5 of the Best Wedding Planners in Ireland
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5 of the Best Wedding Planners in Ireland

Just thinking about everything that goes into a wedding, can easily make a couple’s heads spin. Having a wedding planner is of huge help for anyone looking to get organized.

In this article, we explore the best wedding planners in Ireland to help couples prepare for their big day.

How much do wedding planning services cost?

Wedding planners can offer different types of packages to choose from based on the amount of resources they can offer.

The cost is also highly dependent on the type of wedding a couple decides to have. Ceremonies with more logistics involved like destination weddings would be more expensive and take longer to plan for.

CategorySize of SpaceAverage Estimated Price
Internal paintingSmall Apartment (50m2 to 100m2)€ 1000 to € 1800
Medium House (140m2 to 240m2)€ 1500 to € 3300
Large House (330m2 and up)€ 2500 to € 6600
External PaintingSmall Apartment (50m2 to 100m2)€ 600 to € 2200
Medium House (140m2 to 240m2)€ 1100 to € 3000
Large House (330m2 and up)€ 2000 to € 3000
DecorativeFeature Wall€ 50 to € 200
Small Kitchen Cabinets€ 500 to € 3250

Top Wedding Planners in Ireland

We assessed the wedding planners based on the following criteria:

Background and Experience
Wedding planners with solid backgrounds have experiences in facing different scenarios and are more likely to have more established resources.
Portfolio
The quality of the wedding planner’s previous work assures the customer that they are in good hands.
Range of Services/Packages
From different packages and features, customers should be able to choose one that suits their preferences and needs.
Thoroughness -This criteria aims to answer, “How in depth do their services go from arranging reservations, schedules etc.?”
Resources and Connections – What is the scope that their services can cover? From flowers to venues to other services.
Customer Feedback
Previous customer stories and feedback help give an insight to real life scenarios in their wedding planning services.
Satisfaction – Customers should be satisfied with the vision and services that the wedding planner has come up with.
Approach and Attitude – Are customers pleased with the wedding planner’s collaborative skills and attitude?

1. Petal and Twine

Petal and Twine Homepage
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SERVICESWedding Planning Consultation, Wedding Design Consultation, Wedding Design and Florals, Wedding Planning, Elopement, Editorial, Brand Styling
WEBSITEhttps://www.petalandtwine.com/
ADDRESS21 Academy St, Centre, Cork
CONTACT DETAILS(+353) 87 3247729

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSWeekdays: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Weekends: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Background and experience★★★★★(5/5)
Portfolio★★★★☆(4/5)
Range of services/packages★★★★★(5/5)
Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
Resources and connections★★★★★(5/5)
Customer feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
Approach and attitude★★★★★(5/5)

Petal and Twine certainly has the capabilities of capturing a sophisticated, graceful and airy atmosphere that many couples will certainly be impressed with.

They are an established creative studio that aims to provide a stylish and modern perspective to your weddings, events and editorials.

Gabi Kmitas Petal, the founder, has a very clear vision in mind, with a particular interest in textures, flowers and fashion. What we find impressive is that her viewpoint is very strong and thus makes for very cohesive outputs.

It is easy to see why their work has been featured in publications like Wedding Sparrow and Bridal Musings. Their gallery showcases what we would describe as an ethereal and natural look, perfect especially for those planning outdoor weddings.

In terms of their wedding planning service, we like how their process is very engaged with communicating with the customer. They help source vendors, budget costs, and create a wedding day timeline particularly for the third parties.

Their assistance as a wedding planner really is quite concise yet thorough, great for those who don’t want to be overwhelmed with the amount of options out there.

Aside from this, they can also help with wedding designs, florals, and elopements. Their keen eye for design makes them an excellent choice if you’re going for a naturalistic chic look with all of the decorations and props.

Keep in mind however that their “day-of” coordination usually requires an additional charge. Also, they have a very strong aesthetic, consistent throughout all of their projects so make sure to check their portfolio to see if it matches your vision.

Pros

  • Very cohesive look and theme
  • Great option for outdoor weddings
  • Good variety of services from consultations to elopement
  • Concise yet thorough wedding planner

Cons

  • Have extra charges for day-of coordination
  • Aesthetic and look is more limited to their style

Customer Reviews

Endless Creativity and Immaculate Style

I had a pleasure to work with Petal and Twine on several occasions.  I cant speak highly enough of Gabi and her team. Professionalism, punctuality, endless creativity and immaculate style are the words that describes Gaby’s work the best. Petal and Twine will make your event an outstanding experience. -Egle Laukyte

Execution Exceeded Expectations

Having worked with Gabi of Petal and Twine on wedding editorial photoshoots, I have always been in awe of her creative vision and ability to inspire with her natural, inventive and fresh approach to styling. I hence enlisted Gabi when I was recently in need of a refresh of the brand imagery for my luxury wedding cake business, Cove Cake Design. She took the time to work closely with me prior to the shoot, considering our brand identity and cake style and creating detailed styling concepts for a range of imagery. The execution of these exceeded expectations. The resulting collection of images were modern, unique and inspired, yet ultimately timeless, allowing them to be used across all of our platforms to elevate our brand and inspire clients. Practically speaking, Gabi is engaging, ambitious and dedicated to her art. Despite a long and tiring shoot day, she worked tirelessly to achieve the perfect shots. I would highly recommend Gabi to wedding clients or brands seeking a stylist with a natural aesthetic, who has dedication and vision in equal measure. -Suzanne Brady

2. MartinaO

MartinaO Homepage
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SERVICESFull Wedding Planning, Monthly of Wedding Planning, On the Day Wedding Coordination, Wedding Consultation, Wedding Styling and Design
WEBSITEhttps://www.martinao.com/
ADDRESSIreland
CONTACT DETAILS+353 86 3581414

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 Hours
Background and experience★★★★★(5/5)
Portfolio★★★★☆(4/5)
Range of services/packages★★★★★(5/5)
Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
Resources and connections★★★★☆(4/5)
Customer feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
Approach and attitude★★★★★(5/5)

MartinaO offers a wide selection of services that can fit almost any format of need couples may have, from full wedding planning to on the day coordination.

Martina O’Riordan’s services have been featured on Vogue and Junebug Weddings. Furthermore, she has had over ten years of experience which includes business skills focusing on planning schedules and budgeting.

It is in these details that we were impressed by how organized her services were. She even offers wedding planning for couples who are abroad.

Her processes assure customers that there will be constant coordination regarding the budgeting to the venue to the suppliers. So if you are an overseas couple thinking of ways to execute a wedding here in Ireland, she is an excellent planner to consider.

Another thing that sets her apart is that she can offer different levels of engagement with the planning. Her full wedding planning offers creating floor plans to building themes and branding.

On the other hand, she also has a month of wedding planning which is targeted for couples looking to have their wedding within four weeks leading up to the day. We like that she can accommodate and be more flexible to different customer situations.

Keep in mind that most of their services or packages include day of services so you would be limited to them as your wedding planner and wedding coordinator.

Pros

  • Great choice for couples who are planning their wedding from abroad
  • Offers different options for wedding planning, from full to month of
  • Customer service praises her day of wedding service
  • Has service for private and corporate events

Cons

  • Price estimates not indicated on website
  • Most packages include day of services thereby limiting them as your wedding coordinator as well

Customer Reviews

Loved Every Minute of It

What an incredible weekend in Ballymaloe! We just wanted to drop you a very quick line to say our sincere thanks for all your input to our wedding. You are incredibly talented at your job, and we feel very lucky to have had you on board.

We are so grateful for all the hard work and organisation you put in both before, and on the day of the wedding. We had the time of our lives and just really loved every minute of the day. Knowing that everything was in your expert hands meant that we could soak up every minute…which we definitely did! God only knows where we would have ended up without you on the 17th May! -Aisling and Colm

We Were in Good Hands

Martina, it was an absolute pleasure working with you planning our wedding day! From the word go you made us feel at ease and confident that we were in good hands. Your tips and advice were invaluable and were a great help in the planning of our day. On the day itself everything was perfect and you were always on hand to ensure things went smoothly.  We loved working with you, your bubbly personality and good humour made our planning experience so easy and enjoyable. Thank you so much for everything! We loved working with you and cannot recommend you enough! -Steph and Tom

3. Sharon McMeel

Sharon McMeel Homepage
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SERVICESMonth of Wedding Planning, Full Service Wedding Planning, Elopement to Ireland
WEBSITEhttps://sharonmcmeel.ie/
ADDRESSThe Old Chocolate Factory, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
CONTACT DETAILS+353 86 8524800

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSWeekdays: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Background and experience★★★★★(5/5)
Portfolio★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services/packages★★★★★(5/5)
Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
Resources and connections★★★★★(5/5)
Customer feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction★★★★☆(4/5)
Approach and attitude★★★★★(5/5)

Sharon McMeel began her journey over 20 years ago and since then her business has grown to impressive heights, overseeing weddings with confidence and conviction.

We were very impressed with her background as a businesswoman and consultant which strengthens her authority and knowledge on different matters. She also has many resources like radio guestings and blog posts, available for customers.

We appreciate that these informative sources of information can provide people with additional perspectives on planning their own wedding. 

What initially stood out to us was her very detailed process on approaching wedding planning. Her consultation stage leaves no questions left to ask, inquiring about your perspectives, visions, budgets etc.

This goes all the way down to the last step, execution, in which she oversees setting up, deliveries and even hosting. Customers can breathe a sigh of relief that Sharon’s services have all the bases covered when it comes to being detail oriented.

People can also expect that this carries over to both her month of wedding and full service planning. Her month of wedding planning is particularly impressive as it also includes as many features as if it were planned months in advance.

We like their full commitment to ensuring that everything goes smoothly on the day itself.

We also found it especially helpful that their full service planning includes 24 hour access to their online wedding platform. It’s a very convenient feature that provides customers with all the details they have agreed upon so far in the process.

Their services can sometimes be difficult to schedule for as they are sometimes fully booked.

Pros

  • Assists with weddings in both Ireland and Spain 
  • Have various resources of information available
  • Very detailed and thorough process
  • Offers both month of wedding planning and full service planning

Cons

  • Frequently fully booked
  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Exceeded our Expectations

“Sharon is an exceptionally talented wedding planner. She anticipates your every need and has the ability to be almost invisible but always there when you need her on the day. She has access to a large number of high quality suppliers and was invaluable in the design and planning of the day. She had lots of very good ideas but left it to us to decide what we were most comfortable with and then took care of every detail to make it all happen. On the budget side of things she kept us within our budget and gave lots of options and ways to get our desired result. Thanks to her we had a magical and unforgettable wedding celebration exceeding our expectations. Our friends and family were so impressed by the 3 day wedding she organized and how every detail was thought through and many commented that it seemed effortless but very well executed. As well as being a great planner Sharon is also a lovely person to spend time with and everyone genuinely loved her. -Robyn and Brian Cafferky

Put our Minds at Ease

We loved having Sharon’s help planning our wedding, it really put our minds at ease since we were planning from so far away. All of the vendors she recommended we’re incredible. We had a perfect day thanks to Sharon. -Jennifer and Jim

4. Coastal Ceremonies

Coastal Ceremonies Homepage
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SERVICESWedding Ceremony, Vow Renewal, Baby Naming, Milestone Ceremony, Funeral Celebrant, Handfasting Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Wedding Planning Services, Vow Renewal Package, Micro Wedding Package, Elopement Package, Cliffs of Moher Weddings, Eloping in Ireland
WEBSITEhttps://coastalceremonies.ie/
ADDRESSCollege Green, Ennis, Co. Clare
CONTACT DETAILS+353 87 245 2858, +353 87 974 0546, +353 86 3436813

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Background and experience★★★★★(5/5)
Portfolio★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services/packages★★★★★(5/5)
Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
Resources and connections★★★★★(5/5)
Customer feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
Approach and attitude★★★★★(5/5)

Coastal Wedding Ceremonies probably has the largest selection for ceremonies and events out there, from traditional to more modern options. 

Many clients have described that their services have exceeded expectations, an excellent choice if you’re looking to plan a dream wedding.

Certified by The Wedding International Professionals Association, their team has substantial experience in officiating weddings around Ireland. What makes this great as well is that they have multiple connections with different venues and vendors.

If you’re looking for a service that can provide you with a slew of options, we are very impressed with the amount Coastal Wedding Ceremonies has.

On the topic of their wedding planning services, what we like is that they make sure the wedding is unique to your vision. They do this by having an in depth consultation step in the process.

We also like that they offer a micro weddings option, perfect for couples looking to have a more intimate event.

What makes them stand out is the amount of options they have for other types of gatherings. Customers won’t need to stray too far away if they want to have baby naming or milestone ceremonies.

They also have more unique options like handfasting and sand ceremonies, making them a perfect go-to service. 

We would like to note that their on-the-day coordination services begin two months prior to the date instead of other providers that offer them one month ahead. It would be best to take this into consideration when planning.

Pros

  • Multiple channels for contact
  • Great amount of connections and experiences with vendors and venues
  • Have a micro weddings option
  • Wide variety of ceremony services

Cons

  • Operating hours close at 6:00 PM
  • On the day coordination starts 2 months prior

Customer Reviews

Beyond My Wildest Wedding Dreams

We cannot speak highly enough about what an incredible experience we had with Susan at Coastal Ceremonies. From start to finish, the communication was incredible. We were able to feel confident that when we arrived in Ireland from Minnesota everything was handled. We had the most beautiful and magical day imaginable. Anyone considering a wedding in Ireland should absolutely use Coastal Ceremonies. It was truly beyond my wildest wedding dreams! I could not have asked for a more perfect day, organized to perfection by Susan! -Jenny Graphenteen

Professional and Exceeded Expectations

From the moment we first made contact with Coastal Ceremonies we knew we were on the right path to planning our dream wedding. Susan went out of her way to coordinate the most magical wedding day, it exceeded our expectations. Every wedding vendor Susan helped us to choose were all fantastic and they all helped to make our wedding day perfect.

On the day of the wedding Susan was with us throughout, ensuring that everything ran smoothly, allowing us to relax and enjoy every moment of our special day. We will be forever grateful for Susan’s professionalism leading up to and on the day itself. We couldn’t recommend Susan and Coastal Ceremonies enough. -Linda Thorpe

5. House of Hannah

House of Hannah Homepage
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SERVICESMonth of Wedding Planning, Full Service Wedding Planning, Wedding Styling and Design, Planning on Eloping to Ireland
WEBSITEhttp://houseofhannah.ie/
ADDRESSHoneywell, Clonroad More, Ennis, Co. Clare
CONTACT DETAILS+353.86.302.5005

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Background and experience★★★★★(5/5)
Portfolio★★★★☆(4/5)
Range of services/packages★★★★★(5/5)
Thoroughness★★★★★(5/5)
Resources and connections★★★★★(5/5)
Customer feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Satisfaction★★★★★(5/5)
Approach and attitude★★★★★(5/5)

House of Hannah is a studio offering wedding designing, styling, coordination and planning. Taking a look at their portfolio, their style incorporates a stylish yet rustic flair to their events, with venues featuring brick walls and sophisticated floral arrangements.

What we like about them is how they are able to transform the venue with a refined aesthetic that ties it all together. 

Lindsay Moynagh, the owner and creative director, has a very impressive background, co-owning a magazine dedicated to destination weddings to working in the events industry. 

If you are looking for someone to handle a destination wedding, Hannah might just be for you. Her past clients have had their weddings in different countries like Italy and France.

She also draws inspiration from items like calligraphy and old houses and we like that her taste really shines through in all of the events she has worked on.

For their wedding planning services, they do offer both a full service and a month of wedding planning. We really like that their process allows you access to their preferred list of vendors, pairing down the list of options to those they already have experience with.

We also do recommend their wedding styling and design service, as alongside their romantic aesthetic, they have options for either connections to top notch florists or their own in house designs. 

Keep in mind however, that we find their portfolio and past projects to have a very specific aesthetic so it would be best to check this out to see if it is in line with your own vision for the ceremony.

Pros

  • Stylish and sophisticated aesthetic
  • Great background on destination weddings
  • Provides a curated list of preferred vendors
  • Thorough inclusions for wedding planning services.

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Portfolio features a very specific aesthetic

Customer Reviews

Beautiful Styling

Planning a destination wedding in Ireland from Australia was not an easy task and we feel so lucky to have found Lindsay. Lindsay is an absolute dream to work with and no task was too big or too small. She travelled the length of the country sourcing venues and painstakingly created our beautiful stationary. The styling of the ceremony from an empty barn to a beautiful warm space was breathtaking. Thank you Lindsay for everything and especially for keeping us sane-Emma and Peter Boris

An Absolute Pleasure to Work with

We would like to say a huge thank you to Lindsy and Amy from House of Hannah for sound such an amazing and professional job of designing and planning our wedding day. You were an absolute pleasure to plan my wedding with. We had such an amazing day, thank you so much for making it so special, unique and completely stress free  -Giselle and John

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Organizing a wedding can be overwhelming but with the right planner by your side your special day can be just as you envisioned it. If you would like to read more we also have an article on the best wedding venues in Galway.