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How Millennials have changed the Wedding Landscape

Over the past 25 years, Drangan Video has witnessed a huge transformation in the wedding planning process and this, is in a large part down to our fantastic generation of ‘millennials’. In this blog post, I am going to share some of my own insights with you and perhaps provide some tips and tricks for those of you who may feel slightly overwhelmed with the wedding planning process.

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Take your time….
If there’s one thing millennials do best it’s never rushing the announcement of their engagement and I think this really takes the pressure off couples in a significant way. In many cases the wedding planning process has already begun before the engagement announcement takes place.

Embrace online tools
Getting married in an era that has technology at its fingertips is one of the fundamental benefits of the millennial age. Wedding planning apps have made tasks so much easier for brides and grooms and are an excellent way to stay on top of your planning without the stress of visiting each supplier and sit-down meetings. Use the Internet to your advantage and cut down on costs and precious time.

Setting Budgets
Perhaps due to recession and rising prices, millennials have become accustomed to budgeting in a really meaningful way. They know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams and have embraced more alternative décor, catering and venue options.

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Your Best Man or Maid of Honour does not have to be Male or Female
This is perhaps one of the nicest developments I have witnessed over the past number of years. If your best friend and most trusted companion is female, does that mean you can’t have them as your best man? Absolutely not! Gender should not be the decision maker when it comes to including the most important people in your wedding party. Throw out that old rulebook and embrace the reality of your friendships, ‘Men of Honour’ and ‘Best Women’ are truly the change we have been waiting for.

Customisation
Customising a theme for your wedding to make it truly unique is a growing trend amongst millennials across Ireland and Europe. Whether you want to use a certain colour scheme throughout the ceremony and reception or go full on ‘themed’ for your big day, you can be sure that your guests will remember your wedding for all the right reasons.

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Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more that capturing the special moments of every wedding, regardless of the generation you grew up in. Whether you are based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin or Donegal, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer discreet wedding videography and a modern approach to capturing your big day. To learn more about the packages we offer or to see some sample videos, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon today.

Advice On Booking your Wedding Venue

For those of you who are in the early wedding planning process, we hope you find this blog post interesting and informative. Booking the right venue for you and your intended is probably the most important choice you will make at this early stage. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of important questions for you to ask the venue before making that all-important decision.

Whether you are planning to get married in Tipperary or further afield, these questions should assist you with this important first step.

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Dates:
Have you set a date in stone or can you be flexible to get the venue you really want? The very first question you need to ask your venue of choice is whether they can accommodate you on your preferred date. Once you have confirmed the venue you can then move on to booking entertainment that is available on the same day.

Budget:
Budget is incredibly important, and you need to know that the venue can deliver everything you need without costs spiraling out of control. Make sure you ask your venue to specify any ‘extras’ that could catch you off guard when the time for payment comes.

Capacity:
For those of you planning a large wedding, you will need to give an approximation of numbers to the venue to ensure they can seat and comfortably accommodate all of your guests for the big day. If they can’t accommodate the numbers you were hoping for, you will have a decision to make. Which is most important to you, your dream venue or a large guest list?

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Civil Ceremonies:
If you are planning a civil ceremony and hope to host the ceremony and the celebrations in the same venue, you will need to check that the venue has been registered with the HSE. A full list of HSE approved wedding venues is available on the HSE website.

The Space:
Ask the event coordinator at the venue to give you a tour of the space. If at all possible, ask if you could see the room on the morning of another wedding before the guests arrive. This will give you a good idea of the seating arrangements and the space available in the venue.

Décor:
In most cases the venue will decorate the space for you at no extra cost, however, you may want to add some of your own touches to make it special. Speak with your point of contact and ask if you can be involved in the décor process.

Point of Contact:
To ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the planning process it is always best to have one dedicated point of contact at your venue of choice. Upon your first meeting with the venue you should specify this request and a direct phone number and email address for ease of contact.

Recommendations:
Every venue will have a list of approved venues that they will be happy to share with the bride and groom. This can be a great resource if you are looking for the best entertainment, photographer or car hire service. Drangan Video is proud to be recommended by hotels and venues in Tipperary and throughout Ireland.

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If you are planning your wedding now for 2020, the team here at Drangan Video would love to have the opportunity to film your wedding. With 25 years in the wedding videography business, you can be assured of a professional and friendly service as well as state of the art wedding videography. Drangan Video  is based in South Tipperary  offering  wedding videography services to all counties in Ireland, so whether you are based in  Tipperary or Donegal we will be happy to travel to your venue of choice at absolutely no extra cost to you.

Celebrating 25 Years of Wedding Videography

If you had told me 25 years ago that my little videography business would still be going strong in 2019, I may have found it hard to believe, yet here we are today celebrating this incredible milestone!

It goes without saying that this would not be possible without the thousands of couples who have trusted Drangan Video with their precious memories. I’m proud to say that in quite a few cases, I am now filming weddings for the sons and daughters of some of my earlier clients and it is an absolute honour for me that they thought that much of my videography that it’s become a family tradition. A huge thank you to all of the couples over the past 25 years, without you and your love for each other, Drangan Video may not have been so successful. Thank you.

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Over the past 25 years, I have seen trends change dramatically, from dress styles to catering and décor. However, there has been one thing that has remained constant – Ireland is a wonderful place to get married. In fact this has actually improved over the past number of years because we can now celebrate all marriages equally, it was a long time coming and a hard fought battle but I’m very proud to be part of a generation that made this change happen. All love is equal and our fellow countrymen and women agree wholeheartedly – to be part of this change in society and to witness it first hand has been one of the most emotional and rewarding parts of my 25 years in business.

As well as changes in wedding trends, I have seen huge advances in videography technology and techniques. Thankfully the cameras we use now at Drangan Video are a far cry from the bulky, heavy video cameras I started out with in the 90’s. Improved editing software, high-resolution videos, hi-tech video equipment and advanced video formatting have contributed massively to the service we provide.

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Every year for the past 25 years I have had the privilege to speak with and meet new couples who are incredibly excited about their big day. This absolutely never gets old and I love nothing more than capturing their big day on video for eternity.

The nationwide policy here at Drangan Video means I have had the pleasure of filming weddings in every county in Ireland. I get to see the wildest corners of Connemara and the busy city lights of Dublin as well as the castles and scenic views of Tipperary and Kilkenny. I can tell you that a working life simply doesn’t get better than this!

Once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the couples that have trusted Drangan Video with their memories and I look forward to meeting future generations so we can add another precious layer to those videos.

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If you are planning a wedding and are in need of a videographer who uses the very latest video technology, offers in-house editing and loves nothing more than seeing a couple in love, please do feel free to give me a shout here at Drangan Video and I will work side by side with you to capture your big day in all it’s glory. Remember, Drangan Video travels nationwide without any extra cost to you, so whether you’re based in Kilkenny, Waterford, Tipperary or Cork you can be assured that we will be familiar with the area.

Here’s to another 25 years!
Very best wishes and many thanks for your past and continued custom.

Gemma And Ian’s Wedding Video Highlights

In this weeks blog post we are delighted to be sharing highlights from the wedding of Gemma and Ian who were married in Knocktopher Co. Kilkenny.

The wedding video story begun  in Kilmanagh Kilkenny with a visit to Ian and the boys who were already in the suits and all set for the Gig, it was nice to get some last minute footage of the boys before heading to Thomastown for the Bridal Preps.

There is so many places of interest  in Thomastown.  Jerpoint Park, Kilfane Waterfall  or Goatsbridge Trout Farm and not forgetting the fabulous Mount Juliet estate and wedding venue, anyway back to the job in hand.

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Gemma and the girls were very busy with hair and makeup, the peps are my favorite part of the day its a nice build to the wedding day story.  Gemma is such a nice lady very kind and considerate to all her wedding suppliers we all received a gift bag which was a lovely touch.

Wedding Reception In Langton House

Langton House Hotel  is a  fabulous wedding venue,  the rich colours and quality décor are the perfect backdrop for a top quality wedding reception.  Langton House Hotel has won many awards in recent years and all well deserved.

I would like to thank Gemma & Ian for choosing Drangan Video they were so nice to work with, thanks also for allowing their wedding video to be shared on Facebook, Instagram and in this wedding blog.

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If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, please feel free to contact myself Eamon for more information regarding our range of exciting and affordable wedding video packages for 2019/2020

Fun Carousel Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Caitriona & Patrick were married in St. Patrick’s Church Kilkenny it was a pleasure to have been  asked to film their wedding video.
I’m  very proud to share their highlights film in this blog post, one of the many highlights from the day was a visit the the Carousel for a magical spin.

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Essential Wedding Planning Tips and Tricks

This week we are going to give you some insight into the very best wedding planning tips and tricks to help the wedding planning process go smoothly for you and your intended. Drangan Video offer professional wedding videography services in Kilkenny and nationwide we are always on hand to provide expert advice to our budding Brides and Grooms. To enquire about the packages we have on offer, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan and he’ll guide you through the many options available.

Tip 1: Guest numbers are important
Now that the excitement of the engagement celebrations are over, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty! You don’t need to make up a precise guest list at this stage, but having an approximate number will greatly assist you with the rest of your planning.

Tip 2. Check your dates
When choosing a date to get married, most of us never think of issues that may arise, but it’s incredibly important to check the calendar before you commit to a date. Public holidays and big local event days are probably best avoided as they can increase hotel rooms costs for your guests and may be problematic for those driving in heavy traffic to celebrate your big day.

Tip 3: Pay attention to mother nature (particularly in Ireland)
Whilst we all dream of a day with blue skies and endless sunshine, it’s always essential that we plan for every weather eventuality. Planning a wedding in July in Ireland does not guarantee sunshine so keep an eye on the forecast and prepare for any last minute changes to the weather.

Tip 4. Ask for recommendations
Once you have booked your venue, it’s time to start looking at your other wedding vendors. We have found that most hotels and vendors keep a preferred supplier list, which they are more than happy to share with couples. Let one vendor lead you to another and know that when you support local small businesses, your wedding is making a real difference to those who are self-employed.

Tip 5. Stick to your budget
When setting your budget, it’s important to remember that 50% of your wedding expenses will be spent on food and drink for you and your guests. With this in mind you may want to consider a number of different catering options to assist with budget management.

Tip 6: Always ask
Don’t be afraid to ask your venue for those little extras at no extra cost, if you don’t ask, you don’t get, right? Most venues are happy to throw in something extra free of charge, whether that’s some music upon arrival, a free round of drinks for the toasts or a reduced price for guests staying at the hotel. Don’t feel shy about asking, wedding venues are well prepared for negotiations and will always be able to offer you something to secure your booking.

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Eamon here at Drangan Video will be happy to recommend other vendors and suppliers that he has worked with over the years and is always on hand to answer any queries you may have. To learn more about the wedding videos we offer, please feel free to browse through the site and view some of the sample videos that have been posted with the permission of our happy Brides and Grooms.