While we will travel almost anywhere to help you plan your wedding, we tend to focus on the South, specifically North and South Carolina. And since most of our weddings take place in South Carolina, we thought it would be fun to share some things you should know about getting married in this beautiful state we also call “home”.
South Carolina has miles and miles of beautiful landscape…from the mountains in the Upstate to the hills in the center of the state and to the sandy shores of our coastline and Lowcountry. You really can’t go wrong.
Seasons and Timing of Your Wedding in South Carolina
We find that most weddings in South Carolina take place in the fall, with spring shortly on its heels. Summer and winter don’t see as many weddings, likely because of the very very hot, and sticky humidity of the summer…and the chilly winters. It’s typically pretty dry here during the fall, which is always more appealing than the humid weather we start seeing in the late Spring.
For us, we see May-June and September-October as our busiest months for weddings.
Other than that, you probably want to ask your wedding planner about dates to avoid…major holidays, festivals, and other events will cause more traffic, more logistical pieces to consider, and likely either less hotel rooms available or higher hotel room rates.
Oh. My. Goodness. Our state has SO much good food to offer. If you are having your wedding in South Carolina, I would highly encourage you to consider serving up some local eats. Some great options are:
Shrimp and grits
Biscuits (Think: Late Night Snack idea!)
Chicken and Waffles
BBQ + Pork Sliders
Top Cities to Get Married in South Carolina
There are three major cities in South Carolina where people like to get married, and all three have their unique, beautiful set of venues:
The Average Wedding Cost in South Carolina
It’s really hard to narrow this down because South Carolina sees a wide variety of weddings, from backyard affairs to full and luxe soirees. We personally have seen and planned weddings with overall budgets ranging from $200-700 per guest.
If you’re looking for help planning your South Carolina wedding, we would love to chat with you!