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12 Month Wedding Planner Welcome to our comprehensive wedding guide for 2014, 16 pages filled with advice, services and Hotels that are amongst the best in Ireland and all here in the North West!

10 months to go...

5 months to go…

• Choose your attendants - bridesmaids, ushers and best man etc. • Decide on your dress (allow at least six months for a made-to-measure dress to be delivered). • Choose and order your bridesmaid’s outfits. • Start thinking about a honeymoon, including the costs, season and flights.

• Go honeymoon shopping (Remember summer clothes aren’t easy to find in the winter and vice versa!). • Book a hairdresser and style consultation (do this earlier if you’re planning to grow your hair). • Book your make-up artist and trial appointments.

9 months to go…

4 months to go…

• Find a florist and discuss your flowers, including buttonholes, bouquets and arrangements for the church and reception venue. • Taste and confirm your menu and drinks with your caterer. • Choose and order your bridesmaid outfits.

8 months to go… • If you’re getting married in a church, discuss To start things off we have a month by month planreadings with the minister or priest and music ner/guide to keep you right in the year before your with the musicians. big day arrives, please take your time and avail of • If it’s a civil ceremony, esquire about what readall the services and Hotels available to you in this ings and music are permitted. guide. Good luck! • Order invitations and envelopes (allow one invitation per married couple or family), plus place cards, menus and a seating plan.

12 months to go... • Have the budget conversation with your fiancé and your parents. • Fix a date and time. • Decide on guest numbers. • Visit reception venues and book one as soon as possible. • Buy wedding insurance.

11 months to go... • Send save-the-dates. • Book your photographer and videographer (Make sure the church or wedding venue allows photos and videos to be shot!). • Book the caterer, DJ and/or band. • Make appointments to try on wedding dresses.

7 months to go… • Book transport to the wedding venue and on to the reception for you and your bridal party (as well as a car to take you to your first-night hotel or the airport). • Order your wedding cake. • Choose and order wedding favours.

6 months to go… • Remind your fiancé to get his and the usher’s outfits. • Choose gifts for the wedding party. • Pick your wedding rings. • Confirm the order of service with your priest or registrar, then have guest booklets printed. If you have a choir, they need copies, too.

Time to enjoy your Wedding Day!

• If you’re changing your name, renew your passport now or do it after you have your honeymoon. the officiating minister or registrar will sign the form. • Find out if you need visas or inoculations for your honeymoon. • Discuss hen and stag night plans with your friends.

3 months to go… • Pick a company and start gift-list window shopping! • Book for a colour (if you get your hair coloured) and a trim. • Organise a rehearsal and inform those who will need to be there. • Attend a reading of the banns, if you’ll marry in a church.

2 months to go… • Send out invitations six weeks before the day and keep a list of acceptances. • Check that your fiancé has organised the rings, his wedding clothes, and your first-night hotel. • Try on your whole wedding outfit, including

headdress, shoes and underwear. Forgotten anything? Get it!. • Book any other beauty treatments (nails, fake tans, etc.)

1 month to go… • Confirm numbers with caterers and do the seating plan. • Discuss special requests with your band or DJ. • Order honeymoon currency and traveller’s cheques. • Visit the hairdresser to try out hairstyles with your veil and tiara, and have your final cut and colour. • Have your hen and stag nights - after all that running around, it’s time to party!

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Wedding cakes by David McKnight is a family run business with a tailor made service, enabling you to match your cake to the colour scheme and theme of your entire wedding. David McKnight is the creative talent behind the cakes, with over 35 years experience as a master baker making beautiful cakes throughout Ireland. It is our mission to provide the perfect cake, at a low cost price but at the highest of standards. Our service is personal, stress free and straight forward. Whether you are choosing a one tier, five tier, chocolate or cupcake cake, wedding cakes by David McKnight will form a fantastic centrepiece for your wedding reception and make that ‘cutting the cake’ photograph a memory for a lifetime.

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Treats in store for brides at Kee’s Hotel The Vintage Wedding Specialists since 1845 ‘One wedding a day’...The Kee’s Way It may be a rare success story in Ireland, especially for family-run businesses, but Kee’s Hotel in Stranorlar has recently celebrated 120 years of ownership of this well-known and highly rated establishment in Donegal. Having been bought by the great grandfather of the current management team in 1892, the hotel has been in constant operation since then, providing exceptional traditional Irish hospitality. So with all these years of experience in welcoming guests and catering to their every needs, it is no surprise that brides and grooms have been choosing Kee’s as their preferred wedding venue for generations, and very often generations within the same local families. With a constant refurbishment plan in place, the hotel’s banqueting facilities are on a par with the best in the county and the recent creation of the Terrace Garden, leading directly from the Ballroom, enhances the existing excellent facilities. With original features such as the arched door entrance, a lantern-lit covered walkway from hotel to Ballroom and the lovely wrought iron pagoda, guests can now enjoy outdoor drinks receptions. These interesting architectural features create the perfect backdrop for any wed-

ding photographer. In the evening, the Terrace becomes a romantic and atmospheric space. Kee’s Hotel also introduced a new Vintage Wedding Package offering incredible value at just €39.50. Available Off Season & Midweek for 2014 & 2015, it includes red carpet & cocktail reception, tea/coffee on arrival with biscuits or scones. Also included is a five course meal with wine and evening reception with finger buffet. Additional elements built into the price are chair covers and bows, bridal suite and bedrooms for parents, two night break with dinner on the 1st Anniversary. Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal

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Caroline & Grahame Fair Above: Pictured after their wedding in Newtownstewart Presbyterian Church are Caroline & Grahame Fair. The groom is the son of Mr Thomas Fair and Ms Shirley Fair, Newtownstewart and the bride is the former Miss Caroline Graham, daughter of Thomas & Kathleen Graham, 2 Honeyford Lane, Newtownstewart.

Daniel & Lisa Kelly Left: Pictured after their wedding in St. Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, Killygordon are Daniel & Lisa Kelly. Daniel is the son of Joe Kelly, Ballinacor, Killygordon & Patrice Scully, Cavan. The bride is the former Lisa McCloskey, daughter of Gerard & Margaret McCloskey, Dromore, Crossroads, Killygordon. Photographs by Coulter Photography, Castlederg

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Lindsay & Gareth Thompson Above: Pictured after their wedding in Castlederg Free Presbyterian Church are Mr & Mrs Lindsay & Gareth Thompson. Gareth is the son of Mr & Mrs Brian & Jennifer Thompson, Aghnahoo Road, Killen, Castlederg. The bride is the former Lindsay Wallace, daughter of Mr & Mrs Raymond and Linda Wallace, Castlegore Road, Castlederg. The bestman was Ciaran O’Kane, friend of the groom and the groomsman was Jason Adair, cousin of the groom. The bridesmaid was Sheena Sproule, cousin of the bride and the matron-of-honour was Emer Sproule, cousin of the bride. The Ushers were Scott & Philip Wallace, brothers of the bride. Missing from photograph are the pageboy, Alfie Sproule, cousin of the bride and the flowegirl, Demi Turner, cousin of the groom.

Linda Humphrey & Mr Nigel Lecky Left: Miss Linda Humphrey & Mr Nigel Lecky, both from the Castlederg area Celebrated their Marriage on Saturday 28th September 2013 at Langfield Church, Drumquin. Afterwards the couple then headed to the grounds of baronscourt for their photographs. The couple held their reception in the Silverbirche Hotel and will jetted of to Thailand for their honeymoon. Photographs by Coulter Photography, Castlederg


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Choosing your wedding music Herald Top 20 Songs 1. From This Moment On - Shania Twain 2. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston 3. The Power of Love - Celine Dion 4. Songbird - Eva Cassidy 5. Unchained Melody - Righteous Bros. 6. Grow Old with Me - Tom Odelle 7. Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton 8. More than Words - Extreme 9. Never Let Me Go - Florence & the Machine

Well, you’ve just got married, had the wonderful meal, speeches have been made...it’s time to take to the dancefloor for that all important first dance as a newly married couple. We here at the Herald have compiled our top 20 love songs just for you! They are not all slow either! We have compiled a mixture of old classics with super cool and modern songs by some of the newest and best artists out there. All you have to do is choose one for that all important first dance! Then choose a few more for the wedding video!

10. After All - Cher/Peter Cetera 11. Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley 12. Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing 13. What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong 14. Endless Love - Diana Ross/Lionel Richie 15. Always - Atlantic Starr 16. I Swear - All-4-One 17. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra 18. Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison 19. You’re My Best Friend - Queen 20. True Companion - Marc Cohn

Michael and Christine McCrossan Pictured after their wedding in St Partick’s Church, Castlederg are Mr & Mrs Michael and Christine McCrossan. The groom is the son of Patrick & Bernadette McCrossan, 200 Baronscourt Road, Drumquin and the bride is the former Miss Christine Rush, daughter of Terence & Maura Rush, 1 Greystone Avenue, Castlederg. The bestman was Conor McCrossan, brother of the groom and the groomsmen were Brian McElhill and Ashley White, both friends of the groom. The bridesmaids were Nicola Gallagher, Stephanie Rush & Terri McHugh, all sisters of the bride. The ushers were Colin & Owen McCrossan, cousins of the groom. The flowergirls were Meaghan McKee & Leigh Gallagher, nieces of the bride Photograph by Coulter Photography, Castlederg

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You may not realise it, but your wedding car is one of the most important items to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly. Your wedding day is all about running to schedule, if you are late to the church or chapel the ceremony will be late, the photographer will be rushed and the booking for the reception venue will run long, and this ripple effect could have you playing catch up all day! Therefore, there are a few things you need to remember when choosing your wedding car.

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When booking your wedding cars or limos, you are running a big risk by choosing a limo company that does not specialise in weddings. This is very important as a ‘wedding car specialist’ will simply know all the important things that matter like professionalism, punctuality, etiquette and class. Simple things such as a courteous Chauffer are paramount for a classy wedding day for the bride and groom. Make sure you start looking for the wedding cars you want early, around 4-8 months before the wedding. Then when you find the cars you want, put a deposit on them then and secure them.

Eyes Wide Open Make sure you actually see the cars you are hiring for yourself; sit in them, examine the paintwork and upholstery and keep a nose out for any unpleasant odours. Also, this should be done before you sign the contract.

Here Comes the Bridesmaids When hiring your wedding cars you may get a shock at the price for hiring three or four top of the range limos for yourself and your attendants. Therefore, the current tread is towards a fancier car for the bride and groom and more simple cars for the rest of the bridal party.

Ask Around

Be Noticed

Ask people you know who have been married recently about their wedding car experience and either learn from their mistakes or follow in their satisfied footsteps. Likewise, ask your photographer is they can recommend a limo hire company as they are likely to have contacts within the wedding industry.

White may be the traditional colour for wedding cars but it may not be such a good choice for the car of the bride and groom as the effect of a bride with a white dress next to a white car is going to be diminished. Therefore, choose a colour which matches your colour scheme or even a two toned limo.


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Mount Errigal Hotel, Donegal’s Premier Wedding Venue

Magnificent, Magical, Memorable The Most Seductive of Settings… The Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny Donegal is the finest wedding venue in the North West of Ireland.From your initial visit, to the magic of your special day, you can take great confidence in our experience... Magnificent Hotel, steeped in rich character but still versatile, allowing each wedding to be unique. Magical A wedding in Donegal is special, but a wedding in the Mount Errigal is magical. Memorable With a guarantee of one wedding per day, you can choose between our two fabulous weddingsuites, be it the luxury of our ‘Glenveagh Suite’ & its stained glass roofs or the modern lighting in the ‘Great Room’ with its rustic natural ceiling beams, we guarantee everlasting memories.

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The Glenveagh Suite Suitable for 60 to 600 guests. The Great Room Suitable for 100 to 300 guests. Knockalla Suite Suitable 20 to 100 guests.

Our creative, talented Chefs will create a bespoke menu We can ensure your wedding Décor will be both stunning, unique and memorable.

Each suite has their own private bar, facilities,dance floor, air conditioning and are all wheelchair accessible.

Every design we create for you is special.

Your menu will be decided at your tasting with our team, nothing is impossible and as regards food, all the dishes we produce are locally sourced & homemade.

Throughout the month of January, we would like to extend an invite to all newly engaged couples to view our Great Room Ballroom which will be set up for a wedding, showcasing our brand new wedding packages: Classic, Couture & Vintage. Call us to make an appointment

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Dionne & Conor Finlay Above: Pictured after their wedding in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Strabane are Dionne & Conor Finlay. The groom is the son of Rose & Seamus Finlay, 61 Bellspark Road, Urney, Strabane and the bride is the former Dionne McNally, daughter of Diane & David McNally, 18 Mourne Avenue, Strabane. The bestman was Jonathan Finlay, brother of the groom and the groomsman was Mark Kelly, cousin of the groom. The matron-of-honour was Sabrina Bayley, sister of the bride and the bridesmaid was Nicole McCosker, cousin of the bride. The pageboys were Jamie & Ollie Finlay, bride & groom’s children. The flowergirls were Brianna Whisker, god-daughter of the bride, Isla Finlay, niece of the groom and Emily Jo Bayley, niece of the bride.

Christopher & Keely Catterson Right: Pictured after their Wedding in St. Patrick’s Church, Castlederg are Christopher & Keely Catterson. Christopher is the son of Celine Catterson, 5 Hospital Road, Castlederg and Keely is the daughter of John & Margaret Brogan, 32 Killeter Road, Castlederg. The bestman was Patrick Gallagher, friend of the groom and the groomsmen were Michael Catterson, friend of the groom and Conor Brogan, brother of the bride. The matron-of-honour was Alana Brogan, sister of the bride and the bridesmaids were Jane Fox, sister of the bride and Lianna Gallagher, cousin of the groom. The pageboys were Corin McConnell, cousin of the groom and Caolan Fox, nephew of the bride.

Photographs by Coulter Photography, Castlederg

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At the Abbey we have the best in live Bands every Saturday Night and a DJ in the Disco The Abbey Hotel, Donegal for the biggest and best Bar and not forgetting the top class Sky Nite- Hen Parties around! club, where you can dance the night away. Hairdresser/Beautician by appointment to Hotel; Activities - Dancing/ Karaoke/Cocktail Packages Available Making; Mystery Tours/Photography/Cookery One or two night packages are now available Classes etc can all be arranged; Party Buses/ Limos priced accordingly. for Hen Parties. Packages include: Complimentary Champagne for Hen and Chicks; Souvenir Menu’s / Placemats; Hen Party Decorations (banners, balloons, table confetti); Souvenir Gift for the Hen; Private Room for Dinner (Subject to Availability); Screen/Projector/TV/DVD player can be arranged; Free Admission for Bride and two Bridesmaids into Sky Niteclub - other members of the group - 1/2 price passes; Free Car Parking for all guests; Complimentary Leisure Facilities; Treatment Room by appointment; Top Rate on Sterling; Free WiFi;

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Pictured after their wedding in St. Columba’s Church, Doneyloop are Kevin McMenamin, son of Hughie & Margaret McMenamin, Lisnamulligan, Castlefin, Co. Donegal and his bride the former Brenda Carlin, daughter of Brendan & Kathleen Carlin, Drumdoit, Castlefin, Co. Donegal. The bestman was Paul McMenamin, brother of the groom and the groomsman was Hugh McMenamin, also brother of the groom. The matron-of-honour was Charlotte Irwin, sister of the bride and the bridesmaid was Christina Carlin, sister-in-law of the bride. The pageboy was Kevin Coyle, nephew of the groom. The flowergirls were Patricia & Molly Carlin, niece’s of the bride. Photograph by Coulter Photography, Castlederg. Miss Amy McGuckin and Mr Conor McMenamin where married in St Patricks Church, Castlederg on Thursday 8th August. The Bride arrived to the Church in a surprise horse and carriage, a present from Eamon & Pat Dolan her godparents. Afterwards the couple had their photographs taken at the Castle ruins within Castlederg and celebrated their reception at the Millpark Hotel in Donegal Town, they also had a quick stop into Biddy’s for a few photographs and drinks to celebrate on the way to the hotel. Photograph by Coulter Photography, Castlederg.

Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

New Zealand is the No.1 honeymoon destination in the World for 2014/15 (Pictured: Milford Sound, New Zealand)

Here is a list of the top 5 honeymoon destinations in the World for 2014/2015. This should help you narrow down your search as these locations ranked as Google’s mostsearched honeymoon spots over the past year!

off of your lounge chair, explore the neon-bright coral reefs and barnacled shipwrecks or indulge in wakeboarding and paragliding.

2. Cancún

One of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations, this hotspot isn’t just reserved for partiers. At this budget-friendly locale, you’ll be greeted by powder-soft sand and sparkling blue waters. Be sure to explore the ancient ruins, including the 5. Thailand Chichen Itza and the Coba. And if you’re curious This Southeast Asian oasis has it all — jungles about Cancún’s infamous party scene, check outfilled with ornate temples, cities packed with Coco Bongo, a multi-level disco with over-the-top ancient palaces, and wide beaches punctuated with shows. towering limestone formations.

4. Bali

Surrounded by coral reefs, transparent waters, and pristine beaches, this Indonesian haven beckons lovers. Aside from its gorgeous natural elements, the island is also known for its diverse art forms and its music. Take advantage of Balinese healing traditions with a spa day, and indulge in the delicious authentic cuisine.

3. Maldives

Located just below the tip of India, this spectacular hideaway is the ultimate escape for couples craving peaceful seclusion. Relax in an overwater bungalow and watch the vibrantly-colored fish and dolphins swim by. If you can peel yourself

1. New Zealand

Adventure-seekers are drawn to this island nation, located southeast of Australia. Enormous glaciers, rugged mountaintops, and heavily forested areas beg to be explored, and you’ll find plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities, from bungee jumping to ziplining to rock climbing to parachuting. Are water activities more your speed? Try kayaking past the soaring cliffs or sailing around the city. You can also explore New Zealand’s wine country, take in the breathtaking sights during a hike, or visit one of its many national parks. It’s practically impossible to get bored on these two islands (the North Island and the South Island), giving you and your new spouse plenty of opportunities to make lifelong memories together.


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