Planning a Scottish Destination Wedding? TOP 5 Reasons to Hire a Destination Wedding Planner.
Organising a wedding can be overwhelming at the best of times, throw in the added challenge of getting married in a different country, time zone differences & potential cultural misunderstandings... that stress can quickly multiply!
Here are my Top 5 Reasons why you'll want to consider hiring a local wedding planner who can take that stress off your shoulders, ensure you avoid all the pitfalls associated with organising a destination wedding & ultimately allow you to relax & enjoy your epic Scottish wedding.
1. Help Navigate The Legalities
One of the most stressful & intimidating steps in planning a wedding abroad can be understanding & ensuring that all the legal requirements for getting married in a foreign country are met. These may differ from your home country & it can be overwhelming & confusing to know where to start!
Who do you need to speak to?
What documents do you need to submit?
When do you need to submit them?
Who do you submit them to?
A local wedding planner will know all this information & be able to guide you through each of these steps, making sure all the relevant documents are completed & submitted when they need to be….taking a lot of stress off your shoulders!
For more key facts on having a destination wedding in Scotland, check out my blog post ‘Want to Get Married in Scotland? Here’s what you need to know’.
2. Local Knowledge & Connections
A local wedding planner will be familiar with the local area & have contacts with local suppliers & venues, providing an invaluable source of information & guidance.
Nothing beats boots on the ground when you are trying to suss out a suitable venue or deciding between different suppliers and negotiating contracts. That’s when an experienced wedding planner can be indispensable. They will help you to select those vendors that complement your wedding vision perfectly & be there in person to iron out any wrinkles along the way.
3. Save You Money
A wedding planner will work with you from day one to set your budget & then manage this budget to make sure it is met. This is so important & a step many couples just don’t get around to doing, after all there are so many more exciting decisions to be made!
They will also be able to advise you on the realistic costs of having a destination wedding in Scotland & provide support & guidance to help make the most of your budget. Such as, identifying what aspects of your wedding are most important to you & in what areas your money can be spent more wisely.
4. Save You Time & Stress
The average wedding takes over 200 hours to plan & trying to fit this in around full-time jobs & busy lifestyles can be a real issue & bring with it a lot of stress, worry & sleepless nights.
Add in the extra challenge of organising a wedding from a different country, dealing with different time zones & potential language & cultural differences….things can easily be over whelming.
Enlisting the services of a professional wedding planner who will manage the supplier contracts & negotiations, & who is in the know when it comes to local contacts & potential cultural quirks can save a lot of heartache. They will remove the majority of the work from your shoulders & all that stress and anxiety with it, allowing you to actually enjoy your engagement.
5. Guest Experience
For many couples, a big consideration when organising a destination wedding is their guest experience. It is quite likely that many of your guests will not have been to the location before, may be traveling long distances to get there & will need help arranging travel, accommodation & accessing information on what there is to do in the local area.
Hiring a local wedding planner can help with all this & their local knowledge will be a huge benefit in creating a truly memorable experience for your guests. From helping to arrange hotel accommodation, creating welcome baskets, to providing maps, directions & tips on the local area.
Is it your dream to have a destination wedding in Scotland?
With our rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes and friendly welcome, it certainly is a stunning place to tie the knot. Click HERE to find out more about my bespoke destination wedding planning services and let me help make your dream a reality!