Hello fellow brides! After much deliberation, my fiance and I decided to forego the planning for a wedding of 80+ and have decided to get married in Charleston with just our parents and siblings (8 guests). We are still waivering on inviting a few other close family members (but it will be not more than 20). It has been so stressful to plan a wedding and coordinate with everyones schedule, making sure our guests (all of fiancé's family is from NY, mine are in NC ) make sure we please everyone, etc. We were tired of OUR day becoming what everyone else wanted, so Charleston is what we chose because we always said it would be the perfect place for us.
With all this being said, there are a couple things we would really like. Outdoor ceremony is a must. I love the Victorian theme, gardens, historic homes, architecture, greenery and definitely do not want to be married indoors ( just a personal thing). Some place that would accomodate 20 or fewer people, and not just charge one flat rate regardless of party size. Would like an option of being able to have a reception at a local restaraunt or decent priced reception at the same venue. Our budget is $3000 total. Is this possible? Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated! We love the historic homes but not sure if all of them do weddings, does anyone know of historic locations that do not do weddings.