Kathryn Thomas opens up about wedding plans to fiancé Padraig
Kathryn Thomas may not have started planning her wedding just yet, but 2018 is set to be the year that it all begins.
The broadcaster told Independent.ie that she plans to spend the rest of this year travelling and "enjoying celebrating" her engagement with restaurateur Padraig McLoughlin, while 2018 will be the year that wedding planning begins.
"I'm going to Paris in two weeks time for my friend's 40th and then visiting my sister in LA in September, so I'm kind of travelling and doing all of these holidays. If I don't take my holidays or get to travel, I get a little bit of cabin fever."
Since Padraig popped the question in November, Kathryn said she hasn't "really thought about the wedding."
"I've planned all of these holidays and all of these trips, but I haven't really thought about the wedding. We decided we're just going to enjoy this year and then 2018 will be the year of planning.
"Only because my girl friends have said that once you get into it and once you start it, organising a wedding takes over your entire life, and right now I'm just about holidays taking over my entire life, not weddings and flowers and photography and all of that. We're just still enjoying celebrating."
The prospect of having a wedding abroad is still on the cards for the Operation Transformation host, who is certain that she wants to have "a big party."
"There are so many benefits to having a wedding at home, and then there are so many benefits to having one abroad. I think we'll know in a couple of months time when we're ready to make that decision.
"Some of my girl friends have been sending me spread sheets and I've had to tell the rest of them, 'I don't want to know! I don't want to see another Excel spreadsheet!' I just want a really simple, big party, loads of food, loads of drinks, great music."
Kathryn was speaking at the launch of Aer Lingus' new loyalty programme AerClub. For further information on AerClub and to sign up to the loyalty programme, visit www.aerlingus.com/AerClub.