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?)
Hilton Head Weddings
FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES PITCH IN TO GIVE COUPLE THE PERFECT WEDDING
Rachel Eudy had always wanted a fall wedding. She loves the outdoors, so when she and her now-husband, David, decided to get married, they knew they wanted nature to play a big part in their September nuptials.
Friend Tim Wright offered to let the couple use the Lowcountry-style clubhouse at The Paddocks, a neighborhood nestled alongside a stretch of Hilton Head Island wetlands.
BRIDES-TO-BE HAVE MORE OPTIONS THAN EVER WHEN IT COMES TO THE RING
It’s more than a ring. It’s the promise of a future filled with love and happiness, tears and joy, all with the most wonderful man in the world. So why shouldn’t your ring be the most wonderful ring in the world, too? And with today’s styles and multitude of choices, there is sure to be a perfect ring out there just for you.
SUN CITY MOM WINS MAKEOVER, GETS STYLE UPDATE
Georgia Lash of Sun City Hilton Head first learned of Monthly’s makeover contest on Facebook.
She scrolled past it, but decided she should look more closely at the opportunity when she realized she qualified for the contest.
“I mean, how many times am I going to be the mother of a groom? Hopefully only once,” Lash said, referring to her only child, Alex, who lives in Charlotte and will marry fiancé Kaitlyn on May 18 at the South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbour.
FLOWERS EXPRESS YOUR WEDDING’S PERSONALITY
Flowers are an integral part of every wedding’s aesthetic, but they can also be a great way for brides to express their personality and creativity. In 2018, greenery — like palm leaves, ferns and moss — was the standout trend, adding a charmingly natural touch while also being cheaper than flowers. But 2018 is long gone, and in 2019, flowers are making a comeback.
NEW SPINS ON OLD WEDDING TRADITIONS
“The night we got engaged in September 2017, our initial thought was ‘We want to do something different for our wedding,’” says Valerie Ruppel (nee Amodeo) of her May 12, 2018 wedding to Patric Ruppel. For the New York couple, that ultimately meant a destination wedding at beautiful Belfair Plantation beneath a canopy of grandiose oak trees. But many couples can create “something different” for their wedding on a much smaller scale.
WHAT TO WEAR WHEN YOU SAY ‘I DO’
Some brides have had the exact dress they want to wear on their big day in mind for years. Others don’t have a clue and can scarcely envision themselves waltzing down the aisle in a fancy dress.
The good news? There truly is a perfect dress for every personal preference. But when it comes to wedding attire, there’s a lot to think about. And we’re not just talking about accessorizing.
HOW TO HOST GUESTS OF ALL AGES — OR ADULTS ONLY — AT YOUR BIG DAY
For Billy and Beth Mayer, who were married Oct. 11 on the beach outside of The Dunes House, exchanging their wedding vows wasn’t so much about saying “I do” as it was proclaiming “we all do” — the bride, the groom and the bride’s two children.
“This was about us forming a family, not just getting married,” says Beth, whose 12-year-old son walked her down the aisle and was the best man, even giving a speech he wrote himself. Her 9-year-old daughter, Mia, was a junior bridesmaid at the wedding, and the groom’s then-4-year-old niece served as flower girl.
The 12th annual Hilton Head Bridal Show will be the premier event of the year for brides, grooms, families, and wedding parties. Come see the best vendors Hilton Head has to offer to give you the wedding of your dreams! You can taste cakes, view wedding portraits, and see the latest in bridal fashions - including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos, and suits.
2019 Hilton Head Bridal Show
Sunday, February 17, 2019
1 - 4 PM, Belfair
200 Belfair Oaks Blvd - Bluffton, SC - 29910
Tickets are on sale! Presale: $9 (includes mimosa!), $12 at the door
CREATING A GREAT WEDDING VIBE WITH A MOOD BOARD
Once upon a time, when a couple decided to get married they set the date, bought a dress and a cake and picked colors they liked — traditionally two — to use in everything from bridal party attire to reception décor. While that still happens, these days couples are thinking more about the mood they want to set than the colors they’d like to use.
COUPLES STILL FALL IN LOVE WITH TRADITIONAL WEDDING CAKES
The sweetest part of a wedding is, of course, the moment when two people who love each other make that lifetime commitment with the words “I do.”
A close second, however, is the dessert guests are served hours afterward. And despite the national trends of candy stations, cookie-and-milk shooters and late-night sugary cereal bars, the traditional wedding cake still holds court at Lowcountry wedding receptions.
SOCIAL MEDIA HELPS COUPLES CUSTOMIZE THEIR CELEBRATIONS
A wedding is one of the biggest social events out there, and social media has ramped up every aspect, from the day she says “yes” to the propsal to the moment the couple says “I do” at the altar.
These days, it seems like an engagement isn’t official until it’s seen on social media.