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Gift your Wedding Favours to Irish Charities

Getting married is without doubt one the happiest days of any couples life and we love nothing more than sharing those special moments with our Brides and Grooms. This post was inspired by the many generous Irish couples we have had the pleasure of meeting over the years and for this we are most grateful. Increasingly, we are seeing that couples are now donating to Irish charities instead of opting for the traditional wedding favours for their guests. In this post we are going to list some charities that have benefitted from these donations and perhaps inspire others to consider doing something similar on their own wedding day.

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Every couple we spoke to who made the decision to include a charity close to their heart in their wedding plans, said it gave them a real feeling of pleasure to know that their wedding helped a charity in need.

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

This amazing Irish charity allows couples to make a donation directly or purchase items from their online shop, which can be given to your guests as favours. Their online shop includes everything from cuddly toys and candles to Christmas baubles and calendars. You can also purchase tented cards to display on your tables – raising vital awareness and contributing to the feel-good atmosphere of your big day.

The Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society provides invaluable support to those who have been impacted by cancer. By making a donation to this very worthwhile cause you can feel secure that your contribution will really make a difference to someone’s life. Visit their online shop and purchase a pack of 10 wedding favour cards in gold or silver for just €40 or make a donation directly to the charity.

The RNLI

The RNLI have been providing lifesaving services to the people of Ireland and the UK since 1824. No doubt we have all seen footage of the dangerous work they do to save the lives of others at some stage. To contribute to this wonderful charity and provide your guests with a little memento, you can visit their online shop and purchase everything from RNLI pins to pocket diaries.

The Make a Wish Foundation

The Make a Wish Foundation offer tented thank you cards for each donation of €150 that can be displayed at the tables in your venue. Alternatively you can pop over to their online shop and purchase some beautiful goodies for your guests. Choose from wrist bands, pins, cookbooks, nail files or book marks and show your guests that giving is as important as receiving on your big day.

Supporting Local Charities

Perhaps you have a local charity that is close to your heart? Why not have a chat with them about purchasing cards or favours for your wedding day? Keep in mind that not all good causes will have the means to provide you with table cards or trinkets but they will be incredibly grateful for your gift.

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Here at Drangan Video we believe that every good action gets rewarded in some form and we know that by choosing to support Irish charities, many brides and grooms get a great sense of satisfaction on their big day.

If you are planning on hiring  a wedding videographer please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding videography packages.

Gifts for the Groomsmen

When planning your wedding it’s important that you set aside some time to pay tribute to those who matter to you the most. Whether that’s your parents, godparents, grandparents or close friends, it’s important that we thank them for their participation and assistance during your big day. Set some of your budget aside to purchase small gifts for your bridal and grooms party and let them know just how much you appreciate them.

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In this blog post we are going to concentrate on gifts for the grooms party. These guys are an integral part of your big day and deserve a little something special to say thank you. Below you’ll see some unique suggestions that will make a great memento for your best man and grooms party. Remember that each member of your groom’s party will have their own interests and hobbies, so feel free to break with tradition and get each of them a different gift.

Personalised Shaving Kits:

A personalised shaving kit with an engraved case can make a wonderful gift and you can be sure that it won’t be thrown into the back of a drawer never to be seen again. Think retro with a badger-hair brush and stainless steel razor!

Tickets to an Event:

Is your best man a Metallica fan or perhaps one of your groomsmen is a fan of the theatre? Purchasing tickets to an event they will thoroughly enjoy is a wonderful gift to show them how much they mean to you.

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Personalised Keepsakes:

Personalised keepsakes to remember the day make a great gift for all members of the wedding party. Monogrammed wallets, engraved key rings or cufflinks are gifts that will be used long into the future.

Engraved Hipflask:

Engraved hipflasks are a popular choice with very good reason. Perfect for a winter wedding when the grooms party may need a little warm up before the speeches.

Time Pieces with a Difference:

Consider gifting your groomsmen with a wristwatch or a pocket watch, you can be sure they’ll be delighted with such a considerate gift. Add a little something special by getting the watches engraved with the date and a short thank you message.

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A Bottle of Something Special:

If your groomsmen enjoy a tipple, go out of your way to source a special bottle of aged whisky or brandy. Ireland is home to some wonderful distilleries with a huge range of special edition spirits that are sure to warm the cockles.

Keep in mind that these gifts don’t need to break the bank and it really is the thought that counts on this occasion. When you are planning your budget, set aside an amount for gifts and stick to this amount.

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Here at Drangan Video we provide wedding videography services right across Ireland and will always be happy to travel to your venue no matter where it is in the country. Feel free to give us a call or get in touch via the contact form here on the website and we’ll be happy to provide you with an all-inclusive quote and answer any questions you may have.

Wedding Videography with Drangan Video

Drangan Video has been providing professional wedding videography services for couples right across Ireland since 1995. Over these very happy 23 years, we have had the pleasure of filming almost 1,000 weddings and we still love nothing more than capturing these special moments for you to enjoy throughout your marriage.

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In this blog post I’m going to tell you a bit about Drangan Video, talk about why we love what we do and give you an idea of what type of service you can expect before, during and after your big day. I’ll also touch on the different approaches we take to videography and why our professional editing service makes a real difference to product we offer.

Our Approach to Wedding Videography:

As the founder of Drangan Video I pride myself greatly on providing a discreet wedding videography service with a real hands off approach. I never direct or set up shots, this allows the final video to be truly natural and portray the real atmosphere of your day. I also include cinematography and camera movement when filming your big day, so you can enjoy the very best of both worlds. For me, the most important aspect of filming your wedding day is that I provide you with a video that really allows you to enjoy the experience all over again. Candid video and documentary styled filming means you get to see all the important milestones of your big day and also see the little details that you may not have been aware of. This is what makes discreet video footage so important.

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Professional Editing Service:

Unlike other wedding videography providers, Drangan Video does all editing in-house, we don’t outsource this to a third-party, which means we have total control over the finished product.

All post production work and editing is completed at Drangan Video headquarters in a fully equipped editing studio. We use only the very latest technologies and software to ensure we can provide you with a video that captures every moment.

Drangan Video designs and prints our very own unique DVD and media cases for a full end-to-end wedding video service.

The Equipment we use:

Drangan Video is constantly upgrading and adding to its videography technology and all of our equipment is updated on a regular basis. We have invested in the very latest Sony HD equipment and use only hand-held cameras to ensure we remain discreet and in control of footage throughout your big day.

What drives us?

This is the easy part for us, we simply love to see couples happy and embarking on a new life together, it’s as simple as that really. We love nothing more than meeting new couples, helping them plan for their video on the big day and take great pride in being a very small part of the celebrations.

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Strong customer service is our very first priority and we will go to great lengths to ensure we exceed all of your expectations. Our commitment to travel to any venue in Ireland has always been a big draw for budding brides and grooms and we are always happy to visit multiple venues if this is required.

Should you wish to contact Drangan Video and learn more about our wedding videography services, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time. Eamon will be happy to talk you through the options available and will provide you with a no-obligation quote for your big day.

Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

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It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

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For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

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If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

Why we Love September Weddings

Are you and your beloved getting married this month? Hearty congratulations to you both from all at Drangan Video!

In this article we are going to talk about September weddings, why we love them so much and why September is the most popular month of the year to get married in Ireland.

Did you know that over 15% of weddings in Ireland take place in September? This early autumn month has long been a favourite of Irish brides and grooms and with very good reason:

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• For those of you who are hoping for a bit of sunshine on your big day but don’t have a budget for a wedding in June or July, September is the perfect month to get married. Prices for weddings in September are substantially lower than June, July or August.
• From September onwards the natural colours around us change to breath stopping oranges, ambers, golds and reds. This gives you the opportunity to capture the most amazing photographs and video footage for your big day.
• There’s still some heat in the air and a good chance of sunshine in September. Whilst the calendar tells us it’s autumn, September is historically a really pleasant month here in Ireland.
• Autumnal flowers – For those of you who want something a little bit different for your floral décor or bouquets, September offers a beautiful range of colours that are not available at other times of the year. Golds, browns, yellows and bronzes along with brighter more exotic colours are all available throughout September without the additional cost associated with summer blooms. You may also have the advantage of designing your own floral bouquets by using what is available in nature during this wonderful month.
• The daylight hours are starting to shorten, but you can still enjoy the sunshine up until 7:30 pm in the earlier weeks of September. After this time the weather should still be pleasant enough for your guests to sit outside if they wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to decorate your outdoor area with candles, lanterns and atmospheric party lighting.
• September sunsets – Traditionally, the sunsets in September are breathtakingly beautiful and will make for a truly impressive backdrop for any photography or videography.

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Here at Drangan Video we offer our full range of wedding videography and drone services throughout the year. Whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork or Galway we will be happy to travel to your chosen venue at no extra cost. For those of you who are planning a wedding in September 2019, we would love to hear from you and take the time to talk you through the very best wedding videography package available on the market.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography packages to suit all budgets and we love nothing more than a September wedding! Call Eamon today on (052) 91 52 156 / (087) 284 55 05 or email Eamon@dranganvideo.com for an all-inclusive quote.