Plan­ning your dream wed­ding ...

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EV­ERY bride dreams of the sun shin­ing down on her to cel­e­brate her spe­cial day, and with the un­usu­ally good weather we’ve been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing in Ire­land in the last year, it’s al­most guar­an­teed!

But no mat­ter what time of the year you plan to tie the knot, there are thou­sands of ways to en­sure your big day is tai­lored to your own unique taste.

Whether you’ve just an­nounced your en­gage­ment and are plan­ning from scratch, or have had a scrap­book of your wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions since child­hood, the choice has nev- er been wider on how to get mar­ried. No longer con­fined to a church, you and your sweet­heart have the world at your feet when it comes to lo­ca­tion, and how you would like your cer­e­mony to go.

Of course there are wed­ding plan­ners avail­able to or­gan­ise ev­ery sec­ond of your day, but who wants some­one else to have all the fun.

Think about the style you’d like, whether it’s a beach bash, a sit-down din­ner in a ball­room or a cer­e­mony on a moun­tain­top.

While you might not have to set a firm date now, it’s best to have an idea of what month or sea­son you want to marry in. Your wed­ding’s size de­ter­mines where you’ll hold the party, how much it will cost and whether travel will be in­volved, cre­at­ing a guest list is one of the most im­por­tant things to do. It’s rare these days that the bride’s par­ents pick up the whole bill, so de­cide on your bot­tom line. Buy a note­book and write down the amount you want to spend. As you near your lim­its, you can start to fig­ure out how to cut cor­ners with­out cut­ting your dreams!

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