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Planning a Bilingual Wedding

Whilst the language of love may be universal, it’s important to take all of your guests into account when planning a bilingual wedding. Here at Drangan Video we have filmed at many weddings that have celebrated the joining of two cultures, countries and languages and love to see how our couples have overcome language barriers between guests. In this blog post we are going to look at some of the tips we have learned over our 25 years in the wedding video business, we hope this post assists you when planning your bilingual wedding in Ireland.

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Hire a bilingual wedding planner
Many of our couples have found that the assistance of a bilingual wedding planner is absolutely worth it when it comes to planning their wedding. Your bilingual wedding planner can assist with the wording of your invitations, can assist with guest communication during family photo’s and can act as a mediator between your vendors and guests throughout the day.

Bilingual wedding invitations
Rather than sending out your invitations in one language only or designing two separate sets of wedding stationery, perhaps consider dual sided stationery to cover both languages. These reversible invites are also a great memento for guests to keep and treasure and are a symbol of your unique and wonderful relationship.

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Wedding website
If you have family travelling long distances to your wedding, it’s always important to give them as much information as possible in the months leading up to the big day. Consider setting up a website that can be viewed in both languages, this will enable your guests to plan in advance, make online bookings for accommodation and learn about the area they will be visiting.

The ceremony
If at all possible, hire a bilingual celebrant to officiate at your wedding. Rather than directly translating every word and adding considerable length to your wedding ceremony, an experienced bilingual celebrant will know exactly how to conduct your ceremony so that it is inclusive to all in attendance.

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Bilingual family and friends
Ask any bilingual family and friends in attendance to look out for guests who may be struggling with the language barrier. This will help to break the ice between family members of both sides and will greatly assist with the comfort of your guests who may be feeling a little overwhelmed by their unfamiliar surroundings.

The Speeches
Ask those who are making speeches to keep them to a certain length. There’s nothing worse than a room full of people listening to a speech that they can’t understand. Consider having the speeches transcribed and translated for guests prior to the big day, these can then be projected on a screen during the speeches. You may also ask your top table to incorporate both languages into their speeches if they are comfortable doing so, remember a little bit of effort will go a very long way!

Celebrate
As part of your celebrations, incorporate both cultures and languages into the big day. Celebrate the differences and use them to unite your two families for a day and night to remember.

If you are planning a wedding in Ireland, whether bilingual or not, Eamon here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. As well as being top-notch wedding videographers we’re also great communicators and will always go the extra mile to ensure you and your guests have a great experience.

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Next year, Drangan Video will be celebrating 25 years in business, capturing weddings up and down the country for hundreds of wonderful brides and grooms. Over these past 25 years we have been blessed to film weddings in every county in Ireland and we very much look forward to continuing our work for another 25 years!

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In this article, we’re going to tell you a bit about what makes Drangan Video so special and why we believe brides and grooms choose us to capture every moment of their big day.

Since our inception in 1995, we have seen huge changes in the world of wedding videography, particularly in the technology we use and the trend towards a more subtle approach to filming your wedding. Drangan Video have adapted to and in many cases, led these changes in approach and style.

One of the best compliments we can get from any bride or groom is ‘We didn’t even know you were there’! This tells us that we have done our job correctly. Our hands-off approach means we never interfere with the running of your day and film from the sidelines without ever infringing on the celebrations. We also work extremely well with photographers, recognizing that they are limited by time and circumstance and don’t want a videographer disrupting their work in any way. We let the photographer take centre stage, never infringing on their space.

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Our approach to wedding videography can be described as ‘documentary style’ and we strive to capture every moment of your day in a way that is natural, discrete and free from interruption. This approach allows us to take footage that may otherwise be overlooked – a loving glance between father and bride or special moments between those who know you best. This results in a true documentation of your wedding, allowing you to see the little things that would normally go unnoticed.

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Another reason brides and grooms choose us for their wedding videography is our central location. Based in Co. Tipperary, our central location allows us to offer wedding videography in every county in Ireland. We don’t charge extra for distance travelled and always get to know the venue and area before the big day.
One of the newest additions to our wedding video offering is drone videography and photography. Our state of the art drone allows us to capture unique footage of your big day from a perspective that is absolutely breathtaking. Picture our aerial footage of your home or venue along with the guests arriving to the wedding ceremony. We are truly blessed in Ireland to enjoy such wonderful landscapes and scenery and there’s no reason why this incredible backdrop shouldn’t be featured on your beautifully crafted wedding video.

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To learn more about Drangan Video and the services we offer, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon with any questions you may have. We offer affordable videography and a number of packages to suit every budget. Looking for a wedding videographer in Tipperary or Kilkenny? Pop over to the wedding video samples right here on our website to see weddings that have been captured in your area.

Wedding Ceremony Options in Kilkenny and Tipperary

Ireland has changed significantly over the past decade and here at Drangan Video we believe this is something to be celebrated! Gone are the days when your only option for a wedding was the church or the registry office, the choices available today mean that all loved up couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and all over Ireland can now get married in the venue of their choice.

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In this wedding blog post, we are going to explore some of the many ceremony options available in Ireland today and discuss how they differ from one another.

Interfaith Ceremonies:
Interfaith ceremonies are marriages between two people of different religions. Depending on the religion, you may be permitted to marry in a religious ceremony that encapsulates both of your faiths, alternatively, inter faith marriages can be performed in a registry office or as a civil ceremony.
Civil Ceremonies:
A civil ceremony in Ireland can take place in any venue that is registered with the H.S.E. Civil ceremonies are non-religious and are legally binding once performed by a registrar on H.S.E. registered grounds.

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Catholic Ceremonies:
For many decades, religious ceremonies in Ireland were the only option for couples that wished to tie the knot. That said, Catholic ceremonies are still a popular choice for many couples who have a strong faith and wish to profess their commitment to each other through in their local church or cathedral. Catholic church wedding ceremonies are performed by a priest and are legally binding.

Humanist Ceremonies:
Humanist ceremonies are on the increase in Ireland, with many couples opting for a non-religious, non-faith ceremony. Your wedding should be officiated by a ‘HAI’ certified celebrant – you’ll find a list on the Humanist Association of Ireland website. Humanist weddings are legally binding and are the perfect way to celebrate your big day if you are all faiths or none!

Alternative Ceremonies:
An alternative or independent ceremony is a non-legally binding ceremony that celebrates the coming together of a couple in a unique way. Venues do not need to be registered with the H.S.E., so you can even get married in your back garden if you like! Note that to have your marriage legally recognised, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork.

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Over the past 25 years, Drangan Video has seen the landscape of weddings change in Ireland. These changes have all been incredibly positive and we are now seeing couples marry in a way that makes them truly happy. In 2019 Ireland, there are no rules, you can marry in a venue of your choosing, you can marry the person you truly love, you can write your own vows, design your ceremony from start to finish, there are no restriction on you as a couple. This positive shift means more of our citizens feel included and for that we are truly grateful.

If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary and looking for a wedding videographer with a difference, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Eamon uses only state of the art equipment and completes all editing in-house.

Gifts for the Groomsmen

When planning your wedding it’s important that you set aside some time to pay tribute to those who matter to you the most. Whether that’s your parents, godparents, grandparents or close friends, it’s important that we thank them for their participation and assistance during your big day. Set some of your budget aside to purchase small gifts for your bridal and grooms party and let them know just how much you appreciate them.

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In this blog post we are going to concentrate on gifts for the grooms party. These guys are an integral part of your big day and deserve a little something special to say thank you. Below you’ll see some unique suggestions that will make a great memento for your best man and grooms party. Remember that each member of your groom’s party will have their own interests and hobbies, so feel free to break with tradition and get each of them a different gift.

Personalised Shaving Kits:

A personalised shaving kit with an engraved case can make a wonderful gift and you can be sure that it won’t be thrown into the back of a drawer never to be seen again. Think retro with a badger-hair brush and stainless steel razor!

Tickets to an Event:

Is your best man a Metallica fan or perhaps one of your groomsmen is a fan of the theatre? Purchasing tickets to an event they will thoroughly enjoy is a wonderful gift to show them how much they mean to you.

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Personalised Keepsakes:

Personalised keepsakes to remember the day make a great gift for all members of the wedding party. Monogrammed wallets, engraved key rings or cufflinks are gifts that will be used long into the future.

Engraved Hipflask:

Engraved hipflasks are a popular choice with very good reason. Perfect for a winter wedding when the grooms party may need a little warm up before the speeches.

Time Pieces with a Difference:

Consider gifting your groomsmen with a wristwatch or a pocket watch, you can be sure they’ll be delighted with such a considerate gift. Add a little something special by getting the watches engraved with the date and a short thank you message.

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A Bottle of Something Special:

If your groomsmen enjoy a tipple, go out of your way to source a special bottle of aged whisky or brandy. Ireland is home to some wonderful distilleries with a huge range of special edition spirits that are sure to warm the cockles.

Keep in mind that these gifts don’t need to break the bank and it really is the thought that counts on this occasion. When you are planning your budget, set aside an amount for gifts and stick to this amount.

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Here at Drangan Video we provide wedding videography services right across Ireland and will always be happy to travel to your venue no matter where it is in the country. Feel free to give us a call or get in touch via the contact form here on the website and we’ll be happy to provide you with an all-inclusive quote and answer any questions you may have.

Is Wedding Insurance Worth it?

In this wedding blog post we are having a look at the idea setting  up wedding insurance,  most couples will agree  that its not the most glamorous part of wedding planning,  wedding insurance  might seem like an  unnecessary cost  but what happens if something  goes wrong on the most important day of your life, so is wedding insurance worth it ?

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Over the past number of years, we have heard ‘wedding insurance’ mentioned a number of times by our wonderful brides and grooms. Some wonder if it is worth the cost, others are very grateful that they did take out a policy, because of unforeseen circumstances on the day. With this in mind we have taken an in-depth look at some of the wedding insurance policies offered in Ireland and hope you find this information useful when it comes to deciding if wedding insurance is right for you. Please note we have just researched companies that offer insurance cover for weddings taking place in Ireland, these do not cover weddings abroad.

Who provides wedding insurance in Ireland?

From our research we have found that quite a lot of mainstream insurance providers will also provide cover for weddings. However, their policies do vary massively so in our opinion it’s worth going with a dedicated wedding insurer. It’s also worth checking with your existing home insurance provider to see if they can offer you any cover and whether a discount can be offered to existing customers.

The main dedicated wedding insurance providers in Ireland appear to be:

• Weddinginsurance.ie
Irishweddinginsurance.ie
Weddingcover.ie

Mainstream providers who have also appeared in our searches:

• Sheridan.ie
Insure4less.ie
Blueinsurance.ie

How much does wedding insurance cost?

From our research we have found that wedding insurance is a once off payment ranging from €34 right up to €145. The higher the premium, the higher the maximum payment is for a cancellation on your big day.

What does the policy cover?

Most policies that we have researched will cover cancellation of venues, suppliers, gifts, personal liability, cars and transport, accidents, legal expenses and smaller items such as rings, flowers and cakes.

Optional extras are also available on most policies and these can cover marquee damage or cancellation and public liability cover.

So is it worth it?

For such a small payment, I do think taking out an insurance policy to cover all eventualities would certainly be worth it. When we think of the amount of organisation and the years of savings that go into planning a wedding, the premium prices we have found online are extremely minimal. That said, in a lot of cases, insurance cover may not be required; all hotels and venues will have their own insurance policies in place to cover all persons attending the venue. Suppliers should also have their own insurance policies which should ensure you are covered in the event of a no-show, double booking or substandard service or product.

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Our advice: Speak with each and every supplier and venue and ask them about their insurance policy, feel free to ask for something in writing if this will make you feel more comfortable. If you still feel that you need extra insurance cover after talking with your vendors, then you will find a host of Irish insurance companies that will tailor a package for your requirements.

Why you will never need wedding insurance with Drangan Video

Drangan Video have been providing videography services to brides and grooms across Ireland for over a decade. We always provide top class service, a pristine product and an experience that our brides and grooms are always happy to recommend. We never double book, we undertake all our own editing and service and upgrade our videography equipment on a regular basis. The team here at Drangan Video will also be happy to travel anywhere in the country to video your wedding, so whether you’re in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Tipperary there’s no need for wedding insurance with Drangan Video.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about our services or our insurance policy. Some dates still available for 2018!