Our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and entire day were truly INCREDIBLE thanks to Danielle with Design Studio South. From day one of working with her, we were beyond pleased. She was so flexible and patient with me as we worked through the challenges of being in different cities and me being an unorganized bride working on a night shift schedule. Her creativity as a wedding planner is astounding! She really did transform a plain outdoor space into an ethereal wonderland. So many times she would make a suggestion that I would have never thought of, and we would just trust her because she brilliantly knows what she is doing. And we are so glad we trusted her with the biggest day of our life thus far! She eased our stresses and she WAY exceeded our expectations. Thank you Danielle, for everything!
Morgan + gary
Worth their weight in gold!!
We were beyond pleased with how easy it was for us to work with Danielle and her team; not just thorough and professional, but also warm and personable. The most amazing thing was the fact that she helped us re-plan and re-locate EVERYTHING hundreds of miles in FOUR DAYS due to a hurricane, I don't think many vendors would do that, and we would not have had the wonderful day we did without DSS.
Danielle + Phillip
DSS = Perfect for our destination wedding!
My husband and I are so happy that we chose Design Studio South for our week-of coordination! Danielle and Alysse have so much invaluable experience when it comes to both planning and coordinating weddings in Savannah, we absolutely could not have gotten through wedding planning without them. We live in Los Angeles and planned our wedding from afar, so it was such a joy and relief to pass off all of the last minute logistics and coordination to DSS our wedding week. They did a pitch-perfect job executing everything we had planned and our wedding day was again absolutely *perfect.*
Here's why you should hire DSS. 1) They have personal relationships with all of the wedding vendors in Savannah, and will help you pick the best vendors for your wedding. 2) They are seasoned pros who will help you think through every minute detail. I am a type-A organized person but there was still so much that I never would have thought to plan or think about without DSS's help. 3) If you're planning a destination wedding, and want to use one of Savannah's Parks, DSS will go to City Hall and book it for you.
4) Again if you're planning from afar, you can ship all wedding related items to DSS in Savannah. 5) Wedding week coordination is SO important! It was absolutely key for us to have DSS's team transport last minute items to our ceremony site & reception, navigate the threat of rain, keep things on schedule, and gather all of the wedding items at the end of the night so you don't have to stay for cleanup (toasting flutes, flowers, extra favors, signage, etc.) I could go on and on about how important DSS was for our wedding. They gathered up my bridesmaids' belongings to bring to the reception (so they weren't lugging them around during photos), they arranged all signage at our ceremony and reception, they had umbrellas at the ready when it started to lightly sprinkle during our ceremony, they helped politely herd folks to the trolleys, they ran our rehearsal and paced our ceremony procession perfectly, etc. etc.! 6) I mentioned I was type-A already. I can very honestly say that I had so much faith in DSS that I truly relaxed during my wedding weekend and didn't worry once about the logistics. I highly recommend hiring a coordinator/planner so you can truly enjoy your wedding day and be fully present. 7) Personal anecdote: DSS made a wonderful on the fly recommendations to us on our wedding day. During cocktail hour they invited us to head into the empty reception hall to take a break and have a moment to ourselves. It was such a joy to have a quiet moment together to see the fruits of our labor, and take a much needed breather.
In short, you will not regret hiring DSS. They are the best of the best.
Katie + Ben
Our decision to hire Design Studio South was the best decision we could have made for our wedding day! It was a real challenge for me to plan a destination wedding and I know I could not have done it without them. The design plan that the DSS team came up with was absolutely incredible and they went above and beyond to make sure everything went perfectly the day of the wedding. Because of DSS, our wedding day was even better than we could have ever imagined.
Jovanna + Zach
What can I say about DSS? They are simply the best! I own an Event Planning Company in NY and I had clients who wanted to get married in Savannah. I contacted DSS and they were amazing right from the start. They were able to secure my clients the ceremony venue of their dreams! They are so knowledgeable about the area and it’s vendors. They were always so approachable and willing to go above and beyond. Danielle was such a big help to me with bringing everything together and handling all of the week of coordination details. Her and her team were so organized and professional. I’m a bit of a type A personality being a planner myself and all but I knew Danielle would get the job done. My clients were beyond thrilled with everything and I couldn’t have done it without Design Studio South. I can only hope to convince another Bride and Groom to get married in Savannah so that I can work with them again!
Caitlin + Timothy (Shannon / Wedding Planner)
Danielle and team were wonderful to work with for our wedding this past October 2020. Not only were they proactive, reliable and flexible in terms of scheduling calls with us, but they were also very helpful and compassionate as we figured out how to replan our wedding (multiple times in fact) due to COVID-19 restrictions to ensure that it would be extremely safe and as special as we initially imagined. They went above and beyond the day of to ensure that neither of us experienced any stress whatsoever and could be fully present in the moment - including cleaning my dog's paws after she ran in the marsh minutes before she was supposed to walk down the aisle! Couldn't have asked for more!
Grace + Ilan
I wish I could give Design Studio South 100 stars. Seriously. Using DSS was the best decision we ever made! Danielle was the most helpful person and because of her my wedding day was absolutely stress free. My mother and I did not have to lift a finger and were able to completely enjoy our day and take in everything. Danielle and her assistant kept everyone so organized and made sure everyone was where they needed to be, when they needed to be. They turned all of my dreams into reality on the day of the wedding!