We specialise in helping couples from the UK and around the world to plan the very best style of wedding they want at the best possible price. Whether your dream wedding is an elopement just for two or a luxury destination wedding in an exclusive Scottish Castle for several hundred guests over several days we have the professional expertise and knowledge to help you. We don't simply roll out a package wedding. Every wedding is unique and you will have our personal attention to help you to plan a very special day.
Please be assured, we will involve you at every step of the planning process and communicate with you regularly. We strictly limit the number of weddings we plan each year to ensure we provide a very prompt response to any questions you may have. This helps to keep you calm and on task all the way along.
We will carefully plan all the details of your wedding with you so that you are very much part of things and in control. We have an excellent system for collaborating with you and keeping all your information together in one place which you can access easily. Our role is to listen, guide and then organise but not to dictate to you or try to take over or push you in a direction you don't want to go. Our professional training and experience enables us to ask the right questions, to quickly and efficiently interpret your ideas and then to put them into action. We never forget this is your day. Our aim is to help you to bring your vision to life and to take away all the stress and hard work leaving you to really enjoy planning your Scottish wedding.
Finding the best wedding suppliers
Crucial to the success of your wedding day is hiring the very best wedding suppliers to provide all the essentials. Our unique value to you as professional wedding planners lies in not only being able to assist you to find your perfect wedding venue in Scotland but also being able to share our excellent contacts who may otherwise be hard for you to come by.
We have a valuable list of top quality wedding suppliers who are talented and trustworthy. Working together regularly as a well-oiled team enables us to ensure your day runs smoothly. To give you further peace of mind, we can depend on these suppliers to help us with any last minute assistance or favours, to add unique finishing touches or include surprises you may wish us to arrange. Also, we are often able to negotiate special prices, discounts or packages for you which goes a long way to off-setting our planning fee.
Trusting your decisions and time management
We find most couples have a tendency to under-estimate how long it will take to plan their wedding. There are so many essential details involved in the process as well as the overwhelming number of options available on the internet that making an informed decision can soon become quite difficult. The more suppliers you engage the more work is involved in keeping track of everything.
We will project manage everything for you, advise and guide you on your budget, cut through the hype, coordinate all your meetings and suppliers, keep you informed and be there supporting you every step of the way.
Janice Grimley-Evans who owns and manages Blue Thistle Weddings is an Award Winning Professional Scottish Wedding Planner who will oversee everything personally for you and help you to plan exactly the style of wedding you would like in line with your vision and budget.
Bringing your vision to life
You want your wedding to be a wonderful experience for all and also to be meaningful to those involved. But how do you pull this off without going over the top or struggling to get everything to work?
Included with our full wedding planning service is advice on making the most out of your venue with our styling and decor advice. We also have many beautiful decorative items which we are happy to lend you free of charge. For anything else we can easily source most things for you at reasonable rates.
We will help you to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding avoiding any possible pitfalls, ensuring everything flows seamlessly and that the end result is breath taking and in line with your vision.
Let us help you style your venue to create the WOW factor!We love helping couples to transform their wedding venues.
Before (left) - a Church Hall in Edinburgh where the bride wanted to create a Vintage Style Wedding...
After (right) ...and Blue Thistle Weddings carried out their wedding venue styling ... yes it's the same hall!
We guide and advise you every step of the way with ideas for colour, style and decor.Our expert team of quality suppliers will bring your wedding vision to life.
Before (left) A blank canvas .... before Blue Thistle Weddings got to work transforming this marqueeAfter (right) Bringing the venue to life with decor styling and finishing touches
Barns, outdoors, tipis, yurts, marquees .... tell us what you want and we'll source everything for you. We will cater to your style and budget.
Decor & Flowers
We have lots of wedding decor available for hire and many items are included free of charge with full wedding planning. For other hire goods, whether you would like vintage china, chair covers and sashes, unique finishing touches, candelabras, wedding tables and chairs, linens, crockery, props or anything else we can help!
Whatever type of wedding caterers you would like we can help and advise you to source the best suppliers. Whether you would like a traditional sit down wedding breakfast or a hog roast, a wedding BBQ, individual picnics, huge sharing platters, a buffet or anything else in between please just get in touch.
Find your perfect wedding venue in Scotland
Your venue is the backdrop to your entire day. It must fit your guest numbers, budget, date and the style of wedding you want to achieve and it must be in the right location. We can recommend an excellent range of wedding venues throughout Scotland and many of them are available exclusively through us at special prices.
We will also help you design your wedding venue to ensure that your wedding is unique, stylish and meaningful to you. So whether a Scottish Castle wedding is what you are dreaming of or a romantic tipi wedding or total luxury all the way or anything in between, please give us a call. We are here to help you.
On the Day Management & Coordination
We will work with you and all your suppliers to ensure you get the wedding day YOU want. We never forget this is YOUR big day. All the decisions are made by you and you remain completely in control, however we use our professional expertise to gently guide you where required and we take the hard work, stress and confusion out of your wedding day coordinating everything with all your different suppliers meaning you can relax and thoroughly enjoy yourself.
Our 'On the Day' service is available as part of our full wedding planning service and at certain venues as a stand alone service.
All inclusive, or just a little bit of help & advice
We can do absolutely everything for you from sourcing your venue to advising on the overall decor and styling of your event, working with your suppliers to ensure everything comes together perfectly and in line with your vision.
Even if you just need a guiding hand or some wedding advice do get in touch to see how we can help.
It's easy to get in touch with us
It really couldn't be easier. Simply click here to fill out our contact form or drop us an email. We'll arrange to have a friendly face to face or telephone consultation or you can simply request to complete our consultation form online and return it to us. We have planned lots of weddings purely by email/telephone.
We are professionally trained and know what questions to ask to ensure we help you to plan your perfect wedding. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We completely understand that choosing the right wedding planner for you is a big decision. Unlike other businesses, you can't compare wedding planners 'like for like'. We offer a dedicated, personal and full time service to you. We're not trying to fit you into our other commitments, you are our priority. We strictly limit the number of weddings we accept each year so that we can provide you with a very personal, full time, responsive service. We make sure we have time to listen to you. We have an up to the minute way of helping you to keep track of all your wedding plans in one place so that you can quickly and easily check exactly where you are with everything.
Janice Grimley-Evans has over 20 years experience planning corporate events for prestigious clients both here in Scotland and in London. On top of that she undertook a professional course of study to gain a Diploma in Wedding Planning achieving credit at every level and was awarded an additional Award of Merit for her artistic skills for being able to design an overall event and bring everything together. Janice will be your one point of contact and personally oversee all your wedding plans. Working with a quality team of suppliers you can rest assured that your wedding plans will be in very capable hands.