- 3 years ago
Hi all, I’m new here and wanted to introduce myself.
My boyfriend and I have been together 2.5 years now and although he hasn’t proposed yet, we are planning to get married next year. Just a bit about our story: We met online 3 years ago, I was living in Germany & he in the UK. We then met in person for the first time 2.5 years ago when he came to Germany for a weekend and we have been together ever since. We did a long distance relationship between the UK and Germany for a year, then I moved to the UK.
We live in Edinburgh and we don’t really want a big wedding with all the stress and expenses (even worse when one of you is from another country), so we want to do a planned elopement. We had also considered flying somewhere for it but the paperwork is putting me off a bit (two different nationalities getting married in a third country) plus we are also planning to buy a house next year so it might be a little ambitious budget wise. We would be perfectly happy having our wedding somewhere in the UK. Especially in Scotland there are some wonderful places.
I have done some research, and came across this venue in Argyll which sounds lovely: weeweddings.co.uk I would love to hear your experiences if you have been there or had your wedding there! Other than that, I have been having a hard time finding much information on wedding venues for just the couple, no guests. Does anyone have any suggestions for small, private venues that do ceremonies with just the couple?
We haven’t decided on a date yet (how do you pick a date for an elopement?) but we would like to get married in the late spring or summer and we want to have a civil ceremony, but we would love to have a beautiful venue.
In terms of budget we haven’t really set a fixed budget yet, but cheaper would definitely be better, although we would be prepared to spend a bit more especially if it combines wedding and honeymoon (such as Wee Weddings). I think it would be good if we could stay within a budget of £2000 to £2500.
Also, even though we won’t have any guests, pictures would be quite important to me, just of the ceremony and some portraits. How much would you expect that to cost?
Looking forward to posting here and exchanging tips etc. 🙂