Hilton Head Weddings and Bridal
Tucked away along South Carolina’s coast is a destination wedding paradise, Hilton Head Island. It’s the perfect setting to tie the knot and create memories of a lifetime. Twice a year, in February and September, Hilton Head Monthly magazine devotes a special section to weddings in Hilton Head. We also offer a premiere Bridal Showcase event, where the Lowcountry’s top vendors gather and where brides can make plans for their dream wedding. For more information, call us today at (843) 842-6988.
2013 Hilton Head Bridal Show
Today’s bride is a savvy one. She’s a bit older than her peers from previous generations, so she has a little more dough to spend and a more refined style to showcase. She’s a tech-savvy pinner who has solid DIY intentions but Hollywood wedding dreams. She also has a full-time job, a sizable social circle and a lot on her plate, even before The Question was popped. In short, she’s the perfect client for a wedding planner.
“A big benefit of hiring a wedding planner is the convenience factor,” for brides who wish they could do it all but know they can do it better with help, said David Wood, president of the international Association of Bridal Consultants. “Your wedding should not be a learning experience. It’s like a one-night Broadway show, and you want to get it right the first time.”
That show is something that takes just the kind of planning, timing and attention to detail that certified wedding planners are trained to provide. There’s a lot a wedding planner can bring to the table, but first and foremost is “making the event happen on time and under budget, because these things spiral out of control,” Wood said. “Weddings are a very emotional business, and you can generally benefit from having a cool head involved in the planning process.”
The wedding planner’s first job is to sit down with the couple and find out their vision for the day: The dates they’re looking at, the number of guests they’d like to plan for, the style, and a rough budget for the whole shebang.
Wedding planner Ashley Rhodes helps merge love and location
“Stay local, buy local goods for favors and embrace Lowcountry style and settings,” said Ashley Rhodes. Rhodes has planned a score of Lowcountry weddings, and is full of ideas for making your local wedding one-of-a-kind.
Details abound, such as the sweet potato butter from Lowcountry Produce given out as wedding favors. “They were listed in Oprah’s favorite things four years ago,” Rhodes added.
How wedding planner Serena Crumley made a few new friends
“Istill play Words with Friends with them. When they come back in town to visit, they call me,” said Serena Crumley when talking about the wedding party at the Mallory Weaver/Andy Milford nuptials shown here.
That personal connection was forged during a wedding that called for a lot of thinking on Crumley’s feet. There was, for example, the not-trivial detail that no one in the wedding lived on Hilton Head or had ever been here before.
Wedding planner Julie Miller made one couple’s big day a masterpiece
“When Tiffany called me, I got this classic traditional feel. Then I met her and Mitch and right away I was struck by one thing: They were both very fun people,” said wedding planner Julie Miller.
That insight into her clients led to a wedding where each quirky detail belied a playful sense of humor, but those details added up to a stunningly elegent wedding.
And while some bottles wore custom-made Koozies, one bottle contained a very unique idea.
“Tiffany brought in this antique bottle and had everyone put a message in there for the couple,” Miller explained. “And they’re going to read all of them on their first anniversary.”