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Important Decisions when planning your Wedding

For those of you who have just gotten engaged and are looking forward to planning your big day, let us first say a very hearty congratulations to you and your loved one. In this blog post we are going to look at the very first (and most important) decisions you need to make to get the ball rolling in the right direction.

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What type of Wedding would you like?

One of the very first things you should discuss as a couple is what type of wedding you would like. Would you like to get married in a registry office, a favourite hotel, on a sandy beach in the sun or through a religious ceremony in your local church or temple? This is probably the most important decision you will make and once you have decided, then everything else is full steam ahead!

Are you going to celebrate your Engagement with a Party?

More and more couples are opting for engagement celebrations these days and we certainly agree that it’s a great way to celebrate your love and get started with the wedding planning process. Whether you opt for a low-key family affair or decide to splash out on a weekend of celebrations, how you celebrate is totally up to you. Some couples opt to share a meal with family and postpone the real celebrations for the big day. Whatever the choice you make, we’re sure you’ll have the very best time.

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Decide on Potential Wedding Dates

Not that you have celebrated your engagement and decided on the type of ceremony you would like to have, it’s time to get down to the business of deciding a date. We would recommend choosing a number of dates that would work for you; this will give you more options when booking venues. Keep in mind that a mid-week wedding will give you far more value for money and will keep the budget down considerably. Once you move into weekend or bank holiday territory you can add thousands to the cost of your day and also increase costs for guests who may want to stay at your venue of choice.

Explore a Number of Venues.

Whether you require one venue or two, it is vitally important that you start exploring your options as soon as you possibly can. Hotel and wedding venues can book up quite fast during the summer months, so if you are planning a summer wedding make sure you get planning as early as possible.

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Choosing the Bridal Party

Time to sit down and decide firstly, how many individuals will make up your bridal party.

• Bridesmaids – how many and who.
• Groomsmen – how many and who.
• Maid of Honour
• Best Man
• Paige Boy
• Flower Girl

Paige boys and flower girls are not a necessity, however if you have some special children in your life that you would like to be part of your big day, then this could be a way to make them feel incredibly special.

More important decisions:

• Put a firm budget in place.
• Plan your guest list.
• Should you find yourself busy with work or other commitments, it may be an idea to hire a wedding planner at this early stage.

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Once the big decisions have been made, you can then proceed with contacting wedding suppliers and vendors to make your special day a day to remember.

Wherever you are in the wedding planning process, the team here at Drangan Video would absolutely love to hear from you. We provide professional wedding videography services right across Ireland and will be happy to travel to your venue of choice to capture your big day.

Questions to ask a Wedding Videographer

Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more than providing the very best wedding videography services to brides and grooms right across Ireland. For over a decade now, we have had the pleasure of travelling the country and capturing the happiest moments in the lives of our customers. Over this time, our newly engaged couples have spoken to us about their main concerns and have asked us a lot of really important questions, in this article we’ll address some of the most commonly asked questions and will aim to provide you with as much information as possible.

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Should you have a question that you don’t see mentioned below, please do feel free to get in touch with us at any time.

Have you shot a Wedding Video at our Venue before?
Familiarity with a venue certainly brings its advantages and in most cases we can answer in the affirmative to this question because of our vast experience in venues across Ireland. In instances where we haven’t filmed in a location before, we will make it our priority to plan ahead and ensure we are familiar with all aspects of the venue.

What style of Videography do you offer?
Here at Drangan Video we offer both a modern and a traditional approach to videography. Our state of the art equipment allows us to capture every moment of your big day without intruding on the celebrations or those special moments. Whether you are looking for documentary style footage, a cinematic approach or indeed a mixture of both, we will be happy to accommodate your vision. Perhaps you want us to interview guests or shoot a special clip focusing on the children in your life? Whatever style you choose, the team here at Drangan will deliver in style.

Do you outsource your editing?
No, Eamon here at Drangan Video does all the editing in-house, meaning you never have to worry about the quality of your video. With the very best editing software and equipment you can be assured that no important footage will end up on the cutting room floor.

Tell us about the Equipment you use..
Eamon is constantly adding to and upgrading his videography equipment, using only the very best available on the market today. Investing in high-quality cameras and lighting has been the backbone of Drangan’s success (along with expertise of course) and we always strive to keep up to date with the very latest video technology.
Drone videography is also available for those who want a different perspective on their big day.

How many Weddings have you filmed?
Hundreds. On average, Drangan Video shoots 2-3 wedding videos per week, each of them unique in their own special way. Should you wish to read testimonials from our clients, please pop over to our testimonials page for further information. We are also happy to provide references and provide samples of our work.

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To speak with us about your wedding video, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at any time that suits you. He will be happy to provide you with a number of options that fit within your budget and answer any further questions you may have.

Drangan Video offers wedding videography services right across Ireland, so whether you are based in Kilkenny, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary or Dublin we would love to hear from you.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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