Oct 252008

Had to write a quick post to announce the launch of a unique new wedding date site for couples in Ireland. I have an interest in wedding sites, mainly because we run our own photo wedding invitation business, and naturally we keep an eye on what’s happening online in the weddings space. (NB. I know our site is in dire need of a facelift – it’s on the To-do list).

Last week saw the launch of an exciting new website on the Irish wedding scene: Weddingdates.ie opened its virtual doors on Friday (24/10), and offers a unique facility that helps engaged couples in Ireland to select their ideal wedding venue.


Simply enter your preferred wedding date and the county you want to get married in and Weddingdates.ie will return a list of venues in that county with reception availability on your date. It’s simple… and priceless. No more trudging through the golden pages and ringing around laboriously to come up with a shortlist of wedding reception venues who can accommodate you: Weddingdates.ie does it all for you.

This is very different to the swathe of run of the mill “Wedding directory” sites that simply list service providers. This is an indispensible tool for engaged couples.

When you’re planning a wedding anything that can reduce the time, effort and, lets face it, the stress involved is certain to be a huge boon. And that’s exactly what Weddingdates.ie offers.

If you’re getting married, or know someone else who is, why not head on over and take a look. If you’re a hotel manager, and your hotel isn’t featured, you might want to remedy that pronto!

The site is the brainchild of Ciara Crossan, who I had the pleasure of meeting briefly at a SOHO Solo / Cork Open Coffee joint meeting a few months back. Congratulations Ciara on a great concept, a great looking site and something that I’m sure will make life easier for countless Irish couples over the coming months and years.

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  7 Responses to “Weddingdates.ie launched”

  1. Grr, yet another “why didn’t I think of tha…” :-) will be sending link onto at least several friends – well done

  2. Well, this was a very nice surprise to see in my Twitter stream! Thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review on Ciara’s site, that’s really lovely of you.

    The site looks the part and fills a real gap in the market but more than that, Ciara has exactly the right personality and excitement to make this really take off and I’m expecting big things from her!

  3. Hi Sabrina,

    Thanks for stopping by, and for commenting. And congrats on another great looking site.

    I only met Ciara briefly, but have to agree with your assessment… no better woman for the job ;-). The weddings.ie site looks great (congratulations, by the way) and Ciara really gets it — while so many other wedding sites complicate and confuse, this actually makes life easier for brides and grooms — which of course is exactly what you need when you have a wedding to plan.

    It also makes me realise that an update to the Image Invitations site is LONG overdue :-( (it’s something I’ve been threatening for the last 2 years, maybe this will be the catalyst that finally makes it happen).

  4. Wow 😀 I am truely overwhelmed. Many thanks for that review Calvin. Much appreciated!
    I’m delighted to be able to feature Image Invitations on the site – perfect for the couple looking for something a bit different and personal for their wedding invites.

  5. Hi Ciara,

    You’re welcome — and congratulations again on a great looking site and an innovative and what I think will prove a truly valuable service for couples juggling the myriad demands of organising the perfect wedding.

    I’m looking forward to watching Weddindates.ie blossom over the next few years.

    Well done… and keep up the good work!

  6. Calvin / Ciara,

    I was very surprises to see my name on this blog, I did not write the above comment from the 19th March, I would be interested if you can chase the IP address or email address against this posting?

    If possible could you remove this as I think that we are being setup by one of our competitors.

    Many thanks,

    01 808 5592

  7. Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for clearing that up — I thought the original comment was a bit out of character, having spoken to you a couple of times in the past. I’ve removed the offending comment and direct replies to it from this conversation and will drop you a line by e-mail with more details about the source of the phantom posting.

    All the best,


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