- £500 - £1,500
A wedding planner is likely to be able to arrange all of your suppliers for you, get you extra-special rates on things like your venue, and be up to date on all of the latest industry trends and tips. It is quite worthwhile to contact a wedding coordinator and is becoming increasingly popular throughout Scotland and the rest of UK. A wedding planner often bills a fixed fee or a portion of the total cost of the wedding. As they assist you with decisions, negotiations, and bookings, you're likely to end up saving in the long run. You're more likely to stay on track if you're following a tight budget and they're clear on this so might be a good investment for you if you need to be strict on budget and guarantee yourself a stress free day.
Due to their relaxed atmosphere and availability as a blank canvas, barn wedding locations are an extremely popular venue across the country because you can completely convert them to match your wedding theme. Think exposed brick and high wooden beams that create a magical atmosphere on the day. Scotland plays host to many barn wedding venues meaning you can relax and enjoy your wedding in a chic but modern space surrounded by family and friends. Whilst most Barn venues offer up-to-the-minute facilities such as indoor toilets and bar facilities, you may have to factor in the cost of table, chairs and outside catering as some will run as dry hire venues. Try out Haburn Barn or step into luxury at The Byre at Inchyra to get an idea of what a barn wedding in Scotland could look like for you.
It's important to choose a wedding venue that is child-friendly if you have kids yourself or are inviting lots of children to your wedding. Hiring a wedding venue in Scotland that is child friendly doesn't have to mean somewhere childish, but it will allow the children to run around and have fun while remaining safe, and it will also allow your adult guests to have a great time. Rather than suggesting a specific venue we recommend being sure to look at venues that have a separate room that could be used as a chill-out space or play area for the children that's separate from the main room which is a surefire way to keep the kids happy while the adult's party. When touring the venue make sure you check if they offer facilities like a baby change area and highchairs. You can make little guests feel extra welcome creating a party pack for their table including a colouring set and table top games to keep them entertained during the speeches.
There are many different things to think about when planning when you’re going to book your wedding ceremony and venue. Popular wedding locations might fill up years in advance for busy summer dates. If you have your heart set on a certain location in Scotland, you might need to think about booking during a less popular month than you had anticipated. The same is true for other in-demand wedding vendors so it’s worth doing your research beforehand to be able to secure the date you have in mind. Most couples will look to book at least twelve months in advance so they can begin the planning process. You will need to give atleast 29 days notice to marry for it to be legally binding so it’s best to coordinate booking your venue and ceremony together to you can make sure the timings line up and there are no awkward mix-ups on the day itself.