What airport should I fly into and how do I get around once I'm there?
Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is about 50 miles from the University of St Andrews. You can rent a car and easily drive to St Andrews (~1 hour) or take the train (~1.5 hours). If your schedule is flexible and you don't mind a bit of adventure, we suggest flying into London and taking the train to Edinburgh or directly to St Andrews (BONUS: You'll fee like Harry Potter!) Flights tend to be less expensive if you fly from the US to London.
If you are in need of a taxi while at St Andrews, you may schedule a pick up with any of the companies below. Unfortunately Uber does not operate outside of Edinburgh.
For more information, see our Travel Page.
I want to golf while I'm in the birthplace of golf. How can I book a tee time?
There are several golf courses in and around Fife. Please visit this site to learn more about the courses and how to book. If you are interested in golfing, we suggest you book as early as possible as August is considered high season.
What fun activities are there to do in Scotland besides golf?
Scotch tasting, Fringe Festival, touring the Highlands, and many more. Please check out our Things to Do page for more suggestions! Continue checking back as we add more information.
What side of the road do they drive on in Scotland?
Left. We suggest you buy insurance if you're renting a car...just ask Kristie.
What is the dress code for the wedding?
Black tie or kilt (for men) please. You're traveling all this way, why not get all fancy!?
I want to rent a kilt or a tuxedo for the wedding, how can I do that?
There is a shop in St Andrews that has kilts for hire. It's called Kirk Wynd Highland House and you can visit their website here. Kilt hires cost between £65-£90 ($80-$115).
If you are in need of a tuxedo, check out this awesome company based in Chicago: The Groomsman Suit.
Can we take photos during the ceremony?
Due to the fact that we will have videographers present during the ceremony, we kindly request that you keep your cell phones and cameras hidden while the ceremony is taking place. Thank you in advance.
How do I RSVP?
Please go to the RSVP page and select the event you wish to register for. If you are RSVP-ing for multiple people in your party, just click the "Edit" icon next to each line item and update the Guest Name and fill out the appropriate fields.
I have dietary restrictions, how should I let you know?
When you RSVP, please check the appropriate boxes for any dietary restrictions we should know about. There is also a Request space if you wish to provide additional information.
Will there be group pictures?
Yes, directly after the ceremony, we request that everyone stay for a bit so we can get family and friend photos. We promise not to take up too much of your time so you can get your drink on.
Will there be transportation to the chapel and reception?
Transportation will be provided from a central location in St Andrews to the reception venue, Balbirnie House, only. Guests will be responsible for getting themselves to the ceremony at St Salvator's Chapel. We highly recommend you stay on campus.
What language do they speak in Scotland?
English, with sexy Scottish accents (shhh, don't tell William!)
What is haggis?
The Wild Haggis is a small, rough-haired quadruped creature, native to the Scottish Highlands. A notable feature is that the legs on one side of the animal's body are both significantly longer than those on the other, this being a local, long-term evolutionary adaptation to living on the steep sides of the Scottish mountains.
Haggis thus adapted can only travel with any ease or speed in one direction - clock-wise (Haggis Scottii dexterous), or anti-clockwise (Haggis Scotti sinistrous), depending on whether the legs are longer on the left or the right side of the animal. If the shorter legs do not remain on the up-slope side of the hapless beastie, it is in severe danger of falling over sideways and rolling to the bottom of the hillside.
(It's delicious, we promise!)
What is the weather like in August?
June, July and August are normally the warmest months in Scotland, with average maximum temperatures ranging from approximately 15C (59F) to 17C (63F). Scotland's high latitude means that we enjoy lovel long summer days and often an extended twilight.
What if I still have questions?
Send us an email or give us a call! Our info can be found on the Contact page. We're more than happy to help!
Word to the wise - William can be a wee bit slow responding to texts/emails. To be safe, just copy Kristie.