Hilton Head Island, SC
Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:04 PM
Posted 09 March 2008 - 01:06 PM
It's a new mag based out of HH...It offered some great information...
One suggestion that stood out is that if you're having a smaller wedding you could consider renting two beach homes--one for the wedding and one for guests. They also mentioned renting a beach house that's located in a resort...so your guests will have plenty to do before and after the wedding. The article mentioned Palmetto Dunes resort having rentals from 1,500 to 20,000 per week.
One interesting thing that a wedding planner mentioned in the article is to read the fine print when renting a home...she said HH has a strict noise control ordinance in effect after 10pm and until 7am...so if your beach home is close to others that could pose a problem. And HH requires that lights on structures that are visible from the beach are shielded or turned off after 10pm in order to protect the endangered sea turtle hatchlings making their way to the ocean...
This is a new mag so didn't see a website but here's the phone # they listed in case you want to contact them 843.342.5144.
Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:33 PM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:18 PM
We are doing the same thing for the bridal party, renting 2 houses for them to stay at for up to a week. I good friend of mine did the same thing in the Outer Banks on Memorial Day weekend coming up on 2 years ago and they also got married on the beach outside of the houses....it was really nice and super convienent for everyone really. The reception was somewhere else but it was a really nice idea!
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:48 PM
I agree with JIll, definitely check out Dafauskie Island. That would most definitely be my choice, if your budget allows. You could either do the wedding at the Club or rent a house/houses on the island. It's so unique since the only access is by boat and then you drive around in golf carts. Astonishingly beautiful as well!
Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:07 PM
Thanks for the insight! Jill maybe you and I can help build up the East Coast section on the BDW forum and help future brides like us! I love this sight because you get so many wedding ideas, but we can't get many ideas on places in SC. Hopefully we can change that.
I need to change the wedding date on my info file (thanks for the reminder!), but we have moved up our wedding date to June 2008. Am I crazy or what?! My family travels to HHI every year (though I haven't been able to go because I was in grad school the last 2 summers). We are all going down as a family and Eric and I decided to do it this summer. So, I am losing out on my dream of renting a house because it is high season and they are all booked. I'm ok with it as I think we will encourage guests to stay close by. We will be staying in Palmetto Dunes which is unsual becuase we haven't stayed in that part of HHI since I was in highschool. Tami-where do your inlaws live? How cool to have you in laws live in such a great vacay spot. I am sure you make it down there often! (I know I would!)
Anywho...we are looking at the Dune House or Celebration Events. Does anyone know anything about this location? Decisions, decisions...and they must be made fast as I am dwindling down on time. Look forward to reading and hearing about your upcoming weddings! Thanks again!
Posted 22 April 2008 - 03:54 PM
The Ocean Club Resort
Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:52 AM
But I do have to say the ONLY place I would get a wedding cake here is Sheri's Edible Design's...she is so talented, she is so talented and her cakes are to die for!!! here is her web site: Sheri's Edible Designs - Truly Unique Cake Art - Hilton Head Island, SC - Creating Elegant and Unique Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes and Special Event Cakes. Wedding Cakes Hilton Head, Hilton Head Weddings, Hilton Head Bakery, Hilton Head Wedding Cake
Flowers, IMO A Floral Affair does the most beautiful work...but are very pricey. You can see there work on the Platinum Weddings show in this area... I opted to have a friend in Atlanta do my flowers for about 1/3 of the price and my fiance' is going to bring them when he comes.
Lowcountry Rentals for rental items...there are a lot of really good caterers, I am using Christine's Catering. She is a dream to work with, another good one is The Downtown Catering Company (they are in Bluffton too), they have done some of the Platinum Weddings here too. They all have website and will get back to your emails ASAP!
If you are looking to keep costs down, which we are (since I am moving the week after the wedding to Atlanta) stay on the North end, way less commercial, very natural habitat and you don't have to worry about all the tourists or party animals. I will try to find a picture of the beach where we are getting married...hope that helps
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