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Destination Wedding

South Carolina Destination Weddings


Destination Weddings, in South Carolina, can be harder to plan than a traditional wedding, due to the long distance preparation that is needed. Two factors may influence your decision to have a South Carolina destination wedding: budget and the ability of wedding guest. Many Destination Wedding Brides hold a wedding reception in their home town after the wedding, for all friends and family who could not attend the destination wedding.


Location Of Your South Carolina Destination Wedding


Where are you going to have the wedding? With thousands of excellent ceremony sites available, it is hard to choose just one. You could head the beaches in the Grand Strand, or the historic paradise of the Lowcountry. The mountain views in the Upstate make for a beautiful wedding.


South Carolina Wedding Coordinators And Your Destination Wedding


The wedding can be coordinated by working with a South Carolina based wedding planner. When the wedding is being held at a resort or hotel, there may be an on-site wedding planner to help with the wedding details. A wedding planner will be able to locate a ceremony venue. In South Carolina there are wedding planners who work with destination weddings.


Using a destination wedding planner may be the safest way to plan a long-distance wedding, but can make the wedding more expensive. The wedding planner may offer a flat fee, or a surcharge on top of the cost of all services that are contracted on the wedding couples' behalf. When a using wedding planner to plan your South Carolina destination wedding, checking references is a must. The bride and groom should talk to former clients, as well as verify their good business practices through a local organization, such as a local Better Business Bureau office.


One Stop Destination Wedding


Another option is to find a hotel or bed & breakfast in South Carolina that offers wedding planning services for guests who stay there. Many hotels have hosted weddings before, and have a wedding planner who helps the bride and groom plan, often offering a place for both the ceremony and wedding reception right on site. Another option is to search for a South Carolina wedding chapel. Chapels often offer packages with photographs, flowers, music, officiant, even license included. The wedding couple’s work is limited to simply showing up. This is the easiest, and sometimes the least expensive option. However, the wedding couple doesn’t have control over many of the details, and might be put off by the relatively impersonal nature of the wedding.


Possibilities With Your South Carolina Destination Wedding


A destination wedding in South Carolina opens up the possibility to be creative. By having a destination wedding, the bride and groom have abandoned the conventional. Wedding guest expectations have been changed, and the wedding couple might be less likely to feel bound to a traditional wedding atmosphere. If the setting is particularly unique, the wedding couple may be able to keep other aspects of the wedding simple. For example, a wedding in a lavish historic inn may need no additional decoration. For weddings set in rural areas where the seasonal flowers and outdoor setting are naturally beautiful, just having the bride and groom, officiant, and wedding party looks perfect, and may completely dispel the cost of flowers and rental of a venue for the wedding reception.


The Details Of A South Carolina Destination Wedding


Complete as many tasks as possible before leaving home. The packing should be carefully planned well in advance. A lot of luggage can be generated when traveling to a destination wedding. When traveling in South Carolina by airplane, plan to carry on as much as possible. Many destination wedding parties have discovered that "less is more” when planning special activities at the wedding site. Many South Carolina destination wedding parties have chosen to ship many items (such as the wedding dress, unity candle)directly to the wedding site, to avoid the possibility of them being lost by an airline. Keep in mind federal airline carry on restrictions, choosing to carry on wedding items. Remember that you will not be allowed to carry many items on to the plane, such as your cake knife and wine. Work out arrangements for shipment of important items with your wedding planner or hotel. For more information on destination weddings, check out


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Taken on December 28, 2006