For Weddings in Ireland.

Setting The Date.

So the question has been popped, you have accepted and are no doubt ecstatically happy.
The first decision to make is the date, try and give yourself at least one year to get everything exactly to your satisfaction. Planning a wedding takes a considerable amount of time and effort, by both the bride and groom who will be assisted mainly by the chief brides maid and the best man, and probably also by family members.

So the longer the lead in time you have the better. Some couples pick a date with some personal or family significance, perhaps the brides birthday or her parents wedding date.

Bear in mind that at certain times of the year especially Easter and the month of June, reception venues have to be booked as much as a year ahead, some of the more popular venues have bookings up to two years ahead.
Weekends are naturally the the most popular time for wedding's as your guests will find it is much easier to attend at the weekend when they don't have work commitments.
You have to balance this with the fact that discounts are to be had for mid week bookings. So when you contact your potential reception vendor ask about midweek or other discount which they offer.


Traditional Wedding Date Rhyme.
Author unknown.

Marry when the year is new,
Always loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate,
You may wed, nor dread your fate.
If you wed when march winds blow,
Seed of fortune you will sow.
Marry in April when you can,
Joy for maiden and for man.
Marry in the month of May,
You will surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses blow,
Over land and sea you'll go.
Those who in July do wed,
Must labour always for their bread.
Whoever wed in August be,
Many a change are sure to see.
Marry in September's shine,
Your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry,
Love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November,
Lovely joy will come, remember.
When December's snow falls fast,
Marry and true love will last.