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Your Wedding Executive
Ms Niamh Whelan DSC_0074_1

I have been proudly looking after Weddings for the past 9 and a half years and have been with the Talbot Hotel Carlow for the past 5 and a half years and I really enjoy looking after our weddings and meeting the Bride & Grooms to be! Most of all being here on their Big Day to see them walking into the hotel and experiencing the Bride & Groom being greeted by all their Family & Friends! its really magical!

My top three tips for Bride & Grooms to be are as follows - (I have lots more of which Id be delighted to share with you too.....)

1. When it comes to the biggest day of your life 'Dont be Afraid to Ask' for what you would like. The Wedding Experts and suppliers you entrust to help you and look after you on your wedding day are the ones that you will be having a very honest and open conversation with. Its important that you can ask for anything that you need to make your wedding day that extra special. All requests are important and unique to you on your Wedding Day so always ask! We are here to make all your Wedding Day Dreams come true! 

2. Get Organised. From the moment you start planning open an excel sheet, keep a record of all your quotes, prices suppliers etc. Get a file and divide it in sections EG Dress, Cake, Venue etc and keep all the flyers that you get. It will be handy when you are organising and booking your preferred supplier!

3. Short list all your preferred Wedding Venues for viewing. Ensure you visit all of these for a showaround with the Wedding Executive. By doing this it really gives you a good feel for the venue, you meet the team and spend the time getting to know how the venue can look after you for your Dream Wedding Day! Make notes and then decide! Go with your Heart and enjoy the lead up to your Wedding Day in the Venue of your Dreams!

Some Frequently Asked Questions from Bride & Grooms to be

Where can I learn a little bit more about the venue?
We advise to check the Weddings Testimonials page on the website where Bride & Grooms have shared their feedback from their wedding day! Tripadvisor and Facebook are also great sources of feedback for Weddings - Search by Hotel Name!

  • When it the best time to view the hotel ?
    We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get the best from your wedding showaround we would recommend you make an appointment with me Niamh, to view the hotel and for me to guide you through all aspects of your Wedding Day!
  • Do you look after Civil Ceremonies and partnerships in the Talbot Hotel?
    Yes we do and we love them! Take a look Civil Ceremonies and when you are calling in to see us I would love to show you the suite where we hold the ceremony with its stunning views over the rolling countryside! Its very special! 

If you were to ask me what do I love about weddings Id have to say its getting to know the Bride & Groom from the moment they come in for their showaround to the day they get married. Over this time of usually a year or more we really get to know all the dreams and hopes for their wedding day and to see them walk in on the day of their wedding is the icing on the cake for me!! I feel truly honored to be part of their wedding day!

So enjoy all the preparations, your wedding day is about you both and take it all in, its one of the best moments of your life!!

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