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I’ve been nominated for a Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2019!

As a wedding videographer based in Tipperary and Kilkenny covering all Ireland it’s fantastic to have been nominated yet again for the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards 2019. I won it in 2016 and again in 2018. Entrants are judged on a range of criteria including professionalism and quality.there is lots of other awards out there but the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards are Recognising the best of the Irish wedding industry.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

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.

 

Getting back to the  Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award 2019, 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.

 

The 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 800+ 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

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.

Wedding Videographer New Park Hotel Kilkenny
      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

Sunny Fethard for Jillian & Laurence

wedding video Kilkenny - abbey video productionsFethard Church was the call last Friday in fantastic sunshine and a great local wedding in Tipperary, Jillian & Laurence got married in this lovely old town. Jillia was just 2 km from Fethard was a nice easy call to her house that morning on my way from Cashel, the house was a great success as there was lots going on to film. Andrew Mc Dermott was on hand as her photographer, we both worked on her sisters wedding 4 years ago so its great to be called back again, we   must have done something right last time.

wedding video Kilkenny - abbey video productionsMoving on to Fetahrd to capture Laurence and the lads, meeting people in McCarthy’s pub, just settling the nerves of course 🙂  Laurence is from  Cloneen which is not far down the road in the parish of Drangan & Cloneen so a near meet for both familys, Cashel flowers supplied the fabulous flowers on the day and made the church look lovely.

Fr Tom Breen was the man that tied the knot, a lovely guy and did not delay us to long in the warm church.

wedding video Kilkenny - abbey video productions Andrew their photographer took both family’s to have the family photos done to the rear of the church, in the shade I might add, this is a great way to have this bit of the day over for them as after this they are free to go to the reception.

wedding video Kilkenny - abbey video productionsThe new park hotel was our last stop for the evening, and I must say its  the best hotel in Kilkenny for a wedding, their attention to detail and personal attention to the couple on the day is second to none.

 

Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year everyone!

Christmas Weddings | Abbey VideoWell I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, and a lovely time with family and friends as I did. And congratulations!  if you have received that special ring over the Christmas holidays… or even if your are expecting it over new year!  January is the time  to start with your wedding planning , a new year and some great and exciting planning ahead of you, Give me a call if you are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer,  and I can promise you wont be disappointed with my prices or quality.  Wedding Video Bookings for 2018 are pouring in the last few days. Even January this year is as busy as July! It’s something I have never encountered before but is great to see. Even  2019  is well booked at the moment .Throughout the year, I have had to recommend some well heeled colleagues of mine to brides for whom I was booked for their date. If I am booked, I don’t just send them a name of the first  videographer that springs to mind. I have a few professional guys that I hold in the highest regard and we always recommend each other, should one of us be booked. With this way of working, no couple will get the run around with different prices. I would never recommend someone I would not use my self.

Christmas Weddings | wedding video kilkennyTomorrow  its back to work  with my first wedding of this mad busy time of year and its a local one in Knockavilla just up the road from where I live, its great to have all local wedding videos this time of year with the weather the way it is or the way it could end up!  of course New Years eve is a very popular choice with couples all over Irelaand, I love the Christmas & New year weddings

 

Christmas Weddings in KilkennyThe last few weeks has been hectic  filming weddings and school shows in and around Tipperary along with Kilkenny and Waterford as well as editing. But ALL my weddings even the last one on the on the 16th of December, was with the couple in time for Christmas for them to enjoy with family and friends over the holidays, I cant understand some videographers that I hear of leaving couples without their wedding DVDs for Christmas, Breda and myself make sure we have all the info for their wedding on our computer inc their titles,  music choices, so when I have the film downloaded to our system we are ready to go!

DSC02698While looking back on last year, most visited wedding reception areas was  Clonmel Park Hotel   Hotel Minella, ClonmelHotel Kilkenny , New park hotel  Kilkenny  I also visited  Waterford and Limerick. And I would like to thank all the hotels for their help on the day, and look forward to working in all the local hotels around Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow and the others again in 2018  So wherever you might be getting married, give me a call and I will give you the most competitive price you will find anywhere in Munster.

wedding song listSo, with a fantastic looking year ahead and with 80% of my work in and around Tipperary and Kilkenny, I guess I can’t complain. However, with every new year I try and create a new and unique way of crafting wedding videos and editing and the coming  year brides will get a lovely suprrise with a brand new editing system with every bell and whistle that I need. Anyone  can give you a wedding video, but I try and make it that bit special. It’s this that has kept me ahead of other other “video guys “, while still offering a Professional Affordable and Unobtrusive service.   So, if you are planning your wedding for  this year, you’d better be quick and contact me now, or 2018 / 2019/ 2020 as I am  being booked very fast. To see my new and unique way of how your wedding video could look, give me a call. I will try to match your service area, along with the hotel  that you might be using, with a full wedding DVD to view at home. This way, you get a feel of my true work

DSC03063Weddings are huge business in every country, and your wedding needs planing  a lot of planing I know I hear it all first hand so to help you along with your big day have a look at BRIDES IN MUNSTER  again a local wedding suppler site but covering  Kilkenny and Carlow for the local brides in 2015/ 16 its packed with 100% top notch wedding professionals covering wedding video , wedding photography, wedding cakes , wedding flowers, wedding rings, wedding dresses, wedding sweet carts any thing wedding its there! as I said before if you don’t see a Wedding a suppler on this great local wedding supplier site are they worth the call?

Also I got  many thank you cards over  Christmas from couples whose weddings I have filmed over the year, with 80%  of them from around Tipperary where most of my work is.  It’s great to get feedback from brides, it shows we are doing a great job and they enjoyed their wedding DVDs.

Wedding video Kilkenny - Abbey videoWedding videography is a record of your day the way you would like it told, and along with our  camera skills and editing this can be achieved.  No wedding is the same and any videographer that goes out to do a job should never treat it like “yesterdays wedding” –  every couple has different ideas of what they think their wedding video should look and feel like and  I love to hear this, because it gives me a clear picture of what they are seeing.  When the day arrives I keep this in mind, and work to achieve it.

So Happy New year to you all. and If your planing on ” tieing the knot” or you know someone who is, give me a call I can guarantee you wont be disappoint  in price or quality   (  photos  © wedding video Kilkenny ) and https://pixabay.com

 

 

Theme for the Right Season with Your Videographer

Importance of discussing the Right Wedding Theme for the Right Season with Your Videographer

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosNot everyone woman aspires to be a June bride. Couples who are tying the knot can find many compelling reasons to plan their weddings for any of the four seasons – spring, summer, fall, or winter. As someone experienced in marriage video editing, you’ve undoubtedly experienced weddings set in a variety of times during the years, and have seen the success (or failure) of different wedding themes as they interact with the challenges of the season the wedding is in.

 

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Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards Winners

As a videographer,based in Kilkenny  your insights are valuable. Not only in the planning and execution of the marriage videography and editing but in suggesting how your video presentation can complement the entire wedding planning effort. Here are some useful suggestions for how you can discuss with the bride and groom the ways your video presentation can capture the spirit of the season.

Spring

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosA spring wedding is about color and the reawakening of the earth around us from the doldrums of winter. Smart wedding planning for spring will emphasize bright floral colors, with décor and clothing that is light and airy. Outdoor venues are often chosen, either for the ceremony or the reception, or for both.
As a videographer, point out to your clients how you can capture the feel of spring by incorporating B-roll exterior shots of the venue or shooting back story elements that place the bride and her bridesmaids in a natural, colorful setting. Your wedding video editing can shine by incorporating the selective use of soft-focus and a shallow depth of field to complement the light and airy attributes of the décor and clothing.
Summer

Outdoor civil ceremonySummers can be hot, and smart wedding themes and videography will build a theme for the wedding around bold colors, spicy tastes, and a less formal approach. When consulting with your clients, stress how your marriage video editing can be used to capture the excitement of the day.
Editing is the key to capturing the essence of a summer wedding. A fast-paced editing style, with judicious use of jump cuts, will instill more excitement than a more sedate approach utilizing longer shots slower transitions.

Autumn

Wedding Video Kilkenny | Abbey video productionsAutumn brings to the wedding palette a rich selection of colors and hues, with vibrant earth tones a favorite focal point of the wedding design. Your marriage video editing can take full advantage of a well-considered and planned an autumn wedding, and here are a few suggestions you can make to your clients to capture the essence of the season.
Consider capturing B-roll footage of the bride and groom in casual takes at a colorful fall location. One of my personal favorites is shooting the couple walking along a lake or pond where the fall colors of the trees are reflected.  At the wedding location and reception capture, close-up footage of fall touches in the flower arrangements and table decorations to add to the effect.
Winter

Wedding video Kilkenny - Kilkenny wedding videosWinter weddings offer wonderful opportunities for dramatic and compelling videography. Your role as a marriage video editing professional provides an excellent opportunity to communicate with your client on ways to take advantage of the season. Winter weddings are complemented by sharp color distinctions that utilize the grayscale, while splashes of color from flowers, decorations, or even brightly colored canapes add a festive note.
In your marriage video editing role, take advantage of these opportunities to pitch some dramatic ideas to your clients. Utilizing black-and-white effects, with colored highlights that pop from the screen, is an excellent way to create memorable images that will really satisfy your clients. And take advantage of the low winter light and darker interior settings to create dramatic shots within the main narrative or as complementary B-roll footage.

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.

Abbey Video Productions - wedding video Kilkenny

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.

Abbey Video Productions - wedding video Kilkenny

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

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.

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny / Carlo
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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Civil Partnership Kilkeny

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 

 

Wedding Favour ideas 2016

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Whether it be a Tipperary wedding, a Kilkenny wedding, or where ever you’re getting married, it goes without saying that your wedding day is an extremely special occasion and one of the biggest days of your life. Of course, for all brides and grooms, the actual wedding ceremony is the most important part, but sharing your special day with your closest friends and family is also a vital element for a lot of people. It is becoming commonplace for many brides and grooms to recognise the love and friendship of their guests with a small token of their appreciation.
There are literally hundreds of different ideas for wedding favours that you can use, and below is just a small selection. All of these are becoming more frequent at Irish weddings in places such as Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford. You don’t have to break the bank.
Weddings can be very expensive occasions, and some things such as videography are best handled by a professional such as Abbey Video Productions, due to my extensive experience and knowledge of all the local and distant hotels and my years of wedding videography.

Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny
Wedding Videography Service in Kilkenny

However, when it comes to things such as invitations and wedding favours, there’s no need to hire an expensive wedding planner as it really is the thought that counts. A sweet idea, one of the most popular wedding favours that won’t decimate your wedding budget is sweets and in particular, Love Hearts. They have obvious connotations with love and togetherness and you can customise the wrappers to include your own personal message. Other sweet companies also offer a similar service and, although Love Hearts are arguably the most appropriate, it really is up to the bride and groom to choose which sweets to have – possibly their own favourites.

Churches in Kilkeny
Churches in Kilkeny

Favour envelopes are another increasingly popular idea, and anything can be placed in them and left as a surprise for your guests

 A photograph or a note of thanks can be especially heartfelt for guests, many of whom may have travelled a long way to be present.
Scented candles are also growing in popularity as a wedding favour and are often found at Irish weddings in Tipperary and Kilkenny in particular. The candles can be personalised with your own unique message or you can buy them ‘off the shelf’, but either way they will create a wonderful aroma in the room and give your guests a lasting memory of the day that they can take home and keep.Of course you can break the bank if you choose to.
While most brides and grooms have a limited budget which they’ll try to stick rigidly to, some couples will be able to lavish expensive wedding favours on their guests. If you can afford to, then why not? Sweets are one thing, but a handmade cake with a personalised message will really impress your guests and they’ll certainly remember the wedding for a long time to come.
Any form of personalised gift will be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests, and items such as hip flasks, passport holders and wallets can all be customised with a unique message for a real personal touch.

Whichever wedding favours you decide to go with, they can be incorporated into the videography of your wedding by Abbey Video Productions, so that you have a permanent reminder of the tokens of gratitude you had on your special day. So, I hope my post has been of some use to you, and I have a great one for next week! Joe