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Wedding Planning Advice

Bathroom Baskets for your Wedding Venue

If you are in the process of planning your wedding day there are  certain things that  you will like to know, and  there are  many things that you will need to know.
In my role as a  wedding videographer I am lucky to attend my fair share of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford  and many other counties. From speaking to couples all over the length and breath of Ireland  I have picked up lots of tips about wedding planning.

Is your  wedding day  all about you ?  broadly speaking the answer is yes but if you’ve been a guest at a wedding you’ll realize  the importance  of looking after your wedding guests and making it a memorable day for them also.
You’ve invited all your friends and relations  to be part of the most important  day of your life, so you want to make sure they have a day to remember also.  Here is one way  of making your guests happy on your big day

Wedding Bathroom Basket

Bathroom Baskets for your Wedding Venue – what to include :

Over the past ten years there has without doubt, been an increased focus on guests requirements when planning for the big day. We now rarely attend any weddings that do not cater for their guests with little extras that make the day so much more comfortable for all attending. With this in mind we have compiled a checklist of little extras you can put together for your family and friends. These hampers can be left in the gents and ladies bathrooms, and should be checked on by venue staff throughout the night to make sure stocks are replenished as needed.

Ladies Bathroom Basket for your Wedding

In the ladies bathroom basket or hamper, there should be a whole range of possibilities for your guests to choose from. In this article we are going to list some of the more popular options and advise on some little extras that you won’t see anywhere else.

Toiletries
On a day when all the ladies in your company will want to be looking their very best, toiletries are a must-have at all times of the day. Your bathroom basket should include some if not all of the following:

Wet wipes
Dry shampoo
Toothpaste and disposable toothbrushes
Perfume
Deodorant
Cotton buds
Tissues
Feminine products

Hair care products

Whilst many women will have had their hair done professionally that morning, it is important to supply some backup products for later on in the festivities when the original hairstyles may be starting to wane.

Hair brushes / combs
Hair Spray
Bobby pins
Hair ties
Helpful Extras
Your female guests will truly appreciate any extras you include that make them feel comfortable at all hours of the day or night. Check out our list below of thoughtful extras that will have your guests singing your praises.

Flip-flops or slippers
Plasters
Party Feet
Clear nail varnish
Vaseline
Lint rollers
Safety pins
Mints
Scissors
Product samples to take away

For the Men

Most of the products listed above can also be included in the bathroom baskets you provide for the gents toilets. Make sure you include these extras to ensure the men are just as well looked after as the women throughout your celebrations.

Plasters
Safety Pins
Deodorant
Cologne
Hair gel / wax
Lint Brush
Mouthwash
Men’s flip-flops

If you are having a child-free wedding reception you can also include some more risqué items such as Rennies, aspirin or mini liquors. For those of you who will have children attending the venue, please make sure you omit anything that can be harmful to or inappropriate for a child from your wedding baskets. Little hands are happy to pick up anything that isn’t nailed down, so this should be an important consideration when planning your baskets.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding news blog,  blogging is happy distraction from my busy life as a wedding videographer.
If you are  thinking about  having your wedding day filmed, why not contact myself Eamon here at drangan video who will be more than happy to take you through our wide range  of affordable HD wedding video packages on offer for 2017/2018 and 2019

More Wedding News Soon.
Eamon.

Planning an After Wedding Party

More and more we are asked to provide Brides and Grooms with a quote for not just one day of filming but two, Ireland has embraced the ‘after wedding party’ and it looks like it’s here to stay!

So why should you consider a get together the night or day after your wedding?

It is with increasing regularity that we hear Brides and Grooms regret that they didn’t get enough time to spend with their guests on the big day and this is where the ‘after wedding party’ really comes into it’s own. On the day of your wedding you will no doubt do your best to mingle with everyone in the room, but it goes without saying that you will be very much in demand and it’s hard to spend time with everyone. Planning a get together for the day after makes for a much more relaxed affair and will give you the chance to thank each and every one of your guests in a more informal setting.

An After Wedding Party

So where should I have my After Wedding Party

There are a host of options open to you for your after wedding party and the best thing is you get to relax and enjoy it without having to worry about too much detailed planning.

• Many venues will offer you a second night of celebrations at a reduced rate, so it’s well worth bringing this up at the price negotiation stage. Remember, a second night of celebrating means quite a bit of profit for the establishment and it’s well worth haggling for a reduced rate.
• You could also consider hosting a get together in a local bar that you frequent as a couple on a regular basis. This informal setting will ensure both you and your guests are relaxed and can come and go at a time that suits everyone.
• A local restaurant is a great idea if you would like to thank your guests and family by treating them to an informal meal. Most small restaurants will allow you to bring your own wine and may be happy to waive any corkage fees in return for a large group booking. A great excuse to use up the last of the wine from the wedding day!
• If you are lucky enough to get married during the summer months and fancy taking your chances with the Irish weather, then you could organise a BBQ in your own home or in the grounds of a local club or hotel garden. Make sure there’s an indoor area though to cover all weather possibilities or consider hiring a marquee for the night.

Wedding Party Celebrations

For any brides or grooms who would like a video for both the wedding day and the after wedding party, we would love to hear from you. We can travel anywhere in the country and will be happy to stay overnight so we can capture the perfect video on both days. Please feel free to give Eamon a call here at Drangan Video  and he will provide you with an all-inclusive quote.

More Tipperary wedding news soon.
Eamon

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

For those of you who are planning a wedding in Kilkenny in 2017, 2018 or even 2019, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video for a comprehensive videography package. Here at Drangan Video, we offer a range of packages to suit every budget and will always be on hand to assist you in any way we can.

Kilkenny Wedding Video

Why hire a wedding videographer in Kilkenny?

You may be undecided at the moment as to whether you would like to hire the services of a professional videographer and that is only natural as costs mount up quite fast. We fully realise that planning a wedding can be a costly experience and know that brides and grooms across the country are looking to make savings where possible. However, we do also meet with a lot of Brides and Grooms who speak longingly about their big day and the regret they have at not capturing every moment to relive in the months and years that follow.

When you hire a videographer, you do so to capture the most important moments of your wedding day. The day goes by so fast and couples rarely get to see everything that goes on around them. With an expertly and discretely shot wedding video, you can take the time to sit down at a later date and relive your big day from a different viewpoint.

Frequently asked questions:

We find that by asking the right questions, you can make an informed decision on whether a wedding video is right for you.

Can I just get a friend to video the wedding on a phone or small device?
As a result of speaking with many brides and grooms up and down the country, we can certainly say that whilst your friend may have all the best intentions, an amateur video will in no way capture all of the ambience and special moments of your big day.

Why should I hire Drangan Video for my Kilkenny Wedding?
Here at Drangan Video we are very familiar with the best locations throughout the county and can therefore recommend the best settings not just for video but also for photography shoots. We will always act with discretion and will in no way disrupt the natural flow of your big day. Our equipment is state of the art and we are extremely professional to deal with.

Will a videographer annoy my guests?

An amateur videographer may very well interrupt or annoy your guests, however, here at Drangan Video we act with the utmost discretion to film moments that may otherwise be left uncaptured. Your guests wont even know we are in the same room!

Can you film at both the ceremony venue and the reception?
Yes certainly, Drangan can offer you an all inclusive package to film at the locations of your choosing such as, the exchanging of vows, in your home during the morning preparations and of course the all important first dance. You simply let us know what you want and we’ll make sure your wedding video is an outstanding success.

For further information or to hire a videographer in Kilkenny, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video.

Writing Your Own Wedding Blog

Weddings are a huge industry, and this applies to the bloggersphere too. There are so many wedding blogs online now (87,200,000 according to Google), so how do you make your wedding blog stand out from the crowd? We’ve put together a list of tips on how to make and sustain a great wedding blog. Whether you are blogging as a diarist in the lead up to your wedding or looking to start your own blog based solely on weddings, we think you’ll find this blog post useful.

Wedding Blog News Tipperary

Study Up
Take inspiration. While you’re planning what kind of blog you’re going to launch, make sure you do your research and check out the competition. This is important for a few reasons: you will need to be familiar with the market you’re entering into – and who you will be competing with when trying to win readership. As you are researching these popular blogs you will need to consider: what is it that you like about them? Is it the content that you find there, or maybe it’s the way the blog looks? Making notes of these points will certainly help you identify the qualities you want to reflect in your own blog.

Find your voice
Weddings are a really personal thing and it is vitally important that your blog reflects and embraces this. The Internet is flooded with wedding blogs, many of which are not so great, so it is important that you identify what unique insight you can bring to this field. Talk to other people about the ambitions you have for your writing. These could be friends and relatives, or clients you’ve worked with if you’re an industry professional. They will be able to identify your strengths clearly and should give you the motivation needed to really get your teeth into your new wedding blog.

Wedding Video News Tipperary

Show your Passion
The most engaging thing for readers of a blog is the enthusiasm their writer feels for the subject. Of course there might be some must-cover topics for the blog you’re producing, but try to find something that enthuses you about them. The passion you feel will show in your writing, and this will help engage and grow your audience as well as make the process of running your blog a lot more enjoyable for you personally. Making a note of the kind of topics you would really love to read will help you identify the subjects that are close to your heart and therefore easier to write about.

Stand out from the Crowd
It is always important to make sure your blog has an appealing look in order to catch the eye of potential readers and marketers. By paying particular attention to the visual aspect of your blog, you will be ensuring that more people stick around long enough to soak up all the great posts you’ve been crafting. Make sure you pair your look carefully with the tone and focus you’ve chosen so that the design and content make for a cohesive reader experience.

Stay True to your Vision
Every few months, it’s important to sit back and review your blog. Is it still serving it’s purpose? Does it look good? Have you gained a strong readership? Ask yourself what you could be doing better and then do it.
If, like many modern brides, you are writing your wedding blog as part of the planning and build-up to your big day, make sure you keep your readers updated afterwards too.

Here at Drangan Video we love to blog and find that many Irish brides and grooms are now also taking up the hobby. What a great way to express yourself, give advice, make new friends and in some cases start a brand new career!

More Wedding Blog News Soon
Eamon

Beautiful Affordable HD Wedding Video Packages

In this week’s wedding news blog, I am delighted to be sharing our range of beautiful HD wedding video packages.  The following  packages  are all inclusive, coverage of the bridal preps, inclusion of childhood photos, guest messages and the option of choosing your own background music are included at no extra cost.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer Kilkenny and Tipperary

CEREMONY – € 650
* Recording: Bridal Preps. depending on distance from ceremony
* Guests arriving at ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
* Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony venue is recorded.
* Childhood photos or videos may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends when the couple depart from the ceremony venue.

SILVER – €800
* Recording: Bridal Preps. depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
* Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* Childhood photos or videos may be included the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends when the Bride & Groom sit down to dinner
* Speeches are included if they are taking place before the meal.

GOLD – € 900
* Recording: Bridal Preps. depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
* Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
* Guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal & good fun.
*Childhood photos or videos may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email.
* Recording ends after the first dance.

DIAMOND – € 950
* Recording: Bridal Preps. depending on distance from ceremony.
* Guests arriving for ceremony are recorded.
* Generous coverage of the ceremony.
* Couple greeting their guests after the ceremony is also recorded.
* The photo shoot at the ceremony and reception venue is recorded.
* Bride & Groom being welcomed by their guests at reception venue.
* The speeches are discreetly captured on camera.
* Guests offering best wishes on camera, very personal & good fun.
* Childhood photos or videos may be included in the production.
* Choose your own background music, by text or email
* Recording ends at 11 PM.

Wedding packages include 4 DVD’s supplied in customised cases!

Enjoy Your Wedding Video In Full HD Quality ( Optional Extra )
High – Definition Blu-ray DVD €30
Blu-rayDisc

Top Quality HD wedding video Tipperary Kilkenny
Top Quality HD wedding video Tipperary Kilkenny

Wedding in full High-Definition on a USB Stick, €50

If you are shopping around in search of a professional wedding videographer, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to go through our range of exciting HD wedding video packages in more detail.

More wedding news soon
Regards Eamon.

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