Gallery of Cork Kerry Wedding Services

Smart Ways To Save Money

The Venue – Forget traditional wedding venues and look at hosting a reception in an elegant pub, or even in a family/friends house.

Flowers – Flowers are gorgeous but they can be expensive.To save money stick to those varieties that are in season at the time of your wedding and don`t be afraid to recycle displays, for example an arrangement for the church doorway can be moved to the reception. Follow the modern trend for minimalism and use several small vases, each containing just a few stems as stunning table centerpieces. Don`t forget that other natural produce such as fruits, grasses and even vegetables (such as pumpkins in Autumn) can make impressive displays.

Food & Drink – Start by informing your caterer/venue of your food and drink budget and ask what they can do with it. – most will be happy to suggest innovative and creative dishes and wines that match your pocket. Buffets are always cheaper than sit down meals and brunch or afternoon tea makes an elegant but less expensive alternative to dinner. You could also hold a garden party, picnic or BBQ. Don`t feel that you need to impress your guests.

Reception Etiquette

Here are a few rules of protocol to observe once your reception gets underway………..

• The venue staff, or your hired staff will show your guests to the table seating you have arranged. If your wedding is more informal you may like to allow guests to choose where they want to seat.

• Guests should be enjoying the canapés, cocktails or pre-dinner drinks by the time the bridal couple arrives.

• Choose your Toastmaster carefully. You need a person who is a competent speaker and a good organizer who can call the reception to order and introduce the next event in the proceedings.

• For a formal affair, toasts usually begin with a toast to the bride and groom, proposed by a friend. The groom responds and toasts the bridesmaids. This toast is responded to by the best man, who toasts the bride`s parents. The bride`s father responds. The last toast is to the parents of the groom.

• The more informal the wedding, the less rigorous the toast protocol. At many informal weddings, the toast to the bride and groom may be all that is needed.

• The speeches arte followed with the reading of the telegrams (or these days faxes or emails) from people unable to attend the wedding and the wedding cake should be cut after the speeches and toasts are all finished.

• Cake is served later over coffee and remember to wrap pieces for people who can`t be there.

• After the formalities, it`s time for the bridal waltz, the first dance of the wedding.

• the bridal couple is traditionally first on the dance floor and is joined soon after by the couple`s parents and than by the guests.

• And the last, often most long awaited act of the evening is the tossing of the bridal bouquet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Corporate Marquees

Party Pagoda 6x6

Our Black and White Dance Floor at Marketing Institute Ball at Silver Spring Hotel

 

 

 

recent conference layout provided at Meelin Co. Cork for Newmarket Co-Op Group

Ideal vintage model for your wedding

Dancing at Star Trex Studios Knocknagree