7 Personalised Wedding Gifts for that Special Day

7 Personalised Wedding Gifts for that Special Day

Want to make your wedding gift personal and wondering what to get for the happy couple on their wedding day? We have come up with seven ideas for that personal touch in a gift.

1: Hers and Hers / His and His Glasses

Why not keep it simple with a set of engraved matching glasses as a simple and cost-effective gift? It is a personal gift and one that every couple would cherish. Completely old-fashioned and classic.

2: Matching Luggage Tags
 
Match...Read More

A sneak peak of Chris and Josh's wedding

A sneak peak of Chris and Josh's wedding

Ahead of our upcoming Irish LGBT Weddings Magazine Autumn/Winter 2017 issue, check out the fantastically crazy fun video from the wedding day of one of our featured couples Josh and Chris. They got hitched at the Cliffs of Moher and they had their reception dinner at the amazing Cloghan Castle in Galway.- Make sure to pick up a copy of Irish LGBT Weddings magazine in shops this November. In the mean time enjoy!! We had loads of fun watching this! 

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Bridal & Pink Tie Charity Ball in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

Bridal & Pink Tie Charity Ball in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

Sapphire Weddings & Events are delighted to host a Bridal & Pink Tie Charity Ball in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie on Saturday 4th November 2017
at the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co. Meath - 6pm arrival drinks

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie mission is to provide practical and financial support to children suffering from cancer in Ireland and their families. This event has been created to raise money for a fantastic children's cancer charity, and also give...Read More

Ask the expert with Barry Hughes

Ask the expert with Barry Hughes

Hey Barry, tell us a little bit about yourself:

I have been a full-time professional musician for the last four years. I have been performing for wedding couples around Ireland and abroad for over 12 years. I studied music performance, theory and composition at third level. When I'm not performing or rehearsing for weddings I enjoy writing my own music and spend a lot of time touring Ireland and Europe performing my own songs at festivals and venues.  &nb...Read More

Ask the Expert: Daragh Doyle - Rainbow Weddings

Ask the Expert: Daragh Doyle - Rainbow Weddings

Why should a perspective client choose Rainbow Weddings to plan their wedding?

Wedding planning is not like an occupation or going to work for me. I love doing it and I'm passionate about it. I love to see everything come together on the wedding day as you develop a relationship with a couple having spent a lot of time planning the day.

It gives me a great sense of satisfaction seeing a couple so happy on their big day. I give a promise to all my co...Read More

WEXFORD'S CLAYTON WHITES HOTEL SHOWCASES ALL IT HAS TO OFFER

WEXFORD'S CLAYTON WHITES HOTEL SHOWCASES ALL IT HAS TO OFFER

The resplendent Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford is the perfect place to hold your wedding or civil ceremony. 

Situated in the Abbey Street area of Wexford town, the four-star hotel is just a stone’s throw from all that the beautiful Model County has to offer. 

If sightseeing, shopping or a trip down to the gorgeous nearby beaches is your thing, look no further than the Clayton Whites Hotel as the venue to host your special day. The grounds surrounding...Read More

Five minutes with the Great National Abbey Court Hotel

Five minutes with the Great National Abbey Court Hotel

What makes the Great National Abbey Court Hotel & Spa special as a wedding venue?  

The Abbey Court Hotel Lodges & Trinity Leisure Spa is one of the finest wedding venues in Tipperary and are delighted to welcome all couples to tie the knot and celebrate in style. 

Without a doubt, showing your commitment to one another will be one of the most important days of your life so whether you are looking for a venue licensed for Civil Ceremonies or somewhere ...Read More

FIve minutes with the Racket Hall Country House Hotel

FIve minutes with the Racket Hall Country House Hotel

What makes Racket Hall Country House Hotel special as a wedding venue? 

Racket Hall Country House Hotel is an ideal central venue where families and friends from all across Ireland can meet to celebrate their special day. 

Our exclusive and romantic country house setting provides a superb range of Wedding Packages that can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements and budget. 

In addition, we have 40 luxurious bedrooms available for your guest...Read More

Tips for surviving a warm weather Irish wedding

Tips for surviving a warm weather Irish wedding

The gorgeous heatwave may be gone (hopefully a short-term thing) but there are still plenty of weddings to enjoy and survive. Here are our top five summer wedding tips.

Create a wedding party survival kit 

There is nothing worse than being consumed with sweat at a wedding, so why not have something to counteract it?? A wedding party survival kit is the perfect antidote.
 
Include things like sunscreen, a travel-size deodorant and face wipes so that your ...Read More

Food Mood

Food Mood

After all the time spent preparing for the big day, it’s a joy to be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour and eat the food you have chosen to serve! We’ve come up with some ways to add some of your favourite nibbles into your wedding day and share your personal taste with your family and friends. 
 
Snack Pack
 
When your guests arrive to the reception venue, it can be a much appreciated gesture to ha...Read More

Ask the expert -  De Paor Designs

Ask the expert - De Paor Designs

An interview with Gay dePaor, exclusive bridal designer for De Paor Designs

What makes your designs unique and why should a bride want to work with you to make her dream wedding outfit?   


I have a great selection of varied styles both full length and tea- length. I offer a unique personal service, working closely with each bride. Each gown is made exclusively, allowing great flexibility with fabrics and styles – mixing and matching the designs to create a weddin...Read More

Five minutes with the Heights Hotel Killarney

Five minutes with the Heights Hotel Killarney

How many people can your venue accommodate?  

Intimate weddings of up to 80 guests in our Mill Suite or our Mangerton Suite can hold up to 350.

Is the wedding suite included in the total cost of wedding?  

Yes it is. There are no additional charges  

What time does your venue usually serve dinner at the wedding reception?
  

We work around each couple - there is no set time and it va...Read More

Embrace The Different

Embrace The Different

Feel like changing things up from the norm for your wedding? Check out these unique wedding ideas that help you to embrace the things that make you, you!  
 
Tattoos 
Brides and grooms often try to cover up their ink when getting hitched but if you love your tatt’s why not highlight them and incorporate them into your wedding look? Add diamantes where they’ll add a sparkle and compliment our dre...Read More

Spiritual Ceremonies by Registered Solemnisers

Spiritual Ceremonies by Registered Solemnisers

Spiritual Ceremonies have been privileged to have walked with thousands of couples, from all over the world, on their journey toward their special day here in Ireland since 2010.  We travel the length and breadth of Ireland, from Cork to Donegal, seven days a week, making memories with our couples on their special day.  In fact, we performed the first legal outdoor wedding ceremony in Ireland in April 2011.  Most of these couples had questions, just like you may have, so the...Read More

A quick chat with Conyngham Arms Hotel

A quick chat with Conyngham Arms Hotel

Have you ever had any crazy requests from brides/grooms? How did you pull them off?
· One couple requested bicycle wheels hanging on the walls of the Lavender Suite – we pulled it off by suspending them with ribbons.  

What extras do you offer couples who celebrate their wedding at Conyngham Arms?

· Complimentary Pre-wedding Menu Tasting.   
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Five minutes with Martinstown House

Five minutes with Martinstown House

What do you have for the LGBT couple that other venues don’t?   
We're a small, family-run venue and we really get to know our couples during the planning process. I'm happy to say many become our friends. As such, we offer complete customisation of every aspect of the day, and really give them a blank canvas to paint their vision, along with our expertise to pull it all off.   We are lucky to have a variety of spaces, each with their own identity and char...Read More

What to wear on your big day

What to wear on your big day

LGBT couples seem to have broken the mould on a lot of wedding related things, specifically what to wear on the special day. There are loads and loads of options to choose from with the emergence of new clothing lines targeted at LGBT brides and grooms. These are some of our favourite ideas.

For the brides

Bridal Jumpsuit
This is by no means a new trend, yet it’s still unique enough that a lot of your guests won’t have seen it before. We...Read More

Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

A wedding in the spring sound like it could be amazing, so why not make the dream a reality? There are so many ways you can make this season your own and add a flourish to your wedding like no other! I’ve put together my top picks for throwing the best and most unique spring wedding you can imagine. 

Garden tea party 
This can be a fabulous way of having part of your day outdoors, if your venue has nice gardens you could have your drinks reception on the lawn and it ...Read More

Make your ceremony pop

Make your ceremony pop

Wedding receptions are widely regarded as the part of the day you can personalise, while ceremonies are almost set in the way they run. Obviously, there are little changes each couple make but we are investigating some unexpected ways that you can change up your reception to make it completely unique. Here are some of our top picks.

Altar backdrop
There are so many things you could choose from when picking a backdrop to your ‘I Dos’, a full wall of your favourit...Read More

Do it yourself

Do it yourself

It’s great when couples do bits and pieces for their wedding themselves, it saves money and it can actually be super fun. LGBT couples have taking the wedding world by storm with some innovative ideas on how to make your wedding day your own. We love these unique DIY bits that LGBT couples all over the world have tried out.

Pride flags
These are probably the simplest and most meaningful things you can make yourself for your LGBT wedding. The pride flag means so mu...Read More

Colour, colour, COLOUR!

Colour, colour, COLOUR!

Spring is the season of brightness and colour, use that in every part of your day and it’s bound to be a memorable one. You can even utilise the LGBT pride colours in a unique way that hasn’t been overdone. Anything goes on your big day so you can add a subtle pop of colour or go all out and make your wedding a kaleidoscope of different colours. It’s sure to look fab either way.

Flowers
If you’re looking to include colour in your big day, the flowers are an...Read More

A modern twist on tradition

A modern twist on tradition

For most couples, gay or straight, tradition plays a big part in their wedding day. Knowing when to incorporate tradition, however, can be a real challenge for couples in the LGBT community. We at Irish LGBT Weddings want to help you incorporate and reinvent some of the most classic wedding traditions, all while keeping the day unique and special for the two of you and we have come up with some super fun ways of doing so.

The wedding party
If you choose to have a w...Read More

Visit the Cavan Crystal Hotel’s Wedding Fair Sunday 29th January 2017

Visit the Cavan Crystal Hotel’s Wedding Fair Sunday 29th January 2017

Cavan Crystal Hotel is hosting its 2017 Wedding Fair in their magnificent, re-furbished Balavaun Suite on Sunday 29th January 2017 from 2-5pm.    

The Balavaun Suite at Cavan Crystal Hotel has been a leading venue for wedding couples wishing to share their special day in the most romantic of settings, with its with a complete new makeover Cavan Crystal Hotel will become the most sought after wedding venue in the area.  

The changes are signifi...Read More

Winter wedding favours

Winter wedding favours

Unique Christmas tree ornament  
This is a great one for future Christmases, give your guests an engraved Christmas decoration that they can hang up for years to come and be reminded of your wonderful day. It's a very personal gift so if you are inviting guests that wouldn't cherish it as much as others maybe you could opt for something else on those tables. Either way it's a lovely memento.      

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Think outside the box

Think outside the box

LGBT couples are well known for having a unique take on the world. To capitalise on this take we have put together a list of things you can do to make your wedding stand out as one of a kind.  

Circular ceremony
Have your loved ones seated around you while you get hitched, it makes for an intimate ceremony even if there is a large crowd and everyone will get a good view of the nuptials.  You could also bring this style into your reception by getting ri...Read More

Staying warm on your big day

Staying warm on your big day

Winter weddings are some of the most beautiful of the year, the crisp, bright daylight makes for stunning photo opportunities and the cold weather makes it much more acceptable to snuggle up to your brand-new hubby/wife. Sadly the downside is the temperature, you don’t want to miss out on the fun of the day because you’re shaking and you certainly don’t want to be uncomfortable on your big day! We have some ideas that might help keep you and your guests cosy for the day that’s in i...Read More

Spectacular New Year’s Eve inspired ideas

Spectacular New Year’s Eve inspired ideas

New Year’s Eve is a fantastic night to have a wedding; everybody is in the mood to celebrate and what better way to ring in the New Year than with a brand new husband or wife. We’ve put together a list of the best New Years Eve wedding ideas from across the globe.  

Glitter  
Add a touch of sparkle to your wedding day. Whether you’re going big or small, glitter is definitely in for New Year’s Eve weddings. Whether there’s a light dusting o...Read More

Rock those Metallics

Rock those Metallics

Metallics have proven themselves to be huge in weddings this year, they can be versatile in how they're used and many couples have opted to have them as a part of their celebrations. From the cake to the accessories, we have put together a list of the different ways they can be used in your dream winter wedding.

The cake
Your wedding cake symbolises your love for your partner. It's also one of the things guests are most excited to see and so you want it to ...Read More

Winter wedding colour palettes

Winter wedding colour palettes

This time of year is so colourful, you have hundreds of classic combinations available to you, but what if these have been overdone? Or what if your favourite colour doesn’t work? No need to worry, we have a list of less common colour combos that would look great on your big day.

GREEN, BLUE & SILVER  
This is a sophisticated colour combination that your guests won't expect, it's a far cry from the classic green and red and it will look fab on your...Read More

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

We can't all be lucky enough to get a crisp and dry winters day for our wedding, so if you want to be prepared for what you could be facing then here are a few tips to keep the rain from spoiling your day!

Embrace it
No matter how hard we try, we cannot control the weather, so if it's going to rain it's going to rain. The best thing you can do is get some fantastic candid photos of you and your hubby splashing in the puddles and enjoying yourself on your special...Read More

Winter wedding trends

Winter wedding trends

Winter is finally upon us and if you're planning a winter wedding, we have been keeping up to date on all the latest trends and have made a list of all our favourite ones just for you!

Velvet shoes and accessories   
People thought the velvet trend died in the '90s were definitely wrong, it's the perfect material for winter wedding accessories especially in dark colours such as maroon, plum and navy. Bold colours are big in winter weddings as th...Read More

Perfect songs to play on your winter wedding day

Perfect songs to play on your winter wedding day

1. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles  
This could be a great choice to play at the ceremony, its slow pace and gentle lyrics would be perfect for a church or civil ceremony.  


2. 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith version
 
This version could be fantastic for a slow dance with your new hubby.

 
3. ...Read More

Why have a winter wedding?

Why have a winter wedding?

White wedding 

If you're lucky enough to get a bit of snow on your wedding day, then you will have the perfect scene for your wedding album. It would look beautiful and you will be so delighted with the end result.    


Everything is earlier 

You'll get less sunlight in the evening which isn't necessarily a selling point of the winter season, on the other hand you'll get to start the party that bit ...Read More

The Have Hotel's stunning new wedding brochure

The Have Hotel's stunning new wedding brochure

The Haven Hotel in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford has recently launched their new 20 page glossy wedding brochure, packed with information, photographs and ideas for your special day.  


The Haven is a truly unique venue, and The Kelly family, who have owned and managed the hotel for over 50 years, are dedicated to making your wedding celebrations perfect. 


Recently completely renovated and ref...Read More

Irish LGBT Weddings featured on The Late Late Show

Irish LGBT Weddings featured on The Late Late Show

On Friday, Nov 4th Ireland's only same-sex wedding magazine, Irish LGBT Weddings, was featured on the Late Late Show.

Celebrity fashion designer Don O'Neill- who will grace the cover of our Winter issue with his husband Pascal was a guest on the show talking to Ryan about his design inspirations and up pops the front cover of our winter issue- out in shops on Dec 1st. Don designed their wedding attire. AMAZING!

Despite it being nearly midnight on Friday night we've rec...Read More

Irish LGBT Weddings Winter issue will warm you right up

Irish LGBT Weddings Winter issue will warm you right up

We’re working hard to bring our LGBT engaged community a super winter issue- on sale in shops on December 1st.

In a short few weeks you can read all about the level of detail that goes into planning a same-sex wedding- think rainbows and fireworks. We’ve an abundance of real weddings from all corners of Ireland to share with you and we are extremely excited to announce that we will be showcasing across a number of pages the wedding of celebrity fashion designer Don O’Ne...Read More

Five minutes with Crover House Hotel

Five minutes with Crover House Hotel

How many people can your venue accommodate?

At the Crover House Hotel we can accommodate up to 340 people.

Is your venue planning any renovations in the near future?

Yes, but our weddings will not be impacted in anyway. Due to demand, we plan to extend our ballroom and add more bedrooms.

What kind of packages does your venue offer?

We offer various package from midweek, low season and high season....Read More

Five minutes with Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

Five minutes with Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa

What sort of wedding packages do you offer?

All weddings are tailor made to the couple’s liking.

Is there an outdoor reception area where guests can mingle before the wedding reception?


Yes, we have outdoor gardens where we host vintage arrival receptions, weather permitting!

Does your venue host more than one wedding a day?


No. We have a strict one wedding a day policy, ev...Read More

Five minutes with Protocol for Men

Five minutes with Protocol for Men

How long have you been providing suits for weddings?

We have been in the business of providing wedding suits for over 30 years.

Do you customise suits to a specific taste?

Yes, we can.

Do you alter suits? If so, how close to the wedding day can they be altered?

Yes, we alter suits. Minor alterations can be done with 48 hours while bigger jobs take between four and five days

How long before the wedd...Read More

Five minutes with Annebrook House Hotel

Five minutes with Annebrook House Hotel

How many people can your venue accommodate?

We can accommodate from 30 to 260 guests.

How soon in advance should we book?


We advise that a couple should book at least 6 months in advance.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, we do.

Is the wedding suite included in the total cost of wedding?


The wedding suite is indeed included in the full cost of the...Read More

Five minutes with the Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Five minutes with the Shamrock Lodge Hotel

What time does your venue usually serve dinner at the wedding reception?

We like to call guests by 5.30pm, starting dinner service from 6pm. We liaise with the couple to make sure everyone is happy and also give our advice on what is the best way to proceed depending on the size of the wedding.

We are conscious that couple’s pay a lot of money for photographers and bands so we want to make sure that the day runs smoothly and timely, leaving the couple with n...Read More

Five minutes with Callyboo

Five minutes with Callyboo

What kind of personal mementos do you make?

We make handmade personalised signs for weddings, e.g. the couple's first names which are freestanding and can make a feature on the top table, cake table, guest book table etc.

We also sell personalised love hearts where we can add whatever message is required. A popular choice is the couple's names on one side, and on the other their favourite saying, date of their union, or any special message they'd ...Read More

Five minutes with Grace Foley Wedding Singer

Five minutes with Grace Foley Wedding Singer

Do you have a varied song list?

Yes, I like to sing songs from a variety of musical genres. From contemporary, to classical, folk to traditional Irish.

Can a potential client hear you perform live before the wedding?


Potential clients can hear me sing at weddings I am singing at if the location is suitable. I regularly sing at mass in Killarney, Co. Kerry as part of a group where couples can get an idea of what my voice sounds lik...Read More

Five minutes with Fly me to the Sun

Five minutes with Fly me to the Sun

When did Fly me to the Sun start?

Fly me to the Sun was born last May from a Spanish and an Italian entrepreneurs settled in Ireland. We are passionate about creating events that ooze Mediterranean charm.

What services do you offer?

Our core business is the organisation of destination weddings in Italy and Spain. We can also plan your wedding in Ireland adding a Mediterranean hint.

We also take care of other social events as engage...Read More

Five minutes with the Bunratty Castle Hotel

Five minutes with the Bunratty Castle Hotel

What time does your venue usually serve dinner at the wedding reception? 

We usually call the bell around 5.30pm with the meal commencing at 6pm 

Will there be discounted rates for guests at your venue?
 

Yes, we offer a discounted wedding rate for any wedding guests that might be staying with us. 

What kind of packages do you offer?
 

We offer a selection of packages to vary for everyone's individual requirements...Read More

Five minutes with Cakes by Gareth Blake Connolly

Five minutes with Cakes by Gareth Blake Connolly

Tell us a little bit about yourself and the business 

Gareth Blake Connolly is one of Ireland's leading cake designers of bespoke wedding cakes. Our tailor-made, innovative designs and inspiration ensures a professional finish to the wedding cake of your dreams. 

Established in 2009, Cakes by Gareth Blake Connolly has become a leading wedding cake designer of bespoke cakes, unique to your wedding theme. 

We will work with you to create that wow fact...Read More

Five minutes with the Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Five minutes with the Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Will there be discounted rates for guests at your venue?  

We offer a special reduced accommodation rate for the wedding couple's family & friends. A block of bedrooms is reserved when the wedding booking is made.

Are there noise level restrictions at your venue?

There would be standard hotel noise level restrictions in our hotel – with our wedding packages the music in the Aungier Suite must finish by 2am.

Is the...Read More

Five minutes with The Inn at Dromoland

Five minutes with The Inn at Dromoland

Does your venue have special facilities for children to play?

Yes, we offer a 5000 square foot indoor playground called The Play Inn, along with outdoor playground, crazy golf and games room.

Is the wedding suite included in the total cost of wedding? 

It is included in our 3 packages prices, although we offer to tailor a package to suit the couples’ individual needs and budgets also.

Do you have a cancellation policy?&nb...Read More

Five minutes with the g Hotel & Spa

Five minutes with the g Hotel & Spa

How many people can your venue accommodate? 

The g Hotel & Spa accommodates up to 180 guests in the art deco g suite. Smaller celebrations can take place in the Linda Evangelista Suite with dining in Restaurant gigi's if preferred. 

Is it possible to re-arrange the wedding room/venue to a potential client's liking?
 

Our experienced team work with each of our wedding couples to create their...Read More

FIVE MINUTES WITH VOW ART WEDDING STORYTELLERS

FIVE MINUTES WITH VOW ART WEDDING STORYTELLERS

Do you have much experience of being videographers for weddings? 

We started VowArt in 2014 and have thoroughly enjoyed making magic moments for couples nationwide. We offer a full wedding videography service and are happy to tailor any package to the specific desires of our clients. 

What parts of the wedding day do you film?
 

We cover your entire wedding day; from the preparation, through the ceremony, to the reception. Our packages include the ...Read More

Five minutes with The Palace Hotel Malta

Five minutes with The Palace Hotel Malta

What is the maximum and minimum number of guests your venue can accommodate?

Maximum 500 guests for a stand up reception wedding and minimum 20 guests for a seated wedding

Is there a late bar? If so what time does it close and does it cost extra?

If it's a bar within a private wedding, weddings in the evening are allowed until 1:00am. After 1:00am there is a €300 overtime charge part or thereof per hour that covers, staff, lighting and ...Read More

FIVE MINUTES WITH SHOOT BOOTH

FIVE MINUTES WITH SHOOT BOOTH

How much experience do you have in providing Photo Booths for weddings? 

Shoot Booth are Ireland's biggest providers of photo booths to weddings. We launched in July 2013 and have grown exponentially from then.  

We have the largest fleet of photo booths in the country and now supply photo booths to over 1,000 events at year.

What level of quality is the camera that takes the photos in t...Read More

Five minutes with the Clarion Hotel Sligo

Five minutes with the Clarion Hotel Sligo

Is there an outdoor reception area where guests can mingle before the wedding reception? 

We have different options available for drinks reception. An outside patio and the front lobby of the hotel are also available.

What time does your venue usually serve dinner at the wedding reception? 

We are really flexible. We cater for whatever the couple want. It is usually around 5:30/6pm but it is no problem to serve earlier or later. 
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Five minutes with Candle with Care

Five minutes with Candle with Care

How long have you been in business?

We are in business since 2005.

Do you make specific candles for different times of the year?


We make a range of personalised candles for all different occasions but specialise in weddings and christenings.

Can the candles be made to order?


Yes, the couple can order their personal choice of candles through the website. There are many designs available.

Do you deliver ...Read More

Five minutes with the Castleknock Hotel

Five minutes with the Castleknock Hotel

Is the wedding suite included in the total cost of the wedding?

Yes it is, for the night of the wedding.

Does your venue have special facilities for children to play?


We have a leisure centre and outdoor playground. Additional facilities can be organised upon request .

Is it possible to re-arrange the wedding room/venue to a potential client's liking?


Absolutely.

Does your venue have a ...Read More

Five minutes with Lovin Letters

Five minutes with Lovin Letters

How long have you been providing giant illuminated letters for weddings?

Lovin Letters have been providing giant illuminated letter lights for weddings and events for just over two years now.

Do you require a deposit for your services?

We require a deposit of €90 to secure booking.

Is there an extra charge for delivery?

There is a charge for delivery outside a 30 km radius. We only charge for diesel and tolls, not time. W...Read More

Five Minutes with the Muckross Park Hotel

Five Minutes with the Muckross Park Hotel

Is it possible to re-arrange the wedding room/venue to a potential client's liking?

Yes, we can arrange the venue to the client's liking.

What kind of packages do you offer?


We have 3 packages to choose from. Pearl Package off peak €80, high season €85 Sapphire Package off peak €90, high season €95 Diamond Package off Peak €115, high season €120.

Is your venue planning any renovations in the near future?
...Read More

Five minutes with Cornude Artizan Popcorn

Five minutes with Cornude Artizan Popcorn

What kind of experience do you have of providing your product for weddings?

Cornude is a DIY offering whereby the happy couple and company can have lots of fun designing the theme around the popcorn bar. We will courier out your popcorn, made specifically for you from our extensive range and you can either provide your own jars, scoops and serving cones or order them from our website.

Is delivery included in the price of the popcorn?

The price ...Read More

Five Minutes with the Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Five Minutes with the Macdonald Kinsale Hotel & Spa

Do you offer deals at off peak times of the week and year? 

We do indeed! Currently we offer packages from €55 during the winter months and packages for €65 during the spring period and then the full package from €75pp during the summer. 

What is the maximum and minimum number of guests for the wedding meal?
 

The maximum number for the wedding meal is 240 guests and the minimum is 120 on Friday and...Read More

Travel Themed Wedding

Travel Themed Wedding

While not every couple chooses a conscious theme for their big day, it is a nice touch to try and include your shared passions in some way. Why? Well for one thing, it will make the day feel more personalised and special, as it will reflect both of you as a couple. Many couples have a love of travel, for example and this theme is one of the most popular I see as an award-winning wedding coordinator. 

It’s popular for so many reasons; you may have taken a year out trav...Read More

Relationships Ireland – Marriage preparation course

Relationships Ireland – Marriage preparation course

1. What are the benefits of doing a marriage preparation course?
It gives the couple an opportunity for the couple to understand each other a little better on a range of subjects. The questions are designed to promote discussion and understanding. Very often attendees are relieved to tackle a subject head on, often stating that prior to doing the course they had avoided the subject. We never know our partner completely. Anything that helps and promotes understanding is a good thin...Read More

How to add the personal touches to your wedding day

How to add the personal touches to your wedding day

Every wedding is personal to the couple getting married. There are plenty of personal touches that can help you make your wedding original so we are here to give you a few ideas.

Here are our favourites!

Embroidery
When Angelina Jolie tied the knot to Brad Pitt in an intimate French ceremony in 2014, she vowed in a Versace wedding dress and a silk veil that was embroidered with drawings by her children and ever since, embroidery has become a major trend ...Read More

Top tips for looking your best on your wedding day

Top tips for looking your best on your wedding day

There are a lot of factors to contribute to you looking and feeling your best on your wedding day. Here are some tips to follow from the moment they pop the question to the minutes before you walk down the aisle!

Healthy balanced lifestyle
It goes without saying that drinking plenty of water, getting your five a day and throwing on the Nike's and heading out for 30 minutes a day will work wonders for the body. It's time to stop waiting for the New Year to ma...Read More

Some of our favourite wedding trends

Some of our favourite wedding trends

Suit Up! 
For many women, trousers win over a dress any day so why should your wedding day be any different? Tailored bridal suits were a major trend for 2015 and we can only see this trend becoming more and more popular. To read our latest blog post about this, click here : http://irishlgbtweddings.ie/post.php?post=168 . So, for those of you who rather a tapered leg to tulle skirts, you are i...Read More

How to save for your big day

How to save for your big day


You dont have to spend loads of money
You dont need a flash and fancy wedding for it to be a good one. If you are surrounded by friends and family and people that love you the day should be great without splashing out on non essentials. As long as everyone is happy, thats all that matters.

Budget, budget, budget
Before you spend and money, make out a plan of how much you are willing to spend on everything. This allows you to keep control of everything...Read More

Questions to Ask Your Suppliers

Questions to Ask Your Suppliers

Your Entertainer
How long will they play for? 
Do they need a meal on the day?
Do they have a versatile playlist? 
How long do they take to set up? 
How much space will they need?
Do they have a demo cd or can you see their work via youtube?

Your Florist
How far will they travel? 
Do they have any examples to show you?
How experienced are they?
Is there an extra cost for breakages?
When will they want ...Read More

Tips for enjoying your wedding day

Tips for enjoying your wedding day

Eat a good breakfast
It will be a long day so you will want to keep energized for all of it. Start your day off right with a nice breakfast.

Get your bridesmaids, groomsmen, groomsmaids or bridesmen to do as much as they can
They are your best friends, so you can trust them to do anything you need them to. If you need things done on the day, let them know their duties beforehand so they know what you need and when. I'm sure they will be more than happy to help...Read More

Should we have an engagement party?

Should we have an engagement party?

Engagement parties are still relatively new in Ireland, and can be a great way to celebrate your news-but are they really necessary?

An engagement party can be a great idea if you want to have a small wedding or elopement abroad, or even if you just want an excuse to catch up with family or friends. It is also an ideal way for both families to meet and get to know each other before the big day. The ideal time to hold an engagement party is less than two months after the question has ...Read More

She wears the pants

She wears the pants

For the contemporary bride, standing out on her big day and expressing her personality through what she wears is a must. Not all brides-to-be dream of a fitted mermaid gown or draping silk dress to wear on their wedding day and luckily, there is a super sleek alternative; the suit! It’s a classic alternative to the traditional wedding dress and you will undoubtedly be comfortable!

Over the past couple of years we have seen this trend emerging more and more and we have to say that...Read More

Wedding Favour Ideas for the LGBT Couple

Wedding Favour Ideas for the LGBT Couple

If you want to be even more stressed as you plan your wedding, look no further than organising wedding favours! For those of you who haven’t a clue what wedding favours are, they are a small gift or token for your guests to say thank you for coming to the wedding and supporting you through a journey that may have brought out the best and understandably, the worst in you! Wedding favours are by no means compulsory, but can add another special touch to your big day. We have put togeth...Read More

Location Location Location

Location Location Location

Traditional weddings are typically held within the bride’s home area. For LGBT couples, choosing a venue may be more difficult as there are more options when there are two brides/or grooms concerned. If you and your fiancé are from different counties/countries, it can be a challenging decision to make. Here we outline some of the things you can keep in mind when choosing a location.

1. 
Compromise.
Do you want a wedding or a marriage? A marr...Read More

ALTERNATIVE GROOMS WEAR PIECES

ALTERNATIVE GROOMS WEAR PIECES

Looking fabulous on your wedding day is one of the most important things for all grooms. We've come up with some ideas to make sure you look more dapper than ever walking down that aisle!

Check shirt A check shirt may be a staple piece of clothing for some men on their days off work, but these old reliable are evolving into one of the boho wedding must haves for men this season. Soft nudes and light earthy tones are what the boho theme is all about, so what could be more ...Read More