WEDDING BLOG

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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Wedding Cakes at the Francis Marion

Wedding Cakes at the Francis Marion

Wedding cakes symbolize more than just a delicious dessert served at your wedding. Wedding cakes are known to symbolize good luck, happiness and love. Throughout the years we have watched the typical wedding cake evolve! What better way to show off your new monogram...

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Carolina Ballroom

Carolina Ballroom

This past winter, the Francis Marion Hotel underwent a refurbishment that we are very excited to share! Not only did our guest rooms receive brand new carpeting, wall paint, draping, and bedding - but we also modernized our Carolina Ballroom located on the Mezzanine...

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Place Cards

Place Cards

Place cards play an important role in a Wedding Reception. Not only do they tell the guests where they are sitting, but they also tell the servers what they are enjoying for dinner. This gives the couple an opportunity to be imaginative with their wedding theme....

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