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PLANNING YOUR STRESS FREE CREAR ELOPEMENT WEE WEDDING      

Your Wee Wedding booking letter will be sent by email.

Your non-refundable deposit of £750 is required within seven days of receipt, along with your photo ID, to confirm your Wee Wedding in the Crear diary.

You can pay by BACS, cheque or any major credit or debit card. Prices are inclusive of VAT at and includes all arrangements made on your behalf by Crear. 

If necessary we are able to re-schedule your special day, with 4 months notice.

YOUR FINAL WEE WEDDING DETAILS

The balance of your Wee Wedding package and any extra services we are providing is payable six weeks prior to your arrival.

We will be in touch to finalise all the details of your day including your choice of menu and the colour and style for your wedding flowers.

YOUR LEGAL MARRIAGE PAPERWORK

Contact our local Registry Office in Lochgilphead regarding all your legal paperwork and, if relevant, Marriage Visas required to enter the UK.

The Head Registrar, Lorna Wilson, would be delighted to advise directly.

The earliest you can submit your Notice of Marriage legal paperwork by post is 3 months prior to your wedding date, however please do not leave it any later than 4 weeks before.

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WITNESSES FOR YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY

Your legal marriage paperwork requires two witnesses aged 16 and over to sign.

If you require witnesses for your marriage ceremony simply write CREAR on your paperwork.

MARRIAGE VISA

A Marriage Visa, stating purpose of visit, may be required to enter the UK for non-UK passport holders. Your Marriage Visa will also require to be submitted along with your Notice of Marriage legal paperwork.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time for this to be processed. 

Many couples opt to marry officially in their country of origin and elope to Crear for their wedding ceremony that includes a traditional Scottish hand fasting.

In these circumstances you can travel and enter the UK on a tourist visa and you are not required to obtain the Notice of Marriage.

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CONTACT AND BOOK YOUR MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Please contact and book the marriage celebrant of your choice directly.

If they are unable to attend on your wedding day, please be in touch as we have many other recommendatoins.

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HAIR AND MAKE-UP ARTISTS

All our recommended suppliers would be delighted to come on your Wee Wedding day. 

Please contact and book directly.

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CREAR SUPER SUPPLIERS

For cakes, wee wedding films and everything else, please see our recommended suppliers and book wtih them directly.

We will only suggest those we'd be happy to book for ourselves.

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ALL YOUR WEE WEDDING FLOWERS

Just let us know what your ideas are regarding colour and style for your bouquets and button holes when we chat about your final Wee Wedding plans.

We'd love to work with all your ideas for hair halos and crowns, flower arches and corsages for your four legged friends!

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CAISEALRAG COTTAGE & CREAR HOUSE

Caisealrag Cottage and Crear House are fully equipped to self-cater with everything you need for your Wee Wedding, including an iron and ironing board, hair dryers, towels and a washing machine.

In the kitchen you will find salt and pepper, tea and coffee, cling film and silver foil, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and tea towels.

As mobile coverage is patchy in Argyll, a landline is provided. Wi-Fi is limited so please understand that  streaming music etc. is not possible. 

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YOUR ARRIVAL DAY

Please let us know your expected time of arrival after 4pm so we can be here to welcome you. Please use our map and driving directions as Sat Navs may send you in the wrong direction. 

For religious and belief marriages, including Humanist, you are required to collect your marriage paperwork in person from the Lochgilphead Registry Office during office hours.

Please remember to stock up at our nearest shops in Lochgilphead with all your edible goodies.

When you arrive the door will be open with some welcoming home made vegetarian soup on the stove along with your Wee Wedding hamper. One of the team will pop in, or call on the landline provided if it’s late, after you arrive to ensure you have everything you need.

YOUR WEDDING DAY

The Crear Wee Wedding team including your Crear photographer will arrive along your piper in full Highland Dress bringing your bridal flowers, half an hour before your marriage ceremony. Just ask on the day for any special piping tune requests.

When your celebrant arrives, you can decide on the day the exact spot for your marriage ceremony, be it inside or out.

The beach is a ten to fifteen minute walk. If the weather is unkind your ceremony will be held inside Caisealrag Cottage.

If you are staying at Crear House you also have the option of inside the barn or studio. 

GETTING READY!

Just let us know if you need help with buttons and bows or dressing in a kilt and we will be happy to help.

Please also advise if you would like ‘getting ready’ shots from your photographer.

Please ensure if you've booked a hair and make-up artist that they are aware of your ceremony time.

AFTER YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY 

Relax and enjoy your first day of married life! 

Enjoy your champagne afternoon tea and your three course meal whenever you want. 

There are many other beaches close to the cottage where you can enjoy a wedding picnic in total privacy.

The team are a call away if you have anything you need.

LEAVING AS HAPPY NEWLY WEDS!

When its time to leave this magical place as newly weds, you just need to remember to drop off your signed marriage schedule into the registrar's office in Lochgilphead. Your marriage certificate will be sent to you directly in the post.

Most of our couples enjoy their Wee Wedding as part of their Scottish adventure tour and we have so many places we'd love to tell you about! 

WHAT TO BRING INCLUDING THE DUG

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

You can enjoy unlimited walking for miles around in all directions straight from the door. A short stroll away you are overlooking the Paps of Jura with uninterrupted views to the Isles of Islay, Jura and Gigha and the lighthouses of Rathlin Island.

Bring sensible shoes, boots and warm outer clothes for marriage ceremonies planned for the beach or outside at Crear House.

Binoculars, books and whatever you need for a relaxed chilled out wedding stay!

TRAVEL TO YOUR WEE WEDDING

We'll post you our special Crear Wedding map to find us!

Please note that Sat Navs and Google Maps will send you in the wrong direction.

Most couples make their Wee Wedding part of their Scottish adventure. We have so many suggestions of where to go and what to do! 

As a Crear Couple take advantage of Enterprise Car Rental special rates - up to 20% off anywhere in the world! 

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FINALISING YOUR WEE WEDDING PLANS

Your final Wee Wedding balance is payable in full four weeks prior to arrival. We will be in touch eight weeks prior to your arrival to finalise all the details of your day including:

• The day, time, celebrant and preferred location for your marriage ceremony
• Confirmation that your legal paperwork is completed and sent to Lochgilphead Registry Office
• Your choice of our seasonal menu
• Your choice of colours and style for your wedding flowers
• Details of any additional guests including children and furry four legged friends

To finalise your Wee Wedding details including your wedding flowers and your final balance, you simply book a call with us.