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    Be in the KNOW…South Carolina Beach Wedding Tips

    Destination or Local? Who doesn’t love the beach?

    And what better place to have a wedding! Great scenery and if you decide to marry at sunrise or sunset; then what an amazing sight! But before you run out and start picking out the perfect beach spot to have your ceremony; there are something’s you might want to consider.

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    Time of Day

    First, what time of day are you considering for your beach
    wedding? This is important because of the tide and lighting for photography.
    You should know that at high tide you may NOT have much if any beach to have a
    ceremony on. In addition, parts of the beaches are more crowded than others.
    This is something that your wedding planner will already know!

    Secondly, the time of day will also be important; especially
    in the summer because it can get HOT; even on the beach. You might think the
    beach brings a breeze. That is true but at times it seems like the breeze has
    been overtaken by the sun. Your best bet is to hire a wedding planner to
    coordinate that for you! OK, so you picked the absolute perfect beach location
    or have you?

    Isle of Palms Beach Wedding

    What about your guests?

    Consider the guests for a minute. I know this is your DAY and
    it’s all about what you want but have a quick reality check.  How are your
    guests going to get to this beach location? Walk there, right? Great, but do
    you have older guests that may not be able to walk a 1/2 mile through the sand
    to get there? It’s not like they are walking on a solid road. They are going to
    have to walk through sand. Not only that, but how far are you going to want to
    walk with your hair and make-up in the heat to get to that “perfect beach
    location”? So KNOW that a beach ceremony location with easy access usually
    works best.

    Beach Chairs

    Do you want a beach ceremony with chairs, decorations and an
    arbor? OK, but what about that breeze? Regardless of time of day; there is typically
    a breeze. Sometimes it can be ever so slight and perfect while other times it
    is so blustery it can knock you sideways.  With that in mind, what do you
    want to set up? Chairs?  Chairs can be done, but again the location can
    hinder that timing as well as the amount of chairs you want. (side note: most
    rental companies have a minimum spend amount which is usually $500 that is not
    hit with just chair rentals). If you rent chairs yourself for setup, it can be
    very tedious treading through the sand having to carry or wagon half a dozen
    chairs at a time. Speaking of time, it is time consuming. So KNOW to plan
    enough time to have the beach location set before guests arrive. Or better yet,
    get a beach package where you can add
    on these options so you everything is done for you!

    Folly Beach Wedding

    OK, so what about an arbor? Same thing goes. Plan for enough time but also plan for the fact that depending on the amount of breeze/wind that arbor could come tumbling down. On the other hand why would you want to “decorate” the beach? It possess a beauty all its own. Why cover it up? And then there is the issue of “getting ready”. If you are getting married on the beach, you have to get ready off site. Either at a hotel, rent a beach house or other location you choose. No beach facilities to do that at. Sorry, its a beach! After all is said and done just remember to let your guests KNOW that shoes are optional!

    Contact Reynolds Treasures today for your all-inclusive beach package.

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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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