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Wedding Survey Results 2012


Here are the the results of a recent Wedding Survey on the average cost of Irish Weddings. It makes interesting reading for brides in Tipperary and Munster brides who are planning a wedding for 2012 and 2013.

Irish Wedding Survey 2012

Almost 1,350 brides and grooms were surveyed in detail which makes this Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive wedding survey to date. Mrs2Be.ie also estimates that the Irish Wedding industry is currently worth between €500 million and €1 billion annually!

What couple’s spent on their wedding in 2011

2011

2010

% Change

Ceremony Venue (including donations)

€378

€461

-18%

Reception Venue

€9,905

€9,751

2%

Reception Band

€1,753

€1,762

0%

Reception DJ

€383

€384

0%

Photographer

€1,489

€1,632

-9%

Videographer

€975

€1,071

-9%

Wedding Planner / Coordinator

€1,100

€1,150

-4%

Wedding Dress

€1,290

€1,329

-3%

Bridal Party Attire

€965

€970

-1%

Wedding Jewellery

€605

€618

-2%

Beauty / Hair and Makeup

€402

€428

-6%

Florist / Décor

€630

€613

3%

Invitations / Other Stationery

€290

€351

-17%

Wedding Cake

€340

€329

3%

Ceremony Musicians / Singers

€369

€419

-12%

Wedding Day Transportation

€466

€427

9%

Wedding Favours

€204

€210

-3%

Wedding Accessories / Candles

€157

€204

-23%

Miscellaneous Costs

€997

€1,320

-24%

The Honeymoon

€4,362

€5,506

-21%

Total Wedding Cost (including honeymoon)

€27,060

€28,935

-6%

Excluding honeymoon

€22,698

€23,429

-3%

The Mrs2be.ie Wedding Survey also lists several other interesting findings for 2012 ; 

  • 9 out of 10 engaged couples say that their wedding plans have somehow been affected by the tough economic conditions. It looks as if conditions have worsened recently as 7 out of 10 couples who got married in 2011 said they had been affected by the recession
  • Overall cost of a wedding (excluding the honeymoon) has fallen from €23.4k in 2010 to €22.7k in 2011.
  • Last year’s Irish Wedding Survey 2011 predicted a fall in budgets for 2012 (engaged brides were asked to provide a total cost for their upcoming weddings). The cost looks set to fall again in 2013 and beyond.
  • December is by far the most popular month to get engaged. Just under 1 in 4 of all engagements happen in this one month. August is the second most popular month, but it is closely followed by October and September.
  • Engagements are longer now than they were a few years back. More than 1 in 5 couples are now engaged for more than 2 years before tying the knot.
  • Online wedding communities such as mrs2be.ie continue to be a hugely popular resource for helping couples to source and research their ideal suppliers for their weddings. This trend is continuing on an upward climb.
  • Couples who got married in 2011 have indicated that were more influenced by quality but price also played a major role when it came to deciding between wedding suppliers and venues. For couples who are still engaged, the new emphasis is actually on price.
  • The choice of reception venue and the photographer receive the highest spend priority during the planning. These are closely followed by the wedding dress and the band to play at the evening reception.
  • In terms of what DIY projects couples undertake; favours, stationery, accessories and providing transportation on the day are the most popular. The wedding dress is the item least likely to undergo the DIY treatment. The DIY trend is still huge.
  • Average guest numbers who were present for the full sit down meal were between 101 and 150.
  • 2011 saw a large increase in couples using web technologies to help plan their wedding. Almost half of the couples surveyed indicated that they encouraged RSVPs via email which represents a 25% increase since 2010.
  • Whoever said that social media is a waste of time? 28% of couples who got married in 2011 indicated that they sourced some of their suppliers directly through Facebook and Twitter. This is a sizeable increase from a figure of just 10% in the previous year. For engaged couples yet to marry, 37% indicated that they are using Facebook and Twitter to source some of their suppliers.
  • There has been a notable increase in the number of wedding receptions being held in restaurants (3.4% in 2011 compared to 1% in 2010).

As a Wedding Videographer in Tipperary I am happy to see that my Top Wedding Video Package is on a par with the price quoted in the 2012 Wedding survey. The best advice for planning your Wedding in Tipperary is to shop around for the best value for your money, which may not be the lowest price. The Wedding Video Packages that are offered by Drangan Video are all-in prices with no extra hidden costs. So the message is value for money and settle for nothing less than a full time, professional Tipperary Wedding Videographer. I record,edit and produce all my own work which will mean consistent quality and an indivdual and special style for your Wedding Video.

Wedding in Moyglass, Fethard, Tipperary

This is a clip from a recent Wedding Video in Tipperary, it is that of Declan Ryan from Moyglass and Helena Johson from Laffinsbridge, Killenaule Co Tipperary. Wedding Video coverage of the Brides House and the Grooms House is something that I include at no extra exspence that is if both houses are near each other. Declan & Helena opted for my Diamond Wedding video Package which provides full coverage of the day.

The Wedding ceremony took place in Moyglass Church and was celebrated by Fr. Joe Walsh who is a native of Fethard, he a much sough after Wedding Celebrant by Brides In Cashel, Fethard, Clonmel and Brides in Thurles. He is a lovely friendly and witty guy and always adds a special and personal toutch to any Wedding Ceremony.

Hotel Minella Clonmel was the Reception Venue it is the number one Wedding Reception Venue in Tipperary and in Munster. Wedding Videographers in Munster are well aquinted with this fantastic Tipperary Four Star Hotel. Helena and Declan were a great couple to work with, it was a very happy Wedding Day. I am very happy with the final wedding Film Production in fact I have also included this clip on the wedding sample Page.

Please check out the Diamond Wedding Package on the Wedding Page it is wonderfull value for money and is the most popular choice by Tipperary Brides, Brides in Cashel, and Brides in Thurles. Wishing Helena & Declan all the very best for the future it was an honor to have been asked to record their special day.

Wedding In Coolagh Church Callan, Kilkenny

Barbara Hennessy and Brian Phelan were married in Coolagh Church, Callan Co. Kilkenny.  I am heavely booked for Weddings in Kilkenny during 2012. Brides in Kilkenny are spoiled for choice when it comes to organizeing their Wedding in Kilkenny which is known as the Marble City. Kilkenny City and County offers a huge amount of  lovely Church Wedding Settings and a fantastic range of top class Hotel Wedding Venues.

This is a lovely clip from their Wedding Day Video Barbars & Brian requested the clip to be shared on facebook and twitter which is a nice idea and a great way to share your special day with friends and relitives who are living in other parts of the world. The Wedding Video coverage began at Coolagh Church which is a 10min drive from Barbara’s home in Callan, Kilkenny. They were blessed with a lovely sunny day which is always a bonus for Weddings in Ireland.

We stopped off at kilkenny castle for the Wedding Photo session and it was a great opportunity to record some quality Video Footage. Barbara & Brien had their Wedding reception in Langtons Hotel Kilkenny whih is a Super Wedding venue in Kilkenny.

Weddings at Langtons

The four star Langton House Hotel offers unparalleled service to every Bride, Groom & their guests. Endeavouring that from the moment you arrive until all the last guests have departed, they will ensure you special day will be one to remember.

Langtons Ballroom, a spectacular room, boasting 20ft ceilings, ornate cornicing and hand painted silk wallpaper, this room is the delight of any bride. Self-contained with its own private bar, access to a unique garden bar and private conservatory, The Langton Ballroom is suitable for any wedding size.

Barbara & Brien were a fab couple to work with, very relaxed and easy going I would like to wish them all the very best for the future.  I have recently added an extra Wedding Package to my list for 2012 The Bronze Wedding Video Packadge covers from the Brie’s House up to and when the couple sit down to eat their Wedding Dinner. It is priced @ € 650 for local weddings In Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cashel, Clonmel and Waterford.

Wedding Video in Fethard

This is a local Wedding Video which i recorded recently, Julieann Smyth and Paul Gahan were married in the Church of the Holy Trinity Fethard, Co. Tipperary. The day began with Julieann getting ready at her Parent’s house which is situated between Cloneen and Fethard.

The village of Fethard is remarkable for having been heavily fortified and completely surrounded by village walls as part of Edward I’s policy of establishing fortified market village’s. The village walls rise to a height of 25 feet (7.6 m) and can still be seen today. Most of the circuit survives, making Fethard the most complete medieval circuit in Ireland. Knockelly Castle, a well fortified tower house is one of many historical buildings in the area. The village is also internationally known in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry as the home of Coolmore Stud. There are also a number of horse-training stables in Fethard, notably that of Michael “Mouse” Morris, at Everardsgrange. McCarthy’s Hotel is noted as a place to meet celebrities and this is where I cough up with Paul and the boys about an hour before the wedding, McCarthy’s Pub is right across from the Church and is an ideal spot for a pint or two before the big moment.

After the ceremony we stopped off at St. Patrick’s Well, Clonmel for some Wedding Photos and Wedding Video Footage. St. Patrick’s Well is a popular choice by Brides in Tipperary and Cashel Brides for their photo shoot.

Julieann & Paul had their Wedding Reception in one of  Tipperary’s Newest Hotels. Ideally located off the main Dublin to Cork road M8, 5 minutes from Clonmel town and a short stroll from the convenient retail park and shops. Wedding Videographers in Tipperary are well aquinted with The Park Hotel Clonmel it is one of the most popular Wedding Venues in Tipperary, and has its own dedicated Tipperary Wedding Planner.

As a Wedding Videographer in Munster I cover quite a number of counties each year but I must say that local  Tipperary weddings are always that little bit extra special for me, I have known Julieann & Paul for a good number of years. It was a great honour to have been asked to record their Wedding Day in Fethard which is also my local Town. Wishing Julieann & Paul all the very best for the future.

Tips On Wedding Cars for Tipperary Brides

Here are a few tips for Brides In Tipperary and all Munster Brides :  Choosing the ideal Wedding Car.

Wedding Transport Advice

One of the most important services you need during your wedding In Tipperary is your mode of transportation. You need to choose a vehicle that would fit you and your parents. A wedding vehicle should also have enough room for you to move around in, so you can adjust your dress and keep it wrinkle-free. You want to step out of the car with beautiful hair, make-up and a dress free from stains or wrinkles.

Know What Type of Car You Like

Car Hire Companies In Tipperary and Minster know that every couple has different tastes. So, they offer a wide selection of wedding cars for you to choose from. You can be traditional by riding a classic, vintage car. You can also add some quirk to your wedding by arriving in a VW beetle. If you have always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, you can choose to ride a horse-drawn carriage. If you’re on a small budget, you can always choose your own car or a car of a friend or family member. All you need to do is jazz it up by having it cleaned, polished and adorned with a ribbon and some flowers. If you’re having a non-traditional wedding, like a beach wedding, you could arrive in a speedboat or a decorated canoe. If you’re on the wild side,why not ride a Harley Davidson?

Take Your Budget into Consideration  

Remember to choose a car that’s within your budget. If money isn’t a problem, you can rent a luxury car.  If you’re considering getting a limousine, you could save money by not availing of its additional services. The limousine is not only classy but also a practical choice  if you’re going to the wedding venue with a big group.

Whatever your choice of vehicle is, make sure it’s something you’re comfortable in and something you would like to remember for years to come.  Brides In Tipperary and Munster will have a huge choice of Wedding Cars to choose from, the best advice is to shop around and of coarse word of mouth recommendations are are always reliable.