Planning your wedding is a large feat. While some brides want to take this on, some find it overwhelming. This is where having a professional who understands all aspects of a wedding to assist you plan can help calm down your nerves. They can also help elevate your big day to something even more magical. Deer Creek Golf Club has been a beautiful wedding venue in South Florida long enough for us to be able to put together a few reasons to hire a wedding planner.
Some experts at our South Florida wedding venue have put together their advice and tips.
Reason #1 Bring Your Dream Vision to Life
Hiring a complete wedding planner for everything leading up to the big day can help bring your wedding visions to life. Most planners encourage their clients to start collecting items and images that speak to the bride and groom both as a couple and as individuals. It lets the planner get to know the couple, which will make their job easier when trying to make their wedding dreams come true.
Great planners will have a heavy hand in the long to-do list that comes with a wedding. In knowing the couple and what they envision, the planner will consider this when completing each task on the wedding list.
Reason #2 Manage Your Budget
Many planners will ask the bride and groom what the 3 E’s of their wedding will be:
- Emotion – What emotion do they want to invoke?
- Environment – What kind of environment do they want to create?
- Experience – What kind of experience do they want for themselves and their guests?
Once they have these items established, then the planner and the couple can identify the priorities and the ideal investments. Another key factor is knowing where all the funds will be coming from and who is contributing. Helping with budget management gives the bride and groom a better and more realistic understanding of their investment and financial decisions. It also keeps the couple on track and on target to stay within their budget.
Reason #3 Problem Solving Pros
A complete wedding planner will be able to cut through the hours of research and get you directly in touch with vendors that fit your style and budget. Professional wedding planners can also objectively make quick decisions and be your guide in times of uncertainty. This will allow you to take a deep breath while they help to come up with unique solutions based on your needs. Even if a full-service wedding planner isn’t what the couple wants, we still recommend using a “day-of coordinator” to help with any obstacles that might present themselves on the day of your wedding.
Reason #4 Make Sure No Key Details Are Forgotten
Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the planning process, key details can slip through the cracks if there is not someone or something to remind you of them. That is why a wedding planner is perfect. It is their job to handle all the details, no matter how big or small. They can help select vendors based on the couples’ theme, budgets, and preferences. With their ability to see the whole picture, they can make more impactful decisions for the bride and groom to be. Having the ability will also help the planner work through the upsells to make sure the couples’ money is being spent wisely. Upsell is a name for anyone providing a service or good. Sometimes they are beneficial and amazing, and other times there are better places for the money to be spent.
Reason #5 Keeps You on Track
The overall checklist of a wedding can quickly become overwhelming when looking at it as a whole. One of the best reasons to hire a wedding planner is to remove that overwhelming feeling. They are the stress relief that keeps the couple from losing focus and becoming unorganized. They break down the list into smaller parts that will help keep everyone on the same page and timeline for getting things done. The list can be tackled by weekly tasks or even monthly, depending on how large the task is.
As items are completed off the list, the next set of tasks can be approached without the added stress. Some clients tend to dive head-first into the planning process and can quickly become overwhelmed. This can lead to details being missed or forgotten. Even if you don’t hire a complete wedding planner, reach out for help and advice and even outsource some of the to-dos on your lists.
Contact Deer Creek Today!
If you are a bride or even a planner who is interested in hosting a wedding at Deer Creek Golf Club, contact us today. Our team would be more than happy to assist you.
Spring is finally here and love is in the air! Between the warmer weather and the new blooms all around it’s one of the best times for nuptials. Deer Creek Golf Club is here to help pull off a great spring wedding, at the perfect venue. While springtime is busy with all the prom-goers and spring breakers, there are plenty of ways to pull off your special day in the midst of it.
There are a variety of things to focus on for a successful spring wedding, we have narrowed some of those for you.
One of the best parts of a spring wedding is that everything is in bloom at this time. There is such a wide range of stems in-season to dress up your wedding with. Peonies, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, nature supplies some of the most beautiful decorations. Cherry blossoms, dogwood, wheatgrass, herbs, and moss are great non-traditional touches to your floral arrangements. Deer Creek ballroom is adjacent to the beautiful outdoor gardens and country club. We are also an outdoor wedding venue with lush landscaping and an amazon cascading waterfall.
Spring Wedding Colors
Springtime is for pastels and softer but beautiful colors. When planning out your color palette, here are some wedding themes for spring:
- Blue, Purple, and Pink: softer, cooler shades are always a great way to go. Pops of these colors bring a subtle but radiant touch to your centerpieces, napkins, drapery, and even table cloths.
- Pink, Orange, White: Using various shades of pinks and oranges against white will add a bright splash of color in a classic way to your wedding day. They are happy hues for a reason, why not have them surrounding the happiest of days?
- Shades of Pink: Pink is incredibly versatile due to its many different shades. It will let you bring a soft pop of color or a brighter one!
- Warms Hues and Green: One of the most popular spring wedding colors are the subdued shades that also bring brightness. Using saturated fiery reds, oranges, and yellows mixed in with warm greens is a fantastic way to go.
- Red, Pink, and White: This is a classy way to incorporate color into your big day. Dark reds mellowed out with softer shades of pinks and white are great for Spring.
What to Wear to a Spring Wedding?
Finding the perfect dress or outfit is one of the biggest parts of your wedding day. Choosing between a sexy or classy wedding dress can be a lot, but there are also new spring wedding dress trends to consider:
- Bridal Dresses With Floral Motifs
- Deep V Necklines Dresses
- Puff Sleeve Wedding Gowns
- Mini Wedding Dresses
- Minimalist Bridal Gowns
- Sexy Silhouette Gowns
- Thigh-High Slits Bridal Gowns
For the grooms, it’s all about what fabric their suit is made from. We recommend cotton suits because they are a nice, lightweight option, especially for outdoor weddings in South Florida.
If you want a beautifully scenic wedding venue, contact us today, availability runs out quickly!
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Summer is a polarizing season, with some relishing in the hot sun and leaving others scampering to find air conditioning and ways to cool off. As Florida’s premier bridal shower and golf course wedding venue, we have the tips for a successful summer wedding to ensure you and your guests have an unforgettable night for all the right reasons.
Outdoor Summer Weddings
For those interested in an outdoor summer wedding, we have some recommendations for beating the heat:
Timing can be everything. We recommend not scheduling any events before 4:00 PM, giving some time for the hottest part of the day to pass. An added benefit is you can have the ceremony during sunset for a romantic, beautiful outdoor setting. We have seen several ceremonies at our beautiful golf course wedding venue at sunsets on many summer nights and can attest to its beauty.
Summer Wedding Dress Codes
Another vital component for a successful summer wedding is to lighten the dress code. You and your guests will thank you for this, as three-piece suits and heavy formal dresses can be extremely uncomfortable and even dangerous on a hot summer’s day. A less formal wedding also allows your guests to feel more at ease and relaxed and can result in even more dancing and merriment!
Tents and indoor areas can provide you and your guests with the opportunity for shelter from the summer sun. Indoor settings can be air-conditioned and give guests the option to join the more outdoorsy of your guests if they so choose to. A tent can provide a section of your wedding with shade and has the appearance of being both indoors and outdoors simultaneously.
Our outdoor weddings have the option of additionally using our beautiful South Florida event ballrooms so you and your guests can travel freely from an elegant indoor setting to a beautiful sprawling green, complete with a cascading waterfall. This added space ensures that no guests feel overheated or stuck inside a single room.
When deciding on catering options for your wedding, consider avoiding hot appetizers, mains, and desserts. We recommend avoiding soups, pies, and piping hot entrees, opting instead for maybe a gazpacho soup, salads, and specialty gelatos instead. Leave your guests light and cool, as few people enjoy a hot meal on a summer’s day.
For the Bride and Groom to Be
As this is your special day, we want you to feel your absolute best. In addition to lighter, less formal attire, we recommend sporting summer-friendly hairstyles for those with longer hair. Let your neck and shoulders breathe and fit the theme of your more relaxed, fun wedding.
Florida Summer Weddings
For those searching for a great Florida summer wedding venue, we recommend checking out our beautiful ballroom and golf course green. The perfect mix of an indoor and outdoor wedding, we provide excellent catering options for weddings, bridal and engagement parties, and any specialty or holiday events. Contact us today to reserve our stunning property.
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The moment you have been waiting for has arrived; your significant other has proposed! Now it is time to get into wedding planning mode and begin making arrangements. After you have tackled the venue, the perfect floral centerpieces, and the guest list, it is time for wedding dress shopping! But before you head over to your favorite bridal boutique or bridal shop, here are some helpful dos and don’ts of wedding dress shopping according to the event planners at our South Florida wedding venue.
How to Shop for a Wedding Dress
Finding the right wedding dress takes time; trying on wedding dresses is only half the fun. We have hosted our fair share of weddings here at Deer Creek Golf Club and have seen some wedding dress disasters unfold. To ensure you have the bridal gown of your dreams, here are a few wedding dress shopping tips.
DO Bring People You Trust to Watch You Try on Wedding Dresses
When you’re wedding dress shopping, be sure you have a supportive entourage that you trust. As a bride, you will not only want honest opinions about the different wedding dress styles you try on but people who will support you no matter what dress you choose, even if it wasn’t their first choice. Surround yourself with people that will bring you back to Earth in honest and supportive ways.
DON’T Try on Wedding Dresses in the Middle of the Afternoon
If you know you will be shopping for a wedding dress with a big crowd, book the bridal salon’s first appointment of the day. This gives you the opportunity to complete your wedding dress shopping before the salon gets too busy. You will not feel overwhelmed and will most likely be able to try on more wedding gowns.
DO Have an Idea of What a Dream Wedding Dress Looks Like
Save time running through countless dresses by going into the bridal shop with an idea of what you may be looking for. Are you searching for a lace wedding dress? Something blush or ivory? This will give your wedding dress consultant a general idea of which wedding dresses to pull and which ones to skip. You can peruse bridal magazines and try some of the latest wedding dress trends to start helping you visualize your dream gown.
Not sure what wedding dress to wear on your big day? We recommend trying on at least one ball gown, one fit-and-flare gown, and an A-line wedding dress to start. This can give you a better idea of what style of wedding dress you feel great in to help you narrow down your selection.
DON’T Judge a Wedding Dress On a Hanger
When wedding dress shopping, don’t judge any wedding dress on its hanger. Oftentimes brides will overlook a beautiful gown because of the way it looks simply hanging. While it may not feel right at first glance, trust your bridal consultant and give it a shot; the bridal consultant will know that a gown looks much better on a body compared to how it looks on the hanger. Who knows, this may just be the wedding dress of your dreams!
DO Add Accessories When Trying On a Wedding Dress
Accessories can change an entire look, so when you’re shopping for a wedding dress, bring accessories you will want to include in your wedding such as an heirloom that’s been passed down from generation to generation, like a veil or tiara. We also recommend bringing a wide range of different jewelry to get an idea of how it all looks together with the dress. You won’t regret it!
DON’T Be Afraid to Say No to a Wedding Dress
Keep in mind that you are shopping for YOUR dream wedding dress. Although your consultant at the bridal shop is the expert and your loved ones want you to look great on your wedding day, you are allowed to decline a dress. Don’t feel pressured to choose a dress your family and friends love if you don’t feel the same way about it. If you cannot picture yourself walking down the aisle in the wedding dress you’re trying on, then it may not be the gown for you. You will make your consultant’s job easier by being honest about what you want.
Finding a Wedding Venue in South Florida
Finding the perfect dress and a fantastic venue are two of the biggest tasks in wedding planning! Whether you hire a wedding planner or do it yourself, Deer Creek Golf Club offers beautiful views of our pristine golf course and a delicious menu for weddings and other events hosted at our event spaces and ballrooms in South Florida!
Contact us today to find out more about our wedding venue packages and inquire about the golf lessons we offer and golf club membership deals for some pre-wedding fun in the sun!
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You’ve made your guest list – now it’s time to make a wishlist. You and your special someone are looking to start your lives together, and everybody attending your wedding day wants to help you as best they can. It may seem like an easy step, figuring out what to put on a wedding registry. However, depending on the size of your wedding, it may be difficult to cover all your bases and create the perfect wedding registry.
At Deer Creek Golf Club, we know how the excitement of wedding planning can dissolve into overwhelming stress. Creating the best wedding registry can be tedious work and should be the least of your worries. Our south Florida wedding venue staff has put together some of the best items to put on your wedding registry. We go beyond the toasters and look for something more practical that you’ll use again and again.
What To Put on a Wedding Registry
One of the defining characteristics of a successful marriage is a good night’s sleep. That all starts with the sheets on your bed. Make sure to not skimp out on thread count, and ask for a set of high-quality sheets. Anything above a 400-thread count will feel like sleeping on silver.
2. Lawn Care Equipment
It’s easy to worry too much about decorating the inside of your house and lose sight of proper yard maintenance. A lawnmower, weed whacker, or a hedge trimmer are unorthodox gifts, and are probably best left received after the wedding, but could prove to be the most used item you put on a wedding registry.
3. China Set
Most of your registry will be full of equipment you can use on an everyday basis. Why not mix it up a little and ask for something a little more tasteful? A fine china dining set cannot only cater to an afternoon tea party, but it also makes for fabulous home décor when unused. Your guests can scour the internet and local yard sales for a great deal on some fine china.
4. Cordless Vacuum
Catch up with the times and kiss the moments tangled around leg chairs goodbye. Cordless vacuums are all the rage, and they’re becoming more affordable by the day. It’s a must-have appliance for your new starter home.
5. Dutch Oven
Are you a connoisseur in the kitchen? A Dutch oven should be your next culinary toy. It may look like a glorified pot, but the thick walls help the pot trap heat and steam for even cooking. It’s multi-faceted, perfect for cooking meat, pasta, and soup. Dutch ovens can get pricey, but several more affordable options sure to get the job done.
6. Dryer Tumbler Balls
If you’re wondering what to put on your wedding registry that is a bit more inexpensive, look at dryer tumbler balls. It may be the smallest gift on the list, but it’s utility and creativity make it a fun addition. You can prioritize between wool or plastic spiky dryer balls. The more fun route is the spiky balls; they can take the form of cute little hedgehogs or pufferfish dryer buddies.
7. Pajama Sets
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Pair your brand-new sheets with a cozy pajama set. Whatever you desire – silk or cotton, a flannel set, or a onesie. A comfortable pair of pj’s is a perfect thing to put on your wedding registry. Want to be extra cute? Ask for a “His & Hers” matching pajama set.
8. Beverage Chiller/Cooler
If you’re dreaming about hosting the summer barbecues after your wedding, there’s no better gift to receive than a personalized beverage trough. Companies like Personalization Mall and Personal Creations have a wide range of beverage tubs and coolers perfect for backyard get-togethers.
If your wishlist still includes finding a sterling setting for your big day, we are here at Deer Creek Golf Club to answer the wedding bells. Call us at (954)429-0006 to find out how Deer Creek Golf Club can serve as a great destination for your wedding.
Hiring a professional hairstylist and makeup artist are very common for weddings. Unfortunately, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, you are most likely going to have to do your hair and makeup by yourself. Don’t panic! The wedding professionals at our South Florida country club are here to share DIY wedding hair and makeup trends.
Easy Wedding Hairstyles
These easy wedding hairstyles can be completed with just a few tools and minutes of your time.
1. Soft Waves
For this look, simply take any size hair curler and section off your hair. Take small pieces of your hair and wrap it around the curler. Hold the hair wrapped around the curler for 7-12 seconds. Make sure you leave about an inch of the ends out to create the soft waves. You can either curl your entire head or just do a few sections for an effortless look. Once the curls have set for a few minutes, brush them out with your fingers, add a texturizing spray, and lock them in with hairspray.
2. Sleek and Straight
Who says you can’t wear your hair straight for your wedding? The sleek, straight look is very in this year, and it’s effortless to accomplish during the COVID-19 pandemic. First and foremost, for this look, you have to wash your hair so it’s clean, soft, and manageable. Once it’s washed, either blowdry it or let it air dry and then apply a heat protection spray. Set the flat iron to the appropriate temperature for your hair type, apply the flat iron to small sections of hair, and pull down along the 1” – 2” strand. If it’s not completely smooth the first time, pull the flat iron through again. To tame your flyaways, you can use styling products to maximize the sleek wedding hairstyle.
3. Add Accessories
The easiest way to spice up your wedding hair is by adding accessories. You can use beautiful headbands to tame your hair but also to add something special to your look. Choose a white, bedazzled headband for an elegant look. For a bohemian style, add flowers to your hair or even a floral crown. With the extra time on your hands due to the coronavirus crisis, create your own flower crown for your wedding hair.
Simple Makeup Looks
The best place to get inspiration for your wedding makeup is on YouTube. Follow the step by step tutorials from makeup gurus and complete your DIY wedding makeup during the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Barely There – Natural Look
The minimalist wedding makeup has been a massive trend for the 2020 season. Celebrities like Meghan Markle have chosen to go the natural route when it comes to their big day. Achieve the barely-there, natural look by feathering your brows, enhancing the flush in your cheeks, and adding a nude lip. You can also add a hint of sparkle to your eyes and cheekbones to enhance your natural features.
2. Full Glam
Completing the full glam wedding makeup is going to take time and practice. Gather your desired makeup, and follow along to makeup gurus like Jaclyn Hill, Desi Perkins, NikkieTutorials and Alissa Ashley. Pack on the glitter, smoke out your lashes, contour your cheekbones, add a bold lip, and get ready to marry the love of your life.
The Deer Creek wedding venue is here to help you with any assistance regarding your upcoming event. While doing your own wedding hair and makeup isn’t what you expect, you are still going to look absolutely stunning on your big day. Keep in mind our wonderful tips as you complete your wedding look during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us today for additional information regarding our wedding services.