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The Hidden Extra Wedding Costs you might be Overlooking

Drangan Video provides wedding video services across Tipperary, Kilkenny, Calow, Waterford, Limerick and many other counties in Ireland, we have a strong insight into the costs that can be associated with planning a wedding. We sometime see brides and grooms start to panic as the costs mount up and want to put your mind at ease by listing some of the hidden extras you may not be considering. Once you have these included in your budget from an early date you can be assured there will be no extra little surprises when it comes to paying for products or services on the big day.

In this article we are going to concentrate only on the costs, which may not be initially obvious when setting out your wedding budget:

Wedding Video News Kilkenny Tipperary
Wedding Video News Kilkenny Tipperary







  • Chair Covers

Some venues will provide chair covers and other room décor as part of their package price; however, we have found more recently that these costs are increasingly being charged as extras to the bride and groom. Ask your venue organiser what décor is included in the room rental.

  • Corkage

When it comes to ordering wine for your guests at the wedding, you will find that different venues will offer different options. Some hotels will be happy to include wine in your package price or indeed offer you a reduced rate on their own house wines. Others will charge quite a hefty fee. When this happens you may consider sourcing your own wine. There is however in most cases a hidden extra fee with this..’Corkage’. Ask your venue what their corkage fee is and if they are willing to waive it. (If you don’t ask you don’t get!). We have seen venues charge as much as €10 per bottle on corkage so make sure you check this out as early as possible to allow for extra in your budget.

  • Bar Extension

With any wedding, you want your guests to enjoy their night right into the early hours and of course be able to partake of a few refreshments along the way. Be aware that if you are getting married on a weekday, legally the bar needs to close by 11:30. If you want your guests to enjoy another few hours of dancing but would also like to have access to a full bar, you may have to pay extra for later serving hours. In most cases a bar extension of two hours will cost €150 plus any additional staff costs.

Drangan Video Tipperary
Drangan Video Tipperary Wedding Videographer









  • Others Hidden Costs

Other hidden costs can include but are not limited to:

  • Cake Stand
  • Speech Lectern
  • Cake Cutter
  • Guest Book
  • Table Settings
  • Doormen if you want to ensure guests only at the bar extension
  • Welcome teas and coffees


We hope you have found the above information useful and can assure you that here at Drangan Video there are no hidden extras. We will provide you with a price upfront and in full, which will include everything in the package of your choice. Our price will also include any travel costs so whether you’re based in Tipperary, Kilkenny or elsewhere we will be more than happy to travel to your part of the country without you incurring any extra costs.

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Including Nature in your Wedding Day

The beauty about getting married in counties such as Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow or Waterford  is that you are always surrounded by nature, scenic views and a unique heritage. The same of course is true for all counties in Ireland, so why not make the most of the wonderful land we live in by making it an integral part of your big day.

Nature-inspired wedding décor adds such a unique touch to weddings. We’ve seen brides and grooms across the country incorporate nature into their wedding décor with simply breath-taking results.

There are so many different ways that you can incorporate elements of nature into your big day, here are some of the more unique elements we have witnessed while filming weddings throughout the country!

Wedding Videographer Packages Kilkenny
Wedding Videographer Packages Kilkenny







Carved Initials

Seeing love-struck Initials carved onto tree bark is one of the oldest and most iconic symbols of love in the modern world, so, why not incorporate something similar into your wedding day?

On one occasion we were delighted to witness that the bride and groom had their initials carved onto pieces of wood, which were heart-shaped, and then used to decorate the tables at the their wedding.

What a wonderful way to incorporate natural elements and even more romance into your wedding day!

Gilded Fruit Centrepieces

Fruit can make for a wonderful centrepiece all on its own, but if you want to make it even more extravagant, choose some metallic spray paints, and spray the fruit for a romantic touch. Gilded fruit looks absolutely beautiful at the centre of a wedding table. If you want the fruit to be more than just a centrepiece, opt for edible paint so that the guests can tuck in at any stage of the day or night

Drangan Video Weddings In Kilkenny
Drangan Video Weddings In Kilkenny







Wooden Table Numbers

When you have a sizeable guest list it makes sense to have your tables numbered or named so that every guest can easily find where they are sitting. Why not give your table numbers or names a touch of the outdoors and have them carved from a special piece of stone or wood? Guest names can also be etched onto pebbles from your favourite beach or placed with posies from your own garden.

Decorated Tree Branches

Tree branches, twigs and ferns can make a wonderful addition to the décor of your wedding. Consider placing tree branches in a tall cylinder vase, and add some fresh flowers alongside it to create a dramatic centrepiece. Scatter some tea lights to further enhance the outdoor theme.

There are so many ways in which you can incorporate nature into your big day, choose plants or features that are personal to you and your intended, perhaps items that tell some part of your very own story.

Nature Wedding Video Tipperary
Nature Wedding Video Tipperary







Here at Drangan Video we offer state of the art wedding videographer services throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick and the rest of the country. We don’t mind travelling, in fact we love it, so don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote no matter where you are in the country.

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Happy Wedding Planning



Spring Marquee Wedding Video At Mount Juliet Estate Kilkenny

Here at Drangan Video we are once again in great demand for weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary, its difficult to find the time for updating or wedding news blog page.  I am finally getting around to sharing the following wedding video highlights, Lisa & Ben were married in the Church Of The Assumption Paulstown Co. Kilkenny they enjoyed a magical Marquee Wedding  at Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown Kilkenny.

I am a loyal Tipperary Hurling supporter and I also take great pride in the beautiful scenery and landscapes that are to be found between the borders of Waterford and Galway.
When it comes to a choice of top class wedding venues,  Kilkenny  is a clear winner , we need more high quality 4 star wedding venues in Tipperary its a pity that so many Tipperary Brides are heading away from their home county for their wedding reception.

Lisa and Brendan’s  Wedding Video Memories :

The story begins with the usual coverage of the bridal preps at Lisa’s Parent’s house, the video clip contains some lovely shots of the girls getting ready.  Our Diamond Wedding Video Package covers the full day from morning preps up to 11pm, its the most popular choice by Brides in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Marquee Weddings Mount Juliet Kilkenny
Marquee Weddings Mount Juliet Kilkenny






The wedding ceremony took place  in Church Of The Assumption  Paulstown, Kilkenny,  it is a fantastic wedding ceremony venue April 22nd  2016 was a lovely sunny day, the rays of light were beaming through the large church windows creating the perfect backdrop for high quality HD wedding videos.

A Magical  Wedding  At Mount Juliet Estate Kilkenny:

A Mount Juliet Estate Wedding is a truly unique wedding experience. While the warm ambience of the Riverside Marquee offers a high level of sophistication & a timeless elegance, there are lots of opportunities to add those personal touches if you wish.

Relish in the tranquillity of 500 acres of natural parkland with the gentle lap of the River Nore beside mares with their new foals at Ballylinch Stud. Located a moments’ walk from Mount Juliet House, our Riverside Marquee seats up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing. Guests will soak up the grandeur of our Georgian Manor House where drinks and canapés are served on the lawns or throughout the fabulous main hall.

A big thanks  to Lisa & Brendan for choosing me as their wedding videographer looking back on the day it  was just perfect, Lisa & Brendan were lovely to work with.  The day was planned to perfection every little detail was a reflection of Lisa & Brendan’s eye for quality and attention to detail, im very proud to be sharing this beautiful clip from their wedding video.

If you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow or any part of Ireland, feel free to get in contact with myself Eamon here at drangan video for friendly advice an affordable quotation for your wedding video.

Lots more wedding videographer news and views next week.
Chat Soon Eamon 🙂









A Bridal Flower for Every Month of the Year

Are you in the process of planning your big day ? Perhaps you’re unsure of what wedding flowers may be in season for your preferred date? With this in mind, the team here at Drangan Video have put together a short list of just some of the flowers that are in season for each month of the year.

Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary, we have been lucky enough to witness hundreds of weddings across the country throughout the seasons. Whether you are planning a whimsical spring affair or a magical winter wedding, here is our list of seasonal bridal flowers for every month of the year!

Wedding Flowers Tipperary
Wedding Flowers Tipperary







January – Ranunculus (Buttercups)

Ranunculus flowers are delicate, feminine yellow flowers, which are in season during January, as well as during the following spring months. An unusual choice for a bouquet by themselves, they look wonderful mixed with other wild spring flowers.

February – Roses

Roses are a true wedding day classic. They are delicate, yet striking, bold, but elegant, and just simply beautiful. Most roses will be available year round in your local florist, however consider choosing some spring varieties to make your bouquet pop!

March – Lilacs

Lilacs simply scream spring – meaning there is no better flower for a March wedding. These dainty purple flowers are perfect for casual springtime weddings.

April – Peruvian Lilies

These popular, long lasting flowers come in a variety of different colours, from pale pink to bright orange and are ideal for a long stemmed bouquet.

May – Freesias

For a May wedding Freesias are a great option in a colourful posy. These flowers are “zygomorphic” which essentially means that they grow along one side of the stem. This gives them a really unique look. Freesias come in a range of beautiful colours, from burnt orange to hot pink.

June – Gardenias

Featuring beautiful ivory petals surrounded by dark green waxy leaves, Gardenias are one of the most exquisite flowers. For early summer weddings, Gardenias are a wonderful choice

July – Anthurium (Painter’s Palette)

Anthurium flowers are bright, bold and feature red, almost heart-shaped petals. These exotic looking flowers are ideal for sunny, warm July weddings and simply exude romance.

August – Delphinium

Delphinium flowers feature tall spires and clustered florets, making them a striking summer flower. These flowers are available in a variety of colours, including white, pink, lavender, purple and blue.

September – Cornflower

With its stunning dark blue colour, cornflowers are the perfect flower for early autumn weddings. Cornflowers feature dense, feathery petals and are generally blue, but are sometimes available in other colours, such as white and pink.

October – Lisianthus (Eustoma)

These exquisite flowers feature elegant, ruffled, rose-like, petals. Lisianthus flowers are available in various shades, including blue, white, pink, lavender, and deep purple, as well as bi-coloured.

November – Iris

Iris’s are becoming more popular with brides year on year, and with good reason. An elegant, delicate and classically beautiful choice for a bride on her big day.

December – Hyacinth

Hyacinths feature many small, dense clusters of blooms that are bunched together at the top of the stem. Available in blues, purples, pinks and whites this flower looks beautiful for winter weddings.

Busy Wedding  Season In Tipperary and Kilkenny
As a wedding videographer covering weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny I have certainly seen my fair share of wedding flowers, when I walk into a wedding venue and inhale the beautiful fragrance of wedding flowers its a reminder of the wonderful magical event that is about to unfold, below is just a short list of wedding florists who I meet on regularly at weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Wedding Florists Covering Weddings In Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford and Carlow.

Sun Flowers Wedding  Flowers Thurles    Website
Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life, and every little girl has a dream of walking up the aisle with flowers of every different colour as far as the eye can see. While this might not be possible within your current wedding budget Sunflowers will make your day be as special and as stress free as possible, The only thing you will be worried about going up the aisle is to keep your emotions in check. We have a variety of different wedding packages to suit every brides need. Dont worry if you have a small budget we will be able to work in that budget and make sure you get the best possible flowers for the best possible price.

Tipperary Flowers By Agnes   Website
Order your wedding flowers from Agnes Hogan, a leading florist in Tipperary. Agnes is a talented, creative, innovative wedding florist located near Bansha Co. Tipperary, she has been awarded Interflora Diploma in Floristry and Retail, she has over 18 years exsprience in Floristry both in Ireland and overseas.

Forget Me Knot Wedding Flowers Kilkenny/Tipperary  Website

We like our flower arrangements and designs to be a true reflection of the person they are for! We will use our extensive knowledge of flowers to design that unique finishing floral touch that will enhance and compliment your special day.  Specialists in stunning bridal party flowers – from bouquets & posies, to buttonholes & corsages our florists can help you put the finishing touches to your special day.

Flowers By Lucy Kilkenny  Website
After 25 years Flowers by Lucy outgrew their High Street premises and Built a Floristry Design Centre in the Hebron business park. All business was transferred to the new Flower Centre in October 2014 featuring a brand new Wedding Room where brides can consult privately about their upcoming wedding. Kilkenny, has been constructed with the future in mind, with plenty of room to cope with the continued growth of Flowers By Lucy. The spacious Flower Design Centre, centrally based at the Hebron Business Park, Hebron Road, Kilkenny, has been constructed with the future in mind, with plenty of room to cope with the continued growth of Flowers By Lucy.

We hope you have enjoyed reading about some of our favourite seasonal blooms and would love to hear from you if you have any unusual suggestions we have omitted. As always, if you are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video with any queries you may have about filming your big day.

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Cheers Eamon.


Popular Salon Treatments for Brides To Be

As a busy wedding videographer I have recorded  my fair share of weddings through out  Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and numerous other locations in Ireland.
When filming a wedding its very important to be aware and tuned into every detail of the day, the bridal preps are always a mixture of excitement, fun and emotional moments, I often overhear the girls discussing makeup, the latest fashions and Popular Salon Treatments I have been taking notes and doing my research.

Every bride wants to feel and look her best on her wedding day, which is why so many choose to indulge in a salon treatment or two prior to the big day. At Drangan Video, we have talked to brides from all over the country about the best salon treatments available, from hair masks to pedicures and from facials to wraps, meaning we know what treatments work best and which are the most popular among our beautiful brides.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular salon treatments for brides, and their many benefits. We hope that this blog post will assist you in choosing the right treatments to get you feeling your absolute best on the big day!

Salon Treatments For Brides In Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow
Salon Treatments For Brides In Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow








The Mani-Pedi is a salon treatment that we’ve heard many brides rave about – and it’s no surprise. After all, your nails, if well groomed and polished can make you look even more beautiful, and remember there’s going to be a lot of focus on your left hand on the big day! Treatments include the filing and shaping of the nails, cuticle treatments, the exfoliation of dry skin on the feet, and of course a nail polish of your choice.


Whether you’re dealing with acne or dry skin or are already boasting a wonderful complexion, facials are a great salon treatment to indulge in before your special day. A good facial can eliminate skin issues, and leave your face looking fresh and glowing. Most salons offer dozens of facial choices, such as pore cleansing, hydrating, anti-aging facials and simple massage treatments with essential oils, meaning that no matter what your skin concern, you can get a treatment to suit your needs. Please consult with an advisor in your salon for the optimum timing of your facial as you will want to avoid any breakouts which do sometimes go hand in hand with treatments.

Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments

Dry hair that lacks moisture can look dull and lifeless, which is definitely not what you want on your wedding day. This is why we would recommend deep conditioning hair treatments as a great option for budding brides. This form of salon treatment usually involves using an intensive conditioner on the hair, and then infusing it into the hair’s cuticles using heat. The treatment leaves the hair much softer, shinier and smoother, and less prone to breakage.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment, which exfoliates the skin, and removes built-up, dry dead skin cells from the epidermis. This treatment uses mildly abrasive microcrystals to remove these dead skin cells.

The treatment leaves skin looking and feeling much softer and smoother, as well as more youthful and fresh, making it a great treatment option for brides that really want their skin to glow on their big day. If you are sensitive to peels, then microdermabrasion may be a good option for you. As with all skin treatments it is advised that you consult with your salon well in advance of the big day, perhaps book in for a trial run a few months beforehand; this will rule out any adverse reactions and will ensure you are well prepared.

Laser Hair Removal

For anyone looking to remove unwanted hair, whether it’s on the face or the body, laser hair removal is a fantastic option. With this treatment, a laser, which is a pulsating beam of light, is used to remove hair from below the surface of the skin. The laser beam travels through the epidermis and into each individual hair follicle, where the heat actually damages the follicle – meaning that future hair growth is inhibited.

Consequentially, unlike waxing or shaving, the results of laser hair removal treatments are not only much more efficient, but they actually last longer. This treatment is not painless, but is certainly more tolerable than waxing or electrolysis, and there are little to no side effects.

We hope this article helps you in deciding which salon treatments to opt for on the lead up to your wedding day.
I really enjoy sharing my weekly wedding blog news it dose take a considerable amount of time to keep the website up to date and fresh looking, I allow 3 hours per week  for website and social media updating, early mornings 6am start is the secret.
When I first set up  Drangan Video in 1996 the telephone was the the main means by which wedding video bookings were carried out, emails were only catching on as a new and innovative means of connecting with wedding  suppliers.
Today 20 years later all my wedding video bookings are coming via Facebook and the website, a strong online  profile is a must for all wedding suppliers and especially wedding videographers.

If you would like to book the services of Drangan Video to film your wedding day, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

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Regards Eamon.