How the process works?Our first step is to organise a meeting, where I will sit down with you both and find out the vision you have for your wedding. During the first meeting, I will ask lots of questions about the two of you, how you met, what your beliefs are, what kind of tone you want to set, readings, poems and so on. Don't worry, you don't need to have decided on these things. This is just to get you thinking about what you want so that I can get it right.
After this first meeting, you have 7 days to chat between you and decide if I am the right celebrant for you. If not, just let me know by email and you will receive a full refund. After this date, I will begin working on your ceremony and your deposit becomes non-refundable.
We will then communicate via telephone, email, in person right up to the date of your ceremony to ensure everything is as it should be. You will receive a draft copy of the script so that you can make any changes (or ask me to).
You will have to register your marriage at least 29 days before your wedding date, but ideally 12 weeks before to allow time for this to be processed. Please click the link below for the M10 form and notes for getting married in Scotland.
Form M10 - Marriage in Scotland
You will also need to visit your registry office to sign the legal paperwork. This only takes a few minutes and you can turn up in your jeans and t-shirt. You do not need to recite your personal vows. You will need 2 witnesses, and if you would like me to come along, I'm happy to do that if I'm available. Most couples do this a few days before their actual wedding, but you can also go after your ceremony if it suits you better. Your guests will witness you sign a commemorative certificate as part of your ceremony, so most couples don't even mention the registry office visit.
Following your ceremony, you will be given a bound copy of the script, and I also include a FREE DVD recording of your ceremony. Click here for details.