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How to Boost your Wedding Savings

In a time when the average couple in Ireland spends €25,000 on their wedding, this article is going to provide some tips on how you can boost your savings in the months and years leading up to the big day.

We’re all about making as many savings as possible and regularly write about money-saving ideas here on the blog, however, unfortunately there are still certain things that have to be paid for no matter how frugal or DIY savvy we are. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of ways to boost your savings, hopefully leaving you with a bit extra left over to enjoy a romantic honeymoon after the big event.

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Leave the Lattes – Saving of €1,560 a year

If like me, you’re quite partial to a coffee most days from the local barista or regularly head in to Starbucks on your way home from work, you could be costing yourself up to €30 a week! Over the space of a year this adds up to the considerable sum of €1,560… hard to believe right? Knock the coffee on the head and treat yourself to some roasted coffee you can make at home when you feel the need for that all-important caffeine hit.

Kick the Habit – Minimum saving of €3,590 a year

For those of you who smoke, don’t worry this isn’t going to be a lecture on why you should give up, you already know that too well. Let’s let the maths do the talking. The average full-time smoker will buy at minimum 6 packs of cigarettes a week, by todays prices that’s a staggering €70 a week, giving you a total of €3,590 a year. Just think what a difference that will make to your budget!

Take-away the urge – Saving of €800 + a year

Let’s assume you and your other half maybe get a take-away once every two weeks (that’s a fairly reserved assumption). At a spend of approximately €30 for each order, you could be looking at savings that total over €800 a year.

Stay in and count your money – Saving of €3,00 per person per year – Total €6,000
Whilst we all need to get out and socialise after a busy week at work, an individual who likes to go out once a week for a ‘few’ drinks can save upwards of €3,000 per year. By cutting down on the social outings as a couple for a few months or just reducing the amount of times you go out you could be adding a whopping total of €6,000 to your wedding day fund. Don’t go too crazy though, we all need to let loose once in a while and staying in indefinitely will have you going a little bit crazy!

Other cutbacks you and your partner can make in the lead-up to your big day, which should produce some significant savings:

• Cut down on unnecessary shopping trips
• Sell some of your unwanted goods or clothes on eBay
• Good at crafting? Set up an Etsy account and watch the money roll in!
• Shop for unbranded groceries
• Switch your banking to an account with less fees and higher interest rates
• Switch utility accounts such as gas and electric for more competitive prices
• Have an attic full of old books – sell these on Amazon
• Become a trader at your local car boot sale
• Have a spare room? Why not take in a lodger?

If you have any ideas to boost your savings in the lead up to your big day we would absolutely love to hear from you.

For those of you planning a wedding, Drangan Video offers a professional videography service at an affordable rate, delivery top class customer service at every turn.

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Weddings in Ireland on a Budget

Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or further afield the cost of planning a wedding can be a point of stress for many couples. At a time when you should be feeling excited and happy you may sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the ever-mounting costs. Having spoken to many couples over the years whilst planning the approach of their wedding video, I have been lucky enough to pick up some really fabulous money saving tips, which I am going to share with you today.

Wedding planning on a budget
Choose your timing wisely

For those of you who really don’t mind what time of the week you get married, there’s a lot to be said for off-peak times. Mid-week weddings in Ireland can give you some superb savings and most venues will throw in some extras free of charge when business is quiet. By choosing a mid-week wedding date you can be assured you will make significant savings. Also, we’re seeing more and more couples opting for the months stretching from autumn to late spring when once again the costs are significantly lower. Avoiding holidays such as Valentines Day, the Christmas season and Bank Holidays will also allow you a bit more leeway with budgeting.

DIY Weddings

Think about all the things you need for the perfect wedding. Now think about how much of this you may be able to do yourself. Rope in artistic friends to work on wedding stationery design and floral decorations and consider making some homemade treats that can be used as wedding favours.

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Dressing the Wedding Party

Every wedding party is unique, some will have up to 20 people at the top table, others will opt for a low-key affair with just a Best Man and Maid of Honour. This choice is entirely down to the couple. However, if you’re facing rising costs when dressing the bridal party, it may be an idea to start looking online or at high street retailers as opposed to bridal specialists. Some of our high street stores in Ireland now offer incredible value on clothing for both men and women that would like absolutely wonderful on the day. Also check out eBay and other online marketplaces for clothing, footwear and accessories.

Keep it online

Going digital with your wedding stationery can be a real cost saver when it comes to planning your wedding. We are now talking to many brides and grooms who opt to send invites via email or through social media. This option may not be for everyone but can really make a difference to your budget and really won’t have any impact on the big day itself.

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Ask!

Never be afraid to ask for a discount, you can be assured that your chosen venue has more than covered their costs with the initial quote and there will be room for negotiation in some way. If the venue is unable to give you a better price then ask for extras to be included at no extra cost. Corkage, bar extension, drinks for the toast and evening nibbles may be just some of the items they may be able to accommodate you with.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who is affordable, professional and well respected, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Available to travel nationwide at all times of the year, you can be assured of a service that is delivered to the highest standards and impeccable customer service.

Why you should be attending your local wedding fair

No doubt you’ve seen adverts and campaigns for wedding fairs in Tipperary and Kilkenny or up and down the country from the very moment of your engagement. Which should you attend and which should you give a wide berth? Some of the largest wedding fairs in the country, while very worthwhile in most cases, can be an expensive day out if you have to make a long journey and let’s be honest; most of the suppliers will serve only the bigger cities. In this article we are going to talk about the importance of attending wedding fairs in your own locality and how it can be a very worthwhile day out.

Wedding Fair In Kilkenny

• Get to know your local wedding vendors and suppliers
You may be under the mistaken impression that your small town or rural locality may not have a lot to offer for your big day. This is where you are most certainly incorrect. Most small towns across Ireland are littered with small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and craft enthusiasts that can make your wedding day all that more special. Take a trip to your local wedding fair and see for yourself.

• Have fun spending time with friends and family
The beauty of a local wedding fair is that there is little or no travel required. Any friends or family you would like to attend should have no problems taking an hour out of their day and elderly relatives will be appreciative of a local venue.

• Get Inspiration
Every wedding fair you attend will give you buckets of information, sometimes a little too much. The larger fairs can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused about the choices you will need to make in the coming months, but a smaller more intimate venue with suppliers you know and trust can prove the most inspirational of all.

Wedding Fair In Tipperary

• Supporting Local Business will make you feel Good
Supporting a local business with a great reputation can make you feel infinitely better than dealing with a national company or enterprise. You are in essence keeping the supplier in business, what could be better than supporting those in your own locality?

• Get the Chance to Enter some Great Competitions
When you attend the larger wedding fairs and enter the many competitions in the hope of winning a service or product, you are competing with the thousands of others who are visiting that day or indeed that week. By going to a local event you have a much better chance of bagging something that will make a difference to your big day.

• You can ask all the questions you want
Local wedding suppliers will have the time to answer any questions you may have and will be quicker to follow up with any queries if it is just a one-day event. It will also be easier to contact the supplier after the event if you need to by simply popping to their place of business.

For those of you who are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please get in touch and we will be happy to let you know if we are attending a wedding fair in your locality.

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Eamon

Katie and Martin’s Wedding Video In Bansha Tipperary

Katie Delahunty and Martin Grant were married in Kilmoyler Church Bansha Co Tipperary , I am delighted to be sharing their wedding video highlights in this week’s wedding blog post.

Video coverage of the day began at the church, Kilmoyler is sitauted between Cahir and Bansha just off the main road to Tipperary town. I arrived at the church about an hour before the ceremony it was nice to capture all the wedding guests arriving.

Wedding In Hotel Minella Clonmel Tipperary

When katie contacted me about having the big filmed, she said her main reason for having a wedding video was to have coverage of their two sons James and Sam who payed a big part in Mammy and Daddy’s special day.

Family Wedding Video In Bansha Tipperary

After the wedding ceremony we went back to the family home and gardens for photos and refreshments and some lovely monents captured on video.

Hotel Minella,is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, it was our final destination,  Katie and Martin enjoyed a wonderful wedding reception in one of Tipperary’s finiest wedding venues.

Thanks to Katie and Martin for choosing Drangan Video to film their special day.

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Autumn Weddings in Ireland

When it comes to saying goodbye to the summer months, it’s not too difficult when we have some fabulous autumn weddings lined up! Autumn is a magical time of year when we can still enjoy the outdoors without totally wrapping up against the elements. In Ireland particularly, we can never be too sure of the weather, however, autumn seems to be one of our more stable seasons and we generally get the weather that is expected for this time of the year.

Autum Weddings  In Kilkenny

As a videographer, I absolutely love the autumn backdrop and find many likeminded Irish brides and grooms have chosen to celebrate their nuptials during this wonderful season.

This autumn we have been booked to provide wedding videography for a number of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford as well as other counties throughout Ireland. It is with this in mind that I would like to share with you some of my favourite spots in these areas.

Wedding Videos in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.
Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a wonderful spot to celebrate your autumn wedding and boasts a wealth of scenic locations that are just perfect for your wedding videos and photographs. Some of the views overlooking Kilkenny Castle from Wind Gap are simply breath-taking and I can also recommend Kilkenny Castle Park itself with it’s giant oak trees a magnificent autumnal bronze at this time of year. If you’re contemplating an autumn wedding in Kilkenny have a look at the list below for some other sweet wedding videography locations that turn a magnificent umber in the autumn months:

• The Weir at Kells, Co. Kilkenny
• Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
• The Canal Walk in Kilkenny City

Autum Wedding In Waterford

 

Tipperary

This autumn, I have the pleasure of filming 3 weddings in Tipperary. Without doubt this is one of my favourite locations to shoot at this time of year and it’s absolutely perfect for those of you who wish to include the outdoors in your wedding video.

One of my personal favourite locations is at St. Patricks Well near Clonmel, an absolutely breath-taking location in the autumn months and superb as a backdrop for both wedding photographs and videos.

Some other autumn favourites in Tipperary include:

• The banks of Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary
• The grounds of Kilshane House
• Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Autum Wedding Photo Tipperary

 

Waterford

Waterford, the location of choice for many of our brides and grooms this year! Always a frontrunner in the most popular locations for weddings in Ireland, Waterford boasts an abundance of colour drenched scenic spots during the autumn months.

• The banks of the River Blackwater
• Backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains
• Curraghmore House and Gardens
If autumn 2017 is anything like it was last year, we can hope to see the leaves on the trees right up to the cusp of winter, giving couples up and down the country that little bit of extra colour on their wedding day.

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Eamon