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11th Feb 2022

Are you getting married? Here are three essentials to make your big day extra special

Sarah Gill

Brought to you by AIB

Let the wedding planning begin…

First things first; congratulations!

An engagement is one of the most exciting times in a couple’s life and we know you want to stay in that little love bubble for as long as possible. However, once the champagne has been drunk and the initial excitement has (slightly) worn off, it’s time for the planning to begin.

When it comes to planning the most special day, no one wants to compromise. To help you achieve the wedding of your dreams, we’ve teamed up with AIB to bring you the three key ingredients that every good wedding needs.

To give you some peace of mind in the run up to your big day, an AIB Personal Loan is a great option. They’ve made it as convenient as possible, so all you’ve got to do is fill in their online loan calculator to estimate how much you could borrow – from €1,000 – and you could be approved online within three hours. After that’s all taken care of, the planning can truly commence!

Funding your dream location

Whether it’s the reception hall of an amazing hotel, on a beach overseas or in the backyard of your childhood home, don’t talk yourself out of your dream location. If you opt to dedicate a larger portion of your budget to securing the venue, anything is possible. You can always make up the money in other areas by dipping your toe in some DIY, baking your own cake or picking some wildflowers for your bouquet!

The location you set your ceremony and reception against will leave a lasting impression in your mind and on your hearts forever, so make sure it’s everything you imagined.

Get your talented mates involved

If you’re lucky enough to count musicians, beauticians and photographers among your inner circle, make them part of the occasion. Whether it’s getting your hair and makeup done by someone who is familiar with your taste, style, and preferences, or having your photos taken by someone who knows you well, surrounding yourself with your friends can help to keep those nerves at bay. You could even have a friend officiate the ceremony!

Making sure you’ve got your nearest and dearest right there with you, adding their own personal touch to your big day is sure to make it all the more special.

Plan the wedding day you want!

At the end of the day, tying the knot is all about celebrating the love you and your partner share – so don’t get stuck in a rut of catering to everyone else’s tastes and preferences. While your family and friends may expect a big, traditional wedding, they’ll enjoy it all the more if it feels authentic to you.

You can’t please everyone, but making sure that you and your partner are truly happy with every element of the wedding will leave you with absolutely no regrets.

Feeling inspired? The perfect wedding doesn’t have to be a far-off dream. Apply for an AIB Personal Loan today and make your dreams become a reality. Apply on the AIB App or check out the online loan calculator on the AIB website for more details.

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