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Not So Fine Print – Helicopter Elopement + Photography – SKY

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 one and a half hours for the entire trip – this includes take off, landing, flight time and ground time. We aim to give each couple 60 minutes at 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; Pitt 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! 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

Your helicopter elopement includes yourselves, our officiant and photographer (unless additional guests have 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 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. 

 – 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. Sky Helicopters is located at 18799 Airport Way #170, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4

 

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.

 

 

SKY Helicopters Covid-19 Protocol

Currently, masks are not required in the SKY Helicopters reception area, passenger lounge and SKY Hangar event space. 

SKY Helicopters staff are all fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Multiple tour groups are welcome in our passenger lounge.

Multiple tour groups will now be scheduled in our large capacity helicopters.

 

*Please note: While Transport Canada mandated regulations do not require masks to be worn, we respect your decisions to wear them, or have our staff wear them during your time at SKY Helicopters. Please let our reservations team know if you have any concerns.