Tips for a Summer Wedding

Tips for a Summer Wedding

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

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!

 

Provide Shade

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.  

 

Refreshments

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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How to Choose Your Wedding Cake

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Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Dress Shopping

Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Dress Shopping

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! 

Additional Reading: 

Creating a Wedding Budget 

5 Things to Consider When Planning a Destination Wedding

Wedding Favors Guests Will Love 

 

The 8 Best Items to Put on Your Wedding Registry

The 8 Best Items to Put on Your Wedding Registry

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

1. Bedsheets

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.

DIY Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas During Coronavirus Pandemic

DIY Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas During Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Creating a Wedding Budget

Creating a Wedding Budget

Planning your wedding can be stressful, especially while carefully managing your finances. You have most components at the top of your list when budgeting for your wedding such as wedding attire, finding a great Florida golf course wedding venue, invitations, flowers, etc. It can be quite a lot, however, with attention to detail in your budget, you can pull off creating a wedding budget. Here’s how!

 

Wedding Planning Apps

Since we’re on our smartphones throughout most of the day, you can download some highly rated wedding budgeting apps. These apps include:

  • Track My Spend
  • Wedding Happy
  • Wedding Planner Countdown
  • Fudget: Budget Planner Tracker
  • Pocketbook
  • Splitwise

Keeping these apps handy can help you think rationally on how much to spend on what for your wedding. A wedding budget app can help you stay on track with wedding finances while being logical with your spending.

 

Wedding Budget Based on Income

To create a wedding budget, you must first take a look at how much you and your future spouse make. Determining how much you both make can help you decide how much you spend on the wedding. There are various sources online that give you an estimate based on income, where you want the wedding to take place, etc.

 

Wedding Checklist

Another great method to create a wedding budget is by writing up a wedding checklist. A checklist will help keep you organized as you’re budgeting for your wedding as you’re prioritizing where to spend your money first. Some tasks to start off your wedding checklist with are:

  • Reserve your venue of choice
  • Create a guest list
  • Book your officiant
  • Buy wedding attire

 

Planning out your wedding should be fun and creating a wedding budget can help you and your soon-to-be-spouse determine your spending limit. If you pay attention to your budget and fulfill your dream wedding, walking down the aisle and exchanging vows will be worth the planning ahead. Want to learn more about our South Florida country club? Feel free to contact us for more information.