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    Planning a Wedding while Dealing with Debt: 5 Tips

    The average cost of weddings in the United States is $19,000 — pretty steep, considering that the cost of a honeymoon is not even factored in yet. Not to mention the expenses you will incur as a couple all the days thereafter. If you were the one who proposed to your partner, you have probably already incurred a pretty hefty amount to cover the cost of an engagement ring.

    In planning a wedding — and preparing for marriage — sorting out your finances early on is probably the best advice you can take. And pre-wedding is also the best time to talk about the D-word: debt. 

    Paying off debts can definitely influence your decision to get married. Some may find a wedding unaffordable considering their debt situation. There are also some who hesitate to bring in personal debt to their marriage, and would rather pay it off first before getting hitched. 

    There are a lot of couples who choose to delay tying the knot because they are still paying off their debts — specifically student loans for 21% of the respondents in a study conducted by the American Student Assistance. A lot of millennials are choosing to put off milestones so that they can enjoy a debt-free marriage later on. However, if you do not see yourself delaying getting married any further, there are ways to plan a wedding even when you are currently paying off your debts.

    Sit down and talk about your financial situation

    When you tie the knot, you and your partner become one — so do your finances. So, it is very important to lay it all on the table before even talking about how much money you’d set aside for the wedding, how many guests, where you’re holding it, and so on. You have to be, first and foremost, on the same page when it comes to your debts. How much do you owe? For how long are you paying the debts? Remember that you are not just planning a wedding. You are planning a marriage, which includes paying off all your debts at some point. 

    Have a serious budget talk

    Now that you know how much you owe and for how long you’ll be paying them, it’s time to set the budget. This does not only mean setting the amount you’re going to spend for the wedding in general. Planning your budget should entail figuring out the percentage to allot for each area — reception, ceremony, wedding planner, photography, and so on. 

    There are areas that you may want to forego, so make sure that you also discuss which ones are non-negotiable. What are your must-haves for your big day? Figure them out and discuss them, and work around your budget.

    Plot your budget on your calendar

    You’re not paying for everything in one go, so map out your major purchases, anticipated deposits, and scheduled payments along with your debt payment schedules and utility bill due dates. This way, you will not get lost or carried away when talking with vendors and accidentally miss important debt and bill payments. 

    You may also consider setting up a separate bank account for your wedding budget to make sure that you don’t use up money intended for utility and debt bills for wedding expenses. 

    Make your guest list small

    This is obviously a good way to cut costs, especially in areas such as stationary, catering, and chair rental. It can be very tempting to invite a lot of guests, but keep in mind that every single guest is an expense — may be a little harsh, but all so true. 

    Having an intimate wedding will also let you enjoy your day with people close to you and who know you both personally to really celebrate your union. 

    Ask for help

    You may have relatives and friends who are willing to help out in any way they can. You may have a photographer friend who’d be willing to cover the event for free, or at a discounted price. A cousin who bakes can make your wedding cake, or maybe an aunt has a huge garden you can use for your ceremony or reception. As long as you are not imposing, it wouldn’t hurt to ask for a helping hand.

    You can also ask your vendors for budget-friendly options, and be honest with them about your budget. Keep in mind, though, that vendors have their own budget, too. So, it is best to look for vendors at a price point more aligned with your budget. 

    Final thoughts

    Planning a wedding while dealing with personal debts may seem like an impossible task, but it is definitely doable. It may take cutting corners here and there, but with careful planning, you can still have a wedding that you can be proud of without compromising your financial goals. 

    The important thing is to have healthy conversations about your finances through and through. Hold yourselves accountable when it comes to your finances, and make plans and decisions as a couple.

    Author Sophia Young

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    5 Tips for Creating a Fun DIY Photo Booth

    We don’t see them much nowadays, but photo booths are still popular, especially at wedding receptions. It’s an excellent option for couples who have a small budget because you don’t need sophisticated equipment.

    Whatever the occasion, you’ll want to ensure you capture all the memorable pictures. Professional photographers are expensive. If you want to save money and still get lots of shots, a kiosk is a creative and fun way to do that.

    What’s more, you can make one yourself. Here are five tips for creating a DIY snapshots section for you and your guests.

    Choose a Spot

    It’s not only in real estate that location is essential. It would be best if you placed your booth where all the attendees can see it. You’ll want as many people taking their photos as possible to commemorate your event.

    The area close to the entrance or registration table is perfect as everyone will have to walk past your kiosk to get to their seats.

    You could also have ushers to show guests to the stall and encourage them to take pictures for the occasion and themselves.

    A great way to have fun is to have someone teach your invitees how to take a group selfie.

    Set up a Backdrop

    Deciding on a backdrop can be fun, but don’t get too carried away with it. While it needs to be eye-catching, it shouldn’t be a distraction. Keep it uncomplicated.

    Plain backgrounds, such as simple patterns and neutral colors, are recommended. The focus should be on the topic of the shot, which is the people in it.

    Correct Lighting

    Every photographer will stress the importance of lighting to get high-quality pictures. You’ll need to have the right light to showcase your image fully.

    If your booth is in a dark area, make sure the location for the photo-taking is well-lit. Avoid placing the object in a spot where a shadow will cover guests’ faces.

    You can also use colored bulbs for a different effect, as long as they’re bright. If you want less of a DIY look and can afford it, use professional studio lights.

     

     

     

     

     

    Provide Props

    Nothing makes a picture-taking stall more fun than props. You’ll want memorable photos, not the boring posed-for ones. If your event has a theme, choose items that fit the occasion.

    Otherwise, go wild. The wackier the accessories, the more likely people will open up and take lots of snapshots. Some top suggestions include hats, masks, jewelry, or oversized glasses.

    You should also know your guests and how they’ll respond to the objects you choose. Avoid anything that may be offensive to anyone.

     

     

     

     

     

    Instant Prints

    A photo booth’s idea is to capture memories of the affair by having attendees take pictures of themselves for the album and their keepsake.

    There are several options you can use, depending on your budget.

    You can provide an instant print camera such as a Polaroid. Guests can take selfies, or another person can take a shot of them. Ideally, they should take two snaps—one for themselves and one to add to the guestbook.

    Alternatively, you can use an iPad. Everyone knows how to use it, and it takes high-quality pics. All the images are stored in one location and can be shared and printed afterward.

    A more expensive choice is to use a printer that allows people with smartphones to print photographs immediately after taking them. They’ll likely need to download an app to do that. It’s costly because of the instant film price, and you’ll need enough batteries for the printer. 

    Easy Peasy

    You can capture your momentous events without breaking the bank if you set up a DIY photo booth. As you’ve seen from the ideas given, it’s not difficult, and it doesn’t cost much. All it takes is some creativity and planning, and you’re good to go!  Be sure to contact Reynolds Treasures for all of your wedding planning needs.

    Written by Ashley Lipman
    Content marketing specialist
    Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart – all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.
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    Fall Wedding Styling Tips for the Groom

    Fall Wedding Styling Tips for the Groom

    Are you planning a fall wedding? Looking to get the hottest fashion tips to ensure your bride leaves you in the cold? Then stay tuned.

    As the nights draw in, if you are tying the knot during this particular period, then it’s about time you got suited and booted. Say goodbye to bright colorful tones ideal for beach weddings, and say hello to more darker materials.

    Think burgundy, black, navy blue as well as charcoal grey. All of these specific colors are perfect for those wedding snaps. Whether a heavy cotton suit, ideal for the great outdoors or something reflecting Fall colors such as auburn or brown, dazzle everyone with richer tones.

    Besides, why should your bride be the only one to get creative! There are numerous articles offering insight on Fall groom style tips taking your outfit from “meh” to “majestic”. But if that’s not enough, consult our top fall tips below. Now who said style maketh the man.

    Textures

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    Textures are just as important in order to take your attire up a notch or two. Enhance your appearance with a cashmere or cable knit scarf to provide added warmth during those photo shoots.

    This is especially the case if you intend to plan an outdoor Fall wedding. On the other hand, you can be as playful as a kitten when it comes to fabrics. From plaid suits and floral suits to romantic colors such as burgundy, the options are endless.

    Tweed is another great selection and there are many inspirational Fall groom looks to transform you into the definition of an English country garden. Perfect for vintage or rustic weddings, tweed need not be all patchwork and classic teacher’s jackets. Charming, sophisticated and elegant, this timeless fabric can really work wonders as a Fall groom suit.

    Spare a thought for a velvet wedding suit and checked numbers which are also making a comeback. Emanating style and sophistication, stand out from the wedding crowd with a snazzy checkerboard outfit ensuring you look the part.

    Accessorize

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    Again, if you are dropping black threads, look at a burgundy or rusty brown boutonniere. Alternatively, if you are sporting a blue suit, go for a textured or patterned square that is guaranteed to make the maximum impact.

    And if you got your crew around you at your big bash, you can select from a range of exciting accessories that literally have your name on it. Make a song and dance about your groomsmen way before you set foot on the dancefloor.

    Adorn your suits with custom accessories that they can take away as a personal reminder of when you tied the knot. Pose for the cameras with your initials, wedding date or names on your squares, tie bars, collar stays or even dress socks.

    Go to a site specializing in personalized groomsmen gifts or visit Amazon and Etsy who have an array of innovative ideas.

    Shoes

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    You shoes, you most definitely lose.

    It’s time to strut your stuff not only down the white carpet but bust out a few moves until late into the night. Now you will need a comfortable set of footwear to stand up to all the twirling and that vital first dance.

    For Fall weddings, you may want to invest in suede wedding shoes that will benefit from being extra sturdy. Brogues or Oxfords shoes will stand you in good stead whilst choosing warmer colors such as browns, blacks or dark grey is more on trend than Donald Trump on Triller.

    Yes it’s a Triller…Triller night!

    It’s Only Words

    As the Bee Gees once declared, words are all they have or so they say.

    But if you want to make a smash hit at your function, then look no further than a pretty wedding guestbook or event book capturing your special event.

    Choose from a myriad of stylish options that will showcase you and your bride’s personality. There are cork guestbooks, whiskey barrel guest books and much more. In fact, some have published a study demonstrating that a book of this nature is the first thing guests view when entering a reception.

    Give your VIPs the opportunity to leave their personal wishes, wedding advice or funny quips so you can remember your unique day long after the cake’s been cut.

    Be sure to contact Reynolds Treasures for your wedding service needs.

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    Why Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Have to Postpone

    It seems, in the past few months, that we’ve moved from lockdown to footloose and back to something in between. As quickly as states began to reopen, suggesting to revelers that the celebrations were back on, sudden spikes in covid-19 cases signaled a return to more stringent safety measures, such as mask requirements and continued emphasis on social distancing. But for those looking

    to get their wedding on, social distancing doesn’t have to mean no nuptials.

    New Ways to Celebrate

    There’s something in the wedding spirit that loves a challenge, and covid-19 has brought out the creative in the soon-to-be hitched party planners. You may have to rethink the big gathering you once envisioned, but you can still have a truly memorable wedding, even under social distancing restrictions. Here are some ways to celebrate:

    ● The Minimony: this covid-driven term now bouncing around the internet means creating a more intimate wedding plan. Cull your list down to a core group of family and closest friends, find a wonderful small venue, and let the vows fly. The added benefits are you can save money from that big wedding budget that can be reinvested in a high end open cocktail bar or gourmet food. Or you can always throw a party later for those you had to cull from the list.

    ● Hitch Now, Party Later: speaking of delayed parties, some couples are opting to hold a private ceremony now and celebrate with friends and family later after the crisis has passed. Another variation of this is to hold the ceremony via a digital platform for all to see.

    ● Destination Weddings: another way to use those saved wedding funds is to turn your intimate celebration into an adventure. Pick a dream location and give your guests advanced warning that the road (or plane) trip is on. Many popular destinations have now geared up to help couples celebrate in style and covid safety.

    ● The Outdoors I Do: taking your nuptials into the great outdoors is a perfect way to find large spaces that help you space even bigger groups out into that six-foot safety zone. And research suggests that outdoors is the safest place to be to prevent the spread of corona.

    ● Satellite Celebrations: Planning your event where there are multiple areas or rooms can be another effective way to pull off larger groups while maintaining safety. Hold your ceremony outside and then gather guests in smaller groups that the wedding couple can visit while still maintaining safe group sizes. You can even pipe the ceremony into each room via a digital platform and remove the necessity of moving people around.

    ● Creative Alternatives: Okay, why not try something crazy. How about a ceremony viewed from a parking lot where guests stay in their cars and parade past the happy couple afterwards. Or turn that on its head, and let guests spread out in a large open space and revel as the newlyweds move from group to group via decorated golf cart. Get married on a rooftop while others watch from balconies or hold your ceremony in an interior courtyard of a hotel where balconies face inward and where guests can watch from the safety of their rooms.

    ● The Virtual Tying of the Knot: and, of course, as with everything covid these days, you can always choose to hold your wedding, ceremony and all, digitally. For an added touch, create a celebration package you send to guests with favors, perhaps a shared treat, and even a link to a digital register where they can share their well wishes.

    So What’s Likely to Change?

    It’s inevitable that should you choose to hold your wedding during covid that some things will be affected by social distancing measures. Here are some things you may want to consider as you plan.

    Smaller guest lists are inevitable. This can be particularly tricky if you’ve sent out invitations pre-covid and have to disinvite guests. The good news is that you can blame venues for your size limitations as many have had to reduce capacity to meet covid restrictions. With a little forethought and some diplomacy, you can accomplish the disinvite off without causing offense.

    You also need to be prepared to work with masks, provide hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations, and maybe even consider asking guests to sign waivers. Furthermore, you will have to consider spacing issues for seating, for dancing, and for food and drinking areas.

    As far as food and drink are concerned, you will probably have to rethink your presentation styles. Although it has been popular recently to serve food buffet style, sharing utensils may not be the best option right now. Better to forego that family style meal or the finger food for individual plate servings. Some caterers are finding ways to create individual portions that don’t require shared utensils, such as ceviche served on an oyster shell or delicious picadores skewered into a melon. Cocktail celebrations can be difficult, but if you’re determined, consider the satellite model of multiple small stations spaced out over a venue rather than one or two large set ups.

    Another concern will be that traditional preparation with the wedding party. The safest option is to share preparations via digital conferencing. Hairdressers and makeup artists are taking precautions such as wearing gloves and masks, using disposable applicators where possible, and sterilizing those that are not between usages. If you just need that personal feel, then book a space with multiple rooms where the party can prepare and where the bride and groom can move from room to room to share the experience.

    Photography will almost certainly change as well. You will still be able to get those beautiful couples poses, but you will have to rethink large group shots. An experienced wedding photographer should be able to use techniques like staggered line shots or walking shots to make the group photos work.

    Be sure to contact us today to see how we can still make your dream wedding a reality.

    Written by Writer Megan Glenn

     

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    Bridal Shower Themes for Every Bride

    If you’ve been asked to plan a bridal shower, congratulations! While it may seem overwhelming now, the bride-to-be trusts you and your taste, and this can be a great pre-wedding activity to bring you closer together. 

    The first thing you should do is sit down with the bride and discuss her expectations. You’ll want a guest list and an idea of what kind of party she’s looking for. Some brides want a traditional, girls-only get together, while others are excited to celebrate with their partner and all of their combined friends and family. 

    The Adventurous

    Wedding Shower

    Get this party started with the perfect playlist and fun bridal shower games. These themes are perfect for the creative bride who just wants to share some laughs and make some memories.

    A Casual

    Bridal Shower

    Wonderful people and a comfortable environment are the core to any great party. Start a bonfire or just put on a movie and give your guests a good time with these laidback bridal shower themes.

    An Elegant

    Bridal Shower

    With a great menu and gorgeous venue, you’re nearly done planning the chic and sophisticated party of the bride’s dreams. Simple decor can highlight these elegant themes.

    Once you have an idea of who’s coming and the vibe your bride is looking for, you get to choose the bridal shower theme and the beginning of all of your Pinterest planning boards. Whether she’s dreaming of a garden party or a tropical luau, Zola has the perfect bridal shower theme to get the fun started.

    Be sure to reach out to Reynolds Treasures for your wedding planning needs.

     

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    Most Chic Wedding Deco & Style Ideas For 2020

     

    The wedding industry is evolving and experiencing a lot of growth when it comes to décor. While some ideas are going out of fashion, others are making a comeback from the past. Choosing the best wedding décor can be the most stressful part of planning for the big day. 

    Since they are personal affairs, no one approach applies to all weddings. However, there are décor trends that you can borrow from other couples and customize to fit your style. 

    Here are some of the trends that will be a big hit going into the year 2020. 

    1. Use of Coral

    Coral as a color has become one of the new wedding trends. It adds a new twist to weddings by adding life to wedding themes. It stood out as the Pantone’s color of 2019, and as it is, it will cross over to 2020 as one of the most popular wedding theme colors. 

    As a vibrant and buoyant color, it can match almost all types of settings, whether indoors or outdoors. It also seamlessly matches the bridal party attire, the cake, and entertainment. Coral is also an excellent choice for a variety of wedding themes ranging from vintage, modern, or even rustic.

    Having flowers in this color can be quite helpful in pulling off the idea of a coral-colored wedding. Finding bridal attire in this color should also be relatively easy. 

     

     

     

     

     

    2. Floral Decorations All The Way

    One of the current trends that will live into 2020 is the use of elegant floral styles. The idea is to incorporate textures and little details that reflect the personality of the couple and family. While using floral decorations, the décor can easily be customized into ruffled or fringed textures. 

    As part of floral decorations, pampus grass has become a popular choice for decoration. It works well for lounges, aisle décor, and tablescapes, and the secret is to avoid overdoing it. 

     

     

     

     

    3. Going Green

    Eco-friendly wedding themes are on the increase, informed by the need to reduce the carbon footprint. Eco-friendly wedding décor ideas include choosing a nature-friendly venue.  A place that is naturally endowed with live flowers and green scenery will require less synthetic décor. 

    If you must incorporate your own décor ideas, adopt more ecological approaches. Choose to use flowers that have been grown organically. Instead of using electricity for lighting, use solar panels at the venue. For your wedding cards, use recycled seed paper and reduce the amount of printing you do.

     

    4. Table Setting

    The way food is served at weddings is a trend that is changing. One concept that is gaining momentum is grazing tables. These refer to areas full of a mix of sweet and savory snacks. The idea is to keep the guests encouraged to come back for more servings if they like.

    This is one area where the green concept can easily pull through. The caterers are challenged to source for more local and organic produce for the grazed tables. They also are coming up with more creative ways of utilizing the vegetarian menu for a “farm to table” experience. As for the drinks, brewing some wine and having it delivered in real bourbon barrels is a significant trend.  

     

     

     

    5. Wedding Hairstyles

    Although not directly related to décor, how the bride and her maids look is also crucial for the big day. Hairstyles dictate how well you pull off the wedding theme, especially boho and rustic weddings. Among the popular hairstyle trends, this year are half ups half downs, French braids, and all types of braided hairstyles.

    Hair accessories have also been part of the picture. Large flowers, hairpins with flowers, or hairlines are simple ways to add style to the different hairstyles. For something simpler, go for a sleek ponytail or trendy mermaid hair coloring.

     

     

    Take Away

    Wedding decoration styles come and go, but some are here to stay. This year has seen the entrance of décor ideas that will last long into 2020 due to their elegance. Most of them are inspired by the need to do things differently and ditch tradition. 

    One of the trends has to do with color. Coral is the one topping the list as there is just so much it can blend with effortlessly. Other trends have to do with food arrangements, wedding hairstyles, and utilization of eco-friendly concepts.

    Don’t limit yourself to these ideas. With creativity, you can come up with an idea which people will borrow and celebrate in the coming year.  

     

    Guest Post by Ashley Lipman, Content Marketing Specialist
    Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart – all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.

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    Why Day-of Coordination Doesn’t Really Exist

    Why Day-of Coordination Doesn’t Really Exist  

    Lately, we have been getting lots of inquiries asking for just “Day-of” services.  Day-of Coordination doesn’t really exist.  Month-of Coordination is the service that is required.

    Many couples believe that they can plan their own wedding and simply have a coordinator show up on the day of the wedding and jump in.  Then came the newer planners, who decided to offer this service at a lower price to build a portfolio.  Long ago, we admit we did the same thing, but not for long as we realized that this simply doesn’t work. Keep reading and I will explain.

    Experienced Wedding Planner

    Experienced Wedding Planners have been in business for years and are professionals at identifying every potential issue that can arise at your wedding. They are able to manage all vendors prior to and on your wedding day.  They are also very resourceful, problem solvers, and calm under stressful situations. They built relationships with many of the vendors in town, along with venues.  Most importantly, they are licensed and insured.

    Inexperienced Wedding Planner

    They are most likely starting up their business and may only have a few weddings under their belt.  Knowledge of contracts and timelines is lacking along with insurance and being licensed.

    In order for a Wedding Planner to be successful at your event, the following should be considered:

    1. Your Planner needs to know who all of your vendors are and have read the contracts. They also need to understand each of their duties, what exactly they were contracted for, setup times and start times.  I can’t tell you how many things we catch just by reading the contracts.
    2. The Planner should know all of the aspects of the venue. This is a MUST!  It is mandatory that the planner have a walk through with the venue manager prior to the wedding to finalize the floor plan, load in and out location, electrical outlets, extra equipment, etc.
    3. Planners also are in charge of drafting a timeline for your wedding day. This is distributed to all of your vendors to follow, but may also need to be adjusted in real time if problems arise.
    4. What about rehearsal? Your Wedding Planner will direct your rehearsal.  Do not expect the venue manager to do this unless they are specifically contracted to do so. 
    5. And then there are your wedding decorations. The favors, welcome table, cake serving set, escort cards, etc.  Your Wedding Planner will obtain these items from you ahead of time so that they can review and inform you if there is anything missing.

    Costs of a Wedding Coordinator

    So the most popular question asked is, why does it cost so much? Let me break it down.

    Contracting Vendors and Obtaining Contracts

    3 Hours

    Review of Contracts

    3-4 Hours

    Venue Walk Through

    2 Hours

    Timeline Creation

    3-4 Hours

    Rehearsal

    1 Hour (usually everyone is late so 2 hours realistically)

    Floor Plan Creation

    1-2 Hours

    Other Pre Planning

    1-2 Hours

    Wedding Day

    10-12 Hours

    Total Hours

    24-31 Hours

    Note that this doesn’t include business expenses such as assistants, insurance, licenses, and other overhead costs. So next time you ask a Wedding Planner to drop their pricing, you are asking them to work for an average of $4 an hour. Providing Month-of Services allows us to provide the correct level of service and professionalism that allows you to have the best day of your life.

     

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    Charleston Wedding Venues

    Charleston Wedding Venues that include Chairs and Tables

    When it comes to searching for the perfect wedding venue, you must also keep in mind some of the top expenses you will incur including the venue itself, catering, bar, photographer and rentals.

    Many venues nowadays require a day-of coordinator, wedding insurance, food and beverage minimums if using an in-house caterer, as well as rentals such as chairs and tables which many couples overlook.  We have listed a few of our favorite venues that include chairs and tables that will help keep your costs down.

    Venue Venue Cost Capacity** Outdoor Space Catering Kitchen Catering Tables/Chairs 

    Included

    Charleston Harbor Resort $1500-

    $11250

    500 Yes N/A In-house Chairs

    Tables

    Charleston County Masonic Temple $1500 170 No Yes Bring Your Own Chairs

    Tables

    Cooper River Room $500-

    $3500

    125 Yes Yes Bring Your Own Chairs

    Tables

    Francis Marion Hotel $5000-

    $13000*

    300 No N/A In-house Chairs

    Tables

    I’On Meeting House $1500-

    $1750

    125 Yes No Bring Your Own Chairs
    Merchants Hall $1700-

    $3500

    200 No Yes Bring Your Own Chairs

    Tables

    South Carolina Society Hall $1000-

    $5500

    150 No Yes Bring Your Own Chairs

    Tables

    The Historic Rice Mill $1500-

    $5500

    200 Yes N/A In-house Chairs

    Tables

    Wickliffe House

    $2000-

    $3500

    100 Yes   N/A In-house

    Chairs

    Tables

    *Rental Fee is waived if a minimum amount is spent in food and beverage
    **Please note that the capacity is what we recommend and should also include vendors

    Make sure to let the venues know that Reynolds Treasures referred you.  Reynolds Treasures Wedding Services is here for your wedding planning and coordination needs.  Contact us today to learn more.

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    Achieve Your Dream Wedding with a Wedding Planner

    How Wedding Planners Can Help You Achieve Your Dream Wedding

    Planning a wedding can be stressful, even overwhelming at times. After all, this will likely be the largest event you’ve ever hosted in your life, and most of us have little to no experience in the matter. If only there was someone out there… anyone that could help. Oh wait, that’s what wedding planners are for! But aren’t wedding planners only for movie stars? Not quite. In fact, a wedding planner is really quite affordable in the grand scheme of things. If you find yourself ready to elope to escape planning stress, read on and see why a wedding planner is your perfect solution.

    Planners can help make wedding planning stress-free

    Weddings require a lot of research, phone calls, negotiations, and so on. When you have a wedding planner, much of this can be done for you. In many cases, it’s easier for vendors to communicate with a planner. Why? Because many are often reluctant to burden couples with last-minute details as the wedding fast approaches. A planner can work out these issues so you can focus on looking forward to and enjoying your big day.

    Planners can help make your wedding dreams come true

    Once a planner is aware of your wedding dreams, they have one mission: making it come true. That is, after all, what they’re being paid to do. Unlike the average couple who probably doesn’t have a background in wedding planning, most wedding planners take on more than one wedding per day or per weekend. Therefore, they’re able to leverage professional experience and vast pre-established networks to ensure your day goes exactly to your liking. It will take a huge load off your shoulders knowing there is someone out there willing to see your journey through from beginning to end.

    Planners can help keep your budget in check

    One of the main responsibilities of any planner is being able to do the most with whatever budget is given. Given their extensive experience, a planner knows how to make a dollar stretch and when a vendor’s quote is too high. They’ll also be able to recommend which vendors and services align perfectly with your preferences, making sure you get the best for your money. If you have a lot of time until the big day, consider utilizing mobile banking apps that can expedite your savings each month before the wedding. You’ll be able to explore more possibilities and allow your planner more creative freedom with a larger budget.

    Planners can help save your money

    Many planners manage to get a vendor discount. Why? Because planners give vendors repeat business. Vendors will want to make sure their services are meeting or exceeding expectations so that they can make sure they’re contacted again. When multiple vendors are giving your planner a better rate, it can amount to huge savings overall!

    Contact us today so that we can begin planning the wedding of your dreams.

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    Wedding Packages & Additional Package Options

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for Charleston, SC

    Our packages were designed for destination and local couples that don’t want to be overwhelmed with all of the details.  Every package can be customized to your unique situation. All wedding packages are considered a template.  After contacting us with which wedding package best meets your needs, we will email you a package option sheet.  You will then customize your package by taking off the items you don’t need, and adding items you want. We then schedule your wedding team and coordinate the work for you, all while saving you money.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages:

     Helicopter Elopement Package

    Say your “I Do’s” over the Charleston Skyline. Please note that the maximum weight per person for the Helicopter is 280 pounds. Venue included.

     Romantic Elopement Package

    Get married in beautiful Charleston, SC. This package includes professional photography as well as an officiant. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Garden Elopement Package

    Get married in one of the most beautiful gardens  in America among the live oaks, bamboo forests, cypress swamp gardens, bridges, ponds, and many alcoves. This package includes floral, a professional hair and makeup artist, a professional photographer, and an officiant. Please note that Magnolia Garden elopements can occur Monday – Friday between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The bridal suite can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed for elopements. Venue included. No guests are allowed per Magnolia Policy.

     Intimate Wedding Package

    Have that intimate wedding you have always dreamed of in the romantic city of Charleston! The Intimate Package includes professional photography, floral, and a wedding officiant. Feel free to customize this package to fit all of your dreams. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Charleston Wedding Package

    Get married in one of Charleston’s very scenic parks. This package includes floral, professional photography, a professional musician, an officiant, and the park permit. Wedding consultation and guidance to planning your big wedding day is also provided via email and phone support. Venue included.

     Beach Wedding Package

    Have the beach wedding you have always dreamed of! This package allows you to choose from Folly Beach or Isle of Palms Beach and can be customized to fit your needs. The Beach Wedding Package includes floral, professional photography, a professional musician, and an officiant. Wedding consultation and guidance to planning your big wedding day is also provided via email and phone support.

     Charming Wedding Package

    Planning a wedding of about 50 guests? The Charming Wedding Package provides all of your needs for your big wedding day. We offer a partial coordinator to setup and direct your ceremony. We offer Floral, Hair and Makeup, Officiants, Photography, Musician, Flower Girl Basket and Ring Bearer Pillow. Venue not included, but we can make recommendations.

     Plantation Oaks Inn Elopement Package

    Picture your “I Do’s” with a beautiful tidal creek and marsh with 300 year old oak trees as your backdrop. This package includes a 2 night stay at the Inn, breakfast, photography, floral, champagne, and an officiant.

    Additional Wedding Package Options:

    Floral

    We offer common seasonal floral with most of our packages. Whether it be aWedding Bouquet just the couple or a wedding party, we have you covered.

     

    Officiants

    We have a professional team of officiants for you which includes both male and female. Each ceremony is personalized to the couple.  Average time is 10-20 minutes, depending on what the couple chooses to include in their ceremony. The length of the ceremony depends on many variables such as: will someone read a poem or sing a song; number of the wedding party, etc. Couples are not charged based on the length of the wedding ceremony.

    Photographers

    We work with a team of professional photographers for your wedding. 50 images equates to about 1 hour of time. Your photo package can be upgraded to best fit your needs.

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    Coordination

    Coordination is also available. Whether you need assistance with coordinating the ceremony or your entire day, we are here to help!

    Hair and Makeup

    We have hair and makeup artists that travel to you on your special day. We offer both traditional makeup and airbrush makeup. Need hair and makeup for your wedding party? We have you covered.

    Decoration Rentals

    When you rent decorations for your ceremony, we deliver, setup, and take down all décor leaving your friends and family to enjoy your day with you.

    Items include

    • Shepherd hooks to hang your decorations on to create aisle
    • White lanterns/Brass lanterns with LED candle to hang on hooks or placed on ground
    • White lanterns with flowers to hang on hooks or on ground
    • Medium arrangements to hang on shepherd hooks or place on ground to create aisle (can be used at reception/restaurant)
    • Large floral arrangements (can be used again at reception/restaurant)
    • Aisle of 8-10 starfish

    Other Rentals

    • Arbors

    • Chair Rentals: White Garden Chairs

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    Musicians

    We offer solo, duo, or a trio of musicians for your special day. Need a musician for cocktail hour as well, we have you covered.

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