The Lowcountry of Charleston, SC has become increasingly popular for weddings on the East Coast. From bachelor and bachelorette outings, to the actual main event, Charleston offers a unique historical, yet coastal, backdrop for your special day. From dreams of a glamorous waterfront soiree to a romantic plantation gathering, the Holy City has you covered.
If you’re starting to plan your special day, here are five reasons why you can do no wrong planning a springtime wedding in Charleston:
While some may think a summer wedding trumps all, the temperature in Charleston during the summer can be scorching. The pleasant spring weather in the Charleston area allows for mild, sunny days and comfortably cool evenings. The humidity has not yet spiked in the months of April and March, so there is no need to worry about the disastrous encounters the humidity could have with your hair and makeup. Hurricanes also tend to be no-shows in springtime; the same can not be said of August and July.
April and May allow more affordable hotel rates for traveling guests. During the summer months, prices tend to skyrocket as the tourism traffic increases. Weddings are expensive as is, so count your pennies and save where you can by booking a hotel or home rental during these spring months.
What is one thing all weddings have in common? Flowers! Dreaming of an outdoor plantation wedding you can most likely ensure a vast amount of blooming floral arrangements. The breathtaking Spanish moss and vibrant shades of pink, yellow and red will make for an incredible picture backdrop. Be sure to keep your eye out for azaleas, roses, irises and dozens of other blooming beauties.
Some of the best food in Charleston is only available for a limited time in the spring. The Holy City is home to some of the most renowned chefs in the world, many of whom use local and seasonal ingredients year-round, but even more starting in the Spring. Choose a local business to cater your function and you may be known as the wedding with the freshest veggies and juiciest soft shell crab.
No bride deserves to stress over the planning and preparation of her wedding day. Luckily, the abundance of magnificent wedding and event planners in Charleston has skyrocketed over the last decade. Due to the highly competitive market of Charleston weddings, a planned springtime date will allow the undivided attention of your planner of choice before the busy season takes off in the summer.
If you’re interested in planning a springtime wedding in Charleston, be sure to take a look at one of the Lowcountry’s most popular event venues, The Historic Rice Mill. With a catering service and breathtaking views of the Lowcountry, you’re sure to give your guests the full Charlestonian experience. Find out more information and contact the venue to take a look at available dates today!