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Church Weddings in Ireland

Over the past year, we have seen an unexpected upsurge in the number of Church weddings we have been asked to provide videography services for. In this blog post we are going to talk about all the little things that make a church wedding so special and explore some of the reasons why we believe church weddings are on the increase again especially in Kilkenny and Tipperary.

Church Weddings In Kilkenny

When it comes to weddings in Ireland today, there are no hard and fast rules, which in turn means the pressure is off those who previously may not have much choice in venue or ceremony type. Now we can marry our loved ones practically anywhere we wish, whether that be in a church, a registry office, a favourite hotel or a beautiful outdoor area. For the purposes of this blog post we are going to focus on the reasons why an increased number of our brides and grooms are opting for the traditional church wedding.

• Religion: This is of course the number one reason why couples choose to get married in a Church. They may have grown up attending mass here and received the sacraments of communion and confirmation in the same parish. For most couples we speak to, they have a lifelong connection with the church they choose and this makes their day even more special.
• Family Tradition: In a number of instances we have spoken to brides and grooms who are carrying on a family tradition by marrying in the same church as their parents or grandparents. This continuation of tradition is a mark of respect and gratitude to family as well as their own personal choice.
• Ambience: In some cases we have spoke to brides and grooms who have chosen to get married in their local church simply because they love the building and the ambience it provides for their special day.

Church Wedding Video

Whatever your reason for choosing a church wedding, you are sure to be supported greatly by your local parish and church community. There are few other settings where you truly know the people you’re dealing with and this greatly assists with the planning process. When you speak with your local priest and church volunteers on the lead-up to your big day, you can be assured of their full support and guidance throughout the planning stage.

If you and your loved one are hoping to get married in your local church, there are some things you will need to do first:

• Contact your local parish priest to make an appointment and notify him of your intention to marry.
• When you meet with your local parish priest you can then book your church of choice for the big day.
• The parish priest will most likely ask you to bring the following documents with you to your first meeting:
1. Baptismal certificate for both you and your partner.
2. Confirmation certificate.
3. Proof of freedom to marry (if the parish you wish to wed in is not your own parish).
• You will also need to complete a pre-marriage course within 3 months of your wedding day.

Here at Drangan Video, we love nothing more than filming weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary or up and down the country and absolutely recognise that your choice of ceremony is very personal to you and your loved ones. Whether you are getting married in a church, a hotel or any HSE registered venue, we would love to be a part of your big day.

The team here at Drangan are available to travel anywhere in the country to film your happy day and can guarantee an excellent service using the very latest video technology. All editing is completed in-house, so you can be assured that we have full control over the quality of your wedding video.

Don’t Sacrifice Videography on your Big Day

As a professional wedding videographer, you might very well think I’m chancing my arm by saying you shouldn’t sacrifice wedding videography on your big day! I can assure you that this is not the case, I know only too well that a couple on a budget need to watch their spending and 100% realise that not everyone can afford all the frills and extras that are associated with weddings in Ireland today.

Over the past decade I have had the pleasure of providing wedding videography services to couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork and Galway to name but a few, and I am always delighted to get feedback that assures me of the importance of a wedding video after the big day has passed.

Wedding Videography  in Tipperary and Kilkenny

Most couples in Ireland need to save for years to come anywhere close to affording a wedding, particularly for the reception, music and food costs. In the majority of cases, brides and grooms will sit down and make out a realistic budget and try to stick to it. In some cases, this budget simply may not allow them to enjoy all the services that are on offer today and in a lot of cases, videography is one of the first things that come off the wish list. However, after speaking with brides and grooms after their weddings, it seems to be one of their greatest regrets. Why spend all that money and never get to look back and enjoy the moment again?

This is why the team here at Drangan Video have developed wedding videography packages to suit absolutely every budget. We don’t mind where you’re based in the country and we will never charge you more to get to your chosen venue. All the extras are included in our packages so you will never be hit with any hidden costs, and I can assure you that having your wedding memories on hand to watch whenever you like will be one of the best decisions you could possible make.

Wedding films in Tipperary

Now that I have finished blowing my own trumpet for a bit, you’ll probably want me to back up my opinion with some solid information. Here you go:

• All editing at Drangan Video is done in-house; we don’t send your video off to a third party to be edited. This cuts down on costs, which we always pass on to the customer.
• No charge for traveling to far off destinations – unless of course you would like to fly us to the Maldives for your big day (which we are happy to let you do!).
• All wedding videography is provided by Eamon, decades of experience in an industry that tends to have new service providers popping up every day.
• 1000’s of satisfied customers up and down the country.
• If you have a strict budget, we are happy to talk with you and get those costs down, while still providing a top-notch service.
• State of the art equipment used every time.
• Because of our years of experience, we know all the best places to shoot the more unusual wedding videos. We also have a great rapport with venues up and down the country.

If you still feel that you need to cut some services from your wish list, have a chat with myself Eamon first and I will do everything I can to make your dreams come true without sacrificing the memories of your big day on a wedding video

More wedding news soon
Eamon.

Weddings in Ireland on a Budget

Whether you’re tying the knot in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or further afield the cost of planning a wedding can be a point of stress for many couples. At a time when you should be feeling excited and happy you may sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by the ever-mounting costs. Having spoken to many couples over the years whilst planning the approach of their wedding video, I have been lucky enough to pick up some really fabulous money saving tips, which I am going to share with you today.

Wedding planning on a budget
Choose your timing wisely

For those of you who really don’t mind what time of the week you get married, there’s a lot to be said for off-peak times. Mid-week weddings in Ireland can give you some superb savings and most venues will throw in some extras free of charge when business is quiet. By choosing a mid-week wedding date you can be assured you will make significant savings. Also, we’re seeing more and more couples opting for the months stretching from autumn to late spring when once again the costs are significantly lower. Avoiding holidays such as Valentines Day, the Christmas season and Bank Holidays will also allow you a bit more leeway with budgeting.

DIY Weddings

Think about all the things you need for the perfect wedding. Now think about how much of this you may be able to do yourself. Rope in artistic friends to work on wedding stationery design and floral decorations and consider making some homemade treats that can be used as wedding favours.

Weddings in Kilkenny
Dressing the Wedding Party

Every wedding party is unique, some will have up to 20 people at the top table, others will opt for a low-key affair with just a Best Man and Maid of Honour. This choice is entirely down to the couple. However, if you’re facing rising costs when dressing the bridal party, it may be an idea to start looking online or at high street retailers as opposed to bridal specialists. Some of our high street stores in Ireland now offer incredible value on clothing for both men and women that would like absolutely wonderful on the day. Also check out eBay and other online marketplaces for clothing, footwear and accessories.

Keep it online

Going digital with your wedding stationery can be a real cost saver when it comes to planning your wedding. We are now talking to many brides and grooms who opt to send invites via email or through social media. This option may not be for everyone but can really make a difference to your budget and really won’t have any impact on the big day itself.

Wedding planning in Tipperary
Ask!

Never be afraid to ask for a discount, you can be assured that your chosen venue has more than covered their costs with the initial quote and there will be room for negotiation in some way. If the venue is unable to give you a better price then ask for extras to be included at no extra cost. Corkage, bar extension, drinks for the toast and evening nibbles may be just some of the items they may be able to accommodate you with.

If you’re currently planning your wedding and looking for a videographer who is affordable, professional and well respected, please get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Available to travel nationwide at all times of the year, you can be assured of a service that is delivered to the highest standards and impeccable customer service.