Bride of the Year Show is the perfect day out at RDS for you and your wedding crew

by Rachel Cunningham
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This month’s Bride of The Year Show on January 27&28 at the RDS is Ireland’s largest, most exciting and diverse wedding planning experience.

If you’re recently engaged and at the beginning of your wedding planning journey or even further down the line of the planning phase, ‘The Bride of the Year Show’ provides you with the perfect opportunity to chat with over 150 wedding suppliers in every category imaginable from cakes to décor, bridal to entertainment, Irish and destination Venues and all things Honeymoon all under one roof. 

This is the perfect day out for you and your wedding crew. Be inspired at the live catwalk shows, get expert advice at the I do! school workshops, prepare with the EBS Finance Clinic and listen to our wedding bands at the Music Mezzanine. That’s not all, with exclusive show-only discounts and hundreds of prizes up for grabs, this is one date for your diary you won’t want to miss. 


  • Average Wedding Budget: €29,550
  • A staggering 56% of couples exceed their planned budget
  • 30% go over budget by €5000
  • Average Honeymoon Budget: €5,960 per couple
  • 31% of couples got a loan to help with their wedding.
  • 72% of millennial couples plan to buy a home as they begin their new life together.

EBS will offer free financial advice to help you turn your dreams into reality. EBS experts Danny O’Connor and Louise Casciani will be on hand to discuss budgeting, top tips for planning financial goals and how to prepare for a mortgage application, ensuring a stress-free path to achieving your dreams. 
The EBS Finance Clinic will be situated on the balcony where you can meet a financial advisor free of charge who would be happy to answer any of your questions and offer guidance.

The Live Catwalk Shows will help you ‘Say Yes!’ to your dream dress, gown, or suit. This is the perfect opportunity for couples to view the latest gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, occasion-wear, mother-of-the-bride outfits along with suits for the grooms and groomsmen.

The ‘I Do! School’ and hosted by wedding expert Sara Kennedy and covers everything from getting started on your planning journey to styling your big day. This is your opportunity to get real advice from the experts and find out those little hidden nuggets on how you can save on some of the big costs. 

This year will also see the introduction of a new show feature. Whether you’re looking for ceremony music, a wedding band or DJ, you can now drop by our Music Mezzanine up on the Balcony and listen to all our entertainers through our Silent disco style party.

The Wedding Show at the RDS – Skip the queues and secure your spot by buying online at

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