Charleston Wedding Planners2018-01-12T22:20:26+00:00

Charleston Wedding Planning 2.0

We started wedding planning with a simple idea – that every couple deserves help on their wedding day. So we set out to make wedding planning easy, fun and affordable!

We’ve taken years and years (and YEARS) of experience and reinvented what wedding planning packages should include and how that planning process works for you. The result?

Our famous Worry Free Wedding Week and packages that include all the help you’ll need to plan the day of your dreams. Couples call it “Wedding Planning 2.0”. We call it common sense!

Super simple packages!

Everybody deserves to have help on their wedding day! Our all inclusive and perfectly priced packages include everything you could ever need to plan

(and enjoy !) the most amazing day of your life.

  • * 10% off of your rentals when using our preferred rental partner!
  • * full management of your rentals when using our preferred rental partner!!

From time of booking:

  • helpful consultations via email, phone call
  • in person meeting, if possible
  • 24/7 access to your personalized, amazing online planning system
  • guidance and collaboration through our online planning system
  • inspect all vendor contracts
  • help you finalize your timeline and floorplan
  • reach out to your vendors for final coordination
  • includes our Worry Free Wedding Week!

On your day:

  • facilitate arrival of hair and make-up stylists
  • coordinate any pre-wedding meal deliveries
  • ensure all flowers arrive on time and distribute to wedding party for pictures
  • confirm photographer and videographer arrive on time and follow the day’s timeline
  • coordinate with transportation vendor so the wedding party departs for the ceremony, if required
  • greet all vendors and instruct them on setup
  • ensure cocktail hour and reception décor is set up according to plan
  • ensure all flowers are set up according to floral order (by the florist)
  • for outdoor weddings – make certain that tenting and lighting is arranged and working
  • confirm timing and logistics with band, DJ or designated emcee and ensure they can correctly pronounce names
  • meet with catering or venue staff to confirm food timing and the overall flow of the day
  • standard decor setup including (as applicable): place chargers, menu cards and favors at individual settings, set up table numbers, welcome table, guest book, card box, cake cutting utensils, champagne flutes and arrange escort cards if required
  • ensure any other miscellaneous décor is set up according to plan – wedding signage, cocktail napkins, family photos, photo booth, etc…
  • examine all tables to confirm they are set up properly and have the correct number of chairs at each
  • review final set up prior to first guest arrival

For your Ceremony, if applicable:

  • confirm florist has delivered and set up all ceremony floral arrangements
  • ensure that personal flowers (i.e. boutonnieres, flower girl baskets and attendant corsages) have arrived at ceremony location
  • distribute all flowers to remaining wedding party and family members
  • set up programs, guest book, unity candles, and send-off items as required
  • direct ceremony musicians where to set up
  • ensure ushers or groomsmen arrive on time and are ready to escort guests
  • ensure attendants are prepared to pass out programs, etc…
  • alert ushers or groomsmen when to begin escorting guests to their seats
  • line up wedding party and family members for the processional
  • cue ceremony music when wedding party is ready to begin processional
  • transport items from the ceremony location to the reception venue and store any items not needed at the reception

For your Reception:

  • ensure proper flow of cocktail hour food and drink
  • help guests locate their escort cards and dining tables, if in use
  • encourage guests to take their seats at the appropriate time
  • line up wedding party for introductions
  • cue the DJ or designated emcee when your are ready to be introduced
  • know the catering schedule and ensure guests are served at the proper time
  • cue DJ, photographer, videographer and immediate family members when important events take place (first dance, parent dances, cake cutting, toasts, etc…)
  • cue participants as they are about to be announced for toasts
  • distribute gratuities to vendors at the end of the night
  • prevent and/or correct any issues that may arise during the day
  • remain readily available through the entire day for anything you need help with
  • coordinate reception departure transportation and send-off
  • collect gifts and/or personal décor and leave with a designated person or vehicle at the end of the day
  • oversee vendor clean up

includes everything in Pinnacle’s Day Of Direction Package

  • * 10% off of your rentals when using our preferred rental partner!
  • * full management of your rentals when using our preferred rental partner!!

Also:

  • we are your wedding planning consultants
  • consultations from time of booking until sendoff
  • budget advice based on your priorities
  • personalized vendor suggestions based on your personality, vision and your budget
  • we will review all vendor contracts before you sign them
  • provide a vendor payment timeline for you to follow, with due date reminders
  • design and color assistance
  • floorplan design
  • Ceremony rehearsal direction

includes everything in Pinnacle’s Day Of Direction Package

includes everything in Pinnacle’s Planning Direction Package

Also:

  • we are your wedding planning managers
  • unlimited consultations and priority availability
  • scheduling of venue tours and vendor meetings for you
  • location scout for ceremony and reception sites if required
  • vendor selection, negotiation, payments scheduling as required
  • decor design based on your vision
  • arrange and lead any vendor design meetings
  • advances on-site visits and logistics planning
  • full rentals management, any rental company

We have bazillions of pictures we can share for inspiration. Here are just a few that show the diverse styles of our amazing couples!

Hmmm… So, what’s it like working with us?

Where do I even begin. I was probably every wedding planners’ nightmare client. DIY, Destination wedding ,on a budget, with a need to plan everything WAY in advance. I knew I needed help coordinating everything since I was in Michigan and our wedding would be in Charleston. It was difficult to find a wedding planner that was responsive when I was looking for information, which led me to believe that they wouldn’t be responsive throughout the planning process either, enter Stuart. From the moment I spoke to him I felt at ease. He took his time and answered all of my questions and pointed me in the right direction in the planning process… before I even hired him.

Their online tools also made it incredibly easy to stay organized and the day went off with barely a hitch!!

The Pinnacle team is worth every penny and I would recommend them to any bride…. especially a northerner that appreciates southern hospitality but moves at a much faster pace! Pinnacle will combine the responsiveness that you need with true southern hospitality and service that makes them feel like friends!

Monica, Via WeddingWire

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