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Founder of TeamBride.ie. Dedicated to helping brides plan their Big Day stress free.

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A dream wedding day comes true 2 years ago

A dream wedding day comes true

By  •  Bridal

This month Team Bride was invited to help a lovely Lifford couple with their dream wedding.

I have known Shannon and John for many years and have been sitting …
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The Team Bride guide to being a good guest 2 years ago

The Team Bride guide to being a good guest

By  •  Bridal

So, we are bang in the middle of Wedding Seasons and you’re stressing about getting your outfit, organising a pressie for the happy couple and booking to get your hair …
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Wedding Day emergency? No problem! 2 years ago

Wedding Day emergency? No problem!

By  •  Bridal

So, all the planning is complete and the day has finally arrived. It’s been planned within an inch of its life and nothing is going to ruin it. Nothing!

To …
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The fabulous castle wedding of Leona and Paschal 2 years ago

The fabulous castle wedding of Leona and Paschal

By  •  Bridal

Now more than ever I think brides are under enormous pressure when it comes to their wedding dress, with the social media age the expectations are high. So, imagine being a …
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Our Wedding Day: The beginning of a long wedding career! 2 years ago

Our Wedding Day: The beginning of a long wedding career!

By  •  Bridal

I was always one of those girls that dreamt of her wedding day. My first Barbie doll was the one with the white plastic wedding dress and I loved her. …
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Wedding 101: Champagne taste, beer budget 2 years ago

Wedding 101: Champagne taste, beer budget

By  •  Bridal

It’s very easy to get swept away with the wedding plans once you are engaged and you excitedly make a long list of all the things you want for your …
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The Final Fit – Don’t get the dress stress! 3 years ago

The Final Fit – Don’t get the dress stress!

By  •  Bridal

So, you’ve found the dress of your dreams and you are delighted with life. Chances are that you ordered from a sample dress that was either too big or too …
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No RSVP? No Cake. No Seat. No Meal. 3 years ago

No RSVP? No Cake. No Seat. No Meal.

By  •  Bridal

This is one of those topics that can ignite fury in a stressed-out bride like no other! I must admit that it’s a real bugbear of mine too – how …
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Saying I DO to a DIY Wedding 3 years ago

Saying I DO to a DIY Wedding

By  •  Bridal

Décor is a ‘Nice to have’ rather than a ‘Have to have’ (in my opinion!) There is no denying that draping and venue dressing can really make a difference to …
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Pinterest taste, scrapbook budget? 3 years ago

Pinterest taste, scrapbook budget?

By  •  Bridal

If you haven’t got at least 10 different Wedding Related Albums of your Pinterest account are you even planning a proper wedding?? It seems every bride I meet has her …
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Something old, new, borrowed and blue 3 years ago

Something old, new, borrowed and blue

By  •  Bridal

There are lots of traditions associated with weddings but this little rhyme is perhaps one of the best known of all. Maybe you aren’t in any way superstitious and think …
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Wedding Tips you need to know! 3 years ago

Wedding Tips you need to know!

By  •  Bridal

When you are planning a wedding, you will have lots of people giving you advice on everything from your venue choice to your guest list – whether you have asked …
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Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride 3 years ago

Your guide to being the perfect Mother of the Bride

By  •  Bridal

Yay! Your little girl is getting married! Every mum has dreamt of (and dreaded) the day her daughter gets married. Traditionally the role of mother of the bride was a …
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Will you hold my dress while I pee…? 3 years ago

Will you hold my dress while I pee…?

By  •  Bridal

You may laugh now and tag your bridesmaids for the craic but going to the loo in your Wedding Dress requires a little careful thought and planning!

Another reason to …
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What happens at a Bridal Trunk Show 3 years ago

What happens at a Bridal Trunk Show

By  •  Bridal

Did you know that the average Bridal Collection consists of approx. 80-100 dresses? With each designer usually launching 2 collections a year that’s up to 200 dresses from each designer. …
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Love me, love my dog! 3 years ago

Love me, love my dog!

By  •  Bridal

I’ve never been an animal lover. In fact, I was that person who would call ahead and make you remove your dog from the house so that I could …
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Wedding Fair 101 – starting the planning process 3 years ago

Wedding Fair 101 – starting the planning process

By  •  Bridal

Ok so we are right in the middle of Wedding Fair Season and as an engaged couple you are doing your homework and attending lots of wedding fairs to try …
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Wedding dancing like a pro! 3 years ago

Wedding dancing like a pro!

By  •  Bridal

The first dance – whether you’re marrying a Patrick Swayze wannabe or a shoe shuffler there is no avoiding the first dance! The expectation of years gone by was that …
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Buying your wedding dress – Team Bride’s top tips 3 years ago

Buying your wedding dress – Team Bride’s top tips

By  •  Bridal

So, the wedding date is booked and you and your partner are still in the giddy ‘newly engaged’ bubble and everyone is delighted for you and asking you loads of …
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Wedding Fairs – all the dates you need 3 years ago

Wedding Fairs – all the dates you need

By  •  Bridal

It seems like half of Donegal got engaged over Christmas judging from my Facebook timeline! This will mean lots of couples are just starting out om the planning process and …
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The insider guide to wedding dress trends for 2017 3 years ago

The insider guide to wedding dress trends for 2017

By  •  Bridal

A New Year, a fresh start and time to start that all important Wedding Planning process for many of you! Choosing your wedding dress is a very personal thing and …
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Say Yule be mine….. 3 years ago

Say Yule be mine…..

By  •  Bridal

Tis’ the season to get engaged

Ok so most of us have experienced the pressure of everyone expecting the ‘announcement’ at some stage or another. Friends and family aren’t afraid …
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Jingle bells and wedding bells 3 years ago

Jingle bells and wedding bells

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…………

Traditionally everyone got married in the summer months and it became known as ‘Wedding Season’, however the fact that we live in …
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I can’t say I do without you 3 years ago

I can’t say I do without you

By  •  Bridal

I’ve said all along that choosing the right bridal party members can make or break your wedding planning experience and you shouldn’t underestimate how important this decision is. The average …
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So, you’re engaged! Now what? 3 years ago

So, you’re engaged! Now what?

By  •  Bridal

You’re engaged. Congrats! Your partner finally took the hint and popped the question or like the increasing majority you agreed as two consenting adults that it was time to get …
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How to navigate the wedding minefield 3 years ago

How to navigate the wedding minefield

By  •  Bridal

Your Wedding Day is the best day of your life. Years of thought, dreaming and planning goes into creating the ‘Perfect Day’.

The majority of brides (and grooms!) have …
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