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Whatley Wedding Design is a wedding event planning and design company based in North Charleston, South Carolina. Operating since 2019, owner Charlotte Whatley and her team are known for their close attention to detail and organization, to give couples a stress-free experience. From your engagement party to your day-after brunch, they will go above and beyond to make all your nuptial events match your vision.

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Whatley Wedding Design offers an array of packages that can be customized to suit your special needs and wants for your big day. Their services include full- and partial-planning. Charlotte and her team can assist you with many details, including your guest’s accommodations, budget tracking, and decoration assistance. In addition to their traditional ceremonies, they are also known for their eco-friendly events. With sustainable rentals and low-waste options, couples can easily express their love for both each other and Mother Earth.

  • Woman-owned

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Liz T. Married on 04/28/2023
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If you're getting married in Charleston, you NEED Char!!!

We had the best experience working with Char Whatley & her team for our April 2023 wedding in Charleston. She exceeded all of our expectations and made our wedding day perfect (and totally stress free). She over communicated, took tasks off our plate, provided thoughtful recommendations, and executed at the highest level. My husband & I didn't do a single thing except enjoy on our wedding day - Char handled everything from decor to timeline to our late night pizza! We are SO grateful that we had her help and would highly recommend her services to everyone in the Charleston area!!!
Brian L. Married on 03/02/2023
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Char Whatley Owner of Whatley Wedding Design - AMAZING!

I will be honest here, finding a wedding planner was one of the hardest parts for us on the wedding journey. We were two grooms that were becoming husbands, and we could not find wedding planners that advertised any same sex couple wedding experience. We wanted to be sure that the person we picked would be able to work with us and understand our needs and ideas as we would not be a traditional wedding per say. Well, we found Char and did a consult and discussed how our consult went on the ride home. Needless to say by the time we arrived home it was decided, Char was our planner. Char's ability to advise and brainstorm with us on all parts of our wedding were above par in every aspect. Char had excellent vendor suggestions and tasteful ideas that we realized early on that we were in the best of hands. We knew that Char understood us and would help us to create our perfect wedding. Charleston SC is a huge wedding destination hosting all types of weddings, and Char is the planner that can give your ideas and dreams the life you want for your wedding day. We truly appreciated the zeal that Char had in wanting to deliver the perfect day for us. And these two husbands could not have been happier with Char and her team. Professional, creative, well connected, and above all super sincere. Whatley Wedding Design is top notch and I could not come up with enough accolades to cover how great of an experience it was.
You will love working with Char as much as we did, of that I am beyond confident !
Ron W. Married on 10/23/2022
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Char Whatley and her team are the best!

The planning for my daughters October 2022 wedding started in July 2021 when we initial met with Char in Charleston. She is so gracious and professional and put us at ease immediately. We are from out of state so this was a destination wedding. My daughter chose the partial planner services thinking she could coordinate many things herself but Char went way above and beyond to make sure nothing was missed. She worked via telephone calls and emails, met with the folks at the wedding venue, local suppliers, and coordinated with all the vendors. She made the process seamless and her delivery was flawless. She was the first person on site the day of the wedding and the last to leave. To her credit the wedding was superbly coordinated and beautifully choreographed. She made my daughters wedding a dream come true!
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Charlotte (Char) Whatley
Charlotte (Char) Whatley
Lead Planner & Event Designer

Charlotte (Char) Whatley is a native of Connecticut and relocated to Charleston, SC over ten years ago. A graduate of the College of Charleston, Char pursued a corporate career but always kept time for her event planning passion. She has been planning weddings in South Carolina and Georgia for two years, and producing corporate events for over five years.


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