Till debt do us part / wedding videography

Its 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.

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The 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:

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Brides In Tipperary

The 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:

DSC02152December 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:

DSC05602Although 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 

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Merry Christmas from Abbey Video

Merry Christmas wedding couples(A post by Abbey Video Productions ) Well, it’s that time of year again, when we look back and say a big thank you to all our customers,and of course our friends the wedding suppliers we have met throughout the year, and, of course to the hotels that have looked after us. It’s been a great year for weddings, along with other video work. This time of the year, it’s school show after school show most nights of the week! It’s great to see the pupils perform, both for the camera and, of course, their teachers and parents. I have filmed shows in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford , and, of course, Tipperary. Each year, it’s great to get the phone call or the e-mail opening with “Please, Joe, tell us you’re free to video our show again this year. The parents and the children are still raving about last year’s production you captured for us, so, it’s a job well done!”

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Getting back to weddings over 2014. All of my weddings were local to me this year. When I say local, I mean Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Limerick ,and not forgetting, Tipperary. 80% were from recommendations and it’s great to be called back to the same family for their son’s or daughter’s wedding along the way. I have been very fortunate with my results onGoogle of late, being number one for wedding videos. Tipperary and Kilkenny are climbing the links as well and others are soon to follow. It’s not easy getting time to blog with all the editing and filming, but my good wife and editor, Breda, makes sure its all safely downloaded and begins work on it right away. That’s the great thing about working as a team. I don’t like to leave people waiting too long for their wedding video, so I always try to have it for when they return from their honeymoon. That way, it’s fresh in their minds and they can relive it all over again with family and friends. I hear horror stories about videographers not having the wedding video ready for 6 months. Even the guys working alone have no excuse. When you’re professional you’re professional, and that’s the way to do business.

 

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Abbey Video Christmas. It’s a short post, as I said. We have a lot of editing to get on with, and my DVD copy towers are spinning away behind me as I type. So, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Please have a safe one and look out for each other over the festive period  also check out my fantastic new packages for 2015/ 16 in the next week or so. ~ Joe

Near and far…

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Wedding video Kilkenny

Yesterday evening I took  two local wedding DVD bookings for the Tipperary / Kilkenny areas for 2015, which incidentally looks to be another great year. It’s funny the way wedding bookings have changed in the last year or so. Couples often booked a bit nearer the date of their wedding, I guess due to budget constraints of the last  few years or so, but of late they are booking one and two years in advance – which  I’m not complaining about!  It’s great to see there’s maybe some confidence in our country’s economy again.  There is always something nice about a local wedding – working with the people you see every day.  And getting lots of referrals from local  couples, having viewed their completed wedding DVDs , is worth its weight in gold.  Talking about gold, price is not too much of a problem any more when brides or grooms enquire regarding a wedding video package.  I remember not too long ago the BIG question was HOW MUCH??.. Well that’s like asking how long is a piece of string?!  Everywedding  DVD is different as regards the needs of the couple let it be price, the type of package they might want or the amount of coverage.  I have often said to couples my price starts at  €400 and they can build on that and sure enough they do – 90% of them go for my top package, which starts at the Bride’s home and includes a  selection of dances that evening, giving fantastic coverage and huge value for their money.  On the other hand I have lots of weddings over the different borders such as Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow, Limerick and Cork, and it’s like all wedding venues – it’s nice to visit these place as well and get to know new people at the weddings. Of course getting more referrals  along the way via the internet  is a huge part of business these days but word of mouth is most ingratiating.wedding

 rsz_dsc01053-300x169 Speaking of local weddings, I was filming  a wedding with  Selina O’Meara on Friday  last in Lisvernane Church just outside Tipperary town.  I met Selina  again just last week in the  Abbey Court Hotel in  Nenagh.  Selina is a fantastic wedding photographer, so quick off the mark and achieving  stunning  photography as she goes.  We were discussing wedding videography and photography and the way things have changed over time – for the better I think as people have become more price conscious and shop around a bit more for better value.  But it’s not always about getting a cheap wedding video or  cheap wedding photographs, you also have to think of the end product, which I sometimes remind clients of.  So by all means shop around, but the cheapest is not always a good idea, after all you will still want to play your wedding DVDs in 20 years time or maybe in 40 years your children will take it out and have a look at the fashions of  2014 /15/16 and so it is of utmost importance to have your wedding day filmed by a professional wedding videographer / photographer.

Brides In Munster, irish wedding videographer, munster wedding video, Tipperary Wedding News, Wedding DVD Cashel, Wedding Video North Tipperary, Wedding Videographer Thurles, Wedding Videos TipperaryAnd I guess that’s why Edel Hanley from Lisvernane chose Selina and myself  to work for her on her wedding day.  Edel  is of course a Tipperary football all star and the little church at Lisvernane was packed with her team mates, family and friends in the glorious sunshine of a May Friday.  Selina took them to Christ the King for the bridal party photo shoot and what a spectacular setting it was!  The day was clear and the Galtee  Mountains looked so near you could almost touch them!  Afterwards Edel and Shane headed to Aherlow House Hotel for a fantastic wedding reception.  Aherlow House Hotel is again my stop next Saturday, so let’s hope for more sunshine!

A little  something  I have been reading up on of late is  Moposa – see it here on the link  http://www.aherlowhouse.ie/moposa.html    ok a little insight to it ….

Moposa enables you to share more of the wedding  details with family and friends both at home and abroad should you wish to  simplify the planning process and save time and money along the way.  Some of the fantastic tools that are provided through Moposa include your own guest list manager, personal-URL wedding website with online RSVP, budget planner, guest text messaging and ‘drag-n-drop’ seating  planning for the function rooms.You can even import guests from you face book!  I just thought it was a great little wedding  planingtool.

~ Joe

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While we at Abbey Video Productions do most of our Wedding Videography in Tipperary, we do travel. We enjoy discovering and videoing in these new locations and meeting lots of interesting new people, along with wedding Suppliers in different counties we enjoying working with these people on your wedding day and also networking with them, We are confident we are among the best wedding videographers here in the south east and the most competitive, which in times like these is of the utmost importance and we hope you will agree as our many happy couples have done. We produce fun and exciting modern quality wedding videos, the type that will not age as technology changes. This we feel is very important and we ask each couple for their input into their wedding DVD, as each couple has different visions of their wedding video. Each wedding is unique and so is every wedding video we produce.

Please enjoy some of our featured weddings here. Many thanks to the wonderful couples for allowing us to share their weddings with you online.

If you like our style, and of course our prices in these difficult times, give us a call or drop us a mail from our handy “quick contact us form”. We would love to hear from you and discuss your wedding video package, the one that suits you best. Spend some time watching our range of samples, but please do contact us for a full wedding sample to watch in the comfort of your own home, and we will try to match the Service and Hotel where you are getting married to the DVD we will send you. Whether you choose us or one of our competitors, we encourage you to take the time to watch our examples before you make your decision. While we treat quality of film and audio as being of the utmost importance, being affordable is also important these days and we can guarantee you that we are.

Cashel Pantomime Society – Abbey Video Productions

http://bridesinmunster.com/As a  Videographer in Tipperary we are often asked to video shows in Tipperary, Cashel, Fethard, Clonmel, Thurles, Kilkenny,Cahir, just to mention a few,  Pantomime and all different types of stage shows, this time we were invited again to  video the fantastic Cashel Pantomime Society of their production  “Sleeping Beauty ” we love to video Pantomime they are always fantastic fun with great casts, but We like to attend the rehearsals to get a feel for the show, the cast, and to take stock of the show it self, this time was no different, so we packed our kit and headed to Halla na Feile Cashel, and from the “Quick peek you are about to view its going to be a cracker of a show.

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Cashel wedding New Years Eve 2012/ 13

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On New years eve Sinead and Martin tied the knot in Cashel co. Tipperary, We at Abbey Video Productions were on hand to film their wedding, but what a cold day, we went to Hoare Abbey for some great photographs with their photographer Bernard O Brien ( New-age Photography) but Sinead and Martin were not rocked by the ice  winds, we moved onto Dundrum House Hotel  for a warm reception from Deirdre and her staff , o and some mulled wine 🙂 Best of luck to them both.

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New Wedding Video Package  from   Abbey Video Productions  Tipperary

In response to feedback from brides and grooms in and around Tipperary and further afield we have introduced a new package to our already wide range of price packages and its’ called simply “Silver Plus”. With this package you get wonderful coverage of your day and value for money. In these times we at Abbey Video Productions are aware how couples getting married have to be budget conscious but would like a wedding video with a bit more than the Church covered – well we have devised a new package that will start at the bride’s house if required, and continue up until you sit with your guests for the evening meal or up to 6.30pm.

This we believe is fantastic value for money and provides great coverage, and you still get all the extras as you would with the full day package!