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Having A Small Wedding In Ireland

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.

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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.

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 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.

Advantages Of Having A Small Wedding

Weddings are undergoing huge changes regarding guest numbers due to complience  with Covid restrictions, I have been videographer for many smaller weddings over the past few weeks its great to be back at work again and embracing the new wedding normal.

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My most recent couple Sinéad and James enjoyed a lovely day last weekend, it was a Kilkenny Cork match with a Tipperary connection, the father of the bride is from Tipp living in Kilkenny.  The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan church a small number of family and guests attended the ceremony embracing the new social distancing rules. The weather was fab photographer Ben Power set up up some lovely outdoor shots in and around Johns Bridge in Kilkenny City.
Sinéad & James had been planning and looking forward to their big day for for the almost two years, the plan was to have a bigger wedding but because of the new restitctions on numbers they had to go for smaller numbers. Like so many couples Sinéad & James had thought about putting off the wedding untill 2021 or 2022, they eventually decided to hold out and go ahead with the original date.
They have no regrets it was a fab wedding smaller numbers with the atmosphere  of a big wedding. Thanks Sinead & James for choosing me as your wedding videographer.

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Advantages of having a small wedding

Big weddings are quite expensive and are stressful to organize, so why not consider cutting back your guest list to just close family and a few special friends. Cutting down on numbers  means that you will save a considerable amount on your wedding reception. If you are on a tight budget this is the right option for you. You can still choose an upmarket venue with all the trimmings but without the 200 guests

Easier to organize a small wedding
The main benefits of a small celebration is stress free wedding planning, much less drama, less decisions to make. Its nice to have happy memories  of your  pre-wedding activities such as having fun and chatting with your bridesmaids and shopping for the wedding dress

Spend big on things that are important for you

Now that you have decided celebrate your special day with fewer guests you will be able to get the most from your wedding budget. Why not spend the extra  money saved on a fab wedding menu, top class wedding videographer (that would be Drangan Video) your favourite photographer or a  popular  wedding band.

Enjoy a more personal wedding celebration.
Whether you prefer finger food with drinks  or a sit down meal, a small wedding allows you to create a personal and relaxed atmosphere where you can chat and mingle with all of your guests. This allolws you to be able to enjoy your wedding celebration  and not feel stressed about trying to meet every single one of 200 guests, just sit back relax and enjoy each others company.

Larger choice of wedding venues for small weddings
If you are planning on having a large wedding  you will have a smaller choice  of venues that can host  larger groups,  if your guest numbers are small  then you will have many more options including restaurants, bars, Cafes,  wineries and outdoor venues. You will have less tables to decorate, so why not splash out on eye catching wedding centerpieces, floral arrangements and DIY projects.
Making  your own wedding invitations would be a huge task if you are inviting 200 guests.  A small  wedding  makes it easier to do DIY projects  so you can really add your creative talents to the whole event.

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If you are currently in the process of planning your dream wedding and are worried about restrictions on guest numbers, please feel free contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range wedding video packages especially tailored to suit smaller weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and countywide.