Resources for Tying the Knot in Charleston

It doesn’t take long for brides to figure out Charleston is an amazing backdrop for a wedding. In addition to the locals saying “I do” here, the Holy City has become a top spot for destination weddings. And why not? Whether you’re going for a casual beach ceremony or a lavish event in a historic setting, few cities offer the variety of wedding locations.

If you’re just beginning your wedding planning, here are a few resources to help you get started:

– A Wonderful Wedding magazine: Download a copy of the latest issue online and check for information about bridal shows.
– Charleston Bridal Association: This association has more than 300 members in the wedding industry. Check out the 2011 Bridal Guide and search for vendors.
– Charleston Weddings magazine: Pick up the print edition on the newsstand and bookmark the online edition, which is packed full of lists, ideas and need-to-know info about getting married in Charleston. Also, sign up for the twice-monthly e-mail newsletter, Bridal Buzz, read the Bridal Blog and follow the magazine on Twitter.
– Event Planning Guide: The Charleston Regional Business Journal publishes an annual Event Planning Guide; in fact, the 2010 edition is hot off the presses. This publication includes information about wedding planning and lists vendors, including photographers, caterers and event planners.

Know of other good resources? Please leave a comment and share your best tips about getting married in Charleston.

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