Welcome to the blog of Kippure Estate in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Find a wide variety of insights, ideas, tips and tales straight from the keyboards of the Kippure team.

What to do when you’re desperate for a proposal

Crazy bride

Five ways to get him to go down on one knee

You’re at your wits’ end. You’ve tried leaving wedding magazines lying around. You’ve tried sharing the link to your Pinterest wedding collection. You’ve even tried putting together a wedding song playlist and play it on constant repeat whenever he’s around, but he still hasn’t taken the hint.

It’s time to get serious. Here’s our handy guide to what to do when you’re desperate for a proposal.

1.  Take him on a good old guilt trip

We might be living in modern times,

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Why Rice is Banned At Weddings (It’s Not What You Think)

Rice throwing at wedding

Can Birds Die From Eating Rice?

Picture the scene. The happy couple have just exchanged their vow and they’re leaving the church to start their new lives together. The guests gather outside to throw rice at the bride and groom, an ancient tradition associated with good luck and fertility, but just as they’re about to start, someone cries out “Stop! Didn’t you know that rice kills birds?”

It’s a myth so pervasive that it’s been referenced in TV shows like The Simpsons and Cybill. The theory is that wild birds who eat the rice will be harmed when the grains soak up stomach fluids,

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Top five hen party games everyone will love

Hen Party Games

Get the party started with some of our favourite hen party activities!

The hen night can be one of the best parts of a wedding, a fun-filled night you’ll never forget. However, if you’ve been tasked with organising a hen do, you might be looking for a little inspiration.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite hen party games, guaranteed to make sure everyone has a blast.

Make me a man

Get the other hens’ partners and the groom-to-be to supply you with photos of random body parts,

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Could you ‘event-manage’ and budget a hen night?

road sign hen party

Many people are scared organising a hen night, but it really isn’t’ that frightening

Hen nights have changed! In the past, a hen night just consisted of the soon to be bride having a night out on the town with a group of friends and, possibly, some relatives. And, the town concerned would have been the town the bride lived in. It was generally a cheap affair and only lasted a few hours.

Although some hen nights like that may still go on, most of them have turned into elaborate affairs requiring organisation and often more money.

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How to get your money from the Hen & Stag partygoers

stag party

How not to be left out of pocket when organising a Stag or Hen weekend

Being asked to be best man or maid of honour (chief bridesmaid) to one of your best friend’s wedding is an honour in itself and you have every right to be both proud and humbled to have been given that important role. But it is an important role that carries not only some measure of authority but also a large measure of responsibility and this responsibility is not only confined to the wedding preparations and the big day itself; you will probably be given the task of organising the hen or stag party.

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