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Write the Ideal Father of the Bride Speech for the Big Day!

It feels like it was only yesterday she was a little girl – doesn’t it? Now, as her wedding is approaching, you want to make this one of the happiest days of her entire life –and the wedding speech you deliver can definitely help with that.

How to write the kind of speech all of your daughter’s guests will absolutely love? We have some tips for you – so read on to learn more about the ideal father of the bride speech for the Big Day.

  • – Create a short intro. Tell people who you are, welcome them to the event (as father of the bride, you are considered to be one of the main hosts of the Big Day), and formally welcome your daughter and your son-in-law. Thank them for the wonderful love story they’ve chosen to share with their friends and relatives!
  • – Share your wisdom. As the father of the bride, you have your fair share of experience in marriage matters. Part your wisdom with the newlyweds – do it in a candid, sweet, and even humorous way. As long as it doesn’t embarrass or offend anyone at the wedding, you can make this part of the speech feel very unique!
  • – Toast for their future. Finish your speech with a heartfelt toast – wish the bride and groom a happy life together, and maybe even point out at your own happy marriage (without making a big deal out of it, of course!).



Are the bride and groom still on the lookout for the most beautiful wedding venue in Savannah? Come visit The Mackey House and allow us to embrace their love story and help them host the most amazing wedding their guests have ever been to. Tell them about us and they will surely love it here!


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The Freshest and Most Unique Ways to Entertain Wedding Guests

Your wedding guests are amazing people. Not only are they your best friends and closest relatives, but they are absolutely devoted to your love story – so much that they have taken their time and spent their money to join you and be happy for the amazing moment you are celebrating.

Of course, you want to make sure all of your guests have fun at your wedding – but how do you really do this in a unique way? Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • – Bring in a mix of musicians. A string quartet for the wedding ceremony, a wedding band for the special moments of the reception, and even a DJ for all those pure energy moments where everyone joins in the dance floor – hiring a mix of musicians provides people with diversity and quality entertainment. In the end, there’s nothing better than good music – so take this to the next level!
  • – Infuse the wedding with your cultures. Do you and your loved one come from different cultures? Why not bring this into your Big Day? Special dancers, beautiful stories, amazing costumes – your guests will surely enjoy learning more about where you come from and what it all means for you!
  • – Add a bit of outdoor fun. With summer here in full force, you might want to have an outdoor wedding. That’s perfect, you can actually incorporate some really fun outdoor lawn games into the entertainment plan as well! It will be a nice touch guests will surely appreciate!


Planning your Big Day in Savannah? We bet you want a wedding venue that brings together the beauty, the marvelousness, the amazing history, and the elegance of these places! The Mackey House is what you are looking for – so come visit us today and you will not regret it!


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Rainy Day? No Problem, Your Wedding Can Still Be Amazing

Of all the entities in the world, rain is the last one you want to invite at your wedding. Unfortunately though, this is nobody’s call – and Mother Nature takes its course no matter how many weddings take place in a day.

How to be ready for a rainy wedding day and make the most out of it? We have some tips that will make your wedding day feel amazing despite the dampness in the air – so read on and find out more.

  • First of all, make sure everyone’s protected. You can either rent a wedding tent and decorate it in a way that is coordinated with your wedding theme, or you can simply rent a venue that offers spaces both indoors and outdoors. This way, you can easily switch in case rain comes.
  • Furthermore, prepare some props and last-minute accessories to use in the wedding pictures if it rains. A few cute umbrellas (maybe transparent?) for you and your wedding party, adorable jelly boots, raincoats, and a myriad of other elements can be beautifully incorporated into the wedding pictures. All you need is a big smile on your face and a photographer who can actually work on dimmer natural light.
  • Don’t be sad if it rains! Take this and turn it into a unique wedding element in its own right! You cannot control weather – but that doesn’t mean you should allow weather to control your mood! Smile, be happy and enjoy your Big Day – your love story deserves it!


Planning your wedding in Savannah? Looking for a wedding venue filled with history, beauty, and elegance? You should visit The Mackey House – and as soon as possible! Contact us and come see what we offer, we are very certain you’ll fall in love in an instant!


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Top 4 Ways You Can Help the Bride as Her Bridesmaid

As a bridesmaid, you want to be more than the girl dressed in a pretty dress, attending for the bride at the altar. You want to genuinely help your friend have an amazing wedding day, just like she deserves – and the good news is that you have plenty of opportunities to do this.

Want to learn more about the best ways to help the bride as her bridesmaid? Read on and find out more.

  • – Be her friend whenever she needs it. This may happen in the middle of the night when she goes crazy over wedding colors. Or it may be right before she walks down the aisle. It may even be a lot more random than that: such as when she is doing her grocery shopping, for example. Be there for her to listen, to help her with all the DIY, to help her make the right choices.
  • – Help plan the bridal shower and bachelorette party. If she has left any kind of instructions regarding these pre-wedding events, they are most likely in the hands of the Maid of Honor. So, before you even start doing anything about these parties, talk to the MoH and see what she says.
  • – Be there for wedding day urgencies. Running mascara, a small flaw in the wedding dress, or simply a mad sweet tooth – your role is to help the bride enjoy her wedding day, and this may include carrying a mini “SOS kit” with you too.
  • – Make the other guests feel like dancing. Does the dance floor seem empty? Well then, it’s your duty as the bridesmaid to go out there and dance, together with the other super-ladies. The floor will be packed sooner than you know!


Looking for a superb wedding venue in Savannah? The Mackey House is here to show you history, elegance, and contemporaneity can all meet in one place. Contact us today and book our wedding venue – we bet you will love it here!


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3 Cactus Wedding Ideas Perfect for This Summer

Tired of the same old summer wedding themes? We have a new, fresh, and truly adorable one for you: cactuses. Believe it or not, there’s a myriad of cactus wedding ideas perfect for this summer – and following, we have gathered some of the cutest and most creative ideas to inspire you. Read on and find out more.

  • – Cactuses on your cake. Regardless of whether you plan on having a classic buttercream cake or a naked one, cactuses have plenty of room – at least for the décor. Replace the glitzy wedding cake toper with a piece of cactus that goes with the rest of the wedding color scheme – guests will absolutely love the idea (so much that they will want to “steal” a picture with the cake!).
  • – Cactuses as table runners. Looking for an ultra-minimalist way of decorating your long, outdoor wedding tables? Cactuses are such a marvelous way of doing this! Simply arrange them as you would with a table runner and let them “do their magic”. It is impossible not to like this look!
  • – Cactuses as escort cards. Want to greet your guests in a really unique way, and make sure they all find their tables easily and without stress? Create some escort cards from cactus “leaves”. Not only will these look really nice, but they will be a more than unique idea.
  • Cactuses as wedding favors. Looking for the most adorable wedding favors on Earth? Mini-cactuses in mini-bags with your personalized monogram or message – this is the answer. Give them a chance and you will absolutely love them!


Looking for a wedding venue full of history and elegance? Contact The Mackey House in Savannah and we promise you will not be disappointed by the beauty, sophistication, and timelessness of our wedding venue!


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