Golf Wedding

Golf wedding, anyone?
Do your parents belong to the local country club?  If so, you might be able to reap some major benefits on your bottom line and extras if you book your big day there. Some country clubs offer discounts for members and can really give you a bang for your buck. And you don’t even have to be crazy “fore” golf!
Most country clubs have golf courses included on the premises. Why not include that theme into your wedding day? From argyle socks to golf ball décor, you can never go wrong with this uber preppy style!
Here are a few ways to incorporate golfing into your theme:

1) The Attire
I wouldn’t suggest the bride do too much to immerse her look in the golfing theme; however, the guys are fair game. From argyle socks to golf ball inspired cuff links, these are just a few ways to incorporate the look and feel of the game.

2) The cake
Petite golf ball cakes or mini donut balls are a cute way to pay homage to the game. If you don’t want it to be your main wedding cake, suggest to your sweetie a “groom’s cake” to have a little more fun with your theme.

3) Grand Entrance / Exit
You can’t forget the golf cart! This could be a unique way to bring the bride to the ceremony spot. Not crazy about that idea? What about your getaway vehicle? The wedding party can decorate the cart in a fun fashion as your private mobile post ceremony.
4) The Décor
Your décor can sprinkle in as much golf-y goodness, from “here comes the bride” flags that mimic the flags on the course, prints inspired by golf wear, to the wedding favors. Colors to think about incorporating into your palette are bold reds, yellow, green, and even navy blue. Pew bows could have small round white flower balls attached to them or use golf flags on each pew. The bridal bouquet should be all white to resemble a golf ball. Use indoor/outdoor grass/carpeting as an isle runner. Keep a supply of mini-pencils handy for your guests to send you their best wishes in your guest book. Attach tees to your unity candle to complement the links feel as you seal your wedding vows for now and for always. However, if your wedding is actually taking place on a golf course, consider sealing your vows with a shot for the hole together!
5) Program
Ever think of putting a little twist on your wedding program? Your program can mimic a golf score card. Little details like this keep your theme consistent while having a little fun!

Hot Wedding Trend: Chicago Food Trucks

Food trucks are a growing trend all over the nation and brides are beginning to take notice. An emerging trend in wedding culinary offerings is to call on a food truck to offer fare to guests at outdoor venues or to provide a late-night snack or sweet treat to guests beyond the doors of the reception hall. With mobile snack shops popping up all over Chicago, it’s becoming easier than ever to find a food truck to feature at your wedding. Here’s a sample of Chicago’s finest mobile restaurants…

Ethnic Fare: Celebrate your heritage or pay homage to your favorite foods with an ethnically inspired food truck. Chicago food trucks boast everything from Latin tacos as Taquero Fusion to Argentine empanadas at 5411 to Mediterranean “falafelwiches” at the soon-to-be-in-Chicago Falafelwich Wagon.

Sweet Treats: Skip the lavish wedding cake and let guests nibble on a variety of delectable desserts from a cute and kitschy food truck. Flirty Cupcakes, voted Best Food Truck in Chicago, satisfies sweet tooth cravings with a unique assortment of flavorful mini cakes, such as pineapple rum, peanut butter and chocolate, or s’mores varieties. Sweet Ride, a bakery on wheels, doles out whoopie pies, cake pops, and puddings, while Starfruit cools down guests with smoothies and sundaes made with frozen kefir.

Comfort Foods: Ditch the decadent buffet and give guests what they really want: classic comfort food. From gourmet sausages at Haute Sausages to creamy mac’ n cheese at Southern Mac & Cheese to mini sliders at the Slide Ride, Chicago food trucks boast a bevy of options for tickling taste buds and satisfying starving guests.