Weddings Needn’t Cost a Fortune!

Plan a perfect wedding within your means whilst fulfilling your dreams!

Here's How

It's official - the wedding industry is booming in Ireland. Good news for suppliers, but perhaps not so good for those couples who are facing increasing wedding costs.

RTÉ News reports that the average cost of a wedding in 2019 (pre-pandemic) was €26,000. That has now increased to €32,000 for 2023 and 2024.

Moreover, the article says, usually in Ireland there are between 19,000 to 23,000 weddings a year, but estimates that around 35,000 weddings took place last year.

Many of these were couples overseas looking to have a romantic countryside wedding in Ireland, and for some of these couples a six figure wedding budget is not unusual.

However, says RTÉ, "for those who don't have an endless supply of money, booking your dream wedding at the moment can be tricky."

Most venues in Ireland have had to raise their prices to cope with increasing operating costs.

"High demand means less availability for everything from venues to bands."

With weekend weddings at capacity, midweek weddings are becoming a more popular option.

Plus, the article states, the importance of the ceremony is taking prominence for couples again, and they taking great care when planning it.


So What Does This Mean For Your Ceremony?

A great deal!

The Irish wedding boom doesn't have to end in a puff for your ceremony.

Here are a few good reason why:

  • As a Celebrant, I can conduct your ceremony at any time of the day, on any day of the week, allowing you to take advantage of less popular times (and possibly less expensive) at your venue.
  • My ceremonies are 100% bespoke, in other words they are made especially for you, so you decide what you would like included and what you may need to leave out.
  • Because my ceremonies are 100% personal to the couple having them, they are perfectly suited to a smaller, more intimate number of guests.
  • My Celebrant-led ceremonies can take place anywhere - you are not tied to a particular venue (for example a hotel or other public, licensed building required by a registrar) but can choose a lower cost venue, such as a waterside restaurant, cottage garden, beachside villa etc.

Once you start thinking outside the box to see what can be achieved if you don't have a six figure budget (or near it!), the options for a less expensive wedding that still has the ultimate wow factor becomes a reality!


Read the full RTÉ article For Richer or Poorer: The Wedding Industry is Booming