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Church Weddings in Ireland

Over the past year, we have seen an unexpected upsurge in the number of Church weddings we have been asked to provide videography services for. In this blog post we are going to talk about all the little things that make a church wedding so special and explore some of the reasons why we believe church weddings are on the increase again especially in Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Church Weddings In Kilkenny

When it comes to weddings in Ireland today, there are no hard and fast rules, which in turn means the pressure is off those who previously may not have much choice in venue or ceremony type. Now we can marry our loved ones practically anywhere we wish, whether that be in a church, a registry office, a favourite hotel or a beautiful outdoor area. For the purposes of this blog post we are going to focus on the reasons why an increased number of our brides and grooms are opting for the traditional church wedding.

• Religion: This is of course the number one reason why couples choose to get married in a Church. They may have grown up attending mass here and received the sacraments of communion and confirmation in the same parish. For most couples we speak to, they have a lifelong connection with the church they choose and this makes their day even more special.
• Family Tradition: In a number of instances we have spoken to brides and grooms who are carrying on a family tradition by marrying in the same church as their parents or grandparents. This continuation of tradition is a mark of respect and gratitude to family as well as their own personal choice.
• Ambience: In some cases we have spoke to brides and grooms who have chosen to get married in their local church simply because they love the building and the ambience it provides for their special day.

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Whatever your reason for choosing a church wedding, you are sure to be supported greatly by your local parish and church community. There are few other settings where you truly know the people you’re dealing with and this greatly assists with the planning process. When you speak with your local priest and church volunteers on the lead-up to your big day, you can be assured of their full support and guidance throughout the planning stage.

If you and your loved one are hoping to get married in your local church, there are some things you will need to do first:

• Contact your local parish priest to make an appointment and notify him of your intention to marry.
• When you meet with your local parish priest you can then book your church of choice for the big day.
• The parish priest will most likely ask you to bring the following documents with you to your first meeting:
1. Baptismal certificate for both you and your partner.
2. Confirmation certificate.
3. Proof of freedom to marry (if the parish you wish to wed in is not your own parish).
• You will also need to complete a pre-marriage course within 3 months of your wedding day.

Here at Drangan Video, we love nothing more than filming weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary or up and down the country and absolutely recognise that your choice of ceremony is very personal to you and your loved ones. Whether you are getting married in a church, a hotel or any HSE registered venue, we would love to be a part of your big day.

The team here at Drangan are available to travel anywhere in the country to film your happy day and can guarantee an excellent service using the very latest video technology. All editing is completed in-house, so you can be assured that we have full control over the quality of your wedding video.

Things you might not have considered on your Wedding Day

In this blog post, we are going to address some items you may not have considered in the planning process for your big day. Already think you have everything covered? Perhaps have a read through our tips; hopefully we’ll have mentioned something you will find helpful on the day!

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1. What do I do with my engagement ring prior to the ceremony?
Did you know that it’s tradition to wear your engagement ring on your right hand on the day of the wedding? Once you have exchanged rings at the ceremony you can then move the engagement ring back to the ring finger on your left hand for the reception and celebrations.

2. Who is responsible for lifting the bride’s veil during the ceremony?
If you’re a stickler for tradition, then you have two options here. If you are being ‘given away’ or accompanied up the aisle by someone dear to you, you can have them lift your veil when you reach your intended. Alternatively, you can ask your fiancé to lift your veil when the ceremony begins.

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3. Left or right?
What sides of the aisle do the bride and groom stand? If you’re opting for a church wedding, tradition stipulates if you are standing facing the altar, the bride stands on the left and the groom on the right. It’s important to note though that you can stand wherever you like at any non-religious ceremony.

4. Can I have a catholic ceremony without the mass?
This may come as a surprise to many, but the answer is yes! Perhaps you want to shorten the time spent in church for any number of reasons. You may have family that are not religious, or you and your partner may be of different religious beliefs. This option to marry within the church without the accompanying mass is an option that not many couples are aware of. Speak to your local clergy for more information on this option.

5. Does our chosen venue allow us to take photographs during the ceremony?
It’s important that you double check with your venue about their photo policy. In most cases the church or civil ceremony venue will have no problem with photographers doing their thing during the ceremony but you could get a surprise on the day if you don’t ask in advance. Some churches may have a ‘no photo’ policy, so it’s important that you know this before finalizing your booking.
6. Disability Access
In most cases, venues across Ireland today will be fully equipped for those who may need special assistance on the day. If you or one of your guests has a wheelchair or requires alternative arrangement, it’s important to speak with your venue in advance to confirm they can be accommodated.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Drangan Video has been providing wedding videography services to couples  in Kilkenny and across Ireland for over 25 years. We take a unique approach to capturing your big day and always strive to be as un-intrusive as possible; we like to let you enjoy your day without ever having to worry about us doing our job! Using the very latest in video cameras and editing software, Drangan Video is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading wedding videography providers. We are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland at absolutely no extra cost to the bride and groom. Feel free to get in contact with Eamon here at Drangan Video  to learn more about our packages and discover why we are the perfect choice for your big day!

Civil Ceremonies v Church Weddings Making your decision

In Ireland today, we are blessed to have a wealth of options when it comes to choosing a venue for the most important day in any couples life. Whether you are religious or not, there are a several options available to you right across the country.

In this article we are going to speak about the differences between civil and church weddings in Ireland and hopefully provide you with enough information to make that all-important decision.

Civil Wedding Ceremony in Kilkenny

The main difference between a church wedding and a civil ceremony is of course religion. If as a practicing catholic, it is important to you to wed in a church, then this will no doubt be the deciding factor. When you marry in a church, you are married in the eyes of God, in a civil ceremony you are married in the eyes of the law. Both ceremonies are recognised by the state and are legally binding provided that your celebrant is recognised and registered to perform a legal ceremony.

The Church Wedding

When marrying in a church, temple or other religious building, there will be certain conventions that you will have to comply with:

• Catholic ceremonies require you to undertake a pre-marriage course prior to exchanging your vows.
• You will need to have been baptised and confirmed if marrying in a catholic church.
• If you live outside the parish you are marrying in, you will require a letter of freedom from your previous parishes to confirm you are in fact free to marry.
• Interchurch and interfaith marriages may need further permissions, so it is vital that you speak with your priest about this prior to making any arrangements.
• The bride and groom will be required to fill out a pre-nuptial form for church records. This is not state documentation and is for church use only.
• It is up to you to register the marriage.

The Civil Ceremony

• Civil ceremonies in Ireland only take place from Monday to Friday.
• There may be additional fees associated with the wedding if you wish to have the ceremony outside a registry office (in a hotel or registered venue).
• 3 Months notification is required.
• Irish legislation states that the venue must be open to the public, either a building that is used and accessible to the public or an open space.
• The registrar will register the marriage for you.

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Whether you opt for a religious or civil ceremony, knowing what is required can make a huge difference to your preparations. For a full list of legal requirements and compliance conventions, please visit the official citizens information website.

Here at Drangan Video, we love nothing more than providing wedding videography services to couples throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny and right across Ireland. Civil, religious and secular ceremonies are all wonderful ways to declare your love and we will thoroughly enjoy capturing every moment for you to enjoy for decades into the future.

Drangan Video welcomes couples from all walks of life, whether you are religious or not, regardless of gender or belief. We know that love is the most important part of every couple’s life and will do our utmost to ensure we deliver top class customer service every time.

Our Wedding videography services are available right across the country, so feel free to give us a call and we will provide you with an all-inclusive quote, we offer discounts for local weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary.