Lynda & Christopher Answer Questions On Planning Their Big Day

Planning a wedding is an exhilarating yet complex journey filled with countless decisions to make and details to consider. From selecting the perfect venue to curating a menu that pleases every palate, the process can be both exciting and overwhelming. Among these important choices, one factor stands out as a key ingredient for a successful wedding: choosing the right vendors. In this blog, we had the pleasure of sitting down with a recently married couple, Lynda & Christopher:, who shared their firsthand experience and shed light on the challenges they faced during their wedding preparations and interactions with various vendors. Their story serves as a powerful reminder of the significance of carefully selecting vendors who align with your vision and priorities.

Wedding Date: 
23rd April 2022
Where was your wedding Venue?
Our ceremony took place in The Resurrection Church Mallow and our reception was then hosted in The Ballygarry Estate Hotel, Tralee
What factors made you pick the location for your wedding? 
The Ballygarry Estate Hotel had a great reputation and after looking at a few other options the layout of the reception room is what sold it to us. They have a lovely relaxing area by the bar which worked so well after the meal had ended and the dining area was very spacious and worked so well for our guests.
What was your highlight of the wedding day?
Both our highlights of the day were the drinks reception. It was so relaxing we were finally able to relax and mingle with our guests in the gardens, where everyone was really able to enjoy themselves, the weather was amazing which also helped.
Did any surprises occur in the lead up to or during your wedding? 
We did have a few surprises in the lead up to the wedding, a few Vendors told us they could no longer provide their services on the day.
But the one that really affected us was when our church singer let us down one month before the wedding. This was very stressful for both of us as many singers were booked out with such short notice. I wish we could go back and tell ourselves not to stress about it as it all worked out in the end.
What did you find to be the hardest part of organising a wedding?  
The hardest part for us was going through all the vendors and trying to figure out which ones we wanted and liked. There are so many Vendors to choose from and it was important to me to find ones that really worked for us.
I found it especially hard picking the band as you want to make sure they will suit the crowd that will attend the wedding.  Looking back we were  delighted with my choice. We went with Celtic Knights and they had everyone up on the dance floor for the whole night.
Do you have any tips & tricks to pass onto future couples? 
I joined facebook groups where I found it really beneficial as  you could ask other couples or past couples  for opinions and recommendations.
My own tip would be to book your Vendors as soon as you can as the good ones are always booked up very far in advance.
How did you bring both your personalities into the wedding? 
I really feel we included our personality into our invite. We included our favourite colours and personalities, along with elements that represented us. Everyone that received and invitation thought they were “very us”.
How did you choose the wedding’s menu and catering options? 
To be honest we just picked foods that we personally enjoy and thankfully everyone on the day enjoyed it also.
How did the wedding planning process make you and your partner feel?
At the very start we did feel very stressed and felt like there was so much to organise. Our heads were filled with so many peoples options and information but once we made the first decision the remaining decisions thankfully fell into place.
Is there anything you’d do differently if you had your day again? 
Easier said than done but I wish we didn’t stress about the little things and we didn’t get so nervous as it all worked out brilliantly.
What words of wisdom would you provide to someone organising a wedding? 
Don’t stress
Booking vendors as early as possible
Relax and enjoy your day.


As Lynda & Christopher:’s story illustrates, the importance of selecting the right vendors for your wedding cannot be overstated. These professionals play a crucial role in turning your dreams into reality and ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience. From the initial consultations to the final execution, a strong partnership between you and your vendors is vital. When choosing vendors, take the time to research and interview them, looking beyond their portfolios to assess their communication skills, reliability, and compatibility with your preferences. Seek out references and testimonials from previous clients to gain insight into their professionalism and ability to deliver exceptional results. Remember, your wedding day is a celebration of love, and entrusting it to the right team of vendors will not only alleviate stress but also enhance your overall experience. So, take the plunge with confidence, and let the right vendors transform your vision into a breathtaking reality that will be cherished for a lifetime.