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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.

Groomsmen at wedding in Kilkenny

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.

Tipperary wedding party
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.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary
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.

Wedding video Kilkenny

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 ?

Wedding Video Tipperary

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.

Wedding Planning Tipperary

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!

Wedding Trends for 2018

With 2017 now firmly behind us and a whole new year of exciting wedding videography ahead of us, the team here at Drangan Video have been taking a look at the wedding trends that are set to make a huge impact here in Ireland. In this blog post we are going to take a look at what’s hot in 2018 and hopefully give you some inspiration for your very own big day.

Wedding Trends Ireland 2018

Remember, if you’re looking for a wedding video with a difference, Drangan Video will be only delighted to travel to your chosen destination, whether you’re getting married in Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny or Tipperary. Give us a call at any time and ask for Eamon, who will always be happy to help in any way he can.

• Bringing the outside in
2018 is all about celebrating nature and bringing the outside in on your big day. Experts are saying that this trend is great for those who have an active lifestyle and want to share their love of the outdoors with their guests. This trend will mean hiring potted plants or growing your own on the lead up to the big day, and will be sure to bring something special to the occasion.

• Pastels are out!
Over the past number of years we have seen brides revert to pastel colours for their bridal bouquets, however all that is set to change in 2018. Think plums, deep reds and burgundy’s, these darker more moody colours will make a big visual impact.

• Dance floors with a difference
Couples are opting for dance floors that make a statement at their venue of choice, think marble, think illuminated, think disco!

• Surprise your guests with edible stationery
Yes you heard us right, edible stationery is now a thing. This trend surfaced in the US over the past few years and has now made its way to Irish shores.

• Dessert Tables
Rather than serving the dessert to your guests in the traditional manner, consider setting up a dessert table with all of the unique sweet treats that are now on offer. Doughnuts, freak shakes, macaroons, ice-creams and puddings will have your guests feeling like royalty.

• Copper
Copper is the go to colour of 2018 and you can be assured that this trend will be making its way to Ireland over the coming months. Accessorising your centrepieces or table settings with copper elements will give an impression that is hard to beat.

• Pearls
Did they ever really go out of fashion?? Pearls are set to make a huge comeback on the 2018 bridal scene and we can understand why. There’s nothing quite as elegant as freshwater pearls, however there are cheaper alternatives that look just as good. Use them in your bouquet, jewellery, headpiece or on your table décor for that touch of elegance.

Wedding Videographer  Kilkenny

Over the next few months we will be looking at other trends that emerge as the year rolls on and we would love to hear from you if you have discovered a new wedding trend.

Get in touch with the team here at Drangan Video for all your wedding videography needs. We are available to travel anywhere in the country and are always on hand to assist in any we possibly can.

More wedding blog news soon
Eamon

Celebrating your 2017 Christmas Wedding

This blog post is all about you fabulous couples who are tying the knot this festive season. Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic surge in winter weddings, particularly from the 15th – 31st of December and we can fully understand the appeal for this long-lasting trend. What better time of the year could you imagine to celebrate your love, all of your friends and family are most likely on annual leave from their holidays, the seasonal Christmas decorations adorn every venue and who doesn’t love bopping to Christmas tunes on the dance floor after a luscious meal of turkey and ham??

In this article we are going to give some quick tips for those of you who are getting married over the next few weeks. We hope you have a wonderful day and maybe even get some snow to top it all off!

Christmas wedding video in Tipperary

Just last Christmas we provided wedding videography for a wedding in Tipperary, and I have to say it was a wonderfully festive occasion. However, there were some obstacles that had to be overcome due to inclement weather – and you have never met a bride who was more prepared. Today I am going to share the tips she passed on to me on that cold December day.

1. Invest in some winter woollies – no one will ever know!
When you’re standing around for the best part of 3 hours, between the ceremony and the photography location, you’ll want to invest in some warm undergarments for yourself and the bridal party.

2. Serve hot drinks to your guests.
Upon arrival at your chosen venue, offer your guests a warming drink such as tea, coffee, mulled wine or hot whiskeys. Paying attention to your guests in this manner will ensure they are comfortable, relaxed and warm. It’s the little touches that will make your guests feel taken care of.

3. Umbrellas, umbrellas and more umbrellas
Let’s be honest, this tip should be adhered to no matter what the month is when it comes to Irish weather! Invest in some good golf umbrellas to hand out to your guests or ask them to bring one with them. Even if the forecast is dry for that day, you can never be too prepared when it comes to Irish weather.

4. Bring a second pair of shoes.
If you and your bridal party are going to be outdoors for any length of time, whether that be for photographs or a video shoot, it may be an idea to bring a second pair of shoes so your bridal pair aren’t subjected to the mud or water logged grounds that can often be a big part of Decembers weather.

5. Give yourself some extra time
When planning your trip to the ceremony venue, give yourself some extra time to get there. Fashionably late is all very well but if you’re travelling on icy roads, you may be later than you hoped for. Time delays due to inclement weather should also be taken into consideration when travelling from the ceremony venue to the reception. For those of you who are having the ceremony and the reception in the same venue, you won’t have to worry about this so much and that is truly great forward planning on your behalf, we salute you!

Tips on planning a Christmas wedding

For all out brides and grooms getting married this December, let us take this opportunity to wish you the most magical day and a future filled with happiness.

Drangan Video provides wedding video services across all counties in Ireland and will be delighted to travel to your venue of choice at any time of the year. Get in touch with Eamon today for a no-obligation  wedding video quotation and top class customer service.

More Tipperary wedding news soon.
Eamon

Jonathan and Fiona Married In Glen Of Aherlow Tipperary

This is  the highlights video from the wedding of Jonathan and Fiona I am proud to be sharing their wedding day memories in my latest wedding blog.
When it comes to a GAA match  Ballingarry and Kilkenaule are serious rivals with many a hard battle fought on  the field but today were are celebrating a love match between proud Ballingarry woman Fiona and equally proud Killenaule man Jonathan

Video coverage of this lovely wedding begins with the girls getting ready, Fiona and Jonathan were both staying in the Hotel Lodges which  overlook  the Glen of Aherlow.
The Lodges are situated on the grounds of Aherlow House under the shadow  of the Galtee Mountains, it was  just the perfect setting for the wedding preps video. We had great fun and banter with the girls and the boys, it was the upbeat beginning to a perfect day.

Happy Tipperary Couple Say Yes

The wedding ceremony took place in the church of the Sacred Heart, Lisvernane which is only a short spin from Aherlow House.  Fr. Jimmy O’ Donnell  conducted a nice quick wedding ceremony followed by the traditional greeting line outside the church door its  nice to capture  the guests offering congratulations and words of support to the newly weds on video.
Our next stop was Moroney’s Pub  in Lisvernane  just 30 secs from the church,  it was a opportunity for Fiona and Jonathan to unwind and mingle with their  guests,  the sun was beaming down most people were enjoying a chat and drinks outside the pub.

Aherlow House Hotel, Tipperary

I love weddings in Aherlow House it is one the best wedding venues in Tipperary,  the  Díarmuid and Gráinne function room  can accommodate   well over 200 guests.  The natural daylight from the large windows is ideal capturing high quality video footage.
Jonathan and Fiona decided on having the speeches after the meal providing a welcome break for me to relax in the bar and have bite to eat.

Happy Tipperary couple married in Lisvernane Tipperary

Fiona and Jonathan were so nice to work with on the day, they liked my style of videography which is very relaxed and easygoing  I never set up cheesy shots or ask couple to  stage a performance in front of the camera.
If you are in the process of  wedding planning  and thinking about hiring a professional wedding videographer why not get in contact myself Eamon I will be more than happy to discuss our range of HD video packages for 2018 and 2019.

I will have more interesting wedding blog news next week.
Regards Eamon.