Survey: What Irish couples spend on their weddings? Aug ’14

by audrey

Have you seen a wedding survey recently? Anyone who has gotten married will, more than likely, have struggled with their wedding budget. The majority of Irish couples are getting married for the first time so it’s pretty easy to forget something on the list.

It was therefore very interesting to see the results from the 4th annual wedding survey conducted by popular wedding forum Mrs2Be.ie. Even after you’ve gotten married it’s intriguing to compare costs, however, it’s really important to be aware of average prices when planning your up-coming wedding. Information is King! Read more

When getting married, I wish I’d known… July ’14

by audrey

Even though I’d been a bridesmaid three times, here are the things I wish I’d known, when getting married

… That no matter what our simple ideas for a simple wedding were, I’d get sucked into all the weird and wonderful wedding stuff eventually. It even started early when, instead of the texted invite we’d discussed, I set about individually making all my invitations. I was setting the ‘tone’ of the day with imported Japanese paper on my hand-made cards! Read more

Wedding gift registry, a good idea for Irish couples?

by audrey
Wedding Dress Illustration

Weddings… have you thought about a gift registry for your big day? With so many Irish couples living together before getting married maybe you think a gift registry isn’t relevant and that cash is king. However, wouldn’t it be nice to get something you’ll both enjoy doing or treasure for a lifetime instead? Create an online gift registry that suits your unique tastes, here are some unusual Irish gift ideas to get you started…

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Wedding advice from top Irish experts

by audrey

When planning your wedding it’s always great to get some insider advice from the experts, saving you time and possibly expense. Recently I spoke with a few local experts in the wedding trade to get the best tips for Irish brides planning their big day.

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Choosing your perfect wedding dress with expert advice

by audrey
Wedding Dress Ink photo shoot

Are you searching for the one, your dream wedding dress? Over the past couple of weeks Audrey Vance, of Wedding Dress Ink, went to visit some gorgeous Wicklow bridal shops and designers to find out just what Irish brides are buying and to glean some pearls of wisdom for all those brides-to-be starting out on their journey.

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Featured in Irish Tatler – November Issue

by audrey
Irish Tatler features Audrey Vance of Wedding Dress Ink

Tatler magazine has a wonderful ‘Women in Business’ section and it was a fabulous honour to be asked to write for it. What could be better than getting invited to feature in one of your favourite glossy magazines? Christmas came early here at Wedding Dress Ink!

Read on for the full Tatler interview…

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Amazing customer comments! October 2013

by audrey
wedding dress illustrations

A mother of two girls, living not far from where I grew up, secretly ordered two illustrations for her girls. The gifts were opened over the weekend on the mother’s 35th wedding anniversary at a Sunday family gathering. Here is what I received by email on Monday…

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“Wow…I love it so much” Pippa O’Connor-Ormond August 7th

by audrey
Pippa O'Connor's wedding dress illustration

Celebrity endorsement for Wedding Dress Ink came via twitter after celebrity model and TV personality Pippa O’ConnorOrmond tweeted to all her 26,000 followers on the night of her birthday. My brand new twitter account @WeddingDressInk was like a lightening rod for the next two hours as lots of Pippa’s avid followers reacted to her endorsement.

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