This is the time to take advice and lean on the experts
UNLESS you win the lottery, your wedding is probably 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, 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.
When it comes to a choice of wedding venue, intending couples are truly spoilt for choice in County Wicklow which has everything from luxury hotels in town centres and coastal resorts to beautiful country house marquees in rural idylls and even restored castles offering a wedding day fit for royalty.
Booking a consultation with a wedding venue co-ordinator may be the most important decision you make after that unforgettable moment when you decided to get married in the first place.