Elopement

Planning

What We Do for You

Venue
 We find the perfect ceremony and reception venue (s)  for you and negotiate the best terms on your behalf.  We then handle all communications and  details with the selected venue throughout the process so you can be sure everything is taken care of on the day. 


Conception
We work together with you to establish a realistic budget and overall plan for your trip from the outset and make suggestions so you can get the very best from your visit to Scotland, including venue specific recommendations for local sightseeing, tourist attractions or evening entertainment.

Logistics

We coordinate of every element of the wedding plans from a logistics perspective, from timings to organising suppliers so we can make sure you can just relax and enjoy the trip without needing to worry about who is doing what.

The Ceremony

We advise our couples from the outset on their options for the ceremony and pair them with the perfect celebrant for the big day.  We also offer guidance on the content of the ceremony; from music to readings and personalised vows.

The Paperwork

We've been planning weddings in Scotland for couples from overseas for almost a decade now and we know how daunting this process can be, so we guide you seamlessly through the process to keep this stress free and simple.

Communication
We know how hard it is to attend a meeting with the florist when you’re living in the US, so we handle all that for you 
and act as your representative here in Scotland.  All you have to do is tell us what you want, and we make sure it happens!


Gentleman’s Outfitting
While you handle the dress from home, we’re here locally to coordinate kilt hire for the Groom if he wishes to get into the Scottish spirit.

Hair and Makeup

We team you with the perfect hair and makeup team to have you looking flawless on the big day.  Once booked, you can talk directly to your stylists to go over the looks you have in mind and we can even organise a trial for you the day before the wedding if you wish.


Photography and Videography
We have used our years of experience to identify the very best photographers in Scotland, and we will work to pair you with 
those best suited to your design, style and budget.  If we get discounts or incentives, we pass those on to you so you can benefit from our years of expertise and have beautiful memories to take home and share with your friends and family.

Flowers

No wedding day is complete without flowers, and we will recommend one of our talented florists to work with you on creating your perfect bouquet and buttonhole.  If you'd like to add more flowers to your ceremony design, we can help with that too.  Every decision is entirely in your hands and all the suppliers we work with will be able to translate your vision to your specifications.

Food and Drinks

On the wedding day, we work with you to create a plan for the day's celebration.  this might mean an intimate private dinner at your wedding venue, or we might arrange a private, luxury picnic or a table at a fabulous local restaurant.  Your choices for food and drinks are completely tailored to you and dependent on the location you select.

Musicians

If you'd like live musicians at your wedding ceremony, we have a little black book brimming with wonderful local performers; from traditional bagpipers to string quartets.

Travel, Accommodation & Activities

While we don't handle your flights and transport for you, we do make recommendations for the best accommodation choices and how to get around when you're in Scotland.  We can also help organise local activities or sightseeing adventures so you can make the most of your visit.

Administration

The dreaded "wedmin" side of things is a breeze when you work with us.  Our clever wedding management systems are online and can be accessed via a personal login and password and at the click of a button you can view your up to date budget, timeline, supplier contacts and payments and your personalised "to do list".  Although there's some parts of the wedding you'll plan from home, like buying your rings and shoes, our fantastic system will give you a task list each week to keep you on track and we carefully check each task is done on a monthly basis to ensure smooth running all the way through the process  No spreadsheets to track, no room for mistakes or forgotten deadline - it's all taken care of.

Our wedding management system makes the long distance planning process a breeze.  At the click of a button, our couples can access every detail of their wedding or find out what tasks they need to complete.  Automated reminders make sure nothing is ever missed.

Packages

Elopement Planning

With this service we act as your wedding planners throughout the process, taking care of every detail for you here in Scotland

Venue search and securing to fit your vision

Customised vendor recommendations and communications throughout

Unlimited communication via email, phone or video chat

Styling and minor detailing including bespoke mood board
Trip itinerary and recommendations /reservations for local activities

Wedding day timeline management and logistics

Vendor management and reconfirmations

Handling payments for you locally

Sourcing of local items from Scottish dress to gifts

Assistance with transport and local accommodation

Administrative management of the wedding plans

Coordination of marriage licence application and ceremony

Use of our planning systems to track every detail of the wedding

Keeping you on track throughout the planning process on every detail

***

£950 including taxes for "just the two of you"

DIY Elopement Roadmap

With this service we provide you with recommendations and guidance to plan your own elopement

Recommendation of 5 venue options to suit your vision

Vendor recommendations for photographer, videographer, florist, accommodation, officiant and hair and makeup artists.

Recommendations for local activities 

Detailed instructions on process for marriage licence application and ceremony

Copy of our elopement planning guide, to include a checklist, suggested timeline and budget advice

***

£450 including taxes 

Payments for the wedding venue and services will be made by the couple directly, and the costs of those items will be dependent on selections made by the couple.  We act as your guidance team and advisors but you're in the drivers seat all the way and will make every decision based on your personal preferences.

To make a booking, please email Sara at weddings@wbsj.co.uk and we can get started!

I feel so blessed that I found you, you are amazing!  Thank you so much, I could never have done it without you!

Sena, Bride 2018

Tel: 07576 923 659

Email: weddings@wbsj.co.uk

Contact form: here

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Pinterest - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle

© 2017 Weddings By Sara Jane 

Wedding photography by Charlotte Dupont, Wilson McSheffrey, Morgan & Rose Photography, Donna Murray