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The Practicalities Getting married in Scotland has no legal residency requirements, so we can welcome you here to get married no matter where you are from. You do need to declare that you are coming to Scotland specifically to tie the knot, but the paperwork is pretty straightforward. to work off that wedding breakfast! Native Scots learn to Ceilidh at school and we are always delighted to show visitors the ropes. All this, mixed in with a good splash of whisky and you’ve got yourself a celebration! Photos throughout this article provided by LoveScotland.com

Budget, the same as anywhere else in the world, is completely dependent on what you want for your special day. You can be married by the registrar on the historic Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town for as little as £209 or about $340! If you’d like to hire a castle, expect prices from $1600 for a ruin or up to $12,000 for a 5 star exclusiveuse venue. July and August are the peak

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months to get married and it’s usually mild, but can be rainy, you have a better chance of a dry day in May or September. I don’t think there is anything more romantic than a castle wedding in the snow. You’ll have the best chance of a dusting of the white stuff in January or February, which is well worth considering if you’re on a budget; you’ll get a much bigger splash for your cash in the winter months. For more inspiration on gay Scotland check out the Scottish tourist board’s gay fact sheet www.bookingscotland.com/pdf/3074569 or visit www.lovescotland.com for destination weddings and honeymoons in Scotland. LoveScotland.com ruth.cochrane@lovescotland.com

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The 2011 LGBT Wedding Planning Guide (Vol. 6, Is. 1)  

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