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Not So Fine Print – Helicopter Elopement + Photography – Blackcomb

Dollar Bills

Full payment is due at the time of booking to secure your date. Invoices are issued via email and you may pay by credit card or e-transfer (hello@younghipandmarried.com). 

 

Refunds/Cancellations

We will issue a 50% refund of your full payment if we receive written notice of your wedding cancellation at least one week  before your wedding date (sent to hello@younghipandmarried.com). No refunds will be given for weddings canceled within one week of the wedding date (see weather exception below). If you need to make a change to your wedding schedule, we will do our best to accommodate you, but cannot guarantee availability. In the rare case that we can not accommodate the change, please see our refund policy above.

 

Clock

It’s game time! All parties need to arrive 30 minutes early to ensure a timely departure. We allow 57 – 70 minute flight time (depending on which option you have chosen) for the entire trip – this includes take off, landing, flight time and ground time. We aim to give each couple 45 minutes on the landing location for the ceremony and photos but due to weather, these times can vary. The ceremony will last 5-10 minutes depending on what you arrange with your YH&M Officiant.  If you are late for your departure, the helicopter portion of the wedding will be canceled without refund.

 

Weather

Due to inclement weather, the helicopter pilot may need to change the elopement destination or postpone the elopement to a later date. We will be in communication with your pilot and will touch base with you the morning of your elopement if there are any changes you need to be aware of.  If the weather is completely un-flyable, you may rebook your helicopter elopement for another date, without the guarantee that the same officiant and photographer will be available. If the weather is completely un-flyable and you do not wish to rebook for another day, you also have the option of having your elopement that day on the ground at our Plan B location; Alice Lake. If you choose this option, only the cost of the helicopter portion will be refunded to you.

 

Restrictions

You’re gonna be flying in a helicopter, and unfortunately that means we need to know your weight in advance. There is a weight restriction ranging from 900-1000 lbs total for all guests, dependent on the season and temperature. During the pre-flight helicopter weigh in, if the weight capacity of the helicopter is exceeded, it could result in not flying or additional charges for an extra helicopter to accommodate.  Lastly, you can fly if you’re pregnant, unless your doctor has advised against it. If you are nearing your due date or have other health risks, we ask that you speak with your doctor/healthcare provider.

 

Guests

Your helicopter elopement includes yourselves, our officiant and photographer (unless an additional guest has been arranged with a YH&M customer service rep).  All passengers full names, weights and emergency contact details must be confirmed at the time of booking.  As stated above, there is a weight restriction ranging from 900-1000 lbs total for all guests. This fluctuates depending on the season and temperature and therefore, we will be collecting your weight information in advance. During the pre-flight helicopter weigh in, if the weight capacity of the helicopter is exceeded, it could result in not flying, or additional charges for an extra helicopter to accommodate. Please also note that, unfortunately, animals are not permitted to attend. Don’t worry, you can show your furry friend the pictures afterwards so they feel like they were there. 

 

Process

Your Elopement Includes:

 – Words about marriage written by your wedding officiant or a reading of your choice picked out by you. 

 – Wedding vows written by you or provided by your officiant

 – Optional ring exchange 

 – The signing of the marriage license

 – 75 fully-retouched high-resolution images displayed in an online gallery with instant downloads available to you within 5 weeks of your wedding day

 – A print release of your images so that you may print them at your convenience and share the shots with family and friends

 

Travel

Officiant/Photographer’s travel fee is included unless otherwise specified with the Young Hip & Married office prior to booking. Blackcomb Helicopters is located at 46011 Gov Rd. Brackendale, B.C. VON1H0

 

Marriage License Information

You are in charge of picking up your marriage license as YH&M is not legally able to do this. Please consult your provincial/state government website for instructions on exactly how and where to obtain your marriage license.  

 

Photography

This agreement allows us to use your photos in our social media/website/advertising. If you would prefer we don’t use them, please let us know by emailing hello@younghipandmarried.com.

 

Blackcomb Helicopters Covid-19 Protocol

Vaccination Requirements

As of Nov 30, 2021 all employees and passengers on board Blackcomb Helicopters flights must be vaccinated.

During the booking process, guests will need to confirm that they are fully vaccinated. 

Proof of Vaccination and a valid photo identification both bearing the same name will be verified at the time of departure.

Exceptions:

Children under the age of 12 do not currently require vaccination

BC Mask Mandate

Mask use is still required by the Government of Canada when traveling by air and other federally regulated travel. However, wearing a mask is a personal choice in public indoor settings (like our office), and is not required by public health. Guests are no longer required to wear a mask to access our buildings.