Why you Should Hire a Wedding Planner: By Charlene Diana

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A WEDDING PLANNER?

Hiring a wedding planner may not be for everyone. Many couples want to immerse themselves in planning and enjoy organising every last detail. However, your wedding is a very important day and most couples have a perfect picture in their head of what it will look like. Having an expert by your side can be an invaluable tool for bringing every look and feel of that picture to... Read more »


Ellie + Curtis – Charleston Wedding Guide

Beautiful Inside and Out! 

Ellie + Curtis were the ‘Dream Couple’ a Wedding Planner could only hope to meet.

Be sure to check out all of the details on their Classic ‘Charlestonian’ Spring Wedding at The Daniel Island Club featured on Charleston Wedding Guide Blog today. Thanks to the talented Brandon Lata for capturing Ellie + Curtis’ gorgeous wedding moments!

 

 


Rules of Engaged

A good friend recently became engaged and noticed a big challenge as the ‘Engaged Bride’ was not how to have her ring re-sized or getting super-model skinny (in less than six months!) but instead the exhausting endless questions from friends and family about the upcoming wedding. ‘What’s the wedding date? Where are you getting married? Have you found your dress? Which band are you booking?’  The list goes on, but many don’t realize how overwhelming the rules of engaged can... Read more »


Lucky First Glance

Traditionalists often scoff at the idea of a ‘First Glance’ between a Bride & Groom before the wedding ceremony.   The original tradition of not seeing the bride before the wedding relates back to when two families were doing a business deal and they did not want to allow the groom time to change his mind (hence also the reason for the veil, to shield the bride’s identity up until the last second!). In today’s modern times, we find it helps many of... Read more »


Wedding Planner Pressure: ‘Ready, Set, Go!’

It IS April Fools Day today, so know I’m not fooling when I say, ‘YES we have fun at weddings’!!

As you can see from the photo of me with my fists up, I was really acting on a funny spoof moment to give the Bride & Groom a laugh. Gently trying to persuade the photo happy guest into the tent while the other 150 guests were patiently seated and waiting for the introduction of... Read more »


No Guilt Wedding Registries

Several of our sweet brides recently mentioned how ‘guilty’ they feel registering for wedding gifts. Too often they have been on the other side, financially challenged with all the wedding costs – bridesmaid dresses, flights, hotel rooms & then a GIFFFTT??! {which by the way is ok to give within one-year of the wedding nuptials}. Here are a few un-guilting steps to remind us why a wedding registry is so crucial:

‘The Awkward Wedding Gift’

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Engagement Photos Have Purpose!

I often have clients – especially Grooms {sorry guys!}, discount the importance of an ‘Engagement Shoot’. They either don’t understand the importance or don’t want to spend the extra money for additional time in their photographer package. If an iPhone can capture awesome photos of us what’s the big deal??  Here’s a few important points to prove that Engagement Photos have purpose.

Getting to Know your Photographer:  I encourage a bride & groom that are wary of doing an engagement shoot... Read more »