(Closed) Tell us about your wedding! (survey) South Carolina edition

posted 8 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 17
3 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@JLS0115:  Hi! I saw your post that you’re getting married at Lowndes Grove.  My fiance and I have just decided on it as our destination wedding.  I was wondering if you have any tips you can share… and how is your planner? We are in the market for one now but want to find someone who is budget friendly!

Post # 18
7 posts
  • Wedding: July 2005

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@NYCtoCHS:  Do you have a price range for a planner.  I know a few that might be a good fit for you.  There are multiple services you can get from them such as a full event coordination to day of coordinator. let me know if I can help.

Post # 19
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

@NYCtoCHS Hi!  We are using Francesca from Pure Luxe Bride.  She is great and came highly recommended from several vendors. She helped us choose our other vendors based on people she knows do a great job, as we are out of town as well. We aren’t getting married until next June so we have not done a whole lot with PPHG except reserve the venue.  We are going down in October to set out menu, etc. Feel free to PM me if you have any other specific questions I can try and help with!

Post # 20
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wedding Date: June 8, 2013

Engagement Length: 6 months

How many are coming?:  120

Colors: navy, aqua, & gray

Theme: simple, vintage/country chic

Wedding Party(#s): 6 on each side 

City and State of Wedding: Irmo, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Irmo Park @ 11:00am

Reception (where, time):  Church @ 12:30pm

Dress Style: Classic/Vintage (David’s Bridal keyhole, cap-sleeve dress)

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Sister

Honeymoon Location: Palm Beach, FL (resort!)

Flowers: DIY baby’s breath and daisies.

First Dance Song: By My Side – David Choi

Centerpieces: Flower planters with hydrangeas 

Food/Menu: My family catered it all (chicken salad, veggies, dips, cupcakes, cookies, etc)

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Mother-In-Law made cupcakes, aunt made grooms cheesecake and bundt cake for cutting. 

Favours: None

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Bachelorrete (when/what):Didn’t have one

Rentals: Rented chairs from Rentallz

Planner: My mom and I planned everything.



Post # 21
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Dunes House - Hilton Head Island, SC

Wedding Date: June 7, 2014

Engagement Length: will be 11 months (we got engaged 7/6/13)

How many are coming?:  We are inviting around 100.

Colors: Turquoise, lime, sand and silver.

Theme: Simple, beach.

Wedding Party(#s): 4 on each side

City and State of Wedding: The legal part – Pickens, SC; the reception/vow renewal in Hilton Head

Ceremony (where, time): On the beach at Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head; don’t know what time yet

Reception (where, time):  Dunes House, Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head

Dress Style: Simple – have not purchased yet

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Will hire someone, but haven’t gotten there yet.

Honeymoon Location: Europe, but that’s a year or two down the road.

Flowers: DIY, probably roses.

First Dance Song: Lovesong – The Cure

Centerpieces: Miniature palm trees with the containers wrapped in yarn; hurricane glasses with seashells and LED candles

Food/Menu: Catering goes thru Palmetto Dunes.

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Probably DIY.

Favours: I’m making Christmas ornaments consisting of glass vials filled with sand, shells and beads.

DJ/Band/Ipod: iPod

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not having one

Rentals: Goes thru Palmetto Dunes

Planner: Me, myself and I.

Photographer: My FI’s best friend.

Officiant: Pickens County probate judge (for the legal part), and FI’s department chair for the vow renewal.

Where are you and the groom staying?: At my family’s condo in Palmetto Dunes.

Post # 22
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wedding Date: April 13, 2014

Engagement Length: 5 months

How many are coming?:  Invited about 190, expecting 125-150

Colors: Blush, Ivory, Champagne, and Gold

Theme: Southern Romantic

Wedding Party(#s): 6 on each side

City and State of Wedding: Charleston, SC (technically Hollywood, SC)

Ceremony (where, time): Old Wide Awake Plantation @ 4:30pm

Reception (where, time):  Old Wide Awake Plantation, cocktails @ 5pm

Dress Style: Watters Austin

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Pro hair/makeup by Ash & Co. love her!

Honeymoon Location: We are moving to Hawaii, immediately following our wedding so we will probably do something there after we get settled.

Flowers: Haven’t decided yet. Leaning toward Wild Flowers out of Summerville.

First Dance Song: You are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

Centerpieces: Assorted milk glass vases, clear glass bud vases, mason jars, mercury glass/ pink vintage glass votives

Food/Menu: Cru Catering YUM! Shrimp & Grits, Mac N Cheese, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crab Cakes, Chicken & Waffle passed hors d’ouevres.

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Not sure yet, most likely Publix. We will probably do Red Velvet with assorted pies, too.

Favours: If anything, maybe pralines, but we are leaning toward no favors right now.

DJ/Band/Ipod: DJ – Lucas from Creative Sound.

Bachelorrete (when/what): Wine tasting/ dinner with friends in homestate of CT, not sure about in SC.

Rentals: Probably either Eventworks or Event DRS.

Photographer: Aaron Nicholas Photography

Officiant: A pastor from our church, Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant.

Where are you and the groom staying?: The week leading up to the wedding, our families rented a beach house on Folly and we’ll be staying there. The night of the wedding, we will probably get a room downtown at Zero George.


Post # 23
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Engagement Length: 1 year 7 months

How many are coming?:  ~25ish

Colors: ivory, olive green, navy

Theme: None really

Wedding Party(#s): MOH + Bridesmaid or Best Man only

City and State of Wedding: Johns Island, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Angel Oak Park

Reception (where, time):  Private home on Kiawah Island

Dress Style: Essense of Australia D1398

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): Synergy Day Spa

Honeymoon Location: Sadly, we don’t have time to go on a honeymoon.

Flowers:  Reynold’s Treasures 

First Dance Song:  We’re not planning on dancing.

Centerpieces:  Not applicable.

Food/Menu: BBQ, shrimp, etc.

Cake Vendor and Flavour: Publix on Johns Island, SC

Favours: Custom guitar picks from Clayton USA + customized bath+body favors from Simply Divine Darling (Fountain Inn, SC)

DJ/Band/Ipod:  Ceremony musicians are Coastal Chamber Musicians.  For the reception, my groom and I will probably be the ones playing the music. 🙂

Bachelorrete (when/what): Not planning on having one.

Rentals: The Linen Loft (Kannapolis, NC) — we’re traveling w/ our rentals

Photographer:  Tesar Photography (Waxhaw, NC) — photogs are traveling to us

Officiant: Reynold’s Treasures

Where are you and the groom staying?: Private beach house

Post # 24
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


Can’t believe Im the only bee in greenville sc!!! 

Wedding Date: October 4, 2014

Engagement Length: 1 year 2 months

How many are coming?:  120

Colors: blush, gold and ivory

Theme: vintage formal and a bit of rustic

Wedding Party(#s): 3 groomsmen 4 bridesmaids

City and State of Wedding: greenville, SC

Ceremony (where, time): Hyatt

Reception (where, time):  Hyatt

Dress Style: formal mermaid 

Hair/Makeup (Pro/DYI): TBA

Honeymoon Location: TBA

Flowers: hydrangea peonies and roses

First Dance Song: all my life or dreaming of you or kiss me

Centerpieces: flowers and candles

Food/Menu: plated dinner

Cake Vendor and Flavour: my Mother-In-Law and flavors are lemon cannoli 

Favours: None

DJ/Band/Ipod: s&d dj

Bachelorrete (when/what): summer 2014 NY 

Rentals: CB events and ABC rentals 

Planner: i planned it all but wedding coordinator is Carolina events.


Post # 25
19 posts



@sweettealove – Hey ladies. I recently got engaged and saw that you ladies did not list your wedding planners. Do you plan on having a wedding planner for just that day or just going to do everything yourself?


Post # 26
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@jdawntelled:  I am using Margaret McKenzie. She is the event coordinator at my venue, Old Wide Awake Plantation, but she does weddings elsewhere, too! Message me if you want her info 🙂 She’s awesome!

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