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Wedding Trends for 2018

With 2017 now firmly behind us and a whole new year of exciting wedding videography ahead of us, the team here at Drangan Video have been taking a look at the wedding trends that are set to make a huge impact here in Ireland. In this blog post we are going to take a look at what’s hot in 2018 and hopefully give you some inspiration for your very own big day.

Wedding Trends Ireland 2018

Remember, if you’re looking for a wedding video with a difference, Drangan Video will be only delighted to travel to your chosen destination, whether you’re getting married in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny or Tipperary. Give us a call at any time and ask for Eamon, who will always be happy to help in any way he can.

• Bringing the outside in
2018 is all about celebrating nature and bringing the outside in on your big day. Experts are saying that this trend is great for those who have an active lifestyle and want to share their love of the outdoors with their guests. This trend will mean hiring potted plants or growing your own on the lead up to the big day, and will be sure to bring something special to the occasion.

• Pastels are out!
Over the past number of years we have seen brides revert to pastel colours for their bridal bouquets, however all that is set to change in 2018. Think plums, deep reds and burgundy’s, these darker more moody colours will make a big visual impact.

• Dance floors with a difference
Couples are opting for dance floors that make a statement at their venue of choice, think marble, think illuminated, think disco!

• Surprise your guests with edible stationery
Yes you heard us right, edible stationery is now a thing. This trend surfaced in the US over the past few years and has now made its way to Irish shores.

• Dessert Tables
Rather than serving the dessert to your guests in the traditional manner, consider setting up a dessert table with all of the unique sweet treats that are now on offer. Doughnuts, freak shakes, macaroons, ice-creams and puddings will have your guests feeling like royalty.

• Copper
Copper is the go to colour of 2018 and you can be assured that this trend will be making its way to Ireland over the coming months. Accessorising your centrepieces or table settings with copper elements will give an impression that is hard to beat.

• Pearls
Did they ever really go out of fashion?? Pearls are set to make a huge comeback on the 2018 bridal scene and we can understand why. There’s nothing quite as elegant as freshwater pearls, however there are cheaper alternatives that look just as good. Use them in your bouquet, jewellery, headpiece or on your table décor for that touch of elegance.

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Over the next few months we will be looking at other trends that emerge as the year rolls on and we would love to hear from you if you have discovered a new wedding trend.

Get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video for all your wedding videography needs. We are available to travel anywhere in the country and are always on hand to assist in any we possibly can.

More wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Planning A Wedding that Supports a Good Cause

Drangan Video offers wedding videography services up and down the country and we love nothing better than seeing a bride and groom doing something completely different. Most recently, we had the pleasure of filming a wedding video in Cork where the couple donated funds to a charity close to their hearts in lieu of wedding favours. This is the type of action that really shows how a wedding can support a good cause. In the following blog post we are going to list some other ways you can use your wedding to support a charity or cause of your choosing.

Host your wedding party at a non-profit venue

What a way to make a contribution that will make a difference! By renting a venue owned by a non-profit organisation, you will make an incredible difference to the cause. The fee you pay for the rental of the hall or venue will be used to pay for a myriad of bills and could make a real difference to the charity or non-profit.

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Recycle your Floral Arrangements

If you are lucky enough to have beautiful floral arrangements at your wedding, why not go that extra step and donate them to a local nursing home or charity? Your flowers will be uses to brighten up the space for residents in the following days and will no doubt bring some happiness to those who may need it most.

Donations in Place of Favours

For those of you who were hoping to purchase wedding favours for your guests, but really can’t decide on something that won’t be wasteful, why not opt for a charitable donation instead? Most Irish charities would be delighted to receive your donation and you can be sure it will make your guests smile on the day when they realise that a donation has been made in their name.

Request Charitable Donations instead of Gifts

If you are in a position to do so, and you should feel no pressure here, it may be an idea to ask your guests to make a donation to a charity of your choosing in place of a wedding gift. We find that many brides and grooms have a charity or cause that is close to their hearts, perhaps for personal reasons or because of the loss of a loved one. What better gift could you give than asking your guests to make a donation in lieu of a wedding present?

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A Honeymoon with a Difference

Consider spending your honeymoon helping those less fortunate than yourselves. We have heard so many heart touching stories over the years from brides and grooms who have travelled to remote areas to assist with building projects or aide delivery. If you can make a difference and feel this would be the perfect way to begin life as a married couple, it’s certainly something that is worth checking out!

If you have any ideas on how else you could incorporate a good cause into your wedding day, we would absolutely love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me here at Drangan Video to ensure your heart-warming day is captured on video to share with friends and family.

Thanks for visiting my wedding blog page
Eamon

Common worries on the lead up to your wedding day

Over the years we have had the opportunity to speak with countless brides and grooms on the lead up to their wedding day and we have come to recognise some of ‘silent worries’ than can make them lose sleep at night. You know the things I’m talking about, the drunken uncle, the invite etiquette, the seating arrangements, the speech….. the list goes on. These are common worries amongst brides and grooms, however, sometimes we are a little reluctant to speak about these concerns for fear of offending someone important to us. Below you will read some of the most common worries we have come to recognise and our tips on how you can combat these issues.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and worrying about how best to capture the big day on video, please feel free to give me a call here at Drangan Video and I will do everything in my power to put your mind at ease. I offer wedding videography in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary and will travel to any small town or village in Ireland, no matter how remote. No need to worry with us!

Wedding Day worries

So let’s get started then…

Is it a bit rude to throw ourselves an engagement party? Should someone else host it for us?

Not at all! This is your celebration, so don’t worry about celebrating that in the way you feel most comfortable. Now if a family member or friend has suggested hosting it for you, by all means jump at this opportunity and accept their gracious offer. However, if you find that no one has offered and you would really like to throw a party to celebrate, you should absolutely go for it! Go big and throw yourselves a party to end all parties!

I want a small intimate wedding, but the in-laws have other ideas! I suppose I better go with what the family wants?

This is another common concern we hear about a lot. It is time for you to remember whose day this is……you and your new bride or groom. In-laws will have their input as will your own family no doubt, however, this should not in any way compromise the plans you want for your big day. When the day comes around, the family will recognise that it’s the two of you who matter most and extended family or friends will be happy to congratulate you at a later date. A compromise could be reached by hosting an intimate ceremony on one day with close family and friends and perhaps celebrating with a larger circle at a date in the not too distant future.

The best man is a great guy, but sometimes he likes to overindulge. I’m worried that the speech will be inappropriate!

This is a concern for many brides and grooms. The fear that the best man may have a few too many drinks before the speeches are made. Fret not… it’s actually very rare that this happens! Most best men will fully realise the importance of the big day and their role in making sure it runs as smoothly as possible. If you are really concerned, you could maybe drop a few hints or have someone take him aside for a quiet word.

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We have a tight budget for the reception, is it okay to invite people without including a +1?

Yes of course this is fine. If you arrange your seating plan carefully you can seat these guests with others who are attending by themselves. You may find that some guests will ask you directly if they can bring someone with them, if so, feel free to explain that you are keeping the number to a minimum but they are very welcome to bring them to the reception a little later in the evening when the meals and speeches have ended.

If you have any concerns that you are a bit too embarrassed or worried to address directly with a friend or family member, feel free to pop us a message and we will include it in our next blog post as a general anonymous concern. It may be the ideal way to get your message across without having to ever broach the subject!

Contact Drangan Video at any time for a no-obligation quotation for your wedding video. Whether you are based in Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary or Dublin, we will be happy to travel to the destination of your choice.

Irish Wedding Traditions you can make your own

Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Galway, this overview of Irish wedding traditions could be just what you’re looking for to add something special to your big day.

Money for Luck

In Ireland it is a long-standing tradition to present each other with coins on the day of the wedding. These coins symbolise luck and prosperity for the new bride and groom. For those of you who have a religious faith, it can be a nice touch to get the coins blessed by the priest saying the mass.

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The Irish Horseshoe

The horseshoe is one of Irelands oldest wedding traditions and can be displayed at your home, at the ceremony or in another location of your choice. Be aware that the horseshoe should be displayed pointing upwards (like the letter U) to symbolise that your luck will never run out during your married life.

Tying the Knot – Handfasting

No doubt you are familiar with the term ‘tying the knot’! This ancient reference comes from the act of Handfasting, which was originally practiced in Celtic regions across the globe. Handfasting involves the couple holding hands, right hand to right hand and left hand to left hand. The joined hands are then bound with the Handfasting ribbon to symbolise their union. A beautiful old tradition, which seems to be going through somewhat of a revival.

The Blue Bride

Believe it or not, it is Irish tradition that the bride dresses in blue, not the white we most associate with weddings in Ireland today. In ancient Irish folklore, blue symbolised purity and was therefore the colour of choice for brides across the country. Thinking of adding a little ‘blue’ to your own wedding? Why not accent your bridal party outfits with shades of marines or dusky blues if you’re not quite sure about wearing blue yourself on the big day.

The Wedding Harpist

Even today a lot of brides and grooms will book a harpist to play either at their wedding ceremony or for their guests upon arrival at the reception venue. The harpist has a deep-rooted history of playing for Irish weddings and we are delighted that this tradition has lasted throughout the centuries.

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The Magic Hanky

A thoughtfully embroidered handkerchief thought to symbolise fertility for the married couples future. The magic hanky should be incorporated into the bride’s outfit for the day in some way. Here are some ways in which you can do that:

Use the hanky as a garter

Wrap your bouquet stems in the hanky
Have the hanky stitched to the inside of your dress.
Make it part of your hairpiece.

Ancient stories tell us that once the ceremony is over, the bride should store the magic hanky in a safe place until the couple’s first-born child arrives and should then fashion a bonnet for the baby from the magic material. Such a lovely way to share your big day with your child!

Well we certainly learned a lot when we started researching these old Irish wedding traditions and we hope that you have found the information insightful and inspiring. What better way to keep our Irish traditions alive and well than by making them a part of your very own big day!

Should you require the services of a professional videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video, who is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Christmas Greetings From All At Drangan Video

Well it is  certainly beginning to feel allot like Christmas the weather is cold outside who knows it might even snow.
I shot my last pre Christmas wedding yesterday in Clonoulty  in the heart of Tipperary, I am looking forward to my Christmas break until December 27, then for me  its back to back wedding videos in Tipperary and Kilkenny right up the January 1st 2017.

Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary
Christmas Greetings From Drangan Video In Tipperary

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers past, present and future a very happy and exciting Christmas, Im also looking forward to meeting and working with our  2017, 2018 and 2019 couples who have chosen Drangan Video to film their special day.

Best Wishes from Eamon Mairead and family.