Couples will tell you their wedding day was one of the best of their lives. It will be the day that the special people in both your lives will come together to witness your declaration of love and commitment to one another. With food, drinks, music, and laughter, unforgettable memories will be made. What many fail to mention though are the many months or even years of research and planning that goes into making your wedding day so special. We love playing a part in couples' big days helping them to create the wedding rings of their dreams in preparations to exchange their vows. Naturally, we've learned a few things along the way. So we thought it would be nice to share a useful list of the best Irish wedding blogs and sites we've come across to help those of you planning your wedding day in Ireland.
Irish Wedding Sites: General
One Fab Day A beautiful online wedding magazine that includes handy hints and tips on everything you need to know to plan a wedding in Ireland; from table planning to honeymoons and the legal practicalities. And then, just about everything in between. It also contains a supplier directory with useful contact details.
Mrs2Be This site is very similar in many ways to One Fab Day. It offers forums, supplier listings, and articles on weddings. You'll also find fun weddings news stories from around the world. Great for a little inspiration if you’re looking for a unique twist to add to your special day.
Hitched is an excellent site if your primary focus is planning and organizing with minimum fuss. This website includes a comprehensive directory covering a wide range of topics from inspiration to bridalwear shops and venues, as well as some handy features such as gift list tool and wedding appropriate quotes for speeches.
Confetti is the online counterpart to the Irish Wedding Magazine. Their social media accounts are well worth checking out, full of fantastic ideas and inspiration. It also provides some great advice on current wedding trends in fashion, hair and beauty along with their extensive supplier's directory.
Gay Weddings Ireland. This site has all of the same supplier directories and advice as to the previous sites, with additional sections focusing specifically on celebrant listings and grooms wear. They proudly claim to be Ireland’s first and only gay-friendly wedding site, completely and solely dedicated to the gay community.
Venues in Ireland
Wedding Dates is a one-stop-shop for locating that perfect wedding venue. Just about every beautiful location in Ireland is included on the site. It also lists venues by awards won and gives useful listings of upcoming wedding fairs around Ireland. There’s a blog full of handy articles too.
Ireland’s Blue Book. This is not strictly wedding related but Ireland’s Blue Book has a sterling reputation and certainly warrants a mention. Ireland's Blue Book provides a directory of the most beautifully breathtaking venues in Ireland. Whether you’re searching for a reception venue or planning to your honeymoon in Ireland, this is a great place to start your travel planning.
Irish Wedding. This is a simplistic site more aimed at and suited for international couples looking for a romantic wedding in Ireland. If you’re thinking of heading to the emerald isle for your big day but have no idea how to go about the planning and organization process, this is a good place to start.
Celtic Castles. If you've dreamed of a fairytale wedding in an Irish Castle you will have no shortage of beautiful venues to choose from.
Hidden Ireland For manor houses that will accommodate small weddings, this website is also worth checking out.
Custom Made Wedding Rings Handmade in Ireland by Designer, Silver & Goldsmith Eileen Moylan
Wedding Gifts for Bridal Party and Groomsmen
Irish Inspired Men's Jewelry Gifts Grooms, groomsmen, and father of the bride are often the most difficult to buy for. A gift that is guaranteed to be treasured and worn is a set of handcrafted Irish family crest cufflinks, made just for them. Or browse the collection and choose a piece to personalize to present to him on the day.
Ladies Irish Jewelry Gifts Exquisitely designed gifts, crafted by hand in Ireland for the mother of the bride or bridesmaids. Any of these designs can be customized to include a personal sentiment or message to express your gratitude.
Irish Wedding Suppliers
Wedding Book is by far the most extensive online directory for Irish weddings. With services throughout the island of Ireland and in all price ranges. It includes listings of all wedding events in the country from wedding fairs to venues holding open days and tips for the most flattering dresses.
Irish Wedding Diary Irish Wedding Diary is a great directory site, with extensive listings on every possible aspect of getting married. Unlike many other sites, this one also has dedicated sections for people other than the bride! Mothers, fathers, and of course, grooms will find everything they need here.
Weddings Ireland is another directory-based site that covers everything wedding-related that you could possibly think of. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on any of the other directory sites, chances are you’ll find it here. Everything from chocolate fountains to insurance gets a mention!
Irish Wedding Rings
Celtic Wedding Rings For wedding rings, browse our collection of Irish handmade wedding rings Claddagh Design. We also create custom wedding rings in a wide variety of styles and precious metals. Get in touch to find out more.
Planning a Wedding in Ireland
Dream Irish Wedding If you’re looking for a wedding planner, these guys are supposedly the best in the business, dealing with weddings in every corner of Ireland. They specialize in the top class venues in the country such as various Irish Wedding castles, manor houses and estates.
Weddings Zone This site has some really useful planning guides that will be any bride’s best friend when the logistics and planning become a tad overwhelming. It also has a handy section for multicultural weddings, which Ireland is seeing more and more of in recent years.
Irish Wedding Rings inscribed with a secret Ogham inscription. Ogham is an ancient script, known to be Ireland's earliest form of writing. Designed and made in Ireland.
Irish Wedding Bands
Irish Wedding Bands If you want to have some live music included in your wedding, this site has a huge listing of bands - including their prices - for both the ceremony and the reception. You can search by genre or occasion (engagement party, church music etc.) and it also has a wonderful listing of ‘unique’ wedding entertainment acts.
Wedding Music This is a similar site to Irish Wedding Bands with a directory of live music acts and other crowd-pleasing entertainment for all types of weddings. They offer package deals and special offers for certain acts, as well as tips on what to look for and what kind of band suits your day. If you want your wedding reception to be a fun-filled party-all-night kind of affair, this site is exactly what you need. It goes beyond wedding bands to include plenty of alternative entertainment ideas and DJ listings, and package deals such as Latin music, swing music, or traditional Irish.
Anyone looking for a traditional Irish wedding should look no further. Celtic Wedding Entertainment adds a good old Irish traditional music session to your day, as well as bringing traditional music into the church with instruments like the harp.
Styling an Irish Wedding
Weddings Online This site is perfect for the fashion-conscious bride or anyone who wants a sophisticated, stylish wedding. It also has a forums sections where newlyweds and fiancés alike can discuss everything from getting in shape for the big day to family planning, or whatever else is on your mind.
Other useful Irish Wedding Websites
My Dream Wedding My Dream Wedding has a dedicated section called Wedding TV with various demonstrations and tours of certain venues and the like. There is also a dedicated section for groomsmen, something more sites should have considering he has a very important role in the day! Celtic Wedding Hand Fasting
Celebrate your commitment in your own unique way with a Celtic Wedding Hand Fasting ceremony.