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Wedding Dilemmas 101 - How to keep your Mother-in-law happy in the run up to your wedding day!

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It seems that Mothers in Law get a bad name. Maybe it’s from the several American movies released which use them as a perfect opportunity to create a dramatic, yet humorous recipe for the ever-appealing romantic comedy. Think ‘Monster in Law’ or ‘Sweet Home Alabama’. Or maybe it’s because the horror story of one woman’s experience of a nightmare mother in law among a thousand good mother in law stories, may seem more interesting and therefore travel faster.

Even the sound of a Mother in Law can conjure up some unsavoury images similar to that of a baddie or a villain who comes in the way of your favourite heroin in your much-loved childhood fairy-tale. However, don’t let all that put you off I’m sure your Mother in law is lovely and understanding! And even if she isn’t, one thing is for sure you will want to keep her happy in the run up to your wedding day.

Fear not, we have some lovely Léanas tips on how to do this!

Ask her to help out or organise something

If you give her a set task to do she will be focused on doing it to the best standard she can and she will feel grateful that you trust her with the responsibility. Play to her strengths. If you know she is crafty and creative and you haven’t got a creative bone in your body then why not ask her if she would organise the flowers for the church.

Include her in key events

Ask her if she would like to come along when you are wedding dress shopping. This could be a family affair or you could just humour her by trying some dresses on for her in the early stages of your wedding planning and getting her opinion.

Spend some quality time together just the two of you

Chances are your Mother in law has planned her own wedding once and she could offer you some good advice. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and she could give you tips on what and what not to do. You don’t have to take this advice but she will feel appreciated nevertheless. You could also use this time to get to know her better and what your hubby to be was like as a child and steer away from wedding talk.

Have a Mother’s day out with both you and your Fiancé

Both you and your fiancé could invite your mothers to dinner or go sight-seeing for a day. This will build some fond memories and gives both mothers a chance to bond and chat which takes the heat off you and your future hubby! Win-Win!

Kill her with Kindness!

Naturally, you will want to give your Mother a wedding gift and it would be nice to include your mother in law when doing this too as it seals the deal for good vibes to come! We at Léanas Gift in a Box have beautiful Mother of the bride and groom gifts that offer special sentiments that they will treasure for years to come. They cost roughly the same amount as a bouquet of flowers but last a lot longer! You could also pair our gift boxes with a beautiful bouquet for added brownie points!

Happy wedding planning ladies!

Orla x

Wedding Welcome Gifts Ideas

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Planning a wedding can be very stressful its hard to get everything done, that’s where we come in your own personal gifting fairies!

It’s the little things that can make such a difference that your guests will remember and treasure!

There’s no better way to treat those guests that have travelled a long way to celebrate your special day than by surprising them with a little Welcome Gift Box to help them settle in!

Can you just imagine their faces when they arrive after a day of travelling to find a special token of your appreciation!!!

Our welcome box is filled with fabulous local Irish artisans delights - handmade fruit jellies, chocolate and cloudy lemonade!

All packed pretty with a personal welcome note from their bride and groom!

Our pretty Keepsake Gift Boxes can be doubled up as Thank you Gifts for your bridal party to have in their rooms on arrival at the wedding venue with personalised notes from you!


Happy Wedding Planning!

Bernadette x

We WON a Brides of Kerry Wedding Industry Award 💜

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We are absolutely delighted to be able to share our exciting news…
we WON a 5 Star Award at the
Brides of Kerry Wedding Industry Awards 2018!!

We are so grateful to all our lovely customers and followers that supported us!

Below are a few pictures from the night, such a great
night catching up with old friends and making new ones…
meeting special guest Don O’Neill   

(photo quality is not great!)

Team Léanas x



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We had the pleasure of hand delivering one of our Wedding Gift Boxes to the luxurious Castlemaytr Hotel Resort this week, for a special couple who were tying the knot x

We received this request a few weeks ago from a family that were invited to celebrate with the bridal couple, but they were unable to attend.

They wanted to give the couple a unique but special gift that they could enjoy. We were so honoured to be asked to delivery our Gift Box, with their personal message to the couple on their big day.

If you are looking for a wedding gift which is more personal check out ourWedding Gift Box, made with love and care.

Team Léanas xxx


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We were super excited to get a mention on the prestigous WeddingDates.ie Blog last month!!

The Blog featured the Léanas Wedding Gift Box!! Massive thanks to WeddingDates.ie.
What Is In Our Wedding Box?

  • A pretty confetti parcel
  • A heart shaped wedding ring dish
  • A handcrafted ‘Something Blue’ handkerchief
  • Celtic Candles – Pink Grapefruit and Champagne Scented Candle
  • A bottle of homemade and locally produced Wild Orchard pink cloudy lemonade with two straws for the happy couple to toast their wedding
  • Léanas can post the gift box with a personal message to the couple on their special day

Léanas Wedding Gift Box is €50, to order your Gift Box now click here.
Delivery cost in Ireland is €7.

Click here to see the Blog Feature in full.

Team Léanas xx

Wedding Showcase

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Where has 2017 gone… cannot believe it is already May xx We have not updated our blog in a while; it has been a crazy few months in the land of Léanas! We have been busy beavers working on our New Wedding Collection, which we were so delighted to fully launch at our very first Wedding Fayre last month!! Where better to do this but in our home town at the fabulous Listowel Arms Hotel at their renowned Bridal Showcase evening xx

Listowel Arms tucked away in the corner of the square with so much character and vintage style, perfect setting for an evening Bridal show with the sun shining through on us in the conservatory we were all set up for an evening of mingling. What a fantastic evening it was we got to meet so many beautiful brides and grooms to be along with their family and friends. When you do everything online we get such a buzz from getting out and meeting people, properly get a bit too excited!! We were so delighted with the wonderful feedback from everyone on the night on our New Wedding Collection xx We had our new Engagement Gift Box, Will you be my Bridesmaid Gift Box and our Wedding Gift Box for the special couple on display but our newest additions Flower Girl and Page Boy Gift Bagswere the biggest hit on the night xx

There were some fabulous Wedding Suppliers lined up for the Bridal Showcase, we were as delighted to get the posing tips from photographer Brendan Landy… we need to start practising these in the mirror 😉 Premium Vintage Prosecco Van was just gorgeous, super idea for a wedding reception, just a pity we were working! The lovely ladies from Vanity Case Beauty Salon and the amazing Blogger Stylish Eilish just to mention a few. Such an amazing evening xx We have some exciting plans coming soon for our 1st Birthday, so tuned for updates! We hope you love our gift boxes as much as we do.

Ber & Anne xx – Team Léanas

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