SOME RANDOM TIPS
The current entry fee to an Irish wedding is €100 per guest. This is known as the ‘wedding present’
If you don’t want your mother to invite the whole town, get married at least 150 miles away. That way your local postman won’t be there.
Try not to invite anyone more important than you.
If you’re vegan, phone the caterers directly so you don’t get a plate of pasta with tomato sauce for your €100. If you’re vegetarian, it will be the goats cheese tartlet.
If giving a speech, avoid mentioning ex partners, divorce, drug taking, alcoholism, fighting, jail sentences, or current arrest warrants. Swearing is only permissible if you’re very posh.
If inviting people who are actively feuding or in the process of taking each other to court, seat them appropriately. In different rooms.
Crowd funding your wedding is considered a bit much, but this may change.
If you’re the bride, nobody will speak to you all day for fear of monopolising you. You won’t remember anything anyway, so it doesn’t matter.