7 Simple But Elegant Communion Dresses

Long white dresses, delicate veils and perfectly placed hair – yes, it's that time of year again.

Long white dresses, delicate veils and perfectly placed hair – yes, it's that time of year again. I'm not talking about wedding season, though... I refer to the thousands of girls who will be excitedly preparing for their First Holy Communion.
In recent times, what was intended to be a religious ceremony for our young children, has turned into a hugely expensive affair which, in some cases, is more about the materialistic trappings than the blessed sacrament which was intended.

But, whatever your budget may be, we have you covered for your little girl's special day.
ISABELLA Lace Bodice Communion Dress, €300.00
ISABELLA Sleeveless Silk Bow Communion Dress, €240.00
ISABELLA Pearl Collar Communion Dress, €325.00
Dunnes Stores: 
Paul Costelloe Living Izzy Dress, €100.00
Paul Costelloe Living Christin Dress, €80.00
Paul Costelloe Living Emma Dress, €100.00
If you are looking for something a little more affordable, then TK Maxx is at a nice low price range with dresses costing from as little as €19.99. These dresses do not compromise on style and many of them feature bows, rosettes and jewel buckle waist detail. A selection of the dresses also feature pearl-embellished trims. All of these dresses are available for girls aged 6 – 10 years
Another option less explored is DoneDeal or Adverts. Remember most communion dresses have been worn twice. Once on the day and again on the day they get their picture taken in school. A dry clean and maybe some new shos and accessories and you have cut the cost in half. Your little girl or her peers will never know the difference.
Special Occasions Communion Shop, Edenmore
This is such an amazingly kind idea to help families that may not be able to afford an expensive dress for their little one or parents who may have money worries.
The shop started when Theresa Kelly overheard a conversation between two young girls about going to a money lender to borrow for their child's big day. Her aim is to get Communion and Confirmation Outfits to families who aren’t in a position to purchase them. To try to relieve the stress and ensure every child has a great communion shopping experience.

Over a hundred communion dresses, suits and accessories are available free of charge to reduce the pressure on families and the shop has been beautifully set up to ensure children have the full shopping experience. 
Nearly all items are brand new and all others have been dry cleaned and are in excellent condition.

All items are free of charge but if you wish you can give a donation. All donations will be given to ICHH and Brother Kevin's Kitchen.

To find out more info click here.

Laura Doyle, Mum of 4. Kyle 9, Noa Belle 4, Briar 2 and Milla 12 months. Breastfeeder, co-sleeper, coffee drinker. Staying positive and inspired by the chaos of it all. Follow her on Instagram.


Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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