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Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Videographer Tipperary, Kilkenny and Nationwide

Here at Drangan Video we have been providing professional videography and editing services for weddings right across Ireland for over 25 years. In this blog post we are going to look at what we believe makes Drangan Video stand out from the crowd and hopefully answer any questions you may have about our services.

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Because we have been lucky enough to capture wedding footage for hundreds of couples across the country, we have forged relationships with many of the most sought after venues in Ireland. Our familiarity with these venues means that we are in a position to make every video unique, we never operate a ‘one size fits all’ approach and we know that the venues we work with are just as passionate about providing you with a unique experience.

H1: Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Two of the most important key points when it comes to wedding videography are experience and equipment. No amount of experience will help if you don’t have the right equipment nor will state of the art equipment be of any use if you don’t have the expertise to operate them. At Drangan Video we are pleased to offer both to our fabulous brides and grooms. All editing is completed in-house using professional editing software and we offer a quick turnaround time when compared to many other outlets. No outsourcing, so your precious memories are in our trusted hands at all times!

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Aerial footage is the latest addition to our range of wedding video packages. At no extra cost we will use our hi-tech drone to capture the most spectacular footage of your wedding venue, home or surrounding area, with images that will give you a unique perspective of the guests arriving, bridal transport or a much loved local area that is close to your heart.

Capturing those special moments and spoken words is something that can’t be done with photography, certainly snapshots of your day can be memorialised, however the video camera captures the absolute emotion in a speech, the proud glances of parents and family and the happiness of the occasion for you to enjoy long into the future.

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Here at Drangan Video, we are aware that planning your wedding can be an expensive process and it is with this in mind that we have put together a series of packages to suit every budget. With our ceremony package starting at just €750 up to our most expansive package at just €1,100, you can be assured you are getting value for money at all times.

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If you are planning a wedding in 2021 or have needed to reschedule your 2020 plans due to Covid 19, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We will do everything we can to ensure any rescheduled dates are catered for if we are not already booked on that date.

Buying an Engagement Ring Online

If you or your loved are planning to pop the question over the next few months and finding it difficult to purchase the perfect engagement ring due to the closure of local jewellers, we have a guide that will assist you in making this purchase online.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny and Tipperary

Here at Drangan Video, we have been providing wedding videography services across Tipperary, Kilkenny and just about every other county in Ireland for over 25 years. We know how important it is for our couples to celebrate in style and that starts with the all-important engagement ring. Regardless of your budget, you will find that online jewellers can offer a true wealth of choice during a time when you can’t go and browse in the traditional manner. Here are our tips for the safe purchase of your ring online.

Buying  Engagement Rings Online

Check the Security of the Website:

All websites that sell items or services online are now required to display an SSL certificate. You can check this by simply looking at the website address. If the website begins with HTTPS then you have a secure site. If it begins with the old format of HTTP then there is no security cert in place on the website.

Conduct Reputation Research:

As always, when shopping online it’s always important to ensure you are dealing with a reputable seller, this is never more important than when you’re making one of the most important purchases of your life.
• Check independent online reviews. Look through social media accounts related to the seller, check their online reviews and look for any red flags with regards to late delivery, quality or sizing.
• Check out the certification of the online store. You will want to know that any diamonds are ethically sourced and that best trading practices are adhered to.
• Make sure the store has in-depth contact details such as business address, contact phone number and email address. If the contact page does not have these details and features only a contact form, we would recommend trying another website.

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Read the Small Print:

Whilst it may be a tedious job, you will really need to read through their terms and conditions to ensure you are covered in all instances. In instances where you are purchasing a custom design or a ‘made to order’ engagement ring, you may not be able to avail of EU purchasing rights, so ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable before making a purchase.

Ask for Samples of their Work:

Whilst you may not be able to see the ring itself before you purchase, you can ask the seller to send you photographs and videos of sample products. Videos will give you a much better idea; so don’t be afraid to request them from your online store.

Make your Payment with Debit or Credit Card Only:

All major credit card and debit card providers will offer you great levels of protection on purchases made online. They also allow you to have an easily traceable line of purchase if you ever need to raise a dispute or request a refund. Do NOT pay by online transfer or with bank drafts/postal orders. Check your online statement and transactions as soon as payment has been made to ensure everything is in order.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary, Kilkenny and Nationwide

If you are planning to pop the question over the next few months, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer affordable wedding videography packages with drone footage included at no extra cost to you and are available to travel anywhere in Ireland. If you’re based in Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to recommend local suppliers and vendors that we have worked with in the past.

Are you proposing this Christmas ?

Are you hoping to pop the question over the festive period? Feeling a little nervous, excited and anxious? You have absolutely nothing to worry about! Proposing to the person you love will be an amazing experience and one you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives. If you and your partner are not big on grand gestures or uncomfortable with elaborate set-ups, do things your own way. Every proposal should be different and unique to the couple involved, there’s no need to plot some elaborate scheme when a simple ‘will you marry me’ is often the most perfect thing you can do.

For those of you who are looking for some proposal ideas, we have listed some below that may help to inspire your own unique proposal.

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1. The Advent Calendar
Make an advent calendar for the love of your life; use a simple booklet or a series of gifts or notes each day for your partner to open. If you opt for daily small gifts, you can simply pop the ring into the date of your choosing, if you want them to read a special note every day, you can write your special question for the date of your choice. A wonderful surprise for that someone special in your life.

2. Hang it on the Tree
Yes, as simple as it sounds, this little idea is one of our favourites. Simply wrap the ring box in some beautiful packaging or cover it in gold or silver foil and hide it in amongst the other decorations on the tree. On the day of the proposal you can ask your partner where that decoration came from and ask them to take a closer look!

3. Christmas Morning with the Kids
If you have children, there’s nothing better than getting them involved in Mammy and Daddy’s happy day. Ask the kids to present your partner with the ring, all wrapped up with the other presents under the tree. This will be a moment that you can all remember together for the rest of your lives.

4. Christmas Dinner Proposal
If you’d like to propose on Christmas Day, try to incorporate the proposal in with your family meal. Consider hiding the ring in your partner’s dessert (make sure it’s not too well hidden, you want them to see it and not eat it!) or using the ring as a napkin holder on their place setting.

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Whatever way you choose to propose to that someone special in your life, you can be assured that it’s always the question that matters most. Whether you plan it well in advance or simply pop the question at a time that feels right, hearing ‘I do’ will be all that’s needed to make your proposal a success.

For all you budding fiancés out there, we wish you nothing but happiness and our heartiest congratulations for the years ahead

Are you ready for your Christmas Wedding?

It’s that time of the year again when we are looking forward to working with our Christmas brides and grooms. Over the last decade we have seen a huge upsurge in couples tying the knot over the festive period and it’s become something of a tradition for us to dedicate a blog post to these seasonal ceremonies.

Christmas Weddings In Tipperary

Whether you’re opting for a church wedding, a civil ceremony or an alternative occasion to celebrate your love, there’s one thing that’s certain and that is you can never be fully prepared for all that December has to offer. As I write this blog post the sun is shining as strongly as it would in August, however there’s a chill in the air that tells us we need to wrap up extra warm before we go to film this weeks wedding videos. December is a month for all seasons, you may get sunshine, you may even get snow but you need to be prepared for all eventualities.

For those of you who are tying the knot this December and New Year, here’s a handy little checklist that will help you prepare for any last minute weather changes.

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• Stock up on umbrellas – You can never have too many spare umbrellas available on your big day. Ask the best man and any willing family members to collect as many umbrellas as they can from family and friends and have them ready in the boot of a car for those who have come to the ceremony unprepared.
• Allow for extra travel time – While you may be only a ten-minute drive from the ceremony location, it’s important that you allow yourself double the travel time at least to ensure there are no lengthy delays. December weather in Ireland can bring icy roads, high winds and spot flooding so you’ll want to ensure you and your guests get to the venue without any problems.
• Keep warm – Speak to your venue about extra heating for any outdoor areas and perhaps provide some wraps, blankets and warm throws for your guests who may venture outside for a cigarette or a breath of fresh air.
• Welcome drinks – December is the perfect time of year for mulled wine, hot cider, Irish coffees and hot whiskey. Why not treat your guests to a warming drink upon arrival at your reception venue to get them in the holiday spirit.
• Provide transport – Travelling in adverse weather conditions can be a daunting task for many drivers and it may be a deciding factor on whether they can make it to your wedding ceremony. Consider hiring a mini-bus to collect and drop guests along a pre-agreed route to your venue and on to the reception if they’re in different locations. This will allow your guests to relax and enjoy the celebrations without having to worry about how they’ll get home later.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary

If you’re planning a winter wedding for 2020 or 2021 and hoping to book a videographer to capture your big day, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We have 25 years experience and are dedicated to providing the most professional wedding video service available. Our team will travel anywhere in the country at no extra charge, so whether you’re based in Cork, Dublin, Tipperary or Galway we can be on hand to capture the wonder of your big day.

Upcoming Wedding Fairs for December 2019 and January 2020

It’s that time of year again when we look ahead to some of the wonderful wedding fairs and venue open-days that are happening around the country in December and January. With so many couples getting engaged in December each year we hope that this blog post will be a useful resource for you over the coming weeks. We’ll be revisiting this topic again in late January with a further list of fairs and events for the springtime. Below you’ll find some of the most popular events on the calendar for the remainder of December and the month of January.

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December Wedding Fairs and Open Days:

8th of December: The Woodenbridge Hotel in Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
12th of December: Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
27th of December to the 3rd of January: The Claregalway Hotel (by appointment only.), Claregalway, Co. Galway.
28th and 29th of December: Bellinter House, Navan, Co. Meath.
29th of December: Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare.
29th of December: The Brehon & Angsana Spa, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
29th of December: The Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
30th of December: The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork.

If you are holding an open day or a wedding fair event and would like to be included in our next blog post, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video and we’ll happily let our readers know the details.

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January Wedding Fairs and Open Days:

2nd of January: The Clayton Silver Springs Hotel, Cork.
4th of January: Bellinter House, Navan, Co. Meath.
4th – 5th of January: Kilkenny River Court Hotel, Kilkenny.
5th of January: Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
5th of January: The Glenside Hotel, Drogheda, Co. Meath.
9th and 10th of January: The Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
11th and 12th of January: Dream Wedding Expo, Leisureland, Salthill, Galway.
12th of January: Butler House and Gardens, Kilkenny.
12th of January: The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
15th of January: The Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare.
19th of January: The Springfield Hotel, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
19th of January: The Radisson Blu, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
19th of January: The Abbey Hotel 18th Century Castle Manor, Galway Road, Roscommon.
19th of January: The Marine Hotel, Sutton, Co. Dublin.
19th of January: Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Trim, Co. Meath
26th of January: The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath
26th of January: Newgrange Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

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Most of the events listed above are venue open-days, where you and your partner can see the venue in all its glory. Typically these venues will be set up to give you an idea of how their rooms look like when decorated for a traditional wedding. The venues will be able to provide you with per head prices, give you an idea of availability and answer any questions you have on the day. This is particularly useful for budding brides and grooms who are yet to settle on a budget for their wedding day and will help you to put in place a financial plan.

Pop back to our blog in late January to read about new dates that have been added to the calendar from February onwards.

If you are looking for a videographer to film your wedding day, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We travel anywhere in the country at no extra cost to you and offer affordable wedding video packages, drone footage and superb customer service