Have decided on a Destination Wedding in Ireland but do not know where to begin our BLOG “How To Plan your Beautiful Destination Wedding Ireland” will help you to get the planning started!

A Beautiful Setting For Your Destination Wedding Ireland 

The setting for your destination wedding in Ireland determines not only the style but also the time of year and the budget required to make it happen. Your destination wedding Ireland is sure to be a very unique and WOW event by its very nature of taking place in Ireland. As you are having a destination wedding most /all of your guests will be at the location for a few days so crucial that the region can facilitate and entertain your guests for the duration. Thus whether you decide on an Irish Castle wedding,Coastal Haven wedding or Luxury manor for your Ireland Wedding Venue you will have the fairytale. 

Time Of Year For Your Wedding In Ireland 

As Ireland has real seasons each with its own unique characters whatever time of the year you choose will add a beautiful dimension to your wedding day. If you choose the low or shoulder season you and your guests will get better value particularly on flights & accommodation. However if your wedding is during peek season guests can avail of group fares with the airlines & hotels which will give value and savings.

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Wedding Guest List

Compose it early on to ensure the venue you choose will facilitate the expected group comfortably.

Remember to allow for up to 50% wash down for a destination wedding.

Hire a Reputable Wedding Planner Ireland 

They are your eyes & ears at the location, they will orchestrate and execute every last detail to the highest standard ensuring peace of mind so you only have to turn up and enjoy the party ! Your guests have traveled afar to be part of your very special occasion but knowing your planner is taking care of everything from the legalities to the logistics to the vendors and all in between allows you lots of time to spend with them.

An experienced & professional planner will embrace the couples style & vision, orchestrate the wedding from start to finish as the couple envision and most importantly they will keep the wedding budget on track! A good gauge of your planner is their length in business, their qualifications and do ask to see their testimonials/ talk to some of their past couples.

Take A Pre Wedding Planning Trip To Ireland

 If time permits take at least one planning trip to your location but if suits and you can fit in two that is ideal. On the first trip, you’ll need to source & secure your ceremony and reception venues, meet & engage your planner, research the area, discuss procedure for legalities with your planner , accommodation for guests, pre wedding activities & a rehearsal dinner venue. On the subsequent visit your itinerary will include face to face meetings with your vendors, menu & wine tastings and finalising décor, flowers & linens.

The Legalities For Your Wedding In Ireland 

A Legal Marriage in Ireland is recognised worldwide so you are in safe hands once you satisfy the criteria.The requirements for a legal marriage in Ireland are relatively straight forward and the initial submission can be co ordinated by your wedding planner followed by a face to face meeting prior to the wedding day to complete your notice.

And unlike what you maybe familiar with, the legalities are part of a religious ceremony in Ireland ie you will sign the license at the end of ceremony.

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Wedding Ceremony in Ireland

Decide on the type of wedding ceremony you would like, research venues & officiants who can make it happen. Whether you choose religious or non denominational ensure it is what you want but also that it will work for the setting and group. Ensure you know whether the legalities will be part of the ceremony or if you need to do them separately.

Logistics Of Traveling To Ireland & Within Ireland For The Wedding Guests

Before choosing the venue /location do some research on accessibility for your guests getting to /from Ireland and ground transportation once in Ireland. Ensure there are frequent flights to/from Ireland & while some guests may hire a car on the ground for those that don’t are there taxis readily available, is there a good public transportation network and options for cars with drivers.

Top 10 Tips for Planning your Destination Wedding Ireland

The Wedding Party

Decide on who you would like to have as part of your wedding party early on as being a destination wedding they will need good notice to ensure they can travel. The maid of honour & best man should like to take charge, are naturally helpful and will ensure by their very presence that the you & the groom remain stress free throughout.

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Wedding Website For Your Destination Wedding Ireland

Design a destination wedding website. It will be of great assistance to your guests many of whom may never have been to Ireland ! In addition to the itinerary for the wedding day & pre wedding activities the wedding website can include links to airlines & airports, ground transportation, accommodation options, things to do & see so your guests can have important information at the touch of a button and will begin to feel excited early about where they’re traveling to!

Top 10 Tips for Planning your Destination Wedding Ireland

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