A new list of hotel lost and found items reveals a newly-married couple in Dundee ‘forgot’ their wedding vows.
The written vows are among a bizarre list of items left behind by guests at Travelodge budget hotels in Tayside and the rest of Scotland in 2019.
Other items discovered at the company’s three Dundee hotels by staff include a BMW, a pair of Goldfish called Meghan and Harry, a flower arch and a series of diaries belonging to a teenager.
At its Perth branch, a mother-in-law was even left behind after the rest of the family checked out and headed home.
Meanwhile, staff at a Dunfermline Travelodge were dumbfounded when they discovered business plans to sell Highland air.
Items left from the presumably failed venture included a dozen bottles ‘filled’ with air from Scotland’s world-renowned northern territory.
Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said hotels had noted a big rise in wedding-related items cast-aside.
She said: “With nearly 19 million customers annually staying at our 571 UK Travelodge hotels, including our 46 properties in Scotland, for thousands of different reasons, we do get a range of interesting items left behind.
“This year’s Scottish audit includes a large Nessie birthday cake, a tartan print saree, a set of McWilliams bagpipes, bottles of Highland air, a 3ft lucky heather wedding bouquet, and even a mother-in-law.
“Interestingly our Scottish hotel teams have reported a rise in wedding and proposal props and attire being left behind in our hotels in 2019.
“This included a 3ft wedding bouquet made out of lucky heather along, a wedding necklace made out of £50 notes, a Joyce Young wedding dress and a mother-in law.
“As we have more business customers staying in our hotels than ever before, we are seeing a continuous rise in important business papers, valuable items and lucky charms being left behind in our hotels.
“This includes a lucky penny, a new Range Rover, and a new brand logo presentation.
“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B.
“In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”
The company also recently revealed a list of the most bizarre requests from its guests over the past year across the UK.
They range from needing a spare bed for a Vespa motor scooter to asking for a herd of sheep outside a window to help get to sleep.
Other odd demands included wanting a full moon to be arranged during a stay and asking staff to babysit some baby chicks.
One business guest asked if it would be possible for a water taxi to take his boss from Dover to Paris.