Here at Drangan Video we have adapted very well to recording smaller weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, smaller weddings are the new normal at least for the moment.
With Government guidelines limiting the numbers to 25 people it might be worth considering the following small wedding ideas which means you won’t lose out on having a day to remember.
From ways to make a large venue seem more intimate, to having a family style dinner with creative seating, your day can be just as enjoyable.
Having A Small Wedding In Ireland 2020/2021
The big white wedding is not for everyone or is it possible to have one at the moment, due to restrictions on numbers smaller weddings are growing in popularity as couples choose to just have their closest family and friends or loved ones. With a more intimate guest list, you can create a personal and unforgettable wedding day experience.
Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny a small wedding with less than 15 guests is sometimes referred to as a micro wedding and having 40 guests is described as having a small wedding, it’s really up to each couple what they consider to being a small or large wedding. If you’re trying to get get your head around the idea of having a small wedding, just consider the following reasons for going small.
The cost of your wedding will be much less expensive:
You will have more time with individual family members:
You can splash out more cash on your biggest priorities:
A smaller wedding will be a much more intimate celebration:
Its important to remember that by going with a small guest list doesn’t mean that everything else has to be small, why not splash out big on the dress, invites, venue and dinner.
Tips for a Planning a Small Wedding
Make sure that your not sharing your venue with another wedding:
From my experience as a wedding videographer I get feedback from lots of couples stating that they don’t want to share their wedding venue with another couple. Make it clear that you want exclusive use regardless of wedding size, having to share your wedding reception is a definite thumbs down
We’ve got some great wedding venues in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford,Cork and throughout Ireland that specialize in hosting micro weddings. These venues take pride in holding very small weddings so they’ll know exactly how to make the most of your 25 guest wedding
Only Invite Your Personal Friends and Family
You will need to be pretty rootless with the guest list, that 25 guest limit includes the couple, the celebrant, Videographer/Photographer so now you’re looking at a maximum of 20 guests. Every person that you invite to a small wedding should be someone that you are genuinely close to and is very much part of your life every day.
Do You Need A Wedding Planner for a small Wedding
Many venues offer a wedding coordinator service as part of the wedding package, with a smaller number of guests you will have less people to call upon to do certain jobs. Availing of the planner means the day will flow easier and you won’t have to worry about your wedding reception time table.
Sharing Your Wedding on Social Media Yes or No
Unplugging your wedding entails asking your guests to put away their phone cameras and focus on living in the moment. Privacy seems a bigger consideration for couples who are having a small wedding. As a wedding videographer I’ve often been asked not to share any video clips from the wedding on Facebook, Instagram or other social media sites, so don’t be afraid to ask guests or videographer to refrain from sharing on social media.
Maxamize Your Wedding Day Memories
If you really want to get married now, my advice is go for it you may need to completely change your original wedding plan forget the large formal wedding by choosing a civil ceremony in a private room at your favorite wedding venue. Whatever your wedding ends up looking like, embrace it forget about your original plan, take advantage of what you’ve got right now. So focus on all the good things, your family, close friends your good health and spend your budget on maxamizing your wedding day memories. Whatever the size of your guest list, your small wedding ideas are a brilliant place to start in creating a memorable and unforgettable wedding day.
If you are in the process of wedding planning a small wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Limerick or Waterford please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of very affordable wedding videography packages for 2021/2022.