Is 2020 just a better year to get married?Why are some Venues struggling to fill available dates in 2019? You’re not alone We’ve noticed a trend and we are pretty sure that many of you are experiencing the same thing. The number of booked weddings for many Wedding Venues across the UK and Ireland is down in 2019 against plans for 2020.
Are you capitalising on Ireland Inc. ? What can you do to attract Weddings from Overseas? Ireland is not only a destination for Irish couples returning home from abroad to get married but it also becoming a very desirable choice for International couples.
Boutique Hotels – It’s Good to be SmallTop 5 Things to Make your Boutique Hotel Stand Out Sometimes being small has its advantages. While bigger hotels and those part of chains may have greater access to marketing budgets, staff and onsite facilities in general, boutique hotels can be smart too about how they attract weddings.
Many of our cross-border hotels are concerned about the impact Brexit is having or will have on their wedding bookings over the coming months and years. We already know that tourism numbers from the UK (Ireland’s largest source of tourism) are down. These are largely being offset by the increase in the number of US and domestic tourists but that isn’t transferrable to the wedding industry unfortunately.
REPUBLIC OF WORK together with Cork Chamber present an evening event exploring Innovation in Hospitality. This event will explore the hospitality industry, from the traditional to the ultra modern, discussing how the two are fused together to create convenience in it's most luxurious form.
With 25th May looming, compliance with GDPR has to be on the minds of most hoteliers and venue owners. At WeddingDates, we have been reviewing our obligations under the new regulation. This Blog is my take out of how it relates to this industry having gone through training and an internal audit with a GDPR Consultant for our business.
OUR UK WEDDING SURVEY – A THIRD OF COUPLES WILL HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA BAN THE MORNING OF THEIR WEDDING!
At WeddingDates we love hearing all about what couples are planning for their special day and also what their guests might think too. This information is invaluable to our clients, some 2000+ wedding venues and suppliers throughout the UK and Ireland. Take a look at the results of our UK WEDDING SURVEY completed with over 1,000 people in the UK planning their wedding.
What is the average number of venues a couple views before making a decision? What online sources are the most trusted by couples doing their research? When is the most popular month & day to get married? Find out all in the BIG IRISH WEDDING SURVEY 2018. Research undertaken in January/February 2018 among 1,100 + respondents throughout Ireland. via Survey Monkey by WeddingDates.
Change is inevitable. Hoteliers may resist it, avoiding putting inventory for their event space online for fear of loss of control - but the same could be said 20 years ago about bedrooms… can you even imagine a hotel now not providing online bedroom booking on their websites?!