Wedding season is coming! Delve into a Q&A with our Wedding Co-ordinator

It’s the Your Wedding Exhibition next week and as we prepare for the arrival of wedding season, we asked our in-house Wedding Co-ordinator, Gemma Tuppen – what are the most frequently asked questions by Brides and Grooms?

How do I choose my photographer?
Choosing your photographer is a very personal decision. We have an experienced list of excellent local photographers that we would be delighted to recommend. By using one of our suggested photographers, it means they are already well accustomed to the hotel, its grounds and the best backdrops. You need to choose someone you feel comfortable around, but most importantly, someone you can trust to capture your special day perfectly. Remember that you will spend much of the day with your photographer and that your images will last a lifetime…you don’t want to end up grinning through gritted teeth!

Where do I get ready with my bridal party?
Many clients who stay in the hotel the night prior to their wedding ask to get ready in the Bridal Suite, I cannot advise against this strongly enough. From experience, the room for getting ready can often become very messy, very quickly and no amount of housekeeping can rectify this in time for the wedding night. Keep hair and makeup in a separate space and keep your Bridal Suite as the private retreat that it should be.

How many bedrooms does the hotel have?
We have 46 bedrooms, some of which look out onto the River Dee. In my opinion, it’s an idyllic location for such a special celebration!

Can we plug an iPhone into your sound system?
Yes, our ballroom and foyer sound system can be plugged into an iPhone, Android or any device which has an earphone jack. However, this is suitable for background music only, I wouldn’t recommend replacing your evening entertainment with this. We have a fantastic list of excellent entertainment providers if you need some recommendations.

How do I go to the toilet in my wedding dress?
Believe it or not, this is a frequently asked question that often crops up on the big day! With layers of fabric, tulle and often hoops to consider, the easiest way to manoeuvre your way around a bathroom is to face the back of the toilet (cistern) instead of the usual way.

Hosting your wedding at Maryculter House will promise beautiful surroundings, excellent cuisine and unique historic detail, and with our expert Wedding Co-ordinator on hand to offer advice and guidance during every stage of the planning.

If you would like to learn more about the venue, please feel free to contact Gemma by emailing: Weddings@maryculterhouse.com or visit our stand (J11) at the Your Wedding Exhibition at the P&J Live on the 18th or 19th of January. You can also call us on: 01224 732124