Crafting Your Dream Wedding: What to Ask a Wedding Venue

Crafting Your Dream Wedding: What to Ask a Wedding Venue

Crafting Your Dream Wedding: What to Ask a Wedding Venue

Welcome to the Deer Creek Golf Club, where your dream wedding becomes a reality. Choosing the perfect wedding venue is a crucial step, and asking the right questions during your venue walkthrough is key. In this guide, “What to ask a wedding venue,” we’ll provide you with insights and expert tips to ensure that your wedding day at Deer Creek Golf Club is nothing short of magical.

Unveiling the Essentials: What to Ask When Touring a Wedding Venue

Walking through potential wedding venues is an exciting journey. To make the most of it, here’s a list of essential questions to ask during your venue tour:

wedding venue

1. Availability and Dates 

The first step is to inquire about the venue’s availability for your preferred wedding date. If your date is flexible, ask about their availability during different seasons or days of the week.

2. Capacity and Layout 

Understand the venue’s capacity to ensure it can comfortably accommodate your guest list. Additionally, explore the layout to envision how your ceremony, reception, and other activities will flow.

3. Packages and Pricing 

Discuss the different wedding packages they offer and inquire about the pricing details. Ensure you understand what’s included in each package and if there are any additional fees.

4. Outdoor and Indoor Options 

If you’re considering an outdoor ceremony or reception, ask about their outdoor facilities, backup plans for inclement weather, and available indoor spaces.

5. Catering and Menu Options 

Learn about their catering services, menu options, and if they can accommodate any dietary restrictions or special requests.

Making Every Detail Count: What Good Questions to Ask a Wedding Venue

As you explore golf course wedding venues for a potential choice, consider these additional questions to make an informed decision:

1. Coordination and Planning 

Ask about the level of coordination and planning assistance they provide. Inquire if they offer an on-site coordinator to help execute your vision seamlessly.

2. Vendor Policies 

Understand their policies regarding external vendors such as photographers, florists, and entertainment. Some venues have preferred vendors, while others allow you to bring in your choices.

3. Décor and Setup 

Discuss your ideas for decorations and ensure the venue can accommodate your vision. Ask about setup and teardown details to avoid any last-minute surprises.

4. Accessibility and Parking 

Inquire about accessibility for guests with special needs and the availability of parking facilities for your guests.

5. Accommodations 

If your wedding party or guests need accommodations, ask if the venue has partnerships with nearby hotels or lodging options.

Bringing Your Vision to Life: What to Expect at a Wedding Venue Walkthrough

Deer Creek Golf Club takes pride in ensuring your wedding day surpasses your expectations. During your venue walkthrough:

1. Personalized Consultation 

Our experienced team will guide you through the venue, answering your questions and tailoring the experience to your vision.

2. Showcasing the Beauty 

Explore our picturesque golf course wedding venue, envisioning how it can bring your wedding dreams to life.

3. Customization Possibilities 

Discover the flexibility and options available to personalize the space, making it uniquely yours.

Sealing the Deal: What Should I Ask at My Final Venue Walkthrough?

Your final venue walkthrough is your chance to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Be sure to ask:

1. Payment and Contracts 

Clarify payment schedules, terms, and details. Review the contract to ensure everything aligns with your expectations.

2. Timeline and Logistics 

Discuss the timeline for setup, the event itself, and the teardown. Confirm that all logistical aspects are well understood.

Experience Our Outstanding Golf Course in South Florida Today!

When it comes to choosing the ideal wedding venue, knowing what to ask is pivotal. At Deer Creek Golf wedding venue, we’re dedicated to making your wedding day a resounding success. From the initial walkthrough to the final touches, our expert team is here to address your questions, tailor the experience, and make your dream wedding a reality.

Experience the blend of natural beauty and impeccable service that only Deer Creek can offer. We invite you to reach out to us today to explore the opportunities we offer for those who are looking to host events at our club and course.

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Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween Wedding Ideas

If couples are tying the knot on October 31st, there is probably a chance that they are planning spooky weddings. Halloween-themed weddings celebrate the love between you and the holiday! Our wedding venue has seen a few Halloween weddings in our time, and here Deer Creek wants to share some tips and Halloween wedding ideas!

Tips for Halloween-Themed Weddings

When it comes to spooky weddings, the first thing you’ll want to do is to make sure your guests are fully aware of the theme and their parts in it. If you want a dress code or anything else from your guests, include it on the invitations. This will give them enough time to prepare before the wedding. 

 

Communicating with your guests will help keep your special day on the theme if that is what you wish! 

 

Have Fun With it!

Holidays and weddings alike are meant to be celebrated with the ones you love in the way that you want to celebrate. You can incorporate details that excite you and just enjoy decorating and playing into your theme. 

 

Here are some Halloween wedding ideas:

 

  • Black place settings with crystal wedding favors
  • Black wedding suits with silver accents
  • Halloween-themed desserts 
  • Incorporating Halloween details into your cake (ex. Skull cake topper)
  • ‘Til Death neon sign to hang behind the newlyweds
  • Bride with dark and dramatic wedding makeup
  • Bridesmaids in dark, vampy, gothic dresses and styles
  • Leather jackets for the wedding party
  • Coffin ring box for the ring bearer 
  • Dark pumpkins, skulls, webs, and other spooky wedding decorations lining the aisle
  • Black candles and other dark tables decor 
  • Dark flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces

 

Learn More!

If you have any questions about our wedding venue or Halloween wedding ideas, contact us! And check out some more examples of the best spooky wedding below. 

Golf Halloween Costumes

Golf Halloween Costumes

Deer Creek gets to see all kinds of golf attire on our courses. With Halloween approaching, we are ready to see what kind of golf Halloween costumes there are. In fact, we wanted to help some of our readers come up with some golfer costumes! 

 

Here are 10 easy and excellent costume ideas:

 

  • Old Tyme Golfer
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Happy Gilmore Caddy
  • Caddyshack Carl Spackler
  • Caddyshack Gopher
  • Caddyshack Al Czervik
  • “Tiger” Woods
  • Zombie Golfer
  • John Daly
  • Masters Winner

 

Old Time Golfer

This is one of the fun golf Halloween costumes that are also easy! Dressing up as an old-time golfer takes putting together some old clothes or heading out and grabbing the costume. All it takes is a hat, sweater, and some knickers. This kind of outfit is great for work parties or nicer Halloween events, when you may not want to go completely crazy with your costume. 

 

Happy Gilmore

Easily one of the most famous golf movies of all time, Happy Gilmore has inspired children, young adults, and older adults alike with his bold golfing form. Grabbing a hockey jersey that sports the ‘Gilmore’ name and number ‘18’ on it is perfect! If you plan on booking a tee time in this outfit, we do recommend leaving the hockey stick at home!

 

Happy Gilmore Caddy

If you know Happy Gilmore, then you know his hairy caddy! This is another easy costume, even if you don’t have long, messy hair to work with. A wig is easy to purchase along with the beard and outfit. It is one of the best Happy Gilmore costume ideas.

 

Caddyshack Carl Spackler

Caddyshack is another classic golf comedy with iconic characters, humor, and some of the best golf Halloween costumes. Portraying Caddyshack’s Carl Spackler, played by Bill Murray, takes a few clothing articles to bring the look together:

  • Bucket hat, preferably camouflage patterned
  • Light green t-shirt
  • Khaki shorts or pants
  • Black ankle books

You can even put together the outfit with clothes you already own

 

Caddyshack Gopher

This character was one of the most iconic of the movie! This may be a harder costume to get your hands on, but if you and a partner dress up as Carl Spackler and a gopher, the combo is sure to be a hit at any party or event!

 

Caddyshack Al Czervik

One of the easiest characters to spot from this movie is Al Czervik, played by the notorious Rodney Dangerfield. From his rainbow and colorful outfits to his sarcasm and humor, this costume can let you take on a whole character – personality and all. This costume is sold in stores, but it can also be created using golfer costumes that are brightly colored and patterned to bring this outfit to life.

 

“Tiger” Woods  

Though Tiger Woods can be created with a red polo with black golfing pants, costumes that are punny can sometimes be the best! Our South Florida Golf Club loves a good golf pun. For example, you can wear a tiger onesie with a hat and golf clubs. The choice is yours!  

 

Zombie Golfer

This golf spin on a classic Halloween costume is an easy go-to! Tear up some old golf clothes, apply zombie makeup, and you’ll have the zombie aesthetic down. You could also find the outfit in local costume shops. 

 

John Daly

This is one of the easiest golf Halloween Costumes to put together. Known for his loud golf pants and bright shirts, to dress like John Daly, just grab some loudmouth pants and a bright shirt (they can match, but they don’t have to). Then sport a semi-mullet haircut or wig, walk around with a golf club, and you’re done! If you want to go the extra mile, then don’t forget a can of Diet Coke. 

 

Masters Winner

This is probably the easiest golfer costume out there. Grab a golf outfit and green jacket, and you’re done! You’ll fit right in on the golf course and hopefully boost your confidence as you play! 

 

Contact Us!

If you are interested in playing our courses or have any further questions, contact us today

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

Summer Wedding Food Ideas

While some may think of it as an afterthought, it’s the food at a wedding that has the power to truly bring guests from all walks of life together. If you are looking at summer wedding food ideas, there are a number of factors that must be considered. 

  • Are there any known dietary restrictions? 
  • Do you prefer buffet style or plated dishes?
  • What foods are in season?

Deer Creek’s Fort Lauderdale Country Club maps out delicious summer party food ideas to wow your guests and enhance the beauty of your reception!

 

First Course Ideas to Get the Party Started!

To get your party started, here are some summer wedding food ideas for appetizers. These are the first impressions your guests will get of your party, so here are some fabulous appetizers to accentuate the season.

 

  • Caprese Salad: Bright tomatoes pair beautifully with fresh mozzarella and basil, topped with a light drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This dish can be served plated or passed out on skewers for an on-the-go snack, plus it’s a wonderful vegetarian option. 
  • Sushi Bar: Nothing screams summer like sushi! The versatility of this grab-and-go snack means it can satisfy a number of palettes. Make sure to include California or tempura rolls for those who don’t prefer raw fish.
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe: This unique yet popular bite is the perfect blend of sweet, fruity, and salty. Its allure lies in its simplicity, showcasing the beautiful dance of flavors between the minimal ingredients. 
  • Lobster Rolls: A classic summer dish that is both filling and mouth-watering. Feel free to collaborate with your caterer if you’d prefer a substitution for the lobster.
  • Charcuterie Graze: By showcasing an assortment of combinations, including cheese, fruit, meats, and crackers, guests will have the ability to craft their perfect bite and go back for seconds throughout the night.

 

Summer Main Courses

As the party gets underway and guests grow hungrier after dancing the night away, these fresh and filling foods will keep the party going.

 

  • Fresh Pizza: Don’t let the popularity of this classic dish fool you. An artisanal wood-fired pizza is a perfect vessel for a wide array of ingredients and tastes.
  • Braised Short Ribs: Pair this easy yet decadent dish with your favorite summer vegetables.
  • Elote (Mexican street corn): This vegetarian option is packed with bright and powerful flavors and can be served on the cob or plated.
  • Summer Salads: The options are endless when deciding what to include. Pair in-season vegetables with bright, citrusy dressings to pair great with champagne and wine.

 

Wedding Desserts to End the Night

Wrap up your magical evening on a high note with these mouth-watering summer dessert ideas. 

 

  • Make Your Own Acai Bowls: Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. What better way to showcase these ingredients than in a filling and refreshing smoothie bowl? 
  • Boozy Popsicles: Pair bright fruit juices with your favorite spirit in this delicious frozen treat. Have non-alcoholic versions on hand for children and those who don’t imbibe.
  • Macarons: These gluten-free confections provide the perfect vessel for sweet summer flavors like peach or watermelon. 
  • Crepes: A classic dessert that can be paired with delectable ingredients like Nutella, cinnamon, and fruit.
  • Key Lime Pie: Nothing screams a Florida summer celebration like this iconic dessert. Serve as small bites or in classic slices.

 

Contact Deer Creek to Learn More!

At Deer Creek, we take pride in both our extravagant venue and top-notch facilities, including excellent kitchens, eliminating the need for a caterer! If you have been inspired by these summer wedding food ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about these accommodations, and read more on wedding ideas on our blog.

How to Master the Natural Makeup Look

How to Master the Natural Makeup Look

The Natural Makeup Look

With wedding season approaching, many brides have been planning for months, running walkthroughs, booking vendor after vendor, and looking for venues for all of their wedding-related events, such as bridal shower venues. One vendor they have probably booked is a makeup artist. Brides want to look their absolute best on their big day, but they still want to look like themselves. 

The “No Makeup” makeup look is a top ask from brides that a wedding makeup artist must fulfill. Soft glam makeup is one look that highlights the bride’s natural features while covering any discoloration or insecurities. But how do you achieve natural bridal makeup?

Here is what you’ll need to do to achieve the perfect “No Makeup” look:

  •   Apply your regular skincare routine (prep first to make sure the skin is hydrated)
  •   Use a pore-filling or gripping primer
  •   Find a medium/buildable coverage foundation that fits your skin type
  •   Under the eyes, use a concealer one or two shades lighter than the foundation
  •   Set your foundation with a translucent or setting powder
  •   Work with a bronzer or heavy contouring to accent the shape of your face
  •   Blush should be lightly applied and a complementing shade to your skin tone
  •   Highlighter is optional but, if used, should be put on the high point of the face

 

Wedding Day Makeup Prep

A proper skincare routine is key to a more flawless makeup application. As a bride, if you don’t already have them, you should test out a few skincare products weeks before your wedding day. It is recommended to give your skin some time to adjust to the new products or see if they have any reaction. Another important tip is to consult with a skincare professional before testing any new products.

When it comes to finding all the right shades of foundations, concealers, and powders, the wedding makeup artist should know how to see the skin tone and undertones of a bride’s skin. This is why most artists will recommend a “trial” run a few weeks or months in advance to establish which shades and which look the bride will need and want.

Getting the “No Makeup” Makeup Look

To achieve the natural makeup look, you want it to look like the makeup is barely there. A light to medium buildable coverage foundation is integral in this process. It allows you to even out the skin tone while covering any blemishes or discoloration. For the rest of the face, the artist doing this bridal makeup should have a light hand and shouldn’t be packing on the products, which would make any face look cakey. Lightly bronzing instead of intensely contouring, feathering brows and not having sculpted out ones, and choosing a natural pink or nude lip with a gloss on top are additional features that help create a natural bridal look. The eyeshadows should be neutral and, once again, a compliment to the bride’s skin tone. Adding a shimmer or highlight to the eyes, bridge and tip of the nose, high points of the cheeks, and the cupid’s bow on the upper lip will leave you with a subtle but very bridal glow. Applying the highlighter to the points of the face where the light naturally hits is what brings this glow to life.

Our Florida golf course wedding venue, Deer Creek Golf Club, has so many more tips to offer for your special day! Contact us today to get started!

 

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Sexy Wedding Dress vs. Classy Wedding Dress

Sexy Wedding Dress vs. Classy Wedding Dress

Sexy Wedding Dress vs. Classy Wedding Dress

At our country club in South Florida, we know that your wedding day, and every detail about it, needs to be perfect. One of the most significant aspects is the dress, and Deer Creek Golf Club has seen so many different wedding dress styles that we can offer a great insight into the world of dress shopping.

That is one of the first steps a bride takes in wedding planning. She probably already has an idea of what wedding dress she wants. We’ve also learned that even though they have the idea of what they want, the debate of sexy wedding dress vs. classic wedding dress is still an obstacle they face. So let’s take a closer look! 

Sexy Wedding Dress

Dresses that are bold and make a statement are considered as a more modern style. When shopping for a contemporary wedding dress, you may be drawn towards the sexy, short wedding dresses, or even a sexy, classy wedding dress or two for the brides that want something in between. There are so many different variations of dresses, from the big day itself to the engagement party and bridal shower. If you’re a bride who wants to make a big statement, a naked, sheer, or illusion dress will allow you to do that.

Classy Wedding Dress

For brides who aren’t going for the sexy dress, a more traditional wedding dress would be better. Dresses that are simple and elegant let the bride glow more naturally and subtly. Many well-known bridal shops will have various collections of classy dresses, from ball gown wedding dresses to simple lace gowns. The options are endless. While most are solid white wedding dresses, a few brides like to take their spin on the traditional look. Blush, peach, champagne, ivory, and even off-white colors are used to add a little something to a classy, traditional wedding gown.

How to Choose What Dress?

Still stuck on which dress style you want? At our Florida golf course wedding venue, we recommend trying on as many as you can. Go into wedding dress shopping with an open mind, and the dress will find you. Like we said before, even if you go in with an idea of what you want, which is helpful and will save you some stress, don’t be afraid to step out of your original idea. 

Booking your wedding with Deer Creek means we want to make your big day as stress-free and perfect as possible. So while we can’t pick out the perfect dress for you, we hope our insight into the different styles will help you find your dream dress. Contact us today for more information about our wedding venue and services. 

 

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