The average bride has spent hours of her life dreaming of her wedding day. In reality, she's also spent between 200 and 300 hours doing all of the actual planning.
Between finding the perfect dress, organizing the invitations, choosing a photographer and flowers, there's a lot of decisions to make in a short amount of time. One of the biggest decisions most couples make, well after choosing each other, is where to host their special day.
There's a host of reasons many are opting for a golf course wedding day. Between amenities and beautiful grounds, the golf course environment is perfect for a wedding.
Read on for these 5 tips to keep in mind when preparing to celebrate getting married on a golf course.
1. Choose a Golf Course That Specializes in Weddings
There are 9,635 golf courses in the US. While they might all do golf, they don't all do weddings. Or at least don't do weddings well. You want to choose a golf course that not only hosts golfers but is also well versed in hosting wedding events.
You don't want to choose a wedding venue where they don't understand the intricacies of wedding planning and hosting. It's too important of a day to leave it to someone who isn't an expert.
2. Embrace That You're at a Golf Course
While you don't want the course to treat you like your golfers, why not embrace that you're at a golf course. For example, why not ride away in a golf cart and a just married sign. Why not choose to host a cocktail hour outside with views of the course in the background.
3. Plan Your Photography for Venue
Speaking of beautiful scenery, plan to take advantage of it through your photographs. You're probably searching for just the right photographer. Ask them how they would handle outdoor shots.
See if they can visit the course ahead of time to scout out some great locations for photographs before, during, and after the wedding.
It might even be smart to ask the golf course if they know of photographers who have worked a wedding at their course before. That experience might make your photos extra special.
4. Consider Your Guests
Of course, you're thrilled with the golf course venue. Be sure to consider your guests' needs too. Will you be outside? Should you provide a covering for guests from the sun or elements?
Consider the distance guests will need to walk for the reception. Maybe you can even offer quick golf cart shuttle rides to the door. Won't Aunt Betty love a ride on the cart to be delivered right to the door?
5. Ask Others to Help
No matter where the wedding is held, the wedding day is go-time. Don't try to be a hero bride and handle things yourself. People close to you want to help to make this day as special as possible for you.
Ask others for help. Give out specific tasks to your wedding party, so you can sit back and enjoy every moment of your day.
Make Beautiful Memories at Your Golf Course Wedding
Planning a golf course wedding doesn't have to be hard. In fact, golf course wedding venues can take a lot of the stress of planning off of the bride and groom's plate.
If you're preparing to plan a wedding, let us help make the day one you'll never forget. Contact us today to get more details on getting married on a golf course.