Over 50 per cent of Irish brides say bad weather will disrupt their big day

A new survey has found that over 50 per cent of Irish brides say bad weather will disrupt their big day, with a third citing the likelihood of good weather in summer months as a major factor in choosing the time of year to get married in Ireland.


The survey of over 230 Irish brides was conducted by one of Ireland’s top wedding venues, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, which, in response will launch its new ‘Rain or Shine’ offer at the hotel’s Wedding Fair on October 21st.


The four star Dunboyne Castle Hotel’s new ‘Rain or Shine’ offer takes the stress out of Ireland’s typically bad weather for brides and grooms. If the sun shines, the bridal party can have their photography taken in the hotel’s picturesque tree-lined grounds. If the weather is not so good, photography can be taken in the hotel’s light-filled Castle Lounge and originally restored Dunboyne Mansion, with a romantic, candle-lit drinks reception.


“We want to give people the wedding of their dreams and this survey is so useful in identifying that for an incredible 53 per cent of brides-to-be surveyed, bad weather is a real wedding worry” said Elisabet Diaz, General Manager of Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa.


The survey also found that over half of respondents said the reputation of wedding venues was a primary factor in choosing a location, more specifically those with great surroundings and photo opportunities. Over 70 per cent choose the weekend to get married for guest’s convenience with Saturday being the most popular day. 


Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa’s Wedding Fair will feature everything the engaged couple needs to create their perfect wedding from the latest trend – providing guests with a gorgeous ‘pick n’ mix’ sweet selection – to wedding bands, DJ’s, décor and luxury cars.  The room will also be dressed as a real wedding to give bridal parties a real sense of what their special day will look like. 


The Fair will also feature a Bridal fashion show of Ciara Roe bridal gowns as well as the perfect ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfits. To entertain visitors, there will be performances by wedding favourites The Halleluiah Gospel Choir and dancers, Celtic Fusion. All couples who book their wedding at Dunboyne Castle Hotel’s Wedding Fair will be given a complimentary overnight with breakfast at the hotel’s sister property, Dublin‘s five star boutique Dylan Hotel.


Renowned for its friendly service, sweeping grounds and the beautiful décor of the original Dunboyne House, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa offers couples the ideal wedding destination in the countryside, just minutes from Dublin. The bridal party and guests can also enjoy the hotel’s Ivy Brasserie and its award-winning Seoíd Spa, set over three floors with one of Ireland’s most extensive thermal treatment facilities.


The Wedding Fair at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa takes place from 1 – 5 pm, Sunday, October 21st. See www.dunboynecastlehotel.com

Confetti Live! in association with Franc comes to Kilkenny this weekend

TV sensation Franc is the star of the show at Confetti Live! coming to Kilkenny’s The Hub this weekend, October 13th & 14th.

Ireland’s sassiest, classiest wedding fair, Confetti Live! promises to be the most spectacular wedding event for brides and grooms-to-be in the Kilkenny region.

Whether you’re engaged, have just popped the question or are deep in the organisation process, there’ll be something for everyone. Bring your bridesmaids, mum, dad and sisters – there’s something for everyone at Confetti Live!

You can also expect to meet and chat with vendors and discover offers from a whole range of products and service suppliers including venues, food, favours and wine; bridal shops, dresses and grooms suiting; shoes, accessories and beauty; travel, honeymoons and weddings abroad; cars, wedding bands, DJs and soloists; plus pre-marriage courses and advice.

Confetti Live! Kilkenny will also feature a number of live audiences with Franc each day, where he will dispense his words of advice and wisdom gleaned from his many years in the planning and organising of stylish, exclusive and exceptional weddings worldwide.

Then relax and watch fantastic catwalk shows, professionally produced and staged, starring models from the Andrea Roche Model Agency, featuring gorgeous gowns available from stockists exhibiting at the show.

Ahead of the event brides-to-be in the Kilkenny area have a fantastic opportunity to avail of discounted tickets to Confetti Live! if they book online before the event.  Just visitwww.confettilive.ie to get yours now!