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?

It’s your first dance as husband and wife, and you probably have considered dozens of songs to capture that special moment in center stage at the reception.

Complete your perfect day with a memorable reception.

With all the fun that you will have planning your wedding, perhaps the part most enjoyed by brides and grooms is planning the reception.  Who doesn’t love a party? Especially one where they’ll eat, drink, dance and be merry with their family and friends, celebrating their marriage.

With a plethora of Pinterest ideas and online info at every bride’s fingertips, today’s wedding couple can do plenty of planning on their own. But everything goes smoother with the help of professionals. Luckily, the Lowcountry is home to top-notch wedding industry pros to fit every bride’s budget, style and personality.

Wrangling the guest list is a tough job, but keeping it under control is possible with fair play and an ‘eyes on the prize’ focus.

One of the biggest decisions in planning your wedding is the guest list. The size of your wedding can affect so many other aspects of your big day. If you are planning a large wedding, you’ll need a venue that can accommodate many people, while if you’re hosting a smaller gathering, you’ll want to find a more intimate space. Your guest list will also need to work with your budget — obviously, the more people you invite, the higher the cost.  

The reception details take considerable focus, but the ceremony itself is the main event. Plan ahead to ensure your nuptials are both memorable and legally binding!  

The ceremony isn’t just a beautiful moment between two people in love; it’s a binding event in the eyes of both the local government and, depending on your personal preference, your house of worship, and there are several things you need to do before you say “I do.” Before you can walk down the aisle, you need to make sure you’ve filled out all the forms — dotting your “I”s and crossing your “T”s. 

Setting – and sticking to! – your wedding budget is the key to pulling off the perfect party without losing your shirt.

Marrying the love of your life is a dream come true. But in all the fun of dreaming up the details of your big day, it’s easy to get caught up in the fantasy — and forget all those magical little elements really add up. That’s why it’s important to be realistic about your budget.

When Michelle and Jason Munsell set their wedding date for Oct. 30, 2016, Michelle’s father cautioned them about the time of year they were planning to say “I do.”

“My dad kept saying, ‘It’s hurricane season, are you sure you want to do it in October?’” says Michelle. But given the Lowcountry’s history with hurricanes, the couple knew chances were slim that their destination wedding would be derailed by weather woes.

Lori Goodridge CribbWith gorgeous surroundings, beautiful weather year-round and a variety of luxurious accommodations, the Lowcountry is a world-class wedding destination.

All of these factors draw many highly talented wedding professionals to the area, but with so many fabulous vendors and venues to choose from, how do you know where to start?

Putting the ‘Happy’ in Your Happily Ever After

Traditions evolve and trends change, but weddings will always elicit the same emotions, whether you’re the groom or the guest. And any event filled with love, joy and hope deserves to be breathlessly anticipated and exceptionally well planned. 

PHOTOS BY GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO

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