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Lets Talk Weddings...

The hot blog for celebrity wedding style, top tips for the wedding of your dreams, speech ideas, budget busters & more.

  • Wedding Day Countdown: 1 Year to Go

    You have one year till you say 'I do', which may seem like plenty of time to get all your arrangements in place. But if you've started to become overwhelmed by the magnitude of what you have to do, this countdown will help you keep track of what jobs you should be doing and when.

  • Our Top 30 First Dance Songs

    The first dance is a special part of your wedding day, and deciding on the tune to croon to isn't easy. Here are some of our favourites...

  • Video Blog: All Inclusive Packages

    Check out Hayley's new blog which is all about All inclusive Wedding Packages!

  • Video Blog: Its All About The Dress!

  • Video Blog: The Benefits of Booking a Professional Videographer

    Wondering if it's worth paying out for a professional videographer? Watch wedding planner Hayley's advice....

  • LoveWeddings TV - Tune in to Start Planning!

    Check out these amazing planning tips from wedding planner Hayley Newbury on LoveWeddings TV....

  • REAL WEDDINGS: Brendan & Ciara

    Check out Brendan and Ciara's real wedding story....

  • Prop Ideas for Your Wedding photography

    Props are a great to help you to relax and laugh in front of the camera - check out these top tips for adding fun to your photos by Couple Photography....

  • Check out this blog written by top wedding band 'The Good Hustle'

  • Get the tissues ready! Watch the video from Dave & Declans special day....

    Dave and Declan tied the knot at Finnstown Castle Dublin surrounded by 100 of their close friends and family last month, read their story below....

  • Video Blog: Keeping Kids Entertained at Weddings

    Have some little guests attending your big day? Keep them happy with these top tips from wedding planner Hayley....

  • Wedding Planner Tips & Tricks - Part Two

    Where do I start? Am I being ripped off? Why is this so complicated?! I've been there, it can be a minefield getting married! Grab a coffee and read these top tips and tricks to save time and budget....


  • Top 10 Celebrity First Dance Songs

    Choosing your first dance song is one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. It's a special moment you'll never forget, so make sure you pick an unforgettable soundtrack to your memories! <br><br> Here are some popular choices in the celeb world....

  • You Are Engaged Yay! These are the 10 things you MUST plan first....

    After the initial shock of the rock you're now rocking subsides, it's time to get down to business and plan the wedding of the century. But where do you start? Right here....

  • 5 Simple Steps to Wedding Weight Loss Success

    How I lost 64lb on the easiest plan I've ever tried....

  • Do Selfie Sticks Have a Place at Weddings?

    It's usual for guests to bring their cameras and take photos at weddings, but with the rise in popularity of selfie sticks, it wouldn't be a surprise if these began making an appearance at these special occasions too. But what is the social etiquette of picture taking when it comes to weddings - and does wielding a selfie stick around such a formal affair breach it?

  • Pulling off Festival Chic Weddings

    You might be a huge music festival fan, love camping, or just really adore the idea of tying the knot in the countryside with nature on your doorstep. Whatever your reason for wanting a festival chic wedding, we're here to help.

  • Honeymoon Heaven - Check Out These 5 Amazing Hotels

    No Pinterest dreamy pics, you can REALLY honeymoon here....

  • Wedding Planner Tips & Tricks - Part One

    Where do I start? Am I being ripped off? Why is this so complicated?! I've been there, it can be a minefield getting married! Grab a coffee and read these top tips and tricks to save time and budget....

  • Top 5 Essential Bridal Beauty Products

    After trying and testing hundreds of beauty products over the years, these five are clear winners for wedding make up and prep....

  • Star Wars Weddings!

    Want to rack up some serious wifey points from day one? Check out these amazing photos....

  • Hen Dos (and Donts) - Plan The Ultimate Hen Party

    Been tasked to plan the perfect hen do by your bride-to-be bestie? Don't. Freak. Out. Here are some top tips to planning the perfect send off for the hens....

  • Battle of The Bands - Our Hot Favourites!

    &#8232;Choosing the perfect wedding band from this amazing selection is a hard task - we don't envy you! &#8232;<br><br>&#8232;Here's a handy short list of the finest bands in Ireland....

  • Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, but you don't need to spend the next decade paying the bill! Here are some simple ways to slice the cost of getting hitched....

  • Top 5 Post-Wedding Money Spinners

    Ok, so you burnt a hole in the credit card when planning the wedding (yes you did NEED the diamante encrusted candleabras!) Luckily there are lots of ways to recoup the cash after the big day....

  • Check out this advice from Sinead at Another Slice to ensure your cake is drop-dead gorgeous....

  • How to Celebrate Your Wedding Eve

    You've planned your wedding to a tee, it's the night before the Big Day and everything's in place. So what do you do to celebrate your last night before tying the knot and get yourself excited for the greatest day of your life....

  • Make-Up Tips for Winter Weddings

    Getting married in the winter doesn't just mean you need to think carefully about what wedding dress you choose and which shoes to wear. You also need to give consideration to your make-up so you can emphasise your wintry look without looking like a snow queen.

  • The Gift List Debate: To Have One or Not?

    The wedding gift list - the one time in your life you can really ask for what you want and fill your house with belongings that mean something to you. Or maybe not. Growing controversy concerning gift lists means many brides and grooms opt against them these days.

  • Combat Wedding Planning Stress in 3 Steps

    Turning a bit Bridezilla? Take a deep breath and a little advice on how to get through your wedding day planning without the tears...

  • Wedding Cake Alternatives to Wow Your Guests

    After baking, boxing and ribboning 200 cupcakes, I was exhausted. It was only 12 hours until I had to slip into a bridesmaid dress and I was head to toe in flour, sweat and tears...

  • Not Your Average Real Wedding Story....

    Think every 'Real Wedding' story is the same? You haven't read this one....

  • 10 Golden Quotes for a Happy Marriage....

    When you get engaged, suddenly everyone's an expert on how to have a fairytale ever after - check out these brilliant quotes for a happy marriage....

  • 5 Hot Irish Wedding Venues

    You've said 'yes' to your new hubby-to-be, step two is finding that perfect venue! There are so many fantastic wedding venues in Ireland, it's hard to know where to start - check out these hot 5 venues....

  • Something Old? Somebody Help!

    If you're scared to tempt fate and skip tradition, check out these sneaky ways to tick off 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' on your big day....

  • Top 10 DIY Wedding Fails!

    We love a bride-to-be brave enough to DIY their wedding, go you! Here are a few hilarious attempts that didn't quite go to plan....

  • Wedding Canape Trends - Little Bites of Heaven

    If you're planning on serving some bite-sized treats on your Big Day, take a look at the latest trends....

  • Two Left Feet? Save Your First Dance....

    Many brides and grooms begin to dread their first dance from the moment they get engaged, fearful their two left feet might just show them up. Here are a few reasons why dance instruction might be the thing for you....

  • The Comeback Flowers You Need for Your Wedding

    There was once a time when gerberas and chrysanthemums went out of fashion for their unexciting and slightly kitsch look, but those days are long gone, as these famous blooms are making a huge comeback.....

  • Tattooed Brides - Conceal or Embrace Them?

    For many brides with tattoos, their ink is a huge part of who they are and they wouldn't dream of covering them up. However, there are also many brides who regret that butterfly on their shoulder or dragon on their ankle and who would be mortified if their tattoos were spotted on the most elegant day of their life.

  • 5 Ways to Relax on Your Wedding Day

    It's your wedding day. Everyone's running around in an excited frenzy, trying to sort out a hem here, a loose curl there. And you've reached a zen-like state of relaxation. How, you ask? Read on....

  • Are Instagram Weddings Becoming the New Trend?

    The 21st Century is no stranger to alternative dating strategies, with more and more people using dating websites, apps and evenings out to meet partners....

  • If you're a bride who likes to plan for all eventualities, you need to take a look at our list of essential items to slip into an emergency kit for your wedding day. You might not need any of it, but if you do, you'll be glad it's on hand to help you fix whatever problem arises and enjoy the rest of the day.

  • Top Alternatives to Wedding Guest Books

    These days there are so many options when it comes to guest books - here are some of the more alternative choices....

  • You have your outfit ready, your fascinator has been bought, and the hotel has been booked, but before you are ready to attend the wedding, there's something you've forgotten to do - buy the gift.

  • Top 3 Beach Destinations for a Tropical Honeymoon

    Lots of brides and grooms dream of nothing more than two weeks relaxing on a white sandy beach after months - or even years - planning a wedding. But with so many beautiful tropical destinations, it can be a challenge choosing which one to go to for your honeymoon.

  • How To Do Your Table Plan Without Creating a War!

    After the guest list, the table plan can be the most difficult thing to organise when it comes to weddings. Inevitably, you will ruffle some feathers when trying to decide who to sit next to who, but trust us, there is a way to complete your table plan without kicking off a full-scale family feud.

  • Must-have photos to take at your wedding

    In the long months leading up to your wedding you'll no doubt be thinking about the beautiful album of wedding photos you'll be left with after your Big Day has come to an end.

  • Why being tech-savvy will help when planning a wedding

    Gone are the days you could arrange a wedding with the help of a neat notebook and a pen. Nowadays, it's all about spreadsheets, social media, apps and websites - so if you're not already a technical expert, trust us, by the time your wedding rolls around, you will be.

  • 5 Top Tips on Handling a Rainy Wedding Day

    It's true you can't rely on the weather in Ireland. Even if you plan a beautiful summer wedding, you have no way to guarantee bright blue skies. But that doesn't stop brides and grooms keeping their fingers crossed it won't downpour as they say their vows.

  • How to Choose a Wedding Car

    Whether you've always imagined yourself turning up to your wedding in a horse-drawn carriage or on a scooter, there are many things to consider before you finalise your wedding transport.

  • You're saying your vows and looking into your partner's eyes in disbelief that this is the moment you will be pronounced man and wife. And then a toddler loudly shouts: "I've done a poo." It's at this very moment you may regret inviting children to your wedding.

  • 10 Amazing Colour Combinations That Work

    When deciding on your wedding theme colours, why not break from the norm and try something a little different? It can be easy to get it wrong, but here are some amazing colour combos that work....

  • Ideas for The Perfect Christmas Wedding

    Christmas is a magical time of year to get married. Your guests will be full of festive spirit, and there's even chance of glistening snow in your wedding photos. Here are some top tips on adding the spirit of Christmas to your theme....

  • 5 Truly Unique Wedding Ideas

    Think you've seen it all? Think again! These quirky wedding ideas really break the mould, the question is do you dare to use them at your own wedding?

  • Can I Save With a Destination Wedding?

    The costs of getting married at home can be high, making a destination wedding tempting to some brides. The 'All Inclusive' element does simplify the planning, but there are pros and cons to both.

  • 10 Biggest Planning Mistakes - Read This Before You Make Them!

    Before you delve into planning your wedding, check out the biggest planning mistakes brides to be make so you can avoid them...

  • Top 5 Honeymoon City Breaks

    There's nothing more romantic than a city break with your new Mr or Mrs, and with plenty of destinations to choose from, you'll find your perfect match here...

  • Honeymoon Heaven: Our Favourite Destinations by Month

    Check out our favourite honeymoon destinations by month based on the weather and temperatures...

  • 10 Ways to Trim the Cost of Getting Hitched....

    It will be one of the best days of your life, but it will also be one of the most expensive. If you're look for ways to trim the cost of tying the knot, check out our top tips...

  • Gift List Ideas - Decisions, Decisions...

    These days when you get married, it's likely you've been living together for some time, so have all the pots, pans and kitchen appliances you need. So what do you ask your guests for as gifts?

  • Cut The Cost of Wedding Flowers

    Wedding flowers may be one of the most important things on your list, but unfortunately they're also one of the most expensive. There are ways to trim the budget without having to cut back on the florals...

  • How to Be The Perfect Bridesmaid

    "Will you be my bridesmaid?" Those words will either fill you with joy or dread. If you're not sure of your duties, here are some top tips to make sure you fulfil your obligations. Brides - share with your bridesmaids to make sure everything is taken care of...

  • 5 Steps to Staying Flawless on Your Big Day

    When bad hair days strike, the last thing you want is hundreds of your closest family and friends staring at you, with lenses poised to capture the moment from every angle! Check out our top tips for looking fabulous on your big day....

  • TREND ALERT! Check out these stunning wedding rings....

    Ooh so pretty! Ditch tradition and treat yourself to a sparkler of a wedding ring, check these out....

  • Dont Miss These Wedding Shots....

    Here is our list of must-have wedding photos so you can make sure your professional photographer gives you all the images you want from your special day....

  • Going The Extra Mile: The Radisson Hotel & Spa Sligo Team

    The team at the Radisson Hotel & Spa Sligo always to go that extra mile for their wedding couples & they understand the stresses involved in planning a wedding. So for one day only, they decided they would step into the shoes of the bridal party to see what exactly is involved in getting picture perfect for a wedding....

  • Wedding Dress Debate: Designer vs High Street

    Take a look at the pros and cons of designer wedding dresses to see whether they really are worth the extra bucks....

  • Top 6 Perfect Wedding Drinks

    You've said your vows, walked up the aisle to Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March', and had confetti thrown all over you. But now your guests are getting thirsty and want a little tipple to celebrate your fantastic nuptials. So, the question begs - what are the best pre-dinner reception drinks to offer at your wedding?

  • Practical Jokes on Your Big Day...Could You Handle It?

    Lots of grooms are opting for an alternative way to break the ice and ease the tension on their special day - by pranking their beautiful new wife....

  • Top 5 Hot Wedding Gifts

    Here are our suggestions on what to buy for the newlyweds that they will love forever - even if they don't know it themselves yet....

  • 10 Delicious Desserts for a Winter Wedding

    Weddings typically take place in the summer, when the weather is warmer and a glass of Buck's Fizz can be enjoyed in the sunshine. But winter weddings have a lot going for them too - including their deliciously rich desserts....

  • Top 5 Hottest Wedding Ceremony Songs

    If you're struggling to find the perfect processional song, here are our suggestions....

  • Thinking of Baking Your Own Wedding Cake? Read This First!

    Over the last few years, there's been a huge trend for brides to undertake a lot of roles for their wedding themselves - whether that's making the decorations, designing the invitations or even making the cake.

  • Colourful Wedding Dresses for the Alternative Bride

    When it comes to weddings these days, you can pretty much throw away the rulebook. Anything goes, even if that means choosing a colourful wedding gown instead of a traditional white or ivory one....

  • HOT TREND: Navy - Making it Work at Your Wedding

    There's no doubt that navy has been the wedding colour of the year, with couples everywhere adopting the shade for their Big Day. And as the trend doesn't seem to be abating, we've put together some ideas on how you can incorporate this deep shade of blue into your special day.

  • Your wedding day is meant to be all about you and your spouse, but when you already have children, it can be hard to devote all the attention to the two of you when there are other people who demand it as well.

  • Big Day Planning? You NEED This!

    When you've made all of the arrangements, you have to figure out the best way to communicate them to your friends and family. While traditional wedding invitations let them know the basics, a wedding website is a fun and interactive way to keep everyone in the loop as the plans develop (and change!)

  • Is it worth hiring a wedding planner?

    We've all seen American movies featuring flamboyant wedding planners who save the Big Day after something disastrous happens (Father of the Bride, anyone?). But, in real life, most people tend to arrange it all themselves, even if it does lead to several moments of stress along the way.

  • A Guide to Honeymoon Gift Lists

    These days not everyone wants a traditional store gift list when they get married, and some couples may prefer to receive money towards their well-earned honeymoon. But how do they go about doing this?

  • Avoiding Mistakes with Colours

    Choosing your wedding colours can be tricky. Get it wrong, and your day won't be everything you dreamed of. Check out these common mistakes so you can pick the perfect shades....

  • Goodbye 2015...hello 2016! These wedding trends are SO next season....

    Be bang on trend with these amazing wedding ideas to wow your guests....

  • Wedding Catering: Can I have a Cash Bar?

    The cost of a wedding can mount up very quickly, so you have to be sensible and put your foot down when it comes to certain expenses. As the celebratory mood flows through the reception, so may the alcohol and this can come with a hefty price tag.

  • Planning a wedding is stressful, we don't need to tell you that. But there are things you may appreciate knowing...

  • Musical Chairs: How to Finally Nail Your Seating Plan

    If you want the mood of your reception to be full of fun and laughter, it's important to put some thought into it...

  • Plan the Perfect Wedding in 5 Simple Steps....

  • Celebrity Wedding Style: Cool or Crazy?

    From the stunning to the insane, these celebrity wedding dresses got us all talking, but who wore it best...

  • Bride Purse Essentials

    You wouldn't leave the house without your handbag, but when you're getting married, there's so much going on you may not consider having your essentials on hand.

  • Spring Style 2016

    Spring is the perfect time of year to get married. Weather wise, chances are you'll have some sunshine without too much heat, which is perfect for the photos and for your guests.

  • Never Work With Children and...Weddings

    If you decide to include children in your wedding, it's a good idea to hire some form of entertainment to stop them running riot. Here are some popular ideas for keeping the kids busy at wedding receptions...

  • Weddings Abroad - The Pros and Cons

    As a Florida bride, I know first hand the ups and downs of weddings abroad. Forget the idealistic pictures in wedding brochures, here's the low down on how it really can be to get hitched overseas...

  • Celeb Sparklers - Engagement Rings with WOW Factor

    Celebs are notorious for their stunning and unique engagement rings. It's a wonder how they manage to wear some of these huge rocks! Here's a roundup of our faves....

  • Real Weddings: From Oz to Ireland to say I do....

    Lynn Usher & Pauric OToole travelled half way around the world to celebrate their big day with family, here's their story....

  • Ask the Expert: Wedding Makeup Tips from Top Makeup Artist Rebecca O Sullivan

    Brides-to-be asked top makeup artist Rebecca O'Sullivan everything they wanted to know about being flawless and fresh-faced on their wedding day, check out her top tips....

  • Top Catering Trends for 2016/17 Weddings

    A few years ago, you could've gotten away with offering arrival drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast and an evening spread at your nuptials. But these days, brides and grooms have upped the stakes, and it is pretty customary to offer something unique for guests to chow down on before the night is over.

  • Top 3 Beach Honeymoon Destinations for 2015/16

    For some people, the ideal honeymoon is taking a helicopter ride over NYC or coming face to face with wildlife on a safari. But if you're a sun worshipper, there's nothing you'll love more than enjoying a truly relaxing seaside holiday. That's why we've put together the top destinations for a beach honeymoon for 2015/16....

  • Finding the Wedding Planner to Suit Your Needs

    If your wedding to do list is longer than the train on your dream dress, it's time to call in the professionals. Wedding planners are the fairy godmothers of the wedding world, but you may not realise how different they can be...

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