PLANNING A WEDDING IN SCOTLAND
Step 1. Legalities
Any two people can marry in Scotland, as long as they ...
- * Are both over 16 years old
- * Understand the ceremony & consent
- * Are not already married!
- * Have two witnesses, also over 16
Birth Certificates or an official copy (ie. one made by a registration office) and if you have been married before, you'll need your Decree Absolute
Step 2. Booking Your DateChoose one of the Wedding Venues and a date you'd like to get married. Get in touch with us and we can check availability and hold a date/time for you at the venue.
Then choose your Wedding Package, either our Executive or Complete Package with accommodation or Ceremony Only without, and pay your deposit.
You can do this by phone, or you can do everything online at the Wedding Packages page.
Step 3 - Sending the PaperworkOnce you've booked your date/time, you both fill out seperate marriage notice (M10) forms, which we'll send you, or you can download them here (PDF).
These are sent to the Gretna registration office no sooner than 3 months and no later than 28 days, before the ceremony with your birth certificates and, if you've been married before, your decree absolute.
A marriage schedule is then drawn up, ready for you when you arrive in Gretna.