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Weddings in Ireland on a Budget

Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or further afield the cost of planning a wedding can be a point of stress for many couples. At a time when you should be feeling excited and happy you may sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the ever-mounting costs. Having spoken to many couples over the years whilst planning the approach of their wedding video, I have been lucky enough to pick up some really fabulous money saving tips, which I am going to share with you today.

Wedding planning on a budget
Choose your timing wisely

For those of you who really don’t mind what time of the week you get married, there’s a lot to be said for off-peak times. Mid-week weddings in Ireland can give you some superb savings and most venues will throw in some extras free of charge when business is quiet. By choosing a mid-week wedding date you can be assured you will make significant savings. Also, we’re seeing more and more couples opting for the months stretching from autumn to late spring when once again the costs are significantly lower. Avoiding holidays such as Valentines Day, the Christmas season and Bank Holidays will also allow you a bit more leeway with budgeting.

DIY Weddings

Think about all the things you need for the perfect wedding. Now think about how much of this you may be able to do yourself. Rope in artistic friends to work on wedding stationery design and floral decorations and consider making some homemade treats that can be used as wedding favours.

Weddings in Kilkenny
Dressing the Wedding Party

Every wedding party is unique, some will have up to 20 people at the top table, others will opt for a low-key affair with just a Best Man and Maid of Honour. This choice is entirely down to the couple. However, if you’re facing rising costs when dressing the bridal party, it may be an idea to start looking online or at high street retailers as opposed to bridal specialists. Some of our high street stores in Ireland now offer incredible value on clothing for both men and women that would like absolutely wonderful on the day. Also check out eBay and other online marketplaces for clothing, footwear and accessories.

Keep it online

Going digital with your wedding stationery can be a real cost saver when it comes to planning your wedding. We are now talking to many brides and grooms who opt to send invites via email or through social media. This option may not be for everyone but can really make a difference to your budget and really won’t have any impact on the big day itself.

Wedding planning in Tipperary
Ask!

Never be afraid to ask for a discount, you can be assured that your chosen venue has more than covered their costs with the initial quote and there will be room for negotiation in some way. If the venue is unable to give you a better price then ask for extras to be included at no extra cost. Corkage, bar extension, drinks for the toast and evening nibbles may be just some of the items they may be able to accommodate you with.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who is affordable, professional and well respected, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Available to travel nationwide at all times of the year, you can be assured of a service that is delivered to the highest standards and impeccable customer service.

Autumn Weddings in Ireland

When it comes to saying goodbye to the summer months, it’s not too difficult when we have some fabulous autumn weddings lined up! Autumn is a magical time of year when we can still enjoy the outdoors without totally wrapping up against the elements. In Ireland particularly, we can never be too sure of the weather, however, autumn seems to be one of our more stable seasons and we generally get the weather that is expected for this time of the year.

Autum Weddings  In Kilkenny

As a videographer, I absolutely love the autumn backdrop and find many likeminded Irish brides and grooms have chosen to celebrate their nuptials during this wonderful season.

This autumn we have been booked to provide wedding videography for a number of weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford as well as other counties throughout Ireland. It is with this in mind that I would like to share with you some of my favourite spots in these areas.

Wedding Videos in Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford.
Kilkenny

Kilkenny is a wonderful spot to celebrate your autumn wedding and boasts a wealth of scenic locations that are just perfect for your wedding videos and photographs. Some of the views overlooking Kilkenny Castle from Wind Gap are simply breath-taking and I can also recommend Kilkenny Castle Park itself with it’s giant oak trees a magnificent autumnal bronze at this time of year. If you’re contemplating an autumn wedding in Kilkenny have a look at the list below for some other sweet wedding videography locations that turn a magnificent umber in the autumn months:

• The Weir at Kells, Co. Kilkenny
• Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
• The Canal Walk in Kilkenny City

Autum Wedding In Waterford

 

Tipperary

This autumn, I have the pleasure of filming 3 weddings in Tipperary. Without doubt this is one of my favourite locations to shoot at this time of year and it’s absolutely perfect for those of you who wish to include the outdoors in your wedding video.

One of my personal favourite locations is at St. Patricks Well near Clonmel, an absolutely breath-taking location in the autumn months and superb as a backdrop for both wedding photographs and videos.

Some other autumn favourites in Tipperary include:

• The banks of Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary
• The grounds of Kilshane House
• Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Autum Wedding Photo Tipperary

 

Waterford

Waterford, the location of choice for many of our brides and grooms this year! Always a frontrunner in the most popular locations for weddings in Ireland, Waterford boasts an abundance of colour drenched scenic spots during the autumn months.

• The banks of the River Blackwater
• Backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains
• Curraghmore House and Gardens
If autumn 2017 is anything like it was last year, we can hope to see the leaves on the trees right up to the cusp of winter, giving couples up and down the country that little bit of extra colour on their wedding day.

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Eamon

The perfect places for your wedding video in Waterford

Here at Drangan Video we are blessed many times a year with the opportunity to travel to Waterford to film couples as they make their vows to one another. This year has been no different; in fact we have had more trips so far this year than all of 2016. Waterford is a wonderful city, situated in a breathtakingly beautiful county with so much to offer to couples from all walks of life.

Are you planning on getting married in Waterford over the next couple of years? Would you like some advice on some of the most scenic locations, venues and activities? Look no further then! In this article I am going to talk about some of the county and cities most scenic locations, which will be just perfect for your wedding photos or wedding video shoot.

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Getting Married in Waterford City

For those of you who are planning to celebrate your nuptials in Waterford City, we have a host of locations for you to choose from. These locations are perfect for wedding videos or photographic shoots.

The Peoples Park

The Peoples Park in Waterford City is one of the most perfect locations for your wedding photos or video shots. This wonderfully designed park allows you to step away from the city without having to venture too far from you guests or venue. As a backdrop the park contains an eye-catching bandstand, a water fountain, hectares of green lawn and beautiful flowers, an unusual orbital monument and an old iron bridge, which gives access to the courthouse. Well worth a trip – weather permitting!

Reginalds Tower

Reginalds Tower, situated in the heart of the city, is an ideal backdrop for wedding photos and wedding videos with a difference. Should you wish to have photographs taken inside or on the roof, please ensure you have organised this in advance and obtained any permissions required.

Getting Married in Waterford County.
If you’re planning a trip to the countryside on your wedding day, you are in for a real treat. Take a look at some of the locations listed below and know that wherever you choose you can be assured of a warm welcome and the most wonderful scenery.

Scenic wedding locations Waterford
Tramore Beach

One of my very favourite spots to film a bride and groom! If you’re lucky with the weather and fancy being a little adventurous, you really can’t go wrong with a trip to the beach to capture the magic of your big day!

Waterford Copper Coast

We’ll stay on the coast for this one. As well as Tramore, Waterford offers a whole coastline of wonderful inlets and bays, which make spectacular backdrops for wedding videos and photos. Maybe take a trip in advance and shortlist a few locations, which might suit you?

Woodstock House and Gardens

Filled with beautiful natural arched walkways and expertly landscaped gardens, Woodstock is one of Waterford’s hidden gems. Definitely worth a trip if you’re in the area and a wonderful place to capture some of the moments of your wedding day.

I could write this article for days, there are so many options for scenic videos and photos in Waterford, for now I’ll stop here and allow you to visit these fabulous locations to make up your own minds. If you are planning a wedding in Waterford city or county and would like to capture your big day on video, please do get in touch with myself (Eamon) here at Drangan Video and I will work tirelessly to ensure you are delighted with the results.

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Eamon.

Weddings In Waterford

For those of you who may have recently become engaged and are looking forward to planning your wedding in Waterford, I hope you find this article helpful. As a professional wedding videographer, I have had the pleasure of traveling all over this wonderful county for weddings of all sizes and can truly see why so many Irish brides and grooms choose Waterford as their wedding destination. We are also seeing many bridal parties from outside Ireland now travelling to this unique location to celebrate their big day. Everything you need for the perfect wedding can be sourced either in the city or county and what a range of spectacular venues you have to choose from! In this blog post I am going to guide you through some of my personal favourites, some wedding reception venues, a few ceremony venues and some scenic locations in which to get some memorable video and photographs.

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Wedding Reception Venues and Civil Ceremony Venues in Waterford

Waterford city and county offers a range of wonderful reception destinations to suit all tastes. Whether you are looking for an historical building that has a tale to tell or modern elegance with a twist. See some of my personal favourites listed below:

In the county

• Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort
A wonderful 18th century mansion situated on a private estate in Faithlegg, Co. Waterford. This luxurious destination also caters for civil and commitment ceremonies throughout the year.
• Waterford Castle Resort
Situated on ‘The Island’, Waterford Castle is a unique location in which to celebrate your vows. This hotel also plays host to civil ceremonies and offers a 310-acre island for your guests to enjoy.

In the city

• The Granville Hotel
The Granville Hotel has long been the place for wedding receptions in Waterford City. Situated on Meagher Quay, we can personally recommend this wonderful venue.
• The Tower Hotel
As the name would suggest, you can find this welcoming hotel on the quays in Waterford situated right across from Reginald’s Tower. With 132 bedrooms this is the perfect place to host all of your guests.

Wedding Locations In Waterford

Scenic Locations in Waterford for your Wedding Video & Photographs

Waterford city and county boasts some of the most picturesque locations in the country, perfect for those memorable shots and video snippets on your big day. It’s been a tough task to list all of Drangan Video’s personal favourites as there are just so many to choose from, but here are my top 3. I would love to hear from you if you have others you think we should check out.

• Curraghmore House and Gardens
Whether you are looking for formal gardens, woodlands or a dramatic backdrop of a Victorian mansion Curraghmore House is the ideal location for a scenic wedding video or photo shoot.
• Tramore Beach and Cliffs
If you are lucky enough to have the Irish weather on your side, then a trip to Tramore will definitely provide you with a breath-taking backdrop for your wedding video or photography.
• Lismore Castle Gardens
Known to be Irelands oldest landscaped gardens, this immaculately kept location is perfect for those who want imagery that is both memorable and eye-catching. Note that the house itself is not open to the public.

I hope you have enjoyed my rundown of Waterford’s most sought after wedding venues and scenic locations and would love to hear from those of you who have experienced these first hand.

Civil Wedding Ceremony Waterford

As always, if you’re looking for a wedding videographer in the Waterford region, the team here at Drangan Video would be delighted to speak with you.

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Eamon

Orla and Adrian’s Wedding Video Memories Dungarvan

This is a lovely wedding video which I had the pleasure of shooting in Dungarvan Co. Waterford.
The wedding ceremony took place in St. Augustine’s Church Abbeyside Dungarvan you would travel the length and breath of Ireland to find a more beautiful wedding ceremony venue.

Orla and Adrian could have wished for a better day, October 21st 2016 was a beautiful day the weather was unbelievably warm and sunny.
Each year I have the pleasure of traveling to many beautiful parts of Ireland  to shoot weddings videos, Dungarvan Waterford is one of my personal favorites.
Dungarvan is a busy harbor town located at the heart of County Waterford,  It is an ideal base for any tourist wishing to tour or holiday in Ireland’s ‘Sunny South East’.

Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford
Wedding Video In Dungarvan Co.Waterford

Orla and Adrian were an amazing couple to work with, they were both so calm and relaxed  they gave me very little direction I was free to go ahead and do my own thing, my style of  recording is very laid back  allowing the couple to enjoy their big day without interruption.

My day began with a call to Orla’s parents house to  grab some footage of the ever important bridal preps, I like to remain discreet during the preps and after a little while I become invisible   to all concerned.
The video clip features some lovely shots of Orla having her make up and hair done, and the girls fussing around her like busy bees.

Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford
Drangan Video Dungarvan Waterford

After the ceremony the bridal party headed to the waterfront to rear of the church in Abbeyside, the sun was still shining it was a brilliant opportunity to record some stunning video footage on the beach.

Middleton Park Hotel Cork

The Middleton Park Hotel  is one Cork’s best wedding venues, the staff are friendly and most helpful, it is a top class hotel and one of personal favorites. Orla and Adrian enjoyed a fab wedding reception, my video coverage of the day continued up to 11pm by which time I had enough footage captured, I was already looking forward to sitting down in studio and producing this wonderful wedding film.

Thanks for taking the time to read my latest wedding  blog post, if you are in the middle of planning your wedding for 2017 or 2018 and have not yet booked a wedding videographer, please contact myself Eamon at any time for more information about our amazing HD wedding video packages.

Best Regards
Eamon

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