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These Wedding Traditions Are Almost Gone

Did you know the white wedding dress was not even a “thing” until a couple of hundreds of years ago? Not only that, but it was also considered that Queen Victoria (the one who wore one for the first time) made a really shocking move by wearing a simple white dress, instead of the very intricate ones royalty before her had worn on their wedding day.

Traditions come and go – and weddings make no exception. What are the wedding traditions slowly bidding us farewell, though? We have some tips for you – so read on if you want to find out more about the wedding traditions that are almost gone.

  • – Leaving the wedding in a vintage car. It may be a really great choice for couples who want to have a vintage or retro wedding, but overall, most brides and grooms skip the vintage car and opt for unique transportation methods, ranging from motorcycles to carriages. As for the over-the-top “Just Married” signs, they are slowly getting out of fashion to…
  • – Wearing a white wedding dress. Remember what we said in the beginning? The white wedding dress is now coming full circle, slowly becoming less popular, as more and more brides opt for colorful gowns on their wedding day. We’re curious to see what happens in the next couple of decades!
  • – Tossing…anything. From the grand exit confetti to the bouquet and garter, people seem to skip all traditions that involve tossing (or at least they “upgrade” them to something more unique).


Savannah is such a splendid location for a wedding – but have you found your venue yet? If not and if you are still on the lookout, come visit The Mackey House. Everything here is created to charm you – so we know for sure you will love what we offer!


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Paper Wedding Décor? Yes, Of Course!

You may think your wedding décor has to be exclusively outrageously expensive – but these days, things are rarely that way. Sure, you might want to have a wedding covered in real gold and diamonds and that’s perfectly fine. But if you value uniqueness more than luxurious opulence, you will definitely love the idea of incorporating paper wedding décor into your Big Day.

How to do that? Here are some truly inspiring ideas for you:

  • – Paper cranes flying over your wedding. Playful and magical at the same time, white paper cranes are a truly fantastic choice for your wedding reception ceiling, or even for your outdoor ceremony area. Hang them above your guests’ heads and they will look absolutely lovely!
  • – Special backdrop for a memorable moment. Your wedding ceremony will be charged with emotion, sentimentalism, and hope – so why not bring this into your ceremony backdrop as well? Create one with a few big paper flowers, or one with a “blackboard” design made from paper and paper flowers. Cute ideas for a remarkably unforgettable moment!
  • – Bridesmaids’ bouquets replacements. Want your bridesmaids to be just as unique as the wedding décor itself? Replace their traditional bouquets with paper flowers. Believe us, they can look absolutely stunning! And if you want something even more special (and definitely suitable for a hot summer day), replace their bouquets with paper parasols in beautiful colors. They will look amazing carrying these down the aisle, announcing your own big entrance!



If you are planning your wedding in Savannah, and if you want to make sure your Big Day will be absolutely stunning, you have to choose a wedding venue worthy of your big dreams. The Mackey House is here to breathe life, history, and beauty into your special event – so contact us today and come see what we offer. You will love it here!


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Do You Want to Be Beautifully Tanned on Your Wedding Day?

Your wedding day is really, really special – so it is perfectly understandable if you want to look like a million dollars. If a perfect tan is part of the beauty package for you, then you definitely want to make sure you get the most amazing fake tan there is.

How to do that? Here are some tips to help you be beautifully tanned on your wedding day:

  • – Schedule it right. Getting your tan too soon will make it fade out before the wedding day even starts. At the same time, scheduling it too close to the wedding date is risky because you could get tanning lotion stains on your wedding dress (and we all know what a disaster that would be!). Schedule your tan with a couple of days before the Big Day – specialists say this is the perfect timing.
  • – Will you DIY, or will you go to a salon? Both options are OK, but do take into consideration that it can get messier with the DIY option, and you might not achieve the result you’re aiming for. If you do want to take this path, though, make sure to invest in a quality lotion – it will make all the difference in the world!
  • – Last, but definitely not least, remember that the perfect fake tan can only be achieved with the right amount of preparation. Ideally, you should exfoliate your skin every day for a week before getting the tan, and you should make sure to moisturize your skin as well. Keep in mind: you shouldn’t moisturize your skin too much, but you shouldn’t allow it to get dry either!



Looking for the best wedding venue in Savannah? Come visit The Mackey House – it will not disappoint you in any kind of way! Our splendid historical wedding is here to make your Big Day feel genuinely special!



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Social Norms You Should Respect at Your Wedding

Social norms change, just as society itself changes. Therefore, many of the things that used to be just a matter of choice are slowly becoming the widespread option – and weddings make no exception from this general rule.

What are the social norms you should respect at your wedding in 2017? Read on and find out more.

  • Don’t share the news on the social media before you actually call your mother and your best friends. You really don’t want someone who doesn’t actually know you to find out about the engagement before your very mother does – so it’s definitely better to wait a bit longer before you make it “Facebook official”.
  • Make sure your guests are transported to and from the hotel. Up until not very long ago, this wasn’t a very widespread “rule” – but with many couples choosing out-of-town and unique spots for their wedding, it is natural to provide guests with transportation. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, especially if your wedding itself is casual – but it should be safe and well-planned.
  • Ensuring everyone can eat the food. Allergens, lactose sensitivity, gluten intolerance, veganism, vegetarianism – there are a lot of dietary choices out there. Sure, you may not be able to actually accommodate all of them – but it is very important that you at least try to do it. A vegetarian option without lactose and gluten is not that big of a deal – but it can mean so much for some of your guests!



Planning the Big Day in Savannah? We know you want to find the best wedding venue in the area – and we have just what you need. Contact The Mackey House, come see what we offer, and book us for the kind of wedding everyone will LOVE!


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Not Sure What to Splurge On With Your Wedding Planning?

Money matters can be quite stingy, especially when it comes to weddings (events that are supposed to be completely free of all financial stress and anxiety). Yet, knowing what to save on and what to splurge on can actually help you stick to a budget and still have a breathtakingly beautiful Big Day.

What to splurge on with your wedding planning? Here are some tips for you to keep in mind.


  • A good, professional, well-reviewed DJ and/or band. Your cousin may have a lot of musical knowledge, but do you really want them to play music from a USB stick at your wedding? Even more, do you want someone dear to you to spend your Big Day working? Probably not – leave this into the professional hands of a well-known DJ in your area and your guests will be more than happy with the music at your wedding.
  • A beautiful wedding location that really suits your style. A good venue means you won’t have to spend a lot of money on décor and furniture – so if you have found a place you really like, go for it. You only get married once and you deserve to do it in a location that’s genuinely inspiring for you!
  • A videographer. You may have dismissed the idea, but the truth is that this is something you don’t want to leave behind so easily. A videographer’s services will help you capture all those fantastic, magical moments photography cannot fully embrace: your wedding vows, your First Dance, your father’s toast, and so on. So worth it!


Are you still looking for the perfect wedding venue in Savannah? Come visit The Mackey House and allow the history, elegance, and beauty of our wedding venue charm you into booking us!


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