The New Wedding Couple

The concept of the "traditional" couple in their 20's, big white wedding is declining. Here we examine the "new couples" including same sex and older couples to identify some trends and share tips on how Venues can service them.

Is Brexit a big worry? Seven top tips to help combat Brexit……

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.

Weddings for non-hotel venues

 The rise of the barn / festival wedding is something that has a lot of hotels I am working with quite concerned. The market is opening up and couples are increasingly looking for "something different" for their big day.

Don’t Stop, Rethink! MIA Conference

Any opportunity to get up on stage and spread the good word about all things weddings and winning more wedding business, and I'm there so I was delighted to be asked to speak on a panel at the Meetings Industry Association annual conference in London in March 2017. Whats even better, I will be sharing the panel with my dear friend and all round hotel conference expert (and another Ciara.