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The ‘average’ spend on a First Communion is €1,500, according to events planner Natasha Gillies of Diamond Events

With parents splashing up to €5,000 on First Communion and Confirmation parties for their kids, it is clear there are better ways to spend that money. So what are the alternative options?

First Holy Communions and Confirmations are big business - again. It’s that time of year when an increasing number of parents spend serious amounts of money on elaborate parties to celebrate a Catholic child rite of passage that weirdly emulates adult weddings.

According to professional events planner Natasha Gillies of Diamond Events, who was interviewed recently on RTÉ’s The Business programme, Communion parties can cost as much as €5,000 and can feature red carpets,...

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