So you got the ring… now what? There’s about a gajillion different things to start planning Charleston weddings! Many brides find the wedding planning process stressful, and that’s something I don’t want it to be for you – this is such a special time in your life. Take time to slow down and enjoy it! If you’re planning on having your dream wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, I’m going to give you some things you need to know before you get started.
As a local photographer in the area who sees brides go through this process all of the time, I’ve got some extra tips and tricks up my sleeve to make this process easier on you 🙂
Here are 5 things you need to know about Charleston weddings before you start planning:
5 things you should know when planning a Charleston wedding:
1. The best season
While Charleston has beautiful weather year-round, there are still seasons that are better for weddings than others. When it comes to the ideal seasons for a Charleston wedding, I always say that spring to fall is the most popular. The weather in Charleston from March to early June is cool and breezy, and September to October is warm, but not too humid. These are the best time frames to plan your Charleston wedding in!
2. The weather
Charleston weather isn’t perfect – it’s close to it when comparing to other areas of the US, but we do experience extreme humidity and rainfall. When it comes to choosing a month to get married in Charleston, you want to look at the average weather for each month. The average temperature in Charleston can range from 42-degrees to 90-degrees depending on the season. Determine which temperature is perfect for you and plan your wedding for that month. Plus… we don’t want a bad hair day because of the rain!
There are so many different wedding venues in Charleston – there are historic venues, indoor/outdoor venues, or waterfront venues. Determine what your dream wedding venue is and you will be flooded with different options. No matter which venue you choose, your wedding day will be beautiful! If you want to see my top picks for Charleston wedding venues, click here.
When it comes to Charleston photographers (hi, choose me!) caterers, florists, DJ’s and more, there are so many amazing options to choose from. Just take your time looking through reviews and comparing different options. If you’re interested in having me as a photographer, definitely reach out and we can chat about what you’re looking for! After all, I want you to have your dream wedding with amazing photos you’ll have hanging in your home for years.
5. Where to stay & transportation
With a long list of different hotel and rental options, Charleston is a great place to have a wedding, especially if you have out-of-town guests. There are hundreds of lodging options that are located right in the heart of Charleston. When it comes to transportation, there are many ways to get around, but if you stay near downtown, you can easily walk anywhere you want!
Planning Charleston Weddings:
The key to planning Charleston weddings is just making sure you carefully consider all of your options and doing research ahead of time. I know, what bride doesn’t do that anyway?! When you’re planning your Charleston wedding, just keep these 5 things in mind. I can’t wait to see you on your big day!