Diary of a Bride | Destination Wedding Planning | Melissa Lynn Hunt Photography

This week I got a taste of the difficulties that come along with planning a long distance wedding. Since almost 100% of our guests will be coming in from out of town I knew I had to make arrangements for all them. It means so much to me for all our family and friends to be there and I want to make sure that they have a great time, and are staying in a place that is comfortable and convenient. I found this article to help get me started: http://calderclark.com/2011/01/25/charleston-411-where-to-stay/. While it is based on where to stay in Charleston, it has great tips and recommendations for anyone trying to reserve a hotel block. I started making phone calls, and narrowing down rates which took a bit longer than I anticipatedJ   I found that all of the downtown hotels were pretty similar in their rates, so I ended up selecting 2 downtown ones and 2 that are  just a 5 minute car ride away, for a cheaper, but still nice option.

Charleston is a popular destination for the month of May, and even 11 months before the wedding I ran into hotels that were already full for group rates. So get this checked off as early as you can, if you are in a similar situation!

Now that I had the hotels reserved I needed to pass along this information to my family and friends.  The best way to do that was through our wedding website.  If you haven't already created one, I definitely think you should.