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Wedding Speeches 2018 … Long or Short ?

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Over the years in the videography business here in Kilkenny and Tipperary  I have heard it all, with wedding speeches anyway!  I remember 15 years ago at weddings, the smokey hotel function rooms and the speeches that were short and to the point. As time went on the smoking ban arrived and the speeches got longer & longer for some reason.

weddingvideokilkenny.comHow long is a good speech? Well I guess the way to answer that is how long in a piece of string… who knows, but the attention span of your guests should not be over looked.  The total duration of the wedding speeches is usually 20 to 30 minutes max.  If you want your wedding speeches to be short, then you have to make sure all the speakers know their limits and no more.  Long speeches can risk  repetition and guest boredom and I have see this while videoing weddings all over Ireland.

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      Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny

My advice to couples that ask about what I think regarding speeches is this: I tell them it’s their day but just to be aware a short speech is always remembered and spoken about later, a long speech is soon forgotten because it was too much for people to take in.  Also bear in mind that if the speeches are after the meal and are long winded, people get fed up as they need to stretch their legs.  I have heard horror comments after the speeches from guests after sitting for nearly an hour listening to a guy that “loves his own voice!” but as I emphasise – it’s your day and your speeches. The traditional scenario of having the speeches after the meal is fine as well, but think of the groom & best man and also the dads  all  sitting there eating their meal thinking the speeches have to be done soon – it can and will put them off their meal.

A trend that is becoming increasingly popular is to have the wedding speeches before the meal. This really helps people who have a speech to deliver and are somewhat anxious about making it. This will have to be  arranged with your hotel in advance so that they can  Plan to accommodate it with your meal.

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I understand with hotels they have to keep the meal hot while the wedding speeches are being conducted, but from feedback from couples 70% now want their speeches before the meal. This way all involved in the speaking  can relax and enjoy their meal knowing it’s done and dusted! It’s a great idea for  people that are not used to public speaking. Of course from the hotel’s side of things this can be a nightmare! Also you band can start on time if all is done and dusted before say 9pm, and this way you get value for money from you nights Entertainment as well. The bride and groom tell the hotel they will only be 15 minutes but I have see this 15 mins drag on to an hour!  The poor chef is doing his best to stop the veg from sticking to the pans, so i can understand why the hotels frown on this!  If your speeches are going to be before the meal tell the hotel this and stay to an agreed time-frame – this way your guests won’t be eating cold food and all will be happy. Brand new blog in the making for next week, very interesting one at that!  check back   ~  Joe

We WON! The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2018

 Award Winning Wedding Videographer 2018 abbey videoLast Wednesday evening I got word that I had won the Mrs2Be brides choice awards for wedding Videography in Ireland!

The Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards were launched in 2014. The awards are the first and only Irish wedding industry awards that are based on a detailed review process involving each entrant’s previous customers. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality. Entrants are judged primarily via a review system involving previous couples who have recently used their service. These reviews are independently verified and cross-referenced to ensure credibility.

mrs2be-awards-recognising-excellenceI was nominated last year and was honoured to become a finalist. This year I was nominated by a couple whose wedding I filmed early in 2017 and I progressed once again to the finals, but this time I went all the way and won!  It’s a nervous wait to see how things go with the judges and of course how the couples vote.  But as I always say, every wedding video I complete is a winner for me – when I get an e-mail, text, Facebook review or a phone call to say how delighted a couple are with their wedding DVD, well I just won all over again!

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Wedding Video Kilkenny

Wedding videography can be a strange business sometimes, no two couples have the same taste in filming or the music they pick for the final product.   Over the years I have seen the way weddings are delivered – these times of course it’s DVD and also flash drives are making their way on stream.  But I have always kept up-to-date with all the latest technology, including the new Sony cams, the very best in software, computers, and of course my own creative and unique way of filming weddings all wrapped into a professional, affordable and unobtrusive style.  And by the looks of things it’s working both for the couple and for me, so happy days there!

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Winner Mrs2Be brides choice awards 2016

It’s time to get ready for this week’s weddings – some more fantastic couples to meet, new places, new faces, and hopefully more referrals, that’s how my business works best.  It also helps that my website is at the top of google for wedding video in Tipperary, along with Kilkenny and Carlow – I love SEO and how Google works behind the scenes, and by the looks of things it has paid off again!  Thank you to all my 2107 couples that took the time to vote for us. ~ Joe & Breda

 

All photos are ((c) of Abbey Video.

Welcome 2017

Well the Christmas Day celebrations are over and as we wind down and head towards the end of the year we can take a look back at 2016…

http://abbeyvideoproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/brides_choice_awards_winner_ 2016 Wedding video KilkennyOne of the highlights of the year for me was winning the Mrs2be Brides’ Choice award for videography. Being shortlisted last year and making it to finalist stage was very exciting but winning the category this year was something special and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank again all the couples who voted for us, and especially Jackie who nominated us. We hope we can continue to provide the same level of customer satisfaction in Tipperary, Kilkenny and further afield in 2017 and beyond!

Of course it’s also a time to look ahead to the future and for newly engaged coupes it’s such an exciting time! This time of year is very popular for engagements and for the first few weeks of January the bookings come in thick and fast! So if you’re planning on getting married on a key date over the next few years such as a bank holiday weekend or around Christmas or the New Year, now’s the time to start making those enquiries! Contact us here at Abbey Video Productions for more information and advice and we’ll be happy to help you.

Christmas Weddings in KilkennyWith the last few weddings of the year coming up for us, at Annacarty in Co. Tipperary and Kilmoganny in Co. Kilkenny, we would like to thank all of our 2016 brides and grooms, along with all of our other customers from shows and individual projects. We look forward to the many weddings we will be recording in 2017 and hope that the New Year brings happiness and health to you all. So if your getting married in 2107 / 2018 / 2019   get in touch and we can work out a package that will suit you.

When will my wedding DVD be ready?

When will my wedding DVD be ready?… ok here’s how it works

wedding video Kilkenny abbey videoThis is a question I am asked at the time of booking or even on the wedding day and I feel if someone pays for a product they should get it within a reasonable timeframe. We here at Abbey Video Productions based in Tipperary and Kilkenny have a great team, herself and me 🙂 I film then hand over to Breda the next day – of course I go through the footage with her to check and to see all is 100%, and maybe discuss some special shots that might be nice for use in a highlight shot. Then when we are happy with the raw footage it goes into our beast of a new computer and between Breda’s editing skills and the state of the art editing system we use, your wedding DVD is born!

Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey Video Productions
Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey Video Productions

We have a tidy system operating! If I film a wedding on a Friday, when I get home that footage is backed up and backed up again. The next day that wedding footage is checked thorougly and makes its way to the next stage into the editing system. From there, your raw film footage is placed on the video timeline and your choice of music added to the second audio timeline. Your live audio is left in place where appropriate (the marriage ceremony, speeches, dancing) and your choice of music is placed over video footage where needed, with adjustments made where necessary so that the music fits the flow of the film. When we are 110% happy with it, a HD file is rendered to ensure the utmost high quality.

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But it’s not done yet! Now for our sophisticated authoring system where the file is encoded and chaptered for your convenience and finally written to a DVD or a usb key.

While all that’s working, the art work for your DVD face and presentation box is being designed on another computer to ensure the main computer is not interrupted while making your wedding DVD. So when the DVD is ready out it pops and it’s time for one of us to check the final product not once but twice, just to be sure! Then at this point it’s time to pack it and have it ready for when the couple come back from honeymoon.

New park Hotel Kilkenny wedding video Kilkenny . comIt’s strange when I hear stories that some videographers are 3 -5 months behind on editing , so it takes months for couples to receive their wedding DVDs. When booking your wedding video be sure to ask how long it will take to see the completed product. I am very busy here in Tipperary along with covering a large area of Kilkenny and Waterford, so we are very proud that we can deliver when a couple return from honeymoon. Have a look here at some of the fantastic reviews we have got along the way for our quick but professional delivery of your special DVD. So if you are planning on getting married in 2016/ 2017/2018 give me a call and let’s discuss the wide range of packages available to you, along with our highly competitive prices. See our Reviews

Fantastic Wedding DVD

 

Wedding Video KilkennyIt’s great to have had a local wedding video job in Cashel Tipperary on Friday last after 3 the week before in Kilkenny .  John Ryan & Mairead Ryan both local Cashel people tied the knot in style. Hovering over the church was a drone to capture the fantastic views around Cashel and over the Church as Mairead arrived, A quick call to Maireads house that morning to capture it all going on – hair being done, make up being applied, ribbons being put on the cars – it had  the hallmarks of a great wedding to come! John lads were at the Church  in Cashel nice and early to meet and greet the huge number of guests  that had been invited. Mairead was not long behind and  She looked stunning, walked up the isle by her father Gerry

Wedding Video KilkennyThe Bridesmaids were on hand to do the last bit of lip gloss and away we went to capture John standing at the top of the aisle awaiting his brides  arrival. Fr Jim Purcell our very popular priest in Cashel was giving John some good advice 🙂    After the ceremony we went to a local area with stunning views of the Rock of Cashel for some photographs with Grace McMahon  a great photographer from  Tipperary who I meet quite a lot at weddings we get on great together and we recommend couples to each other which is a great way to network.

The Abbey Court Hotel was really decked out for the day, the ballroom was splendid looking and of course Ray was there to meet and greet all, its a fantastic hotel and one of my favorites to film weddings in

It was one of those weddings that  makes you feel good to be a local wedding videographer in Kilkenny

Wedding Video KilkennyWe’re out again this weekend, so if you’re in Waterford on Friday or  Kilkenny on Saturday you might see me there

Also some great news – the very popular Brides in Munster website got a stunning make over.  It has gone from strength to strength with loads of local wedding suppliers around Tipperary and also further afield and lots more to be added to it.  As I often say to couples that contact me about suppliers on it, it’s simple, clear and local, and its free!  So have a browse around this great little local site, you wont get better deals from any other wedding service providers!

Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016.

As a popular wedding videographer here in Kilkenny and covering Tipperary , Carlow, Waterford and all the other towns villages and cities around, it’s  fantastic to have been chosen as a finalist  for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2016. Over the years I have worked hard to understand the needs of couples who choose me as their wedding videographer for their special day, every couple has different ideas for their wedding video production and I encourage each bride and groom to give me their ideas and what they might like in the final production … after all it’s their day.

Down through  the years I have invested both time and money to keep up with the latest cameras, editing software and all the bells and whistles that go along with the job as i feel only the best is good enough for your wedding day.

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I don’t use wedding fairs, I have  attended 2 in all my time as a wedding videographer, as i feel a lot of the couples that come along on the day often have their wedding suppliers booked before hand, and that can include me! So I  work on the “word of mouth” system and it really does work.  As you are reading my blog you will see I also depend on my website like any other business, and of course a quick google and you should normally find me at the top of your search  both in Tipperary & Kilkenny – I’m working on the other counties  as we speak.

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Getting back to the  Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2015, every wedding I cover and produce  both locally and everywhere else is an Award for me as the feed back I get is truly out of this world and 100% recommendation from Brides & Grooms.  So I get Awards every year in my own way when couples  contact me after they have viewed their wedding dvd and  tell me that not only did they like their dvd but loved it and are so glad to have got a wedding video.  So a happy customer is happy days! But of course in saying that  the Award would be nice to receive, but we will let the powers that be make that choice, there are a lot of other fantastic videographers around the country and I wish them all the best.

Abbey Video Productions - wedding video KilkennyThe wedding industry is booming at the moment and next year looks like a bumper year as well.  The budgets are still in place of course and rightly so, but I have often said  you get what you pay for.  Of course you can get your wedding video for 300 euro for the full day but is that all your memories are worth? The average price for the day can be 750+ and I think that’s fair – it often can be an 11 hr day and that’s only the wedding day, editing has to come into play after that.  So I would say if your are planning on getting married and having a wedding DVD  give time choosing your videographer. You don’t need to pay 900+ unless it’s a 2 man crew with 2  manned cameras, if that is what you need go for it, but I like to film with the “fly on the wall” approach.  This way both you and your guests are often unaware of cameras there at all, but of course all the little details get covered, with your guests enjoying themselves and your full day captured in detail.

So I would like to thank you all  for the nominations and I will keep you posted on the outcome ~  Joe

How To Distribute Your Wedding Video To People Who Couldn’t Attend Your Wedding

Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoHow To Distribute Your Wedding Video To People Who Couldn’t Attend Your Wedding

Whether we are covering weddings in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow or Waterford, we understand a wedding day is the most important event in the life of most brides to be. This is perfectly normal, so nobody can blame you for wanting this day to be perfect even in the smallest details. Unfortunately, some of your friends and family members may not be able to join you to celebrate your big day together. Perhaps they are busy, perhaps they travel for business or they are sick. Whatever their reasons for not attending your wedding ceremony, this doesn’t mean they don’t want to see your wedding photos and videos.

Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoThese being said, you probably want to find a way to share your wedding video with all people who couldn’t attend your ceremony. Luckily, there are several ways you can do it, without too much hassle. The first method is to set up a YouTube channel and upload your video there, and then share the link with all your friends and family. They would need an internet connection in order to be able to watch your movie.

Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoYou also have another option that would enable them to watch the film offline. You can use a file sharing website to upload your file, and then send an email with the download link to all people you want to access your video. They have to download the file, but once they’ve done it, they can watch the video without needing an internet connection. However, this method requires them to have enough storage space on their computer or mobile device to download and store the video.

Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoIf you want, you can also upload your video to Facebook. However, you have to check the maximum file size they accept. The other drawback is that your friends need to have a Facebook account in order to be able to access your video. Nonetheless, there are very few people who aren’t on Facebook these days, so this might not be such a big problem. Speaking of Facebook, you could also make use of their live broadcast opportunity to address a few words to all your friends who couldn’t attend it, straight from the venue. You may even want to start your broadcast just before the most important moment of the day, the moment when both of you are going to make your vows.

brides_choice_awards_nominated_badge_200x151Last but not least, if you hire a professional photographer and filmmaker for your wedding, you can ask them to create a special page on their website, and upload your photos and videos there. Many photographers offer this service to their clients anyway, so you might even receive it as part of your agreed wedding package.

Whatever method you choose, all people who weren’t able to attend your wedding are going to have access to your videos. They are going to watch you in your most important day, feeling as if they were there, in the same room with you and with all other guests. Modern technology is wonderful, so use it to your advantage!

Wedding video KIlkenny - Abbey videoSo what ever way you might like to share your wedding day with family and friends that cant make it on the day, give me a call and I will be glad help you with the options out there.  ~ Joe

This is a guest post by Mark Wilcox of http://www.weddingintro.com/“>weddingintro.com where  he shares more wedding planning tips.

 

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Over the years how things has changed ….

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Hi all, and welcome to this month’s wedding blog. I’m Joe at Abbey Video Productions.

When I started wedding videos here in Tipperary and Kilkenny, the cameras were BIG with a large cassette in. Thankfully, those times have passed and technology has moved on. My new cameras are Sony pxw- x180s. These cameras are so easy to carry, are lightweight and have much more flexibility. They are also much less obtrusive which is very important on a wedding day.

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The use of SxS mem cards means less storage space is needed, and drop out from the old VHS tapes are long gone. HIGH quality is very important to me as a videographer here in Tipperary and Kilkenny, along with low lighting. Capability is a must, as no one likes a video light; again these days are gone.

Editing systems : Where do I start? And do you really need to know all the technology of it? Probably not! But let me give you a quick overview. I use two editing systems — Vegas Pro 13 and, of course, the old faithful Pinnacle Studio 14 HD for smaller projects. The editing system is only as good as the camera person: If your shots are not framed right or are shaky, no editing system will fix it 100%. So that’s where expertise in filming comes into play. But, of course, what’s a wedding video without a few nice, gentle special effects. That being said, I don’t like to overdo them, as they look tacky. I have seen some wedding videos with butterflies floating around the screen, or some gold dust falling over the bride as she walks in a park … tacky!

Whats new out there I hear you ask:

Wedding Videos KilkennyWell its not new, but  Flash drives with your full wedding along with chapters have  now been in for a while I have delivered some weddings on them and the quality is fantastic, but not every household  has a  TVs with a flash drive slot so the good old DVD is here for a while yet, but the Flash drives will soon be our main format for delivery The reason is that it will allow us to supply your wedding footage  in  broadcast high definition quality, all my weddings are recorded  with the very latest Sony pxw- x180 cameras so its time to make the change and let couples really enjoy better than 100% quality.

Well, it’s not new, but Flash drives with your full wedding along with chapters have now been in for a while. I have delivered some weddings on them and the quality is fantastic, but not every household has a TV with a Flash drive slot. So the good old DVD is here for a while yet, but the Flash drives will soon be our main format for delivery. The reason is that it will allow us to supply your wedding footage in high definition quality. All of my weddings are recorded with the very latest Sony pxw- x180 cameras, so it’s time to make the change and let couples really enjoy better than 100% quality.

Where can this all happen:

While I am based in Tipperary, but I also have a huge clientele in Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, and everywhere around Ireland, really you could find me anywhere.

Tipperary is, of course, my local area and I love local weddings. It’s great to be asked back to film a wedding for a family that I have all ready worked for. That’s ‘word of mouth’ and the BEST way to do business. Kilkenny is my next area, as it was in the Kilkenny/Carlow area that I filmed one of my first weddings. Only last week, I was in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow with the reception in  Mount Wolseley   but, as I said, I love to film. So wherever your wedding is, give me a call and let’s chat about your special day. After all, I do have the experience.

 

Wedding Videos KilkennyWant to check out some local wedding suppliers :

We all like to keep it local with wedding suppliers, as it’s so much easier all round. Well, have a look at  Brides in Munster     It’s packed with
everything you might need for your wedding day, from, of course,  Abbey Video Productions    Videographers,  Photographers, Flowers, Wedding cakes, Wedding dresses… the lot!

What are people saying about Abbey Video Productions?  a few reviews from posts left on my face book

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Wedding Video in Kilkenny

“Hi Joe, Thanks a million for the DVDs. We were delighted with them and you were an absolute pleasure to deal with on the day. You put us totally at ease with your good humour and you worked away quietly in the background so we weren’t a bit self conscious”

“Joe just a big thanks to you and abbey productions it was a huge pleasure to have you do our wedding and what a result from start to finish I cried and laugh… Thanks to abbey production I will never forget me and Clare’s special day..”

“Absolutely delighted with our wedding dvds. Thanks a mill Joe. You were just brilliant on the day. A dvd is the BEST way to relive all the moments of your special day! Would recommend it to everyone getting married smile emoticon”

“Hi Joe our wedding dvd is amazing thank you so much we are delighted with it. You caught some amazing moments that we didnt even know happened!
We are highly recommending you to all our friends yu were amazing on the day…
Cheers Laura & Paddy”

“Hi joe . Thanks a million for the dvds they are absolutely brilliant . You were great on the day and came to my aide a few times on our wedding day. Won’t hesitate to recommend you . You are just top class . Best of luck for the future .”

Have a read for yourself here https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyVideoProductions/reviews 

Thats it for now, back to some editing and get ready for a busy weekend all over again 🙂 ~ JoeWedding Videos Tipperary

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Light up Letters, the Latest Trend at Weddings

Light up Letters, the Latest Trend at Irish weddings

Light up LettersOver the years of filming wedding videos all over Ireland, trends come and go, from the Chocolate Fountain, the sweet cart and now, Light up Letters these letters can say anything you wish, from welcoming your guests to  your wedding, to the all important word LOVE .For all couples, their wedding day is a unique and memorable occasion. No matter how many weddings they may go to as guests, no day will ever be as amazing as theirs.

However for guests, a lot of weddings that they go to can feel pretty similar and not that unique at all. Now on one hand, this isn’t really an issue for prenuptial couples to worry about as it’s their special day after all, but how can they help to make the day just as memorable for their guests as it is for them? At many Irish weddings these days as I have seen in areas like Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford there is a growing trend of light up letters taking centre stage in the function room. and yes it look great!These dazzling displays are proving to be a wonderful addition to many weddings across Ireland and for videography companies like Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  there are no problems capturing the magnificence of these lights and incorporating them into the wedding videos that I produce for happy couples.

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Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlow

The light up letters come in a range of sizes so for couples who are looking for a discreet display there are small options available which are ideal for the top table at the wedding meal. However for the bride and groom who really want to dazzle their guests, large light up letters which are ideal for placing at the front of the dance floor are being more commonly hired in many parts of Ireland, including Tipperary and Kilkenny.
These larger letters are approximately 5 ft tall so they’re certainly big enough to be easily seen but not so large that they become obtrusive.
For many brides and grooms it is understandable that they will want their wedding venue to be set up in advance without the need to make alterations during the day. However should they wish to then it’s not a big job as the light up letters are easily mobile due to their surprisingly light weight. They are also versatile and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use so they can be appreciated whatever the weather. If the bride and groom are looking for outdoor photographs at night with a stunning backdrop then these lights are ideal. Equally, if they want them moved from the edge of the dance floor during the evening to make more space then this is also easily done due to their lightweight construction.

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny

The light up letters provide a stunning background scenery which guests will be queuing up to take photographs of and will remember long after the big day.Experienced videography professionals such as Wedding Videographers Kilkenny  can seamlessly highlight the light up letters in their footage so that the bride and groom will have a permanent reminder of their special day that they can hold on to forever.So if you are planing your special day give me a call or drop me an e-mail and we can discuss your wedding video let tit be in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford Carlow or indeed any  county in Ireland.

Hope my blog was someway helpful to you in your planing for that special day ~ Joe

Till debt do us part / wedding videography

Till debt do us part /  wedding videography

Wedding Video Kilkenny - abbey videoIts a short piece  of writing for you  this week as i’m so busy between, weddings, editing, for every county around especially  Tipperary & Kilkenny  but its all local work so all is good! But I  found this last week and thought it might make some interesting reading, Over the years of filming wedding videos in Tipperary / Kilkenny  and all over Ireland I get to see some  fantastic wedding days, from the Engagement party  right up to when the bride and groom dance the night away with family and friends on the big day. Its a pleasure to be part  of a couples wedding day to be among their family’s and friends for quite a number of hours on the day and some times for the Engagement party! But I did write a little about wedding and the way they change over the years but this post touches on the prices, which in these times is a BIG factor with all the costs so have a read and please comment and give me your thoughts.

Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey video productionsThe web: The web is now the main part and plays a huge part for couples planning their wedding , Google is a great friend to all to find wedding suppliers, get prices, information, and try and get some help with that dreaded  speech. Google even has a wedding planning site to help you with your wedding you can see it here , even for  us wedding suppliers Google and the web is a powerful tool to have at our fingertips, when you type in wedding video Tipperary orKilkenny I am number one in the Organic search for wedding videos, this I am very proud of !  so get clicking and find you wedding suppler in your local area.They say you can’t put a price on wedded bliss, but €24,000 is a start. Yes, this is the amount that the average couple spent on getting married last year. There are several reasons for this, including the honeymoon, venue and décor. Here are a few other interesting facts about the change in trends for the big day:

 Engagement:

Wedding-Video-KilkennyThe length of time for which a couple are engaged has become shorter. In 2012, most couples were engaged for at least 2 years before getting married. However, last year, the majority waited just 13-18 months.As well as this, almost one in four couples live together for at least five years before walking up the aisle. On average, brides are getting married in their late twenties, while grooms are in their early thirties.

Winter Wedding:

Wedding video Kilkenny - Abbey videoDecember is now the most popular month to get engaged, with February following behind.Abbey Video  have filmed some lovely Weddings over the years, the lovely crisp light, the shadows and the frosty blue skies.The hotels ready for Christmas with their decorations, and of course the mulled wine.

Walking Up the Aisle:

 wedding videos in Tipperary / KilkennyAlthough up to a quarter of couples shun a church wedding, it is still the most popular venue in which to hold a wedding.  In years gone by Churches were the place to get wed now you can  get married anywhere you like to a certain extent, and it’s nice for people that are not religious  to have this choice.

Speeches:

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Even though it is still the main preference to have the speeches after the meal, popularity is increasing for having the speeches before the meal as everyone is more relaxed and can enjoy their dinner better.  Speeches they say should be like a mini skirt… long enough to cover the  essentials  but short enough to keep you interested, and it’s true, people do tend to want to get up after a large feed and walk around a bit before the dancing starts, but if your speeches go on too long  it’s hard to keep them entertained.The typical number of guests sitting for the meal is 101-150, with an approximate price range of €35 – €60 per head.  ( I remember doing a video a few years back and there were 380 sitting down for the meal!

 

Reception Venue:

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Although hotels remain the top choice for couples as their wedding reception venue, other choices are available and popular among couples.  These include country houses, which host more than 20 percent of Irish weddings, as well as restaurants.  We have some fantastic hotels here in Tipperary with the likes of Clonmel Park,  Hotel Minella Clonmel, Raheen House,  then just over the border in Kilkenny you have  The Newpark Hotel, the Ormond Hotel, and a lot more.

“How much”, I hear you ask?   read on ……..

They tell us an average wedding cost €24,000

Ok so what costs  all this money?  Well below is the average amount spent on various aspects of a wedding:

Venue : €9,825

Band: €1,850

DJ : €350

Photographer: €1,435

Videographer : €850

Wedding dress:  €1,570

Bridesmaid dresses : €550

Suits : €626

Ceremony music: €415

Wedding car: €420

Make up €265

Hair and others  €235

Jewellery €510

Wedding cake : €340

Flowers  €615

Favours €225

Candles €125

Hen / Stag : €500

Honeymoon: €4950

Extras : €1,170

And don’t think you will be finished with just the above, as your wedding day draws near there is always some thing that crops up, so make a budget and stick to it!

 

Hope you enjoyed my post ~  Joe on facebook