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.
Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Dress Shopping
2021 Wedding Dress Trends
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.
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.
Glossary: Common Wedding Terms You Should Know
First things first: congratulations on finally deciding to tie the knot with your “special someone!” Now that you’re both ready to start this new chapter in your life, it’s time to plan out the Special Day. You’re either hiring a wedding planner or DIY wedding planning, and as you’re arranging and booking everything, you may come across wedding phrases you’ve never known. These wedding industry terms can be quite daunting, especially when you have zero experience in wedding planning. No need to feel pressured since our team of professionals at our wedding venue, the Deer Creek Golf Club, can fill you in on common wedding terms you should know.
Black Tie is one of the most common wedding phrases since most wedding receptions start after 6 o’clock. A Black Tie event requires guests to dress in floor-length evening gowns or tuxedos. To be more specific, women can attend in long evening gowns or formal cocktail dresses and shoes. For men, they should wear a tux, white dress shirt, a black bow tie, waistcoat, and black dress shoes.
For male relatives, groomsmen, and the groom himself, the boutonniere is a single flower or a small bundle of flowers that is pinned to the tuxedo lapel.
Also known an hors d’oeuvre, a canape is a small, bite-sized appetizer served during cocktail hour. Canapés can range from small breads to pastries with savory toppings and fillings.
The technique of embossing involves inkless engravings on invitations or paper goods to add details such as monograms, border motifs, or other subtle details.
The first look is a private moment for the bride and groom before the ceremony and the ensuing excitement and celebration.
Decorative greenery intertwined together to create long strands. Garlands are usually hung in the reception area, the doors, and around the columns of our event venue.
A sweet-scented bouquet of tight blooms bound together in an arrangement. The nosegay style dates to the 1300’s eliminate bad odors – giving it its name.
Items that are set on a table such as linens, floral arrangements, pictures of the couple, candles, etc. are part of the tablescape.
Though there are many other common wedding terms you should know, these terms should give you a better sense of how to plan your dream wedding. Want to learn more wedding industry phrases? Our friendly team of wedding professionals at our South Florida golf course are more than happy to answer any questions you may have when you give us a call.
There are two things that make a wedding fun: the open bar and the music. Everyone loves to dance at weddings. The flower girls are dancing with patriarchs and matriarchs alike, second cousins are dancing with the groom’s college roommate (under the ever-watchful eye of the wing women bridesmaids) and everyone’s letting loose – it’s a great time – and that all depends on the wedding playlist.
Here’s the thing: you can’t just leave it up to the DJ. Yes, they may have some great ideas for wedding playlists, but you cannot leave this up to chance. You need a plan to create the perfect wedding playlist. With that in mind, we decided to comb through and create a list of the best wedding playlist ideas. From songs we’ve heard at our South Florida wedding venue and songs that everyone can enjoy.
Before we continue, its worth noting that these tracks are for the 2018-2019 wedding season. The thing about music is that tastes are constantly changing, and new hot tracks are coming out.
Wedding Playlist Categories:
Overplayed Wedding Songs
Let’s start with the overplayed wedding songs. These are the songs that we’re all expecting to hear, and we’re all a little burnt out on them. That being said, these are also classic wedding reception songs, so who are we to tell you not to play these crowd favorites? It’s your wedding playlist!
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
- Cha Cha Slide – DJ Casper
- Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot
- Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
- M.C.A. – Village People
- I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
- Hey Ya! – Outkast
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
- Wobble – V.I.C.
- Shots – LMFAO ft. Lil Jon
- Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams & T.I.
- Single Ladies – Beyoncé
These songs are on the “absolutely not” list because they should not be heard under any circumstances, unless you are already kind loose and a few cocktails in to your night. But let’s be honest, you aren’t making good choices at that point. You just don’t want to do it. Please, reconsider.
- The Chicken Dance
- The Macarena
- The Hokey Pokey
Party Wedding Songs
Wedding songs to get the party started and get dancing!
- Shout! – Otis Day and the Knights
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- In Da Club – 50 Cent
- Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
- Live Your Life – T.I. ft. Rihanna
- Work – Rihanna feat. Drake
- Push It – Salt ‘N Pepa
- House Party – Sam Hunt
- Wannabe – Spice Girls
- Golddigger – Kanye West
- Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
- Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It – Will Smith
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindi Lauper
- Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
- Jungle Boogie – Kool and The Gang
- Paper Planes – M.I.A.
- Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
- Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-lite
- It’s Tricky – RUN_DMC
- Get Down On It – Kool and The Gang
- Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
- Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
- Dancing in The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
- The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
- Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
- P.P. – Naughty by Nature
Romantic Weddings Songs
Though tradition for your first dance as a married couple is to use “your song,” lots of couples don’t have a song any more. Feel free to use some of these classic sentimental songs as well!
- Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
- Time of My Life – Billy Medley and Jennifer Warnes
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
Songs for Wedding Dances
Father Daughter Dance
- Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires
- You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
- Blessed – Elton John
- Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
- In My Life – The Beatles
Mother Son Dance
- Glory of Love – Otis Reading and the Knights
- Do You Realize – The Flaming Lips
- God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
- How You’ve Grown – 10,000 Maniacs
- I’ll Remember – Madonna
How to Create the Perfect Wedding Playlist
The First Song Is the Most Important
In the beginning of the party, you really need to get everyone on the dance floor to get up, get down, and possibly shake a leg.
The first song really is a clincher, because it has to get a few people moving. These are your pioneers that will set the tone for the rest of the guests on the floor. Think of your guests, and think of the tone you want to set.
Remember the Generation Gap
Throw in a few oldies for the gramps, grams, and your wacky aunt – then stick in a few newer tracks for the yougins. But no matter what, stay close to classics from the 1980’s to early 2010’s to ensure you have a nice variety.
Don’t Worry Too Much About Lyrics
Yes, you want your wedding playlist to be P.G. 13 at a minimum, and you are lucky thinking that you don’t want any hip hop because the lyrics are too racy. Here’s the thing, no one is going to pay attention long enough to be offended.
How to Get More Wedding Playlist Ideas
Still struggling to pick the perfect songs for the wedding reception? Ask the guests. If you haven’t sent out the invitations yet, then include this at the bottom of each RSVP:
“I will absolutely dance if you play ________________________”
You don’t have to use their suggestions, but you’ll be surprised when you see what shows up!