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Not So Fine Print – Helicopter Elopement + Photography

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, e-transfer (hello@younghipandmarried.com) or cheque.

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 cancelled 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 20 minutes early to ensure a timely departure. We allow one hour for the entire trip – this includes take off, landing, flight time and ground time. We aim to give each couple 30 minutes on the mountaintop 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 another location. 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! There is a weight restriction of 300 lbs per seat, and we will be collecting your weight information in advance. However, during the pre-flight helicopter weigh in, if you or your partner’s weight is 10 pounds more than previously stated, there will be an additional charge of $400+GST. If the weight capacity of the helicopter is exceeded at weigh in, 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

Additional guests may attend your elopement at a rate of $400+GST per person up to a maximum of 4 people during peak months (May-Sept) and 6 people during the rest of the year. As stated above, there is a weight restriction of 300 lbs (fully clothed) per seat, so we will need to collect weight information for all guests that will be attending. During the pre-flight helicopter weigh in, if any guest’s weight is 10 pounds or more than previously stated, there will be an additional charge of $400+GST. If the weight capacity of the helicopter is exceeded at weigh in, it could result in a passenger being left behind, or additional charges for an extra helicopter to accommodate everyone. 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. Feel free to ask if you need help selecting a reading.
  • Wedding vows written by you or provided by your officiant
  • Optional ring exchange
  • The signing of the marriage licence
  • 50 fully-retouched high-resolution images displayed in an online gallery with instant downloads available
  • 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. Sky Helicopters is located at 18799 Airport Way #170, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4

Marriage Licence Information

You are in charge of picking up your marriage licence 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 licence. Please include, on a separate sheet of paper, the information requested on your marriage licence regarding both of your parents’ names and places of birth when you bring your licence to your wedding ceremony, as this information is needed in order to process your marriage licence.

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 ask.

Your Photography Package Includes:

  • One hour of professional photography with start time to be arranged with your photographer directly after booking.
  • 50 fully-retouched high-resolution images displayed in an online gallery with instant downloads available
  • A print release of your images so that you may print them at your convenience and share the shots with family and friends

Running late? Please let us know asap as we often have to keep a tight schedule. We will do our best to accommodate late weddings but please know we can not guarantee you your full hour of photography. Should more time be needed, we charge in half-hour increments at a rate of $200+tax/half hour.

Young Hip & Married Money Back Guarantee

Young Hip & Married is so confident in our ability to offer the best ceremony EVER that we are happy to offer a money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the work of your officiant after the ceremony is completed, Young Hip & Married will issue you a refund.

Here are some of the details:

  • There are lots of moving parts when it comes to wedding ceremonies; music, in-laws, guest cell phones and so on. The Young Hip & Married Money Back Guarantee covers the work of your officiant only. We would love to offer a money back guarantee on all elements of your ceremony but unfortunately, some things (like crazy Aunt Ruth) are simply out of our control.
  • Our Money Back Guarantee only applies after your officiant has performed your ceremony. Sorry, we do not offer the Money Back Guarantee before the ceremony has been performed.
  • After your ceremony, your officiant will find you to say goodbye. In order to be eligible for the Money Back Guarantee you need to inform your officiant, in person, immediately after the ceremony that you were not completely satisfied (we’ll be sad, but we can take it). The officiant will then notify the office and you will be issued a full refund.