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Calling All Brides! Mackays’ Top Tips for your Wedding Countdown

Posted: September 21st, 2017 | Posted in: General News

With the greatest day of your life approaching allow Mackays to take some stress from your shoulders. Here is our guide through some of the hidden obstacles, that left unsupervised, could turn even the sweetest bride into Bridezilla!

12 Months Plus – The Early Bird Catches the Worm!

“You were a delight to deal with from start to finish; nothing was ever too much for you! We knew everything would run swimmingly, but you really went the extra mile.” – Joe

With the excitement of your engagement flowing it is understandable that the upcoming task of preparations can send you into overdrive!
However, the early bird does not always catch the worm!
Enjoy your engagement celebrations and don’t stress with the little stuff! Now is the perfect time to begin searching for your perfect venue and style.
Whether you are searching to hold the ceremony and reception at the same place or prefer separate venues, at Mackays the possibilities are endless!


12 Months to Go! -Time to Hit the Books!

“We expected this to be great and Mackays more than delivered” – Bride’s Father

Immerse yourself in wedding magazines and directories to explore the options available to make your big day memorable.
If you choose Mackays Hotel as your wedding venue, your wedding co-ordinator will guide you through the wedding preparations step by step.
Although a whole year away wedding photographers and bands are booked up months in advance! Booking early will ensure that your inner dancing queen will be released!


9 Months to Go – Say Yes to the Dress!

That’s right ladies! It’s finally time to go shopping!
Many wedding dresses are made to order, taking up to six months to reach the UK. Whilst shopping keep in mind what the groom will be wearing. If hiring the groom’s outfit, book well in advance to ensure you have time to include fittings and delivery!


6 Months to Go – Little Details Make the Big Things Happen

“So many wonderful “small” touches made sure the day was extra special” – Camilla & Joe

With your days of planning getting busier it’s easy to miss the little things!
You must obtain a Marriage Notice Form from the local registry office. Without this you won’t be allowed to get married! For those of you getting married at Mackays don’t fret – we have a long tradition of organising this part of the ceremony leaving you more time for wedding cake tastings!
With the paperwork sorted, there is an ample amount of shopping left! Begin arranging wedding invitations, floral arrangements and your gift registry list.
Time for the partner step up from the passenger seat and start browsing through holiday brochures for the perfect honeymoon!


3 months to Go – Come One, Come all!

Rope together your nearest and dearest to begin writing and sending out your wedding invitations!
Once the troops have been dispersed time to make purchase the final touches of your outfits such as cufflinks, the veil, the shoes. This task takes retail therapy to the extreme!
Top Tip from Mackays: If you haven’t already done this, you must submit your Marriage Notice Form to ensure that all your planning is not in vain!

The Final Countdown

“We cannot thank Ellie, Murray & their team enough for making our wedding day all come together with no stress.” – Arlene

Make sure to book your appointments with beauty therapists and hairdressers to leave you with that bride’s glow.
Here at Mackays we will be in close contact with you over the next few weeks to finalise the remaining arrangements.
Despite the endless tasks left to prepare for your day, don’t forget to organise your hen/stag do! (challenging as it may seem…)


The Day

“Where do we start? From start to finish Murray and Ellie have been amazing. On the wedding day, all our dreams became a reality and we couldn’t thank them enough.” – Claire

Your wedding day will fly by in a whirlwind and it is important to find precious moments together. That’s why Mackays hotel whisks you away to our secret garden to enjoy your new status and some bubbly together.
Top Tip: There will more than likely be some unexpected issues arrive on the eve of your special night! Hold tight, here at Mackays we promise to take you under our wing leaving you free to enjoy your special day.


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