The new autumn 2017 issue of Scottish Wedding Directory is out today

Autumn’s officially here, the new Autumn 2017 issue of Scottish Wedding Directory has landed and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on a copy!

This issue is our bridesmaids special so it’s the perfect excuse to get your girls round and start some major w-day planning.

Inside you’ll find plenty of inspo for you and your squad, including the insider scoop from our very own digital editor Steph Telfer who’s going to be a maid for the third time in 2018.

She shares all her hints and tips, from planning the perfect hen to being your bestie’s support system.

We’ve also got a gorgeous 15-page bridesmaid shoot at Castle Menzies to help you find the perfect gowns for your squad. There’s sequins, separates and even bridesmaid jumpsuits.

Look out for our feature on how to have the best hen ever! Whether you want to get active, go on a murder mystery, learn how to be your own florist, take to lodges or your own stately home for the weekend. We’ve even sussed out what to put in your hen do goodie bags.


As well as all your bridemaids’ needs we’ve got a stunning bridal photoshoot featuring Scottish Ballet principal ballerina (and bride-to-be) Bethany Kingsley-Garner. Expect dresses that were made for dancing. They’re en pointe!

If you’re struggling to find the perfect words to express just how you feel during the ceremony check out the Words of Wisdom feature. Scottish celebrants share their favourite readings with us.Ever wondered how fashion bloggers manage to nail the perfect shot every time? We speak to influencers, bloggers and models and get their top tips on looking good for your wedding pics.


In our planning section you’ll find everything you need to style the wedding of your dreams, from three totally different themespiration pages, to chat from real couples on how they created the perfect wedding flowers and tips from Team SWD on where we find inspo.

If you’re not sure what theme you want for your big day, stationery’s a great place to start. Check out our gorgeous stationery shoot where you’ll find a whole host of styles from classic calligraphy, to botanicals and on-trend watercolours.

AND if that wasn’t enough, you’ll get your free copy of Scottish Wedding Venues and Real Life Weddings.

In this issue’s venues mag we’re cosying up for the autumn, looking at some of Scotland’s finest exclusive-use venues for small and intimate affairs.

And foodies will love our feature on wedding venues where mouthwatering menus are the order of the day.

Our Real Life Weddings magazine is jam-packed with inspiration, whatever your wedding style.

Whether you’re planning a rustic barn celebration or a glam hotel affair, take your style lead from our 13 fabulous couples.

So put the kettle on, cosy up on the sofa and set aside some me-time. Go on, it counts as wedding planning!