Now that January is in full swing, communion season is definitely well and truly here - although plenty have been looking since October of last year.
And as mums and dads scour stores for good quality gowns for their little girls, many are no doubt feeling a little deflated after a quick glance at the price tags of some dresses.
Yes, your little one's First Holy Communion is an exciting time - and many will want to splash out for the occasion - but that doesn't mean you have to max out your card.
Good, quality, budget-friendly dresses ARE available; in fact, Dunnes Stores are once again launching their Paul Costelloe First Holy Communion Collection for 2017, which features a unique selection of finely crafted dresses for that special day.
Starting at just €70, the beautiful gowns are created using superior quality satins, appliqués and the finest of lace.
Paul's signature detailing runs through each dress from beautiful box pleating, delicate butterfly bows and elegant cap sleeves.
And for those who are looking for a few accessories to complement their outfit, you can choose between satin and appliqué bags, diamanté trimmed veils and delicate satin gloves.
Shoes are elegant and understated and include the popular ballet pump; soft knitted and satin boleros are also available.
And for the boys?
Paul brings his knowledge of fine tailoring within elegant three-piece suits and finishes off the look with a selection of crisp, sharp shirts.
Shoes are simple and include soft leather tan brogues to keep your son comfortable on the day. Blazers start at €50 while trousers range from €35.
Available exclusively at select Dunnes Stores and online at dunnesstores.com.