What you need

to know

Frequently asked questions

How easy is it to get married in Scotland?

It's very easy! We guide you through the entire process from start to finish and you'll find the paperwork and process very simple.

How much does an elopement cost?

This depends on each selection you make along the way, from the venue to the type of celebrant to the entertainment, food, flowers, photographer and clothing. We would estimate a good guide budget for an elopement to Scotland as £3,000 - £10,000 with the majority of those costs being completely optional.

What kind of ceremony can we have?

In Scotland, you can choose from a simple legal ceremony, a religious ceremony or a humanist ceremony and your marriage can take place anywhere at any time to suit you.

Why should we work with you?

Well, aside from us being generally lovely to work with (we hope!), we're also really good at this. We've been planning weddings in Scotland for close to a decade and lead planner, Sara, has been an event planner for more than 23 years. There's not much we don't know about weddings or about Scotland. All our staff are highly trained, and as level 1 members of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners you have a guarantee that we have been thoroughly vetted by the strictest standards for both our experience and our ethical approach to wedding planning.

Do you have set elopement packages we can pick from?

No. We don't offfer elopement packages, we tailor your elopement to fit you, so once you have selected your dream venue from our list of fantastic suggestions we then work on putting together a bespoke itinerary and your team of suppliers. All the way through this process every decision is in your hands and we are only here for guidance and advice (not to take over).

Do you take commissions from our vendors?

No. As members of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners we are strictly against taking any sort of commissions so you can rest assured that any venue or supplier that we recommend to you is recommended purely based on their suitability, talents and merits. We're here to work on your team, not to profit from your wedding day and we're big believers in that principle.

Okay, we're interested in going ahead, what's next?

If you'd like to get some more info or book our eleopment planning services then please contact Sara at weddings@wbsj.co.uk or via the contact page and we can organise a chat via email or Skype or telephone to get the ball rolling!

How much time do we need to plan things?

Well, the shortest time we have planned an elopement in was 6 weeks, but we advise 3 months as the ideal minimum time to allow for your visa application process.