WEDDING BLOG

Dance Floor Location

In each of our three ballrooms, we have two areas where the dance floor and entertainment can be placed. There are positives to both locations. The most popular location is in the center of the ballroom. I typically see this when the entertainment is a DJ, and when...

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The Naked Cake

Trending since 2013- we are seeing more and more of the naked wedding cake. Still offering multiple cake layer flavors, instead of the icing being on the exterior of the cake it’s between the layers. This type of wedding cake gives a vintage, rustic, and antique look...

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Our Chefs Favorite Stations

Choosing the perfect menu for your wedding reception a simple process with our Wedding Sales Manager and Chefs . Being in the south, we find many weddings choosing our station dinner packages to create a more casual atmosphere. We decided to ask our Chefs to choose...

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Groomsmen’s Cake

Cop Cakes We have seen a growing trend in Groomsmen Cake’s at weddings here at the Francis Marion Hotel. The tradition of a Groomsmen’s Cake originated in England, dating back into the late 1800s.  Bakers would create a special cake which would identify to the Grooms...

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Formal Departures

Formal Departures

At the end of your amazing wedding day, it is popular to do a formal departure, for your guests to “send the married couple off”. Your guests line up on two sides, creating a tunnel for the couple to walk through and with a little creativity, wish the married couple...

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Wedding Hashtags

In a 2014 study, over 50% of weddings used hashtags. Wedding hashtags have become a fantastic way to share pictures from your engagement to your wedding day and beyond. Couples are encouraging their wedding guests to post pictures from their special day online to...

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Choosing your Alcohol

Alcohol at a wedding can be just as important as food at a wedding to some clients.  With that being said, alcohol can cost just as much as the food in some cases! It is important to know that you have choices on alcoholic packages: 1. Unlimited Bar – you pay a flat...

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Sweetheart Table or Head Table?

Sweetheart Table or Head Table?

When choosing the layout for your reception venue, one decision is where the bride and groom will sit.  They are usually set apart from the remaining tables, whether at a sweetheart table with just the two of them; or at a head table, including the entire bridal...

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Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

It is common to offer wedding favors to your guests as a token of appreciation for their attendance at your wedding celebration. Wedding favors originated from Europe centuries ago, and were named Bonbonnieres.  These were sugared candies in trinket boxes to show...

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