Ireland’s first ever DIY Wedding Roadshow

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! Wedding Workshop. Image Credit - Egle Laukyte of White Cat Weddings

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! Wedding Workshop. Image Credit – Egle Laukyte of White Cat Weddings

TWO Cork businesses are joining forces to launch Ireland’s first ever DIY Wedding Roadshow.

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! and will tour the country bringing their DIY workshops to brides at a series of top secret locations during 2016.

Full of fun and creativity, each day-long event will be jam-packed with demos on how to put your own stamp on your wedding. Plus tips on keeping that all-important budget down.

From floristry to bespoke invites, beauty tips to wedding styling – this is a bride-to-be’s dream day!

Each intimate workshop will be styled to a unique theme, with step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the look for your own big day.

A delicious lunch, sweet treats and refreshments will be provided – and a celebratory cocktail will toast your craftiness at the end of the day. Each attendee will leave laden down with goodies and their completed DIY projects.

Cathy O’Donoghue said “Since the recession a few years ago, I think people began getting a bit more creative when it came to home decor, weddings and parties. It’s really rewarding and boosts the old self-esteem to see your ideas take shape!”
“Brides are going to love the workshops for so many reasons! Besides going home with their own DIY projects from the day, they will have a notebook full of tips, tricks, contacts and new ideas.”

The first DIY Wedding Workshop takes place on Sunday 21st February from 11-5pm at the beautiful Flemings Restaurant in Cork City. Tickets priced €140 each. Limited capacity.

To purchase a ticket, go to and for more details email

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! Workshop. Image Credit - Naomi Kamat Photography

Oh Me, Oh My DIY! Workshop. Image Credit – Naomi Kamat Photography

Summer ‘Wedding Special’ Issue of De-Stress is now available online

Planning a wedding can be quite stressful. To help alleviate the stress it is worth any bride and grooms time to have a look at the Summer ‘Wedding Special’ Issue of De-Stress, published by Stress-Solutions 4 Life, now available online. Just click on the image below. Best viewed in Fullscreen mode.

Free online tool to help plan a wedding

Watching Dragon’s Den recently I was impressed by a website which was featured on it. Family Fridge is ‘A free online tool helping you and your family to become more organised’.

It is designed for families, but I think you could also use it to help plan your wedding. Basically decide who is going to be in your ‘family’ ie. the wedding party, Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen etc. There are some useful features included in Family Fridge which could be of help in organising a wedding.

A calendar lets you share important dates with everyone. Now no one is going to forget the date of the wedding itself. Heavens forbid! But it could be handy for sharing dates like meeting with the photographer, dress fittings, hair and beauty trials, marriage courses, hen and stag outings etc. All the relevant parties can share and know the availability of each other.

You can mail each other and leave notes within the site and there is also a feature which allows you to securely store important documents. Basically it acts like a fridge you might have at home with notes stuck on it with magnets, calendars and important reminders.

And, what could be very useful is a gift list, where you can leave suggestions of gifts that you might like.

All in all it could be a very handy tool for a wedding party to collaborate in planning the big day. It could help reduce stress on the bride having to phone or email everyone to tell them about the plans ahead. Simply post all the plans on the ‘fridge’ where authorised people can access them. Then it’s up to everyone else to check in for themselves.

Then after the big day the happy bride and groom can set up their own Family Fridge 🙂