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Planning a Beach Wedding at Hilton Head Island

One of the most popular wedding destinations for couples is Hilton Head Island.  Every year hundreds seek out the destination to begin their married lives together in the company of family and friends.

According to David Leininger of A Wedding in Paradise, making a Hilton Head Island wedding comes with a few caveats to make sure that it goes off exactly as planned.

1. Don’t forget to get a beach permit

For every wedding, there is always the inevitable paperwork.  Along with the marriage license, don’t forget to get a permit. On Hilton Head Island, the permit is free.

For this, you need to submit a permit request form.  Include the name of the bride and groom and the expected number of guests along with the date and time, proposed location and length of the ceremony.  Be sure to submit a request for your permit at least 30 days in advance.

2. Beaches can be windy all year long

Beaches are characteristically windy, so if you are planning to do a candle lighting ceremony where two candles become one, it might be frustrating if the wind were to blow out the flames.

Consider doing a sand ceremony instead where the sand is gathered and mixed together, often in different colors and kept as a keepsake.

3. Avoid the hottest hours of the day

Hilton Head locals know enough to stay out of the summer heat during the day and don’t venture out of their air conditioned spaces until after the sun starts to go down. If you’re set on a wedding on Hilton Head Island in the summertime, be sure that you schedule your beach nuptials in the evening – especially in the hotter months of July and August,

Whether you’ve decided on having a destination wedding or hosting your big day locally, Geri Sims at Atlanta Wedding Décor can transform any space into the wedding of your dreams.

Geri has more than 20 years of experience planning weddings and other special events, making them spectacular through the use of lighting, drapery, and specialized décor.  Contact Geri today to make an appointment to go over your wedding plans by calling the number on your screen.


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