Long engagements a thing of the past for loved-up locals
Brides-to-be across Northern Ireland are following the lead of their favourite Hollywood couples and choosing short engagements ahead of long, drawn-out events. With A-list couples like Cameron Diaz engaged to to Benji Madden for a blink-and-you-miss-it 17 days, and supermodel Gisele Bundchen married to Tom Brady just one month after he proposed, the trend for by-passing a long engagement to be with the one you love is gathering pace.
It’s a trend that the 5-Star Lough Erne Resort have recognised, and with increasing demand for shorter engagements the weddings team have created a bespoke ‘When Love Won’t Wait’ package which includes all the essential aspects for the big day, making it perfect for couples who just want to get on with the business of being married.
The luxury Lough Erne Resort, nestled in the heart of the stunning Fermanagh Lakelands, can cater for up to 300 family and friends, with a gourmet menu created by the award-winning Chef Noel McMeel, who was recently named a Hospitality hero by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation.
General Manager William Kirby says the demand for the resort’s new When Love Won’t Wait wedding package shows a major shift in wedding choices within Ireland.
The reasoning behind a long engagement in recent years has been to plan and perhaps save for the celebration. With a shift in couples now living together and buying houses prior to engagement, the need for waiting to get married has significantly reduced. Our new ‘When Love Won’t Wait’ wedding package at Lough Erne Resort is perfect for couples that don’t want to compromise or postpone their marriage any longer but want an excellent price point with unrivalled lakeside views and 5-Star service.
The “When Love Won’t Wait” wedding package offers a Lemonade Bar on arrival with tea, coffee and shortbread followed by a sumptuous five course banqueting menu with a half bottle of House Wine per guest and evening reception. The Ross Suite at Lough Erne Resort will include chair covers, sashes and candelabras for each table as part of the package. Ahead of the big day to ensure the dining options on the big day are perfect, each couple will enjoy a menu tasting session, with a complimentary one night Bed and Breakfast stay to celebrate their first wedding anniversary in style!