Winter wedding inspiration for upcoming nuptials

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With restrictions easing further, we can get back to the Big Irish Wedding in style

Image by Sandy Millar via Unsplash

Is there anything Irish people do better than a big wedding? With such a close-knit community in every town, a wide array of relatives, and their plus-ones, guest lists can be long. And now they can all attend! This return to a semblance of newlywed normality has us looking towards the best places to source a stunning and timeless wedding look. Whether you’re a bride, a groom, or a guest, take a look at some of the options for both online and in-person shopping.

For the Groom

Benetti is an Irish-designed menswear company that specialises in a fashion-forward range of clothing. They have recently released teaser footage of their newest wedding range, and it will have the groom doing his own version of saying ‘yes to the dress’.

The wedding collection is sophisticated while also sharp and modern, with a focus on fine fabrics and impressive cuts. There are individual pieces available, as well as full suits. You can shop in person in a range of Benetti stockists around the country.

For the Bride

Folkster, operating online and in Dublin has a gorgeous bridal range for your whole party. From gown to crown, they have a stunning array of pieces for any blushing bride. The styles are classic but also original. There’s even a range of bridesmaid dresses, with appointments available in-store to find your perfect wardrobe for the day.

The Garcia Curve dress from Folkster

For the eco-conscious bride, stylist Laura Mullett recently appeared on Ireland AM to discuss Oxfam’s stunning range of second-hand wedding dresses. The styles prove the beauty in the ‘something old’ part of the age-old saying.

For the guest

So long as you’re not choosing white, it’s hard to go wrong with an outfit for your next wedding.  For a shopping trip, try Kildare Village. You’ll find a massive range of shops and outlets in the Village with outfits for all ages and styles. Ted Baker, HOBBS, and L.K. Bennet are all worth popping into.

Hobbs, Faye Velvet dress

If you’re staying online, there are loads of gorgeous options available on Littlewoods, ASOS, Thriftify, or  And if it’s a winter wedding, don’t forget to factor in the coat when outfit planning!