Lean on the ex­perts when plan­ning your ‘big day’

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - ADVERTISIN­G FEATURE -

UN­LESS you win the lot­tery, your wed­ding is the big­gest party you are ever go­ing to throw for fam­ily and friends so you’re go­ing to need all the help you can get when it comes to or­gan­is­ing it.

This is def­i­nitely a time to take ad­vice and lean on the ex­perts, from the ho­tel wed­ding co-or­di­na­tor to the credit unions loan manager, the pho­tog­ra­pher, jew­eller, sta­tion­ary prin­ter and the florist - they will have helped count­less cou­ples suc­cess­fully take the plunge, say yes to the dress, walk up the aisle and tie the knot.

The wed­ding event is not called the ‘big day’ for noth­ing. It is a ma­jor so­cial oc­ca­sion, at­tended by a large num­ber of guests who are in­vited to wit­ness a happy cou­ple making a pub­lic com­mit­ment to each other and to cel­e­brate with with them af­ter­wards. In re­turn, they are roy­ally wined, dined and en­ter­tained.

A wed­ding has the po­ten­tial for sig­ni­cant surges of stress but it need not be that way if you make a num­ber of key de­ci­sions - what is your bud­get and what type and size of wed­ding do you want - and then del­e­gate to ex­pe­ri­enced pro­fes­sional peo­ple who are there to help. It will make eco­nomic sense in the long run. Try­ing to do ev­ery­thing your­selves will only leave you fraz­zled.

There will be dif­fer­ing opin­ions on what the es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ents are in a suc­cess­ful wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. The dress is def­i­nitely crucial if you are the bride and it could be ar­gued that from the per­fect gown, all other hap­pi­ness flows.

County Wick­low is so well-served with beau­ti­ful in­de­pen­dent bridal wear out­lets and shops spe­cial­is­ing in wed­ding fash­ion, that many peo­ple travel here from other coun­ties to avail of the qual­ity and choice on offer.

But the venue has to be the sin­gle most im­por­tant factor and even more so now that many places are also li­censed to hold civil wed­ding cer­e­monies, con­ve­niently pro­vid­ing the en­tire pack­age un­der one roof.

Many ho­tels offer amaz­ing wed­ding pack­ages that take much of the stress away from in­tend­ing cou­ples, leaving them and their guests free to en­joy a day filled with mem­o­ries to last a life­time.

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