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Celebrating New Year Engagements

Celebrating your Engagement

As is customary at this time of year, we see couples up and down the country getting engaged and setting their wedding dates for the years and months ahead. For those of you who have gotten engaged this Christmas or New Year, let us be the first to extend our heartiest congratulations to you both. The festive season is now the most popular time for engagements in Ireland and that doesn’t look set to change any time soon.

New Year Weddings In Tipperary

In this article we’re going to give you lovebirds some tips on arranging your engagement party and hope you have the most wonderful time whilst making the plans for your big day. Remember the lead up to the wedding goes so very fast, so enjoy every minute of the planning!

• Decide who is going to host the engagement party.
The first thing you will want to decide is who is going to host your engagement party (who will send the invitations). Are you going to send the invites from yourself or your fiancé or would you prefer they came from a parent or guardian?

• Pick a venue and set a date.
Decide where you would like your engagement party and what date would suit best for everyone attending. Try to stay away from weeknights or Sundays as you may find guests have work commitments the following morning.

• Write your guest list.
It may seem like an obvious step, but many couples forget to do this for their engagement party. This list will be a great help to you at a later date when you are making out the guest list for your big day.

• Set a budget
If you’re hiring a venue for the engagement party, you’ll need to set aside a budget for finger food and perhaps even a round of drinks for your guests. Make a list of all the items you’ll need and try to stick to your budget as closely as you can. Here are a few examples:

1. Venue hire
2. Entertainment
3. Finger food
4. Drinks
5. A cake
6. Videographer
7. Photographer
8. Décor

• Send out the invites
Try to give your guests as much notice as possible so they can arrange time off if required and organise child-care. The more notice you give your guests, the more likely they are to attend your celebrations.

Top Tip: Save on postage expenses by setting up an event for your engagement party on Facebook and inviting everyone with the click of a mouse. For those who are not on Facebook, you can send an email or make a simple telephone call.

New year wedding engagement couple Kilkenny

For those of you who are planning your wedding in 2018 or 2019, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We provide professional wedding videography services up and down the country, so whether you are based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin or Cork we will be happy to travel to your venue. Give us a call today to find out more about the services we offer and receive a no-obligation quotation from Eamon.

Congratulations once again on your engagement enjoy the celebrations and the planning in the years and months ahead.

Why you should be attending your local wedding fair

No doubt you’ve seen adverts and campaigns for wedding fairs in Tipperary and Kilkenny or up and down the country from the very moment of your engagement. Which should you attend and which should you give a wide berth? Some of the largest wedding fairs in the country, while very worthwhile in most cases, can be an expensive day out if you have to make a long journey and let’s be honest; most of the suppliers will serve only the bigger cities. In this article we are going to talk about the importance of attending wedding fairs in your own locality and how it can be a very worthwhile day out.

Wedding Fair In Kilkenny

• Get to know your local wedding vendors and suppliers
You may be under the mistaken impression that your small town or rural locality may not have a lot to offer for your big day. This is where you are most certainly incorrect. Most small towns across Ireland are littered with small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers and craft enthusiasts that can make your wedding day all that more special. Take a trip to your local wedding fair and see for yourself.

• Have fun spending time with friends and family
The beauty of a local wedding fair is that there is little or no travel required. Any friends or family you would like to attend should have no problems taking an hour out of their day and elderly relatives will be appreciative of a local venue.

• Get Inspiration
Every wedding fair you attend will give you buckets of information, sometimes a little too much. The larger fairs can leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused about the choices you will need to make in the coming months, but a smaller more intimate venue with suppliers you know and trust can prove the most inspirational of all.

Wedding Fair In Tipperary

• Supporting Local Business will make you feel Good
Supporting a local business with a great reputation can make you feel infinitely better than dealing with a national company or enterprise. You are in essence keeping the supplier in business, what could be better than supporting those in your own locality?

• Get the Chance to Enter some Great Competitions
When you attend the larger wedding fairs and enter the many competitions in the hope of winning a service or product, you are competing with the thousands of others who are visiting that day or indeed that week. By going to a local event you have a much better chance of bagging something that will make a difference to your big day.

• You can ask all the questions you want
Local wedding suppliers will have the time to answer any questions you may have and will be quicker to follow up with any queries if it is just a one-day event. It will also be easier to contact the supplier after the event if you need to by simply popping to their place of business.

For those of you who are planning on hiring a wedding videographer, please get in touch and we will be happy to let you know if we are attending a wedding fair in your locality.

More wedding planning news soon
Eamon