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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 the date, time, and/or location of your elopement, the change must be communicated in writing (sent to email@example.com) and approved by Young Hip & Married before it is confirmed. We will do our best to accommodate any changes but cannot guarantee availability. If your booked Young Hip & Married vendor(s) are not available for your new time/date/location, there will be a change fee of $100+tax per vendor (officiant and/or photographer). If no other YHM vendors are available for your new date/time/location, services will be considered cancelled and the refund policy above will apply.
Wedding Ceremony Timing
It’s game time! All parties need to arrive 30 minutes early to ensure a timely departure. We allow 2 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 seaplane portion of the wedding may be cancelled without refund. Should you be more than 15 minutes behind schedule, a fee of $50+tax per Young Hip & Married vendor (officiant and photographer) will be invoiced for every 15-minute increment.
Due to inclement weather, the seaplane 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 seaplane 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 a predetermined Plan B location. If you choose this option, only the cost of the seaplane portion of your elopement will be refunded to you.
For safety reasons, there is a weight restriction for the aircraft (fluctuates by weather and season); we will be collecting your weight information (fully clothed) in advance as well as at the terminal directly before your flight. If the weight capacity of the aircraft is exceeded or there is a significant difference in reported and day-of weight, it could result in not flying or additional charges for an extra aircraft to accommodate.
You can fly if you’re pregnant, unless your healthcare provider has advised against it. If you are nearing your due date or have other health risks, we ask that you speak with your healthcare provider.
Life jackets are required to be worn during all flights, except for children under 2 years of age.
Your seaplane elopement includes yourselves, our officiant and photographer, and up to two guests. All passengers’ full names, weights and emergency contact details must be confirmed at the time of booking. The same restrictions above apply to all guests.
Your officiant and photographer’s travel fees are included unless otherwise specified with the Young Hip & Married office prior to booking. Tofino Air/Sunshine Coast Air is located at the YVR Airport South Terminal (4640 Inglis Drive, Richmond).
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money Back Guarantee
At Young Hip & Married, we only want to officiate wedding ceremonies that our couples love. 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.
Please note: The Young Hip & Married Money Back Guarantee only applies after your ceremony has been performed and only covers the work of your officiant, as many parts of a wedding day are outside of our control. In order to be eligible for a refund, you need to inform Young Hip & Married within three days of your ceremony.