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The top 10 must know facts about getting married in Ireland

1. It is now possible to have a civil ceremony in an approved venue such as a hotel, castle or country house instead of only the civil registrar’s office (which used to be the case). An outdoor, legally binding wedding is, unfortunately, not an option at this time.

2. How much will my wedding in Ireland cost? That is a hard question to answer as every wedding is so unique. The budget really depends on the type of experience you are hoping for. We can create anything from a fairytale grand and elegant castle wedding to a something as simple as a blessing, photographs and an intimate dinner which can be enchanting and affordable as part of holiday to Ireland.Each wedding is individual and we work with each couple to fulfill their hopes and dreams within any budget they have.

3. It is possible to have a traditional Irish blessing anywhere from a beach to the Cliffs of Moher to a castles gardens (to name just a few ideas).

4. There is a lot of  information that comes up when you Google ” legal requirements marriage ireland ” The most important requirement is that the Irish State needs a minimum of three months notice of your intention to marry in Ireland we can help you submit this by post.

5. Having a bagpipe player to announce you to dinner is a wonderful Irish tradition.

6. A real Irish wedding experience would not be complete without traditional Irish music. We can not only organize for the best Irish musicians to play at your wedding but we can also have callers teach your guests a jig and reel or two!

7. Changes in the Irish Marriage Laws in 2007 means that you no longer have to be resident in Ireland for 21 days before you are able to marry. Now you need to be in Ireland a minimum of only 5 working days before you hope to marry. If you see a website that says otherwise, it is probably just out of date.

8. While any month is good to visit Ireland, the best months weather wise are June to Sept.

9. Bells of Ireland are not actually Irish! This beautiful plant is native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus! However, in the Language of Flowers, a Victorian concept where flowers are associated with emotion and expressions, Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis) symbolize good luck or the luck of the Irish. Other flowers commonly grown and seen in Ireland are Easter Lilies, Amaryllis, Lilies, Roses, Chrysanthemums and Wild Flowers.

10. Kissing the Blarney stone really is a magnificent tradition but you have to be brave. It involves bending backwards over a high ledge on the upper floor of Blarney Castle! Still, it is a great way to start your lucky and happy married life!


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