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Unusual Officiants Bring Wedding Theme to Life

Centerpieces, aisle runners, seating cards, and bouquets are tediously handpicked to reflect your wedding theme, but what about your officiant? Your officiant is a vital part of your wedding day and mixing things up can really bring your theme to life.

We wanted to share a couple of ways for your officiant to embrace your theme in a fun and creative way!

Your officiants participation in the theme can range from simple to extravagant. One obvious way is for your officiant to wear your wedding colors when possible. This makes the wedding photos look more cohesive. Here is a great example we found on Pinterest of this very scenario.

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Want to step things up a little bit more? For a more laid back wedding, having an officiant who truly embraces the theme will bring a light-hearted feel to any ceremony. Are you having a country wedding: grab an extra cowboy hat for your officiant? Christmas wedding: find an officiant that resembles Ol’ Saint Nick (trust us, your guests will get a kick out of it!)

The possibilities are endless! It is your wedding, go as far as you want (or as far as the officiant is comfortable with, of course). When planning with your officiant and wedding planning in general, try not to overthink things. If you love your choices, your guests will too.

Want some more inspiration? Here are a few more favorite photos we can across:

Photograph via Pinterest

Photograph via Pinterest

Photograph via Pinterest

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter

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Savannah Wedding: Butch and Lisa

It was impossible to not have a good time at Butch and Lisa’s Mackey House wedding. The lighthearted spirit of the couple combined with their candy theme ensured that every guest left with a smile on their face. Our favorite detail of the night was the glowing cotton candy. It was an unexpected and wonderful surprise that lit up the dance floor! Congratulations Butch and Lisa, we are positive that your marriage will be even more fun than your wedding day. Special thanks to Dream Weaver Photos for sharing these fun and lovely images!

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter

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Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Are you struggling with finding creative wedding favors for your guests? With the help of Pinterest, The Mackey House found some unique favors guests will love.

Koozies are something everyone can use. Design a your own with a clever phrase like this example and add you and your significant other’s name with the date of your wedding.

We love the meaning behind a wedding favor like this wedding wish bracelet. It is a simple, yet sweet gift from the newlyweds that allows guests to make their own wish to someday come true!

If you know your loved ones have a sweet tooth then wedding favors with tasty treats inside like smores will be perfect for them. Weddings often involve an overload of delicious food, so why not end the night with something sweet?

A packet of seeds may symbolize many things as a wedding favor—the blooming marriage between the bride and groom and a gift that will live on well after the couple’s wedding day. We love meaningful ideas like this!

Light up the night with a sparkler send off! These are great to end beautiful summer nights and a fabulous wedding. Not to mention, they always make pictures more interesting.

You can never go wrong with giving away a pack of mints. These modern tins are adorable and guests will be thinking these “Mint to Be’s” are meant to be!

It is important to remember that wedding days would not be as special without the bride and groom’s loved ones. Wedding favors are a wonderful way to show your gratitude to those guests who shared this special day with you, and gifts like these are perfect in showing that appreciation!

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The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter

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Savannah Wedding: Robert and Beatrice

The love at this beautiful Mackey House wedding was so powerful, every guest could feel it. Robert could not hold back the tears when he saw Beatrice walking down the aisle; and neither could we. Moments like this are always enchanting and the main reason why we love what we do!

Take a look at some of the funky and fun decorations from the day. We hope you enjoy the pictures and thanks to Dream Weaver Photos for capturing this lovely event.

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter

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Writing the Perfect Wedding Vows

Vow writing can be one of the most challenging “to do’s” when planning your wedding, but have no fear as we have done the research and come up with some easy suggestions for writing the perfect vows.

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Making the choice to write your own vows officially makes you a writer so it’s time to take your role seriously. Like a professional writer, you’ll need to research, set deadlines, force yourself to sit down to write and most importantly, be confident. After all, you can do this!

Research is always the first step when you are not sure of what to say. Look to your favorite movies and love songs for inspiration. Do you both love a certain song? Use those lyrics as a guide for your vows.

If you still have not found your inspiration go back to the basics. It may seem obvious but ask yourself some questions about what makes your relationship so special. Here are a few examples:

  • What made you fall in love?
  • When did you know he/she was the one?
  • How did you feel on your first date?
  • What does getting married mean to you?
  • What dreams do you have for the future?

Next, let yourself go! Write whatever comes into your head without hesitation. Save any judgments and edits for another time. Who knows, you may discover things or remember wonderful details about your relationship that you had forgotten.

Now that you have your general ideas down on paper, it is time to perfect them! Cut out parts that do not seem to fit, rearrange and rework your thoughts so that they flow effortlessly from one to another. It may seem like common sense but always keep in mind that you will be speaking these vows. Sometimes the way we write does not always match with how we speak. You want your vows to sound natural and easy so that with a lot of practice you will wow your guests with your personal and one-of-a-kind vows!

Ultimately, it is about speaking from the heart and we have no doubt Mr. or Mrs. To be will b touched by your sincerity.

The Mackey House is one of the premier Savannah wedding venues, located just minutes from Downtown. For more information, please visit our Savannah wedding page, as well as join our conversation on Facebook and Twitter

 

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