Weddings are undergoing huge changes regarding guest numbers due to complience with Covid restrictions, I have been videographer for many smaller weddings over the past few weeks its great to be back at work again and embracing the new wedding normal.
My most recent couple Sinéad and James enjoyed a lovely day last weekend, it was a Kilkenny Cork match with a Tipperary connection, the father of the bride is from Tipp living in Kilkenny. The wedding ceremony took place in Tullaroan church a small number of family and guests attended the ceremony embracing the new social distancing rules. The weather was fab photographer Ben Power set up up some lovely outdoor shots in and around Johns Bridge in Kilkenny City.
Sinéad & James had been planning and looking forward to their big day for for the almost two years, the plan was to have a bigger wedding but because of the new restitctions on numbers they had to go for smaller numbers. Like so many couples Sinéad & James had thought about putting off the wedding untill 2021 or 2022, they eventually decided to hold out and go ahead with the original date.
They have no regrets it was a fab wedding smaller numbers with the atmosphere of a big wedding. Thanks Sinead & James for choosing me as your wedding videographer.
Advantages of having a small wedding
Big weddings are quite expensive and are stressful to organize, so why not consider cutting back your guest list to just close family and a few special friends. Cutting down on numbers means that you will save a considerable amount on your wedding reception. If you are on a tight budget this is the right option for you. You can still choose an upmarket venue with all the trimmings but without the 200 guests
Easier to organize a small wedding
The main benefits of a small celebration is stress free wedding planning, much less drama, less decisions to make. Its nice to have happy memories of your pre-wedding activities such as having fun and chatting with your bridesmaids and shopping for the wedding dress
Spend big on things that are important for you
Now that you have decided celebrate your special day with fewer guests you will be able to get the most from your wedding budget. Why not spend the extra money saved on a fab wedding menu, top class wedding videographer (that would be Drangan Video) your favourite photographer or a popular wedding band.
Enjoy a more personal wedding celebration.
Whether you prefer finger food with drinks or a sit down meal, a small wedding allows you to create a personal and relaxed atmosphere where you can chat and mingle with all of your guests. This allolws you to be able to enjoy your wedding celebration and not feel stressed about trying to meet every single one of 200 guests, just sit back relax and enjoy each others company.
Larger choice of wedding venues for small weddings
If you are planning on having a large wedding you will have a smaller choice of venues that can host larger groups, if your guest numbers are small then you will have many more options including restaurants, bars, Cafes, wineries and outdoor venues. You will have less tables to decorate, so why not splash out on eye catching wedding centerpieces, floral arrangements and DIY projects.
Making your own wedding invitations would be a huge task if you are inviting 200 guests. A small wedding makes it easier to do DIY projects so you can really add your creative talents to the whole event.
If you are currently in the process of planning your dream wedding and are worried about restrictions on guest numbers, please feel free contact Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range wedding video packages especially tailored to suit smaller weddings in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and countywide.