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Last Minute Tips for your Summer Wedding

Are you getting married this summer? Well first of all let us wish you a hearty congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! In this article we are going to go through some last minute tips and checks that will ensure everything runs smoothly on your big day.

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At the moment, it looks like the forecast ahead is pretty positive, temperatures are on the up and we’re finally starting to see some of that sunshine that evaded us for most of May and June. With that in mind, you may want to see some of our last minute tips that will ensure you and your guests remain cool, comfortable and relaxed for the duration of the ceremony and celebrations.

Extra Boutonnieres

You know those lovely button hole flowers that the bridal party wear for the day? If you are expecting soaring temperatures on the day of the wedding, then it may be a good idea to ask your florist to prepare extra to cover heat damage and withering.

Outdoor Area

If you have not already done so, it’s a good idea to contact your venue and ask them if they can provide some outdoor space for your wedding party. Whether that’s a dedicated marquee area for you and your guests or a section of the garden where guests can enjoy some fresh air in the warm evening.

Welcome Drinks

There is absolutely no doubt that your guests would be delighted to be welcomed with a cool, refreshing drink upon arrival at your venue. Ask the hotel/caterers or venue to provide a range of iced juices and fruit for the arrival of your guests.

Goodies Hamper

Whilst you may have already prepared hampers for the ladies and men’s rooms in your venues, it may be worth adding the following to your list to ensure everyone remains comfortable for the duration of the day:

1. Deodorant
2. Flip-flops
3. Face wipes
4. Insect repellent
5. SPF 50
6. Sunglasses
7. Fans

Parasols

If you are hoping to spend a lot of time outdoors on your big day, it is essential that you make your guests as comfortable as possible. Ask the venue to provide you with any large parasols they have onsite or bring your own decorated with ribbons, bows and fairy lights to add something extra special. These parasols will provide shelter from the sun when it’s at its highest and will provide some welcome shade for all ages.

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We truly hope the sun shines for your Irish summer wedding and that you have a day to remember. The team here at Drangan Video provides wedding videography services right across Ireland and would love to be involved in filming your summer wedding in 2020. Get in touch with Eamon here and he’ll guide you through the services we offer as well as tell you about our new drone that provides the most spectacular shots!

Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

So you have finally set the date for your big day and are busy making a  list of your  wedding suppliers, choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make.
In the following blog post I have made a list of important questions that you will need to ask your wedding venue

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Questions you need to ask your wedding venue

Choosing and booking your perfect wedding venue is absolutely the most important part of the wedding planning process and quite often we overlook some of the most important questions we should be asking. For those of you who are yet to book a venue and need a little assistance with making a decision, please read on and use this article as a source of information when interviewing possible venues for your big day.

The two most important questions are the ones you will need the answer to straight away – so you can disregard some venues immediately.
1. Can they accommodate your wedding ceremony or reception on your chosen date?

  1. What is the capacity of the venue; can they accommodate the numbers you are hoping will attend?
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    Once the above questions have been answered to your satisfaction, it’s now time to move on to the nitty gritty, feel free to pick and choose from the questions we have listed below in order to get all the information you require.

  1. Will the venue provide you with a wedding coordinator or events manager to deal with throughout your planning? If yes, get a name and contact details.
  1. Will there be any other weddings in that hotel or venue on the same day? If so, will this have any impact on the smooth operation of your big day?
  1. Are they willing to negotiate on pricing? Some venues will throw in some extras free of charge; so don’t be afraid to barter! If you are planning a mid-week wedding, then you have every opportunity to make some great savings.
  1. Are there any building works or renovations currently being done in the hotel? If so, will these works be completed by the date of your wedding and can they guarantee this? If you are dealing with a venue that does have building works or renovations going on, it would be advisable to get something in writing that states how this will or will not impact on your day. If the venue has promised to have works competed before the date, get this in writing also.
  1. What is included in the package price? Get down to the smallest items here to make sure you are getting value for money. Little items like corkage, free teas and coffees and welcoming drinks will make all the difference to your pocket.
  1. Will the venue provide a special rate for your guest’s accommodation? Don’t take the first price your venue offers you for accommodation, most hotels can afford to give a significant discount for mid-week weddings, as the hotel would otherwise be quiet.
  1. What is the layout of the room? Can it be changed to suit your preferences?
  1. Are you welcome to bring in outside service providers? Perhaps you’re having a mid-summer wedding and you want to hire an ice-cream van or maybe you’re planning a magic show for the kiddies? This will all need to be discussed in advance. Are you welcome to bring in props and décor items?
  1. Will the hotel offer free Wi-Fi for all of your guests?
  1. How late will the bar be open, can you apply for an extension and will this cost extra? Are your guests welcome to use the resident’s bar at the end of the night?
  1. What are the facilities at the hotel? Are there elevators for elderly guests, do you have wheelchair access? Is there a suitable smoking area for your guests?
  1. Will the venue cater for different dietary requirements? Will this cost extra?
  1. Will the hotel give guests a later checkout time free of charge? (If required.)

The questions listed above are just some of the most important things you should be asking your venue. If you find that some of the answers are not what you expected, then perhaps you can negotiate on price. This checklist, should in any case give you a sound basis for choosing the perfect wedding venue.

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As a busy wedding videographer I am lucky to attend my fair share of weddings in amazing wedding venues through out Tipperary, Kilkenny, and all over Ireland. If you are in the process of wedding planning and trying to decide on your ideal wedding venue, why not contact myself Eamon who will be more than happy to offer friendly advice regarding your choice of wedding venue.
If you would like to have your wedding day on film be sure to check out Drangan Video  for an affordable HD wedding video package.

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Eamon.