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How to Safely Store Wedding Gifts at Your Venue

A wedding is obviously not about how many gifts you receive – but even so, you will definitely want to learn how to safely store wedding gifts at your venue. After all, your guests have put in a lot of effort to offer you something nice for your Big Day so keeping the gifts safe is both about you and about them as well.

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How do you do it, though? How do you safely store wedding gifts at your venue? Read here and find out more.

  • Talk to your wedding venue and see if they could provide you with a closet that can be locked and secured. This way, you will simply tuck all the wedding gifts in there and you will not have to worry too much about them on your Big Day.
  • Make sure you appoint someone to handle all the gifts you receive on your wedding day. Usually, the Maid of Honor deals with this but you can choose just about any other guest that’s reliable and well-organized too (your mother, one of the bridesmaids, the Best Man, etc.).
  • In general, it is advisable that guests send their gifts at home, before the wedding. This is the safest way to make sure nobody will want to make your gifts “slip away” on the Big Day. If you think it would be too awkward for you to mention this to your guests, appoint a member of the wedding party to do this (for example, the Maid of Honor could tell your guests about this when she spreads the news about the wedding registry too).

 

Here at The Mackey House, we want your wedding day to be perfect from every single point of view. Come visit us, take a look around and we promise you will be charmed by the elegance and uniqueness of our wedding venue!

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Wedding Favors For Kids

Kids are a wonderful joy in life – and this is precisely why a lot of couples choose to have kids invited at their weddings too. Why would you offer wedding favors for kids, though? Even more, what are some of the things they would be genuinely happy to receive? Read on and find out more about this.

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  • Offering wedding favors for kids is a really great way of showing them (and their parents) that they ARE very important for you and that their presence at your wedding is something you really appreciate. Furthermore, offering wedding favors for kids can also be a great way to “win” them on your side and to give them something fun to do.
  • For example, you could offer them some funny sweet treats (which may or may not be the same as the “adult” wedding favors). Mini-caramel apples, Oreo pops, delicious ice-cream – there’s a myriad of options when it comes to this and you will definitely be able to find something your little guests will really enjoy.
  • Furthermore, you could also provide them with activity-based wedding favors as well. For instance, you could offer them single-use photo cameras and “task” them to shoot photos around the wedding. Also, you could provide them coloring books and crayons as wedding favors for kids and this will also keep them more than busy and more than entertained too.
  • Pinwheels and small toys (such as sand toys if you have a beach wedding) can all be really great ideas too – and they will also keep the little ones happy and busy.

If you are still searching for a gorgeous wedding venue, make sure to visit The Mackey House. We guarantee you will fall in love with our marvelous offer and that your guests will really love your choice too!

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Mistakes Newlyweds Make About Money

There are many types of mistakes newlyweds make about money – but what are some of the most common and most important ones? We have gathered some of them in the following list so make sure to check it out if you want to avoid making these mistakes too:

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  • Not discussing your finances. This is by far one of the worst mistakes newlyweds make about money – and something you should absolutely avoid doing. Communication is the key to any successful relationship and money matters make no exception from the rule. Talk things out and make sure you are both on the same page when it comes to your finances.
  • Not saving. Yes, it might be easy to say that you will start saving “next month” – but the truth is that something unexpected (and costly!) might strike at any time. It is much better to have some money prepared than to borrow them or to use your credit card when it comes to these situations.
  • Not paying off the wedding debt. We all know weddings are very expensive – but you should still make sure that you pay yours off so that you can actually “sleep well” at night. Make a plan to pay it off and stick to it until the end!
  • Not having a plan. As a newlywed couple, you should make a plan not only when it comes to paying off the wedding debt, but also when it comes to the other costs you may encounter too. Create a budget, set some targets and make sure to stick to them!

If you are still searching for the ideal wedding venue, contact The Mackey House. Beautiful from every single point of view, our wedding venue will most likely amaze you with its elegance and uniqueness! Contact us today!

 

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Wedding Planner vs. Wedding Coordinator

The issue of hiring a wedding planner vs. wedding coordinator is something many brides are thinking of. Truly, with all the services available out there, it can be quite difficult to choose the one that suits your needs 100%.

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How to do it? How to hire between wedding planner vs. wedding coordinator? Here are some of the most important things you should know:

  • A wedding planner is specialized to offer a broader array of services. In general, planners are able to take care of a wedding from A to Z and they are able to handle everything from booking the venue and the caterer to ordering invitations and wedding stationery.
  • Even more, there are multiple types of packages offered by wedding planners too. Some of them will offer packages focused only on decorating the wedding, while others will offer full services. Even more, there are planners that will help you just with the things you feel that you need help with.
  • At the same time, a wedding coordinator is much more specialized and he/she will provide you with a very specific type of service. Thus, you can find coordinators focused on providing services meant to help you choose a wedding dress, coordinators focused on helping you plan the ceremony and so on.
  • Generally speaking, if you feel that you need help with more wedding planning-related tasks, you should go for the wedding planner. However, if you are worried only about specific parts of the wedding, a wedding coordinator will be a good option too.

And if you are searching for a beautiful wedding venue, come visit The Mackey House. From the landscape surrounding us to the architecture of the venue and to the smallest details, everything here is perfect for hosting weddings that are simply unforgettable. Contact us and find out more about our marvelous wedding venue!

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5 Things You Should Never Do at a Wedding

No matter how great a friend you are with the bride and/or groom, there are things you should never do at a wedding. What are these things and, even more, why is it that they are considered to be “faux pas”? Read on and find out more.

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• Be delicate about the +1. If the wedding invitation does not specify it, make sure you don’t bring a +1 without checking with the bride and groom first. Moreover, don’t bring another +1 than the one you mentioned because this might put him/her in an awkward position.
• Don’t complain about your seat (or try to switch it with someone else). You will offend the person who has thought long and hard about these details (the bride, in most of the cases). Stay there, mingle with the other guests and try to be sociable.
• Don’t try to attract too much attention on you. This night is about the bride and groom – so dressing too sexy, crying too much (and loudly) and getting too tipsy are definitely things you should never do at a wedding.
• Don’t dress like the bridesmaids (or like the groomsmen). Even if you do feel a bit touched by the fact that you were not asked to be in the wedding party, try not to make a show out of this. Wear nice clothes, be elegant, but try to avoid the colors/cuts that will be worn by the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
• Don’t take the table décor home with you without asking the bride first. They might be rentals that have to be returned – and the last thing you want is to “over-charge” your friends’ bills with some extra vases and flower arrangements.

The Mackey House is a marvelous Savannah wedding venue that will provide your friends with the most beautiful landscapes and with the most exquisite services too. Recommend us to them and they will definitely love what we can offer!

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