Please find the answers to our customers most frequently asked questions below.
- We are planning our ceremony, can we meet with you?
- Do you select the services within your packages according to price?
- Do you cater for double weddings?
- Will you assist us with booking a reception or meal following the Wedding Ceremony?
- How long does the ceremony last?
- Do we have to reside in Scotland before the wedding?
- What if one or both of us is divorced/widowed?
- How soon can we marry?
- Can we marry on a Sunday or a Bank Holiday?
- How soon should we book?
- Do we need witnesses?
- Can foreign nationals marry in Scotland?
- What countries is our Marriage recognized in?
- How much is the Notice fee and Marriage Certificate?
We are planning our ceremony, can we meet with you?
Without a doubt, we pride ourselves on the personal touch, and will meet with you on any day of the week. Call us on 0800 014 8237 and we will arrange a meeting with you.
How long does the ceremony last?
This depends on the kind of ceremony you have chosen. Every ceremony is created for each couple on an individual basis. A simple ceremony can take around 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the content, i.e. readings and poetry, but the ceremony can last 30 – 40 minutes. Once the ceremony is complete, you and your witnesses must sign the marriage schedule. This takes about 10 minutes for all parties to complete the necessary legal documentation. The marriage Schedule is a legal document and is the same regardless of the ceremony style.
Do we have to reside in Scotland before the wedding?
NO, so long as your marriage notices are received by the registration office at least 15 working days before the marriage date, you do not need to physically be in Scotland until the day of the wedding. See the Marriages in Scotland – Guidance Notes for Marriage Application Form M10 and Marriage in Scotland leaflet for more information on what is required for marriage in Scotland.
What if one or both of us is divorced/widowed?
We recommend submitting the marriage notice arlier at least 6 weeks before the wedding date in case of complications. You will have to enclose your Decree Absolute or certificate of death when submitting you Marriage Notices.
Do we need witnesses?
YES, you need 2, 16 years of age or over. These are traditionally the Best Man and Bridesmaid, but you are not restricted by this. If you require witness to be provided for you, we can offer this at no extra cost.
Can foreign nationals marry in Scotland?
YES, anyone can legally marry in Scotland over the age of 16 years. Call us on 0800 014 8237 for more information regarding the additional documentation you will require. Click here for marriage in Scotland leaflet you require and guidance notes on how to complete the marriage in Scotland application form.