bm so just can't afford to pay €280 per dress in boutique.
Mrssmith2016
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5 years ago
Getting married June 2016, so have venue, band and church music booked - photographer is provisionally booked. Just need to get everything else sorted and sooner rather than later.
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Congrats on getting your dress Pinklilly, don't you love it when you find the 'one'! I didn't want to get out of mine at all!

Good luck with the marriage course MrsKC2B2016, getting it over and done with in 2hours and with just you and your husband to be is great! How did you go about finding someone to come into your home?

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
We go to her home. She is in Mallow, heard from a friend of a friend.
Pinklilly
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5 years ago
Thanks esposabride.. Great feeling isn't it! I was after trying about 10 dresses & was definitely narrowing down what I wanted but wasn't sure if I'd get it all in one dress!? Only thing is its a little more than I was hoping to spend so I decided to ring a dressmaker today to see how much it would be to have it made & it's working out about €800 cheaper so going to go meet her this week & look at a few fabrics & decide then what to do :) so exciting to have one picked but just not sure now whether to get it made it just order from boutique!??
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Congrats on the dress Pinklilly. I also got the dress at the weekend. Then I had a sleepless weekend thinking I made the wrong choice. Ran into town today to try it back on and I loved it again thank god. It was in a trunk show so was leaving the shop today and wont be back till December, so happy I went back to see it.

Think my problem was a friend of mine told me I wouldn't look like a bride as it a bit different to "normal" wedding dresses... But so happy I stuck with it.

Sorry that was a bit waffly... :)

 

 
Pinklilly
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5 years ago
Aw congratulations mrsfreckles :) delighted you got that reassurance! I loved mine too in the shop & actually found it really emotional.. I keep looking at picture on my phone now ha!

Im half afraid if i get it made it won't be as nice but it's a big difference in price so don't know what to do!?
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
I think thats what made me question the dress the dress.... My dress is a good bit over budget.. wasn't going to get it but my mom had a chat with me and I decided to get it. So happy now.

I was worried about money and its only one day etc.. the way she put it was I would spend the same on a holiday and it would also be over. Your wedding day is (hopefully) going to be so special and you will never forget how you felt in your dress that day.

I would definitely go and see the dressmaker and see what she comes up with. Did she come recommended? Thats the only thing I would worry about, would go with someone with a recommendation.

 
Pinklilly
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5 years ago
Yeh that's very true.. I kept saying before I went dress shopping that I couldn't justify spending crazy money on a dress for 1 day but at the same time once I found the dress I'm now looking at it as a massive part of the wedding so if we can spend thousands on other parts of the day then why not the dress ;)

No didn't come recommended, I just looked them up online today.. From what I can tell they've been doing it years so hopefully they are good!!

Oh maybe I should just go to the boutique for peace of mind.. She did say she would add in veil at no extra cost so could make life easier :)
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Sure go and see her... You will know once you meet her. Then just go with your gut.. Let us know how you get on!
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
What kind of shoes are everyone wearing? Anyone got any recommendations for nice comfy ones?

 

I'm thinking of getting my shoes before the dress just so I can see height etc - is this a good idea or does it really matter?
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Flightyrose - I went in to try on dresses without having bought my shoes. I then found "the dress" and didn't order it straight away. I found my shoes (which I loooove) and brought them in when I was ordering it get the length spot on.

http://debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/…
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh @bridiekk i went in to try them on they are fab... the ones i would love but not gonna happen are the manolas carri Bradshaw had in sex in the city movie royal blues-they are just fab! But at 800e I don't think so lol... im gonna go for a colour shoe hopefully royal blue as my sumthing blue.
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
Bridekk- those are fab shoes! Have you "worn them in yet" as they say? What are they like comfy wise?
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 Thanks! I love them. Yes I had also been eyeing up the royal blue ones you are talking about but couldn't justify them. €100 was more like my budget. :)

 

@Flightyrose16 they're very comfy. I haven't worn them around the house too much yet but having tried them, they fit perfectly and the balls of the foot are well padded. They're leather too so they should be soft and breathable. I have some plasticy ones and they rip the toes off me!
esposabride
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5 years ago
beautiful shoes bridiekk, so classy looking! I've the dress got but no shoes, thinking now it would be handy alright for when going for alterations to have your shoes because I know my dress has to taken up!
bridiekk
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5 years ago
Thanks very much @esposabride! I'm very happy with them. I bought the bag to match too to use together in the future with other outfits. No harm to keep some bits in during the day too.

I'm very short so my dress was measured exactly and I paid extra to have it made shorter rather than getting the end altered as it is lace at the end. Ironic considering they will use less material but however! :)
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
Thought I had posted back to this but then saw it didn't post!

@bridiekk - those shoes look like an ivory colour in the pic...they must be a really pale blue colour!

So my sister came up with an idea for the bridesmaids dresses. To save the hassle of bringing the girls around to shops (knowing how it can irriate some) we were thinking about purchasing  a good few online and having an evening to try them all on. Have some champers and nibbles and make a night out of it. That way everyone is more at ease at trying on the dresses etc.

Has anyone done a similar thing or what do they think about that idea?

 
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Hey, about the shoes. My friend is after offering  to buy me Jimmy Choos . Going halves with her other family members.

Id be just as happy with the debenhams  shoes shared above and to get the money! How do i tell her that! Its a lot of money id say 4 or 500 euro.

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Maybe Tell her a family member is buyin them for you???
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Also ladies there is upto 30% of ladies shoes in Debenhams today only....
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
I think i will tell her that MrsKC2B2016. I dont want to be ungrateful  to her.but its too much money on a pair of shoes!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@flightyrose16 they are a light kind of tiffany blue with a silver pattern on it. They're hard to describe but I love how they look in person. There are pinky versions of them online too which look more Ivory.

I'm actually doing the exact same thing at the moment with BM dresses. I only have one BM so it's easier (and easier on the pocket). We have tried one from Debenhams, 1 more is in the post, 1 is coming from House of Fraser and 2 from Folkster. Verrrrry excited that at the end of this week we could have the BM dress sorted! :)

ding dong - that's a tricky one. Tell her you've found shoes you love and you think they'd be better with your dress....or something! :)

 
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@bridiekk - haha what a coincidence ! It's so much easier having just one BM as its a lot easier to pick up something much quicker!

@dingdong16 - maybe you could say that you couldn't justify spending that high on shoes or something to that effect?
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
that's such a lovely idea flightyrose16, I've 3 bridesmaids and a junior bridesmaid, and I'm not really an online shopper because normally what I get doesn't fit and I've to send them back and the hassle, but it is so much cheaper and of course when you add nibbles and a bottle of wine even better!!! :)

Ding dong 16, I'd definitely tell  her, just be straight up and say you wouldn't be comfortable in a pair of shoes that expensive, that you'd only be minding them for the night, and you'd much prefer a cheaper pair that you can kick off your heels at when the dancing gets going and not bothered if they don't turn up at the end of the night!
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
@esposabride - i personally like online shopping , the fit is generally ok most of the time! However this time I was going to go around to the shops especially when it's BM dresses but it was my sis who suggested it as she had the idea from other brides. Then I was like hey that's actually really good as I didn't want the hassle of trucking around to every shop considering I've yet to get my dress and I'm only coming back from Oz this summer for a small amount of time!

ive three bridesmaids too so it will be interesting!

Fingers crossed though it will go to plan and we will end up getting something that suits everyone 😃
katann1979
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5 years ago
So excited church, band , dj, reception music , hotel all booked yay .. Have photographer picked too but just need to bargain a bit lol.. And just found my bm dresses on of all places little woods lol.. Came today and one of my bm tried it on.. Loved it yay so going to get another one to try it on too and if all good going to get them this week yay.. And the first of the purchases that came in under budget ...
Ladyg
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5 years ago
Hi girls...it's so weird everyone is getting very busy planning!! I have my first dress viewing appointment for this weekend! I'm very excited, really not sure what I like, thought I liked lace and ball gowns, but now I feel I'm moving towards mermaid style as I have a petite figure and think ball gown might swamp me! But I've heard mermaids can be uncomfortable and hard to move in. Has anyone got any views on this? Has anyone visited my fair lady in castleblaney, have you any opinion on the shop? I'm going because she stocks mori lee!! 👰🏼😄😄❤️
budgetbride16
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5 years ago
Hi girls I have 4 blue strapless bridesmaid dresses chiffon, elasticated sizes 10,12,16 and 18. brand new with tags. I'm very indecisive and have decided to change my colours. If any one knows of any one needing a dress there 47€ each
budgetbride16
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5 years ago
Any way a side from my dress situation its been along time since I posted on here. Everyone seems to be getting on great! I haven't done much in the last few months bought some things for my candy table. And have being looking at DJs but haven't decided on one. How are everyone else's plans coming along
reluctantbridezilla16
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5 years ago
Hi LadyG I'm sure you are super excited about going for a dress viewing. My advice is to go with an open mind and try on more than one style. My sister is getting married in September and has ended up with a stunning dress that makes her look amazing however it is the exact opposite of everything she thought she wanted. I on the other hand have discovered that the dress I have in my head is the best fit for me. I had my first real dress viewing on Saturday and the boutique gave me a corset to try on under the dresses...OMG it made such a difference :) hope you enjoy your first experience x
katann1979
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5 years ago
Omg.. I found my dress .. Is it possible to try on first dress and it to be the one .. If yes I found it .. Had to go back second day and try it on again and still as beautiful as it was first time .. Tried on another dress just in case but nope still the first .. Let me know what you think .. http://www.morilee.com/bridals/bridal/1957

just can't believe it lol thought I would be looking for months .. 😉😉

 
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@katann1979 that's beautiful!!! I love it! Especially as it is very similar to mine - Sophia Tolli Mirri! :)
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@katann1979 that's beautiful!!! I love it! Especially as it is very similar to mine - Sophia Tolli Mirri! :)

It is a gorgeous dress though and you sound so excited. It sounds like "the one" Congratulations! Don't over think it. You sound like you love it.
katann1979
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5 years ago
Omg @bridekk it really is . It's beautiful the one you have picked .. Just can't believe it really different to what I thought I would go for .. But I'm delighted to have found it.. Saw loads of posts on here with other brides to be finding their dresses... It's great .. So happy I found it yay .. X
bridiekk
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5 years ago
So delighted for you! :-) I really thought I didn't want a high / illusion neck but when I saw the pic on the dress I tried it just to see!!! Love!
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
@katann1979 - that is a fab dress!! I was even looking at this dress before for myself - it's on my list to try it on. Really beautiful!

Your so lucky that it's the first one you tried on also! Congrats :)
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
@katann1979 that's great great that you found your dress! It's beautiful. I haven't tried any on yet but I'm in love with Mori lee 1959. Might not suit me but it's one I deffo want to try
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
@katann1979 that's great that you found your dress! It's beautiful. I haven't tried any on yet but I'm in love with Mori lee 1959. Might not suit me but it's one I deffo want to try
bridiekk
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5 years ago
That's a stunning dress too @MrsJones2Be - definitely worth a try on. One of my friends had a Mori Lee dress for her wedding and they are just beautiful.
katann1979
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5 years ago
Hi all thanks so much.. Yea really surprised myself.. Thought an a-line would be choice of fit for me and now it's fit and flare .. Lol.. Those other dresses are beautiful too.. Mori lee has beautiful dresses .. Really fell in love with the designs .. Thanks all. Xx
esposabride
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5 years ago
Congrats on finding your dress katann1979, its absolutely stunning! The first dress I tried on was the one I bought as well, made it even more special when it was my mother that picked it out! Think she was well delighted with herself! Think I should go and try on my own dress again because looking at that gorgeous dress I'm half having doubts!! :)
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@esposabride I know that feeling! Just remember how amazing your dress is and how you loved how you felt in it. I've had to do this myself!!

OMG I am buzzing about my venue. They had a show case last night and we met the new coordinator who is just so nice. They had the foyer done up as if there was a wedding on and the room was set up for about 200 which is close enough to our numbers. The last time we had seen it it was set up for 270 which was hard to imagine smaller numbers. They had food plated on some of the tables - Starter, Mains & Dessert. We were starting to pick what we would have but it was so helpful seeing them all plated.
tinkerbell26
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5 years ago
3rd Sep 2016. - Venue, Chapel, Band, Photographer and Video Man booked.

 
nessa218
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5 years ago
I am having serious doubts about my dress 😨

 
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
Nessa218, what dress did you get? I'm sure it's beautiful on as you wouldn't have chosen it. Maybe go back to the shop and try it again, then you can reassure yourself what the best thing to do is
MrsFreckles
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5 years ago
Nessa218 - -I had serious doubts about my dress also, having sleepless nights and driving my family crazy over it. I rang up the shop on the tuesday after the bank holiday and asked could I see it again. Went in and the minute I put it on I loved it again.

Do you think you could go and try it on again?
Gozzy
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5 years ago
Me too Nessa218 but like ladies say I think I goin to try go back to shop try it on...  mine is fairly simple so I know it my accessories goin to enhance it. I am really into accessories now just got to find them 😊
Flightyrose16
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5 years ago
Has anyone got ideas for songs to walk down the aisle to? I had Feels like Home or Beth Champion's Cant Love you enough really in mind. Then I heard a seriously catchy song called "On the Line" by Nick Howard - see here: https://youtube.com/results/…

I've never heard it before and it is not common either. What do people reckon?? Any thoughts on whether it would be suitable :-)

Happy Friday guys!!

 
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
@flightyrose16 that song is amazing!!!! I think it would be perfect for walking up the aisle. You'd just have to check with your priest. We are having canon by pachebel, I first heard this song as a teenager and decided there and then that I would walk up the aisle to it. Same with our first dance, as soon as we heard it, we knew it couldn't be anything else
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@flightyrose16 that song is lovely. As MrsJones2Be said - just make sure that the priest is ok with it. The lyrics are gorgeous.

@MrsJones2Be - I'm the same with Gabriel's  Oboe for walking up the aisle. I get serious goosebumps. My sister plays the flute and I remember the first time I heard her play it at a wedding. I was standing outside the church in Holy Cross with my dad. She was playing in a trio at weddings but was in school or college & didn't drive so dad had driven her. I was about 10 or 11 and it is something that stuck with me. I know my dad loves it too so as our walk up the aisle, it means a lot.

 

 
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I must have a listen later to them. But im in love with Bless the Broken road covered by Keiko Necesario. Racal flatts cover it too. It just sums up our relationship. Think id have it walkin up the aisle.

What ye think of it?
nextmrsb2b
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5 years ago
@flightyrose16, that is a gorgeous song! trying to decide this too, so much to choose from!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Oh ladies i booked part of our honeymoon-7 night eastern Caribbean cruise on the Oasis of the sea....super excited 😆😆😆
nextmrsb2b
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5 years ago
@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016 thats a lovely song too!

I was thinking eva cassidy-songbird

and i think we will include come what may from moulin rouge at some point! i love it.

 

 
nextmrsb2b
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5 years ago
@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016 very exciting!!! That will be fab!!!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
I love songbird but my friend walked up the aisle to that...

We are hitting vegas then on the way home.

 
nextmrsb2b
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5 years ago
Oh sounds amazing, I have always wanted to visit Vegas, we have a little boy who I dont want to leave for too long so just heading to bruges and budapest for a few nights! Time for Bikini shopping for you now!!!
MrsKC2B2016
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5 years ago
Ive 2 boys and dreading it... hopefully ill be ok....
bridiekk
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5 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 - that sounds amazing! I love Vegas. We've been twice now. It's such an unreal place. Have you a hotel booked? Have a look on smartervegas.com for discounts and show discounts too. It's brilliant. I used it both trips.
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
I cannot pick my walking up the isle sone so thanks for all suggestions keep them coming :) im currently listening to the ones suggested on youtube.
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
I cannot pick my walking up the isle song so thanks for all suggestions keep them coming :) im currently listening to the ones suggested on youtube.
ding dong 16
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5 years ago
I cannot pick my walking up the isle song so thanks for all suggestions keep them coming :) im currently listening to the ones suggested on youtube.
nessa218
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5 years ago
I have my dress in my friends house. Will arrange to go in an try it. Serious doubts. There were two dresses I loved. Completely different to each other and I'm worried I chose the wrong one.

 

Also I've heard our hotels owners are going bankrupt?!?! Very worried
MrsJones2Be
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5 years ago
@bridiekk that song is so beautiful! Never knew the name of that song, I love it! That would be perfect for walking up the aisle.

Songbird is also lovely.

We have a little boy also, but he won't be so little when the wedding comes around(he'll be 7) I'm dreading leaving him too!! We want to go to Vegas for 3 nights and then cancun for a week. Now h2b is saying we should just go to Spain for a week!!! He has my heart broke :)

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bridiekk
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5 years ago
@MrsJones2Be - Cancun & Vegas is a fab combo. I've never been to Cancun but 3 nights in Vegas is perfect. 2 thumbs up here for that honeymoon. Leaving the little dude would be very difficult but everyone I know who has got married recently has just told us it's the one chance to go on a big holiday.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
@MrsJones2Be - Cancun & Vegas is a fab combo. I've never been to Cancun but 3 nights in Vegas is perfect. 2 thumbs up here for that honeymoon. We don't have children but I'm sure leaving the little dude would be really difficult. Everyone I know who has got married recently has just told us it's the one chance to go on a big holiday.

WOW - just spotted the date. 11 months today. It's ticking down!!

 
nessa218
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'll be listening to all those songs. I don't have a clue of what song for anything. On a wedding planning lull here.

My dress is enzoani dekalb. It's an old design I think but I loved it in. But now I'm a bit meh.
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
That's the way I'm thinking about it @bridiekk, we will never get a holiday like that again! Just a bit of madness and then relaxation :) we don't have our own house so our plan is to save for a deposit after the wedding and that's why he's thinking of a cheaper honeymoon.

@nessa218 that dress is amazing!!! It is so beautiful. Just give it a bit of time and you might think differently

 

 
nessa218
user for 5 years
5 years ago
We have 2kids. They'll be 10 and 2 and a half when wedding comes round. We think we're going to go on a not very extravagant holiday after for a few days and decide on whether we'll do honeymoon later in year or family holiday.

 

I really can't decide if I like it or if it looks crap.

As I said, such a wedding lull going on here. We are loggerheads over bands. It's very annoying!!
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Glad to know ye guys like the song☺️ never given thought of having to ask the priest first'! Does that have to be for all songs?

honeymoons - Vegas and cancun sound fab !!! Haven't booked ours yet but we wana do America ESP Route 66!
Ladyg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Omg so glad to hear I'm not the only one who got cold feet about their dress!! I went shopping last sat and sun, the first dress I saw sun and tried on I loved it, my eyes welled up! Not at all what I thought I would go for!!! I put the deposit down and totally freaked out mon! But I'm really happy with it now! I think I panicked cos it's not a big ball gown which I always thought was the only thing to wear as a bride!! But I love mine so much tried it on three times sun! Nessa218 I'm sure it's fabulous if u loved it when u tried it on ull still love it!

 

Exciting about out the honeymoon, Vegas is amazing, were also thinking about cancun, can't wait to look properly in August when flights scheduled are out!

How ow are he finding church singers? Did u go to listen to any? I've a few local ones that I've heard are good, but they don't have websites, dunno how I feel abt gate crashing church ceremony's to hear them☺️
nessa218
user for 5 years
5 years ago
The one I got is a ballgown which is the complete opposite to what I thought I wanted!!! :-)

 

My h2b 's brother and best friend do music at weddings so we didn't have to look at all!

 
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I saw my church singer at a wedding fair. They usually have sample CDs and do performances on the day. I went to see someone that was recommended to us and ended up booking someone totally different but we both love her! I think our first song is this I promise you by Ronan Keating. I'm huge boyzone fan nd he likes the song too its really nice.
cmcg
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi there just lookin for a bit of advice, has anyone ordered or kno anyone who has ordered dresses from diydresses.co.uk? They hav gorgeous bridesmaid dresses for good prices. Wondered what  kind of quality they are?
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
hi cmcg,

I was looking at that website as well! they have some fab dresses, they have a great sale on as well at the moment.  From reading some of the reviews on their site, everyone seems to be very positive about their dresses! I'm going to hold out another while longer until I order though as I've one bridesmaid abroad and want to get proper measurements done.

 
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
5 years ago
@cmcg hi, I just went to look at that website and one of the options that can up was diydresses.co.uk fake. I clicked on it and and English wedding website came up. A woman was talking about her experience, she ordered a dress and when it arrived the measurements and colour was completely wrong. Have a look and see if you can see it, whiteweddingpages.co.uk

I wouldn't take that risk, I'm thinking of getting my bridesmaid dresses from dresselicious.com
Leedee13
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hey girls just popping back on haven't bein on in ages! How are all the plans going? I finally feel like I have some planning done venue and church booked! Finally agreed on a band so have them booked aswel as cars and photographer. Still can't decide on weather or not to have a videographer wat do ye think?

@cmcg i am ordering my dresses off this site but am just gonna order one first to male sure they are the same quality etc and then will order the other 3 after! But all d reviews on the dress I want are great so I'm hoping they will b fine
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey guys,

im looking at my engagement ring . It is a white golf ring. My Fiance picked it out him self in Kusadasi , Turkey. 1 year later he back of the ring look as if its more yellow than white gold. there are diamonds on the band and around the main diamond.

Would i be better off going to an irish jeweller and getting the ring re set into a new band. (I dont even know if this is possible)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
hey guys,

Im looking at my engagement ring . It is a white gold ring. My Fiance picked it out him self in Kusadasi , Turkey. 1 year later he back of the ring look as if its more yellow than white gold. there are diamonds on the band and around the main diamond.

Would I be better off going to an irish jeweller and getting the ring re set into a new band. (I dont even know if this is possible)
lanzbride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Dingdong 16 , bring in the ring to a reputable jeweller they'll tell you what can or can't be done with it , fingers crossed they'll be able to reset it for you .
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
dingdong 16 - I'm no expert but I know my friend worked in a jewellers before and told me about white gold. All gold is yellow and it is usually Rhodium which is used to change it to white gold. This can often need replating - especially the under side rubbing off your finger. I hope that helps. Any good jeweller should be able to replate it for you and have it looking like it did when you got it!

 

 
MrsJQ2b
user for 5 years
5 years ago
DingDong16 - That is normal so don't worry. We were told when buying my engagement ring that if we got white gold it would have to be dipped every couple of yrs (depending on how often you wear it). I wear mine all the time & have had it done once since we got engaged in 2012. It is starting to fade again on the back but im in no rush to bring it in yet as wedding is nxt year so going to get it done then to have it looking its best :)
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi ladies.

First time writing on this forum. You all seem so organised. I've got hotel booked(having civil Cermony there) registrar, band/DJ, flowers,cake, hair & makeup ladies booked (no idea what I am going to do with them) reception entertainment(magician) & photographer all booked. Got all that done in January and am in a lull now. I feel like it's ages away and Its too early to do anything else now...

I'm dying to go dress shopping but forcing myself to wait till September/October to give myself time to shift some lbs and have the cash. I assume a year before the wedding is loads of time for dress shopping right?
lanzbride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Sept16bride a year is plenty time to go dress   shopping , I was looking at dresses for 2 years and ended up buying something completly different to what I was first looking at ,

Everyone feels that lull after all the major things are booked but relax because you'll be in full swing after Christmas :-)
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I'm feeling that lull as well, major things booked, can't do much more now until the end of the year or start of next year. They say once you have less then a year your time flies, so I'm hoping it will ! It's like everything is on hold now for the year, because of trying to save mad. Putting off going here and there, buying things etc., sometimes you'd be  thinking when the wedding is over of all the little things you won't feel guilty for doing or buying again!! It's all worth it I know, but I just don't have patience!! :)  It's nice to come on here though and continue to get little ideas for your day
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
There is a bit of a lull at the moment. I'm meeting with my florist & cake lady on Saturday to pay my deposits. I must make sure I don't tuck into the cake! :)

My sister was visiting at the weekend and she's my BM. We were up until 3:30am chatting - it was great. We picked out all of the Church music. (She plays at lots of Weddings so knows the format). It's nice to have that bit done and I love listening to all the pieces now. We have some unusual ones that we will get away with as instrumental versions. I'm looking forward to people's reactions to them!...in 10.5 months time!!
Gozzy
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Yeah Ladies feeling the Lull too but we going for planning to build a house so that is going to distract me for a while...

They do say once you hit the year time will fly ~I am seeing this with friends of mine who are earlier in 2016...  So roll on Aug so I can start the countdown to next year..

I have to start thinking about the cake though not a big cake person H2B is less so  (so feel we going to forget organise it) & was looking at cheese cakes online but they seem to be just as expensive,,, half thinking not having 1 !
bridiekk
user for 5 years
5 years ago
OH is very much into the cake!! He's very excited about it! If it's not your thing - no need to conform.

I'm ordering a 3 tier. I'm going to make a separate chocolate biscuit cake and fruit cake myself as extras but no fancy icing & just have them served with the other cake.
Decemberbride2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Hi 2016 brides!

I'm also next year...will be 18-months to our big day on 30th of this month.  We haven't even announced our engagement yet...everything is a big secret but we've the ceremony, hotel, band, videographer, hair and cake booked so far!  Its all very exciting but I feel I'm gonna burst some day soon...ring is picked and deposit paid so the rest is up to himself!! My sister and 2 best friends know...girls can't keep secrets so I had to tell them my massive news!!

 

Is anyone else a bride in December 2016?
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
5 years ago
Thanks for the replies about my ring. I could not log on on my mobile phone to reply.

Decemberbride2016 You are great for keeping that a secret i defo couldnt keep it a secret!!!

 

 
esposabride
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Wow, fair play Decemberbride2016! How do you keep it in and how do you not tell him to get a move on and propose!!! :) I'd be bursting at this stage, wondering when and how he is going to do it!!

With regard to cakes, is anyone considering getting a 'fake cake' done? Bottom two layers are fake but iced over and the top part is real, the part you cut! I want to get a chocolate biscuit cake made and the cake maker would have little pieces made and cut up already to give out at dessert or the teas...  so no one would know the bottom layers are fake!  you save money that way!! It's been recommended to me but I don't know is that going extremes in cutting corners!!! :)
SparkleSpring16
user for 5 years
5 years ago
esposabride I don't think that's going to extremes at all!  Sounds like a great way to save some money and sure nobody would even need to know anyway.  There would still be plenty of cake to go around by the sounds of it http://cdn.mrs2be.ie/wp-includes/images/…" alt=":)" width="16" height="16" />
Decemberbride2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
I know esposabride I'm gonna burst some day soon and he knows it so I'm thinking it's gonna happen soon...fingers crossed cause can't wait to set my eyes on the ring again, we've had an awful lot on recently so he has been saving hard for it!

We were considering your idea as a wedding cake too but then we went to one of the wedding things with franc and we fell in love with real cakes and they weren't a bad price either so we paid deposit down on special offer they had on for that weekend.
MrsJQ2b
user for 5 years
5 years ago
Our hotel do an imitation cake & we told them we would more than likely use it. Apparently it would cost 800 to have the same cake made for real & the imitation one is included in our package. They said people who use it usually get some biscuit cake to have served. I'm not sure what to do.. Has anyone used one of these before?
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
5 years ago
HI 2016 brides!! I'm new to this, have been reading and googling everything wedding constantly but haven't posted yet :) Just a quick question regarding the dress! I've all major things booked and got engaged in February, thought I found the dress a few months ago and now I'm having major doubts and am reluctant to put a deposit down but I need to get a move on as I have to have one booked in the next few weeks, I've no idea why I'm hesitant and going to book a few other shops for a look around just to be sure to be sure. Is anyone else feeling this way? I showed it to a few people and they loved it. I thought once I found it I would be confident in my choice but I still get that niggling feeling! It's wrecking my head!! :) Just wondering if this is a normal occurrence basically. Hope all the planning is going well for people :)
esposabride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Welcome wifey2bApril2016! how are your feelings on your dress situation still? Did you put that deposit down? I bought the first dress I tried on, the lady tried to make me try on other dresses but I just knew I loved the first one and everything else didn't compare to it, I barely got the other ones up my legs when I just said no don't like that one! :)  Now saying that I had my doubts a couple weeks ago, I kept seeing stunning dresses on here and questioning myself did I rush into it, but I had sneak look at my own dress then and remembered that feeling when I first tried it on in the shop, so am happy out. If it helps you to look at other dresses too, then do,  if your mind keeps going back to the one you like, then you just know its the one. Best of luck with it!!
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Heya,

 

I'm june 2016 actually this week next year, it doesnt feel real yet even tho i have alot of the stuff planned (my fiance keeps saying i'm too organised but i say at least one of us is) so not much to do for the rest of the year :(  We have our venue, celebrant, band (won them and dj in a competition for free, happy days :D :D :D) i've picked my dress, we know our bridal party, we have our invites and booklets sorted, invite list is 90 percent done, really just have cake, photographer and flowers left to organise besides dressing the wedding party.  We even started our table planning the other night.  I'm trying to force myself to wait on organising the remaining stuff so i'll have something to look forward to organising at the end of the year start of next year.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey wifey2bApril2016,

I'm new myself also :) I went to a few different shops and tried on a couple of dresses.  The dress i picked was in the second last shop i went to.  I knew it was the right dress because no matter how gorgeous the other dresses i tried on after i kept comparing them back to the dress and they didnt match up and i knew it was the dress for me (also it made my mam and sister (maid of honour) tear up so that didnt hurt ;).  I would say if you dont feel confident do not put money on it, if your having any kind of doubts its probably not the dress for u.  I dont know if your based in dublin or not but I would highly recommend the Bridal Boutique in Fairview in Dublin.  The girls are sooooo nice in there and make u feel so relaxed.  The dress i ended up choosing was completely different to what i had in mind but the girl asked me to try it on (she picked it out) and i just fell in love with it and that was it.  They really make you feel part of the family in their they really are so nice (ud swear i was getting commission or something).  But in all seriousness if your not 100% happy i'd keep looking.

Best of luck if you keep searching :)
reluctantbridezilla16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi, haven't been on here in ages but its good to see how much everyone is getting sorted. We finally secured our celebrant after a couple of days panic as one by one each celebrant got back to us saying they were already booked. I also have chosen my dress :) I'm now trying to decide on bridesmaids dresses and have spotted the perfect dress online but am a bit worried about ordering online...have any of you used (or know someone who has used) forherandforhim.com?
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I've never used them.

i hadn't even heard of it until your post but I'll definitely be having a look to get an idea of bridesmaid dresses, thanks for the addy :)
aoifehardy
user for 4 years
4 years ago
hello brides to be!! first time writing a post. getting married aug 2016. We have our venue and church booked, so just looking up bands now. Its so hard. I have no clue. does anybody know anything about pyramid, weightless cosmauts or deuces wild. they all seem great on their websites but sound different on youtube and getting mixed reviews on forums. Hard to get time off work to go see them at other venues. Would love any help!!
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi esposabride and CalmandCollectedsofar,

 

Thanks so much for the advice.  I scrolled a few pages back on this and saw other brides are panicking about their dress decision too so I'm a lot calmer now.  I'm 99% sure that's the dress and I'm booked into another shop in Cork for a nose on Saturday and I'm going to try on everything just to make sure but as ye said I keep going back to that other dress so it was probably just nerves at making such a big decision (plus my mum bawled when I put it on ha...thats a sure sign!! ;)) .  Glad all yer plans are going well, I was in a lull there too the last month or so but its all starting up now again. I must say I love it, I love having wedding ideas to google constantly in work and I've never stalked so many other peoples weddings in my life :) just to see them all put together.  So excited I actually cannot wait for 2016 to come I'm sure ye are all the same.  Happy planning guys and thanks for calming my nerves :)
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi esposabride and CalmandCollectedsofar,

 

Thanks so much for the advice.  I scrolled a few pages back on this and saw other brides are panicking about their dress decision too so I'm a lot calmer now.  I'm 99% sure that's the dress and I'm booked into another shop in Cork for a nose on Saturday and I'm going to try on everything just to make sure but as ye said I keep going back to that other dress so it was probably just nerves at making such a big decision (plus my mum bawled when I put it on ha...thats a sure sign!! ;)) .  Glad all yer plans are going well, I was in a lull there too the last month or so but its all starting up now again. I must say I love it, I love having wedding ideas to google constantly in work and I've never stalked so many other peoples weddings online in my life :) just to see them all put together.  So excited I actually cannot wait for 2016 to come I'm sure ye are all the same.  Happy planning guys and thanks for calming my nerves :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Glad to be of help Wifey hopefully when you try it on again it will cement it for you that it is the right dress :) :) :) best of luck with the rest of your planning :)
esposabride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I'm going through an excitement stage again now, probably because I've just been to a wedding and thinking god that will be me next year! Glad you sorted your dress situation Wifey2b! One big thing sorted!!

I had the same problem as you aoifehardy in picking my band, I was forever googling and listening on youtube. the only way I made my decision is taking the time to go to a wedding ( with permission of course...sort of! :) ) and seeing the band themselves! Watching them in action and seeing them live and the dancefloor full made up my mind! The youtube version didn't do them justice!
Decemberbride2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi all,

He popped the question...so my secret engagement is out there now...thankfully!! Its so exciting now that everyone knows...we are on such a high since Saturday night...I love it, everyone is so excited...didn't realise so many people would
be as excited as me!! Can't stop looking at my sparkler though :-)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
My head was actually melted trying to decide which bands we did and didnt like but i ended up entering a competition and won my band and dj for free so that was the decision made and took alot of the stress and pressure off, i still cant believe it every so often i think about how lucky it was :)
esposabride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Aaahhhh Decemberbride2016 delighted for ya!!! Enjoy this all about you time now!! It's a lovely time, being newly engaged, all the congratulations and excitement. You can be happily planning away now in the open!

That's great Calmandcollectedsofar, fair play to ya! Bands and dj's can be so expensive, what a saving you made there!!! ya lucky thing!! :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I know Esposabride, it was soo handy and very very lucky i rarely win stuff i was delighted :)
nessa218
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We booked our band last night. Vegas Nights. any reviews? We went to the shshowce and they were great but I just hope we didn't jump in too fast! First band we saw!! :-D they are quite pricey too I think.. .
MrsDunneToBe
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi 2016 Brides,

We just confirmed our wedding date with our venue. We will be getting married August 2016. I see a lot of talk about 2016 bride ordering their dresses and I was just wondering if someone can advise on the timelines. How long before the big day should I start shopping?

Thanks x

MrsDunneToBe
nessa218
user for 5 years
4 years ago
The dress shop I went to said it can take them up to 8 months (depending on the dress) to come in once ordered!

 

And congratulations!
wexbride
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hi missies

haven't been on in ages so lovely to see all you new missies. Starting to do a bit again now after having a lull had lil boys communion so that took up all my time but straight back in now, picked material for bm dresses so bringing them to dress makers soon to be measured and have app with cake lady next week. Hit my target weight today after 3 mths in slimming world so excited found it amazing and I could eat everything I wanted too just worked it into my syns. Just keep up the exercise now and I should keep it off. How is everyone doing, thinking about rings now anyone any ideas budget isn't massive about €800 for both so may start looking
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I picked out mine about a month ago and im going back in in october to be measured to have it ordered, the place i got mine do all there alterations in house so my first proper fitting will be 6 weeks before the wedding and the final fitting will be elven days before my wedding.  If its being ordered in and then sent for alterations im not sure how long it will take.  I know when my sister did hers it took 5-6 months
MrsDunneToBe
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks @nessa218 and @CalmandCollectedsofar
I'm excited to start looking but don't want to be "jumping the gun".
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
Hey @http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/wexbride/" rel="nofollow">wexbride

Massive congratulations on hitting your goal weight.  I'm trying to lose weight but finding it really difficult is slimming world good? ive heard people talk about it, how much does it cost?

 

@mrsdunnetobe i dont think its jumping the gun at all sure u never know it might take ages to find the right dress for u so its better to give urself plenty of time, im not getting married til june 2016 but it was just fortunate i found my dress the first day i went looking,  if your based in or near dublin i cannot recomment the bridal boutique in fairview highly enough.  such nice girls in the shop and they really take of you and also throughout the year they do different promotions for instance i just caught the end of their easter promotion of all alterations free so i just had to put 50 on the dress to hold the offer and they were so good they make u part of the bridal boutique family.  And as i am a bigger girl it was soo nice and relaxing not to be worrying bout sizes and not fitting anything they took all the stress out of it for me :)
wexbride
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hi @calmandcollectedsofar

i found slimming world brilliant it made it so easy to loose weight, it's €9 joining fee and €9 per week after that but keep an eye in the woman magazine they usually have a free joining coupon. Now that I've hit my target I'm free to be weighed each week which is great to keep an eye on my weight .if you have any questions feel free to ask
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Thats great @wexbride ill definitely be looking into it :)
nextmrsb2b
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@calmandcollectedsofar, I have to agree with wexbride, slimming world is great, I couldn't recommend it enough! I lost 3 stone with them a year and a half ago, in only 6 months (I since had a baby and put a lot back on, but back at it now ans have lost 1/2 stone so far!!)

@wexbride I also had a similar budget for rings, we went to Ernest and Jones jewelers and bought our rings there, i got mine(white gold band with diamonds halfway around) for €500 and got his(plain white gold band) for €250, they were on sale at the time so that helped!!

Hope everyone's planning is coming along well. I ordered my bridesmaids dresses online there, i ordered one to make sure quality and colour was good and was delighted with it, so the other 2 ordered there.  Think I have most of the big things done, wedding is only just over 6 months away (getting married early Jan) so dont know what needs doing next, have a meeting with the venue on Sunday to pay second part of deposit, so feels like things are getting closer now!!!

 
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@nextmrsb2b thats so close now the time will fly by in the blink of an eye you must be getting so excited, have you had ur hen party yet?  My sister is planning mine we're gonna doing a murder mystery pub crawl and then karaoke in the evening (thats all i want for a hen) should be good fun.  I bet you cant wait for the big day now :)
nextmrsb2b
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Yeah @calmandcollectedsofar, I know its going to fly, cos realistically once christmas is here then the wedding is next. Yeah Im really looking forward to all the bits and pieces coming together!

Not yet, Hen is in November! We are doing 2 nights with a farm activity thing during the day so should be a right laugh!

Hows everyone's budgeting going, coming in on budget, or going over, or are there any really lucky people out there who are coming in under?? We arent doing to bad, over for a few bits but making up for it on other ways. I decided to make our own invitations, Im sorry now as I think they wont look as nice as getting them done, but have all the bits bought! Dunno what I was thinking!!

:-O
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
We're actually coming in under budget by about 4k but thats purely because we won the dj and band that took a massive amount of pressure off.  We're also doing our own invites and ceremony booklets, by we i mean my h2b's uncle whos a graphic designer (id make a complete mess of it not exactly skilled in the art department lol) which also helps, our venue came in on budget and my dress came in under budget by abou 200€ as they were doing a special offer of all alterations free.  We've a good bit under budget but I'm still panicking about money like we've been really lucky so far but im sure something will happen closer to the date and we'll end up going over budget.  Plus we still have to book our videographer/photographer so i know that will be a big chunk of the budget too :/ but we'll see how it goes.

I'm sure invites will look great my sister and her fiance made their own ones and they looked great :D altho near the end of them she lost the will to live and didnt care if they were cut straight anymore lol so just make sure u space out making them lol
mrsjb
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Also getting married Aug 16, so just over a year away!

We are based in Oz, but seem to be fairly well organised. I have all the major things booked all that is left is finalising the details which we plan to do when we fly back at xmas.

Also have my dress and bridesmaid dresses to get. Been in Australia I dont want to even look at a dress without my mam! She is due to arrive in Sept so I will start officially looking then ( my phone is full of screenshots....).

Still unsure about my bridesmaid dresses. Next time my 3 bridesmaid & I will be together, will be my wedding! The multiway dress seems to be the most practical and easiest solution...its not my dream bridesmaid dress but I wont have the luxury of spending a few Saturdays dress shopping and with 2 BM in Ireland , 1 in Melbourne and I in Brisbane, it may be my best option. Anyone been in a similar situation  ?

Apart from that minor headache I am feeling pretty organised!

Oh and I have never seen my venue set up for a wedding.... my OH  has never even been there ! He's from New Zealand, just about knows Dublin airport.

Hope you are all enjoying your planning xx

 

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Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
So went trying dresses on for the first time today. There was one that was nice and I like it and so did my mum and sister. However it wasn't "wow" - for all you that have found the dress out there - how did he feel when ye first tried it on. Did he know it was "the one" or have to go back again and try it out?
Flightyrose16
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4 years ago
So went trying dresses on for the first time today. There was one that was nice and I like it and so did my mum and sister. However it wasn't "wow" - for all you that have found the dress out there - how did he feel when ye first tried it on. Did ye know it was "the one" or have to go back again and try it out?
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
I knew my one was the one as soon as i saw myself in the mirror it clicked in my head this is the dress i can see myself getting married in, none of the other dresses had made me think that and when i had put the veil on that was it i was sold plus the fact it made me and my mam and my sis tear up didnt hurt.  But i also knew it was the dress because i had fittings in a few other shops after that and i compared all the rest of the dresses to "My wedding dress" as i was calling it in my head and they just didnt measure up. They say if u have one dress in ur head u keep comparing the rest too its the dress for u :)  if you havent gotten that feeling i would have another look around make sure ur happy with the dress u get :)  good luck :)
Flightyrose16
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4 years ago
@CalmandCollectedsofar - I was thinking the same aswell! I was like maybe it's because it's the first time I've tried dresses on that it why I was that way. But as you said it you need to know if it's the one! It was really nice like so Id say if I don't find something that I love I will probably go back to it . Is that really bad?
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
Nope as long as ur happy thats all that matters, i think im a bit broken when it comes to wedding dress shopping (im not much of a dress person) i was a bit meh about it all my sister was more excited walking into the shops that i was, i didnt think id get the this is it this is the one dress but then i went and got completely surprised and did get it so u never know.

 

I probably sound like im advertising for them at this point but if your around dublin or can get to dublin i cant recommend the shop i got mine in, its the bridal boutique in fairview.  They were sooo nice made u feel so comfortable, the dressing rooms were huge (some others id been in were tiny :/ i mean really for trying on wedding dresses u need a big dressing room lol) and the dress i went with they actually advised me to try :)

 

Its ur day @flightyrose16 so whatever ur happy with is all that matters :)
Flightyrose16
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4 years ago
Ya what your saying is so true. I'm very like you with dresses in that I'm like "yeah whatever" . It was my sis who was like ah you need to start looking and had downloaded loads of pictures for me. I didn't get that wow factor today so I'm going to keep looking. Thanks for the reassurance @ CalmandCollectedsofar
bridiekk
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4 years ago
The dress decision is a tricky one and I think "Say Yes to the Dress" has put some weird expectation on it. Now, I do agree that you will know when you have found the one that is right for you but it does not necessarily have to come with butterflies and tears! :)

There was a dress I tried in the first shop I went to. It was gorgeous and the veil and everything worked really nicely. My mam loved it versus all the other dresses. I tried more on in the  next shop that didn't come close. I thought "that must be it so" I brought my sister in and showed her. She thought it was really nice and everything seemed to be pointing to a yes but a slightly unenthusiastic one.  Not bad but no tears or butterflies.

I had an appointment the same day in my 3rd shop and tried on my dress. I didn't cry or anything but confidently strutted out and said "Right - where's OH? I'm ready to get married in this right now!" :) It just felt right. My sister's open mouth helped too but it just felt right. No dramatic reactions - just happy and comfortable in it and happy with how it made me look.

It was only then that I realised my "first dress" made me look a little bit like I was dressed up in someone else's clothes as I am fairly short so I thought that was inevitable.

Ramble over! I hope that helps though!

 
Flightyrose16
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4 years ago
@bridiekk cheers for that I really think you guys have satisfied me that I will need "to know" myself whether it it the dress. I'm pretty busy at the moment and I'm headin back to OZ the end of August until Xmas so I want my dress got by then. I think because I'm so occupied with things other than the wedding I'm not getting too excited about dress shopping - I'm just hoping that I don't have to go around the country literally looking when I don't have too much time. Sounds Prob really bad eekk!!
bridiekk
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4 years ago
@flightyrose16 it is tricky business but I'm sure you'll find it. I'm not sure where you're based but I highly recommend both Jeutonic and Cameo in Kilkenny. The girls in both places were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I loved the style of dresses a bit more in Cameo (where I found the one)

Best of luck with the other planning bits too :)
nessa218
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4 years ago
Girls, photographer packages. ......  How much is average??
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
The photographer we're going with is reelirishweddings and they do a photographer package for 1100 which seems to be one of the best prices i could find alot of them were 2k we also got a videogrpahy package with them for 850 so 1950 total which seems to be a do able amount rather that alot of the prices i sw of 2,3 and even 4k for packages else where
nessa218
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4 years ago
Ok thanks. The photographer we're looking at  is 1100 with a photo booth so is a good deal I'm guessing!
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
yeah definitely our photographer offers a photobooth but its an extra 450
Flightyrose16
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4 years ago
@nessa218 mine is 1400 for photographer with Martin Bedford (all day from my house to first dance) which seems pricey but he produces fantastic work. He was at my cousins wedding and his wife was there touching her makeup and everything up which is something you need aswell. He produces some brill photo albums also. I suppose at the end of the day it depends what you want and the length of time also.
Gozzy
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4 years ago
Dress shopping for me wasn’t the amazing experience I thought it was going to be. In fact the first day we went to a sort of open day just tried on a few as a laugh this was last Jan (I not getting married till Aug 2016) the first 1 I picked out when tried it on I was all smiles & dancing away in it. Another 1 was nice too. But didn’t take too much notice we went to a few bridal shops later tried on a good few but I didn’t feel like me in any of them all too tight or looked like my holy communion etc..  I was like I not going to find 1 this just a painful- my sister then said I know you weren’t taking it seriously that first day but that first dress was the 1 your were happy in & more yourself you haven’t had that happy smile on your face since or danced around room so ended up going back tried it on loved it so bought it.  Now I freaking I bought it too soon but as I see everyone seems to be a bit like that (due go back try it on soon so sureI love it still)  it simple & I love accessories so I going to enhance it with them.

@nessa218 As for photographer ours Paul Duane is €1600 that includes a lovely Album (they are expensive when prices around so this is good) ,  prints as H2B wanted that (not just photos on a USB no one will see) slide show as well as engagement shoot I love his stuff he seems really nice get along with. That from bridal prep to few dances after 1<sup>st</sup> dance.
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
Hey 2016 brides.

I am also an Irish 2016 bride and I have started an instagram account @todo_to_ido and would love some irish brides to follow me.

Thanks :D
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
I'm the same date as u Mrsdunne2be
katann1979
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4 years ago
So excited ladies .. We went wedding ring shopping today and bought them yay so excited .. Plans are really coming together .. What are you ladies planning for a hen night and how far in advance of your wedding are you planning it too .. Kinda have young and old and school friends and then friends from work etc .. No idea lol
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
We're getting married in June so I'm thinking of doing it end of April start of may I want to do one of those murder mystery pub crawls during the day with karaoke in the evening :) any ideas for urs?
katann1979
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4 years ago
Would you believe was looking at the murder mystery idea too but not sure if all would go on it .. Was looking at glamping too but same again .. Will prob end up having two lol
reluctantbridezilla16
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4 years ago
Hi Girls,

My  wedding is in July so I am hoping to go to Royal Ascot in June although with flights, hotel, entrance etc it will probably be expensive so thinking that I will have a home hen as well and....was thinking a murder mystery lol. I love puzzles and crime programmes so think it would be lots of fun. I do aerial yoga and one of the girls I work with just had her hen last week, they started the day with aerial yoga and pamper and then went on to have dinner, dancing etc so I may have to steal her bridesmaids idea because the yoga is so much fun and then do the murder mystery in the afternoon/evening. I guess its up to my bridesmaids to sort the plans though ;)
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
My mam and bridesmaids are planning my hen and because I don't drink we're doing a week in turkey the end of June. So far there are bout 20 of us going. Their planning a boat trip and pamper day in the baths. Can't wait! Hotel is booked. Just have to book flights.
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
That's sounds amazing @budgetbride :) yeah my lil sis is my maid of honour so she'll be planning it but she knows exactly what I want, I've always said murder mystery and karaoke so I'm not too worried about unexpected surprises but then again u never know lol
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
I'm June 2016 so far we have venue celebrant(doing a hotel wedding) band, dj, dress picked and deposit paid, florist, photographer and videographer, we know who's doing our invited and booklets, hair and make up  so I think all we have left is the rings nd to dress the bridal party who we have already picked and asked so mainly for the next year now it will be savings savings savings
ballymagirl84
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4 years ago
Hi ladies,

It's been a while since I have been on, I've managed to get a few jobs done since :) so we have church, reception, band, photographer, dress, suits, bridesmaids dress (apart from belts), marriage course, marriage registration, cars,  hair & make up and church music. It feels like it is getting real now 😁😁Now working on honeymoon, rings, cake, invitations and flowers. We getting married in Cavan in Feb. Few question that hopeful he can help me with 😏😉

Anyone get good deals with rings in Dublin? We looking for platinum bands, my band with diamonds and OH plain thin band. We got my ring in applebys and have signed up to field loyalty scheme. Any other suggestions?

We have got a quote for the cake-4 tier cake for €400 including set up, delivery etc. I'm struggling to justify spending that much on a cake that people may not even remember. I have been thinking of getting one real tier and the rest fake. Then think of getting cake cut up in the kitchen. Has anyone else done this?

Last request 😋 any suggestions on where too get belts for my 3 bridesmaids. We looking for chapagne sashs with some diamantés in the middle possible silver or something to match the chapagne colour. Can always go to hickeys for material, but here could I get the diamantés? Decisions decisions!!

My sisters have started thinking about my hen part too. I've 2 based in Oz and my youngest sister (18) here at home. Totally nervous about that. I hope they don't make a show of me and try to keep it relative PC for the mothers and aunties 😟😟. Anyone else feeling apprehensive?

Thanks ladies :)
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
Well I'm not getting too worried bout the hen. I was at my cousins last summer and we had a stripper at her request totally morto! I've given strict instructions that if I see any oiled gardai I'll cut and run no way cud u deal with that crap sober! Anything else I'm down with!
Ladyg
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4 years ago
Wow girls, Ye seem to be all flying, still haven't got our church singer yet, we have one girl in mind but want to hear her sing first and she has nothing online.., @reluctantbridezill16 aerial yoga sounds brill I've seen it on TV before and love Pilates myself, would it be suitable for everyone of mixed abilities ? Where does it do you know? Is there different places around the country?

 

I think our photographer is 1950 for photograohy, all images on a disk and big photo album and 5 mini ones , bronte photography she has amazing stuff. Our videographer is robin Wallace he's €1000 which was the cheapest I could find from the house to first dance .
Leedee13
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4 years ago
Hey girls!

I can't believe how time flies less than a year left for our wedding may 2016! Have done a good few things but need to get the marriage course and licence sorted any1 done the course yet?

We we got our photographer for 1300 and he starts at d house n stays til last dance also got a pre wedding shoot with that (which I'm delighted cos were gna bring our kids n use 1 of the pics for our invites) and a photo booth! Still trying to find a videographer?

Booked my accom for my hens last week were going to benidorm for 3 nights in march which will also tie in with my birthday so excited 4 that :)

its all just save save save now til next year :)
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
I haven't got a videographer i don't know will I regret that long run....
Leedee13
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4 years ago
@budgetbride 16 that's wat I'm thinking aswel haven't really got enough in the budget 4 one but think I might regret it!
reluctantbridezilla16
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4 years ago
hey leedee 13

we have just been to Benidorm for my sisters hen. we were there for 3 days and had a ball. I have a slight obsession with planning so did do a lot of research on where to go for dinner etc, went to a gorgeous restaurant called Paneils for dinner, E15 for 3 courses and the food was really good...just incase you are lookin for ideas lol.

Lady g I live in Belfast and do the yoga in a studio close to home, its such good fun and I am really awkward and clumsy...first couple of weeks I felt a bit self conscious but then I just enjoyed it so much I didnt care. most people can do it, there are a couple of restrictions, the girl always asks new people if they have glaucoma, any recent back surgery or are pregnant but that's about it I think...some of the girls who go are super flexible but its taught so that the moves can be done by beginners or other things can be added in if you are more confident to make them harder, I do a mix of both.

Its really exciting to hear everybody elses plans isn't it!!
Leedee13
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4 years ago
Oh really where did ye stay relectuntbridezilla16? I can't wait to go there's about 25 of us going!
esposabride
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4 years ago
Wow ladies, haven't even thought of hen yet, ye're doing some severe planning fair play. I'll prob just do something local, don't want to put the expense on people, glamping sounds fun and I'd love to do an active outdoor activity. Not too gone on the idea of a formal meal though, think it takes up too much time and you'd be stuffed after it and in no mood then for the rest of nights drinking and craic. Are people leaving it up to their bridesmaids to organise?? I dunno would I like a hand on it myself, after all it is our hen!!! :)

Ballymagirl84 I was thinking of going down the fake cake route as well, there is a woman who does them local here and where ever you can make a saving go for it!!

Our photographer is costing 1,800 but that's for a massive album, mini photobooks for the bridal party, engagement shoot, usb of all shots he takes on the day. I love my photos so I don't mind paying for it. Videographer is 950, he did my sisters wedding so that was an easy decision. I love going back over my other sisters wedding DVDs , my dad has passed away since and I love being able to see him looking so smart and enjoying himself on their DVD so that's why I'm definitely having one. Being able to watch the day and have those memories is priceless.
ballymagirl84
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4 years ago
thanks @esposabride. Would you have any idea how much it costs?
reluctantbridezilla16
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4 years ago
Hi Leedee13

We stayed in apartments called Now Benidorm. There was 20 of us, mixed age group, my sister met her future hubby when she was at uni in Alicante and they both worked in Benidorm for the summer so she arranged the accommodation because she had an idea where she wanted to stay. We had a really good few days, much better than I expected :)
2016BrideJuly
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4 years ago
Jumping on as haven't been on in a while, your all super organised, I'm pretty much at the saving stage but I've been looking at a few dresses and I think I've found my dress :-) super excited about it as its not what I thought I'd go for at all but didn't want to take it off me when I tried it on Saturday and can't stop thinking about it ;-)

Re the videographer I'm going to beg, borrow and steal for this, Someone told me when I started planning " Have no regrets" so I've prioritised what I really wanted for the day and when the day is all over I'll have this to look back on, I didn't want to regret not having one but I'm not spending crazy money on it either - Sarsfield media a friend of mine went with, I watched her dvd and they captured what I wanted so I'm going with them too and they offer various packages depending on your budget. I've also a good photographer but I wanted to have these as they are something you can't go back and get afterwards

Hen's wise I'm really hoping for low key, I mean I'm all up for drinks and a laugh but I don't want anything with too much fuss. Its out of my hands though so whatever is planned I just have to go with it... I've suspicions its the opposite of what i'd like but a few drinks in and I wont care :-)

At the save save save stage. its tough some weeks when we want to let loose of the purse strings so we keep reminding ourselves it will be worth it :-)
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
@budgetbride16 SNAP!!  Have you started looking at dresses? Some people say it's too soon some say it's never too soon. I was thinking I might start looking in September.

We are engaged 6 weeks and so far we have booked our venue, celebrant and photographer. Just working on our save the dates and something special for asking our maid of honor and best man to be part of our wedding.

What's next? think I might look into the cake and flowers next.
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
MrsDunne2be don't forget band the good ones book up quick. I have my dress got! Where is your venue?
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
@busgetbride16 you are super organized.

Not sure what I am doing for the evenings entertainment yet cause we are having an intimate wedding. Still trying to decide if a band would be too much. We are getting married at the Village at Lyons. You?
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
County arms in Birr

 
bridiekk
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4 years ago
Lots of things being ticked off the lists ladies!

I'm in the US with work at the moment so I picked up a couple of small things in Michaels for the reception but couldn't buy everything I wanted as I only have one case! :)

Next on our list is honeymoon. It's going to be pricey but we'll manage and save a lot for it. We're only going to splash out once. :)

We're also going to go look at rings and OH's suit when I'm back. We have a good idea but he's thinking of buying his suit so we need to take a bit of time looking.

We're 10 months out and it feels like I should be doing more but I think we have all the big things done.
Sept16bride
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4 years ago
So what are people thinking about doing for Honeymoons? I honestly have no idea where to go or what to do...

 

Also is anyone Was thinking about those silky kimono robes for the morning of the wedding they have them on living social today. €21.60 each including shipping. Cheapest I could find anyway!! https://m.livingsocial.com/deals/…
MrsJQ2b
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4 years ago
Hi Sept2016bride. We are thinking of the Caribbean for honeymoon but like yourself.. we are getting married in the Caribbeans hurricane season. Barbados is one of the islands outside the belt so looking at that at the mo. What date are you in September? We're the 9th :)
bridiekk
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4 years ago
Sept16bride - thanks for the robe link! :)

We've decided on Hawaii for 12 nights and San Francisco for 3 or 4 nights. We have priced up flights and a general idea of accommodation but need to call into some travel agents and possibly ring Trail Finders or one of those to see if there are better deals out there.
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
We're planning on going to Orlando for two weeks I'll admit I'm a Harry potter need nd the wizarding world theme park has alot to do with the decision but we're not going til the following February after the wedding so we can save and also my sister was telling me they do a Mardis gra in the theme parks in Feb so we'll prob do a minimoon straight after the wedding

I was thinking of robes but I'm a bigger bride and they don't seem to go up to my size so I think we might go with hoodies instead :)
Sept16bride
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4 years ago
MRSJQ2B - we are september 1st. We were also thinking Caribbean cruise. But this hurricane season is a bit of a pain isn't it. We're now thinking about possibly doing a mini-moon straight after the wedding then maybe do the cruise in November or January. From what I've heard you crash after the wedding so a cheap week away in Portugal will do straight after the wedding would be grand.

Bridiekk - No problem on the robes. If you do decide to do that then buy yours first then give your girlies the discount link you get. If 3 people use that link then yours is free. That's what I did then gave them back the money. 4 robes for the price of 3 :)

My next big job will be dress shopping. I've been engaged for over 6 months and haven't stepped foot inside a dress shop. I've been putting it off because I'm a bit on the heavier side and really am not looking forward to it which is a shame I know, but I have lost 18lbs so far (yay slimming world) and am hoping to be down2 stone by sept and then I'll start shopping. Ill have a year to loose the rest then fingers crossed!!

Rant over :)
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
Congrats on your weight loss sept16bride your doing amazing! I love the hoodies idea I was looking at those there is a girl in Dublin does them I have her Facebook link somewhere. And she does package deals I feel they would be more comfortable for getting hair and makeup done. My self and my OH are doing a honeymoon 3weeks driving the coast of California. Can't wait!
Wifey2bApril2016
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4 years ago
Hey guys,

I saw those robes too on living social for €15.00 the link is below:

https://livingsocial.com/deals/…

Just going about the honeymoon now too eeek I can't wait, think we've settled on San Diego for 4/5 nights, Cabo in Mexico for a week all inclusive and Vegas for 5/6 nights.  I wanna go now!!! OH wanted to throw in Orlando somewhere as he loves Universal but as we were only there last summer I thought its a bit too soon to be going back and wanted to go somewhere different for the honeymoon.  Its a fab place though for those thinking of going there. Loved the Harry Potter part ....I would go back there alone for the frozen butter beer mmmmmm ha!!

Just got the bridesmaids bags and my bridal bag and shoes so actually buying things and bringing them home was so exciting (as opposed to just deposits here there and everywhere for booking everything the last few months) Really makes it real bringing stuff home. Ah ten months to go now the time is gonna fly.

:)

 
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
@budgetbride16 had a look at your venue. it's beautiful. you are going to have an amazing day :D

It's actually so hard to choose a honeymoon destination. Love hearing everyone's plans. We will be going on honeymoon late Aug/Sep 2016 and are thinking along the lines of Bora Bora, The Galapagos Islands, The Seychelles Islands or Bali. We just want to go everywhere. Think I might take a trip to trail finders myself.
ding dong 16
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4 years ago
hi brides,

Im the same as you all have the big things booked, just starting of the extras like decor like for the church and signs maybe for the flower girl to carey.

Then for the reception im thinking about what kind of guestbook to have iv seen regular guest books, fingerprint trees, the chip of heart shaped wood you sign and put into the picture frame box , iv seen photos of bride and groom that guests sign around. Is there anything different??

Then the table numbers .. numbers or names!!? whether to have bathroom baskets, flipflops for guests, favours, candy table..... the list goes on. I know its these little touches that will stress me :(
ding dong 16
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4 years ago
hi brides,

Im the same as you all have the big things booked, just starting of the extras like decor like for the church and signs maybe for the flower girl to carry.

Then for the reception im thinking about what kind of guestbook to have iv seen regular guest books, fingerprint trees, the chip of heart shaped wood you sign and put into the picture frame box , iv seen photos of bride and groom that guests sign around. Is there anything different??

Then the table numbers .. numbers or names!!? whether to have bathroom baskets, flipflops for guests, favours, candy table..... the list goes on. I know its these little touches that will stress me :(
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
The only thing we're sure about is the table names, were both mad about hobbies board games so all our tables will be named after games and my friend has a cake topper company and Shea gonna make us a topper of myself and my h2b sitting either end of a table in our wedding clothes with a board game on the table in between us lol it's unusual but very us :)
ding dong 16
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4 years ago
CalmandCollectedsofar thats great idea because it is personal to you.,  il be adding cake topper to my list now. lol .

Another thing in my head is the Honeymoon. Its a constant question im being asked. But I dont care about the location of my honeymoon we both want something all inclusive luxerious sunny and a bit of craic. I am going to plan a mini moon for after the wedding. Go to a 5 Star Hotel and get pampered and again iv no idea where to go. So i will be taking into account all yer honeymoon and minimoon ideas <3

 
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
@dingdong16a beautiful spot for a minimoon in Ireland would have to be the Monart in Wexford. Stunning! especially as you want to be pampered.
meadowbrook
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4 years ago
We booked our honeymoon this week! Most exciting part so far. We're getting married in March and going away a few days after the wedding. We're flying to Orlando and then going on a cruise in the Bahamas for a few nights, then a week in Orlando before we come home. I'm a Harry Potter nerd too and can't wait for Universal :D
CalmandCollectedsofar
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4 years ago
@ding dong16 I was thinking of maybe taking a minimoon to a glamed up treehouse i came across this website http://www.cottagesforcouples.ie/ if ur looking for somewhere in ireland some of them look amazing and nice and secluded for romance :)
budgetbride16
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4 years ago
I know sum1 who went to those tree houses different and romantic. I'm having a tractor wedding cake topper. My husband to be knows nothing of this he let me have full reign so I wanted to include his likes in our special day. It was custom made with us on top and I'm wearing my wedding dress and my nurses hat! He he! Our table names are tractors and pictures of us with tractors from country and vintage shows we've been to I know its different. My actual cake is just one tier of a biscuit cake and then loads of cupcakes in multiple different flavours. Can't wait! Have picked up little silver handbags for my bridesmaids. Their hair accessories and lots of stuff for my candy table. For a guest book I am getting a caricature of me and my fiance and it can be signed by all the guests and framed. Its bout a 100€ but hopefully it will be worth it ....
MrsFreckles
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4 years ago
@MrsDunneToBe we looked into Bora Bora working out expensive, if you find any good deals let me know would really love to go. Our travel agent said we would have to fly to New Zealand first then of from there.

Now thinking of the US and some island may be Hawaii or Barbados.. Cant wait to book, have to wait till September till the flights come out.

Think we will go on a mini moon first also and then head away in July.
nessa218
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4 years ago
@budgetbride your cake topper sounds like I want!!! (Except a digger and me with nurses hat and dress. And I want names of diggers for tables (he has no idea either!)
Sept16bride
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4 years ago
Where are you getting these toppers made ladies? I've tried around a few places and have been told they can't do what I want :( my OH is big into the hunting so want one of me in a wedding dress dragging him along the ground in a tux with a gun over his lap, ducks around and our dogs as if I'm dragging him to the wedding lol. Going to go with standard table numbers but doing individual place name cards using empty shot gun shells as their stands. I know it's probably going to be a lot of work but it's about the only DIY project I have for the wedding.
MrsDunneToBe
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4 years ago
@MrsFreckles I would imagine it will be very expensive to go to Bora Bora but it's a dream destination and it's one of those places that if I don't go for my honeymoon I'll probably never go.

I haven't been to a travel agent but I took a look myself and have seen that you can fly from Paris CDG or LAX to Tahini and either cruise of fly from there.

I have really itchy feet after doing this research and really just want to go now. :D

 
MrsKC2B2016
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4 years ago
<b>@meadowbrook we are doing an Eastern Caribbean cruise for 7 nights on the Oasis of the Sea starting frm the Bahamas-its all booked im totally excited bout it 😆😆😆😆😆</b>

Haven't been on her in agez but been keepin an eye on yer bookings. @budgetbride16 i know my other half wud love a tractor cake topper, where are u gettin it frm? We've caricature wedding invitations and he includes an A2 size (i think is the size) cardboard of it so guests can sign it... we are also having a caricaturist at the reception before the meal and this will be our favour to who ever wants to get it down.....

Oh ladies i bought my wedding shoes the other day, love them and they are so comfy- i wanted sumthing id wear again 😆found a pic of them online for ye

http://amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/…
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I got my cake topper off www.sweetcreations.ie or email Miriam's west creations.ie
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I got my cake topper off www.sweetcreations.ie or email miriamsweetcreations.ie
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
picture of the cake topper .... I hope x
blondebride28
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I love quietly following all of your updates and knowing I'm not a little weirdo jumping the gun on wedding plans and being uber prepared! :) I get bursts of thought every now and again and book the most random of things. Livingsocial had an offer lately on 'selfie props'. Like mini props for a photobooth. Bought a batch of them as wedding favours for the tables. Collecting jars for a homemade sweet stall. Booked marriage course for October. Thinking of going about wedding rings soon too. Can't wait for my bridesmaid to come home from Australia this month to go dress shopping! Hit the 12 month mark 2 weeks ago! I'm afraid I seem psychotic if I talk too much about it cos it's AGES away yet!
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Cant see a pic @budgetbride16
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
sorry it didn't upload there are pics on her website. Of a green/ red tractor. Now I wanted a blue one and sum minor changes/ additions to the bride and groom so I emailed her and she made my up its nice

 
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Understand the feeling blondebride28 I've stopped mentioning it round certain people cause I'm pretty sure they think I'm mad. But my reasoning for being super organised and planning as I go is very good! I work as a nurse

The department I work in will only give me x amount of annual leave wedding or no wedding. so I plan to work the start of my wedding week so I will have the following weeks for honeymoon. X :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
My friend started http://caketoppercompany.ie/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://caketoppercompany.ie/ as a side project and it just became massive her toppers are sooo cute she'll be doing our playing a boardgame topper :)
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wow everyone's plans are coming along so much.. Haven't been on here in AGES!! Getting married next May & have most of the big things done I think. Paid deposit on my dress last week :) I tried it on about 2 months ago & loved it but wasn't sure as it was a bit over budget but after going back to try it again I just decided to go for it, so happy, I really love it!

Trying to think of somewhere for my hen, really want to go abroad for a bit of fun in the sun but have to go early April so not sure if it's too early in most places for atmosphere & sun!?

Benidorm & Marbella keep coming up but I've heard mixed reviews about both places so not sure where Id like to go!? Would like to keep cost down for people if possible too.

Any suggestions?
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
Hey 2016 brides. I got married in lacken church and reception was in tulfarris just 2 weeks ago... Any info you need on suppliers just let me know... Photographers were the best... A couple from blessington stunning photos... M&M photographers... And make up was Noelle Loughlin... Brilliant and great prices made me soon relaxed (087) 923 6453. She is also based in Blessington. i got my dress from embrace bridal in Gorey... La Sposa Ilana... €2,000 with cathedral veil and I'll sell for €1,000... Also everything for a candy table jars, bowls, frames selling the lot .. Just pm me.

 
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
Band : Irish house party band

DJ: Ruairi wedding DJ

Venue: Tulfarris (Blessington)

Florist: Endas Florist (Blessington)

Hair Creation ( Blessington)

Make up : Noelle Loughlin (Blessington)

Photo: M&M photography (blessington)

Video: DSVP (Dublin)

Cake: Cakeman.ie (clondalkin)

Cars: TLC (Waterford)

Save the Date Magnets ( vista print)

Invitations : Congratulations.ie (Waterford)

Wedding ceremony Programs : download template of Internet and save in vista print flyer file. (saved on printing costs )

Dress: Embrace Bridal (Gorey)

BM Dress: Quiz Clothing

Shoes : Red Herring

Candy Table ; DIY , IKEA & Musgraves
Sin_14
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I am getting married in manor kilbride and reception is in tulfarris so I'm really interested to hear all about your wedding. Can't figure out how to pm though
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
click under my name and message me :) I still cant believe I'm married, the day really does go by so fast, your kept busy making sure everyone is enjoying themselves then off doing pictures and greeting people we never just sat back together and relaxed and took it all in. The best part of the day was all our entertainment and we are so happy with the videographer and photographers that we booked cause they were excellent. I found my dress online and searched over a year and finally found it in ireland in a small shop in gorey. Check it out... La Sposa Ilana. It was so light & so big but so perfect.
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
We're getting married in July 2016 so just a year away now! Any tips on stuff to get done as early as possible?

We have all the big stuff planned/booked. Next thing we're looking at is invitations and honeymoon.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi RoisinTee,

It depends what big stuff you have booked but with a year to go,  make sure you have hair & make up sorted as I have seen a lot of places book out early. Florist & cake might also be worth booking if you haven't already.

Invitations would be good to start now as there are so many choices out there now, you might want to try some samples.

For the honeymoon, we found that some airlines only have flights up for 330 days in advance so if you're not going on honeymoon until the end of July or August, those flights might not be up there yet but it's no harm researching where you might like to go.
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Paid deposit on my dress last week...eeek so excited. Also got the bridesmaid dresses ordered and paid for. Tip for anyone looking to get the multiway dresses Victoria Dawes is doing a 25% off purchase price on facebook, the dresses are fab really good material and all four bridesmaids were really happy in them when they tried them on (plus got one free with the discount..score!).  Think the offer is only for a few more days so it might be a handy saving for anyone thinking of getting them.
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
P.S. I'm also getting honeymoon quotes at the moment...the difference in prices from one travel agent to the next is crazy, difference of nearly €2,000 from one of them which is just unreal! So its good to shop around and get the best prices :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Thats a crazy difference it really does pay to shop around, ill remember that when booking mine ;)
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Very exciting @Wifey2bApril2016... what honeymoon are ye looking at? We've booked our Eastern Caribbean cruise 7 nights all inclusive of food, drinks unlimited balcony seaview room, gratuities taxes and port charges, deck 11 for 2.6k for the cruise
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wow that sounds fab MrsKC2B2016!!! Loads of people have recommended a cruise to me actually.  I just noted that Tra!lfinders seemed to be outrageously more expensive and TourAmerica are really good to deal with...from my experience anyway, GOHop weren't bad either on price but they had loads of extra flights added in which made the whole thing a bit painful. Anyway that might help some of ye out when ye go booking :)  We've decided on San Diego for a few days, Cabo all inclusive for a week and Vegas for a few days then :)
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Sounds amazing.  We wer suppose to do Vegas after the cruise but we'd be away frm the 2 kiddies too long so decided to come home and head off to disneyland Paris for a few days with them. I booked my via travel councillors, ye shud try them for prices. There are different councillors in different counties/countries. I got recommended them frm a friend who booked with them twice and they worked out slightly cheaper... have yet to book flights but they are not up yet as its not til october 12 mths
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh interesting, never heard of them. I'll look them up and get a quote! Thanks for that.  Fab re Disneyland and the kiddies that'll be so sweet :)
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Thanks @bridiekk we have church, venue, band, singers, invitations, florist and cake all sorted. And I have my dress sorted too.

 

Looking into booking hair and makeup at minute. Have to wait until September or so to book honeymoon. And will be looking for bridesmaids dresses then.

Am I missing anything?
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Leedee13,

I hope you don't mind me asking, but how much are you paying for the Star Lit dance floor?

 
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@RoisinTee Don't forget photographer. the good ones book up really quickly.
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
:D phew!! ha good stuff

 
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
:D phew!! ha good stuff

By the way for double checking if you're forgetting anything... I'm going by the Mrs2be checklist...fierce handy.

Link is:

http://mrs2be.ie/downloads/…
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
:D phew!! ha good stuff

By the way for double checking if you're forgetting anything... I'm going by the Mrs2be checklist...fierce handy (page 6 on it..tick off as you go along)

Link is:

http://mrs2be.ie/downloads/…
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi browneyes2016

its €600! My friend had 1 at her wedding recently and it was just so nice really made d room :)
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Has anyone done the pre marriage course yet? Just booked ours for October and haven't a clue what it involves! A day and a half seems so long for it
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks for the reply @Leedee13 :)

The pre marriage course is next on my list to book! From what I have been told by friends it is a day and half! Biggest waste of time and money!!!!!!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016 dreading the marriage course. I feel the same biggest waste of time we could be spending doing something else!
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Yeah seems to be just a money racket really and our priest told us to do the accord one so it's €120 and is fri eve 7:30-10:00 and sat morn 9:30-5:00 seems so long!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
It seems so long a day and a half! But suppose better to get it done and out of the way. Must look it up and book it!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@RoisinTee we are dreading it too.. I think we all know we want to get married so why we have to do a course is a joke!!!!

@Leedee13 god that is long!I must ask my priest if he wants certain one done!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I didn't think the priest would care as long as it was done.

Although when I booked church the office assistant did give me some stuff to read and one of them was a booklet from accord about the course so maybe that's their way of saying do this one!
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Our priest told us to do the accord one so didn't even bother looking at other ones. Hopefully it will be fun
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
We did accord and it was an experience ...so funny... Check out irish wedding DJ for lighting... Cake man .ie 014670111 he did a brilliant cake for our wedding and he has great prices... We got two luggage bags as our theme was travel and it was rocky road... Delish... M&M photography.. Married couple, captured everything. Brilliant couple...
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We did our marriage course in April. When I booked the church they said accord. But found the together marriage course which was one day and cheaper, rang the church and they said that one was ok.

So may be give the church a call.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
hey @sheenermc your cake sounds great, ours is boardgame themed (we're mad into hobby boardgames lol) and im looking to get a cake where the bottom tier is risk and the other two tiers ar two more of our fav boardgames, ill give cakeman a shout and see if its do able, thanks for that :)
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We did our marriage course in May and went to a lady in Mallow Co.Cork. She is accord approved but does it from her home and it only takes 3hrs... the was no set price only a donation.  Never checked with my church but feck it she's accord approved.
Bride2be2016
user for 7 years
4 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 any chance you could PM me the lady for the pre-marriage course details its would suit us perfectly !!!
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
There's also one in Paul Street in Cork I was told about (must book it actually), three hours on a Saturday morning or in the afternoon whichever suits and then back on the Monday night for 30 minutes, cost is €135.00.

Link is : http://www.corkmarriage.ie/course_format.html

 

 

 
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
If your church allows Avalon premarriage course is only one day until 5pm.

 
wexbride
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Ye @budgetbride16  we are booking with Avalon too, priest said accord but I went to see him and said we can't get 2 days off together to do it so he just said do any of them it's all the same. So happy days doing one day now is more than  enough for anyone 16 yrs  together don't think they will tell us anything we don't know
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I still dont see the whole point of the marriage course tbh other than the money u have to pay to do it.  I'll take a humanist ceremony any day lol
Misses2bkk
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone just wondering has anyone heard of the papa zitas playing at a wedding
Misses2bkk
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone just wondering has anyone heard of the papa zitas playing at a wedding. Please help worried
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Sorry @misses2bkk never heard of them :(
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
heard of them but never Heard them if you know what i mean
:)
but i see from their websites they have few pub gigs coming up why not check them out at 1 or them if you are worried @misses2bkk
Misses2bkk
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Thank you
Misses2bkk
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Sorry new to this only getting the hang if it.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
no worries @misses2bkk welcome to the forums, enjoy :D
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I was at a wedding last year and the Papa Zitas played, they were very good, had everyone out dancing. :)
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey Ladies

How far ahead should we be looking to book honeymoons? We're getting married Sepemeber and thinking of leaving it till October/November for Honeymoon but no idea when to start looking/booking?

Who are you guys using to book? Any recommendations?
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi @Sept16bride I was told flights wouldn't be available until about 11 months before hand. We're honeymooning in August 2016 but will have to wait until September this year to be able to start pricing!

So yeah your right to wait until September as your flights should be available then.

 

Where you thinking of goin?
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi @roisintee

I'd love a Caribbean cruise but september is hurricane season hence the waiting till October/November. But I'd also like a week in somewhere like Cancun... Maybe even both if we're going all out. It's difficult enough to get himself on holidays as it is so I figure go big or go home because we will never do something to extravagant in the near future (once the babies arrive lol) so I want to go all out while I can now lol... I travel a lot for work but have actually only been on 2 proper holidays in the last 8 years so want to go mad :)

Where are you off to?
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@Sept16bride we are hoping to do vegas for a couple days and then off to Hawaii.. once in a lifetime so nice to do it big! Can't wait to start pricing it!

How are you getting on with all your planning?
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@RoisinTee all other plans are pretty much done.. I'm uber organised haha. Venue, registrar, hair, makeup, photographer, flowers, band, dj all booked. I basically just need to sort invitations which I won't do till next year and dress people. Taking 2 weeks off work in September and planning on going dress shopping then so looking forward to that. Picking up small bits and pieces along the way for a few DIY projects that's swore to myself I would never do haha.

 

How are your plans coming along? Have you got your dress yet?
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@Sept16bride  haha your the same as me.. want to have it all done so not much to do closer the time.  I have venue, cake, flowers, band and dj, photographer, invitations nd makeup sorted. Need to do registrar, hair and wedding course.

Yeah got my dress back in March.  You? Hoping to get BM dresses in September/October..
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@RoisinTee nice honeymoon idea there! :-) We're doing Hawaii & San Francisco. We priced it up with a few different places but our local travel agent gave us a competive deal & you have the security in case anything needs to be changed or goes wrong.

We have 5 nights in Honolulu, 5 nights on Hawaii / Big Island, 4 nights in Maui and 4 in San Francisco. Cannot wait!!

 
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Aw ladies your honeymoon ideas sound fab :) We just started pricing honeymoons this week for next May it's so exciting!! We had planned on doing 5 nights in cancun & 2 nights in New York but after reading reviews about the problems with seaweed on the beaches in cancun this year we've decided to go to Montego bay in Jamaica instead :) I think we are going to book with trailfinders this week, they seem to have great rates for all inclusive & are very reliable :) so many amazing places to choose from isn't there!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
There are so many gorgeous places to pick from your right @Pinklilly .. Can't wait to start getting ours booked..

<span style="line-height: 1.5;">@bridiekk pm'd you</span>

 

 
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@pinklilly trail finders I'm sure have great deals - maybe really good package deals but for ours we found them crazy expensive compared to some others.

@roisintee - I'll send you a pm now! :-)
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I priced a few places around we want to drive the Californian coast. We're building up our holidays so fingers crossed we'll be able take about 2 and 1/2 weeks maybe even 3 at a push it will depend on cost :/ we decided to stick with the local travel agency though for security and peace of mind and we have a savings account set up with them! Its so handy!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I know the feeling @budgetbride16 ! That sounds like a fab honeymoon. We have only done San Francisco before but I've heard amazing things about the drive down the coast. Peace of mind is great though. That's why we're sticking local too.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Sept16bride we are doing a eastern Caribbean cruise in October. We have our cruise booked 7 nights all inclusive (port charges, gratuities, unlimited drinks and food)  Booked with travel counsellors. The travel counsellor im dealing with will keep and eye on the flights for but said Jan/feb flights are usually at good prices...

 
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hello ladies! So it's official I will be a 2016 bride! :)

Hotel and civil ceremony registrar booked, now for the fun part! We are working to a tight budget so keeping my eyes peeled for bargains and diy options :) Has anyone got any good recommendations for super cheap wedding dresses?
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
There's a really good website called dressing pod you should have a look one of my friends got married in may n tried a mori lee dress on in a shop it was €900 she got it on tat site for €160 and spend about €100 on alterations and it was fab defo b worth a look if you knew what you wanted.

 

Had any1 seen wicker hearts anywhere sick looking online for them :(
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Ooh thank you Leedee13 I must check that out. I'm just totally against spending crazy money on a dress I'll wear for about 14 hours haha :)

 

I spotted wicker hearts in my local home base for 4 euro they were a nice size not too small or too big. Saw some in Harvey Norman too but the same ones were 6 euro there!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Bridiekk I don't mean sound nosy, but what is a rough price of your honeymoon! We have the same plan as your honeymoon, but can't get a price yet as it's too far away! Thanks :)
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
There Is some fab dresses on it for a fraction of the price that shops sell them for I'm on a major tight budget aswel so most of our family is helping with stuff instead of buying presents! I got my bridesmaids dresses from dressing
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
There Is some fab dresses on it for a fraction of the price that shops sell them for I'm on a major tight budget aswel so most of our family is helping with stuff instead of buying presents! I got my bridesmaids dresses from ebay and there perfect
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Just had a sneaky peek and there are fab dresses there!

We've had offers from family too to pay for bits as presents to us so it helps a lot!
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Omg guys im sooo excited i just found out i won a competition for €1,100 photography package for the day of the wedding :) early this year i also won our band an dj for free how lucky is that!!!! my mam says i should enter every competition going, sorry if this comes across as bragging its not im just super excited :)
nextmrsb2b
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@CalmandCollectedsofar thats fantastic, go you!! Have to say im very jealous!!!
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Oh wow that's amazing!  Well done!  I'd be entering everything too haha :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I know its actually amazing and such a weight off as well :) :)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
http://mrs2be.ie/members-2/calmandcollectedsofar/" rel="nofollow">@CalmandCollectedsofar thats great and lots of money saved...

seeing all the homeymoon talk. Im getting married end of April 2016 . cant decide whether to honeymoon right  away or go on a mini moon in Ireland and then Honeymoon  . I think May will be cheaper to honeymoon than say July.

I hoping to go on a cruise but not sure yet cant decide what to do !!
skmck
user for 6 years
4 years ago
I'm getting married next July & seriously getting SO excited now!! @ding dong 16 myself & my now fiancé went on a carribean cruise last year - we visited Bahamas, St. Vincent & St. Maarten - the cruise was for 7days & then we spent 5days in Orlando but I cannot rave enough about the cruise - it was absolute luxury so I would encourage anyone who has never been on a cruise before to definitely go! We went with Royal Carribean & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them - totally exceeded my expectations!

On a separate note what DIY items are brides making? I don't have a DIY bone in my body but would like to do some things myself if I can to save costs!?
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
thanks http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/skmck/" rel="nofollow">skmck and http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016. Royal Caribbean is now on my list <3

Im dong a DIY candy table, got the jars in IKEA . Will get the sweets in cash and carry the add some decorations and lay it out on a table . Nice personalised bags on ebay cheap.
Scarie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi all, getting married May 2016, less than 9 months to go. It's getting so close argh!
october16bride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hello everyone,

Got engaged a few weeks ago, very exciting :) I have the venue, church, photographer, videographer and make up booked. I have also picked the bridesmaids who I have keeping their eyes peeled for dresses and ideas. Really enjoying the organising but so so much to do! cars, hair and make up are next on the list. I have had a few dress appointments so far, was so surprised to hear a number of the designers I like have an order time of 8-9 months and a month allow for alterations. Long ole lead time. I defo recommend truly bridal in naas, were so so lovely, as was dress of dreams in harolds cross. I also visited tamem bridal which was nice but not an amazing experience. I would steer clear of Ciara bridal in the powerscourt centre in Dublin. The changing rooms were horrible, the dresses weren't in the best condition and the woman asked me how much weight I planned on losing. All in all not great :) If anyone else has any dress recommendations please let me know. Have the white room, de Stafford and eden manor over the next month or two. If anyone has any recommendations, please do let me know :)
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I highly recommend Fiona Todhunter in Old Bawn for your dress if you are in the Dublin area. Ive picked mine there and she couldn't have been more helpful. It was my first appt and first dress i tried on so i was delighted. Went to one or two other shops but ended up going back to her and going for my first dress.
skmck
user for 6 years
4 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 you will absolutely LOVE the cruise. We were actually on Freedom of the Seas & I think Oasis is slightly better! You will not get over the amount of things that they can put on to one ship - we were even finding new parts of the ship on our last day, its crazy!! Food is absolutely to die for! An make sure to do some excursions when on the islands!

Ah I'm so excited for you, hope you have a ball x
Scarie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
My first wedding dress experience was awful. Went to The White room in Mullingar for their sample Sale. As it was sample sale I wasn't too upset that there were barely any dresses I could try on , in size 12 up top, 14 on the bottom . When I was finished I asked the SA if I came back when it wasn't their sale would there be more dresses I could try on. She looked me up and down , shook her head and said "no not really". I went to the car and cried. Was so happy with my second experience in Ophelia Bridal in Drogheda. Great selection and not a size issues at all! Love my dress so mjxh!
october16bride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
That is so upsetting to hear, what a mean cow. Great to hear you had a nicer experience in drogheda!! It's such a big decision, last thing you want to feel is uncomfortable and not valued. I will see how white rooms go this week, Eden manor looks good too. Then the bridesmaid challenge will begin :)
Scarie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
My neighbour got her dress in the White room and had a great experience so I think it can depend on what SA you get on the day!
sheenermc
user for 9 years
4 years ago
I searched everywhere for months even around Europe to find the dress I fell in love with. La Sposa Ilana. I got married in July. I ordered it from La Sposa in Barcelona. It is beautiful. Size 12. I bought it for 1,700 but I will sell for €900. Just google La Spisa Ilana for the pictures. The dress is fabulous. 10 layers but so light, lighter than any other dress I tried on. It was perfect I was up dancing all night t was the perfect weight. Anyone interested just pm me. I have it in done deal with pictures.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh can't wait @skmck where ye all inclusive? Who did ye book yer excursions with, will defo do 1 or 2 of them...
oconng3
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies, how has the planning been going for ye? I thought I was being super organised glad to hear loads of other people have been busy too. Our wedding is going to be on September 2016 and we have the church, priest and hotel booked. I paid the first installment on my dress last weekend and have bought flowers that will be used for the church and bouquets, fingers crossed.

My cousin is a florist in her spare time and my fiance's brother-in-law is an amazing photographer  so we pretty much have those sorted too. One of my bridesmaids is an awesome baker, she made an amazing cake for our engagement party so she is lined up to make the cake :) I've even started to dry rose petals to be used for confetti. It's all coming together :) :)

I'm nervous of my excitement peaking too soon but at the moment I can't see that happening. I returned to university last year and am trying to get as much done this summer while I'm off. Am I crazy?
feedshoppers
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I’m a 2016 bride… I am on for shopping now a days. I have bought https://shoppersfeed.com/donna-morgan-bridesmaid-w…">vera wang bridesmaid dresses
feedshoppers
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I’m a 2016 bride… I am on for shopping now a days. I have bought https://shoppersfeed.com/donna-morgan-bridesmaid-w…">vera wang bridesmaid dresses
skmck
user for 6 years
4 years ago
@MrsKC2B2016 food was all included but didn't have the drinks package - would totally recommend getting it tho! Booked the excursions on the boat - but try to book these within the first day or two as the good trips fill up fast x
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@skmck all our drinks are included so don't have to worry bout a massive drinks bill at the end lol thanks for the tip re trips... is ther any nice shoppin onboard or wud u pay out thru the nose for stuff???
ballymagirl84
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

Im kinda getting to the stage where I'm sick of the whole organising thing and at the same time freaking out about all the little things that need to be done. We getting married in Feb :).  Have all the big things done  church, reception, photographer, music, dress, suits, honeymoon etc. Anyone else feeling the pressure?

 
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrskc2b2016/" rel="nofollow">MrsKC2B2016 , who did you book your cruise through? sounds like the honeymoon of my dreams :)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/ballymagirl84/" rel="nofollow">ballymagirl84 im getting married in April 16. Im just constantly thinking , I should be doing something for the wedding now so it isnt all rushed and last minute.  Like you iv all the big things booked.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Honeymoon is BOOKED!! Seriously real now. So excited!! The travel agents were fantastic to deal with. Delighted!!
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@dingdong16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your country
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@dingdong 16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your country
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@ding dong 16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your country
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@dingdong16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your country
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@dingdong16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your county
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Spill again @bridiekk what ye booked? ?

@dingdong16 we booked thru travel councillors. Google it and you can locate one in your county
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@mrskc2be2016 5 nights in Honolulu, 5 nights on the Island of Hawaii for the volcano, 4 nights in Maui and 4 nights in San Francisco on the way home. Can't believe it's all booked!!
ballymagirl84
user for 5 years
4 years ago
ding dong 16 I'm just delighted someone is feeling the same as myself! Have a week off in Sept and since we can't afford to go away I'm hoping get some more stuff off the list. Im thinking rings, honeymoon jabs, belts for bridesmaid dresses etc. Have to tell the OH about these plans yet :)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
HEY, I went to my local pennies thinking i woud pick up some flipflops, (Wexford) they are all gone! I asked one of the girls working they said we only have whats out the flip flops are gone.. !!! :O . I will have to buy online if th e Waterford store dont have them .  (was getting the for the guests putting into basket on dancefloor)

 
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi @ding dong 16 - I was thinking about getting the flipflops in Penney's but my sister made a valid enough point - in April, people might be wearing tights. It's totally weather dependant. If they're wearing tights - flip flops won't work. Just a thought! :)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi @ding dong 16 - I was thinking about getting the flipflops in Penney's but my sister made a valid enough point - in April, people might be wearing tights. It's totally weather dependant. If they're wearing tights - flip flops won't work. Just a thought! :)

Alternatively - maybe try Dunnes or Heatons!

 
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi dingdong, I wouldn't panic about the flip flops as they will be back in penneys by March or early April so you could pick them up just before your wedding. My wedding is early May so that's what I'm planning on doing :)
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies just make sure u checked with hotel that ok to bring flip flops for bathroom as I have heard some hotels don't allow it as encourage ladies to wear them then risk open toes cut feet on glass. So check with hotel first b4 ye buy.  I noticed (bn to lot of wedding this yr) Most people if stayin n hotel & even those that don't bring flats now for dancing.  I had planned to buy some but now I not going to.  But if ye are they will be back n penneys nx spring also maybe try dealzs euro shops
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Thanks everyone, I just get trying to get as much bits out of the way as i can .
aideenj
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I'm hoping to do the flip flop thing as well and thought I would get a load on sale in penny's at the end of the summer but obviously they manage their stock quite well and didn't have much to sell off!!

Although I do think I would like them to all be the same rather than loads of random colours so will prob buy bulk online somewhere...any suggestions welcome!!
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
<p>http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/aideenj/" rel="nofollow">aideenj if you find any good deals pm me or write it on this please.. :) </p>
aideenj
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I definilty will. And vice versa!
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Girls,

Im getting married in September 2016 and VERY excited !!! Almost at the year mark now which has been my big countdown for the last few months :-)

Have loads done and even got my dress last week so I feel very organised.

Its totally head wrecking though.... completely takes over my mind sometimes :-)
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

How are all the plans going? So I started dress shopping today. Went to two bridal shops in Cork and not feeling it with any of the dresses I tried on, 2nd place pur me into dresses that were lovely on the hanger but didn't go near me(I'm a 16, it left me kinda upset tbh, I've worked really hard over the last few months to loose 2 stone and I now feel like it was for nothing) ... Both appointments didn't even last the full hour. Neither places asked me what my budget was and the only dress I even kind of liked turned out to be €400 over the top end of my budget. Have another 2 appointments Thursday but already fed up with it and lacking in confidence again. I'm thinking now to just scrap it and wait till January when hopefully I'll have shifted more weight..

Anyone else have similar experiences? How many places did you need to go to to find "the one"... Or is "the one" even attainable?
october16bride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Sept16bride,

I went to 5 bridal shops before finding the one dress. I found each experience completely different. There was a shop you might like in Dublin, dress of dreams. The woman was the nicest I came across and asked about budget and gave me lots of options for my budget. She made me feel so at ease and was so friendly. Lots of different styles too. I had a horrendous appointment in Ciara bridal in powerscourt. really put me off but keep going, it is totally worth it when you find the one. I ended up going to the white room in Mullingar and finding my dream dress. Brilliant selection there too. I had to cancel my last appointment which was for eden manor in wexford. I have heard incredible things about the shop so was really disappointed I didn't get to go in the end :)Apparently the selection is great as are the staff. You will definitely find the one, I tried on 30 so fret not! Happy hunting and try and enjoy!
october16bride
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey ,

Have you looked at heffernan wedding cars ? Based in dublin but Id say they travel . Think they have a rolls , they have stunning cars :)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hey.

I'm from wexford.  I got my dress in My Dress Carrick On Suir . Give it a try it's 1 hr from New Ross.

I also booked my honeymoon Oasis of the seas carribean cruise. :) .

I also found some flip flops in Dealz . End of their stock.

What should we be doing at this stage I find I'm not doing anything.
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
wexbride - my car suggestion is Heffernan's too. That's who we have booked. I think we've booked the Bentley.

We booked our Pre-marriage course for the 3rd of October! We're doing the one day avalon one. We checked it with the priest and he said that's fine even though he had told us to look up the accord ones first. He's nice! :)

 
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies, I've bought my dress eek!

I'd highly recommend Barnardo's Bridal Rooms in Wexford. The staff are amazing and they have a great selection of dresses. The size range is a little limited but changes as they get new stock in. All dresses are new and would be either samples donated from shops or donated direct from designers so have never been to a wedding before.

Great if you are looking to get a dress without breaking the bank and you're donating to charity too!!
sampaul46
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hello,

Before marriage I was average but after marriage I put-up 10kgs extra weight but thanks to my husband to make me have [url=http://astronutrition.com/diet-energy/energy] slimming pills and fat burners [/url] and after getting these supplements I started reducing my weight. Now I am again getting slim :)

 

Thanks,

Sam

 
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Could I ask what song yer walking up the aisle to ?

So hard to pick . So many nice songs out there.
messynessie
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I'm having trouble picking a song too. We only have our first dance song so far :) Journey - With your love.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey @http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/ding-dong-16/" rel="nofollow">ding dong 16

I decided I'm walking up the aisle to "How long will I love you" the ellie goulding version of it. Walking out of the ceremony we're walking to "In 5 years time" by Noah and the whale and then i'll be dancing with my mam to "slipping through your fingers" by abba and then our first dance, h2b and i, will be dancing to "I wanna grow old with you" from the wedding singer :)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
My wedding music is mostly classical based as I grew up surrounded by it. I am walking up the aisle with my dad to Gabriel's Oboe played on the flute and accompanied by viola and cello. It gives me chills and it is something I chose years ago. It means a lot to both me and my dad. I can't wait.

My BIL plays trumpet so we are going to be blasted down the aisle to Trumpet Voluntary. :)
Ghaz73
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Girls. I am new to this site so I don't know how it works. I got married 3 months ago and I wore a gorgeous silk dress from Caris Closet Bridal shop. I bought if for 3.5K and im looking to sell it for anywhere between 1800-1500. There is no damages to the dress and was recently dry cleaned. The size is 8 would probably suit a size 6-8. If anybody knows of any brides to be looking for a dress or anywhere that buys worn dresses, I would appreciate it :)
Allsun40
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Brought my dress to get the first set of alterations yesterday was so exciting, I have to go back in November to fit for the next set. I bought bought a sample dress last November and loved it.it has been at home since so said it was time. I knew it needed to be shorten and taken in slightly but was really surprised by how much it has to come in!! When I have it so long I didn't want to leave it until the last minute to have it done.
batesy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone,

Can anyone recommend a civil ceremony registrar? I'm getting married in August 2016 in Doolin.

 
batesy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone,

 

Can I be nosy and ask what people are paying for the florist?

Thanks! :)
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p style="text-align: center;">Hi batesy! We have the same wedding date! I'm paying 600 for flowers that was the best florist deal I could get. It includes alter flowers/ decoration, ailse flowers/decoration, bouquets for myself and bridesmaids. Flower girl posie. Pins for groom, pageboy, best men, fathers and brothers. Corsages for mothers and grandmothers. And 2 gift baskets</p>
loriwed34
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi all. Im new to here. I just got married in june and now miss all the organising. If i can be of any help i will be.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey @batesy

We're paying €535 for a florsit thats with a 10% discount it was originally €595 i think thats for bouquettes button hols a unity arrangment thank you bouqets mothers corsages and after we added on table centre pieces for a further €350
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We have an email quote of €500 haven’t met the florist in person yet but she did my sister wedding they were fab. That is for 2 tall arrangements behind alter, the candle arrangement,  1 brides bouquet 2 bridesmaid, button holes 2 mothers, the groom, 2 groomsmen 1 dad.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@dingdong16 snap on the honeymoon Oasis of the Sea..wooohooo... are ye doin eastern Caribbean? Did ye get a good deal??
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi MrsKC2B2016 I went through a travel councellor. €3900. 2 nights in the hyatt hotel I think it's called in Fort Lauderdale  and then cruise to heitti jamica and mexico. Not sure whether to get drinks package.

What do you think? What kind of deal did you get?

 
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
2.7k for just the cruise- 7 nights all inclusive. It was an offer at the time, gratuities, port taxes and unlimited drinks. Balcony seaview room...we did it thru a travel counsellor too....haven't booked a hotel yet in fort lauderdale. We are starting Bahamas...

Ours wasn't a drinks package but id defo go for a drinks package if i wer ye...don't want a bill at the end of it all...

 
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Brill deal :) . So excited.  Yea I will add the drinks package it's $55 dollars a day I think pp.

Still stuck on walking up the aisle song .
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Is it urself that is wearing the Justina dress too or is it another mrsb here...cant remember lol

Think im walkin 1000 yrs song...
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Bought my wedding dress this week!! Eek So exciting!! ended up going to like 7 shops but knew it was it after the 3rd (my mam wasn't a 100% gone on it and wanted me to look at some more)

we are hoping to go on a Caribbean cruise too. September is hurricane season so will be oct/nov before we go. Nothing booked yet though..

Im walking down the isle to the coronas - warm. I love it!!
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh @Sept16bride u cud be on our cruise lol we are going 15th October
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh that does sound like the one we were looking at. We want to go to Vegas for a few nights before the cruise too. You guys doing anything before or after your cruise?
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
That wud be mad if ye wer on the same one lol...We wer going to do Vegas after the cruise but it wud be too long away frm the 2 boys...Instead we are gonna come home after the cruise and take them to disneyland Paris
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey girls does any of ye know where I could get a personalised wedding cake topper? I have 2 lil boys and wanted them on the topper aswel!
'I do' photography
user for 6 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/leedee13/" rel="nofollow">@Leedee13

Here is the entire topic about personalised toppers:

http://mrs2be.ie/wedding-forum/wedding-discussion/…

Good luck!
emmaptobe16
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Girls...

Emma here!  So glad to have found this thread.

I'm getting married next November.  I have almost everything sorted except for dresses / suits, transport and flowers.

At the moment the bridesmaid dresses are really stressing me out.   As usual the ones that I like are way over budget.  Can anyone suggest any dress makers?

TIA

Emma

 

 
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Emmatobe,

 

Whereabouts are you based?
emmaptobe16
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Dublin @missie

But I am willing travel if I find the right person.

Thanks,
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ah cool. Was hoping you were Dublin as the person i want to recommend is in Dublin actually. Fiona Todhunter is making my bridesmaid dresses. Im also getting my own dress there. Shes a designer and dress maker so she should be able to do something for what you are looking for.

 

My bridesmaids tried on loads of diff styles and in the end she said she could make whatever i was looking for, so i have decided to go with that.

 

Check her out. She's a really lovely lady too and has been around for a long time.

http://www.fionatodhunter.com/
emmaptobe16
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Ah brilliant!!

 

Thank you so much I really appreciate it @http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/cuandflo/" rel="nofollow">Cuandflo.

Can't wait to have a look at her website later this afternoon when my boss goes down for a cup of tea! ha ha

Emma x

 

 
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
No prob. Hope you get sorted with her.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
hi @leedee13

My friend owns a cake topper company and she makes the cutest personalised cake toppers that you can keep as a momento afterwards.  this is her website http://caketoppercompany.ie/  hope this helps :D
wexbride
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hi missies

haven't been on in ages, been fairly productive of late looking at invites now anyone any suggestions where to go Tia
monie85
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi All,

 

I am new to this. We have provisionally booked leixlip Manor and garden for NYE 2016 just wondering if anybody has been to or having a wedding there any feedback on food, service, the venue? Before we pay the deposit! Or if anybody has any advice pros/cons of NYE wedding.

We are finding it difficult to get someone to perform the wedding ceremony at the venue any suggestions on that?

I am really not very good at all this wedding stuff. Xx
'I do' photography
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Do you need a Registrar to perform the ceremony? I'm sure they will know someone in Leixlip. If not, try to contact your local Registry Office:

The list is here: http://hse.ie/eng/services/…
reluctantbridezilla16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
HI Monie 85

We opted for a humanist wedding and also found it very hard to get a celebrant for a Sunday in July. It was suggested to us to put our name on a standby list and then the first person who is available can contact you. This might be an option if you are struggling and I assume as you were planning to use a registrar that you are not going down the religious route.

Hope you get sorted soon as it an important aspect of your day xx
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Any good valued travel agents around for honeymoons? We went to trail finders for a quote - €9,100 for the following: Fly to New York, spend 3 days there, fly up to niagra falls, stay one might, fly down to LA, stay there 2 nights, get rented car and drive up the coast,  stay in San Fran three nights, drive to Death Valley, stay one night, then into some other country place and over the Vegas and stay 5 nights and also a helicopter ride on Grand Canyon. Price wasn't for top class hotels although in Vegas it is for a top class one. All in all it was for about three and a half weeks!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@flightyrose16 - we rang Trail Finders and found them crazy expensive. We got our honeymoon to Hawaii for over €2000 less in some of the same hotels (& 1 better), same flights etc.

The best deal I found was on GoHop.ie for prices. I used this to plan out our itinerary and get an idea of prices. It's very transparent and easy to use. We called into our local travel agents then in Kilkenny (Manning Travel) with a good idea of the hotels we wanted and our plan. Their prices were only a tiny bit more than GoHop so we went with them and they have been fantastic to deal with. It's also nice to be able to call in and deal with them personally so the price difference was worth it in my opinion.

I hope that helps! www.smartervegas.com is a great website for hotel deals btw! I used it for both our trips there and it's useful for show tickets too.

 
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I booked three weeks driving the coast of California for 6000. Includes flights, accommodation, car. Holiday starts in San fran for 4 nights, Yosemite for 2 nights, san Luis obispo for 1 night, 2 nights Santa Barbara, 5 nights in LA this includes time in Disney and 1 night in Newport Beach and finally 5 nights in San Diego. Can't wait now
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I booked with my  travel agent. Because its our honeymoon and we are doing a driving tour, I wanted places that had been tried and come recommended. Our travel agents are around are around years. they have personnaly tried all the hotels. they are all 3/4 * hotels with pools and some have spas. Can't wait now.
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies,

Just re the honeymoon I found trailfinders to be €2,000 more expensive too, I also tried GoHop and they had added sooo many more flights it was turning out to be painful.  The best for price and straight forward flights etc I found was with TourAmerica.  They were really helpful, changed it up a good few times and it was no bother to them.  All booked now eeeeeek I cannot wait for the honeymoon.

Quick question ...what are people paying for wedding cars? I need to get booking this asap and get all the church paper work sorted....groan that's the painful part! Hope all yer planning is going well :)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wifey2bApril2016 - our Wedding car is €425 which is a bit more than we had planned but it's the only one we really liked.

Good flights & connections are important. We are lucky with ours too. We are flying direct from Dublin to San Francisco with AerLingus and then 1 flight to Honolulu with United. It was the best connection without having 3+ layovers.
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks for that bridiekk...oh handy getting direct to San Fran from Dublin. Christ everything I budget for seems to be coming in over...ha that's probably happening everyone.  Just went and priced a wedding ring ...thought I could get one to match my engagement ring for about €800 max and its turns out its gonna be about €1300 to €1600 EEEEEEK. Please tell me I'm not the only one that everything seems to be that bit more expensive than originally thought...
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks for that bridiekk...oh handy getting direct to San Fran from Dublin. Christ everything I budget for seems to be coming in over...ha that's probably happening everyone.  Just went and priced a wedding ring and its turns out its gonna be about way more than I expected EEEEEEK. Please tell me I'm not the only one that everything seems to be that bit more expensive than originally thought...
katann1979
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies sorry I've been a bit quiet lately butility have been really busy.. diet going great.  Down a stone yay.  Church time booked and invitations found.. honeymoon destination selected two weeks in Italy. . Can't wait.  Few days in Rome then down to sorrento on the south coast for a sunny break.. soo excited.. has anyone booked Italy. . X
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wifey2bApril2016 - it's tricky to budget for sure. It is worth shopping around a bit for the rings I think. We are getting ours made in a local jewellers and he is far more reasonable than others we had looked at.

katann1979 - Italy will be beautiful. If you want to PM me your email address, I have an email that I have with Rome tips if you would like me to send it on to you. I have sent it to a lot of my friends and they all found it useful. It just has a few tips that I picked up when we were there a few years ago and a few unusual things to do.
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi

Delighted someone else booked Italy katann1979 (congrats on weight loss well done)   I was beginning to feel like we should gone somewhere further but been to Rome before to rugby  & only been to Sorrento years & years ago on school tour but love all things Italian & my H2b had never been. After the Crazy wedding we didn’t want a long or lot of flights (that just us)  I literally just booked today a 1 week Mediterranean cruise plan is to stay day or 2 either side in Rome then we too were thinking maybe 5 days in Sorrento after.  Just booked the cruise so nothing else planned yet would love small villa or something will have to start looking :) Have you booked anywhere yet?

Bridiekk can i get that email too if don't mind

Oh Wifey2bApril2016 our wedding Car a vintage jaguar costing €370 that from house to church & church to reception/photos  (an hour away)

have to start looking at rings I was hoping for about €800 too my sister got hers at wedding fair in dublin said was good deal on so maybe there be 1 in Jan we might take look at.
katann1979
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks soo much for the tips.. no haven't booked anywhere yet .. looking at the minerva hotel.. think it's spelled.. I have never been to Italy and always wanted to go there. My h2b feels the same too. We were the same didn't want to travel too far away either. We have purchased our wedding rings, got them in same jewellers as engagement ring and matches perfectly.. in regards to wedding car , we have decided to use family cars.. my brother has a new BMW and my brother in law has a new audi.. so gonna save on that part.. going to hire one of those little volwagon beetle camper van for the bms. . It will be a surprise hee hee.. 
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
that was what I got my sister as wedding present the vw camper van.

The bridesmaid (including me)  & mum travelled in it to the church. While she & Dad travelled in another car to the church like you a nice BMW but afterwards we swapped over Bride & groom in the camper & we went in BMW just idea if going get camper maybe you should enjoy it too :)

We having the Jag then Bridesmaids going in one of groomsmens car it Audi I think (not big in cars)

Yeah so looking forward to Italy too
katann1979
user for 5 years
4 years ago
That's a great idea.. thanks a mill. . True we def should enjoy it too.. I have picked the song for going down the aisle to.. a thousand years by Christina perri.. hv been looking for months.  As soon as I heard it I went yes that's it.. today was a good day xx
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p style="text-align: left;">For anyone who hasn't booked a video alonze productions on mrs2be are doing an offer for 699 a full day! Its limited so book quick girls I've booked mine girls! alonzeproductions@gmail.com. they look great! So excited everything seems so real now!</p>
aoifehardy
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi girls, hope your planning is all going well. Just wondering are ye guys planning on getting photobooths? They seem quiet expensive! Any good deals out there!!
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I don't have a photo booth but I got a video booth. Ur friends can leave msgs or like snapchats/ pics and they upload to Facebook or else the company send them to you on disc the next week. Its left there for the full night.
oconng3
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We are going to book photo booth 365 it has a photo and video option. It's normally 595 but we got him at 20% off because we met him at a fair. Seems reasonable as he stays from 9.00 to 1.30. A lot of other ones are the same price and only stay 2 hours. Everyone gets a pic and we get an album and disc at the end of the night. 200 people coming so if you split the cost that way it doesn't seem as bad.... At least that's what I'm telling my h2b
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Quick question - re church documents.  When getting the baptismal and confirmation certs do you need to pay for them or what's the story?

thanks
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Quick question - re church documents.  When getting the baptismal and confirmation certs do you need to pay for them or what's the story?

thanks

 

ps - its okay I emailed the church and theyre €5.00 so im sorted :)
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

cant believe how quick time is going! I'm just writing up to see what you are all spending on honeymoon and what you are getting for that price. Where thinking Dubai and Maldives coming in over €6000 just want see if it's norm!
Bride2be2016
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Just starting to think about invites now, does anyone have any reasonably priced recommendations :)
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey @bride2b16

im getting mine from imagination attic. She is based in clonakilty here in cork and is very reasonable. I'm getting custom handmade pocket folds, with directions card, accommodations card, RSVP  card and envelopes for €3.50 each. Evening invites are €1.75. She is lovely and very nice to deal with.

https://m.facebook.com/ecajia/
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey @bride2b2016

im getting mine from imagination attic. She is based in clonakilty here in cork and is very reasonable. I'm getting custom handmade pocket folds, with directions card, accommodations card, RSVP  card and envelopes for €3.50 each. Evening invites are €1.75. She is lovely and very nice to deal with.

https://m.facebook.com/ecajia/
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Brid2be2016,

 

Try these places for invites. They are very reasonable, under €2 for most of them.

Bluebell Invites & Personalised Stationery

Here are the facebook page links:
https://facebook.com/Bluebell-Invites-101891623244…

https://www.facebook.com/cardsbymarian/?fref=ts

A few more for you.

https://facebook.com/Wedding-Creations-36128749069…

https://www.facebook.com/weddingpapercraft/

 
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies I way ahead of myself as have invites done  but Sinead at the theinvitehub.com was fantastic to deal will design what you want prices are very good too. about a €1.10 each including delivery depending on how many you order. we just went with medium folded basic card & they are lovely & the design personal to us.

Haven't all the honeymoon booked we have  a Mediterranean  cruise booked for 7 days so that all inclusive, have to book a few nights in Rome then plan is to book a villa in Sorrento for 5 nights have a price for most of the above just not booked yet so all in with flights we talking about €5000

We not going with photobooth as was at wedding last year & band was so good everyone was out dancing no one really used photobooth.  Attended a wedding our band played at last month & I think right decision as people never left the floor so I going to pass on the photobooth even though I love idea of it. :( :(
Sin_14
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p>I love the idea of a photo booth but in for us we feel that its a big chunk of money that could be spent elsewhere for the guests. Also I have seen them at many weddings recently and I think the novelty has worn off. Kind of same story as sweet table even though I love them. I think its really great for when you have kids at a wedding. Its not as expensive as a photo booth so I think this might be one we do end up doing. </p><p>Invitations - I have made my own invitations. I bought all the materials for all my stationary so invites, menus, booklets, thank you cards and table numbers from ebay. All cost  €100 including lace and twine for invitations. I spent a long time researching them and finding different  shops in ebay with the best price. I also bought samples of all the card I was thinking of using so that I knew it would work out.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

we are getting a photo booth, I think its 520 euro. I like the idea as its another thing you will still have after the wedding and all of our guests will be leaving messages beside the photos so will double up as a  guestbook.

With regards to Invitations, I got mine on Vistaprint. They always do 25% or 50% off sales if you watch their website.  I got 80 invites for 35 euro. They arent that facny - just a card but I wasn't even planning on invites anyway - just got these cause they were cute.
KerryB93
user for 4 years
4 years ago
We're hopefully tying the knot next year although no dates set in stone yet (been engaged for 4 years..)

Anyone got any good honeymoon recommendations as I think that's what's holiding us back trying to save the funds for a decent honeymoon after recently getting on the property ladder.
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

With 7 months to go, I have no clue whether i'm ahead or behind in the planning.

Anyone else getting married in Spring? Where are you up to?
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We are getting married in April and we have most of the big things done. Venue, Church, Church Music, band, Dj, photographer, videographer, wedding car, my dress (due in next week!!!), my shoes, earrings, ordered the suits, bridesmaid dress, ordered the rings, honeymoon to Hawaii and San Francisco booked. My Mam got her outfit too and has her fascinator picked (for hire)

Next things on the list - invitations (which I think I am ready to order), pre-marriage course online, need to register our intent and get page boy suits.
Pinklilly
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Getting married in May & I think we're on track with everything :) Hoping to have an outdoor ceremony so trying to book chairs & red carpet this week but finding it hard to find a company that will hire out a red carpet for outdoors.. anyone any recommendations??

Have booked ceremony venue, ceremony singer, venue, band, dj, photographer, videographer, florist, car, cake, hair, makeup. Wedding dress ordered & is due in in next few months :) just ordered rings & invitations this week! Have everything for bridesmaids (dresses, shoes, jewellery, bags, robes) hoping to go shopping for my shoes, flower girls & suits in January.

Honeymoon booked 4 nights in Italy & 10 nights in Portugal :)

I feel organised but I'm just not sure where the money is going to come from in next few months... everything just keeps adding up!! Anyone else keep getting bursts of excitement as it gets closer & then bursts of panic ha!

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tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh wow girls - I have still to do bridesmaids, cake, flowers AND honeymoon. I better get cracking.

 

 
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Should I be panicking now or now? haha

I'm working in London so I've booked to see priest, hair, make up, photographer, cake, florist etc in January - hoping to blitz them all then but wow.

I am falling behind....
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Bridiekk

 

Can I ask how much Honeymoon is costing and who you booked it through??

 

Thanks!
Bride2be2016
user for 7 years
4 years ago
I've only 7 months to go and I def need to get moving on things like bridesmaid dresses, suits, cake the list is endless!!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@ToBe50shades - don't be stressing. I just wanted to get things off the list. I went to the florist to book her to ensure that I could budget and also ensure she wasn't booked up because mine is a bank holiday weekend. I have booked the cake but need to do a tasting! Looking forward to that. :)

@Browneyes2016 - I will drop you a DM with the cost. The travel agent I booked with is Manning Travel Kilkenny. They were brilliant to deal with.

I had my BM dress picked and bought and then we saw one on Cari's Closet that we loved. It's navy lace and AMAZING. Love it. Delighted with it and my sister is thrilled with it too.
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@bridiekk Thank You! Just responded! :)
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/tobe50shades/" rel="nofollow">@ToBe50shades  not sure if you have one but this is the link to a handy checklist and time frame to work from (on page 6... I just tick off as I go along). No need to panic it will all work out :)

http://mrs2be.ie/downloads/…

I'm April as well Bridiekk ah its getting nearer and nearer :)

 

 

 

 

 
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/tobe50shades/" rel="nofollow">@ToBe50shades  not sure if you have one but this is the link to a handy checklist and time frame to work from (on page 6... I just tick off as I go along). No need to panic it will all work out :)

http://mrs2be.ie/downloads/…

I'm April as well ah its getting nearer and nearer :)

 

 

 

 

 
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/tobe50shades/" rel="nofollow">@ToBe50shades  not sure if you have one but this is the link to a handy checklist and time frame to work from (on page 6... I just tick off as I go along). No need to panic it will all work out :)

http://mrs2be.ie/downloads/…

I'm April as well ah its getting nearer and nearer :)

 

 

 

 

 
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ye are all so organised I feel like I still have so much to do :O

have church, venue, band, photographer all booked have ordered bridesmaids dresses and have flower girl dress sorted! Still have to go ring shopping and do our course but gave our intent this week and my wedding dress is ready 4 collection so have to hide that in a Safe place :)

im also making my own invites and love them but hope I can make the rest the same as the sample and it wasn't just a fluke ha!

 
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
This is the Cari's Closet dress I have for my bridesmaid. It's gorgeous on my sis. She was trying to get my nephew to take pics for her! :) Here is a pic from the website.

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katann1979
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies just wondering did anyone book or know anyone who booked their honeymoon through my honeymoon.ie .. found our honeymoon exactly what we wanted but seems to be coming in cheaper than travel agents but they are a travel agents from Cork. . Just don't want to get caught out is all . Thks all
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@bridiekk - that dress is lovely! Will look lovely on bridesmaids. I am going to take a look at this store now - had never considered it before.

Thank you also for the checklist - very helpful for tracking everything.

At the moment i'm trying to fit everyone in to see them on a weekend but it's proving trickier than i thought!

How many make-up/hair trials are people having? I have organised one with my hotel, but I'm not sure if they will come up expensive/scared they might not do as I like and then i'm stuck.

 
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Thanks @tobe50shades - I love it. It's gorgeous on her. :)

For hair I have had one trial so far but realised I hate my hair up! I have an event coming up in a couple of weeks so I have booked him to curl my hair and I will see how it looks and how it lasts. I bought a halo hair piece so need to make a call on whether I try that out or not. For make up - I have had one trial and she did my make up again for my Christmas party (more dramatic). I love how my make up looks when she does it. However, I am a complete make up addict and seriously fussy so I will be asking her to use some of my own make up that I know works on my skin and will last the day & night. She's doing my make up again for my Christmas party so I will run it by her then! :)

Very exciting news today - MY DRESS IS IN!! OMG!....butterflies
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
How exciting @bridiekk - how does it fit? as you expected?

Thanks all for the encouragement - hopefully my trip in January will tick a lot of boxes off and i'll feel more comfortable again!

 
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi @tobe50shades - I wasn't able to get an appointment until the 12th of December. I may explode if I have to wait until then!! I might take a half day and arrange a mid week fitting.
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ahh no - shock horror.

Keeping you in suspense eh? I've tried mine on and a fair few things need doing to it :S

My alterations lady is also quite busy so i'm hoping to get the dress sorted before April!

Out looking for bridesmaids dresses this weekend - hoping that aspect goes smoothly - 4 opinionated women might be a nightmare!
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
4 years ago
How exciting @bridiekk! I'm excited and nervous about mine coming in, think its suppose to be in around christmas.

Had our menu tasting at the weekend, food was amazing. Its all starting to feel very real now, 14 weeks to go!

Anybody look at suits yet? Thats next on our list, are you thinking about buying or renting??
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We decided to rent the suits - my OH works in an office so he didn't want to wear a "normal suit that he wears for work" so we are going for tails.

I have found suits all in for the EUR100 mark which is fab, although the shoes aren't quite what we had in mind so we may buy the boys matching alternative ones.

It was a relatively easy job to tick off the list if you have an idea of what you want.

What are you thinking at the moment? 14 weeks - that'll roll by fast! I dread to work mine out!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We are buying ours for the groom and we just have one best man so we are decking out the two daddies in it too.

The rental suits we tried were ok but €120 so the choice to buy them for €220 made sense with a small bridal party.
Reseigh2be26
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone :)

Just joined by recommendation from a friend.

Just in the process of beginning to plan our wedding. Hopefully itll be the 11-11-2016. Itll be a civil ceremo ey. Have no idea where to start!!

Looking forward to checking out the site :)

Happy planning xx

 
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey Ladies,

Has anyone any recommendations on somewhere to get nice hairpieces that don't cost an arm and a leg?  It seems like adding the word bridal gives businesses the notion that they can add €100 to the price tag too!

Facebook pages/websites/ shops in around the cork area would be great if anyone can recommend.

Thanks
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@sept16bride are you anywhere near Kilkenny? Lorimat have beautiful ones and are exceptionally reasonable. So much so I bought 2!!

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CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey Guys,

So on christmas day it'll be the 6 month mark and its all starting to get very real lol all we have left to do is get the bridesmaids dresses and save save save lol how everyones planning going? We have our appointment with the HSE in january to give our notice of marriage. Anyone else starting to freak out a little bit? lol
Ladyg
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I know...2016 is fast approaching, can't believe we're a yr engaged on Xmas day...just over 7 months to go!! Eek !! U have loads done! we have to get bm dresses , try suits for the lads , we have pre marital course in Jan, need to order the cake too and do mass booklets ... Looking forward to a few hair and make up trials etc!!!!
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Woohoo paid deposit on our honeymoon today!! 4 nights in Vegas, 2 nights in Miami and a 7 night eastern Caribbean cruise!!

Cant believe we'll have been engaged a year this week.. The time is flying!!
crazyboy28
user for 4 years
4 years ago
I want to be a 2016 bride.But i have not have a groom.The last few days,i fall in love with a wedding dresses 。But ,I was very upset when can I  wear it.

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CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
hey guys,

Going to be looking for bridesmaid dresses in the new year, im based in dublin so i was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations from dublin or online?
MonicaT79
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@calmandcollectedsofar , Cari's Closet are super helpful and fast responding if you want to drop them a message about what they might have in for the New Year :) ! You can get them online and then drop by :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
That's great @monicaT79 thanks so much for ur help
'I do' photography
user for 6 years
4 years ago
<h3>The Best Wishes and a Happy New Year to All!</h3>
 
'I do' photography
user for 6 years
4 years ago
The Best Wishes and a Happy New Year to All!
'I do' photography
user for 6 years
4 years ago
The Best Wishes and a Happy New Year to All!

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budgetbride16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I got mine in bertex bride Jervis St s.c. Dublin. Really helpful staff and lovely selection of dresses.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Sept16Bride what date is yer cruise?
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@mrskc2b2016 it's Oct 9th on the allure of the seas :)
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ah we are 15th Oct oasis of the sea from fort Lauderdale
Ladyg
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey

we got our bridesmaids dresses on Saturday in wedding world fair view. So happy with the experience, it's by appointment only, they have sooo many style to try on and then she will show you what colours she has available in that style. It's mainly dessy that they have and all the dessy collections like after six etc, I've spoke to three other girls who got theirs there too, def worth a try calmandcollecredsofar
wexbride
user for 7 years
4 years ago
hi

ohhh i booked our appointment to register our intent to marry today. Have to say nerves are starting a little cant believe ill be married in 16 weeks. Still have a few things to do but trying to not stress to much and enjoy it. bridesmaids dresses are been made as we speak so hoping they will be ok. booked invites this week how long are you leaving it before you send out your invites.
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey Ladies!!

 

How are all the plans going? Had a bit of drama this morning when my cake lady rang to say she is pregnant and due the week of my wedding so can no longer do my cake. So now need to go looking for someone else. Not the end of the world since i still have just over 7 months to go but still a bit inconvenient since i thought I had it sorted.

Is anyone thinking about getting dance lessons for their first dance? Im not exactly twinkle toes and himself has two left feet and he is talking about it which is strange for him as its not his thing at all. Id say I can count on one hand the amount of times he has danced with me in the last 9 years :P

Any one have any recommendations?

 
esposabride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p>Hi Sept16Bride,</p><p>Haven't been on in ages myself, and was just going through the forums and thinking this thread needed a bump up, after all it is our year!! :)</p><p>Bummer about your cake lady, but as you say least you have a bit of notice and it's not the a week or two before the wedding! That would have been hectic! I'm not too bad with the dancing bit, but himself alright has two left feet! Think we are just going to pick a clinger for our first dance so we just sway to the music rather then do steps around the dance floor! One less thing to worry about! Had a bit of a lull with the organising as had everything done so early, but now with only 6 months to go and especially since after Christmas I've been getting excited now again and sorting smaller things. Must still get bridesmaid dresses though and decide on colour theme! Such a big part, cos invites and cake lady and florist all want to know the colour and I still don't know!!</p><p>It is getting more exciting though as people are starting to meet you on the street and say your day will be soon now etc. and when the hen night text went out to all my friends I almost got teary, couldn't believe that my name was the hen!! Bit surreal!! It's like you've been planning this day for so long and all of a sudden your on the final stretch, I hope I won't be a blubbering mess on the day! :) :)</p>
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi @esposabride!! Yeah thankfully my cake lady knows another cake lady she trained with who is available on my date so im going meeting her on Saturday for a taster before I confirm my booking. Wont loose deposit or anything which is good, she will either transfer it to the other lady or refund if i go with someone else. And she offered me a complimentary Belgian Chocolate Biscuit Yule Log/ Pudding at xmas when she starts making them.. they are amazing so im looking forward to that haha..

My mother asked me today if she could make a fruit cake to bring out in the evening when our cake is cut for the old fogies who dont like biscuit or chocolate  or what ever flavours we get. I refuse to waste money/a layer of our wedding cake on fruit cake because myself and my fiancé detest it, but she wants it for the old fogies.. Anyone else come up against that problem of mothers wanting more traditional than you? Cake isnt the only thing shes driving me mad about not being traditional. What would we do without our mammies lol?

I plan to start looking at bridesmaid dresses in March when I get back from my next business trip, I know exactly what I want its just a matter of going having the girls try the dresses on and seeing which of them suit. Im going for short navy Alfred Sung dresses. All the same length, material  & colour but 3 different dresses. Have some lovely red nine west heels that I got on sale for a bargain price to go with the dresses.. I cant wait to go shopping for them!!

 
reluctantbridezilla16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Girls,

It really is getting exciting. I just ordered my bm dresses today and we got suits sorted this week as well. 6 months to go and was told I was cutting it fine for the bm dresses so if any of you ladies are wanting to order from a bridal boutique keep in mind the order time. I couldn't believe it was such a pressing issue. We have had our menu tasting this week as well so it feels like after the lull over Christmas that its all taking off. All the major things sorted just need to keep saving now

x :)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hit double figures!!! 99 days - OMG!

My hen is in 5 weeks! Ordering bridesmaid shoes at the moment. Sorting out the Church documents. It's all go!!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

Cant believe how quick time is going! 7 months tomorrow to big day! Very organised at moment (I hope)!!!

For all you ladies getting married in a church where did you do your marriage course and can you do it one day? That's next on my list to do just get it done and over with! :)

 

 
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

Cant believe how quick time is going! 7 months tomorrow to big day! Very organised at moment (I hope I am not forgetting anything)!!!

For all you ladies getting married in a church where did you do your marriage course and can you do it one day? That's next on my list to do just get it done and over with! :)

 

 
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

Cant believe how quick time is going! 7 months tomorrow to big day! Very organised at moment (I hope I am not forgetting anything)!!!

For all you ladies getting married in a church where did you do your marriage course and can you do it one day? That's next on my list to do just get it done and over with! :)

 

 
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh Browneyes2016 im 7 months tomorrow too!! Getting married in The Keadeen in Newbridge. What about yourself?

We are having a Humanist ceremony so can't help you out on the marriage course unfortunately.
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh were same day!!!

We are getting married in my local church and reception is in Langtons in Kilkenny! :) Getting very excited now!

Have you everything booked and organised @Cuandflo?
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Yeah loads done. Just ordered invites the other day. To be honest only all the little bits and pieces now really. Won't be long coming around!!
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
yeah http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/browneyes2016/" rel="nofollow">Browneyes2016 & http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/cuandflo/" rel="nofollow">Cuandflo  that is our date too..

We did the Accord course back in November our priest insisted on either that or overnight in Esker so went with Accord it was Friday evening 6:30 – about  9pm  and Saturday 10 –  about 4pm -  parts of it were very interesting.

I think I am on top of most things, we have seen bridesmaid dresses we like so going to try them on again next week then hopefully will order if the ladies happy.  Trying to do few little bits each week.  Getting so excited now ;)

Only other thing thinking about is music for drinks reception. I have family & friend doing church music but would like maybe a person with guitar at drinks reception provided it not crazy price as only be hour & half. think might ask some pub singers in area.
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Great news Gozzy, we will all be on countdown together :-)
esposabride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p>I did my pre marriage course with NAOMI, it was great, 10-5 in UCC in Cork City, half hour tea break, almost 2 hours for lunch and they let us out early cos the Rugby was on that day! It was 99euro, but I think it has gone up now to 120, because she had said the government was stopping their grant. We registered our intent as well yesterday, every week now there is something happening!</p>
Ladyg
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi girls... We're getting married August 6th . Feeling quite organised, we're doing the pre marital course this weekend , fri Eve and sat it was €160 euro..we're not expecting too much but it will be another job done and just about 6 months to go! Eek ! Has anyone got their shoes yet? I got the bm silver Sandles on debenhams, they're lovley but I don't know what to do for myself. Has anyone tried Rachael Simpson , I was looking at mimosa blue https://rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk/shop/…  but I can only see stores in Limerick and Galway selling them, does anyone know any where else that sells them? I'm also looking at Jenny pakenham http://m.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/…. Anyone got any thoughts? I love superhigh heels but my fiancé isn't very tall so I don't want to be taller than him on the day so I'm going for 4"/4.5" heels..
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies,

havent been on in such a long time! Hope you are all well. I've got a good few things organised recently. Got church singer booked, flowers booked, bought the bridesmaids dresses and earrings. They are getting their own shoes and they all like different styles, as long as they are silver I don't mind.

Only recently went looking at dresses for myself and luckily enough found it quite quickly. Haven't ordered it yet as I just wanted to be sure, will order in the next week or 2.
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
LadyG,

I love those Rachel Simpson shoes!! They are beautiful and exactly what I'm looking for! Do you know what shop in limerick stocks them?
Ladyg
user for 5 years
4 years ago
You've got lots done mrsjones2b, what are people doing for bm jewellery, I was thinking earrings and bracelet but I can't see any I think would match, are they necessary?

Smallen end I see online that lilac rose sell them in Limerick .
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@ladyg think we are having a braclet and earrings set as well. Where we bought our rings is giving us a discount on all bridal jewelry as well as sending down loads of jewelry with me when I try on my dress with hair trial done.
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
I got the bridesmaid dresses in Pamela Scott so was obviously able to take them that day. Will wait closer to the wedding to see if they need alterations. They flow so hopefully not. The earrings we got free from the lady in the shop when we bought the dresses, they are very elegant.

I don't need to lose any weight but trying to eat healthy and walk a lot to get into shape. H2B needs to lose a bit so he's been going back to football.

I need to find shoes for myself. Don't want to get too high a heel as H2B isn't that much taller than me. I'm 5'2 and he's about 5'4, 2 shorties :) also planning on blinging up a pair of converse for the evening for myself
MrsFreckles
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wedding is in 3 weeks and my dress just came in! Going to see it tonight, I'm so excited and so nervous that I wont like it!

Bridesmaid dresses just came in last week also. I just got them earrings in Monsoon, then got them nice bracelets for them as a present they can decide to wear them or not on the day I don't mind.

Iv no jewellery to wear myself, except earrings going to see what my dress is like later and then decide dont think I need much more.. may be a bracelet myself!

Cant believe how fast the time has gone. Just feel like I'm forgetting something!
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Ah its soo exciting to hear how everyones plans are coming along, we got our marriage licence there the other week which makes it feel extra real lol

For the bridesmaids i got them earrings necklaces and bracelets all with a pearl theme as im wearing pearls and i got myself one of the bracelets to tie in with their jewellery.

Our invites are finally ready this friday - monopoly themes to go with our cake which is in the style of two board games and our tables are named after boardgames and the centre pieces will be boardgame themes (we like boardgames and the we accidentally ended up with a theme) my sis is doing boardgame themes favours too :)
meadowbrook
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone! Excitement is building now, only 6 weeks to go! We've been engaged since 2014 so I think we're pretty much organised, have to meet the priest and do the mass booklets, and then other small jobs. I have the feeling I'm forgetting something!

 

Anyone have any nice ideas for bridesmaid gifts? I'm hoping to make up a gift bag for each of them, so far I've gotten them a necklace with their initial on it, a robe in the colour of the bridesmaid dress and a mini bottle of champagne. Any other ideas??
meadowbrook
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi everyone! Excitement is building now, only 6 weeks to go! We've been engaged since 2014 so I think we're pretty much organised, have to meet the priest and do the mass booklets, and then other small jobs. I have the feeling I'm forgetting something!

 

Anyone have any nice ideas for bridesmaid gifts? I'm hoping to make up a gift bag for each of them, so far I've gotten them a necklace with their initial on it, a robe in the colour of the bridesmaid dress and a mini bottle of champagne. Any other ideas??
Sin_14
user for 5 years
4 years ago
That's definitely enough. Seems like loads to me! Iv decorated a hanger for each of mine. I put their names on a wooden hanger and tied lace in a bow around the top.
meadowbrook
user for 6 years
4 years ago
[quote=424300]That’s definitely enough. Seems like loads to me! Iv decorated a hanger for each of mine. I put their names on a wooden hanger and tied lace in a bow around the top. [/quote]

 

That sounds lovely!

Any other March brides here?
meadowbrook
user for 6 years
4 years ago
[quote=424300]That’s definitely enough. Seems like loads to me! Iv decorated a hanger for each of mine. I put their names on a wooden hanger and tied lace in a bow around the top. [/quote]

 

That sounds lovely!

Any other March brides here?
ekeane4484
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Everyone! Have not been on this much but reading through the comments are lovely and very useful. I am an Oct bride! Have started looking for bridesmaid dresses in the West of Ireland with not much luck recently. Does anyone have any advice or shops that would be worth checking out. I have 4 BM.
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I haven't been on here in ages either and sounds like everyone is very prepared.

I was late to the party on the pre-marriage course and live in London - nightmare I can't find anywhere that is free!

Hopefully everything else though is coming together - we were over in Ireland couple of weeks ago to register so no backing out now :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey dmclough07,

Welcome to the site and congratulations :) my wedding is in new I'm getting my hair and make up done by bridal vanity in swords they did my sisters wedding they do a wonderful job and a decent price and they're really lovely people I'd definitely recommend them :) best of luck with all the planning :) :)
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey Leedee13

<span style="line-height: 1.5;">I just did a quick search on Google and found this place not sure if it's much help but maybe check em out :)</span>

<span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.atouchofsparkle.me.uk/</span>;
loriwed34
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi. Check out remarkable beauty website or facebook page. Aileen does make up and partners up with a hairdresser. They are brilliant and really come to you on the day. A few of my friends got them as did I and we all love them. Also mypucker.com is worth a look. Really good hairdressers and make up artists on it. Good luck
dmclough07
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Thanks so much for the suggestions
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey Guys,

Super excited today so thought id come on and post, well its my Birthday so I'm 30 today, I started trying to lose weight a few weeks ago for the wedding and so far ive lost 8 & 1/2 pounds in 3 weeks with slimming world and I'm getting married in 4 months everything just seems to be going really well at the moment, hows everyone getting on? hope the planning is all going well! :) :) :) :)
MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Happy birthday CalmandCollected!! Well done on the weight loss! I've got an appointment on Monday to re-try my dress and make sure it's the one!! If it is, I'll order it on Monday. Hopefully will get cars and dj sorted in the next few days
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
10 weeks to go to my big day and I saw my original goal weight on the scales this morning. As I've edged closer to it I think an extra 4lbs wouldn't go astray but it's very very close to moving to a stone number I haven't seen since my late teens/early 20s!

I have my second dress fitting tomorrow and a cake tasting. In that order thankfully!!!

The weeks are flying by! It's crazy.
CalmandCollectedsofar
user for 4 years
4 years ago
That's amazing bridiekk well done and congrats !!!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ladies,

 

Got a call that my band have cancelled. Wedding is 6 months out!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH booke dthem in Dec 2014 soo mad.

 

Has anyone any recommendations or heard of the Lols or Fire star???
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ladies,

 

Got a call that my band have cancelled. Wedding is 6 months out!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH booked them in Dec 2014 so mad.

 

Has anyone any recommendations or heard of the Lols or Fire star???
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Ladies,

 

Got a call that my band have cancelled. Wedding is 6 months out!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH booked them in Dec 2014 so mad.

 

Has anyone any recommendations or heard of the Lols or Fire star???
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Oh no @Browneyes2016 what happened that they had to cancel?

Heard the Lols are meant to be good, never heard of firestar.

We have the wildcats they are amazing.
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@RoisinTee they wont give us a proper answer. Just that doubled booked. We booked them in Dec 2014 and was confirmed so its very frustrating now.

 

I will look up wildcats! Hopefully they have some availability! :)
Flightyrose16
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016 oh no!! That is so annoying! Where are you based? Free Beer are a brilliant band - they are Tipp & Limerick based but I am sure they would go all over
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p style="text-align: left;">Omg @Browneyes2016 that's terrible.... never heard of them either hope you get a band soon... cheek of them for not telling you when you booked!!!!</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">what are ye doing for yer hen ladies? Have ye ever gone to one in Carrick on Shannon?</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Ideas thoughts</p>
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
We have 4 bands now provisionally booked until we go see them play! Lets hope one of them is good!!!! Thank god it happened 6 months before wedding and not 6 weeks!

 

@MrsKCB2016 Heading to Spain on my hen! We got a great deal! All inclusive (Drink & Food&flights& acc) all for €340 for 4 nights!!! :)

Was at hen in Carrick on Shannon it was great laugh but you will have loads of other hens and stags there too!
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016 - very glad to read that you have provisionally booked bands. That is so unprofessional to double book themselves. You never know these bands may be even better than your original one!

EUR340 for 4 nights is amazing value! It is always a toss up whether you go abroad (but feel like people need to travel etc) or do it in Ireland (but sometimes can cost just as much!)

 
oconng3
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Well done BridieKK it must feel great to have seen your goal weight and all the better to see it on your birthday. Great motivation for the next few weeks to keep it maintained xx
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

 

No1 has posted in a while! How is all planning coming along?? Cant believe how quick the time is going!!!
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
How is it so soon!

And how is there now a group for 2017 brides! Time has definitely flown.

I am finding myself sorting out the smaller things now (table names, table plan etc) and paying A LOT OF MONEY!

Anything people have missed off their list that I should remember? lol
emmaptobe16
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Good afternoon Ladies,

I follow this board from time to time, it's great to feel that I'm not the only lunatic out there!! ha  It's crazy how this whole wedding thing can completely consume you.  I always thought that I wouldn't be one of 'those' brides but I can't help it.

I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction.  I am going to get the mother in law to be's hair and make up done the morning of the wedding as a little treat.  I am in Dublin and she is in Drogheda.   Can any of you lovelies recommend a salon in Drogheda that does hair and make up?  Or any mobile hair dressers and make up artists from that neck of the woods?

TIA

E x
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I was same.. But all I can think about now is wedding!!!!!

 

Not getting married until August so still have 5 months to go but starting now get really excited again!!! :)

I have doubled checked all my booking to make sure they are all still 100% ok! Starting look at presents now for bridesmaids and my dress should be in next month so looking at buying shoes! I don't want too high of a heel as I want to be able stay in them all day!

Also deciding on invites and have Marriage course done and registered for Marriage!!!I feel little too organised.

Trying to do small bits now so not overwhelmed few weeks before wedding!
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
<p style="text-align: left;">Hey Ladies</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Things have been quiet on here alright!! What are you guys doing wedding wise lately?</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Down to the 24 week mark now eek!! still ages I know but I started at 77 weeks so I'm getting excited again finally.. Bought my bridesmaid dresses last week. Pretty much got what I thought I was going to. 3 different dresses but same designer (dessy), colour, material and length. Delighted with them.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Mad saving at the mo. I think we will just about have it all covered by the time it rolls around. Is anyone thinking about getting dance lessons for the first dance. My h2b does not dance at all and was mentioning it... I'm not sure about it... Is it a bit weird? Lol.</p>
Leedee13
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey girls can any1 tell me what they are paying for hair and make up I got a price and paid deposit its in the salon that I would always use but I don't no if it includes trial and I don't really want to ask either so I was hoping someone might b able to tell me what they are paying and I'd know then?

 

starting to freak out a bit now only 8 weeks left think I need to rob a bank does any1 else feel like that ha
dmclough07
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Leedee13

I'm searching for hair and makeup at the moment and Im finding the trials are usually separate. Prices for the trials can range from 80 - 120 for hair and make up.
Cuandflo
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies,

 

Can i ask you all a big favour. We are in a competition on fb and instagram to win €3000 worth of wedding decor. So if you could click on the links for me id really appreciate it. It's just a case of clicking on the photo and liking it.

Thanks a mill x

https://facebook.com/andfete/photos/…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDAYyiqIJft/

Andrea x

 
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
@cuandflo voted just there..hope you guys win!
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
[quote=425961]Is anyone thinking about getting dance lessons for the first dance. My h2b does not dance at all and was mentioning it… I’m not sure about it… Is it a bit weird? Lol.</p> [/quote]

 

I did email a few places to ask, and the price varied from €60 to over €100 for a lesson, so I don't know if I'll bother.. I probably won't.. it definitely wasn't H2B's cup of tea though so fair play to your OH for bringing it up!! I can see why - in fairness, how mortifying is the whole first dance thing, twirling around like 2 eejits with a big circle of people around you!! Eek!!

[quote=425992]... 8 weeks left think I need to rob a bank does any1 else feel like that ha [/quote]

YES!!!!! Feck sake.. it's ridiculous how expensive it all is!!
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I was looking at the same thing @Septbride16 and @MissieChrissie but in London they are even more expensive (some classes are £200!)

I'm toying with the idea as it will literally be a sway otherwise but it's so difficult to fit one in the evenings and get the motivation to do so!
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4 years ago
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MrsJones2Be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hi girls, how is everyone?

This thread has gone very quiet lately, it should be buzzing! It's our year!!!! How is everyone's plans coming along?

Has anyone seen the lovely decor that Penneys has?? I got a few bits, got the countdown sign and it can be a little job for my son. He's delighted with himself
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey @MrsJones2Be

 

You're dead right it's way too quiet!! This thread should be hopping!! I'm excited it's 20 weeks tomorrow to our big day.

Ive recently joined a group on Facebook called "Help, I'm getting married" it's really good.

Oh no I haven't been to penny's in ages. What kinda stuff do they have?

 
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Im 19 weeks tomorrow!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh

 

Oh I must join that page!!!

 

Pennys have fab items in for wedding! Love hearts chalk boards just married bunting, countown to weeks of wedding!!!

Cant believe how quick time is going!!!
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies,

I am 2 weeks tomorrow! TWO!! How did that happen? :)

Suits are being picked up at the weekend. I am starting to pack and make lists. We have our rings. I have my hair cut booked and nails, brows and waxing booked!! Bridesmaid dress is altered. Gifts for the Mammies have been purchased. (Pottery from Nicholas Mosse) Presents for the page boys and musician friend. Presents for Best man and Bridesmaid. Playlist for the meal in the hotel.

I need to give the photographer a list of photos to take.

I need to contact the band with regards to our first dance and style.

I need to confirm with the florist about delivery and give directions to the videographer.

We are picking up our tickets from the travel agents on Saturday.

We're nearly there....anyone on a similar timeline to me?
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Im 22 weeks today !!! So exciting... Cant believe how quickly the time is passing.. Was it not Christmas last week ?? :-)

We have almost everything gotten... Have to pick up shirts for the boys and get H2B's wedding ring and that's it then.

Other than that I just need to pay for everything :-(

Also think I am going to start doing facials .. would love to get about 3 done before the wedding.

Are you girls planning anything different for your skin ?

 
Bride2be2016
user for 7 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies :)

I'm 7 Weeks tomorrow can't believe how quickly time is passing eek, my Hen is next weekend so excited for it now!!

@Smallen I started doing image facials about a month ago and I'm seeing good results already so delighted.

Still have loads of small stuff to do I've been putting off the mass booklet for ages now
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I'm 18 weeks away, can't believe it either, it seemed like ages away up til about a month ago when I realised it was under 6 months.

I have most things done I think, but i haven't really been going around confirming anything - should I?

To anyone on a similar timeline to me, when are you sending your invitations? Friends of ours are getting married a month before us and we haven't received their invitation yet, but I'm anxious to get mine sent out asap, just to have one more thing done and to start on the RSVP / table plan etc as soon as I can. I hate the though of being crazy busy up til the last minute, I know it's probably unavoidable but I really hate being stressed out!!
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016  19 weeks tomorrow for both of us time is flying.  :)

I think I am on top of most stuff, have stated writing lists and timetables so I can keep on top of things.  H2B goin to look at more suits on Saturday he has 1 picked but the shop were rude so going to another shop that has same suits to see what deal they will do.

Meeting the Priest on Saturday too to go though paperwork see what else we need to get think we have everything. Also want to discuss reading as determined to start on mass booklet soon so I ahead of myself

Must get 1 of them count down boards in Penneys they have great stuff but have stop myself from buying things.

@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/bridiekk/" rel="nofollow">bridiekk wow 2 weeks to go you must be so excited

@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/bride2be2016/" rel="nofollow">Bride2be2016 enjoy your hen
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016  19 weeks tomorrow for both of us time is flying.  :)

I think I am on top of most stuff, have started writing lists and timetables so I can keep on top of things.  H2B goin to look at more suits on Saturday he has 1 picked but the shop were rude so going to another shop that has same suits to see what deal they will do.

Meeting the Priest on Saturday too to go though paperwork see what else we need to get think we have everything. Also want to discuss reading as determined to start on mass booklet soon so I ahead of myself

Must get 1 of them count down boards in Penneys they have great stuff but have stop myself from buying things.

@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/bridiekk/" rel="nofollow">bridiekk wow 2 weeks to go you must be so excited

@http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/bride2be2016/" rel="nofollow">Bride2be2016 enjoy your hen
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Gozzy - it is a bit surreal and I keep looking outside at the weather but that's not in my control! :)

I'm so excited for it now. We've just got the proofs of the wedding booklet so we've sent that back now. It's mad!

I can't wait to be off work for 3 weeks too! I cannot wait for the honeymoon and just chill out and enjoy it.

Hoping everything goes smoothly on the day and that myself and himself can stop having crazy wedding dreams!! haha they are mental!

I have all my bits bought for the bathroom baskets and I am creating little care packages for a few people staying to help ease any hangovers!!
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
It makes me so excited to read posts from those of you whose days are coming up in the next few weeks.... its hard to imagine ours will ever be that close.. even though the time is passing so quickly !

@MissieChrissie  - I'm the same as you .. I'm trying to have as much done in advance as all I want to be doing the week before the wedding is relaxing :-)

I have all my flip flops for the bathroom gotten and packed up, all my pressies and cards gotten, perfume, fake tan.. everything. I have my order of service printed for the ceremony and have already passed the mass and reading selections to the priest. We dont get married for 22 weeks !

Really enjoying it all though :-)
bridiekk
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@mrsjones2be I can't believe it either! I'm really looking forward to it now. Table plan is done and himself has drawn landmarks for the table plans. They're amazing. He's great at art so they look brilliant. I'll scan them at work, add the landmark name and print them off. Our top table is the Rialto bridge in Venice because that's where we got engaged.

Penneys has some great stuff. I picked up lots of the lights earlier in the year or last year for the smoking area. I got the ones with the pegs so we will print off some old photos and put them up in the hotel.
blondebride28
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi Gals,

hen party No.1 down and hen party No.2 to come. Loving the hype. Life is really busy at the moment and I'm so afraid I'm forgetting what I should have done. 11 weeks today!! How exciting is that?!? All my priests bits are done, H2B has to pull up his socks. I have the mass booklet ready to print just to confirm who'll be doing what. Suits are major on my to do list, as are wedding rings. Foreign invite RSVPs due the end of this month and I'll be sending out the Irish invites then. (major pressure with numbers). My dress is in, collecting the end of this month and alterations then mid May. Bridesmaids dresses on the end of May. MOTB has nothing done about her outfit yet! It'll all be on us before we know it. I'm thinking of extending the videographer to do the full night. Couldn't be missing out on the laughs after but I know the expense is an issue!
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/blondebride28/">blondebride28, I have been really busy at work too and my nan isn't too well which has got my mum panicking and busy too!

I have sent my mass booklet to the priest and haven't heard from him yet, the bridesmaids dresses aren't here yet and i'm getting married in 5 weeks :(

I'm panicking all over the place, our gift list isn't done yet either! AHHHH!
MrsHarringtontobe29
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey girls, can any of ye recommend a photobooth company? We are getting married in Galway!

 

Thank you
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies,

How are everyone finances going ??? I was awake in the middle of the night last night stressing about how we were going to pay for everything :-(

So I spent a few hours looking at it this morning and figuring stuff out and it look like we may have to get a small loan of 2-3K out to cover everything but I guess I don't mind that too much.

It seemed like a hell of a lot more when I was doing the sums in my head at 3am !!!

I always said I would never in a million years spend loads of money on a wedding... Put a ring on my finger and BOOOOM all that went out the window.... oh well, Roll on September :-)
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@Smallen money is just flying out for me too! I see something and no matter price I tell myself it be fab at wedding and really make a difference!!! LOL Hopefully we only get married once so will do it right!

 

On count down now! Meet with priest and have all paperwork done. Sorting out guest list and invites at the moment and waiting on my dress to come in!!!! ahhhhh

 

Everyone is gone so quite on 2016 brides!
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
On major countdown here too :-) :-)

We are getting married in Spain so Im off over there in two weeks to get my hair trial, makeup trial... do menu tasting etc.

Its all very exciting !!! Just wish it was all paid for so I could have zero stress.

Its too hard when seeing all the lovely little bits isnt it !! Who ever would have thought I would have cared about the colour of little bags for putting flip flops in ???? :-)
ElenaGleim46
user for 4 years
4 years ago
We have set our date for July 22th 2016. And we have not prepared ANYTHING yet!
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies I still here too

have turned into crazy list lady... have list everywhere in handbag, in notebook files on pc. but determined to stay ahead of the game, only thing holding my back is money, got call today to say Bridesmaid dresses in shop but will have to wait there until the next pay cheque. Not getting the loan from Credit union until July as trying to have more in there to borrow against!

There lots lovely bits everywhere penneys, now TK max have to stop myself.

Enjoy the Cruise http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/ding-dong-16/" rel="nofollow">ding dong 16 hope you had an amazing day at weekend. We have a Med cruise booked for our honeymoon can't wait never been on cruise.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies, I am so laid back it's scary! Well in my defensive I'm organising my son's communion which is Saturday so after that I'll get back into it... it'll 5 mths to the date on Saturday  😊😊😊😊...

@dingdong congrats hun, how did it all go? Any tips...can't wait to hear about for cruise as we are doing that one in October 😎😎😎 any pics of the lovely bride 👰👰
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies, I am so laid back it's scary! Well in my defensive I'm organising my son's communion which is Saturday so after that I'll get back into it... it'll 5 mths to the date on Saturday  😊😊😊😊...

@ding dong 16 congrats hun, how did it all go? Any tips...can't wait to hear about for cruise as we are doing that one in October 😎😎😎 any pics of the lovely bride 👰👰
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Congrats @Ding dong 16

Hope you have an amazing time on your honeymoon !! You'll have to fill us in on all the details about the wedding and honeymoon once you get back :-)

I'm the same  MrsKC2B2016, a lot more chilled out than I thought I would be :-)

I have little stresses but nothing major, mostly Im just loving this whole planning thing !
tobe50shades
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies, I'm getting married in 2 weeks - mildly panicking that I have forgotten something? Does anyone have a list that they used for things to do?

@Smallen and @MrsKCB2016 - I wish I was like you!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@tobe50shades how exciting!

 

I found this online hope it helps! http://weddingsonline.ie/planning/…

 

 
Wifey2bApril2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey girls, so got married a few weeks ago. Can't believe its all over already. So from what I learned, don't sweat the small stuff like favours etc (we didn't bother with them) noone really cares on the day they want to drink and have fun! also you won't remember half the day its so busy from start to finish and you're talking to so many people its madness..so anyone thinking of skipping getting a videographer ...seriously go get one its so worth it (I didn't even realise he was there for the day you're so caught up in the moment you totally forget he's there), just got our dvd the other day and its so brilliant to have it all to watch over again. Enjoy the planning now and try not to stress too much it all works out on the day :)
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey Wifey2bApril2016,

That's great feedback - it's exactly what I need to hear because I was determined to skip all the small, fiddly things that I don't care about at weddings, but it's amazing how you start to fret about them when it's your own - "oh, will everyone notice this, maybe it's just me that doesn't notice these things" so I'm glad to hear you say that!! And I agree about the videographer - I was always happy to spend on that and photographer, whereas I'm not spending much on flowers or booklets etc. I agree, everyone just wants to drink and dance, so I'm also not too interested in the food, as long as it's nice and there's enough, I'm not interested in extra servings being available, they always go into the bin as far as I can see at weddings, such a waste.

Mine is less than 3 months away now, have my hen in a couple of weeks and after that, it's all systems go!! I can't believe it!!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
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Hi ladies!

We are 11 weeks from today!  Mad it's absolutely flying in! Have to do a few fiddley bits or decide if we want them at all. Have to meet the priest yet as well.. was messed around for getting my H2Bs letter of freedom etc as we are getting married outside of his diocese.

Had my hen last weekend. We went to carlow.. was such a great laugh!

Sending invites now within the next couple weeks and then just have to do the mass booklets!

I do worry I'm forgetting something! But think everything is in place now all the big things anyway!
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
I'm writing this from my honeymoon cruise ...

Like u all I had a feeling I was forgetting something and worried over what other people had. That last minute things will use up your time. My final week was appointments such hair nails beautician hair again in between people visiting every evening with presents and cards time flies by.

I had my bridesmaids busy one made bathroom baskets one arranged favours one named the tables one made a candy table ( I had 5;) ) .  My sister in law made my cake. I dropped all these into the hotel the night before and the hotel set out everything for me . The hotel were so accommodating.

I had pl who didn't rsvp turn up to the wedding.

I had pl who did rsvp not turn up.

I had pl who took a accommodation  decide the night before they weren't staying.

The hotel thankfully had no problem with any of that.  If they did I would have stressed big time.

The day flies by do what ever you want to do not what you think you have to. Between the meal courses I visited all the tables to say hi and let the guests get some pictures . Then the whole night went on the dance floor .

Any questions about anything let me know.
MrsKC2B2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Great help dingdong16... what's the cruise like? You'll have to mail me details before I go in October
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies!!!

 

16 weeks today!! I'm starting to get excited again. I was doing nothing for so long that I wasn't excited, but things are picking up again now. My hen is organised for 8 weeks time. Don't know where I'm going for that the BMs are organising it so I'm in the dark! H2B is organising is his stag now too at the mo and turns out he's looking at the same weekend lol! So stags and hens will meet the Sunday in the local to finish off the weekends! Have my tan and makeup trial that Friday of the hen too! And hair trial organised for a few weeks later.

 

Ordered my my guestbook just now. Decided on a fingerprint tree. We wanted something nice we could hang on the wall and thought it was different. Was planning on staying in the hotel the night before too and getting ready there(we're having a civil ceremony in the gardens of the hotel) but decided to stay in my parents instead and my dad will drive us the 45 mins to the hotel on the day. My mum never said she wasn't happy about me not staying at home but seems so delighted when I said I wanted to stay, she wouldn't stop smiling all day Sunday when I told her!!

Exciting times!! What are you all up to at the mo?

 
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
I'm 14 weeks away, just calculated there now!!

Sept16Bride, your plan sounds similar to mine; my H2B's stag is the same night as my hen and we're all meeting back in our local the day after!! And we're having a civil ceremony at the hotel, I was going to stay the night before with my BMs but it'd cost over 220 euro so I decided I had better things to spend on than beds when we can just stay at home!!

Dingdong, that's great advice, keep it coming!! I definitely want to spend the night on the dancefloor, I have absolutely no interest in going around talking to everyone, so I'll try to get as much of that done as possible before the fun starts!!

I can't believe people turn up without RSVPing, what the hell??? Was it only because you had no-shows that you could accommodate them? That's such a piss-take, that really annoys me, who does that like?? Grr. Hopefully that won't happen to me, although now that you've said it, I can totally see some people would be like that!! Eek!!
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Chasing up rsvp's was annoying.  It was an uncle of the groom!! His aunt had said they weren't going and he ended up going with out her or without telling us.

Another tip.  Have all your payments that are due on the day in separate envelopes clearly labelled and give the most trusted member of the bridal party the job of doing payments.

 
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hey ladies!

Found out yesterday that my dress will be in the first week of June. That's only 3 weeks away! I've suddenly become very nervous!! I've been so calm and laid back up until now and this has suddenly put the fear in me!!

They are getting it in early because they ordered it a size smaller than I was when I tried it on because I've been loosing weight the last year, I've only lost another stone since I ordered it and I'm shitting myself that it won't fit knowing my luck!
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Sept16bride, a stone is loads, it'll definitely fit you!!! Well done!!!

I bought mine off the rack last summer and have had it hidden away ever since, I didn't want to be seeing it every day, I'd have gotten sick of the sight of it but I suppose I should start trying it on to make sure it still fits!! I don't want to though!! :-(

 
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi ladies

I have my first dress fitting on Saturday week so nervous that won't like it or won't fit too. So don't worry I think everyone feels like that.    I am going to be so good for the next 10 days :)

She wanted me to go in before the hen for first fitting so I could let myself enjoy that weekend,
Smallen
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Ladies just a word of warning with your dresses.....

Be very clear about what you want and what you are agreeing to when getting your alterations.

I handed mine in to the dressmaker about 3 weeks ago to have the length taken up and cap sleeves removed. She told me that I would need to have the straps taken up as well as they were a bit loose. I agreed as she is the expert....

Went in to pick it up last week and she had taken up the sleeves an inch and a half and the whole neckline has changed as a result.

I was really upset and she swears she can fix it but its been a very stressful week. I just wish now Id asked more questions instead of just agreeing.

So just be careful :-(

On a happier note I'm off to Spain on Friday to do our menu tasting and get my hair and makeup trials . YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :-)
ding dong 16
user for 6 years
4 years ago
I agree with smallen . I got my dress done in store and when I went for my final fitting the belt I added was crooked and only for my bridesmaids were with me I would have left the store with a crooked bellt and the ribbon to attach it to when being pinned up wasn't finished. Be careful and get what your paying for.
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Yes, the alterations can be a nightmare, I haven't gotten anything done with mine yet (I bought it off-the-rack and took it home; H2B is very paranoid and decided that it was too risky to leave the dress in the shop, as I'd planned, in case it shut down!!) but a friend of mine got hers & her BM dresses altered last year, at a place that came recommended by the bridal store, and it was an extremely bad job, she had to pay someone else to fix it, thankfully one of the BM dresses was the worst and it just so happened that the girl wearing it was tiny, so it could be salvaged but it was no joke.
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Oh god that sounds alarming about alterations! Def going look into who they have in shop...
Weeks are flying by! Cant believe how quick the time is going!
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
So my dress arrived yesterday! 2 weeks early. I'm going to try it on Fridag afternoon!! I can't wait!! I'm so nervous!!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
My dress came in on Friday! However the shop did say they wont start any alterations until 6 weeks before wedding! ahhhBut going try on next weekend just make sure I still love it!!

Cant believe how quick time is coming!!!! Weeks are flying by! :)
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@browneyes2016 that's so exciting!! When do you actually get to try it on though? They are not making you wait 6 weeks to even try it on are they?

I tried mine on on Friday for the first time! I was SO nervous which is weird coz I've been so calm and laid back about this wedding! I ordered it in Sept and ordered a size smaller than I was and... Drumroll please!!! It was a good 1-1.5 sizes too big on me!! I'm absolutely delighted!! The shop is also pushing out my fittings till August so I have enough time to loose another bit of weight! Hopefully a stone or so! Delighted!!

 

Time me is really flying, I collected my wedding favors this weekend too, I went with Chinese yoyos. They were cheap and small and fun! Most people leave their favors behind anyway so I wasnt going spending a fortune on them! I also picked out my wedding ring! It's all coming together now!! Only 5 weeks until my hen!

Lets hope this gorgeous weather will stretch through the summer for us :)
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@sept16bride god NO!!!! I am going in 3 weeks time to try it on! I have so much on next few weekend that I dont have any time to go!

 

Like you the shop dont want start any alternations until last few weeks as brides weight fluctuate! Im hoping loose a few lbs myself I have motivation now as dress is in!!!

My hen is in 2 weeks! Cant wait its bit early as we have few weddings coming up before our own wedding so just easier have it done early!

I hope this weather lasts it be great!!! :)
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@sept16bride god NO!!!! I am going in 3 weeks time to try it on! I have so much on next few weekends that I dont have any time to go!

 

Like you the shop dont want start any alternations until last few weeks as brides weight fluctuate! Im hoping loose a few lbs myself I have motivation now as dress is in!!!

My hen is in 2 weeks! Cant wait its bit early as we have few weddings coming up before our own wedding so just easier have it done early!

I hope this weather lasts it be great!!! :)
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
@sept16bride I forgot to say a big well done on weight loss! Its not easy! :)
emmaptobe16
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hi Ladies,

I was wondering if anyone would be able to point me in the right direction? What's everyone doing regarding underwear for the big day?

I would be a size 24 and have a small bust so I normally find it hard to find everyday bras, never mind the special one for the wedding day.

Any help / advice would be greatly appreciated.

Emma
kellyadams68
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey girls,

Since I am trying to save as much as I can on the wedding itself (but want a fancy honeymoon :) ), I used online invitations as well, the website builder I've used is pretty simple to use (https://ucraft.me/select-template/landing-page/…">ucraft.me)... and free so I wanted to share the tip with you :)
kellyadams68
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Hey girls,

Since I am trying to save as much as I can on the wedding itself (but want a fancy honeymoon :) ), I used online invitations as well, the website builder I've used is pretty simple to use (https://ucraft.com/select-template/landing-page/…">ucraft.com)... and free so I wanted to share the tip with you :)
MrsLH2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
Hey Ladies,

I remember joining this site and thinking my wedding was so so far away, with only 11 weeks to go i'm starting to stress, i cant sleep with the million things on my to do list.. my H2B is brilliant and doing his fair share but i'm still panicking about things, My MOH and BM are useless, (i had to organise my own hen party!!!) Ive dropped hints that i need help with things (i dont want to be a bridezilla demanding their time) but no help has been offered....

Please tell me im not alone in this and it has happened to others...
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Im 10 weeks away now on Friday!

 

Had my hen too last weekend! It so early as we went to Spain! It was brilliant! My MOH and bridesmaids done so much they were excellent they put so much work into it!

Invites are been sent out in next few weeks... All starting feel real now that my hen is over! :P
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Im 10 weeks away now on Friday!

Had my hen too last weekend! It so early as we went to Spain! It was brilliant! My MOH and bridesmaids done so much they were excellent they put so much work into it!

Invites are been sent out in next few weeks... All starting feel real now that my hen is over! :P
MrsLH2be
user for 6 years
4 years ago
@Browneyes2016 you are getting married the day before me..... time is flying
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Our wedding is 6 weeks today! Going to bloody fly in.. have everything done. If we forgot something it's only small and not really needed anyway, everything important all done. Just doing mass booklets now to get them done and put away so won't have to worry about them either.

Trying my dress on this weekend with my hair done. Can't wait to see it with hair done.

Only stuff that we need to do and follow up on now is honeymoon stuff but we aren't going on honeymoon until 4 weeks after the wedding so it will be time enough getting done.

Can't believe wedding is only 6 weeks away! Doesn't feel like 2 year's since we got engaged! Sooooooo excited!

How is everyone else getting on with their planning?
Gozzy
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Wow there a good few of us getting married on 26th /27th August.  I too had my hen party last weekend (work crazy for me in July so had it early) it was amazing I felt so loved and my 2 BM's did the most amazing job I was blown away by it and how everyone got on it was the best day/night of my life if the wedding day goes as well I will be delighted.

Invites are gone today - it was a huge weight lifted.  now on to (a few) DIY bits, confirming suppliers, bit worried about my car guy he hasn't taken a deposit just so casual when I called him.

http://www.mrs2be.ie/members-2/mrslh2be/" rel="nofollow">MrsLH2be I am actually lucky everyone offering to help but I don't know what jobs to give them as I said work is busy in July so trying stay ahead of myself maybe I am a bit too organised.  I would just ask straight out (never mind the hints) would you mind giving me a hand or make a night of it invite them over cook Dinner or get take way and get stuck into the jobs.  I have a friend (not my BM) who loves weddings so I have asked her to do few things she delighted to help.

 
blondebride28
user for 5 years
4 years ago
Hi all,

two weeks to the big day!! Excitement is building for sure. It hit me this Monday, I've been a bit anxious, afraid I've something forgotten. I've checked every list online and I'm on top of it all. Like ye've said, what's not done now is not important.

My brother landed home from Australia today. Myself and the main man are heading off on a spa weekend this weekend to  unwind as it's his 30th birthday. Something different.

This week I've paid off the honeymoon. Visitors have started calling with their 'wedding gifts'. I've my payment envelopes made out to be distributed on the day. I've made a playlist for the dj, a playlist for dinner background music, emailed the band. Dress is hanging at home. We're choreographing the first dance so dance lessons are underway.(a bit more practice desperately needed) Evening invites were sent yesterday. Table centre pieces made.

I've a list of jobs for different people on the day made out, so that I won't have to think or give orders closer to the time. It's all getting so real but in a way I can't believe it's nearly here. Time is FLYING!!
July16bride98
user for 4 years
4 years ago
Wow  blondebride28, you are all over it. You'll really enjoy the run up now that you are all organised.It's so nice when family start arriving from overseas.
I'm six weeks out. One day after RoisinTee. Its starting to come together. RSVP's are gradually coming back in. The feedback from guests was great - they are genuinely excited for the day and some were so grateful to be invited. Really heart warming!

I'm hitting the sales tomorrow to shop for jewellery and hopefully DIY some direction signs. Its the OH stag tomorrow.
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Wow the weeks are really flying! I feel orgnaised but when I think about whats left to do I start to panic! Invites are done sending out in next few days! Its all starting feel real now! ahhh @Blondebride28 enjoy the build up! Let us know how your day goes for you! Best of luck! :)
ShinnyG85
user for 4 years
3 years ago
Hi is anyone else getting married in August 🎩 👰 💒 on the countdown now less than 8 weeks to go 😊
MissieChrissie
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Yeah, i'm August 25th, can't believe it's so soon!!! I don't know what I'll be like as the time draws closer, I can see myself being a bag of nerves!!
Ooie
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Hi Ladies,

We're getting married in 18 days time.  The list has a list of it's own at this stage.  Very good reading all the hints and tips here.

My biggest worry now is whether or not somebody will kick off.....  I know that sounds very strange, but I really worry about certain family members and their propensity to draw the spotlight and create mayhem.  Maybe I should get back to my lists and ignore it all, as I can control the list but not the madness.
ShinnyG85
user for 4 years
3 years ago
So exciting, my nerves are setting in big time. RSVPs starting to come back now 😊. My hen party this weekend 😄 hopefully a good night.

 

Fully understand what you mean Ooie there is usually always one. But if they really think anything of us they won't ruin the day.
Sept16bride
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Hello Ladies!!

This thread has gotten very quiet as of late! How are things all going?

Our big day is only 6 and a half weeks away. Hen and stag over and done with (ended up wits gastroenteritis  on my own one so couldn't even enjoy it 😭). Invitations sent out and RSVPs started to come back.

I'm getting to the stage where I'm wondering if I've forgotten everything coz it all seems to be under control and nothing stressing me out.

 

How is everyone feeling? How long have ye left? 46 sleeps for me!!!
RoisinTee
user for 4 years
3 years ago
@sept16bride don't worry about forgetting anything small, it will all fall into place! No need to stress at all 😊😊

We are only 10 days away now! Cannot wait..
Smallen
user for 4 years
3 years ago
59 sleeps here!!! I kind of know I'm on top of it but at the same time I keep worrying that I'm going to forget something .... Weird!! Starting to get a little nervous as well 😁😁😁

Hen is a little under two weeks, that's gonna make things VERY real !!!!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
2016 brides is gone very quite!!!

Cannot believe how quick weeks are flying! Waiting on RSVPS to come back in. They are sooo slow very annoying!

 

I keep thinking I am forgetting something too as I feel very organised! Hopefully the weather keeps up for us all!

 

What are you all doing for table numbers/having names/pics??
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
HELP Ladies

Our wedding is in 3 weeks and we have said from start no kids only our own Nephews and Nieces 8 in total but 5 are under 1 year so they will be going home after family pictures.

We have a couple who good friends with travelling home from Abroad who have a 6 month old baby but the father of child parents sisters and brothers live in Irleland. We have said from the start NO kids only nephews and nieces. I heard back through another friend last week that she was going to bring the baby to wedding as she not leaving her baby.

I text her over weekend and just chit chat and then I asked who’s is minding baby day wedding. She then told me she decided that baby was coming to wedding as she couldn’t leave him for full day and night. I response and said That myself and OH have said no kids and were sorry but we can’t allow you to bring him as we are at capacity with venue and there is no room for buggies ect..
My answer was she couldn’t believe I won’t let her 6 month old baby come and she only finding out now. I have said from day 1 no kids only our nephews and Nieces.. If their baby can’t come then her and her partner will not attend and she can’t believe they booked come home and now we won’t allow it.
I had said she can bring baby to church and reception drinks and if someone from her partners family wanted come and mind baby in hotel room that was perfectly fine where I got no my child has to be with me at all times.

Are we been unreasonable?? We made it clear from start no kids only nephews and nieces. If we allow her bring her baby we have many more friends with kids and babies that we didn’t allow bring.

Need opinions PLEASE
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
HELP Ladies

Our wedding is in 3 weeks and we have said from start no kids only our own Nephews and Nieces 8 in total but 5 are under 1 year so they will be going home after family pictures.

We have a couple who good friends with travelling home from Abroad who have a 6 month old baby but the father of child parents sisters and brothers live in Ireland. We have said from the start NO kids only nephews and nieces. I heard back through another friend last week that she was going to bring the baby to wedding as she not leaving her baby.

I text her over weekend and just chit chat and then I asked who’s is minding baby day wedding. She then told me she decided that baby was coming to wedding as she couldn’t leave him for full day and night. I response and said That myself and OH have said no kids and were sorry but we can’t allow you to bring him as we are at capacity with venue and there is no room for buggies ect..
My answer was she couldn’t believe I won’t let her 6 month old baby come and she only finding out now. I have said from day 1 no kids only our nephews and Nieces.. If their baby can’t come then her and her partner will not attend and she can’t believe they booked come home and now we won’t allow it.
I had said she can bring baby to church and reception drinks and if someone from her partners family wanted come and mind baby in hotel room that was perfectly fine where I got no my child has to be with me at all times.

Are we been unreasonable?? We made it clear from start no kids only nephews and nieces. If we allow her bring her baby we have many more friends with kids and babies that we didn’t allow bring.

Need opinions PLEASE
kony21
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Feel your pain brown eyes we've had awful trouble with that too! No pleasing everyone and no matter what happens now you will come out the worst end of it either with them or others that wanted to bring their babies.  We've stuck to our plans so far and just had to deal with the repercussions not pleasant but some very supportive people have reminded us that it's our day! We gave 2 years notice on our wedding and it still hasn't been enough notice for babysitters etc...
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
@kony21 iv got great support too but beacuse they are coming from abroad were going look like bad guys in all of this.
We have 18 months notice too so its not a shock! Its only been one couple really everyone else has been perfectly fine about it! Most people say we want enjoy our day also!

 

Are ye sticking to saying no to couples?
kony21
user for 5 years
3 years ago
Our rule was no under 5's and we have stuck to it, a friend of mine has a new born and although they didn't ask to bring the baby we had said from the start that was an exception to the rule the baby will only be 2months and we wouldn't ask them to leave him at home and we would rather them there, they weren't being difficult though or demanding.  It's the people that have told us we have no right to make those decisions we have stood up to and at present them along with other family are saying they will not attend!
budgetbride16
user for 5 years
3 years ago
I have less than 3 weeks to go waiting on the last few stragglers to reply. Have had one or two ppl. Invite themselves. Its a stressful stage now. I'm up to my eyes in table plans! And family issues! Can't wait for the day though I cant give a toss bout the whole lot of them its just bout me and my oh!
kony21
user for 5 years
3 years ago
You sound exactly how l want to sound when l get that close! The only thing l want to worry about is me and oh having a good day!
Browneyes2016
user for 5 years
3 years ago
I know ladies it all about me and OH.. This day 3 weeks for me!!! ahhhhhhhhhh