10th Annual Hilton Head Bridal Show

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 from 1-4 pm.
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

We are just days away from the 10th Annual Hilton Head Bridal Show presented by Hilton Head Monthly and Bluffton Monthly and hosted by The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. This year's show is gearing up to be the best one yet!

With nearly 60 fantastic vendors under one roof, you can meet many bridal professionals, see their work and get an idea of who would be the best fit to help you bring your vision to life. You can taste cakes, view wedding portraits, and see the latest in bridal fashions — including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and suits.

A lot of bridal guides will try to tell you what you “must have” to make your wedding day a success.

While it can be exciting to see all the edgy new trends that brides and grooms are incorporating to make their wedding days the best ever, we think the only thing you “must have” for a successful soiree is love. If you have that — and we’re certain you do — then everything else is just icing on the cake. (Unless you’re serving pie, in which case, mmmm, ice cream!)

Love and family the focus of perfect Colleton River wedding

When planning the ultimate dream wedding, there are many ingredients that go into creating the perfect day. A few key ingredients? A gorgeous couple, a bride who is supported by her family and enjoys the wedding planning process with her mother, a wedding planning team that is able to translate inspiration into reality, a beautiful location, and plenty of of personal and meaningful details. 

Longer engagement gave couple time to plan every detail of Sea Pines wedding

Sometimes when you’re in love, one set of wedding vows just isn’t enough.

Caroline Santorum and Lee Ayres exchanged traditional wedding vows on June 11 at Sea Pines Country Club in front of 215 family members and friends. But a couple hours before that, they exchanged a different set of vows, promises of love and devotion they wrote themselves.

Kentucky Derby-themed wedding at hit at Harbour Town

For a bride who grew up in Sea Pines and a groom who hails from Louisville, Kentucky, the Harbour Town wedding of Megan Dolyniuk and Stewart Koch on May 7, 2016 — the same day as the famed horse race in Stewart’s hometown — was a destination wedding with a bit of derby celebration.

Once your engagement is announced, the planning process begins. This timeline will help keep you on track when it comes to planning a stress-free wedding. (Yes, it’s possible, right?)

While most toasts are for the bride and groom, there is much to be celebrated at a wedding. The newlyweds may toast their bridesmaids and groomsmen, as well as their families, friends and guests.

Build a buzz around your wedding with photos, videos and other digital tools.

The band or DJ will stop playing, the cake and food will be eaten, the flowers will sadly die. How will you make your memories of this day last? Turn to your photos and videos. This area is home to many fantastic photographers to fit any budget — from students to celebrity photographers who have retired to the Lowcountry.

From the proposal to the prenup, there are a few nitty gritty details that need to be handled before that sweet walk down the aisle.  

You’ve met the love of your life and you’re ready to tie the knot. But how should you propose, and what will you need to make it down the aisle? Here are a few tips to help you on the road to wedded bliss.

You’ll know it’s a good party when palates are pleased and plates are empty. Make sure your menu’s a winner with some careful planning. 

Forget flowers and favors for just a moment: The one component you won’t want to skimp on at your wedding is the food. Aside from the music (which often translated to “how the party was”) and how the bride looked, the food is one of the most talked about elements of a wedding. Ever been to a wedding with bad food? Don’t let sub-par selections or flat flavors steal the spotlight on your big day. Here are Hilton Head Monthly’s biggest tips to ensure guests leave the table sated and impressed — no matter your budget.

Wedding flowers pack a punch that’s way more than just fragrant.

Get creative with your use of greenery and blooms! Go over-the-top with mounds of arrangements in opulent vases or settle on an understated look with simple stems in mason jars. Here are a few tips to help you pick the best blossoms for your big day.

You’ll be the belle of the ball no matter what you wear, but finding the perfect gown is easier with a little fashion know-how.

FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT

On the day of your wedding, all eyes are on you. You’ll want to look and feel your best, which means finding the dress that fits both your style and your personality. But how to find “The Dress” out of the millions of beautiful wedding dresses out there?