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You know that lurching feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your friends tell you they've decided to get hitched?

It's not because you're jealous or think they're wrong for each other – you just know your bank account is gonna take a serious hit.

Although you look forward to getting involved in their big day, cutting corners to save money on your outfit, hair, make up and travel arrangements are a must.

That's why if this bride was our friend, we wouldn't be friends anymore.

She has taken the phrase bridezilla to the next level…and we just can't even.

The dress code alone would get the ultimate unfriend and block from us as it's hideous, insulting AND pricey AF.

The demands are so outrageous that the screenshot of the Facebook post has gone viral – so buckle up, because it's gonna piss you off.

It starts with: "The dress code is very specific because it will be used to create an incredible visual effect."

The guests have been given a measly year and a half to meet her outfit requirements for her big Hawaii wedding, and "if done right it will make our synchronised dancing along the beach really pop".

That's all grand, until she gave TWO outfit choices based on her guests' weight…speechless.

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The ladies who are 11ish stone or under, they need to source a green velvet sweater, orange suede pants, Louboutin heels and a Burberry scarf.

For your visual pleasure we are recreated the requirements and honestly, the outfit is vile – you might as well burn your money now.

And for those who are lucky enough to be over that size, they get all black trousers, jumpers and shoes.

To be honest, if I was under 11 stone, I'd see the year and a half as an opportunity to gain the needed weight to fit into the black outfit group.

Male guests were also hit with the outfit requirements, those under 14 stone need to wear a purple fuzzy jackets, soda hats, all white trainers and plain glow sticks.

For those who tip the scales over that weight, they must wear head-to-toe in camouflage with black trainers – terrifying.

Oh and don't think you can escape the wedding outfit horrors by going cheap, the future bride stated there was a minimum spend requirement on your hideous ensemble.

"Please, if you look like trash, so will we. All jokes aside, we want you to invest in an outfit valued at at least $1,000. This includes jewellery, accessories, makeup and hair. Remember ladies and gents, this wedding is 24k themed for a reason," she wrote.

She finished the post by saying: "You have a year and a half to get working. No excuses! Mwah."

It's safe to say that we imagine that this wedding will receive a sh*t tonne of cancellations.

And honestly, we don't blame them.

I'd just go on the holiday to Hawaii and spend the grand on having a deadly time instead of buying a terrible outfit.


We’ve spent many nights curled up on the sofa with never-ending episodes of Say Yes to the Dress Ireland playing on the TV.

Our evenings just haven’t been the same since the last season of the show ended, but fear not, the wonderful Franc is returning to our screens very soon.

The unmissable series starts on Monday, September 17 on RTÉ2, and follows 30 brides from all over Ireland looking to find their perfect dress.  

Over 3,500 dresses from all over the world await the new group of brides-to-be and their entourages at Vows Bridal Store in Cork.

Franc and the bridal consultants; Vows Owner, Mary O’Dowling, along with Janice O’Leary, Denise O’Riordian and Ciara O’Dowling will meet brides from all over the country in search of their dream dresses.  

This five-part series has a few surprises in store including an opinionated father of the bride and a worried fiancé thrown into the mix.

One of this season’s brides Abby Ho has been searching high and low for her dream gown.

32-year-old Abby’s appointment will be a challenge. Abby is getting married in four months’ time, she’s got a budget of €500 maximum and she is joined by her five very opinionated sisters.  But the biggest challenge: before today Abby had tried over 50 wedding dresses and said no to them all.

We are so excited for the show to return to our screens. You can tune into the new episodes of Say Yes to the Dress Ireland on Monday, September 17 on RTÉ2.


Virtual Reality for Weddings has landed in Ireland! For decades’ people have captured their weddings, from the days of black and white photographs of old to high quality full colour photographs and more recently with video recordings.

Now with the advancement of new technologies, capturing your wedding has taken a giant leap forward. Virtual reality is growing at a phenomenal rate and has really taken off in areas such as gaming and education. To put it in its simplest terms, virtual reality is a 360-degree, 3-D video that virtually places you directly back into a moment or into the middle of the action, and now it is available for your wedding!

The footage is captured using a state of the art 360-degree camera which captures a visual image from every single angle. When you experience this footage via a virtual reality headset, it is if you were back in the room with the ability to look in any direction and see what had been there originally.

360-degree sound is also captured, meaning you can hear the sounds from all directions as you would normally in the live moment.

When you apply this to a wedding, the result is truly amazing. Imagine being able to re-experience the best day of your life, witness the reactions of close relatives that you may not have seen on the day, whether that be your mother in law crying at the first dance, or your father laughing throughout the best man’s speech.

It is if you were literally back in the room with the ability to watch it over and over again. Now imagine experiencing this 20 or 30 years after your wedding, to re-live those happiest moments with all the people you love most as they were. For many couples, this immersive video transports them back to their wedding day in a way that standard video can’t, allowing them to relive how they felt in that moment.

The opportunity to share the experience with relatives and loved ones who may not have been able to make it to your wedding has also improved greatly with this service. Virtual reality takes people beyond a photograph or simple 2D video capture.

“VR Weddings” are a premium producer of virtual reality content specifically for weddings, and have a range of options to suit your budget and requirements. Once your preferred option has been chosen, a pre-production meeting will take place at the wedding venue to establish the running order and best camera position for the key moments throughout the day.

On your wedding day, an experienced 360-degree camera professional will capture all of the pre-planned footage. This is then post produced in studio to create a beautifully edited piece of virtual reality content. This content is then placed onto the most modern headset available on the market – The Oculus Go, and is delivered to you within 2 weeks after your wedding date for you to enjoy and keep.

Find out more at www.vrweddings.ie


So, you've ever gotten married, been in a bridal party, or even just watched a cheesy rom-com, you'll know that peeing in the a wedding dress is no easy task.

Endless layers of lace and tulle make going it alone next to impossible and brides must rely on their nearest and dearest when nature comes calling.

However, that could all be about to change with the invention of the 'Bridal Buddy'.

Much like a slip, the Bridal Buddy fits comfortably underneath any wedding gown.

When the bride needs to go, she must gather the dress around her front and place it in the wearable contraption before putting her arms through the arms hols provided.

Still confused?

Here's a video explaining exactly how it works.

Oh, and one more thing – the armholes mentioned above are trimmed in blue, meaning you'll just need to find something old, new and borrowed.

We happen to think it's absolutely genius, but some Twitter users think it's a disaster waiting to happen?

While others have suggested another use for the product…

Either way, we're guessing this bizarre contraption will provide more than a few laughs on the big day.

You can pick up a Bridal Buddy for £80.99 (approx €92.00) on Amazon.


If you're getting married in the near future then you're not going to want to miss this.

Some of Ireland's top bridal designers are all coming together for one day only to host a massive bridal wear sale.

Taking place on June 24 at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, there's going to be hundreds of dresses marked with up to 70 per cent off.

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The dresses will be from sample rails – but with the knockdown prices it's going to be worth a trip over.

And the event not only caters to wedding dress; there will be a host of wedding suppliers there on the day, including florists, photographers, make-up artists, hairdressers, bakers, bands and musicians.

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If you want to bring your bridesmaid along, there will be bridesmaid dresses on sale too.

If you don't want to miss out on this, then check out this website. A must for any brides-to-be!


Beautiful flowers can make a wedding celebration truly unforgettable, but choosing them can be fairly overwhelming. 

We did a little bit of flower stalking online, and found some of the most beautiful bouquets EVER. 

Prepare to be inspired…

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1. Wild and whimsical

2. Super succulents


Anna's flowers, today at Hampton Court House.

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3. Lovely lilacs

4. Rich reds


Gorgeous wedding flowers for the bride and her bridesmaids…check out this beautiful styled shoot in @weddingideas magazine out now!

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5. Orchid love


For the bride #bridalbouquet #weddingflowers #perthweddings #romance #weddinginspo #perthflorist #hannahetheringtonflowers  @nectarine

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6. Throw in some thistles

7. Blushing bride

8. Let the sun shine

9. Fabulous feathers

10. Perfectly simple




We know weddings can be stressful, but this scary e-mail from one bridezilla to her bridesmaids-to-be, just might be taking the big day preps a bit too far.

The bride had written the scary e-mail in 2013, but only now has it gone viral. We really feel for the bridesmaids at this wedding.

“To my lovely Bridesmaid: (Names removed)

As you all know I picked 10 wonderful ladies to stand by my side, share and make happen my special day to Jake. Each of you individually have a reason and a special place in my heart of why I picked you to be a bridesmaid. We have set our date for Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Vail, Colorado. That seems far away but it really isn’t, the earlier the planning the better. You may have already knew that my wonderful sister L— will be the Maid of Honor, she’s in charge under me. Also my lovely mom will be a big help as well. L— has a big role in throwing me a bridal shower and bachelorette party, of course all of you guys do but at the end of the day shes the go to person and makes it happen+Doe.

You all have a big roll in this wedding, so before we continue I’m going to be setting some ground rules and its very important you read and think about everything through before you accept this honor to be a bridesmaid. If you guys email anything I would also like you to put L— in the CC. Not all the bridesmaid need to be CC’d unless its coming from me or L—, if it something everyone needs to see then well do it. We set the date to August 31, 2013 if that’s a problem we need to know NOW. Also by the end of the week we will be setting dates for the engagement party, bridal show and bachelorette party.

Our wedding party is really the most important people at the wedding besides my self and Jake so we want every single one of our bridesmaid and grooms at our parties, I have 10 not 8 where two couldn’t make it so if you already know you cant make one of the parties then we have to find someone else, not to be harsh in the slightest it would sadden me and of course you’ll still be invited to our wedding, engagement ect. But it’s different if your not in the wedding party and couldn’t make it. We’ll give everyone well advance dates for the parties and it will always fall on a weekend. The wedding as I stated will be in Vail the engagement party will either be in NY or CT and the bachelorette party will be in Vegas, cliche yeaa but I’ve never been.

A few girls live out of town so if there is going to be a problem with coming to either one then I need to know now because after this week I don’t want to be surprised. I would like everyone to send me any dates they are going away or planning to go away after February so if your going away in January I don’t care. I want any dates from February to the day of our wedding in August, that way we know not to plan something when your away. But after this week the dates are set in stone. Also if money is tight and you cant afford to contribute to say the bachelorette party or wont be able to afford a dress etc then L— and Myself don’t have time to deal with that, I’m sorry. This includes flights as well, everyone knows the states where the parties are going to be held so if you wont be able to afford a flight then that means you cant make a party which ultimately means I cant have you as a bridesmaid. Obviously we’ll get the best deals and were not gonna books flights for $1000 and shit that’s why were doing this in advance, that goes for bridesmaids dresses as well everything will be affordable but if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding.

If your out of state though don’t think you have to fly in for all fittings, that we will work with you, find stores in your town, get measurements..you don’t have to worry about that. Also if you accept this honor another thing is that you need to be available, I’m not going to harass you with wedding stuff every hour of everyday but if its something important and it takes you a week even 2-3 days to get back to me seeeee ya! I don’t have time to wait around for responses, everyone has their phone on them, it shouldn’t take you more than a day to get back to me, even if your out of the country, check your email!

Furthermore, Ever since I could remember I have dreamed about this day all my life. I want to share it with the people that are most important to me. You only get one time to plan your dream wedding and I couldn’t pick a more amazing group of girls to make that dream come true! So please, what’s stated above think about it all and by Wednesday I need to know if everyone is 100% in, and what I have asked about sending me dates if your gonna be away between Feb-Aug ill need that on Wednesday. If you don’t think you’ll be able to attend one party but can make the rest of them I’m sorry but I’ll have to take you out as a bridesmaid and put you as a guest. If you want to get back to me before Wednesday, that’s fine. Really think about everything I’ve said. This is really going to be the most epic wedding ever so I hope you girls can share this special day with us!


(The Bride)”