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A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO WEDDINGS

Planning a marquee wedding

5 top tips for planning a marquee wedding

If you're struggling to find a wedding venue that suits your style, why not consider a wedding marquee instead? Marquees come in all shapes and sizes, providing you with a completely blank canvas to create your perfect wedding reception. They provide greater flexibility without breaking the budget, and with less unexpected costs than many traditional wedding venues.

Using social media for your wedding

5 great ways to use social media for your wedding

Are you and your bride-to-be avid Instagrammers who like to keep their Facebook friends constantly up to date? Or maybe you prefer to shy away from social media? Either way, social media has become such a big part of day-to-day life that you may want to consider how you want to use it on your wedding day - or if you want to use it at all.
What if she says no to my proposal

What if she says no to your proposal? 3 tips to deal with the rejection

Getting engaged is huge life step and working up the courage to propose is a big deal for any man. You may have picked the perfect ring and the perfect spot, agonised over what to say and when to do it, but no matter how long you've been together and how confident you are in your relationship, there will always be that niggling voice in the back of your head asking, "What if she says ‘no'?".
Are you ready to propose?

9 things to consider before getting engaged?

You've met the girl of your dreams and are thinking of taking your relationship to the next level. But getting engaged is one of the most important decisions you'll make in life and should not be taken lightly.

You need to be certain that she's the one and it's the right time for both of you to make a lifelong commitment to each other. So take our pre-engagement advice and think about the following questions before you pop the big one yourself!

Men's Honeymoon Checklist

The ultimate men's Honeymoon packing checklist

Packing for any trip can be a nightmare. Have you got your passport? Where did you put the tickets? I must remember my phone charger! Everybody hates that sinking feeling you get halfway up the motorway when you realise you've forgotten something. And when packing for the honeymoon the pressure is on, you want the trip to be perfect, so you don't want to forget anything.
Winter honeymoon destinations

The best winter honeymoon destinations 2018/2019

If you're getting married this winter, you might be tempted to hold off booking the honeymoon until the warmer months. But, just because it's going to be pissing down and colder than a witch's tit here, doesn't mean you can't have the trip of a lifetime somewhere a little more exotic.

Wedding planning mistakes to avoid

The 10 biggest wedding planning mistakes to avoid

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, wedding planning is stressful. Don't make it more stressful for you and your bride by making silly mistakes. We've put together this groom's guide to the top 10 biggest wedding planning mistakes, so you know what to avoid and how to avoid it.
Children at weddings

The guest list: Should you invite children to your wedding?

Putting together the guest list can be one of the trickier tasks of wedding planning. Making decisions on how many people you want there, or can afford, and who gets an invite can cause tension, none more so than the decision on whether to invite children. Some couples love the idea of having children at their wedding and can't imagine celebrating the day without them. While other couples can't think of anything worse than having a tribe of little ones running around their feet and terrorising their guests.

Planning honeymoon activities

Planning a honeymoon you'll never forget

After all this wedding planning you're probably ready to just flop on a beach in some exotic country, but your honeymoon should be the most memorable holiday of your life, so take some time to think about special activities and things to do when you're there.
Buying your first bespoke suit

A man's guide to buying your first bespoke suit

As with anything that is handmade, just for you, to your exact specifications, you should think of a bespoke suit as an investment. A well-made suit will last you many years and you will never look as good in any off the rack suit as you will in a perfectly tailored suit.

Wedding tech trends and social media

Social media & the wedding tech trends you need to know about

As if wedding etiquette was not complicated enough to get a handle on, now there is a further level of complexity added with the rise of smartphones. Ninety percent of Irish adults own a smartphone, giving them the ability to photograph, live stream, comment on, and hashtag your wedding until their heart's content, whether you like it or not.
Asking for her father's permission

Asking for her father's permission: Respectful gesture or outdated tradition?

YOU'VE met the girl of your dreams and you're ready to pop the question, but before you do, it might be worth considering whether you need to win over the other man in her life – her dad.