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Shopping For A Wedding Videographer

Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for a wedding videographer to make  sure your entire experience  with the finished production is as good as it can be.  Over the past 20years Drangan Video has been lucky to have worked with so many amazing  couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and up and down the country, in this blog post we are happy to share the typical questions that we receive  regarding our services.

Kilkenny couple busy with wedding planning

Shopping for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny

 
What is the style of the finished product
Music Driven / Montage  described  as a music video style,  we use very little  natural audio from the day,  all video captions are overlaid with music. This would suit couples who are working on a tight budget, or simply don’t like hearing the sound of their own voices, it has been requested from time to time and is a nice memory of the day.

Dialog Driven Wedding Film
This is one of our most requested wedding film styles, finding natural audio clips from the day, using real toasts, the wedding vows and general audio from the full day to form a unique wedding story.  It requires more skill and time its one of our more up market packages, judging by feedback from our customers its worth the extra spend.
Some videographers like using very short clips fast style with upbeat music,  others edit with a slow dreamy style while paying great attention to color grading.  Each videographer will have their own natural default production style.  My style  certainly dose focus on the couples personality and is dialog driven,  when you view Drangan Video films, you will see the couples personality shining through.

Outdoor Wedding Video in Kilkenny

So ask what is your Style of  Videography?
Don’t be afraid to ask your videographer this question, It will help you understand what to expect from your wedding film. My style has always been a journalistic approach  allowing  for more non intrusive free flowing wedding day. I get some shots with imperfect lighting and unusual angles, for couples and guests who prefer been filmed from a distance  this would be their perfect choice of wedding videography.

Who will be filming your wedding.
Here at Drangan Video all our weddings are shot and edited by Eamon, if an extra videographer is required that can be arranged.  A good personality is important especially for a wedding videographer are you comfortable dealing with them, are they good to be around on the day and do your other vendors feel comfortable working with them on the day.
Try to talk with your proposed  videographer to make sure that you are comfortable with him/her, Photographers have  told me stories about  videographers who were trying to take control of the photo shoot and not working in harmony during the photo call, all that tension will have a negative impact on the Bridal Party and families.  Most videographers can produce good results when conditions are perfect, but professionals produce great results  even when things are not going as planned, the weather can be unpredictable here in Kilkenny So we always need to have a plan B

Can you tell me about your wedding video experience
You will want your wedding videographer to have many years of experience, the longer they have been shooting weddings the more they have learned  and will be able to handle any unexpected  situation that may pop up.

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Have you filmed at this wedding venue before?
If  your videographer has filmed at the venue before, they will  know all the best places for the best shots, they will  know  the management and staff which  helps to keep everyone happy and smiling.

Have you worked with my photographer before
This is a very important question to ask your videographer, also ask your photographer the same question. If the photographer and videographer aren’t able to work smoothly together, it is going to affect your photos and video and your personal mood.  An experienced  videographer will be willing to adapt their style to blend in with the photographer.

The Final Product
The final product that your wedding videographer is offering can be confusing  the reason is because we all offer different packages, getting your head around the following  buzz words is important FacebookTeaser/Sneak Preview/Trailer/Instagram Highlights, These are similar names for  the same product.  Our  short edit films are usually between 1 minute and 5 minutes duration on Instagram, they are the films that our couples would have watched when checking out our work. We like to keep it simple yet producing high quality wedding videos ( Stylistic documentary Edits)

Delivery Format DVD, Blu-Ray, USB, Online
We deliver DVD, Blu-Ray, USB Drives and online more and more videographers  do not deliver these formats  but  more experienced videographers will still offer these delivery options. All our highlight films are delivered online in addition to physical delivery.

When will I get the final product
You will have to decide whether a faster delivery, or a top quality wedding film is more important to you,  a faster delivery usually will mean less quality  but a longer time frame doesn’t always guarantee  a better video, our turnaround on delivery is normally 4months.

 How much do you cost
A wedding video can cost anything from as little as €600 right up to €3,000 you can spend as much or as little as you want.  Wedding videography  is a creative talent and because of that the price gap can vary  dramatically.  A well established seasoned videographer is going to be at least as expensive as your photographer.  Our top video package @ €1200  provides coverage of the full day from morning preps up to 11pm in the evening.

Should I  take the risk of hiring someone with little experience.
 You can’t do a re-run of your wedding day,  you won’t  get a second chance with the video. A highly experienced, skilled videographer will capture a wedding in ways that a budget videographer simply can’t,  when you enter the church to see your groom, you want to remember his face, and not the clumsy  videographer who has setup his tripod in the center aisle. You don’t want an award looking camera man appearing in every wedding photo. Novice  videographers are more likely not to have a backup plan when cameras, recorder, cards or hard drives fail. Low budget  always means low quality product, and you’ll never get second chance for your wedding DVD.

If you are searching for a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny, Tipperary or any other county, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy chat to you about our range os affordable wedding video packages for 2021 and 2022.

Fab Wedding Video Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

One of the perks of been a wedding videographer in Kilkenny is the large choice of wedding venues that the city has to offer, all of them are top class locations and most are situated in kilkenny city.
In this weeks Drangan Video blog post we are featuring the wedding of Pam and Sean Dando who were married in Langtons Hotel  they were one of the lucky Irish couples to get married before the covid lock-down in March 2020.

Langton House Hotel Kilkenny

Langtons  provide a state of the art  wedding service  and have been listed as the top  rated Wedding Venue in Leinster, Langton House Hotel has acquired numerous  awards in many different areas of hospitality. The central  location allows  guests  access to  river walks, Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House, St Canice’s Cathedral,  and all the high street shops that the Marbel City has to offer.

Sean and Pam’s Wedding Video Story

The story begins with Pam and her bridal party getting ready in Pam’s parents house in lower Conahy Kilkenny best known in local GAA circles as the home of the famous Conahy Shamrocks hurling club. It was a brave move for me as a Tipperary supporter making  my way over the county border to record another Kilkenny wedding.
Pam’s bridal preps look great on video, lots of special moments with Pam her Mum & Dad and not forgetting the star of the film little flower girl Isla, who was not in no way camera shy, Pam’s mum lending a hand with the wedding dress is one of my favorite highlights from the morning preps.

Pam & Sean in Langtons Kilkenny

Wedding Ceremony In Langtons  Set Theatre

The hotel  has so much to offer for a memorable wedding day exsperience  the vibrant  colors combined with  expensive  décor are the perfect  setting  for a wedding day to remember.
Sean and his Groomsmen arrived with time to spare for the 2:30pm ceremony in the wonderful Set Theatre in Langtons, it was an opportunity to capture video footage of the pe ceremony preparations including family shots with Sean and his family. The ceremony was discreetly captured with two video cameras the full ceremony was included in the final video edit.

Wedding Bridal Party In Langtons Hotel

Pam and Sean were a dream couple to work with, both so easy going  relaxed and down to earth, thanks to them for choosing Drangan Video as their preferred choice for videography. They have kindly allowed their wedding film to be shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Virtual Wedding Events with Drangan Video

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services in Tipperary, Kilkenny and across Ireland for weddings of all faiths and none. Our 25 years of experience means we are well equipped to deal with all circumstances and our investment in state of the art equipment allows us to offer unique solutions to our brides and grooms.

Have you had to reduce guest numbers in attendance at your wedding due to social distancing guidelines or government advice? This has been an issue for many couples across Ireland; so let us assure you, you are not alone on this.

Drangan Video wedding films in  kilkenny

For the duration of the pandemic and perhaps for many months into the future, there will be certain social distancing guidelines that may mean not everyone can attend your big day. It is with this in mind that the team here at Drangan Video have developed state of the art streaming capabilities so that you can share your big day with anyone who has an internet connection. Our videographers will capture your big day in all its glory and provide you with a link to share with family and friends who may be living abroad or in the vulnerable category.

To learn more about our wedding videography services, live streaming of your wedding and our incredible drone footage that comes free with every booking, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. We are available to travel nationwide at absolutely no extra cost to you and are always on hand to offer advice.

Should We Have A Big Or Small Wedding

Here at Drangan Video we are all set for a return next week to shooting wedding videos in Tipperary Kilkenny and up and down the country, cameras and equipment have been checked out making sure that batteries and sound recording equipment are in perfect condition for our busy Autumn wedding  schedule.
We have been chatting with lots  couples over the past six weeks regarding wedding planning post covid lockdown, the question of should we have a big or small wedding is a popular topic.

Kilkenny Bride

Should  we have a big or small wedding

When married couples  hear  that a friend  has popped the question and are are in the process of wedding planning  they smile knowingly about all the hard work that is ahead of them. Planning  a wedding is very exciting  but very hard work, just deciding  on the dress you have to think about whether you want the most modern  design or a more traditional wedding dress,  and then  the big question are you going to splash out on a big wedding  or a smaller  more personal celebration with families and very close friends.

Small weddings work well  because you’ll have  more time with  family and friends  you won’t have to greet 250 guests outside the church door which can take an hour from your day,  instead you can mingle with individual  guests at different times during the day at the reception venue. This is worth thinking  about because having   guests are why you wanted to have a wedding in the first place  you wanted  to share the most important day in your life with the people you love. But If you want to invite  lots of people  the  big wedding is the the way to go, you can invite who want and  don’t have to spend hours  looking   at the guest lists  wondering  how you can possibly cut it down.  Everyone can dance a lot at a big gathering  this is a really good reason for having a big wedding if dancing is something that matters a lot to you.

Weddings In Tipperary

Many  couples are comfortable  with a small wedding because they can have it at a venue like a restaurant where  everyone can sit down  chill and eat.  If you are having  70 people or less  say closer to 30, that amount of people might look lost  in a huge venue, It may seem like you have almost no one there which would be disappointing  considering all time and effort put  into planning your big day

 You’ll want to remember your big day.

Here at Drangan Video So many of our couples remark about how the whole is  a blur, they enjoyed their wedding day but they can’t pick out any special moments  from it. That’s not exactly what you want, one  advantage  of a small wedding is that you can relax and enjoy the whole experience  instead of being distracted by so many guests around you all day.

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Believe  it or not the job of creating a smaller guest list can be pretty stressful, differing  opinions  can crop up between the bride and groom, each of whom may have small or large families or huge circles of friends who they are  having trouble trimming  down. Big weddings are good for avoiding  arguments about the guest list, you’ll know that you’re both inviting as many people as you want to, anway  who wants to chawing the rag  while planning the most special day in your life

A Small Wedding Could Make People Unhappy

A small wedding could upset people in your life,  friends and family members may not understand your reason  for having  a smaller, more intimate gathering  you may find yourself answering  questions as to why certain people were omitted from the guest list, that doesn’t sound like a good position to be in.
The real question is, what kind of wedding do you really want ?  What is your gut feeling ?  There is for and against  big and small weddings our advice is to go  what your heart is telling you.

If you are recently engaged and are looking for a professional wedding videographer why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding video packages for 2020/2021. We provide wedding videography for large or small weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick and all other counties

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Drangan Video provides wedding videography services for couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick and further afield. Our state of the art wedding videos have long been a favourite with brides and grooms right across Ireland and we work hard to ensure we adapt to all situations.

Engagement Checklist

If you and your loved one have recently become engaged, let us first extend a hearty congratulations from all the team here at Drangan Video. Now that you have popped the question or said ‘yes’, it’s time to get the wheels in motion and start planning your big day. Planning a wedding can be a most wonderful experience, so it’s important to try to reduce any stress and enjoy every moment. It is with this in mind that we have put together a checklist for you to follow as you start your journey into married life.

Choosing a venue and settling on a date:
One of the very first things you need to do when planning for your big day is choosing a date. For many couples this will go hand in hand with choosing a venue. Make a shortlist of venues that you want to speak with or arrange a viewing for and have an idea of the dates you would like prior to meeting with them. If your favourite venue is not available on the date you would like, then you still have the opportunity to move things around.

Booking the Ceremony:
If you are planning on having the ceremony and the reception in two different venues, it is important that you move fast to ensure you secure availability on the same date. Most venues will be flexible with dates until you sign your contract, so work closely with both the reception venue and the ceremony venue until you have both locations secured.

Choosing your Bridal/Grooms Party:
If you have decided to have a best man and maid of honour, it’s important that you ask them as early in the process as possible. Any bridesmaids, groomsmen, paige boys and flower girls should also be notified as early as possible to ensure these special people are available on your big day.

Booking Suppliers:
Here’s a quick overview of the some of the vendors and services you may require for your big day:

• Videographers (Drangan Video of course!),
• Photographer,
• Celebrant or priest if you are having a religious ceremony,
• Car hire,
• Florists,
• Catering,
• Wedding favours,
• Hair stylists,
• Bridal wear,
• Grooms wear,
• Musicians for the ceremony and reception,
• DJ,
• Entertainment for children and adults,
• Photo booth,
• Makeup artist,
• Hen and stag night venues and entertainment or caterers,
• Accommodation for guests,
• Wedding attire for the bridal and grooms party,
• Gifts for parents/bride/groom/top table,
• Jewellers for wedding rings.

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Use the list above to make your own planning schedule. Once you have the date secured with the venues you have chosen, you can then begin to request quotes from the above mentioned wedding suppliers.

Drangan Video provide professional wedding videography services to couples right across Ireland. Whilst the majority of our brides and grooms are situated in the Kilkenny and Tipperary area we are very happy to travel anywhere in the country at absolutely no extra charge to you. Should you wish to see samples of our work, please get in touch with Eamon and he will send you all the information you require to feel secure about dealing with our professional team.

Ned and Fiorella’s Wedding Video In Kilkenny

In this week’s wedding blog post I’m delighted and proud  to be sharing  Ned and Fiorella’s wedding video highlights.
The ceremony took place in St. Patrick’s Church, followed by a wonderful  wedding reception in the Spring Hill Court Hotel Kilkenny.

As a Kilkenny/Tipperary based wedding videographer its great to be covering so many local weddings in Kilkenny,  Ned and Fiorell’s story begins with a call to Ned’s parents house in Mullinahone Co. Tipperary, it was a beautiful calm sunny day  ideal for capturing stunning drone video footage.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

The luxurious five star Lyrath Estate Kilkenny was my next stop to capture the fun and excitement  of  Fiorella and the girls preparing for the big day, we also returned to the venue in the afternoon for the  photoshoot.

After the ceremony in St. Patricks Church  the Bridal Party and familes made their way across the road to St. Kieran’s College for photos, the Collegue is marked in history as been  oldest Catholic secondary school in Ireland  the school is situated  close to the centre of Kilkenny City,  its  a beautiful location for wedding videography.

Wedding Video Kilkenny

Ned & Fiorella made a wise choice in choosing The Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny for the wedding reception  with a 40 year tradition for weddings in Kilkenny combined  with a reputation for great food and friendly staff it was an easy decision for Ned and Fiorella.

Thanks for taking time to read this wedding blog post, if you are in the process of wedding planning and are considering  hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Kilkenny or indeed any other location in Ireland please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video  who will be more  happy to discuss our range of affordable wedding videography packages for 2020/2021.