tips for planning your wedding

Tips for planning your wedding day

These are some top wedding planning tips for couples planning their wedding. If you are constantly looking at wedding blogs or Pinterest is your second home and you have your wedding designer, planner in your favourites contacts. Check these tips for planning your wedding day. Even if you think you have everything under control.


The most important tip for planning your wedding day :

Follow your heart in what you feel you need to do to make your Wedding day, the day of your dreams

1• Let one vendor lead you to another.

Your wedding photographer can tell you which is his /her favourite florist’s, and your planner should know which band packs the dance floor.

2• Food for your wedding day crew.

A less expensive meal for them will do the job. You will have to let your Kitchen chef know a few days before the wedding how many people you need to feed (don’t forget photography assistants) and what you want to serve.

3• Just ask.

Your vendors are your go-to, trusted experts during your planning process. You should feel free to say what you really want—It can be doing a bridal portrait session after rather than an engagement session before your wedding. You should feel that you can have a conversation with them about what you want. It is up to them to tell you what is and isn’t possible with your wedding budget.

4• Picking your guests.

Place immediate family, the bridal party and best friends on top of your list. Follow with other family and friends you can’t imagine celebrating without. Under that, list your parents’ friends a few neighbours and so on. Start from the bottom eliminating until you reach your ideal number of guest

5•Create a wedding planning schedule and do things one by one with small logical steps.

Don’t take on too much too fast and end up with everything overwhelming you.

5•Make sure guests know where they’re going.

Ask your ceremony and reception venue for recommended driving directions. Then include the best directions on your wedding website or email them to your guests

6•Be prepared

Ask your celebrant for a list of restrictions (if any). For instance, is flash photography or even photography prohibited?

7•Pick the three things that are most important to you.

Start your budget planning with prioritising, with a number, the different aspects of your wedding day. Like the music, your wedding dress, the flowers and your photographer, and put a number to each of them— Put most of your money into your number ones and spend less on the other numbers. (But everything can’t fall into the number one category) If a designer gown and fab food are what you really want, you may have to choose a simpler invitation and less floral arrangements

8•Keep a contact sheet with your vendor contacts on you on your wedding day

it may come in handy when you have to call one of them.

9•Be done planning your wedding one week before.

Try to have every detail planned the week before your wedding so you can fully enjoy the run-up to your big day.

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Best wedding photographers Ireland

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The best wedding photographers in Ireland

If you are in this exciting time of organising your wedding good advice is not to scrimp on your photography.

You have heard the stories of those who got married before.. your wedding day comes and goes so quickly. When the last dance is danced and your dress is cleaned and put away, your photos are all that is left.

You need a photographer that you can trust and that guarantees you will have the best collection of photos to look back at this most amazing and important day of your life.

For this, I have selected some of the best photographers for you.

These wedding photographers create not only amazing stories of your wedding day but also some amazing photography art that you will hold dear for the years to come.

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These are, for me, the best wedding photographers in Ireland

With 25 years of experience, I met some amazing photographers and it is important that

you pick the one that fits best with your personality and style.

These are the photographers that I trust and highly recommend, but I am sure, I am your first choice. 🙂

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My favourite best wedding photographers in Ireland

1| In love Photography by Wim Vanhengel

Wim from In Love Photography is a wedding photographer based in Ireland who creates ” fine art” wedding photography for romantic, adventurous and well travelled, open-minded couples.

He approaches his weddings with an open heart and his work is known to focus on tender romantic moments with a natural Style that uses movement to capture your  pure emotions on your wedding day.

Appreciating the efforts you have made to create the wedding of your dreams, your day will be transferred into a collection of beautifully printed, fine art photo’s that will be there for you and future generations.

2 | Christina Brosnan

Christina photographs with a fine art approach to give you soft luminescent portraits for your wedding album while also quietly documenting those in between emotional moments that are equally as important.

Because those shoes and that dress that you invested time and money choosing will be just as enjoyable to remember as the warm congratulations from your loved ones.

3| Into the light project

Into the light, for film lovers and natural light seekers. Seán & Jared  have a artful and editorial approach to wedding photography. Their style is elegant, natural and artistic and their aim is to create timeless images that evoke emotion and tell stories.

Jared and Seán both live in Cork and travel nationally and internationally to shoot weddings and fashion. With a unique style drawn from Film and use of Medium format cameras, they capture honesty, soft, and bright photos filled with life.

4| Weddings by Kara

Weddings by KARA is Karina and Rachel, a photography duo based in Greystones, Ireland that work nationwide and internationally.

Their focus is on recording the timeless elegance of your day in a relaxed and natural style.

By working together as a team, they capture the unique beauty of your day and the people and atmosphere that make it so special.

They are discreet and unobtrusive and believe that natural expressions of happiness make the most stunning images. .


5| Anna G 

Anna is known for dreamy romantic wedding photography that you can discribe as being painterly, nostalgic and emotive. Shooting film made her understand that her images look more romantic and so much more artistic 
Her work is greatly influenced by the couples she photographs, the places they are in and the people around them. 


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fine art photographer In love photography
As a wedding photographer, it is my goal to create a heart-stirring representation of your day that will be passed down for generations to come.

Luxury destination wedding photography for well-traveled couples who cherish artistry and each other.

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Winter Wedding at Marlfield House

Geraldine and Stephen’s Winter Wedding at Marlfield House

Geraldine and Stephen’s Winter wedding in Marlfield House. A cool crisp day with perfect light for some beautiful, romantic, bright photos

We chose Wim for our photographer for our Winter Wedding in Marlfield House because as soon as we saw his photos we fell in love with how he captured such beautiful pictures with the most amazing light and detail.

We count ourselves extremely lucky that Wim was available to photograph our wedding because not only did he capture the atmosphere and essence of the day but he also was an integral part of it. He made ourselves, our family and friends so relaxed and at ease, it was like having an old friend at our wedding!

All of our guests commented on how professional, kind and personable Wim was. He had the ability to be there at every moment to capture lasting memories while also being discreet and almost invisible, like a #ninjaphotographer!

We couldn’t be happier with the end results of the photos Wim captured, he captured us at our most natural and our guests in the individual moments throughout the day. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with from our first conversation with him, so personable and genuinely interested in us as a couple.

We could only ever recommend Wim as one of the best photographers to work with. A kind and professional person who made us feel at ease, allowing us to be ourselves throughout our day.

Stephen & Geraldine, Winter Wedding in Marlfield House Hotel, December 2019.

Geraldine and Stephen choose Marlfield House for their Wedding.

With the beautiful gardens and the Iconic veranda, it is even in the dark Wintertime a perfect backdrop for Romantic, Bright, Fine Art Wedding Photography

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