I can hear the bells… wedding bells, that is! If you were thinking of the perfect destination to get hitched, you’ve come to the right place. Hilton Head Island is lovely during any season and will make your special day even more special. Let’s get planning!


First things first! You need a marriage license to get married; you can do this at the Beaufort County Courthouse. In addition to this vital document, you want to have all your ducks in a row, such as the number of guests, date, time, exact location, and the names of the soon-to-be-married. You need these things because you must submit a permit request form at least 30 days before the nuptials!

Hire a Planner

Wedding planning can be stressful, and that’s the last thing you want to think about. Consider hiring a wedding planner, such as Amanda Rose Weddings or Carolina Weddings, to take the worry out of all the details.

Make a Plan and a BACKUP Plan

For any outdoor wedding, particularly beach weddings, you will need a backup in inclement weather. Check with nearby reception venues to see if you can hold your ceremony there. And if all else fails, some surrounding areas with shelters could work in a pinch! Also, remember the time of the year you have your big day planned. If your union is taking place during the hotter months, you may want to opt for a morning or evening ceremony so that you and your guests don’t get overheated. Check out these fabulous locations for the big day!

The Music

If your wedding is beachside, you need portable wireless speakers for the music and any vows or speeches to be heard. Unless you’ve brought along your own resources (and who wants to fiddle with that?) Hilton Head Entertainment is a popular choice for many destination weddings as well as Crush Entertainment. They can help bring your celebration to life!

Naturally, you’ll also want to hire photographers, florists, and caterers. This list should help you get started on your Hilton Head wedding journey! Come say, “I do!” on Hilton Head Island, and stay on for the honeymoon! Congrats, lovebirds, and happy planning!