What Not to Say to Someone Who Postponed Their Wedding

What Not to Say to Someone Who Postponed Their Wedding

A couple’s wedding day is one of the biggest milestones in their lives. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of weddings have been canceled or postponed. As you can imagine, a postponed wedding is a major change in the couple’s plans and can result in a lot of questions from guests. Postponing a wedding can be confusing for guests and frustrating for the couple and their families and everyone is bound to talk about it at some point, either to offer sympathy or make jokes to make the couple feel better. It’s important to know what NOT to say to someone who postponed their wedding this year. 


Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

Planning a Wedding During COVID-19

As wedding venues shut their doors, strict social distancing guidelines are in place, and your wedding date is quickly approaching, it’s perfectly normal to feel an overwhelming amount of stress. The harsh reality is that your wedding plans are most likely going to be changing this year due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you are planning a wedding during COVID-19, keep in mind these tips from the experts at our South Florida country club.  


Wedding Planning During Coronavirus Crisis

There is a lot that goes into planning your big day. From cake tastings, finding the perfect dress, and even the small details like the music list and party favors. Regardless of where your ceremony falls on the calendar this year, you might experience some wedding changes due to the coronavirus crisis.

There indeed are so many moving parts to planning a wedding during COVID-19. Regardless of the strict lockdowns, you can still successfully plan your wedding digitally. While COVID-19 has affected your wedding planning process, things should be looking up in the coming weeks. But for now, here are a few things you can do as you plan your wedding during the global COVID-19 pandemic.


1.      Make a Vision Board

One of the best things to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to lay out all your ideas on a vision board. Either create a vision board through social media platforms like Pinterest or take the time and partake in arts and crafts. Gather images of flowers, cocktails, decorations, cakes, hair, makeup, venues, and more and lay them out in a visual vision board. Use your vision board to create the ideal plan you have for your big day.


2.      Virtual Dress Try-On

If you haven’t shopped for your dress yet, then it’s a good thing we live in a digital age. Grab your phone, tablet or computer, and get to online shopping. Many bridal shops and retailers have adapted to online shopping practices, so you should be able to search through a wide selection in the comfort of your home. You might even be able to have a video call with a stylist and do a virtual try-on. Check with the shops and see if they can send you a sample dress to try on and get a feel for what you like.


3.      Adjust Guest List

Due to strict stay-at-home orders as well as national and global lockdowns, your guests might have a hard time traveling to your wedding. Take the time to reconsider your guest list to ensure your loved ones can arrive safely on your special day. And for those who wouldn’t be able to make it, consider setting up a live stream so your guests can still take part in your wedding.


4.      DIY Decorations

While you are most likely bored in the house, use this as the perfect opportunity to create DIY decorations. Find inspiration from magazines and social media and see what you can create in the comfort of your home during the coronavirus crisis. Order supplies right to your door with a click of a button and get to crafting!


5.      Stay Positive

The most important thing to do when planning a wedding during COVID-19 is to stay positive. Keep calm, cool and collected as you go through this unimaginable pandemic. Meditate, take bubble baths, go for walks, and anything else that will keep your stress levels down. You can even follow positive social media accounts for daily affirmations. We promise you will have a beautiful wedding, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.


At the end of the day, you are marrying the love of your life. Planning a wedding during COVID-19 might seem stressful, but it is not the time to panic. Our South Florida wedding venue if you need any help for your memorable day. Contact our director of events today at 954-426-6588 to further discuss your wedding.   


COVID-19 Update: Golf Course Reopening

COVID-19 Update: Golf Course Reopening

The global COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and citizens to shut down and go under a lockdown. Since mid-March, Deer Creek Golf Club has been closed. However, as of April 29, 2020, our golf course in South Florida has reopened and is ready for you to play again.

Broward County has given the authorization to re-open golf courses for play, on a limited basis, and under very stringent requirements to maintain social distancing and strict sanitation protocols to ensure your safety and wellbeing, as well as that of the staff. These requirements and protocols will significantly impact what we can do as well as the services we can provide to you and will result in a drastically different experience than what we customarily provide.

To ensure compliance with these requirements, our entire staff is being rigorously re-trained and instructed to adhere to the new operating procedures. To remain open, we must follow these rules. We need your cooperation to do so. On the bright side, you will again be able to enjoy this most wonderful game and the great outdoors as our golf course reopens.

COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

Before you can jump back into the swing of things, please familiarize yourself with the golf course at Deer Creek Golf Club’s COVID-19 rules and regulations listed below.

Clubhouse and Check-in

  • Players will be responsible for bringing their golf equipment to a designated area. Our golf course staff will not be transporting any clubs or other equipment.
  • Signage outlining the required social distancing guidelines will be placed outside the pro-shop and clubhouse.
  • No indoor events will take place.
  • Clubhouse entrances will be closed with no public access.
  • Payment will be made by credit card only.
  • Staff will always wear masks and gloves.
  • There will be no locker room or bag storage. Only golf course restrooms will be available.
  • We will encourage only one person in each restroom at any time (signage placed).
  • Each cart and any rental equipment will be cleaned and disinfected before players’ usage.
  • All sand containers, scorecards, pencils, towels, or other shared materials will be removed from golf carts.
  • Driving-range hitting areas will be spaced at least 10-feet apart.

Note: Management reserves the right at any moment to limit play or close off sections of the golf course, including the short-game area or driving range, should players not comply with social distancing guidelines described above and/or other recommendations noted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Golf Course Preparations

  • Cup Modifications:
    •  The cup will be raised an inch above the ground to prevent the ball from going in the hole to prevent flagpole touching
  • All water stations will be removed.
  • All ball wash units will be removed or locked down.
  • All range-balls will be cleaned, with water and soap, after every pick-up before making them available for golfers. Baskets will be sanitized after each use.

New Local Rules

  • One player per cart. There will be no exceptions.
  • Carts will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Players may elect to walk if they do not wish to wait for carts.
  • Rakes in all bunkers and carts will be removed:
    • USGA suggests golfers “rake” with their feet instead
  • Players will be asked not to touch or remove flagstick from the cups at any time
    • Any putts that hit the cup or noodle will be considered holed
  • All players must always stay at least six feet apart; a course ranger or other staff member will monitor player compliance on the course. No Shotgun starts will be allowed.
  • Walking is allowed while maintaining social distancing requirements.
  • All golfers are required to leave the golf course immediately after playing to prevent congestion and gathering on the property or in the parking lot.

Food and Beverage

  • Restaurant entry will be closed.
    • No sit down-areas will be allowed for eating.
    • Staff will be required to wear a face mask and gloves.
  • Beverage Cart on the Golf Course:
    • Beverage cart staff will always wear face masks and gloves.
    • Signage will be placed on beverage carts stating that no player will be allowed to touch anything on the beverage cart.
    • Only the cart attendant will distribute items from the cart.
        • The beverage cart attendant will place purchased items on the opposite side of the player’s golf cart in order to comply with social distancing requirements.
        • For players that are walking, the beverage cart attendant will place the purchased items on the ground and the players will pick it up, per the social distancing requirements.
        • In addition to beverages, the cart will offer a limited food menu.
  • Players will be asked to pay with a credit card; the cart attendant will wipe down the credit card machine after each use.

Contact Our South Florida Golf Course

We understand there are a lot of new rules and regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These updated changes are not only to benefit you but also our entire staff. We must come together to overcome these times and collectively be safe. As our golf course reopens, we can’t wait to see you, from a distance, of course. Call us today at 954-421-5550 to begin making tee time reservations or contact us online.