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Planning a wedding is exciting, confusing, time consuming and sometimes stressful. It’s an event most people only take on once and you may never have organised something with so many details and parts before.

We have been hosting weddings for almost a decade (we were very young when we started!!!) so we have figured out a few things along the way. We have had a think about the best way to go about your planning to reduce stress and help you to enjoy the lead up as much as possible.

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The only acceptable response to printed invitations is “they are so perfect, I love them, there are no typos”


Ok, in an ideal world we would all sit down with our partners and we would both care the same amount about all of the things and we would look lovingly at each others Pinterest boards before agreeing on every euro we spend.

However, back in real life there are things that one of you will care about more than the other. So if one of you is really obsessed about paper goods (font heaven!!!) then let that person take on the invites and stationary. If you are not that person and your partner has taken on this job, tell them what your opinions are before they start, not when they come back from the printers!!!

The only acceptable response to printed invitations is “they are so perfect, I love them, there are no typos” .

It’s ok to not be involved in every part of the wedding but it is really important that this is a conscious decision made by both partners.

Stress happens when one person is heading off booking cakes and florists without a proper discussion.   So decide which bits need a joint decision and which ones each person has free reign over.


This may seem silly or totally obvious but it really isn’t.

If you are looking for simple bright space, choose a venue which has this already rather than picking one that has a dark or heavily themed space which you are trying to change.

In Horetown we try to keep the ceremony and dining space as neutral as possible to allow you to add your own style, but we always have enough decor in each room so you won’t need any extra unless you want it.  Our old house is full or period charm, but if you are looking for modern, well there is no amount of styling will make our Drawing rooms look minimalist!

Stress happens when you are trying to work against what you already have.  There are so many different venues with rustic, refined, formal, casual, modern and every other kind of style you could want.  Decide together on your priorities and then look for a venue that has already created that for you.

… check with a stylist or décor company about the costs and possible options before you pay that deposit

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Wedding Coordinator, Horetown House

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