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How Millennials have changed the Wedding Landscape

Over the past 25 years, Drangan Video has witnessed a huge transformation in the wedding planning process and this, is in a large part down to our fantastic generation of ‘millennials’. In this blog post, I am going to share some of my own insights with you and perhaps provide some tips and tricks for those of you who may feel slightly overwhelmed with the wedding planning process.

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Take your time….
If there’s one thing millennials do best it’s never rushing the announcement of their engagement and I think this really takes the pressure off couples in a significant way. In many cases the wedding planning process has already begun before the engagement announcement takes place.

Embrace online tools
Getting married in an era that has technology at its fingertips is one of the fundamental benefits of the millennial age. Wedding planning apps have made tasks so much easier for brides and grooms and are an excellent way to stay on top of your planning without the stress of visiting each supplier and sit-down meetings. Use the Internet to your advantage and cut down on costs and precious time.

Setting Budgets
Perhaps due to recession and rising prices, millennials have become accustomed to budgeting in a really meaningful way. They know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have the wedding of your dreams and have embraced more alternative décor, catering and venue options.

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Your Best Man or Maid of Honour does not have to be Male or Female
This is perhaps one of the nicest developments I have witnessed over the past number of years. If your best friend and most trusted companion is female, does that mean you can’t have them as your best man? Absolutely not! Gender should not be the decision maker when it comes to including the most important people in your wedding party. Throw out that old rulebook and embrace the reality of your friendships, ‘Men of Honour’ and ‘Best Women’ are truly the change we have been waiting for.

Customisation
Customising a theme for your wedding to make it truly unique is a growing trend amongst millennials across Ireland and Europe. Whether you want to use a certain colour scheme throughout the ceremony and reception or go full on ‘themed’ for your big day, you can be sure that your guests will remember your wedding for all the right reasons.

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Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more that capturing the special moments of every wedding, regardless of the generation you grew up in. Whether you are based in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin or Donegal, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We offer discreet wedding videography and a modern approach to capturing your big day. To learn more about the packages we offer or to see some sample videos, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon today.

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.

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Dates:
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:
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.

Capacity:
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.

Décor:
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.

Recommendations:
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.

Planning an Outdoor Wedding in Ireland

As we head into Summer 2019, we find that more and more couples are hoping to incorporate the outdoors into their big day. Perhaps the memories of our fantastic summer in 2018 have made us all a little bit more optimistic about our Irish weather! Whilst the Irish weather is incredibly unpredictable, it is still very possible for you to plan and enjoy an Irish outdoor wedding ceremony or reception party. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite outdoor venues in Ireland for you and your intended to explore.

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Ballyvolane House, Cork

Ballyvolane House is one of the most picturesque venues in Ireland. Beautifully landscaped gardens, lakes and woodland, make this the number one choice for many of our Brides and Grooms. Should the weather deteriorate in any way, the team at Ballyvolane House can offer you a number of indoor alternatives.

Harvey’s Point, Donegal

Harvey’s Point in Donegal is an incredible location to say ‘I Do’, whether you decide to exchange vows indoors or lakeside. The attention to detail shown by the Harvey’s Point events team is second to none and you can be assured they’ll make your day one to remember, whatever the weather!

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Glenview Hotel, Wicklow

The Glenview Hotel in County Wicklow offers you everything you need both indoor and out for civil ceremonies and wedding receptions. In fact, the Glenview have gone one step further and won’t charge you any extra to host your civil ceremony on their grounds if you have also booked the reception here.

The Haven Hotel, Waterford

The Haven Hotel in Waterford is situated in Dunmore East and will make a wonderful backdrop for your wedding photographs and videography. What we love about this place is its proximity to the beach, which is perfect for those unique wedding shots. The hotel is fully equipped and certified for outdoor ceremonies on the lawn and can cater for up to 250 guests.

Kilshane House, Tipperary

Kilshane House is a breath-taking Regency house with a traditional conservatory that is perfect for those who may want the best of both worlds on their wedding day. The hotel has put a lot of thought into their outdoor ceremonies and offer a floating pagoda on their very own lake or lakeside in one of their secret garden locations. You really couldn’t ask for a better start to your married life!

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Whether you opt for a traditional civil ceremony on the grounds of a hotel or in a HSE registered site that is close to your heart, Ireland now offers a multitude of options for those who want to take the plunge and exchange their vows outdoors.

If you’re planning your outdoor wedding for 2019 or 2020, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. We are happy to travel nationwide at no extra cost and have lots of experience filming outdoor weddings. Get in touch with Eamon today to find out what makes us the perfect choice for your big day.

Spring Wedding Ideas

For those of you looking for some last minute wedding inspiration for your spring wedding, look no further! In this blog post we are going to look at some of this spring’s décor and colour trends and guide you through the options that will add a little something to the celebration of your big day.

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Serve a Spring Cocktail

Serve something colourful, light and refreshing to your guests when they arrive to celebrate your spring wedding. Gin cocktails are incredibly popular at the moment and can be offered with a range of botanical garnishes to make every single cocktail unique. Allow your guests to mix and match garnishes and mixers for a welcoming experience like no other!

Spring Salads

Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, bright seasonal salad. Offer your guests a ‘make your own’ salad bar or serve up a selection of salads directly to the table. Add seasonal fruits and vinaigrettes to make the meal even more special.

Something Cosy

Whilst the days are starting to get that bit longer again, the nights can get incredibly cold in early spring (especially in Ireland). If your wedding venue offers an outdoor area for those who smoke or simply prefer to sit outside, consider offering your guests some cosy blankets to keep warm. You can also ask the venue manager if they can provide outdoor heating lamps to ensure your guests are comfortable at all times.

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Spring Flowers

Adding a selection of fresh spring flowers to your table centrepieces can really allow nature to play a big part in your day. Choose from daffodils, snowdrops, crocuses or primroses and add a splash of wonderful colour to your venue. For those of you who wish to include spring flowers in your bouquets and buttonholes, daffodils make a splendid display and are a fraction of the cost of roses or other out of season flowers.

Bright Colours

Bright pinks, purples, yellows and blues all tell us that Spring us upon us. Working these colours in with your venue décor, wedding attire and floral arrangements can really set the stage for your big day. Bright colours bring with them a sense of cheer and optimism, sunshine and happiness – what more could you ask for on your big day?

Sunglasses for your Bridal and Grooms Party

You may think we’re being a bit optimistic here, considering the typical Irish weather scenario, but the spring sunshine can be incredibly strong, particularly when it’s low in the sky near the end of the day. Providing your wedding party with some funky shades will let them know you’ve been thinking of them and will make for some great wedding photographs!

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For those of you who are in the midst of planning your spring wedding for 2019, we hope you have the most wonderful day! If you haven’t already booked a wedding videographer, we would love to hear from you. We can’t guarantee availability for late bookings but we’ll do everything we can to fit you in. remember, the team here at Drangan Video are happy to travel anywhere in Ireland to film your big day at no extra cost to you.

Delighful Happy Winter Wedding In Tempetuohy Tipperary

Deirdre Kennedy and Paul McGrath have finally tied the knot, they are now  officially Mr. & Mrs. McGrath , I am proud to be sharing their wedding highlights in this blog post.

Paul didn’t have to travel far to find the love of his life they are both from Loughmore  their  houses are only a few minutes apart.
Loughmore is a village in County Tipperary,   It is part of the parish of Loughmore -Castleiney.

Video coverage of the day commenced  with morning preparations in both houses, on arrival at Paul’s house I received a warm Tipperary greeting  and a cuppa, Paul is a well organized guy who likes do  things right, his wedding day was no exception.
When I arrived at Deirdre’s house the bridal preps were in full swing it was great to have captured the fun and excitement of the build up to what turned out to be an amazing  wedding day.

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The Sacred Heart Church Templetuohy was the setting for for the wedding ceremony, for video coverage it was a simple two camera set up I like to adapt a discreet profile especially during the ceremony.
Fr. Pat Murphy was the wedding celebrant he a really nice easygoing  guy, music and vocals were performed by fabulous Claire Heffernan  one the best wedding singers in Tipperary.

We stopped off at  Templemore Town park for a photo shoot it was a great opportunity to capture interesting winter video  footage.
The park is a hidden treasure for the  town of Templemore  it  has  a beautiful lake an impressive fountain a  lovely spot for a pleasant walk.  It was also nice time out  for  Paul & Deirdre a chance to reflect on becoming Mr. & Mrs.

Templemore Town Park

The Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny provided the  perfect backdrop for Paul & Deirdre’s   big  day. I am informed that the first wedding reception in the Newpark Hotel took place  in 1966 they have been the most popular wedding venue choice in Kilkenny for more than 50 years.

Paul secretly organized a fireworks display as a surprise for Deirdre, it was spectacular display a thrilling end to their Highlights Video Clip.

More Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding news next week.