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    Achieve Your Dream Wedding with a Wedding Planner

    How Wedding Planners Can Help You Achieve Your Dream Wedding

    Planning a wedding can be stressful, even overwhelming at times. After all, this will likely be the largest event you’ve ever hosted in your life, and most of us have little to no experience in the matter. If only there was someone out there… anyone that could help. Oh wait, that’s what wedding planners are for! But aren’t wedding planners only for movie stars? Not quite. In fact, a wedding planner is really quite affordable in the grand scheme of things. If you find yourself ready to elope to escape planning stress, read on and see why a wedding planner is your perfect solution.

    Planners can help make wedding planning stress-free

    Weddings require a lot of research, phone calls, negotiations, and so on. When you have a wedding planner, much of this can be done for you. In many cases, it’s easier for vendors to communicate with a planner. Why? Because many are often reluctant to burden couples with last-minute details as the wedding fast approaches. A planner can work out these issues so you can focus on looking forward to and enjoying your big day.

    Planners can help make your wedding dreams come true

    Once a planner is aware of your wedding dreams, they have one mission: making it come true. That is, after all, what they’re being paid to do. Unlike the average couple who probably doesn’t have a background in wedding planning, most wedding planners take on more than one wedding per day or per weekend. Therefore, they’re able to leverage professional experience and vast pre-established networks to ensure your day goes exactly to your liking. It will take a huge load off your shoulders knowing there is someone out there willing to see your journey through from beginning to end.

    Planners can help keep your budget in check

    One of the main responsibilities of any planner is being able to do the most with whatever budget is given. Given their extensive experience, a planner knows how to make a dollar stretch and when a vendor’s quote is too high. They’ll also be able to recommend which vendors and services align perfectly with your preferences, making sure you get the best for your money. If you have a lot of time until the big day, consider utilizing mobile banking apps that can expedite your savings each month before the wedding. You’ll be able to explore more possibilities and allow your planner more creative freedom with a larger budget.

    Planners can help save your money

    Many planners manage to get a vendor discount. Why? Because planners give vendors repeat business. Vendors will want to make sure their services are meeting or exceeding expectations so that they can make sure they’re contacted again. When multiple vendors are giving your planner a better rate, it can amount to huge savings overall!

    Contact us today so that we can begin planning the wedding of your dreams.

     

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    A Modern Twist on Wedding Traditions

    A Modern Twist on Wedding Traditions

    In the 1800’s, wedding ceremonies were mainly conducted in churches followed by a small reception at the bride’s parents home.  In the early 1900’s, sleeveless dresses would have been considered inappropriate, but anything goes today.  Every decade wedding traditions tend to evolve and customization is the key for couples today. This is getting harder with todays busy lifestyle. We have listed a few ways to shop for your wedding online.

    The Bling

    Reynolds Treasures Ring

    Ohhh… the ring shopping!  While this is an exciting time for the ladies (I mean you get to go ring shopping, what is there not to like), you should also consider online shopping too!  Cutting out the middle man, you can get fantastic quality at phenomenal prices. Be sure to check out Blue Nile Wedding Ring Options.

     

    Suit and Tux Rentals

    Did you know you don’t even have to leave your home to rent your wedding attire?  Yes, you heard me right.  This is a great way to ensure the bridal party has that great look, even when they live all across the country. Be sure to check out Generation Tux and contact us for your discount code.

     

    Centerpieces and Décor

    Reynolds Treasures Decoration I’ll bet the first place you look to get wedding décor idea’s is Pinterest.  Well, if you haven’t seen the show “Nailed It”, you may want to consider watching!  While many of the decorations look wonderful, implementing them can be a challenge.  In addition, after your wedding, what do you do with your decorations?  Many try to sell them, but that too can be a challenge, not to mention all of the time that went into buying the supplies and making the decorations.  We recommend renting your décor centerpieces or purchasing floral for your big day.  Don’t know what to do with all of the floral after?  Be thoughtful and ask your wedding planner to donate it to a local retirement/nursing home.

     

    Let us help you take care of your wedding for you. Be sure to check out our Charleston Wedding Packages that can be customized to fit all of your needs.

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    Wedding Packages & Additional Package Options

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for Charleston, SC

    Our packages were designed for destination and local couples that don’t want to be overwhelmed with all of the details.  Every package can be customized to your unique situation. All wedding packages are considered a template.  After contacting us with which wedding package best meets your needs, we will email you a package option sheet.  You will then customize your package by taking off the items you don’t need, and adding items you want. We then schedule your wedding team and coordinate the work for you, all while saving you money.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages:

     Helicopter Elopement Package

    Say your “I Do’s” over the Charleston Skyline. Please note that the maximum weight per person for the Helicopter is 280 pounds. Venue included.

     Romantic Elopement Package

    Get married in beautiful Charleston, SC. This package includes professional photography as well as an officiant. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Plantation Elopement Package

    Get married in one of the most beautiful places in America among the live oaks, bamboo forests, cypress swamp gardens, bridges, ponds, and many alcoves. This package includes floral, a professional hair and makeup artist, a professional photographer, and an officiant. Please note that Magnolia Plantation elopements can occur Monday – Friday between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The bridal suite can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed for elopements. Venue included. No guests are allowed per Magnolia Plantation Policy.

     Intimate Wedding Package

    Have that intimate wedding you have always dreamed of in the romantic city of Charleston! The Intimate Package includes professional photography, floral, and a wedding officiant. Feel free to customize this package to fit all of your dreams. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Charleston Wedding Package

    Get married in one of Charleston’s very scenic parks. This package includes floral, professional photography, a professional musician, an officiant, and the park permit. Wedding consultation and guidance to planning your big wedding day is also provided via email and phone support. Venue included.

     Beach Wedding Package

    Have the beach wedding you have always dreamed of! This package allows you to choose from Folly Beach or Isle of Palms Beach and can be customized to fit your needs. The Beach Wedding Package includes floral, professional photography, a professional musician, and an officiant. Wedding consultation and guidance to planning your big wedding day is also provided via email and phone support.

     Charming Wedding Package

    Planning a wedding of about 50 guests? The Charming Wedding Package provides all of your needs for your big wedding day. We offer a partial coordinator to setup and direct your ceremony. We offer Floral, Hair and Makeup, Officiants, Photography, Musician, Flower Girl Basket and Ring Bearer Pillow. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Elegant Wedding Package

    Planning a wedding of about 100 guests? The Elegant Wedding Package provides all of your needs for your big wedding day and includes everything from the Charming Package. You will want a Day of Coordinator to organize and set-up your wedding vision, so you can have a stress-free day and enjoy your wedding day! Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Plantation Oaks Inn Elopement Package

    Picture your “I Do’s” with a beautiful tidal creek and marsh with 300 year old oak trees as your backdrop. This package includes a 2 night stay at the Inn, breakfast, photography, floral, champagne, and an officiant.

    Additional Wedding Package Options:

    Floral

    We offer common seasonal floral with most of our packages. Whether it be aWedding Bouquet just the couple or a wedding party, we have you covered.

     

    Officiants

    We have a professional team of officiants for you which includes both male and female. Each ceremony is personalized to the couple.  Average time is 10-20 minutes, depending on what the couple chooses to include in their ceremony. The length of the ceremony depends on many variables such as: will someone read a poem or sing a song; number of the wedding party, etc. Couples are not charged based on the length of the wedding ceremony.

    Photographers

    We work with a team of professional photographers for your wedding. 50 images equates to about 1 hour of time. Your photo package can be upgraded to best fit your needs.

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    Coordination

    Coordination is also available. Whether you need assistance with coordinating the ceremony or your entire day, we are here to help!

    Hair and Makeup

    We have hair and makeup artists that travel to you on your special day. We offer both traditional makeup and airbrush makeup. Need hair and makeup for your wedding party? We have you covered.

    Decoration Rentals

    When you rent decorations for your ceremony, we deliver, setup, and take down all décor leaving your friends and family to enjoy your day with you.

    Items include

    • Shepherd hooks to hang your decorations on to create aisle
    • White lanterns/Brass lanterns with LED candle to hang on hooks or placed on ground
    • White lanterns with flowers to hang on hooks or on ground
    • Medium arrangements to hang on shepherd hooks or place on ground to create aisle (can be used at reception/restaurant)
    • Large floral arrangements (can be used again at reception/restaurant)
    • Aisle of 8-10 starfish

    Other Rentals

    • White Wooden Arbor
    • Chair Rentals: White Garden Chairs

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    Musicians

    We offer solo, duo, or a trio of musicians for your special day. Need a musician for cocktail hour as well, we have you covered.

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    5 Do’s and Don’ts for a Charleston Beach Wedding

    5 Do’s and Don’ts of a Charleston Beach Wedding

    Charleston Beach Wedding Dos:

    Do hire a wedding coordinator.

    Not only will the coordinator be available to setup your Charleston Beach Ceremony, he/she will know and understand the tides, lighting, permit requirements, along with all other technicalities that come along with a beach wedding. Not hiring a coordinator will leave your setup crew hot and tired as dragging decorations and setting up in the sand is no easy task.  It’s really a lot of work.

    Do provide transportation for your guests.

    With many beaches, parking is at a minimum or a premium price.  Providing transportation for your guests cuts any worries out and ensures everyone will be there on-time.

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    Do prepare for wind.

    Beaches typically have wind!  Take this into account with your hair style, veil, and dress unless you want to recreate the all so known famous Marylin Monroe pose!

    Do hire business professionals.

    Did you know that anyone getting compensated must have a business license to be able to conduct business! So if you find a great photographer at a discounted price, make sure they are licensed to conduct business where your wedding ceremony will take place.  If not, they may be asked to stop conducting business which would leave you without services or getting hit with a hefty fine.

    Do let the guys go informal.

    The beach is just too hot for tuxedos and heavy suites.  Opt for light weight fabrics such as cotton pants or even Bermuda shorts.

    Charleston Beach Wedding Don’ts:

    X Don’t have your beach wedding in the middle of the day in the summer.

    Not only will the sun be beating down on you and your guests, there will be many beach-goers around that may make it into your wedding album or worse, cheering for you like their favorite team just won the Superbowl.

    X Don’t wear heels.

    Heels and sand do not go well together. I recommend wearing flat sole sandals or even no shoes.  Having on heels will make your strut down the aisle look quite funny.

    X Don’t bring glass on the beach.

    Think about it.  Can you have glass at your neighborhood pool?  Same applies to the beach as it wouldn’t be fair if it broke and was left for someone to get cut or worse, an animal to eat it.

    X Don’t use a runner on the beach. Charleston Beach Wedding

    It does not work out well at all!  No matter how even the sand is prior to its placement, sand moves and thus so does the runner.

     

    X Don’t use artificial flower petals

    Artificial (faux) floral is bad for the environment and not allowed on Charleston beaches.  Remember earlier we mentioned wind at the beach, well the flower petals will eventually blow around or be taken out to sea by the tides.  If using flower petals, real petals will have to be utilized.

    Be sure to check out our Beach Package and let us help you plan your dream beach wedding.

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    Perfect Honeymoon Destinations

    Perfect Honeymoon Destinations

    Honeymoons can be whatever you and your partner want them to be, travelling, skiing and even city escapes are becoming common choices for honeymoons, it’s all about what is most memorable and fun for you as newlyweds! If you’re looking for a sunny beach holiday as the honeymoon destination then this is a look at the 5 choices that offer just a little bit more than a beach and cocktails.

    Mexico

    One of the most popular Hollywood holiday choices, Mexico is a beautiful country full of beaches, booze and entertainment. Most resort areas are constantly opening new hotels and a lot are offering special packages that cater for honeymooners. Spas, golf courses and pool areas are likely to keep you most entertained throughout the honeymoon and it’s all supported by perfect restaurants in the evening. Areas such as Cancun go all out with entertainment too, famously, there’s a pirate ship dinner that you can go aboard and whilst you’re eating, another pirate ship comes next to it and a full evening of entertainment is shown with pirates flying across on ropes from ship to ship.

    California

    Known for its sunny beaches, California is a growing choice for newlyweds. Places like Santa Barbara are available for peaceful romantic days but the option for a busy day out in L.A is also on the cards. It’s ideal for any couple wanting to relax or go on an adventure. Snorkeling, hikes and even sea kayaking are all common day trips in California, and you never know, you might bump into a couple of actors on the beach.

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    Mykonos has been dubbed the new St. Tropez, a relaxing holiday that never seems tire from the perfect blue views. It’s become a famous craft beer location spot for holidaymakers and premiered the largest pool in Europe in 2017. It’s like booking a few weeks in paradise if you looking to relax for an extended amount of time.

    Thailand

    It’s becoming a well-known factor that Thailand is a dream honeymoon location. The country is full of festivals, drinking and lazing on the beach daily, and best of all once you get there, it’s a cheap place to part with money. Again, it’s a perfect location for laying on the beach daily, but for also exploring the local towns and remote islands. A lot of people come to Thailand to learn and embrace natural beauty, to be able to do this as a newlywed will only enhance the experience. Just be sure to pack a comfortably fitted tracksuit for the plane journey, it’s a long one.

    South of France

    Staying in Cannes is a perfect place for any honeymooner, it’s a seaside town full of luxuries, beach restaurants and lively bars. There’s plenty to do in Cannes itself but if it’s a long honeymoon, it’s a town that neighbors Monaco, Nice and St. Tropez and each town offers their own unique take to life by the sea, from a quiet seaside town of St. Tropez to the busy city of Monaco. Ideally, you could hire a car for your stay as most of the neighboring towns are less than a thirty-minute drive.

    Bio: Richard Meadow is a freelance writer that has spent 4 years travelling after University. He’s been all around the world and learnt a lot about different cultures compared to his home in the UK. He wants to share his knowledge with his readers in a way that they could use the information for a practical use.

    Twitter: meadow_richard

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    Charleston’s Wedding Gem: The Heart Garden

    Private Wedding Ceremony in Downtown Charleston

    Do you imagine getting married at a private intimate ceremony in a beautiful rustic, old Charleston setting?  Look no further than The Heart Garden, Charleston’s wedding gem.

    Charleston’s Wedding Gem

    The garden is located behind the St. John’s Reformed Episcopal Church. The garden came to life at the 1997 Spoleto Festival.

    First, the gate is where the iron work was designed by by Phillip Simmons, and crafted by Carlton Simmons (nephew) and Joseph Pringle (cousin).

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    Heart Garden Wedding

    As you walk through the gates, you are greeted by a unique walkway.  The heart shaped pavers were contributed and laid by Pearl Fryar along with the centerpiece of the garden which is from his personal garden.

    Enjoy the scents of the plants, the beauty of the design, and the privacy you desire for your intimate wedding ceremony or elopement.

    To rent this space for your ceremony, there is a $300 permit fee.

    Garden Location Information: There is limited parking available in this downtown Charleston location.  Due to the intimate space, we do not recommend chairs, although there are 2 located benches in the garden.

    Recommended Packages: The Romantic Elopement, Intimate, and Charleston Packages

    Contact Reynolds Treasures today to reserve your private ceremony at Charleston’s wedding gem!

     

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    Charleston’s Beautiful Wedding Locations without Breaking the Bank

    The most common question asked is, “Where can I have my wedding ceremony?” There are literally hundreds of Charleston wedding locations within the area, but listed below are some that will not break the bank.  Whether it is a beach wedding or a Charleston park wedding, we have wedding packages to fit your needs.

    Beach Wedding Locations:

    Combine both the Historic Charm of Charleston and its gorgeous coast lines and there you have it, elegant beauty. The two beaches that we recommend include Isle of Palms and Folly Beach.
    Beach Information: Alcohol is not permitted on all beaches, free and paid parking is available
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Beach Package

    Charleston Wedding Locations:

    White Point Gardens/AKA Battery Park:

    Located on the waterfront with Live Oaks, gorgeous Charleston Mansions and panoramic views.
    Park Information: no restrooms, free street parking, 1 hour permit fees for the gazebo, gazebo guest count around 25
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston

    Waterfront Park:

    Gorgeous views of Charleston Harbor, Gardens, and Fountains, including the iconic Pineapple Fountain.
    Park Information: restrooms nearby, 2 parking garages nearby, No chairs or decorations allowed
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, and Charming

    Washington Square:

    Lots of charm with brick paths and surrounded by buildings, also offers gorgeous oak trees to hide from the sun.
    Park Information: no restrooms (1 block away), metered street parking and/or a parking garage
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, Charming, and Elegant

    Hampton Park:

    This local park boasts gorgeous floral displays, a gazebo, fountains, as well as large live oaks. Think of this as the Central Park of Charleston.
    Park Information: restrooms on-site, free parking
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston, Charming, and Elegant

    Angel Oak Tree:

    This park hosts the largest southern live oak tree east of the Mississippi.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms on-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

     

    Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park and Pier:

    This park is situated right next to the Ravenel Bridge on the Cooper River and is home to fountains, green space, and a pier.
    Park Information: 15 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms On-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

     

    Sunrise Park/AKA Melton Peter Demetre Park:

    Situated on water with a little beach, this park has gorgeous views of the Ravenel Bridge and downtown.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms On-site
    Recommended Packages: Romantic Elopement or Intimate

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