for playful, fashion forward couples
hosting a fun & memorable wedding
weekend that speaks to their soul
From historic cobblestone streets, colorful homes, moss-covered oaks, and miles and miles of waterfront, its no wonder that Charleston SC is the #1 Destination Wedding location in the country right now!
Take a peek below to see some of our favorite wedding venues in Charleston!
Some things to consider for your Charleston wedding!
Consider the season
End of June-Late September is hot & humid and May-October is hurricane season in the South.
•Read about how to plan your wedding during hurricane season here
March-June and September-December are peak wedding seasons here in Charleston and Saturdays disappear quickly for every vendor & venue.
The time of year you choose to get married will also play a role in your wedding outfits and if you want an indoor or outdoor event, if you'll need a tent or rent any heaters. Maybe your wedding favors will be sweet grass hand fans to keep guests cool or warm pashmina scarves for chilly days.
Also you need to be considering the sunset times for each part of the year! Winter has very early sunset times (between 5-6pm), so if portraits are important to you, talk with your photographer before you set in stone a ceremony time.
Holidays, graduations & marathons will always have more traffic in town so hotels might be booked up faster than you think.
Pick your top 3 important vendors - and book them asap!
Charleston is a VERY popular wedding destination and vendors get booked up quickly.
Sit down together and decide on your Top 3 Most Important Vendors and make sure you book them ASAP before someone else does.
If a wedding photographer is part of your Top 3, •read about the most important question you need to be asking your potential wedding photographer
One location or two for your wedding
Really think about the logistics of having your wedding entirely at one location vs two.
Your guests are most likely from out of town too - how many times will they need to call an uber or find a place to park? Or will you be providing a bus or shuttle to transport everyone?
•Read about the pros & cons of a single wedding venue here
First Look or Not
Are you on the fence about doing a First Look?
•Read here about the benefits a First Look can have on not only your wedding photos but the overall experience you'll have on your wedding day!
•See a sample wedding day timeline with a First Look vs No First Look here
Just remember - if you choose to skip doing the First Look & all formal photos before the ceremony you will miss mingling with your guests at cocktail hour
Catherine Ann Photography are husband + wife wedding photographers in Charleston SC creating effortless, dreamy, colorful wedding photos for playful, fashion forward couples hosting a fun & memorable wedding weekend in Charleston, NYC and beyond!
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