The February-March issue of Tie the Knot Scotland is out now and you can read here for free!

Newly engaged and raring to start planning the big day of your dreams? The latest issue of Tie the Knot Scotland has all the advice and inspiration you need. It has the best Scottish wedding venues, 2023’s most gorgeous wedding dresses, a glam fashion special for mothers of the bride and groom; and loads of real-life inspiration, including the amazing big days of wedding suppliers themselves…

They say it takes 10,000 hours to become a true expert in a skill or subject. Unless you’re thinking on having a very long, intense engagement, it’s unlikely you’ll become one in the field of wedding planning. Thankfully, there are plenty in Scotland who are, and when they themselves get married, you can guarantee they are going to be full of ideas.

The new February-March issue of Tie the Knot Scotland features the incredible weddings of newlywed industry professionals and asks them what more they learned when planning their own big days.

Cake Days A Week wedding cake and bride leading a DJ battle at Boreland Loch Tay wedding
Left: Christie runs Cake Days A Week. Her wedding to Jonny is just one of the supplier weddings featured (Photo: Cat Markie Photography); Right: Michelle raving it up in a DJ battle at Boreland Loch Tay. Her and Jamie are one of the featured weddings this issue (Photo: Pocket Square Photography)

The magazine’s eight real weddings feature a broad array of styles too – from a midweek rave in a barn, to a snowy Highland elopement – and are all filled to the brim with useful pointers, such as not removing emails from suppliers from your inbox and making a routine time to focus on researching and making your wedding arrangements.

There’s even more real-couple inspiration to be found in its beauty and venue decor sections. After all, who better to be guided by than those who’ve been down the aisle before you?

A model wearing a wedding dress from Amy King Bridal and Beauty and models wearing floral occasion wear dresses from Bentleys of Banchory
Left: Weddings by Fantasy Greens created a lush set for our bridal photoshoot. This dress is by Amy King Bridal and Beauty; Right: How gorgeous do these floral dresses from Bentleys  look against the backdrop of Boclair House in Bearsden?

If you’re still at ‘wedding base camp’ and yet to find the venue and set the date (congrats on your engagement btw!), then you’ll want to check out the bumper venues section. It’s got advice on matching your setting to your planning style, a line-up of quirkier locations, and some of the best foodie hotspots in Scotland.

There’s plenty of fashion inspiration in the new issue too. It looks at 2023’s biggest wedding-dress trends and hears shopping stories from pregnant, older and disabled brides, while mothers take the lead in a glamorous occasionwear style special.

Pick up the February-March issue at larger supermarkets, WHSmith and selected independent retailers, read it here for free or treat yourself to a subscription, priced from £12 for three issues.