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Weekend Break

Congratulations to all the First Communion Children in Tipperary Town who received in St. Michael’s Church on Saturday. I always keep a day free from Wedding Videos in Tipperary for Communion Day In Tipperary Town, the numbers of pupils receiving are normally large.
Today Sunday I recorded First Holy Communion In my own home village of Drangan Co. Tipperary. I was a break from the normal busy weekend Wedding Video Recording in Tipperary and Munster.
Next weekend it’s back to Weddings In Tipperary again with Weddings In Cashel and Ballingarry. 2012 is a busy year for me and thankfully Local Weddings in Tipperary are big on my booking list.

New Wedding Video Package

In January 2012 Drangan Video added a new Wedding Package to the existing popular line up of packages already on offer. The Silver Package @ €650  provides coverage of the day from the Brides House up to when the Bride & Groom sit down with their guests to have the meal. This package is an extension of the Bronze Package which provides coverage from the Brides House up to the end of the Marriage Ceremony.  The main inspiration for providing a new Wedding Video Package for Brides In Tipperary came through feedback from Brides In Cashel, Fethard, Thurles, Clonmel and of coarse the wider Tipperary Area.

Here is the full list of packages available for 2012 and 2013.  A wedding video Slide Show is also available at an extra cost, details at the bottom of this post.

 

Weddings

Choice of Four Wedding Packages
BRONZE – SILVER – GOLD – DIAMOND
Prices 2012/2013

BRONZE – € 500
* Recording begins at Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony venue.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* The full ceremony is recorded.
* The couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony venue is recorded.
* Old photos or camcorder footage of the couple growing up may be included in the finished production.
* Choose your own background music.
* Recording ends when the couple depart from the ceremony venue and leave for the reception venue.

SILVER – € 650
* Recording begins at Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony venue.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* The full ceremony is recorded.
* The couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride and Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The Drinks Reception.
* Old photos or camcorder footage of the couple growing up may be included in the finished production.
* Choose your own background music.
* Recording ends when the Bride & Groom join their guests in the function room for dinner – 6:30 PM approx.

GOLD – € 850
* Recording begins at Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony venue.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* The full ceremony is recorded.
* The couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride and Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
* Vox Pops / guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal and great fun.
* Old photos or camcorder footage of the couple growing up may be included in the finished production.
* Choose your own background music.
* Recording ends after the first set of dances – 10:15 PM approx.

DIAMOND – € 900
* Recording begins at Bride’s house depending on distance from ceremony venue.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* The full ceremony is recorded.
* The couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride and Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
* Vox Pops / guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal and great fun.
* Old photos or camcorder footage of the couple growing up may be included in the finished production.
* Choose your own background music.
* Recording ends at 11 PM.

All wedding packages include 4 DVD’s supplied in customised cases!

Optional Wedding Video Slideshow

As an optional extra we can provide a  wedding video montage of the day to be shown in the main function room on a large screen, just before the first dance. The video slideshow includes;

  • Bridal party preparations at Bride’s house.
  • Arrival of the Groom & Groomsmen.
  • Guests arriving at ceremony venue.
  • Marriage Ceremony.
  • Photo Call.
  • Arrival of the Bridal Party at the Reception Venue.
  • Price :  € 150

 

Wedding Video Tips

Here are a few tips  from  Weddings Ireland on selecting a Wedding Videographer.

http://www.weddingsireland.com/article/tips-for-your-wedding-video/

Can your videographer work without being obtrusive? A good wedding videographer should be able to catch all the action even while staying on the sidelines. It is also very important to ask your potential wedding Videographers about the editing process, a professional Wedding production will take at least two days to edit, post production /editing is the final polish for a Wedding Video/Film to remember.

Drangan Video offer a range of packages which include two basic packages for couples who are working on a low budget namely Bronze and Silver. If you are planning to have a Wedding Video/Film in Tipperary, Kilkenny  be sure to check out the packages and prices that Drangan Video are offering to Munster Brides and Tipperary Brides. We also cover Weddings in Cork, Limerick, Carlow, Wexford and many other counties.

 

Cashel Bride to be Pops the question on Beat Breakfast FM

Laura Sweeney pops the question on Beat FM and the answer was yes from her partner P.J. Colville. February 29th 2012 is a day that this romantic couple will always remember, so it looks like Wedding Bells In Cashel for Laura and P.J.

Congratulations to our happy couple, Laura Sweeney and PJ Colville from Cashel in Tipp who got engaged this morning on Beat Breakfast!

Laura appeared on air last week as “Kitty Cat” and was voted by listeners and our expert panel to be the one to take the leap on February 29th. A very nervous Laura travelled with Teresanne and the Audi A1 Beat Fleet to pop the question to PJ and thankfully, he said ‘yes!’

Laura and PJ went on to Steven Bourke Jewellery Design in Enniscorthy to pick out their handmade diamond engagement ring worth €2,500!

You can listen back to this morning’s events here.

Wedding Survey Results 2012


Here are the the results of a recent Wedding Survey on the average cost of Irish Weddings. It makes interesting reading for brides in Tipperary and Munster brides who are planning a wedding for 2012 and 2013.

Irish Wedding Survey 2012

Almost 1,350 brides and grooms were surveyed in detail which makes this Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive wedding survey to date. Mrs2Be.ie also estimates that the Irish Wedding industry is currently worth between €500 million and €1 billion annually!

What couple’s spent on their wedding in 2011

2011

2010

% Change

Ceremony Venue (including donations)

€378

€461

-18%

Reception Venue

€9,905

€9,751

2%

Reception Band

€1,753

€1,762

0%

Reception DJ

€383

€384

0%

Photographer

€1,489

€1,632

-9%

Videographer

€975

€1,071

-9%

Wedding Planner / Coordinator

€1,100

€1,150

-4%

Wedding Dress

€1,290

€1,329

-3%

Bridal Party Attire

€965

€970

-1%

Wedding Jewellery

€605

€618

-2%

Beauty / Hair and Makeup

€402

€428

-6%

Florist / Décor

€630

€613

3%

Invitations / Other Stationery

€290

€351

-17%

Wedding Cake

€340

€329

3%

Ceremony Musicians / Singers

€369

€419

-12%

Wedding Day Transportation

€466

€427

9%

Wedding Favours

€204

€210

-3%

Wedding Accessories / Candles

€157

€204

-23%

Miscellaneous Costs

€997

€1,320

-24%

The Honeymoon

€4,362

€5,506

-21%

Total Wedding Cost (including honeymoon)

€27,060

€28,935

-6%

Excluding honeymoon

€22,698

€23,429

-3%

The Mrs2be.ie Wedding Survey also lists several other interesting findings for 2012 ; 

  • 9 out of 10 engaged couples say that their wedding plans have somehow been affected by the tough economic conditions. It looks as if conditions have worsened recently as 7 out of 10 couples who got married in 2011 said they had been affected by the recession
  • Overall cost of a wedding (excluding the honeymoon) has fallen from €23.4k in 2010 to €22.7k in 2011.
  • Last year’s Irish Wedding Survey 2011 predicted a fall in budgets for 2012 (engaged brides were asked to provide a total cost for their upcoming weddings). The cost looks set to fall again in 2013 and beyond.
  • December is by far the most popular month to get engaged. Just under 1 in 4 of all engagements happen in this one month. August is the second most popular month, but it is closely followed by October and September.
  • Engagements are longer now than they were a few years back. More than 1 in 5 couples are now engaged for more than 2 years before tying the knot.
  • Online wedding communities such as mrs2be.ie continue to be a hugely popular resource for helping couples to source and research their ideal suppliers for their weddings. This trend is continuing on an upward climb.
  • Couples who got married in 2011 have indicated that were more influenced by quality but price also played a major role when it came to deciding between wedding suppliers and venues. For couples who are still engaged, the new emphasis is actually on price.
  • The choice of reception venue and the photographer receive the highest spend priority during the planning. These are closely followed by the wedding dress and the band to play at the evening reception.
  • In terms of what DIY projects couples undertake; favours, stationery, accessories and providing transportation on the day are the most popular. The wedding dress is the item least likely to undergo the DIY treatment. The DIY trend is still huge.
  • Average guest numbers who were present for the full sit down meal were between 101 and 150.
  • 2011 saw a large increase in couples using web technologies to help plan their wedding. Almost half of the couples surveyed indicated that they encouraged RSVPs via email which represents a 25% increase since 2010.
  • Whoever said that social media is a waste of time? 28% of couples who got married in 2011 indicated that they sourced some of their suppliers directly through Facebook and Twitter. This is a sizeable increase from a figure of just 10% in the previous year. For engaged couples yet to marry, 37% indicated that they are using Facebook and Twitter to source some of their suppliers.
  • There has been a notable increase in the number of wedding receptions being held in restaurants (3.4% in 2011 compared to 1% in 2010).

As a Wedding Videographer in Tipperary I am happy to see that my Top Wedding Video Package is on a par with the price quoted in the 2012 Wedding survey. The best advice for planning your Wedding in Tipperary is to shop around for the best value for your money, which may not be the lowest price. The Wedding Video Packages that are offered by Drangan Video are all-in prices with no extra hidden costs. So the message is value for money and settle for nothing less than a full time, professional Tipperary Wedding Videographer. I record,edit and produce all my own work which will mean consistent quality and an indivdual and special style for your Wedding Video.