In this blog post, we are going to address some items you may not have considered in the planning process for your big day. Already think you have everything covered? Perhaps have a read through our tips; hopefully we’ll have mentioned something you will find helpful on the day!
1. What do I do with my engagement ring prior to the ceremony?
Did you know that it’s tradition to wear your engagement ring on your right hand on the day of the wedding? Once you have exchanged rings at the ceremony you can then move the engagement ring back to the ring finger on your left hand for the reception and celebrations.
2. Who is responsible for lifting the bride’s veil during the ceremony?
If you’re a stickler for tradition, then you have two options here. If you are being ‘given away’ or accompanied up the aisle by someone dear to you, you can have them lift your veil when you reach your intended. Alternatively, you can ask your fiancé to lift your veil when the ceremony begins.
3. Left or right?
What sides of the aisle do the bride and groom stand? If you’re opting for a church wedding, tradition stipulates if you are standing facing the altar, the bride stands on the left and the groom on the right. It’s important to note though that you can stand wherever you like at any non-religious ceremony.
4. Can I have a catholic ceremony without the mass?
This may come as a surprise to many, but the answer is yes! Perhaps you want to shorten the time spent in church for any number of reasons. You may have family that are not religious, or you and your partner may be of different religious beliefs. This option to marry within the church without the accompanying mass is an option that not many couples are aware of. Speak to your local clergy for more information on this option.
5. Does our chosen venue allow us to take photographs during the ceremony?
It’s important that you double check with your venue about their photo policy. In most cases the church or civil ceremony venue will have no problem with photographers doing their thing during the ceremony but you could get a surprise on the day if you don’t ask in advance. Some churches may have a ‘no photo’ policy, so it’s important that you know this before finalizing your booking.
6. Disability Access
In most cases, venues across Ireland today will be fully equipped for those who may need special assistance on the day. If you or one of your guests has a wheelchair or requires alternative arrangement, it’s important to speak with your venue in advance to confirm they can be accommodated.
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