Mary Kenny: For better or for worse…
Planning to marry? My advice from over 40 years' experience.
1 It is often asserted that the simpler the wedding ceremony, the more likely the marriage will be a success. But what's wrong with having a party? Even if it does cost €70,000 to entertain all your friends in a hotel over the space of three days.
2 One dodge is to marry in some exotic location abroad - that keeps down the cost because so many guests won't travel to Seville, Barbados or the Seychelles for the nuptials. A travel site specialising in destination weddings, has seen a 14pc increase in sales to faraway wedding locations over the space of a year.