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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.

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
Cotton buds
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
Party Feet
Clear nail varnish
Lint rollers
Safety pins
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.

Safety Pins
Hair gel / wax
Lint Brush
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

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Hiring a Wedding Videographer in Tipperary

Tipperary is without doubt one of the most scenic locations in Ireland to get married and we always enjoy filming wedding videos there at all times of the year. In Tipperary, we find that Brides and Grooms tend to opt for wedding videos that feature not just the ceremony itself but also the reception, first dance and the early part of the celebrations. Here at Drangan Video we will be happy to put together a tailored package just for you, incorporating your wishes, style and budget.

So what do you get when you hire Drangan Video for your Tipperary Wedding?

Here at Drangan Video we offer a range of styles and solutions to suit every taste and every budget.

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State of the art equipment

Drangan Video uses only the most up to date equipment at all times. Our cameras and accessories receive regular maintenance and our lead videographer Eamon is highly qualified and experienced in how to get the best from this equipment.

A professional service

One of the most important things for Brides and Grooms is that they can rely on their wedding suppliers. We realise that on your wedding day you will want to have 100% confidence in the suppliers you have chosen and we are here to make sure you are not disappointed.

Top class customer care

The team here at Drangan are always on hand to assist with any queries you may have and will always return your call on the same day. Our dedication to providing top class customer care means we have built up an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients.

The perfect wedding video

Most importantly, we deliver a professional product for you to enjoy for years to come. All of our wedding videos are edited in-house meaning there are no third parties involved. Many other videographers will send your wedding video to another company to be edited and this can sometimes result in mixed communication and a less than perfect video.

Solutions for every budget

Whether you’re on a tight budget or have cash to splash, Drangan Video can offer a wedding video solution that will suit your pocket. Give us a call today for a free, no-obligation quotation.

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Need some advice? Have questions?

That’s no problem at all, we are here to help you in any way we can. Our aim is to provide you with the best service possible for your Tipperary wedding and we look forward to meeting you on or before your big day.

Call Eamon today at Drangan Video and he will talk you through the many options we offer. Please also feel free to visit our testimonials page where you will see lots of 5* reviews from very happy Brides and Grooms in the Tipperary area.

What Is Expected Of The Bridesmaids

The role of bridesmaid can be a tough one to take on no matter how organised an individual you are, but it’s important to remember that it is an honour! Your best friend or family member has just extended to you one of the most important roles in her big day and this is a gesture money simply can’t buy!

So now that you are one of the chosen few, you will need to know exactly what your duties are in the months prior to the wedding and of course on the big day itself. We have put together a list of tips for you, so that you can complete your duties with ease and take great joy in being the best bridesmaid in local history.

Wedding Tips For The Bridesmaids

The Hen

There was a time when a hen party simply meant a night out on the town with a close group of friends. However, in recent years Hen nights or weekends have morphed into a far more involved affair, often including at least one night away from home. Traditionally the head bridesmaid takes the lead on this, but head honcho or not, all bridesmaids will need to contribute.

A Speech

A little unexpected this one, as traditionally the bridesmaids don’t make speeches at a wedding. However, with more and more brides taking up the mic following dinner, it may fall to you to say a few words about the happy couple. To make sure you don’t get caught out mumbling, or accidentally divulging lesser-known details about the Hen party, make sure you’ve chatted to the bride about this before the big day.

Be Prepared

Brides generally don’t carry a handbag at the their wedding, so, just like the best girl guides you’ll need to be prepared for all eventualities. Extra brownie points will go to those bridesmaids who keep a handy kit for their brides close by, spare stockings, bobby pins, the brides lipstick and lip liner and a travel sized antiperspirant are all great ideas.


As well as looking great in the pictures of the wedding party, the Bride and Groom will likely have decided to take some group shots of their close families and other people that are important to them. While they are getting these pictures taken, they will need someone to help round up those stray aunts and uncles for the extended family photos, ensuring these snaps don’t consume too much time. Be prepared to be vocal, and get a little bossy if this is required of you. Bonus points of course to bridesmaids that offer to herd wedding guests into their group shots.

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Remind the Bride to have Fun

Planning a wedding can be accompanied by a certain amount of pressure for the happy couple as families press their ‘advice’ or needs on the bride and groom to be. It is your duty to remind the blushing bride that she should be enjoying the process as well as getting things ticked off her list. If your bride is getting a bit frazzled, don’t forget to check in regularly with a visit, phone call or text to see how they’re doing.

Are you going to be a Bridesmaid in 2017? Do you have any questions about your duty? Feel free to comment below and we’ll do our very best to help in any way we can. Don’t forget that Drangan Video offers wedding videography services nationwide and we would love to hear from any Brides, Grooms or of course Bridesmaids who may need our services.

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