Scottish Wedding Guide
2020 has dealt a huge blow to the wedding sector in Scotland. Wedding postponements and cancellations have put a strain on many suppliers with a large number going permanently out of business through lack of bookings and uncertainty about the future.
The Scottish Wedding Directory
To compound the problems in the Scottish wedding sector, The Scottish Wedding Directory, which has existed for over 20 years, shut down at the end of August. The Directory was, for many, the central reference point for the wedding sector in Scotland. For couples planning their wedding, editorials and articles and a wealth of information on everything wedding-related in Scotland.
The Future of Weddings in Scotland
The current situation looks, and feels, gloomy – however…. The good news is that the Scottish wedding sector will certainly recover. We can’t say how long it will take or even what it will look like once it has recovered, but it will happen.
The Scottish Wedding is an institution – couples, not just from Scotland, from all over the world, dream of the fairy-tale wedding in a Scottish castle, with lochs and glens in the background, the men wearing kilts and a bagpiper welcoming the guests as they arrive.
It really is a dream wedding and it is simply not possible anywhere else in the world. If you want a Scottish wedding, you’ve got to come to Scotland!
With the sector struggling, many of us have had to be creative – looking for work outside the wedding sector, diversifying our businesses or mothballing the wedding business until the current crisis blows over.
The Scottish Wedding Guide
We created the Scottish Wedding Guide with a single (modest) goal – to be the a comprehensive directory of suppliers to the Scottish wedding sector. With free entries for all, from magicians to magical wedding venues, the highlights of real dream weddings with links to the suppliers who made it possible. From the dresses, the cake and the cars to the invitations, the venue and the catering, couples will be encouraged to share their wedding and provide a showcase of the very best of Scottish weddings.
We don’t imagine that The Guide is going to single-handedly restore the sector to full health. But we feel that when it does recover, it will be a resource that everyone in the sector will find useful.
Write For Us
If you are involved in the wedding sector in Scotland and would like to contribute content to The Scottish Wedding Guide, please get in touch.
We are interested in hearing from anyone who blogs about Scottish weddings – specifically about wedding venues, wedding dress suppliers, florists, wedding jewellery and Scottish wedding catering. The current situation with Covid has presented many challenges so it would be great to hear the creative ways that people have had their best day despite the restrictions.
Have couples had virtual weddings with everyone joining via the internet? How have they gone? Do people still give presents to the same extent when then can no longer make it to the wedding or reception? Do couples spend the same amount on a smaller wedding and make it very elaborate to compensate?
The most popular thing that we hear is to shift everything by a year and do all the same plans but shifted 12 months. Have couples lost out financially due to the cancellation or have their suppliers allowed them to cancel without penalty.
We want to hear stories so that couples can get ideas, learn from others’ experiences and avoid potential pitfalls along the way.
Real Wedding Stories
We really want to hear your wedding story. You can use this as an opportunity to share your day with the the wider community as well as to thank those who contributed to making your day special.
A picture says a thousand words, or so they say. So ideally you should submit your best pictures of your day and tag those involved. For example, great pictures of your dress, rings, venue, food, etc and tag those suppliers. This allows others to get inspiration for their big day as well as promoting the great real-world work that different suppliers have created.