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Planning a Wedding in December

Over the past decade we have seen a huge upsurge in winter weddings, particularly in the seasonal month of December. If you and your loved one are getting married in December of this year or 2020, we hope you find this article helpful when making your all-important plans.

The team here at Drangan Video are always delighted to film winter weddings and we come fully equipped with all the latest technology, know-how and videography equipment to ensure we capture your special day in all its winter glory!

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Below you will find some tips to ensure your winter wedding goes as smoothly as possible:

1. Choosing your venue
When choosing a venue for your winter wedding, it’s important to take the weather into account. If you have opted for a church wedding ceremony, try to choose a venue that is close to the church so that any adverse weather conditions won’t impact on your guests when travelling between the ceremony and the celebrations. For those of you who are exchanging vows in a civil ceremony, select a venue that will allow you to host both the ceremony and the reception in the same location. This will ensure that you and your guests will not have to brave the cold weather unnecessarily.

2. Daylight Hours are Shorter
It’s important to remember that daylight hours are at a minimum during the month of December, so you will need to plan accordingly. Plan your ceremony as early as possible to leave ample time for photographs, outdoor video shoots and travel time to your venue.

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3. Keep Warm
Keeping you, your bridal party and your guests warm and comfortable should be a top priority when planning your big day, after all you don’t want the most important people in your life to be suffering with colds and coughs after your big day. Purchase warm shrugs or wraps for your bridesmaids and offer guests blankets and throws in any outdoor seating areas. You should also ask the venue to provide outdoor heating in any areas where guests might congregate.

4. Winter Warming Drinks
Upon arrival at your reception, it’s a great idea to offer guests a warming celebratory drink, whether that’s mulled wine, Irish coffees or a hot whisky, you can be assured that your guests will appreciate the effort on a cold December day.

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5. Winter Wedding Décor
Speak with your venue about the seasonal décor that will be in place in the suite or room you have booked for your celebrations. You may not celebrate Christmas or may not be a particularly religious person, so it’s important that you make your décor requirements clear to the hotel or venue in advance. Keep in mind that the seasonal décor in hotels and churches at this time of year could really help you save some money!

6. Winter Wedding Favours
If you are a lover of Christmas and want to include some winter wedding favours for your guests, you could consider personalised tree baubles, sugared almonds or Christmas crackers. All are readily available online and some or Ireland’s leading charities sell Christmas tree baubles at affordable rates!

Planning A Winter Wedding

If you’re planning a winter wedding and looking for a professional videographer who is experienced in filming in winter light, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. We are based in Tipperary and Kilkenny and happy to travel anywhere in Ireland with absolutely no extra cost to you and would be delighted to be a part of your big day.

Final Planning for your Winter Wedding

It’s hard to believe that we are already writing about winter weddings, how the summer has flown by this year! For those of you who are tying the knot in the final months of 2018 or early 2019, we hope you find these last minute planning tips helpful.

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It’s all about planning for the weather!

Being realistic about weather expectations during the winter months means you will never be caught short on your wedding day. Here at Drangan Video, we provide wedding videography services throughout the year and have seen a huge increase in couples getting married in the later months, particularly during the Christmas season.

Planning for winter weather conditions well in advance will give you the peace of mind you deserve on your wedding day:

For the guests:

• Umbrellas at the ready – organise a surplus of umbrellas for any guests who may not have had the foresight to bring one to the ceremony or celebrations.
• Keep your guests warm – making sure your guests are comfortable and warm at all times will make a huge difference to your day and will make your guests feel extra special.
• Offering a hot drink on arrival – when your guests arrive at your venue, consider offering hot drinks such as tea, coffee, mulled wine, Irish coffees or hot whiskeys.
• If you have an outdoor area at your venue of choice, provide your guests with warm blankets to keep the chill out.

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For the bridal party:

• The bride and the bridesmaids will need to be comfortable throughout the ceremony and the celebrations, so make sure you put some though into winter-ready accessories. Faux fur shoulder capes, boleros and custom designed jackets are all good options to keep the chill out.
• Don’t forget about the groom and grooms party, keep the guys warm by providing smart overcoats and attractive scarves. Most tux rental shops will be able to offer heavier suits or coats for the winter months.
• Bring an ‘emergency’ kit for the ladies. Cold winds and the likelihood of rain will mean you need to put a bit of extra thought into this kit. Include lip balm, hand cream, moisturiser, hairspray, makeup setting spray and anything else your bridal party may need in the event of bad weather.
• Keep your legs warm – Give your legs the love they need during this long day by wearing thick tights under a long wedding dress. If your bridesmaids are also wearing long dresses, provide them with high denier tights to keep those tootsies warm.

Cover all eventualities:

When planning your winter wedding, try to plan for every possibility on the day. Provide guests with clear directions to the venue and ask them to allow extra travel time in case of extreme weather conditions. Keep the extra travel time in mind for the bridal and grooms party too as icy roads or heavy winds can easily add an extra hour to a journey.

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If you have a photographer and videographer booked for outdoor shots, keep in mind that this may not always be possible. Have an alternative indoor venue arranged for group shots, personal photos and videography. The great thing about a winter wedding is that you get to dress up all over again later in the year if you wish to get some shots in the sunshine.

Drangan Video provides wedding videography services 12 months of the year and is available to film weddings right across the country. Please feel free to pop over to our testimonials page where you can see a small sample of our work, should you wish to see further samples, do get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you all the information you need.

We’ll be covering more winter wedding tips over the coming months so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for updates.

Winter Fairytale Wedding Tipperary

In this week’s wedding blog I am delighted and proud to be sharing  the wedding of Susan Tannock who is from Australia and Chris Bracken from Littleton, Thurles  who were marring in Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary  on December 30th 2017, the happy couple enjoyed a splendid wedding reception in the ever  popular Anner Hotel. The town of Thurles  is the home of the GAA and has hosted many big match days in Semple Stadium but none  more  important as Chris and Susan’s love match.

Here in Tipperary and Kilkenny  more and more couples are opting for off season  weddings ,   Winter can be a romantic time of year with  fairy lights and the  excitement of Christmas  in the air.
when  planning  a summer wedding  you are feeling confident about  the weather but let’s  not forget it is Ireland after all. In winter, although its  certain that there will be no heat, or sun  at least you know what to expect  and won’t get caught out.

Chris and Susan’s Winter Fairytale Wedding

The  Anner Hotel is situated just outside Thurles on the Two-Mile Borris  road,  resting on its own  private grounds with  tastefully kept  gardens and pathways.  Over the years the  four star  hotel   has increased in size offering a host of modern amenities, it is now one of the top wedding venues catering for Tipperary and Kilkenny wedding receptions. Chris and Susan’s wedding video story began at 10:30 in the hotel wedding suite  with coverage of the bridal preps.  December 30th was a very cold day  a rather  big shock for the Aussies who were leaving  their sunny warm summer behind,  the pressure of preparations did help to  keep  temperatures  rising for the girls.

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Holy Cross Abbey wast the couple’s choice of wedding ceremony location,  the beautifully restored Monastic site and Church from the 12th century  looked stunning in the low angled  December sunshine.  The Abbey is a working church  it is a popular location for  wedding ceremonies  it is steeped in history  if those walls could only speak of times gone by ? the aisle has a natural  slope towards the altar to help you tie the knot!

Susan her Dad and  the girls arrived  on time in a beautifully restored VW camper Van, the rumble of the German engineered engine was certainly  a step back in time for the older guests, there is something special about a colorful  wedding camper van, a couple of quick photos of Susan and her Dad then it was time to begin the long  walk  up the aisle to take Chris’s hand in matrimony .
The church was lovely and warm due to the recently installed underfloor heating providing a welcome break from a biting winter chill.

Fairytale winter wedding in Tipperary

Susan and Chris were a lovey couple to work with they were so relaxed and easygoing, they have already shared the highlights video on facebook it  has been receiving glowing reviews on our Drangan Video page.

Thanks for stopping by and reading our latest wedding news blog, if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Tipperary or Kilkenny please feel free to contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be more than happy to offer information about our range of affordable wedding video packages.

More Tipperary/Kilkenny wedding news next week.