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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.
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.

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.
Groom's guide to groomsman gifts

Top 10 best groomsmen gifts for your best man

There are lots of things to think about and remember when planning a wedding, and often thank-you gifts for your wedding party are one of those things that, unfortunately, get left to the last minute. The boys have stuck with you through good times and bad, through the madness of wedding planning and they'll be there to have your back on the big day, so you want to make sure the gift you choose is something thoughtful that shows them your appreciation.

Groom's guide to wedding entertainment

Do you need wedding entertainment? (Spoiler: the answer is always yes!)

Weddings are expensive, and it can be tempting to scrimp and save where possible. If you're wondering whether you really need to dip your hand in your pocket for entertainment at the reception, we're afraid the answer is always YES!

Your entertainment is not where you want to cut corners. Elaborate party favours, decorations and even the flowers will be forgotten over time, but nothing puts a dampener on a wedding like a boring reception.

Planning your wedding ceremony

Planning your wedding ceremony – Religious, Civil or Humanist

Have you thought about what kind of wedding ceremony you and your partner would like? Traditionally, weddings in Ireland were held on a Saturday and were a church affair, but now there are a lot more options available. More and more couples are now opting for non-religious civil or humanist ceremonies.

Dealing with a Bridezilla

8 signs you're about to face off with a Bridezilla

Life in the modern world is often stressful, job interviews, money, work-life balance, even traffic, but most of us find ways to deal with it. To keep things in perspective, think about planning a wedding like starting a new project at work, launching a new product or service, or trying to achieve a new sales target. It's not going to happen on its own, it's going to need preparation, planning and no one person should be responsible for the whole thing. Hint-hint - don't leave it all to the bride or you might end up with a Bridezilla on your hands.
Groom's guide to the wedding guest list

How to agree on a wedding guest list with your bride

Agreeing on a guest list can be one of the most difficult parts of wedding planning and is not to be taken lightly as the number of guests you invite can have a huge effect on your budget and the capacity needed at your wedding venue.

Arguing about whether you really need to invite your partner's great-great-uncle who they haven't seen since they were two, or whether your 18-year-old cousin gets a plus one, can make things tense, but these conversations need to be had early on in the planning stage. So, if you are wondering how to decide who to invite to your wedding Well Groomed has put together these practical tips to plan a guest list both your bride-to-be and budget will agree with.

Choosing your wedding suppliers

Groom's essential steps to choosing wedding suppliers

As a groom, you may have heard the phrase ‘wedding suppliers' or ‘wedding vendors' bandied around by your soon-to-be-wife, and you're probably wondering 3 things; 1. What exactly is a wedding supplier, and what do they do?; 2. How many of them are you going to have to deal with?; 3. Why are they so damn expensive? Well, wedding suppliers or wedding vendors are all the people and businesses who add all the little magical extras to your day. 

Groom's wedding duties

Must remember: The ultimate groom to-do list!

So you popped the question and she said yes? Congratulations! You might think you can sit back and relax for the next few months while your wife-to-be does the planning, but we're afraid it doesn't work like that these days. The groom has a lot more responsibilities than just turning up on the day and saying ‘I do'. And let's face it, you're not exactly going to impress your bride if you're not willing to get stuck in with the wedding planning.