Why are Weddings So Expensive?

In episode four of the One Fab Day Wedding Podcast, we introduce our very first guest, Tara Fay of Xena Productions and RTÉ TV show My Big Day Home or Away, who lifts the curtain on why weddings make such a significant dent in our bank balances. In Ireland, where we're based, the average cost of a wedding is €31,000, which, for some couples, is more than the deposit for their first home. Obviously, you can plan an amazing wedding on pretty much any budget, but we wanted to discuss where the money goes on your big day, how to set a realistic budget and how to stop yourself from going overboard!

Episode Breakdown: Episode 4 - Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

Wedding tip: We discuss the Pros of doing an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer.

Main topic: In a fascinating chat with bespoke wedding planner Tara Fay, we shed some light on what dictates wedding supplier costs, and how to set a budget that works for you.

Wedding dilemma: A reader writes, "I’m getting married in 13 months and I’m really happy with everything to do with my wedding venue, except the wedding coordinator who works at the venue. She was really helpful initially, but has been giving me the cold shoulder lately. I sent her four emails last week and she hasn’t responded to a single one of them. Am I out of order or should she be paying a little bit more attention to me?" We break down the reasons behind wedding coordinator ghosting, and offer some tips on how to get the most out of your venue.

Something to do when you're not planning your wedding: Claire indulges her love for Dolly Parton and drag queens with the Netflix movie, Dumplin'.

Thanks for listening! Got something to add to the conversation? Shoot us a mail at hello@onefabday.com. We want the One Fab Day Wedding Podcast to make wedding planning easier and more enjoyable for you, our beloved listener, so if there's something you'd love to hear discussed on the show, or a question you'd like answered, please do drop us a line.

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Music by Kevin Macleod

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