Category Archives: Wedding Planning

Getting Married in Clonmel

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, one of the towns we visit on a regular basis, providing wedding videography and drone photography services for our happy couples. This wonderful town is a popular choice with brides and grooms and with very good reason. The town itself is both picturesque and bustling and is home to some of the countries most favoured wedding venues.

In this blog post we are going to speak specifically about two wedding venues in Clonmel, both of which we have had the pleasure of filming at on many occasions. There’s a reason why these two venues are held in such high esteem and we believe they deserve a shout out for that reason.

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary the perfect wedding location

Each and every time we return to Clonmel to film a wedding ceremony and the associated celebrations, we hear nothing but praise from the guests and happy couples about these venues.

If you and your loved one have recently gotten engaged and are searching for the perfect venue in Clonmel in which to host your ceremony or reception, we heartily recommend that you check out these 2 wonderful locations.

The Park Hotel Clonmel

The Park Hotel in Clonmel is renowned for its attention to detail and excellent customer service. Located just 5 minutes from the town and shopping area it is ideal for those who wish to celebrate close to home. The hotel is registered for civil ceremonies, which means that you and your guests can experience the joys of your big day in one perfect location.

The team here at Drangan Video have filmed a number of wedding videos for couples at the Park Hotel in Clonmel and we can tell you first hand that they really do go that extra mile to make sure your day is as special as it can possibly be.

With an onsite spa, the bridal party can enjoy all the attention to detail required prior to the ceremony. For those of you who would like to explore some scenic locations nearby for photography or video opportunities, we can recommend the neighbouring St. Patricks Well, which will absolutely take your breath away in even the most unpredictable of Irish weather!

The beautilul River Suir Clonmel
Hotel Minella Clonmel

This wonderful Georgian hotel is a firm favourite with our brides and grooms and we have been lucky enough to provide wedding videography services here on a number of occasions. What we love most about this hotel is that it is a family run business, this is apparent from the first moment of contact. The Nallen family really put everything into ensuring your special day is unique and always go that extra mile to deliver a day that will remain in your heart forever.
Hotel Minella is situated on the banks of the River Suir and offers a plethora of incredible backdrops for outdoor and indoor photography opportunities. Each and every wedding video we have shot here has been breathtakingly beautiful and kudos have to go to the grounds maintenance team for the work they do on such a large scale. The hotel itself is just a 5-minute drive from Clonmel town, however we believe that everything you require is right here onsite.

4* Luxury Accommodation
Onsite Leisure Centre
Top Class Customer Service
Menus for all Occasions
Private Dining
2 Storey Apartments Onsite – perfect for any large family groups who may wish to stay together during the celebrations.

Wedding Video/Photo  location St. Patrick’s Well Clonmel , Tipperary
Wedding Videography Services Clonmel

Drangan Video offer a range of packages to suit every budget and we are always happy to speak with guests and offer recommendations. If you are planning a wedding in Clonmel and searching for a professional wedding videography service, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time.

Apps and Websites to Help Plan your Wedding

For those of you who have recently celebrated your engagement, we would like to introduce you to some of the most helpful apps and websites available for planning your big day. In today’s modern world, we are lucky to have hundreds of Apps and thousands of websites that can assist with the wedding planning process. Most of these Apps and websites are free to use, whilst some charge a nominal fee. The team here at Drangan Video are in a unique position in that we speak to Brides and Grooms from Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties  on a weekly basis, they have been kind enough to share with us, their recommendations for wedding planning tools both online and offline.

Planning a wedding in Thurles Tipperary
Pinterest

A firm favourite with all our Brides and Grooms, Pinterest is essentially a scrapbooking website where you can explore ideas for your upcoming wedding. Pinterest allows you to browse by category and view other members boards, it also allows you to add your favourite snippets of information and inspiration from any online sources.

WedPics

One of our personal favourite wedding Apps. By asking each of your guests to install the WedPics App on your big day, you will have full access to each and every photograph your guests take on their smartphones or tablets. This easy to use App is a must have addition to any wedding party.

Wedding Planning Complete

Wedding Planning Complete is available for all Android and IOS operating systems and is a superb tool for planning your big day. The App allows you to assign roles to your bridal party, share messages on Twitter and Facebook, prepare your guest list, arrange your seating plan and prepare your checklists and budget.

Tipperary bride  planning her wedding

 

Appy Couple

The Appy Couple App, allows you to send invites, upload directions, receive RSVP’s, upload maps, accommodation options and a wealth of information that will prove invaluable to your guests. This App can totally eliminate the need for physical invitations and greatly reduce your wedding stationery budget.
There are also a number of wonderful online Irish communities available for those of you who are in the throes of planning your wedding day. We can wholly recommend the following websites for invaluable information, tips, checklists, inspiration and more:

One Fab Day

Onefabday.com is a choc-a-bloc full of information and guidelines to assist you with the planning for your big day. Once you reach the site, make sure to confirm your location by selecting the flag on the top right-hand corner of the screen and selecting ‘Ireland and N.I.”.

Mrs2be

Mrs2be.ie is another fantastic online resource for all your wedding planning needs.

Hitched

Hitched.ie offers wedding planning tips, a list of nationwide vendors, informative articles and checklists to make planning for your big day as stress-free as possible.

Confetti

Confetti.ie is quite similar to Hitched, however it’s well worth visiting both websites to ensure you’re getting all the information you need.

wedding planning on pinterest

 

 

 

The above selection is just a small sample of what’s available online for your wedding planning needs. If you have a website or App that you would like to recommend, we would love to hear your thoughts.

The team here at Drangan Video provide nationwide wedding videography services and will always be available to answer any questions you may have regarding  your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny or any other county.

 

Making the Most of your Wedding Morning

As a wedding videographer  I have been fortunate  to have been  part of  so many wedding morning preparations throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny and up and down the country, each  wedding is  special and unique for every individual bride. I have picked up some tips, advice and ideas  that will help  to ensure that your wedding morning is a stress free fun event.

More often than not, the morning of any wedding can be a blur when we look back at it, running to the hairdressers, dressing the flower girls, making sure everyone is where they should be, checking in with suppliers, dealing with last minute arrivals… the list goes on!

In more recent times, we are seeing brides and grooms taking a more relaxed approach and striving to get all the last minute preparations completed the day before the wedding where possible, so they can enjoy the morning build-up and everything that goes with it.

It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of novel ideas for you and your bride or groom to enjoy on the morning of your wedding. It goes without saying, that if you’re a traditionalist, you won’t be doing these activities together, but you can certainly enjoy them with your bridal party, family or grooms party.

Bridal preparations for wedding in Tipperary
Pamper yourself

Instead of running all over town to get to the hairdressers or to visit your favourite makeup artist, why not bring them to your home or venue of choice? By asking your makeup artist and hairdresser to work their wonders in comfortable surroundings, you can enjoy being pampered with your bridal party in a relaxed atmosphere, and will never have to worry about dodging those raindrops!

Splash out on a champagne breakfast

Let’s be honest, there’s not a bride or groom on the planet that won’t enjoy a special breakfast on the morning of the wedding. Perhaps ask an ouside caterer to prepare something light and nourishing for you and your companions or maybe call upon an obliging relative to put together something special. Not too much champagne now, you have a long day ahead ?

Get everything ready the night before

If you truly want to be as relaxed as possible on the morning of your wedding, why not get everything ready the night before? Have all the dresses, or suits ready and waiting to be worn, polish those shoes, lay out any jewellery, make those last minute phone calls, pack your overnight bag, do a quick tidy up so the photographer can get snapping as soon as they arrive, and then breathe and relax….it’s all in hand. Now you can take the morning in your stride, no rushing about, and arrive at your wedding ceremony rested and calm.

Pop on some music

There’s nothing that can soothe the nerves or add to an occasion like your favourite tunes. Perhaps consider preparing a playlist for your intended to listen to on the morning of the wedding, what better way to start the day?

Be comfortable

On the morning of the wedding, before you don your suit or dress, it will do you the world of good to be as comfortable as you can. Invest in some comfy robes for the bride and bridal party and some man-size slippers or robes for the gents.

Wedding day preparations Kilkenny bride

Here at Drangan Video we realise the importance of capturing your mornings preparations is a non-intrusive manner. If you wish to have a video in your home or chosen venue on the morning of your wedding, please do feel free to get in touch with us here at any time.

Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Waterford, the team here at Drangan will be happy to travel to your venue of choice.

More wedding news from Tipperary and Kilkenny soon
Eamon !

Is Wedding Insurance Worth it?

In this wedding blog post we are having a look at the idea setting  up wedding insurance,  most couples will agree  that its not the most glamorous part of wedding planning,  wedding insurance  might seem like an  unnecessary cost  but what happens if something  goes wrong on the most important day of your life, so is wedding insurance worth it ?

Wedding Video Tipperary

Over the past number of years, we have heard ‘wedding insurance’ mentioned a number of times by our wonderful brides and grooms. Some wonder if it is worth the cost, others are very grateful that they did take out a policy, because of unforeseen circumstances on the day. With this in mind we have taken an in-depth look at some of the wedding insurance policies offered in Ireland and hope you find this information useful when it comes to deciding if wedding insurance is right for you. Please note we have just researched companies that offer insurance cover for weddings taking place in Ireland, these do not cover weddings abroad.

Who provides wedding insurance in Ireland?

From our research we have found that quite a lot of mainstream insurance providers will also provide cover for weddings. However, their policies do vary massively so in our opinion it’s worth going with a dedicated wedding insurer. It’s also worth checking with your existing home insurance provider to see if they can offer you any cover and whether a discount can be offered to existing customers.

The main dedicated wedding insurance providers in Ireland appear to be:

• Weddinginsurance.ie
Irishweddinginsurance.ie
Weddingcover.ie

Mainstream providers who have also appeared in our searches:

• Sheridan.ie
Insure4less.ie
Blueinsurance.ie

How much does wedding insurance cost?

From our research we have found that wedding insurance is a once off payment ranging from €34 right up to €145. The higher the premium, the higher the maximum payment is for a cancellation on your big day.

What does the policy cover?

Most policies that we have researched will cover cancellation of venues, suppliers, gifts, personal liability, cars and transport, accidents, legal expenses and smaller items such as rings, flowers and cakes.

Optional extras are also available on most policies and these can cover marquee damage or cancellation and public liability cover.

So is it worth it?

For such a small payment, I do think taking out an insurance policy to cover all eventualities would certainly be worth it. When we think of the amount of organisation and the years of savings that go into planning a wedding, the premium prices we have found online are extremely minimal. That said, in a lot of cases, insurance cover may not be required; all hotels and venues will have their own insurance policies in place to cover all persons attending the venue. Suppliers should also have their own insurance policies which should ensure you are covered in the event of a no-show, double booking or substandard service or product.

Wedding Planning Tipperary

Our advice: Speak with each and every supplier and venue and ask them about their insurance policy, feel free to ask for something in writing if this will make you feel more comfortable. If you still feel that you need extra insurance cover after talking with your vendors, then you will find a host of Irish insurance companies that will tailor a package for your requirements.

Why you will never need wedding insurance with Drangan Video

Drangan Video have been providing videography services to brides and grooms across Ireland for over a decade. We always provide top class service, a pristine product and an experience that our brides and grooms are always happy to recommend. We never double book, we undertake all our own editing and service and upgrade our videography equipment on a regular basis. The team here at Drangan Video will also be happy to travel anywhere in the country to video your wedding, so whether you’re in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Tipperary there’s no need for wedding insurance with Drangan Video.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about our services or our insurance policy. Some dates still available for 2018!

2018 Wedding Trends

Whether you are tying the knot with your long term childhood  sweetheart, or you’ve  quite literally   bumped into each other walking down the street in Kilkenny or Tipperary  there is no doubt that your love story is  unique.  This is why  your  2018 wedding should have  its own set of unique trends that will make your wedding day stand out from the status quo

Wedding Trends In Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video we like to keep up to date with the wedding trends that are happening up and down the country. In 2018 we are in for some real treats with trends revolving around food, your guests and fantastic metallic colours.

Drangan Video has been providing wedding videography services for brides and grooms throughout Ireland for over a decade and we like to take notice of what makes every day special. With this in mind we are going to cover some trends that look set to take 2018 by storm and most likely 2019 as the trends grow and become tailored to each wedding experience.

It’s all about the guests (after the bride of course)!

2018 see’s couples concentrating on the experience their guests will have at their celebrations. The last year has seen a real emphasis on guest experience and entertainment and this is going to reach new heights in 2018. Consider singing waiters, dancers while you eat, magicians and photo booths, all provided for the entertainment of the guests. We have heard some couples talk about 1 act plays, talent shows for the kids and even movie screenings for the day after the big day. Put your thinking cap on and you’ll be surprised what trends you can add to this ever-growing list.

A Food Experience like no other

Now that everyone has access to TV programmes such as Master Chef and MKR, we tend to consider ourselves a bit more educated when it comes to gastronomy, and with this, expectations do go up! Brides and grooms up and down the country are counting on top class caterers and hotel venues to really deliver on the goods, no more meat and three veg – not that there is anything wrong with that (we are quite partial to turkey and ham). Other couples are bringing in more unusual food options for their guests, such as noodle vans and taco trucks. If you’re a food lover and you want to celebrate that with your guests, have a search for some of the most wonderful food trucks available in Ireland to make your day even more special.

Industrial Wedding Venues

In 2018 there seems to be more of an emphasis on venues that are not traditionally in use for weddings. Consider an unused (but safe) factory, a converted barn, an old schoolhouse…. The possibilities are endless! Ireland has a wealth of unusual venues to offer that you may not have considered suitable for your ceremony or reception. Have a think about you can do with the right décor and the right location.

Wedding Video In Kilkenny

Over the next few months we will be exploring other wedding trends as we encounter them on our travels around the country. If you have stumbled upon something unusual that you think is set to fast become a trend this year, we would love to hear from you.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography services right across Ireland, so whether you are based in Kilkenny, Tipperary or Sligo, we would absolutely love to hear from you. We offer packages to suit all budgets and will be happy to speak with you about your dreams for the big day.

More  exciting wedding blog news soon
Eamon