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Apps and Websites to Help Plan your Wedding

For those of you who have recently celebrated your engagement, we would like to introduce you to some of the most helpful apps and websites available for planning your big day. In today’s modern world, we are lucky to have hundreds of Apps and thousands of websites that can assist with the wedding planning process. Most of these Apps and websites are free to use, whilst some charge a nominal fee. The team here at Drangan Video are in a unique position in that we speak to Brides and Grooms from Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties  on a weekly basis, they have been kind enough to share with us, their recommendations for wedding planning tools both online and offline.

Planning a wedding in Thurles Tipperary
Pinterest

A firm favourite with all our Brides and Grooms, Pinterest is essentially a scrapbooking website where you can explore ideas for your upcoming wedding. Pinterest allows you to browse by category and view other members boards, it also allows you to add your favourite snippets of information and inspiration from any online sources.

WedPics

One of our personal favourite wedding Apps. By asking each of your guests to install the WedPics App on your big day, you will have full access to each and every photograph your guests take on their smartphones or tablets. This easy to use App is a must have addition to any wedding party.

Wedding Planning Complete

Wedding Planning Complete is available for all Android and IOS operating systems and is a superb tool for planning your big day. The App allows you to assign roles to your bridal party, share messages on Twitter and Facebook, prepare your guest list, arrange your seating plan and prepare your checklists and budget.

Tipperary bride  planning her wedding

 

Appy Couple

The Appy Couple App, allows you to send invites, upload directions, receive RSVP’s, upload maps, accommodation options and a wealth of information that will prove invaluable to your guests. This App can totally eliminate the need for physical invitations and greatly reduce your wedding stationery budget.
There are also a number of wonderful online Irish communities available for those of you who are in the throes of planning your wedding day. We can wholly recommend the following websites for invaluable information, tips, checklists, inspiration and more:

One Fab Day

Onefabday.com is a choc-a-bloc full of information and guidelines to assist you with the planning for your big day. Once you reach the site, make sure to confirm your location by selecting the flag on the top right-hand corner of the screen and selecting ‘Ireland and N.I.”.

Mrs2be

Mrs2be.ie is another fantastic online resource for all your wedding planning needs.

Hitched

Hitched.ie offers wedding planning tips, a list of nationwide vendors, informative articles and checklists to make planning for your big day as stress-free as possible.

Confetti

Confetti.ie is quite similar to Hitched, however it’s well worth visiting both websites to ensure you’re getting all the information you need.

wedding planning on pinterest

 

 

 

The above selection is just a small sample of what’s available online for your wedding planning needs. If you have a website or App that you would like to recommend, we would love to hear your thoughts.

The team here at Drangan Video provide nationwide wedding videography services and will always be available to answer any questions you may have regarding  your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny or any other county.

 

Coastal Wedding Locations in Ireland

On this wonderful island of ours we are truly blessed with some of the most magnificent coastal locations on the planet. It’s no wonder our brides and grooms regularly head to the coast to celebrate their big day! In this blog post we are going to cover some of our personal favourite coastal locations for wedding videography.

Wedding videographer Ardmore Waterford
Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Situated in the sunny southeast, Ardmore, Co. Waterford is one of our favourite places to shoot wedding videos. Ardmore is steeped in history and the cliffs, harbour and local beaches make it the perfect destination for any wedding. For those of you who love the sea air, the breeze in your hair and views that are absolutely breathtaking, we can wholly recommend Ardmore for a day to remember.

West Cork

West Cork is without doubt one of the most scenic locations in the country and we absolutely love it when we are asked to provide our wedding videography services for couples celebrating their big day in the area. From the sandy beaches at Barley Cove to the rugged cliffs of Mizen Head, West Cork offers a wealth of coastal locations for you to choose from.

Galway

Galway County has a something to offer everyone, regardless of taste or budget. This wonderful country boasts a magnificent coastline and has long been a favourite for brides and grooms up and down the country. Imagine video footage of your wedding with the Aran Islands in the distance, or high up on the sky road in Clifden with panoramic views of the bay.

Coastal wedding locations Ireland
Donegal

If you are lucky enough to be celebrating your nuptials in the windswept county of Donegal, you and your guests are in for a real treat. This county is littered with hidden bays and beaches, which are just perfect for photographers and videographers. Just last year, we were asked to video a wedding party at Ballymastocker Bay, wow! This place truly is heaven on earth. If you are flying into Donegal airport, be sure to take in the scenery, you’re in for a fantastic scenic approach. In 2017, Donegal Airport was voted the second most scenic landing on earth – a real treat for your guests as they travel to Donegal for your big day.

Co. Clare

No rundown of scenic coastal locations would be complete without mentioning the wonderful county of Clare. County Clare offers some of the best-kept beaches in Ireland and is home to some of the most popular wedding venues. If you and your loved one are getting married in County Clare, be sure to check out some of the locations below for breathtaking photography and videography opportunities:

• Lahinch
• Kilkee
• Fanore Beach
• White Strand Beach
• Doughmore Bay

Aran islands as a wedding location

Wherever you may be planning your wedding, the team here at Drangan Video would love to be a part of your big day. We can offer state of the art wedding videography, as well as our new drone videography service. Get in touch with Eamon today and feel free to ask for recommendations on scenic locations across the country.

Overcoming the Nerves before your Wedding Speech

In this wedding blog post we are offering some tips and advice on overcoming the nerves before your Wedding Speech, here at Drangan Video we have attended  our fair share of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and many other counties up and down the country, so its fair to say that we have heard  more wedding speeches than than your average Joe.
In 2013 our beautiful daughter celebrated her wedding in Langton House Hotel in Kilkenny it was a day that my wife and myself will never forget, we were looking forward to the day for so long, one of my father of the bride duties was to stand up and deliver a speech, it was an honor to stand up and talk. Traditionally, the first  speaker at an  Irish wedding is indeed the Father of the Bride, was I nervous ?  the answer is yes !!

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Delivering a speech is never an easy task, particularly if you’re not comfortable with public speaking. In this blog post we are going to explore some tips that we believe will ease your nerves and assist with the preparations. Whether you’re delivering a speech as the Best Man, the Bride, Groom or Parent, these tips will help you to remain calm, cover all the important points and leave your audience feeling all warm and fuzzy!

Most wedding speeches will be highly anticipated by all guests at the wedding, so it’s important that you put real time and effort into delivering a speech that covers all of the most important points.

Writing the Wedding Speech

Always speak aloud before you start writing! This may seem a bit strange, but once you have spoken the words out loud, you begin to formulate other ideas in a way that flows more naturally. This practice will also assist with calming any nerves you may be experiencing.

Practice your Breathing

Really? Yes, breathing comes naturally we know that, but keeping your breathing relaxed and steady during the delivery of your speech, will allow you to remain calm and speak without stuttering or getting panicked.

Ask a Friend to be your Ears

Enlist the help of a good friend to sit and listen to your speech. Choose someone who isn’t afraid to give you honest feedback, someone who will boost your confidence and give you the encouragement you need.

Make Note Cards

It’s not always necessary to write down your speech word for word, you will want to sound natural on the day and perhaps adlib a bit from time to time. Word cards with bullet points that will steer you in the right direction will work wonders. Here are some of the points you can list on your notes:

• Who to thank
• Names of everyone at the top table
• Pointers
• ‘ Tell the story about……’

Avoid too much Alcohol or Caffeine before the Speech

As tempting as it may be to indulge in some dutch courage before the speeches, it’s probably a better idea to wait until the speech has been delivered before you partake of any alcohol. Try to steer clear from too much caffeine as well, as this can bring on feelings of anxiety if you’re already feeling a little nervous.

Be Assured you are Surrounded by Friends

If you start to feel a bit anxious or nervous, know that you are surrounded by friends and family that know and love you. They don’t mind if you stumble on your words a bit or seem a bit nervous. Remember that you have probably spoken to everyone in this room already at some stage, so there are no strangers here or people that judge you.

Nerves are Good

Nerves are there to remind us that we are doing something important. Surely that’s a good thing right? All you need to do is take that first leap and the rest of the speech will follow with ease. The adrenalin you get from that first round of applause or shriek of laughter will leave you feeling full of confidence.

Wedding day speech Tipperary Groom
Practice, Practice, Practice

This should go without saying, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who don’t take this advice. Practice will help you to deliver a polished speech with ease and clarity, the more you practice, the more accomplished your delivery will become.

If you are interested in having your big day filmed  and would like to learn more about our wedding video packages, please get in touch with Eamon today and he will answer any questions you may have. Whether you are getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Dublin or Galway, we will be happy to travel to your destination to capture your big day.

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Eamon.

Ciarán and Hillary’s Wedding in Lismore Waterford

Ciarán and Hillary celebrated their wedding ceremony in St. Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore Co.Waterford, the historic cathedral is situated  on a commanding position overlooking the magnificent Lismore Castle. The  wonderful old cathedral in the heart of Lismore is still in operation today  no modern or fancy frills  in this church, just an amazing step back in time, it is one of my favorite wedding ceremony venues.

Hillary must have had a feeling  of stepping back in time when she entered the cathedral and walked up the aisle to join Ciarán,  they were both entering another chapter in the history of their lives as Mr. and Mrs. Keating.

Over the years we are fortunate to have provided wedding videography services  for countless happy couples throughout Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and up and down length and breath of Ireland.  We have already  filmed weddings in all the prime locations, they are all special in their own particular way  but none can match  beautiful Lismore in Waterford, needles to say we were thrilled when Hillary and Ciarán said yes to Drangan Video  as their preferred choice of videographer.

Wedding video in Lismore Co. Waterford

Hillary and Ciarán’s wedding day story begins with morning preparations, the video features coverage of both the boys and girls getting ready, it was the perfect beginning  to what was a perfect day.
Hillary arrived  on time for the 1pm wedding ceremony in St. Carthages’s Cathedral, she looked radiant as she walked up the long aisle with her proud Dad,  the  Autumn sunlight was casting a  welcoming light through the huge stained glass windows.
After the ceremony  the bridal party stopped off at Lismore Castle for some photos, we also got loads of great  video footage.

Weddings in Lismore Cathedral

The wedding reception took place in the Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel Cork it is beautiful  country house situated in Glanmire . The staff are so friendly and helpful , they don’t  delay on getting the show on the road the band were ready to start by 10pm.

Thanks to Ciarán and Hillary for allowing their wedding story to featured in this week’s   wedding blog, they are a lovey couple to work with we wish them every happiness for the future.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and shopping around for a wedding videographer why not get in contact with Eamon here at Drangan Video wo will be more than happy to discuss our range of HD wedding videography packages for 2018/2019.

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Eamon

Tips on planning your 2018/2019 wedding

In this wedding news blog we are taking  a look at the exciting job of wedding planning,  as a busy wedding videographer based  in Tipperary and Kilkenny I’m lucky to attended  numerous  weddings in both counties ,  thanks to all the couples past and future who have said yes to Drangan Video  for their wedding videography requirements. Talking to so many Brides and Grooms at the planning stage I have acquired a  certain knowledge  regarding  the subject of planning the happiest day of your life.
Are you the bride to be   who has dreaming  about your wedding day since childhood ?  or has the  thought never crossed your mind until Mr. right came along and swept you off your feet ?

Planning your wedding should be  happy  a happy and exciting experience  your  wedding is one of the most important days of your life . Putting together a wedding planning  check list and doing things step by step will  help to make your wedding planning and enjoyable  experience.

Wedding planning tips for your wedding in Kilkenny

For those of you who have recently gotten engaged and
are in the process of planning your wedding, we hope our checklist will give you a good foundation from which to work. Planning a wedding should be an enjoyable experience, however it can in many instances become stressful and overwhelming. By using a checklist or a diary you can eliminate quite a bit of the stress that comes with the planning process.

Whether you’re getting married in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Cork or Carlow  the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you and welcome any feedback you may have – think we’ve missed an important item from our list? Please get in touch and let us know!

1. Get organised
Invest in a good binder and set up a handy excel workbook to keep track of everything you need in one place. This may seem a bit excessive but trust us you’ll be glad you did!

2. Budget
Set a realistic budget and stick to it as closely as you can. Costs can mount quite quickly when planning a wedding so it’s in your best interests to be as firm as possible with your budget.

3. Bridal Party
Choose your bridal party and include Maid of Honour, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and any children you would like to include in the ceremony.

4. Set a date
Decide on the date of your wedding. Keep in mind that costs will rise when choosing a date that falls on a weekend or public holiday or significant date such as Valentines Day.

5. Venues
With your date set, you can now approach venues for both your ceremony and reception. Many Brides and Grooms are now opting for venues that can provide both and this is a great way to cut down on costs as well as being more convenient for you and your guests.

6. Entertainment
Once your venue is booked, it’s now time to truly get planning. Get in touch with any entertainers you wish to hear prior to making a booking. Many wedding bands and entertainers will do showcase performances where you can see them in action before making a decision.

7. Vendors
It’s now time to contact all the vendors who are going to be providing services at your wedding, this can include:
• Wedding Videographers – that’s us!
• Photographers
• Transport operators
• Caterers
• Florists
• Beauticians
• Baker
• Officiant, Priest or Registrar
• Children’s entertainment

Planning advice for your wedding in Tipperary

8. License
Don’t forget to get your license organised!

9. Clothing
Attire for the happy couple and their bridal party will need to be organised well in advance in order for any alterations to be completed. This is true whether renting or buying.

10. Accommodation
Organise accommodation for your, your guests and the bridal party. Most venues will offer a reduced rate for anyone attending the wedding and may provide complimentary accommodation for the bridal party as part of their package.

11. Invites
Give your guests a minimum of 3 months notice when sending invitations. This will give individuals time to organise childcare or time off work if required.

12. Honeymoon
Planning a honeymoon? Keep an eye out online for some great deals during the off-peak seasons.

13. Save the date
Send save the date cards at least 5 months in advance and at least 12 months if your are celebrating your nuptials abroad.

14. Transport
Organise transport for the bridal party and any elderly relatives who may have difficulty reaching the venue.

15. Beauty
Book any treatments for the bridal party and of course the mothers of the Bride and Groom.

16. Favours
If you are going to gift your guests with favours, we would always advise looking online for some great ideas and savings.
17. Guest list
Finalise your guest list and add all RSVP’s to your planner or database.
18. Menu
Speak with the venue about your menu on the day and request a tasting dinner for you and your bride or groom.

19. Rings
Now go and treat yourself to some beautiful wedding rings. Some of the best suppliers of wedding jewellery in Ireland can be found in our local towns and villages and many are happy to provide discounts to keep costs inline with online retailers.

20. Hen / stag
If you and your intended are having a hen/stag party, look for venues that are friendly and accommodate large groups. Stay away from family friendly venues and opt for hotels or guesthouses that offer all in one packages.

21. Confirmations
Get in touch with all your vendors and suppliers and confirm all details prior to your big day.

22. Table plan
Pay attention when designing your table plan, it’s trickier than it first seems!

23. Gifts
Organise gifts for the bridal party and flowers for the Mother’s or Guardians at the top table.

24. Payments
Have all your payments ready on the day. Place each amount in an envelope and ask the best man to pass these on to vendors and request a receipt on the day.

Wedding video in Kilkenny

We hope you find the above checklist useful and would love to hear from you if you’re hoping to book a wedding videographer for your big day. Whether you are based in Cork, Waterford,Tipperary or Kilkenny we will be happy to travel to your destination at no extra cost to you.

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Eamon