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.

SOS: Wedding Day Emergency Kit

SOS: Wedding Day Emergency Kit

It’s almost time to walk down the aisle and you may be feeling anxious, which is normal for any bride. Worrying robs you of enjoying this special moment in your life. Nevertheless, it’s important to keep a wedding day emergency kit on hand to help make sure everything goes smoothly on your special day. We’ll show you what to include in your ultimate wedding emergency kit so you can enjoy your special day at our South Florida country club.

 

Super Glue/Clear Nail Polish

Have a run in your nylons and tights? Include a clear nail polish in your wedding day emergency kit to spread a quick coat over the tear to prevent them from running any further. For broken jewelry or shoes, have super glue on hand to fix any defective accessories.

 

Makeup

As you’re getting ready for your wedding day, not everything may go as planned; for example, your makeup artist may arrive late. Having your own makeup stash on hand ensures your face will be made up as you walk down the aisle. For your wedding emergency kit, include makeup such as mascara, eyeliner, foundation, lipstick, and blotting papers to freshen up your makeup look throughout the day.

 

Sewing Kit

Among the hustle and bustle of getting ready for your wedding day, you or your bridesmaids may have snags, tears, or loose threads in your dresses. The best remedy for this is a sewing kit. This will make surviving your wedding day that much easier as everything seems to move so fast.

 

Your wedding day is a special day for you and your other half and having a wedding day emergency kit with you during the day will make you less anxious. Want to know about holding your wedding at our South Florida country club? Contact our staff to find out more information.

2019 Wedding Trends

2019 Wedding Trends

Now that it’s the beginning of the year and your special someone proposed to you in 2018, it’s now time to start looking for wedding trends for the new year. Wedding trends change year after year, making wedding theme trends in 2019 unique in their own way. Each year, wedding themes evolve through the décor, fashion statements, and floral arrangements. With each coming year, themes are more unique to the couple taking part in matrimony. So, what 2019 wedding reception trends can you expect to see in the new year? We’ll let you know so that you can choose the best for you and your spouse to hold at our South Florida country club.

 

Dark and Edgy

Contrary to the popular theme of “light and bright,” going dark and edgy for your wedding reception will be in-style. Over the years, weddings have become edgier with moodier accents to contrast the typical soft, romantic décor along with bright photography. Couples are becoming bolder when it comes to choosing and mixing colors. Darker colors for receptions are one the top wedding trends for the new year.  

 

Minimalism

Of course, everyone has heard of minimalism. So why not bring it over to your wedding reception? This is one of the 2019 wedding reception trends that not only looks simplistic, but it can also save you some bucks as well. You won’t have to put in much effort in wedding planning as all you have to do is pick three monochromatic colors and clean lines. As our South Florida country club is a neutral setting, this 2019 wedding trend won’t look out of place.

 

Back to Basics

While unconventional, edgy 2019 wedding trends are on the rise, there are still couples who would flock to the classic wedding theme, and there’s nothing wrong with that! The classic theme includes traditional design accents with a classic ballroom wedding reception area, an important wedding element that can be found at our country club. So, have fun picking out monogrammed cloth napkins, crystal stemware, silver candlesticks, and more.

 

Choosing the right 2019 wedding trend is up to you and your special someone. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event, so have fun choosing whichever 2019 wedding reception trend you’re looking for. Have any questions about upcoming wedding plans at our South Florida country club? Feel free to reach out to our professionals at Deer Creek Golf Club.

Best Non-Traditional Vow Ceremonies

Best Non-Traditional Vow Ceremonies

Nowadays, traditional wedding ceremonies are becoming more open to alternative options. More couples are steering away from traditional wedding vows, often finding that they are outdated, sexist, or too religious. The internet can provide numerous creative sources on the best non-traditional vow ceremonies suited to your tastes. We saved you the work by compiling some of the most popular non-traditional wedding ceremony scripts.

For the Harry Potter Fan

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

 

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’ll recognize these quotes from the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, and Severus Snape. Though these quotes were used in different contexts, reciting these words at the altar can still convey their emotions and elicit tears from the couple and their guests, making it a perfect non-traditional wedding ceremony script.

Another One for the Nerds

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” [2]

Familiar with J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings? Arwen, the Half-Eleven daughter of Elrond and Celebrian, confesses these words to Aragorn. A short, but perfect wedding vow can profess your endless love for your special someone, in front of the officiant at our South Florida golf course.

 

In It for the Long-Haul

“So, it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be really hard. And we are going to have to work at this every day. But I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, and every day.” [3]

Everyone knows that marriage isn’t easy, and it takes a lot…A LOT…of work. However, if you’re willing to go through the ups and downs of marriage with your special someone, then Noah’s quote from The Notebook will be perfect for your non-traditional wedding ceremony script.

Our South Florida golf club makes for the perfect wedding venue of your dreams. Feel free to contact us to book our country club for your dream wedding.

 

Sources:

[1] Bustle – 9 ‘Harry Potter’ Quotes You Should Put in Your Wedding Vows

[2] GoodReads – Quote by J.K.K Tolkein

[3] Perfect Wedding Guide – 6 Wedding Ceremony Vos From the Movies You’ll Want to Use

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Get to Know Your Wedding Venue

Whether a couple is shooting for country chic or a cityscape romance, wedding venues set the tone for the entire event. The food, the flowers, the dress, the decor—there are so many things a couple must consider when planning their wedding, but few things are more important than the location of it.

Considering this, the professionals at Deer Creek golf club share ten key questions every couple must ask of their wedding venue before they tie the knot.

  1. What dates are available within the desired month?

Ask this question to eliminate venues that may be booked during your specified month, or that may not offer the date you wish for. For instance, a Saturday in June may have to be booked far in advance.

  1. What is the price of the venue?

Oftentimes, venues offer Fridays and Sundays for discounted prices. Other weekdays are even lower. Asking about the financial obligations of the venue allows you to get a better deal. Maybe you can even use that extra money to spring for a trendy candy table!

  1. What’s included in the price?

Ask this question to check if your venue provides food, beverages, chairs, décor, etc.

  1. Are there any special offers during the wedding date?

Some venues have different features they provide at certain times, like a rose garden in the summertime. The wedding venue at Deer Creek Florida golf course is known for its unique offerings and atmosphere.

  1. How many people does the space accommodate?

This question is integral for those with large families and lots of friends invited to the wedding.

  1. How many events are hosted in one day?

Asking this will help you know what to expect for that day in terms of time and help. Most couples prefer venues which host one or very few other weddings in a single day. This way, the attention of the staff and the time of the location space is freed up and focused solely upon that single couple.

  1. How long will the venue be provided for?

Couples must ask this question to accurately schedule their ceremony and reception time. No newlyweds want to be kicked out of their beautiful venue during the obligatory couple’s dance. Not to mention, guests wouldn’t appreciate being thrown out of the party either.

  1. What are the accommodations?

Find out if the venue has enough restrooms, offers sufficient parking, provides handicap accessible features, and has other special accommodations, like coat checks or separate rooms for the bridal party.

  1. What suggestions are there in terms of floor plan?

Your venue coordinator knows the space the best, so they can offer you the most efficient and elegant way to layout your wedding reception and/or ceremony.

  1. Are there any kinds of restrictions?

This is beneficial to know for noise and décor. Do this to avoid an extra bill for the loud music or the illegally-strung blinking lights.

While you and your soon-to-be spouse will benefit greatly from asking these questions, there is one thing that cannot be answered in this way: the ambience. Before your big day, visit the venue a few times to get a feel for it. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t count on questions to resolve your apprehension. If the venue does feels right, though, then make your wedding dreams come true and book it!

Contact Deer Creek to book your wedding venue today.