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# Weddings

Last year
2023
Two in five couples who got married last year had a Catholic ceremony
People are taking on more debt for weddings, cars, and holidays as drawdowns up by 14%
All time
Department clarifies that hotel bars must close at midnight - even for wedding guests
Covid weddings: 11.30pm finish scrapped and now 10 can be at a table
Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted
No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October
Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?
August wedding guest increase at risk as Ireland is 'without a doubt' in fourth wave
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a final decision would be made next week on wedding numbers
The context for the decision is the 'challenging' increase in Covid-19 infections
Leo Varadkar says cases may peak at 3,000-4,000 per day in the coming weeks but ICU admissions may peak at a 'manageable' 40-50
Guests at wedding receptions to increase to 50 - but Tánaiste says communions and confirmations are 'off'
Weddings: Number allowed at receptions set to increase to 50 from July 5th
Restrictions have relaxed in the North today - with pubs and restaurants opening for indoor service
Guests at wedding ceremonies to increase to 50 on 10 May - but only six allowed at reception if indoors
50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings
Hoteliers suggest guest limit for weddings based on size of venue
Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals
Weddings with up to 25 attendees to be allowed under Level 5 restrictions
Here's how weddings will be affected under Level 4
Level 3 restrictions: No grace period for weddings booked for this week
Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday
'There's no legal restriction': Taoiseach repeats that the advice is not to leave Dublin, 'if possible'
Updated guidance on weddings: All guests out of function room by 11.30pm and face coverings when leaving table
Weddings of 50 people still permitted indoors 'until further decision made'
Q&A: Your questions about Ireland's Covid-19 restrictions and health advice answered
Weddings of 100 people will be possible indoors from 20 July
No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
'Highly unlikely' weddings of up to 100 people allowed by July, Simon Harris says
Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)
If you're obsessed with weddings, you might be interested in the OneFabDay podcast
Poll: Would you take your partner's surname after marriage?
Dear Fifi: I feel a lot of pressure to have a white wedding
The North's first legal humanist weddings take place this weekend
Paul Costelloe shared some insights into the making of Vogue Williams' wedding dress
Gardaí reunite Cork grandparents with 27-year-old coin from their wedding
Here's everything you need to know about the Irish castle Pretty Little Liars' Sasha Pieterse got married in
People on Twitter are sharing the worst things that have happened at weddings
The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade