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Plan your big day with ease with our essential help and advice for brides and grooms-to-be! Whatever your wedding worry or queries, we have a series of helpful features to help you on your way to planning your dream reception. With advice on everything from how to delegate your bridesmaids, weather preparation, groom speeches, entertainment ideas, photography shots, budgeting your cash, the latest in-season flowers, wedding favours and even top tips and legalities for organising a church wedding. We answer all your wedding woes, as well as having our light-hearted features- providing you with all things funny when it comes to wedding planning!

Whether its wedding day fails or how to calm your inner ‘bridezilla’, Wedding Journal’s help and advice section will be your new go-to when it comes to answering those all-important wedding planning, help and advice questions.

How to slash the cost of your wedding day

Budgeting tips for couples who want to save on the cost of their wedding day Want to get married for next to nothing? With the average wedding costing over £20,000/€25,000 it’s no surprise that many couples are looking for ways to make their wedding budget go that little bit further. The DIY bride is having her moment with up-cycling and […]

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How to Spend Less on your Wedding

Follow a few simple rules to spend only what you need to before you walk down the aisle.

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10 Brilliant Wedding Day Fails Caught on Camera

We really hope these don't happen to YOU!

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How to include your pet in your wedding day

Fun ways to ensure your four-legged friend has a starring role on your wedding day

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Tips for women planning to propose this Leap Year

Ladies, in case you hadn’t heard, 2016 is a Leap Year which means it’s perfectly OK to take matters into your own hands and pop that question, ‘will you marry me?’ The 29th February is traditionally the day that women can finally cut to the chase and ask their man to marry them. If you […]

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How to get the most out of your Wedding Magazine

It’s less of a magazine, more of a wedding bible that you can’t live without. Most engaged ladies have bought, or been gifted, a wedding magazine. It’s a right of passage for any woman with a new engagement ring on her finger as suddenly you have been allowed to enter an exclusive world of wedding planning, […]

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Nine ways to honour a lost loved one on your wedding day

How to pay tribute to a lost loved one on your special day

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Ladies, it’s a Leap Year and that means one thing in the wedding world…

... It's your turn to propose! Prepare to get down on one knee, because 2016 is one of the few leap years where you can pop the question to your man.

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16 Signs he’ll make a great husband

Tell tale signs that your current flame could well turn out to be perfect husband material

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More than a third of weddings are planned jointly by the couple

A survey reveals more than a third of weddings are planned jointly by the bride and groom. If your man needs a little planning guidance, read on… Traditionally planning a wedding was done mainly by the bride and her maids, not so anymore as increasingly grooms are becoming more hands on. A survey carried out […]

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10 Things You Should Know Before You Get Married

There’s no crystal ball to foresee what will happen after you tie the knot, but there are some things we think you should know before you get married. Finding time for each other takes work There’s an endless array of things that can dominate your time ahead of your partner- your career, your friends, your […]

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Should you do a Beyoncé​ and wear white to a wedding?

Is it ok to wear white to someone else’s wedding? ​Beyoncé seemed to think so when she attended a wedding earlier this week… Queen B is never one for the conventional, but has she gone too far with her recent Instagram snaps that appear to show her wearing white to a wedding (according to the […]

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Make a best man’s speech video in eight simple steps

We're living in the era of the best man's speech video. Here's how its done...

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Tips to looking good in EVERY wedding photo

If you are serious about looking good in photos, you need to do your homework!

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Responsibilities of the Bridesmaids & Maid of Honour

Know what to expect from your bridal party before your wedding.

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14 Budgeting tips for a winter wedding

Save money on your winter wedding with these top budgeting tips

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What we REALLY think about wedding traditions & customs

Despite our love of hashtags, a new survey has revealed that we are still traditionalists at heart when it comes to wedding traditions and customs You’ve your wedding planned on Pinterest, your wedding gift list is online and you bought your favours from an e-commerce shop. It’s fair to say that the modern Irish bride […]

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