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Reasons for having a wedding videographer

Hi all, thanks for dropping by and taking time out to read this weeks Drangan Video blog post. As you can see from the heading  today’s post is all about wedding videography,  with the current restrictions on guests  allowed to attend weddings, it makes great sense to consider hiring a wedding videographer

Here at Drangan Video we fully  understand that  wedding planning has taken a back seat  due to the uncertainty about social gatherings however this post can get you thinking about your big day and whether wedding videography is something you and your partner might consider!

Wedding speech captured by Kilkenny wedding videographer

Your Photographer will  capture still images which are  moments frozen in time, but video allows you to enjoy every part of your wedding day presented as a feature film.
As a busy wedding videographer  attending numerous  weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Dublin  I  can safely tell you that your wedding day will go by in a flash. Just think about the huge build up  to the day, all the hours of planning and dreaming abut the biggest day in your life,  don’t miss out on having it captured on video you can relive it time and time again when viewing  your wedding film.

Audio Memories

A wedding videographer we will capture the full day  allowing you to relive your wedding vows again, share them with future children  or family who couldn’t be present on your wedding day. A videographer will also capture  your reception  recording the speeches and all the kind words  and comments that you’ll listen to and cherish for the rest of your lfe

Video captures the emotional moments

Our job as wedding videographers is  to document the full day with a view to capturing those special  emotional moments between family, friends and guests.  We often get feedback  from  couple’s saying how surprised they were to see certain parts of the day on video, saying they didn’t realize we had been there at that particular time.  There is so much happening on a wedding day it would be easy to miss something, especially when you are the star of the show, its normal  get caught up in the day and maybe missing out on special moments, your  videographer will be there to film not only you but your guests and all the emotional and fun moments.

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Wedding videography  is sometimes described  as an unnecessary extra  added cost to an already tight wedding budget, obviously as a wedding videographer I don’t  agree.  Yes for sure weddings are very expensive and you could find yourself running over your budget.
If you are in the early stages of wedding planning for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Cork  I would recommend  to seriously considering   budgeting for  videography services. There are certainly other important costs  to prioritize, but if you can find the room in your budget, definitely consider having your wedding day captured by a professional wedding videographer.

Should We Have A Big Or Small Wedding

Here at Drangan Video we are all set for a return next week to shooting wedding videos in Tipperary Kilkenny and up and down the country, cameras and equipment have been checked out making sure that batteries and sound recording equipment are in perfect condition for our busy Autumn wedding  schedule.
We have been chatting with lots  couples over the past six weeks regarding wedding planning post covid lockdown, the question of should we have a big or small wedding is a popular topic.

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Should  we have a big or small wedding

When married couples  hear  that a friend  has popped the question and are are in the process of wedding planning  they smile knowingly about all the hard work that is ahead of them. Planning  a wedding is very exciting  but very hard work, just deciding  on the dress you have to think about whether you want the most modern  design or a more traditional wedding dress,  and then  the big question are you going to splash out on a big wedding  or a smaller  more personal celebration with families and very close friends.

Small weddings work well  because you’ll have  more time with  family and friends  you won’t have to greet 250 guests outside the church door which can take an hour from your day,  instead you can mingle with individual  guests at different times during the day at the reception venue. This is worth thinking  about because having   guests are why you wanted to have a wedding in the first place  you wanted  to share the most important day in your life with the people you love. But If you want to invite  lots of people  the  big wedding is the the way to go, you can invite who want and  don’t have to spend hours  looking   at the guest lists  wondering  how you can possibly cut it down.  Everyone can dance a lot at a big gathering  this is a really good reason for having a big wedding if dancing is something that matters a lot to you.

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Many  couples are comfortable  with a small wedding because they can have it at a venue like a restaurant where  everyone can sit down  chill and eat.  If you are having  70 people or less  say closer to 30, that amount of people might look lost  in a huge venue, It may seem like you have almost no one there which would be disappointing  considering all time and effort put  into planning your big day

 You’ll want to remember your big day.

Here at Drangan Video So many of our couples remark about how the whole is  a blur, they enjoyed their wedding day but they can’t pick out any special moments  from it. That’s not exactly what you want, one  advantage  of a small wedding is that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience  instead of being distracted by so many guests around you all day.

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Believe  it or not the job of creating a smaller guest list can be pretty stressful, differing  opinions  can crop up between the bride and groom, each of whom may have small or large families or huge circles of friends who they are  having trouble trimming  down. Big weddings are good for avoiding  arguments about the guest list, you’ll know that you’re both inviting as many people as you want to, anway  who wants to chawing the rag  while planning the most special day in your life

A Small Wedding Could Make People Unhappy

A small wedding could upset people in your life,  friends and family members may not understand your reason  for having  a smaller, more intimate gathering  you may find yourself answering  questions as to why certain people were omitted from the guest list, that doesn’t sound like a good position to be in.
The real question is, what kind of wedding do you really want ?  What is your gut feeling ?  There is for and against  big and small weddings our advice is to go  what your heart is telling you.

If you are recently engaged and are looking for a professional wedding videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding video packages for 2020/2021. We provide wedding videography for large or small weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick and all other counties

Feeling Sad About Postponing Your Wedding

Covid 19 has played havoc with weddings here in  Ireland and around the world  so many  couples having  to postpone their wedding day.  If you are feeling depressed and  powerless  you’re not the only one.  In this blog post we have come with  a few  ideas to help you cope with the disappointment.

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Feeling Depressed  About Postponing Your Wedding

From all here at Drangan Video we are so  sorry  that  your special day has been postponed  our thoughts are with you  A wedding is one of the biggest events in a couples life it binds two people together  for life.
Organizing  a wedding is an  emotional  time with a huge build to the big day  months of planning  and clever  financial  management are just the tip of the iceberg.  Then  having to  postpone and re-plan all over again  is  very difficult  to handle.

A wedding cancellation  is a huge life changing  event for a couple, but with everything that’s going on in the world over the past few months  if all your loved ones are healthy and well, you are still very lucky and all is not lost. When you’re  trying to come to terms  with having to postpone  your big day, you might also  be feeling guilty for not appreciating  what you do have, this is typical human reaction the most important thing you can do is to accept that you are allowed to feel sad.  We understand that  our brain reacts differently to certain emotions  that  inner voice might be saying this is the worst thing that has ever happened  I cannot cope with this terrible  news  it is not what I wanted.

It is natural to feel all of those emotions  each partner may experience them at  at different times or in different ways  just because they are not showing their emotions in the way that you are, it doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling them. Men do have a tendency to hide their feelings  where as  women like  to talk about and share their emotions. The worst thing you can do is tell your partner that they are overreacting, being oversensitive or taking things out of proportion, just  listen  and accept their point of view. You don’t have to fully agree  but acknowledge your partners point of view and tell them that they make sense.

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Going forward think about the bigger picture, you are both healthy and well  you will get married, it’s  not at the time you had originally planned  but you have the rest of you lives to enjoy being married. Look to the future think about about the stories you can tell your children  years from now.  How you coped as a couple,  How  you worked together as a couple to overcome the challenge.   Some couples have been keeping a lock down diary to remind them of how they  got through this time with strength and resilience, just remember that its just one postponed day in your life  and your relationship is far more meaningful that that.

If you have already booked us as your wedding videographer and are concerned or thinking about moving you wedding to a new date, please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video for advice. If you are in the process of wedding planning and are considering hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork, Waterford or Dublin we will be delighted to discuss our affordable range of wedding video packages for 2021/2022

Newpark Hotel All Set to Re-open July 20th

The Newpark Hotel Kilkenny is all set to reopen on July 20th it is my all time favorite venue for wedding videographey in Kilkenny here at Drangan Video we have been busy in assisting couples move their wedding to an alternative date, many of those are Newpark Weddings I cant wait to get shooting wedding videos in Kilkenny again.

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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.

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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.