Scotland elopement/runaway wedding

Old Sep 12th, 2015, 02:12 PM
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Scotland elopement/runaway wedding

Looking for insight on elopement/runaway weddings in Scotland. We will be there in January and will be staying in Edinburgh, so looking for something in town (or nearby surrounding area). We're a late 20 couple from USA, looking to stay under £500 for the ceremony. Just us two, no guests. We understand and have researched the legal requirements for wedding registration in Scotland. We'd like any help with venues/locations - no religious affiliation but not opposed to a church location. Thanks in advance!
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Old Sep 12th, 2015, 02:32 PM
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This is about a year old and the price just a bit higher than your target, but might be worth exploring, someone who lives there who plans these things (starting at 600).

http://offbeatbride.com/2014/10/elope-to-edinburgh
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Old Sep 12th, 2015, 11:40 PM
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Just us two, no guests.

What are you going to do for witnesses?
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Old Sep 13th, 2015, 12:28 AM
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What, elopement in Scotland and but not in Gretna Green?
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Old Sep 13th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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Greg's right - you MUST elope to Gretna Green!!!
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Old Sep 13th, 2015, 03:26 PM
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You don't necessarily need to bring your own witnesses - anyone off the street is legally acceptable.
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Remember the legality for two foreigners (non-EEA citizens) to marry in UK including Scotland. You both need a special visa called marriage visit visa, which you must get before travelling to UK, and there is a waiting period of 28 days after giving notice of marriage before you can tie the knot.
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Old Sep 13th, 2015, 11:24 PM
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29 days now: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/registr...-i-go-about-it
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Gretna makes no sense.

It has some romantic attachment for English people who in the past would "come over the border" for a quickie wedding.

There still is a whole business around the concept, all very tacky.

It's the least attractive town in Dumfries and Galloway, with out question.
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Old Sep 14th, 2015, 06:36 AM
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another link from the site nonconformist provided:

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-visa/overview
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Old Sep 25th, 2015, 09:20 AM
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Have you BEN in Stranraer, Britishcaicos?
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Old Sep 25th, 2015, 09:23 AM
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>BEEN<

You can easily get married for £500 if a minister marries you. They can do that anywhere. I do worry about the legalities, tho'
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Old Sep 25th, 2015, 10:26 AM
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>>Have you BE(E)N in Stranraer, Britishcaicos?
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OK.

Gretna is second.

Rockcliffe is bottom of the list of least attractive towns in Dumfries and Galloway.

Where's the OP BTW?
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>>Where's the OP BTW?
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"Gretna makes no sense.
It has some romantic attachment for English people who in the past would "come over the border" for a quickie wedding.
There still is a whole business around the concept, all very tacky.
It's the least attractive town in Dumfries and Galloway, with out question."


Which is what makes it hilarious and ironic. I would do it if I weren't already married.
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It would also help if you read a certain sub-class of the romance genre a lot when you were 12 years old.
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Gretna is Scotland's answer to Vegas for getting married. Exactly the reason people get married at either location is the tackiness of it all.
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