How To Plan The South's Greatest Wedding

Savannah is continuously voted among the top cities in America for throwing a wedding. In honor of our fair Southern city, we conducted hours of painstaking research to give Southern (and even Northern) brides-to-be the best tips to throwing the perfect wedding in and around Savannah. Close your Pinterest accounts ladies, because this is the ultimate guide to throwing the greatest Southern wedding.

How to Plan the South’s Greatest Wedding is a 64-page ultimate, fantastic, comprehensive guide to throwing a Southern wedding that would make Scarlett O'Hara swoon. We've got everything you could possible need to know about planning  a wedding down South wrapped up into one awesome e-book. If you’re planning on getting married in Savannah or the Lowcountry, this is the only guidebook you’ll need to pull off a wedding your friends and family will never forget.

From the city’s best caterers to a planning timeline, this e-book is chock-full of great advice. We got everyone from wedding planners to event experts to chime in on what they think it takes to plan the greatest Southern wedding.

To download the exclusive e-book, click here. For a physical copy of our comprehensive guide, pick up the February/March issue of South.


Claudia Deen is our health and wellness expert, and she gives you her top seven tips for feeling and looking your best on your wedding day. "You are engaged to your Prince Charming and it's time for the wedding planning to begin," she says. "With so many things on your to-do list the following months can get a little bit stressful; and you definitely don't want that to take a toll on your health." 

See more from Claudia in the e-book


After you take Claudia Deen's suggestions and have been working out for months, getting into the best shape of your life, why not show it off? Sexy boudoir photo shoots are the perfect excuse to get dolled up and don the laciest lingerie you can find for a session that will seriously give you confidence. Many brides choose to make a book from their photos and give it to the groom as a special gift on their wedding day! 


Savannah's 22 squares make for stunning backdrops in any event, and while Forsyth Park Fountain continues to be the most popular outdoor wedding location in the Hostess City, there are many breathtaking squares that have just as much beauty and history to offer. See our e-book for for the details on the best ones! 


Live oak-lined alleys dripping with Spanish moss. Sunsets over marshes decorated with herons and egrets. Green reed patches where rice once grew. The embrace of warm salt-water breezes. These are some of the alluring elements of Southern plantation weddings. We have identified some of the most popular and exclusive plantation locations for the most memorable wedding ceremonies and celebrations. Lowcountry plantations are distinct from many others as they are more replete with wildlife and sultry lighting. Wedding parties in these settings harken a time gone and at the same time call upon the past to embrace and bless new beginnings. 


Don't hassle with hotel staff. Make your wedding a private affair: Private House. Private Suites. Personal Concierge. You will find all of it at the majestic and newly-restored Whitman on Forsyth Park.