Monday, March 17, 2008

Destination Ireland

If you are considering getting married in Ireland there are a few things to keep in mind. On the left you'll see an amazing 16th Century Castle Tower. This is the castle that we stayed in on our trip to Ireland.

As a Wedding Consultant and seeing what feels like a bazillion reception sites. I couldn't help but think that this castle photographs really well, but isn't as perfect as it might seem for a wedding reception. Unless you are planning on less than 30 guests - in that case it's perfect.

With that said here are some things to consider first, before planning a destination wedding:

  • Always have a site visit to the location before planning your wedding there based on photographs alone
  • Ask how they've set up the venue in the past, what works - what doesn't

  • Consider the exchange rate, currently the Euro is far surpassing the dollar so for every Euro you spend you are actually spending $1.57 - YIKES!

  • Take a look at the local vendors you'll be using, try their food, ask how many staff members they'll be using.

  • Know what your menu will entail, in Ireland, a BBQ is very different than what we think a BBQ is

Knowing the price of the Euro is so high, you might consider bringing in your own photographer from the US, because if the photographer in Ireland costs 1700E that's really $2669 - and this way your photographer is close to you.

Happy St. Patty's Day!!! Drink a Guinness!

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