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Amazing Tips for the Maid of Honor Speech

Being a Maid of Honor is a really beautiful thing – but it can be quite scary as well, especially when thinking of all the responsibilities you have. Aside from offering the bride the memories of a lifetime at her bachelorette party, you will also have to make sure you deliver a wedding speech that’s really flawless.

How to do that? Here are some amazing tips for the Maid of Honor speech:

  • – Start with a smile on your face – not only it makes people warm up to you more, but it also helps you alleviate any trace of anxiety you may have.
  • – Present yourself. Say a couple of words about how you met the bride, and how you knew she would be your best friend forever. You really don’t have to start your speech with a funny story if you don’t have one – and even more so if the only funny stories you have might make the bride or groom feel embarrassed.
  • – Address the bride. Tell her how stunning she is and how happy you are she has found THE ONE. Talk to her about the moment you knew this man was THE ONE for her.
  • – Address the groom. Tell him he’s amazing for your best friend and that you are thankful for him having entered her life. DO NOT make jokes about wanting to date him because he’s the perfect man!
  • – Keep your speech short. People don’t like long wedding toasts, and the last thing you want is an audience that starts fumbling and mumbling during your speech.


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White Cakes Will Never Stop Being Classy

Your wedding is a very special moment in your life, and you should be the architect of it. You should be the one who dictates what goes into your Big Day and what you choose to mirror you as a couple.

At the same time, this doesn’t mean you have to automatically rule out options that are more traditional – such as a white wedding cake, for example. With a touch of imagination and originality, even the simplest white cake can be transformed to suit your wedding style and personality.

Here are some of the best examples for this:

  • Buttercream and flowers. Buttercream white wedding cakes have made a huge comeback in the last couple of years – and you have all the reasons to love them. A simple, one-tier white cake can look absolutely stunning when decorated with fresh flowers that match the other reception florals – so why not consider this option?
  • Crepe-like texture. Want to turn the classic buttercream cake into a piece of the utmost elegance and beauty? Ask your confectioner to frost the cake in a crepe-like buttercream texture. Decorated with a few blooms, this cake will steal your guests’ hearts!
  • Absolute opulence. Planning an ultra-elegant wedding and want to make sure your cake is a real statement? A tiered white cake, covered in silky frosting and decorated with feathers and crystals – now, that will definitely wow everyone as soon as they see it!



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Make Your Bridesmaids Feel Financially Comfortable With Their Dresses

Your wedding dress is obviously important to you as the bride-to-be – and you surely want your best friends to feel amazing in their bridesmaids’ dresses too. Does that mean you should allow them to spend a lot of money on these gowns?

We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to make your bridesmaids feel financially comfortable with their dresses.

  • – There are a lot of reasons not to choose bridesmaids’ dresses that are too expensive. The first (and probably the foremost important one) is connected to the fact that your bridesmaids will spend quite a lot on the wedding and pre-wedding events anyway. Choosing a dress that’s too pricy will only increase their expense – and although they may not show it, this may make them unhappy.
  • – The great news is that you actually have a lot of options for all pockets. Even more, you can actually provide your bridesmaids with three types of dresses to choose from – a lower priced one (up to $200), a medium priced one (up to $350), and a high priced one (more than $350).
  • – If you want to show your bridesmaids even more consideration, choose a dress style and design that can be worn on multiple occasions, and not just at your wedding (e.g. something simple, that can be easily accessorized and which comes in a color that’s genuinely wearable). This will help your bridesmaids feel like they haven’t spent their money on something they only wear once.


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No Need to Worry about Rain on Your Big Day

Few things are more nightmare-inducing to a bride, other than having to walk out in the rain on the Big Day. Unfortunately, this is not the kind of element you can predict with so many months in advance, so there’s nothing much to do to prevent such things.

How do you deal with rain on your Big Day, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more about handling rain on your wedding day:

  • – We know it’s hard to smile thinking rain could ruin this totally unique moment in your life, but it’s worth it. This is your Big Day – and you deserve to be happy on this wonderful life event.
  • – Best way to fight off bad weather? Wear fun and chic items, such as transparent umbrellas and rubber boots in cute colors and patterns. Wear a jacket that makes you feel like a diva too – you don’t want to catch a cold on the biggest day of your life, do you?
  • – Outdoor wedding? Rain may be an issue if you don’t have a plan B – such as an indoor option or simply a wedding tent. Also, be sure to provide guests with delicious and comforting food and drinks too – a cup of well-made hot chocolate can brighten up even the rainiest day of the year.
  • – Shoot pictures. And have fun doing it! A good photographer will turn a rainy day into brilliant pictures – so don’t be afraid to go outside and shoot those photos!



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These 2018 Food Trends Will Upgrade Your Wedding Menu

Your wedding menu is, by far, one of the most important elements to consider when planning the Big Day. Of course, you want to make this as delicious and appealing as possible – not just for you, but for your guests too.

What are the 2018 food trends that will actually help you upgrade your wedding menu from “good” to “fantastic”? We have some ideas for you – read on and find out more.

  • – Flowers, flowers everywhere! We bet you have already seen naked cakes decorated with fresh flowers – but what if we told you in 2018, flowers will be a huge food trend as well? Incorporate dried and fresh flowers into your dishes to add a pop of color and grace, as well as a very unique taste – your guests will love it!
  • – Plant-based foods win the race. Vegetarian? 2018 is the perfect time to plan your wedding menu, then! Because plants are finally getting the spotlight they deserve, you can plan a wedding menu that’s completely meat-free and will still satisfy even the pickiest wedding guest at your tables. Don’t be afraid to get creative with this!
  • – Choux-nuts are a sweet, sweet treat. Not sure what type of dessert to serve? How about the perfect combo between French choux pastry and scrumptious, decadent doughnuts? Filled with unique ingredients, these sweet bites will make your guests happier than any other type of dessert – that’s something we can guarantee!



Looking for a fantastic wedding venue in Savannah? You have come to the right place, then! The Mackey House is here to help you have the most fantastic wedding your guests have ever been to – so contact us, come see what we offer, and book us for the Biggest Day of Your Life! You will never regret your choice!


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