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    Hi Guys,

    I am new to all this, got engaged at the end of January and am at a loss as to where to start with the weding plans!! We initially planned on going to Italy however am interested in hearing peoples view on whether it will actually work out cheaper or not. Bearing in mind we only have a budget of €10k. We are not looking for a big fancy do but I am wondering is it possible to have an Irish wedding on this sort of budget?!? :confused:



    My hotel does a great wedding package for €40 per person with 4 course meal, complimentary floral centre pieces, red carpet, free 3 month gym membership to help you get in shape for the big day (wedding over 110 persons)



    You can save a lot of money by shopping around. One idea is to buy your wedding and bridesmaid dresses on-line it saves so much money. Fashion Express Dresses have just launched a wedding and bridesmaid brochure for 2009 you have to email them and they will email it to you: [email][email protected][/email], their website is eBay Shop – Fashion Express Dresses:, they also sell debs and evening dresses.

    Good luck



    I think its definately possible. I’m not too far off that budget myself. I have just been upfront with suppliers saying that i’m only prepared to spend a certain amount and if they can’t give me anything under that I walk away. Most are very willing to negotiate. For wedding dresses I just asked for sample sales and found mine for a bargain! Good luck



    Hi there,
    Just to let you know I run a Bridal Boutique in Cork city centre sepcialising in New, Vintage and Once Worn gowns that are all selling for a maximum of half the recommended new retail price.

    The average price of our gowns is around €600 although our wedding dresses start from €195
    We have Irelands largest range of designers in once shop and I recently sold a stunning new Maggie Sotterro Gown, 3 Bella Formal Bridesmaids gowns, Veil, Head-dress and Jewellery to a customer for a total of €1500!

    Getting your gown within budget …. this is the place to come

    The Bridal Boutique Cork
    27 Patrick’s Quay, Cork
    021 4552324



    im also working on the same budget! bought my dress in debinhams for €51. found my bridesmaids dresses online for €57. if you have some1 with a creative side order your flowers on line @ ….. fab abd cheap!! photography….opt for a cd only package and put together an album yourself. im working in the photography/retail industry. ill be ordering a photobook which has a rrp of €50! and the photographer’s package is approx €600!

    also ive been looking @ wedding accessories and wedding jewellery, tiaras, cake toppers – My Dream Wedding great website.

    hope some of this helps! also 1 thing im refusing to do is have disposable camera’s on the tables….such a waste of maney….every1 has digital cameras these days so just ask every1 for a copy on cd!

    good luck x



    That was my budget originally but iv gone over already. Wedding Dresses,Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories from Inweddingdress looks very reasonable. x



    Hey all, just to let you know, I’m doing a Wedding Album and Two Photo DVD’s for 795 euros (plus diesel costs if outside an hours drive)
    You get to choose the design/content of the Album and get ALL of the photos of the day to do with as you please!!
    Drop me a line if I can be of any help.

    Chris Leonard Photography



    Hi all!
    Nice! Thanks for the post. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want, I will be happy to answer to the best of my knowledge.



    AldenMakena;4669 wrote: Hi all!
    Nice! Thanks for the post. Please feel free to ask as many questions as you want, I will be happy to answer to the best of my knowledge.

    Where are you thinking on getting married in Ireland?




    Sorry I don’t have any idea about this. Hope some will help you.



    I have looked into getting married abroad and it costs more than a simple wedding in ireland, my budget is 5 or 6,000….very small wedding with close family…all the hotels im looking at do these packages for 5,000 with the min of 100 people i was wondering can i do this wedding, for my buget, im renting the dresses out, there is only 60 people coming, the church is across the road from the hotel i want…35 per head…..



    I have found that the best way to save money when searching for a wedding gown is resorting to the internet. Unlike brick and mortar retailers, online retailers do not have many overhead costs so they can offer the gowns for cheaper. However,there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping online.
    Always have your measurements ready. Size Charts vary among designers, so it is important to have your measurements ready in order to assure you get the correct fit.

    Look up their return policy before purchasing. Make sure that if you are not 100% satisfied with the gown or if it does not fit properly you are able to return it. However, be aware that with most wedding gowns alterations will be necessary. Watch out for websites with designers pictures but located in China. They often offer you custom gowns for a lower price but end up looking absolutely nothing like the picture. They don’t accept returns either.
    Make sure to establish communication with a representative of the website, communication leads to a better understanding of what you want, leading to the best results possible.

    In my research I have found some legitimate website and some that are not so good. One good website to look at is goodorient (dot) com, At last, maybe you can find what you want at GoodOrient, a very popular website about wedding dresses. Not only Simple Wedding, Dresses Junior Bridesmaid Dresses or all kind of wedding dresses, but also Evening Dresses, Party Dresses, will just fit you.



    It’s crazy trying to sort everything out, especially when you’re on a budget!!!
    But I did my wedding on less than 7000!!!! And I didn’t cut corners with numbers or anything! :)

    Visit this link if you are interested!!

    Budget Wedding Ireland | Facebook



    Hey guys, i am planning to tie the knot soon, but my budget is quite low. Would i be able to find a good dress for about 150 quid?
    Any replies with addresses is appreciated

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