We asked you to do this last month share your wedding service providers (Locations, caterers, florists, etc.) for everyone planning a wedding.

We received ~ 550 responses, and today we want to share the top recommendation for each category. (You can also view all recommendations for each category on our website.) Thank you again for participating – we need to keep this list fresh + make it an annual affair.

Wedding location

Lowndes Grove, 266 St. Margaret St. |

Receiving location

Lowndes Grove, 266 St. Margaret St. |

Venue for the rehearsal dinner

Package 32, 442 King St. |Location on Upper King Street, modern ambience in a historic setting, hospitality / customer service, great food + Bev.

Hotels / accommodations

Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. |

Wedding dress

Maddison Row South, 8 Vanderhorst-Str. |Customized service is the highest level in the industry. Dresses are classic and timeless and not too trendy. The quality of the clothes is top notch.


Berlins for men, 114 King St. |You are an institution, customer service is like no other, and your measurements and finished products will be beautiful.

Charleston tuxedo, 162 Wentworth St. |Easy to work with, quality products.

Grady Ervin & Co., 313 King St. |

Jos A. Bank, 1241 Belk Dr., Mt. Pleasant |Customized service is the highest level in the industry. Dresses are classic and timeless and not too trendy. The quality of the clothes is top notch.

Tom James Company – Charleston, 4130 Faber Pl. Dr. # 109, North Charleston |Who doesn’t love to make your custom wedding suit / tuxedo EXACTLY how you want it, specially tailored for you? Their customer service is amazing and the craftsmanship is amazing.

Bridesmaid dresses

Bella bridesmaids, 8 Vanderhorst-Str. |

Rings / jewelry

Croghan’s jewelry box, 308 King St. | “You have the most beautiful jewelry in Charleston! Conveniently located on King Street with parking in the back lot. The sales staff is competent and very helpful! “


Shoes on king, 335 King St. |

Changes + tailors

A stab witch, 1662 Savannah Highway |

wedding cake

Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, 456 Königstr. | “Sugar made our wedding cupcakes and they not only looked beautiful, but were delicious as always! I think it’s great that Sugar was able to meet our request for gluten-free cupcakes! “


Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, 456 Königstr. |

Mobile bars

Tap truck Charleston, 2989 Emma Ln., Mt. Pleasant |You are really one of a kind. They pour beer straight from the taps on the side of the truck !!!!! SO cool and such a classic vibe!


DJ rehab – weddings and special events, 1810 Mepkin Road. St. a6 |Chris is the best. He does the whole package, microphones, lights, music. He’ll keep the party going longer than you can dance.

EPIC Charleston – Wedding DJ entertainment, 460 King St. You are. # 200 |Nick is great to work with!

Top weddings, No address provided |Cam and Davis are so wonderful! They are fun and energetic, great mixers and make sure the weddings go smoothly!

Low country entertainment, Address not listed |They are fun, work closely with you to choose the music and make your day the way you want. They also make amazing lighting and drapery.


High 5, No address provided | “They play a wide variety of music that makes everyone dance. The talent is amazing and they will even learn special songs for your big day. We love her!”


Alyce Marie, No address provided |They are fun, work closely with you to choose the music and make your day the way you want. They also make amazing lighting and drapery.

Chris Dodson music, 1122 Brody Avenue. |He sang for our wedding. Very talented and accommodating. He did a great job playing acoustic guitar during the wedding and killed her during the reception with his band.

Nick Forte, No address provided |Wonderful singer and very professional!

Dance lessons

International ballroom dance studios, Multiple locations | “Upstate Spine & Sport is the best !! They are team chiropractors for Greenville Triumph and Furman. Dr. Jolson is the guy and they have amazing massages with Ryan and Sarah too. Can’t beat it! “


Petaloso, Address not listed |She does a great job and really listens to what her customers want. She made my flower dreams come true!

On a limb floral design, 651 Gahagan Road, Summerville |

Juniper Jasmine Design, Address not listed |Your work is always a show stopper. Even if you see it in Charleston Magazine, it still doesn’t do her justice!


Casey Custom Vows, No address provided | Casey has an amazing personality, is easy to use and extremely creative. She offers a personalized experience and really takes care of you and your wedding. Their service, dedication, hard work, and passion are unmatched in the industry.

Doug Bauer, 307 Hohe Eichenallee. |Doug is thoughtful, caring, funny, and has a booming voice. He also works carefully with the couple to adjust their vows. What a nice man to have married you.

Kristen Barner, No address provided |


Top weddings, No address provided |Such a personable group and make sure everything is done on time! Makes wedding planning a breeze.


Chrisman Studios, 131 Darlington Avenue. |They are world class photographers and made Charleston their home. Your work for us has been excellent. This city is lucky to have such talent!


Seagrass creative, 30 Barre Str. | “Incredible videographer who is highly recommended and rated over the knot and by friends who have used it to film their weddings.”


Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co., 4639 Rivers Ave, North Charleston |

Charleston Coastal Limo, Address not listed |

Salons + barber shops

Beauty parlor, 1909 N Highway 17 Ste. T, Mt. Pleasant |Artistic hair & make-up integrated in one package. “

Nail technique

East Bay Nail Spa, 334 E Bay St. |

Magic nails, 520 Folly Rd. # 40 | “The very best and most responsible pricing.”

Makeup artist

Cheryl Quinn makeup, 1826 Telfair Way |

Eyelashes and Lace Salon & Bride, 43 Broad Street # 100 |

Thermal baths

Hotel Bennett, 404 King St. |So relaxing and very convenient to be in the city center.

The Blackberry, 334 St. |

Decor + place settings

Oh! Events, 2532 Spruill Avenue. |

Lawn games + photo booths

Simply elegant, 214 Old Trolley Road, Summerville | “Best prices and best staff.”

Chrisman Studios, 131 Darlington Avenue. | “Expert.”

The photobooth people, 114 W. Richardson Ave. East, Summerville |

Rental (tables, chairs, etc.)

Snyder, 3875 Meeting St., North Charleston | “Always helpful staff”


Dodeline design, 1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. St. E, Mt. Pleasant |Nice invitations!

Disclaimer: These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of CHStoday or 6AMCity and were gathered through audience participation. CHStoday did not have any restrictions on participation (i.e. some companies may have offered discounts or offers to customers who made referrals). After all, we were unable to determine a clear winner for categories with more than one top recommendation based on the entries received.

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