The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Northern Ireland has opened a bridal wear shop in Portadown, where brides-to-be and mothers-of-the-brides can shop for the outfit of their dreams in total comfort.
Accessible by appointment only, Vincent’s Wedding Suite carries a stock of more than 50 new and pre-loved white [...]
There were 20,313 marriages in Ireland in 2019 including 640 same-sex marriages. This equates to a crude (unadjusted) marriage rate of 4.1 per 1,000 population – statistician Carol Anne Hennessy.
Since the new policy was introduced in February, more than 20 requests have been received to hold weddings at venues that were not parish churches and, so far, all requests have been approved.