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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.

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

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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.

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.

Photographs

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.

More Wedding Planning Tips Soon
Eamon.