Known for its historic charm, Southern cuisine, near-the-beach location, variety of sights to see, and impressive nightlife, it’s no wonder why Savannah is such a popular wedding destination. If you’re planning a destination wedding in our lovely city, here are some things to keep in mind.
How to Turn These Don’ts in to Do’s
1) Don’t Plan Anything around St. Patricks’ Day
We’ll start with this one because it’s arguably one of the most important things to keep in mind when planning a Savannah destination wedding: Always check local calendars. Although the spring and early summer are beautiful times in the Savannah area to have a wedding, they’re also a popular time for festivals and major events.
2) Don’t Hire Any Amateurs
Your wedding day isn’t the time to give your cousin the chance to fulfill his dream of being a wedding DJ (unless that’s really what you want to do). When you’re looking for local DJs in the Savannah area, look no further than the professionals that work for All About You Entertainment. Not only do our DJs have the experience, but our services are also the highest rated in the area. We have an impressive collection of music and provide a host of complimentary services.
3) Don’t Forget to Leave Time for Exploring
It’s so easy to schedule every second of your trip around the wedding, as we hope you will do, but forget to leave time for experiencing all that Savannah has to offer. Whether you prefer the nightlife, the yummy food, the shopping trips, or the historic sights, there is a slice of Savannah for everyone to enjoy. Your guests would probably love a little guidance on possible things to do during their trip as well! So go as a group on a trolley ride around the city or branch off and explore on your own.
4) Don’t Think You Have to Figure Everything out on Your Own
One of the best decisions you can make when planning a Savannah destination wedding is to hire a local wedding planner. These professionals have working relationships with local vendors, which will make your wedding a truly Savannahian experience. All About You Entertainment offers Wedding Coordinators to help reduce the stress and take care of all the other logistical elements (i.e. rules and codes of the city) that you might not have thought of.
5) Don’t Forget to Check the Weather
Much like any city (or maybe Savannah is a little more temperamental), weather can fluctuate without any warning. Since you’re planning a wedding months and months in advance, you can only really hope that the sun will be shining all day and that no rain clouds will slowly descend upon your party. The best thing to do is to have a Plan B. Savannah has so many outdoor and indoor spaces that are perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Consider having a little bit of both (or just make sure you book that large tent for your outdoor wedding…just in case).