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All fun and no stress: these 5 suppliers will make wedding planning a breeze

© ShutterstockBride getting ready with bridesmaids

Yay – you’re planning your wedding! But also, ooft – you’ve got a whole wedding to plan.

Let’s face it, while some will flourish under the responsibility, for a lot of people, wedding planning can be stressful.

The good news is, there are lots of experienced and friendly Scottish wedding suppliers to help. Turn to them and you’ll be free to focus on all the fun parts, instead of worrying about all the logistics.

From wedding venues to cars and Highlandwear specialists, here are five suppliers to check out if you are planning a wedding in Scotland. Happy planning – and even happier celebrating, once the big day arrives!

Blairquhan Castle is a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings

Blairquhan Castle, the picturesque venue is perfect if you are planning a wedding in Scotland

Blairquhan Castle is a magnificent Regency castle situated in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside. This romantic wedding venue has history, character and plenty of charm. Couple this with the phenomenal food and service that you will receive from its experienced team and you have the recipe for the perfect day.

Featuring four stunning function rooms, Blairquhan Castle is ideal for weddings between 20 to 100 people (up to 120 for evening guests). There’s even onsite accommodation in castle bedrooms and self-catering cottages for up to 76 people.

Its 200 acres of grounds include a beautiful flower garden, walled garden and garden pond, creating the perfect backdrop to your big day.

Rated as a five star exclusive use venue by Visit Scotland for seven years running, Blairquhan Castle hosts fully exclusive weddings. This means you and your guests will have exclusive use of the castle and its immediate surroundings, with a fully dedicated service team to look after only your party. You can relax and fully enjoy your big day without interruptions.

Blairquhan Castle is hosting a wedding open day on Sunday 6th March from 1pm to 4pm, so you can see this stunning venue in person and meet some local wedding suppliers (including some lovely alpacas and owls!)

For more information contact Blairquhan Castle on 01655 770239 or events@blairquhan.co.uk.

Make an impression in authentic Highlandwear from McCalls

Bride and groom in McCalls authentic Highlandwear

McCalls is Scotland’s leading Highlandwear outfitter. First established in 1887, it has provided quality Highlandwear across Scotland for over 130 years.

Each of its seven nationwide stores boasts an extensive range of bespoke tailored kilts, high-quality hire outfits, handcrafted giftware and one of the largest selections of Sporrans, Sgian Dubhs and other accessories in Scotland to help make your outfit unique.

The McCalls team is committed to customer satisfaction by focussing on attention to detail and a personalised service (you’ll find made-to-measure tailoring for kilts, jackets and trews on offer).

There are also 4000 different tartans to choose from, including McCalls’ exclusive Pride of Scotland range of fourteen contemporary tartans, specifically designed to reflect different aspects of our proud nation.

By shopping at McCalls you support a family-run operation and the talented craftsmen and women of Scotland. Using wool woven in Scotland, each of its tailored kilts is handmade in-house with love and care to an exceptional finish. The fine artistry of its products has even gained recognition from the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

Browse the McCalls collection and start planning your wedding day outfit.

Experience the happiest day of your life at Dunkeld House Hotel

bride and groom celebrating wedding at Dunkeld House Hotel

Imagine gathering your nearest and dearest in a romantic setting amid stunning Perthshire countryside and celebrating in style? That’s what’s on offer at Dunkeld House Hotel, once the holiday home of the Duke of Atholl.

Having recently undergone a stunning refurbishment and nestled on the banks of the River Tay in 280 acres of woodland, the luxurious country house retreat mixes 21st century comforts with traditional features.

Not only can you stay over and pamper yourself before the big day, but you’ll be able to host everything from the ceremony to the reception at the hotel. Make your entrance down the statement central staircase, sip on bubbles with a view over the river and explore the grounds with your photographer. Then party the night away before retiring to one of the 97 comfortable bedrooms.

Plan your big day as an intimate occasion in a chic event room, a grand party inside in the Marquee or say ‘we do!’ outside in the breath-taking grounds. Then dine on delicious food with helpful staff and retire at the end of the day to comfortable bedrooms in the luxurious four star hotel.

The venue’s dedicated wedding planner May will work with you to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Start planning your Dunkeld House Hotel wedding – call 01350 728337 to find out more.

Sort your wedding transport with Elite Central Travel

Elite Central Travel wedding car is perfect if you are planning a wedding in Scotland.

How can you make sure your wedding day is perfect and stress-free? As people who have already experienced that special day will most likely tell you, it’s all about how you manage and minimize the risk of anything bad happening.

That’s why by allowing Elite Central Travel to take care of all your wedding day transportation arrangements – arguably one of the more complicated parts of wedding planning – you are taking a step in the right direction! Its professionals will make sure everyone is delivered to, from and in between the wedding locations safely, on time and in comfort.

Choose from vehicles like executive vans, minibuses or luxurious limousines (perfect for newlyweds hoping to make a big first impression!).

You can also choose to have the cars and drivers on standby, for an hourly rate, in case something unexpected happens (like a guest needing to leave early).

With the transportation taken care of by Elite Central Travel, you and your family will instead be free to concentrate on making your big day unforgettable – for all the right reasons.

Receive a personal quotation from Elite Central Travel and find out more.

Add plenty of flavour to your day with Pure Decadence confectionary

Pure Decadence wedding confectionary

Pure Decadence by Loch Aurora can arrange unique selections of confectionary to help make your day as special as you !

Pure Decadence offers a range of finishing touches to either match your theme or add another memorable touch, without changing the texture of your delicious treats.

Create a display and ditch the packaging, so your guests can choose their favourite sweet treats whilst making it a feature of your day. Whether a larger display or individual table displays, decorations can be made to match your theme and stands can be supplied. A great sweet alternative to canapes.

You can also order wedding favours – simply pick your flavours, theme and colour and Pure Decadence will do the rest.

Other options include gourmet handmade marshmallows for toasting or s’mores – perfect for pre or post-wedding BBQs!

Discover more about what’s on offer from Pure Decadence by Loch Aurora.