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Advice On Booking your Wedding Venue

For those of you who are in the early wedding planning process, we hope you find this blog post interesting and informative. Booking the right venue for you and your intended is probably the most important choice you will make at this early stage. It is with this in mind that we have compiled a list of important questions for you to ask the venue before making that all-important decision.

Whether you are planning to get married in Tipperary or further afield, these questions should assist you with this important first step.

Getting Married In Tipperary

Have you set a date in stone or can you be flexible to get the venue you really want? The very first question you need to ask your venue of choice is whether they can accommodate you on your preferred date. Once you have confirmed the venue you can then move on to booking entertainment that is available on the same day.

Budget is incredibly important, and you need to know that the venue can deliver everything you need without costs spiraling out of control. Make sure you ask your venue to specify any ‘extras’ that could catch you off guard when the time for payment comes.

For those of you planning a large wedding, you will need to give an approximation of numbers to the venue to ensure they can seat and comfortably accommodate all of your guests for the big day. If they can’t accommodate the numbers you were hoping for, you will have a decision to make. Which is most important to you, your dream venue or a large guest list?

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Civil Ceremonies:
If you are planning a civil ceremony and hope to host the ceremony and the celebrations in the same venue, you will need to check that the venue has been registered with the HSE. A full list of HSE approved wedding venues is available on the HSE website.

The Space:
Ask the event coordinator at the venue to give you a tour of the space. If at all possible, ask if you could see the room on the morning of another wedding before the guests arrive. This will give you a good idea of the seating arrangements and the space available in the venue.

In most cases the venue will decorate the space for you at no extra cost, however, you may want to add some of your own touches to make it special. Speak with your point of contact and ask if you can be involved in the décor process.

Point of Contact:
To ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the planning process it is always best to have one dedicated point of contact at your venue of choice. Upon your first meeting with the venue you should specify this request and a direct phone number and email address for ease of contact.

Every venue will have a list of approved venues that they will be happy to share with the bride and groom. This can be a great resource if you are looking for the best entertainment, photographer or car hire service. Drangan Video is proud to be recommended by hotels and venues in Tipperary and throughout Ireland.

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If you are planning your wedding now for 2020, the team here at Drangan Video would love to have the opportunity to film your wedding. With 25 years in the wedding videography business, you can be assured of a professional and friendly service as well as state of the art wedding videography. Drangan Video  is based in South Tipperary  offering  wedding videography services to all counties in Ireland, so whether you are based in  Tipperary or Donegal we will be happy to travel to your venue of choice at absolutely no extra cost to you.

There’s More to Tipperary Than You May Think

Fantastic Venues Covered by Wedding Videographer in Tipperary
As a wedding videographer in Ireland, it is, perhaps, not surprising that I often find myself working in Tipperary.
Tipperary weddings are hugely popular, and rightly so! The historic 13th century architecture, nestled amongst the Galtee and Silvermine Mountains (to name just a few of Tipperary’s stunning landmarks), makes for spectacular scenery and breathtaking backdrops that look absolutely incredible in Tipperary wedding videos. But, believe it or not, there’s much more to Tipperary than meets the eye!

I’ve been working as a wedding videographer in Tipperary for many years now, and I’ve been lucky enough to shoot ceremonies, receptions, and video footage at some of the most jaw dropping wedding venues and backdrops in the area, including Holycross Abbey, the Rock of Cashel, and the beautiful Ormond Castle. However, my job as a wedding videographer in Tipperary also means that I’ve been given a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the
more unusual and offbeat local wedding venues, too.

Back to Nature in Tipperary
Tipperary brides are always glamorous, but they’re not afraid to get their hands dirty, either! I’ve chatted with a number of brides recently who want to include the natural beauty of Tipperary into their wedding day, not just with the scenery, but with the local wildlife, too! As a local wedding videographer, I’ve got good knowledge of the region, and for brides and grooms wanting to get back to nature I often recommend Tipperary’s very own Marlfield
Lake, where the wedding party – and their guests – can relax, unwind, and even feed the swans (don’t forget to pack some stale bread!) Wedding video shoots like this are always a nice way to let your hair down after the ceremony, before the bustling reception begins.

Wedding Video Location Cashel Co. Tipperary
Wedding Video Location Cashel Co. Tipperary







The Cool Waterfront Breeze
Of course, when you think of Tipperary weddings, you usually think of the mountains. There are many wedding venues in the area that offer spectacular mountain views for brides and grooms, such as the Ballykisteen Resort and the Aherlow House Hotel, but let’s not forget that we’re on the doorstep of Lough Derg, too! For something a little different, there’s a wonderful hotel situated right on the shoreline, the Coolbawn Quay, and you can even hire a lakeside pavilion for your wedding and chow down on BBQ in the clubhouse. Drangan video were recently at Coolbawn Quay to video the wedding of Noel and Aisling, and I was blown away by how far removed from other Tipperary weddings it was.

A Touch of Modern Luxury
The area’s history – and the fact that it has successfully retained that history – is one of the most wonderful things
about the county, and it’s why many brides and grooms choose Tipperary weddings. However, for those looking
for a touch of modern luxury, Tipperary can also tick all the boxes, if you know where to look! There’s a lot of talk
on the Tipperary wedding photographer grapevine at the moment about the 4* Hotel Minella which, although dating
from 1863, is a surprisingly modern wedding venue. Not only is the building itself quite up-to-date inside, with
en-suite hot tubs, a swimming pool, and full gymnasium, but a contemporary, mouthwatering hog roast is also on
the menu for wedding parties!

The Talented Tipperary
Regardless of your own personal wedding styles and preferences, I don’t think you can go wrong with Tipperary.  From church weddings to boutique hotel weddings, from lakeside weddings to mountain weddings, Tipperary offers pretty much anything you could dream of for your big day, and as a wedding videographer lucky enough to be working in the county regularly, I’ve had the honour to enjoy weddings at almost all of them! It’s a winner!
Getting married in Tipperary? What amazing venue have YOU chosen?
Best Regards

Choices to be made when planning your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding needn’t be a stressful undertaking and most Brides admit that after the fact they actually really enjoyed it on the lead-up to their big day. In the months and years prior to the Wedding Day there are so many choices that need to be made. We take a look at some of the more important ones that you can get out of the way early in the preparation process, leaving you free to plan the little details without any pressure.

Wedding Videographer Tipperary
Wedding Videographer Tipperary







Save the Date
It goes without saying, that the very first thing you need to do is decide on a date for your wedding day. Once this has been set in stone you can then go about making all the other arrangements and sending out those much anticipated ‘save the date’ cards to family and friends.

Choosing a Wedding Ceremony Venue
With the arrival of the 21st Century in Ireland came a vast difference in the way we plan weddings. The traditional church wedding became just another choice instead of being the only one for many decades. Today we can choose from a church wedding, a registry office or one of the many indoor and outdoor venues  now registered with the HSE. Take a look at their website for some great ideas and choose somewhere unique for your very special day.

Choosing a Reception Venue
Ireland, without doubt has some of the most impressive reception venues in all of Europe and our breath-taking scenery and landscapes make for some very special settings indeed. You can choose from a country house hotel, a local restaurant or the grandest of castles! Keep in mind that venues need to be booked well in advance to guarantee your date of choice.

Making a Guest List
Whilst you needn’t produce a finalised guest list until the weeks prior to your wedding, it would be advantageous to you and your beholden to have a good idea of numbers well in advance. This will allow you to set a budget and get quotes from venues in your location of choice.

Making a Guest List
Whilst you needn’t produce a finalised guest list until the weeks prior to your wedding, it would be advantageous to you and your beholden to have a good idea of numbers well in advance. This will allow you to set a budget and get quotes from venues in your location of choice.

Choosing the Bridal & Grooms party
One of the very first things you should do is decide upon those friends and family closest to you and invite them to be part of your Bridal and Grooms parties. This will allow them to prepare in advance without any last minute panics and will ensure you have their assistance in the run up to the big day.

Once you have all the basics above covered, the rest will fall into place with an organized checklist and a calm approach. So what remains that can be done in the following months?

• Purchase the wedding rings
• Bridal and bridesmaids dresses
• Groom and groomsmen suits
• Transport
• Florists
• Music
• Entertainment
• Menu choices
• Videographer (that’s me!)
• Photographer
• Wedding stationery
• Gifts & favours
• Hairdresser appointments
• Makeup appointments
• Venue decorations
• Guest book
• Centrepieces
• The Wedding Cake
• And of course………The Honeymoon!

Should  you hire a wedding videographer ?

I’ve talked with many couples who have chosen not to hire a professional wedding videographer to document their wedding day Their main reason: Well its another exspence, our budget will not stretch that far and Uncle John has an iPhone and he can record the vows on it.

When it boils down to it, you can not put a price  on a video video like this:  Emotion. Sound. Movement. HD quality capturing moments that can’t be repeated ever again!

If you are planing your wedding and you are not sure about hiring a professional wedding videographer, why not contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video  who will be more than happy to discuss  having your wedding day documented  on film.

More Wedding Videographer advice next week.
Regards Eamon.



The Role of the Grooms Party on the Big Day

In this blog post I am offering some advice regarding the duties  of the Grooms Party on the big day, as a busy wedding videographer I travel the length and breath of Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow  and many other counties to film weddings for happy couples.
I am usually the first to arrive at the ceremony venue, followed by Grooms Party otherwise described as the suits, they will  all look very smart and up for task of Bestman and Groomsmen, but are they fully prepared! do they know what their duties are on the big day ?

The duties of the Grooms Party for the most part are mainly to ensure that the Groom has all he needs on the lead-up to and of course on the big day. As a rule of thumb, most of the responsibilities will lie with the Best Man; however if you have been asked to be a Groomsman for your good friend then it may be useful to know the following tips thus ensuring the day goes without a hitch.

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1. Ask the Groom about any guests attending who may require special assistance on the day. Whether it is an elderly relative or someone who is travelling alone, this kind of special attention can go a long way to making that day extra special for those who may be unused to or unnerved by large social events.

2. Assist arriving guests from their cars and guide them towards their seats at the wedding ceremony venue. This small gesture will ensure guests feel welcome and they will know then to come to you if they need any assistance throughout the day.

3. Arrange for bags and luggage of guests to be delivered to their rooms in the hotel or accommodation and provide directions and advice on local attractions and amenities if necessary.

4. Introduce yourself to friends and relatives and try to ensure no one is left sitting in a corner by themselves. Weddings are without doubt a most special day for all involved but can be unnerving if a guest doesn’t know others at the party.

5. It will be your duty to escort the bridesmaids from the church after the ceremony so make sure you plan this with the other groomsmen and bridesmaids prior to the big day.

6. As is traditional, the Best Man will make a speech after or before the meal. You may then be required to read out letters or cards that were sent by guests who could not attend or from relatives and friends that live abroad. Have a read through these in advance if possible and remember you are among friends so there’s no need to be nervous!
7. After the ceremony has been completed and the party begins, it is tradition for the Groomsmen to take to the dancefloor with the Bridesmaids after the first dance has taken place. In most cases it will be the bridal party who decides which Bridesmaid and Groomsman will pair up.

8. Decorating the wedding car. In some families it may be tradition for the Bride and Groom to leave the venue at the end of the evening and go on their honeymoon. If this is the case, then you and your other groomsmen would be well advised to decorate the car in advance. A simple ‘Just Married’ sign could suffice or you could go all out and add the traditional cans and tins to the rear of the vehicle.

Remember that it is a real honour to be asked to be a Groomsman and your friend will most likely only expect that you be there for him on the big day. Any little extra touches you can add will certainly surprise and delight both the Bride and Groom and their guests.

Drangan Video provides  a videography   service for brides and grooms throughout  Ireland and would love to chat to you regarding your wedding video. Our packages are both affordable and professional and we have years of very satisfied customers who will be more than happy to share their experiences. Feel free to get in touch with Eamon here by email, Facebook or a phone call at any time that is convenient to you.

MoreWedding News Soon.
Regards Eamon.





There’s a Perfect Wedding Venue in Tipperary for Your Perfect Day

Here at Drangan Video we are very proud of our roots and personally I believe that my home county of Tipperary is amongst the best in Ireland.  In my roll as a wedding videographer I have had the pleasure of filming weddings in every corner of our premier  county, in this week’s blog post we take a look at some Tipperary’s finest wedding venues  which I work in on a regular basis.

Every couple wants their wedding day to be perfect and so it should be. If you are looking for the perfect wedding  venue in Tipperary, you can choose between a small and intimate setting and a grand and opulent ballroom. It’s  your day, your choice and with a little time researching your options, you’ll find the perfect venue Tipperary has to offer.

Begin with Your Budget

Getting married is a huge step, the first of many you’ll be taking throughout the course of your lives together. Of  course you want this day to be lavish and memorable, but you may be working with a limited budget. Even so, as a videographer, I have seen some of the grandest weddings set in parks and gardens that rival those cathedrals.  Your day can be perfect if you set your sights on realistic goals. If you can’t afford a luxury hotel and hundreds of guests, that shouldn’t be a problem because there are some enchanting venues that cater to smaller, more intimate wedding parties.

Smaller Wedding Venues in Tipperary

One of the most idyllic venues in Tipperary is Ashley Park House Bed & Breakfast in Nenagh. Set on 76 acres on the edge of Lough Ourna, this quaint B&B provides the perfect getaway for the happy couple and a simple wedding  party. The scenery is so lovely, you may never want to leave this bit of Irish paradise. You can hold the ceremony at Ashley Park House or in the church in town. Luncheon will be catered by the staff and you’ll have peace of mind
knowing that your wedding party will be the only guests in the dining room. If it’s small and intimate you’re after, this is it.

Drangan Video Tipperary
Drangan Video Tipperary

In the Grand Scheme of Things

At the other end of the spectrum there are a number of grand hotels that host the luxury weddings Tipperary is  known for. You can hold a lavish celebration in venues such as Kilshane House. Built in 320 acres of private parkland, this venue can easily seat 220 people. And, with rooms available on-site, some of your guests may even  want to stay here to fully enjoy the celebrations. Similar in size, you could also consider the Dundrum House Hotel  that has provisions for more than 200 guests. In the ‘grand’ scheme of things, these are two of the grandest.

Weddings on the Water

If you prefer to be outdoors during warmer weather, why not consider a unique wedding venue at Coolbawn Quay? No, you won’t be expect to walk on water, but celebrating at the water’s edge is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Dancing in the moonlight, to the sounds of boats and water gently lapping against the shore, provides an intoxicating enchantment to an already enchanting day. As a wedding videographer, Tipperary weddings on the Quay always hold me spellbound. The amazing visual effects of lights reflecting off the water add  a special element that even the best digital video effects can’t duplicate.

To see why I am so passionate about filming weddings, take a few moments to view  my Drangan Video Facebook Clips https://www.facebook.com/DranganVideo?ref=hl   I have left for you to explore. Each and every wedding I film holds a special place in my heart, and leaves me feeling like part of the family. Whether I am catching those romantic moments as you dance your first dance on the  Quay, or filming you as you come together at the altar in a cathedral, I get a special sense of pride knowing you  selected me to be a part of this most special day in your lives.

Best Regards,