Carriage Greens Country Club

Darien

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In a Nutshell

Bridal expo gathers wedding vendors from across Chicagoland, including videographers, DJs, wedding consultants, and florists

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  • $5 for a bridal expo on Sunday, February 22 for one ($10 value)
  • $10 for a bridal expo on Sunday, February 22 for two ($20 value)
  • $20 for a bridal expo on Sunday, February 22 for four ($40 value)

Doors open from 11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Wedding Toasts: Dos and Don’ts for the Big Day

Weddings aren’t just a big day for the bride and groom—members of the bridal party are often expected to give toasts. Read up on wedding-toast etiquette before raising your glass.

Engagement parties. Rehearsal dinners. Wedding receptions. At any of these events, at least somebody—whether the couple’s parents, the maid of honor, the best man, or even the bride and groom—will need to give a toast. These tips can help ease the anxiety of giving a memorable speech:

Don’t

  • Tell Inappropriate Stories: Above all, a toast should be casual and celebratory, more a commemoration of a joyful moment than a Friar’s Club roast. To that end, avoid sharing any potentially embarrassing anecdotes or memories that predate the couple—especially when it comes to their exes.
  • Crack Jokes About Marriage: Though a little humor is fine—and most audiences expect a joke or two—jokes at the expense of marriage are off limits. Like in any other situation, the old “Take my wife, please!” line will draw more eye-rolls than guffaws. And besides, the day is all about honoring marriage, not tearing it down.
  • Make it About You: A toast is no time to hog the spotlight. No one wants to hear the speaker solicit dates, talk about their own good deeds, or read off their entire résumé to potential employers in the audience. Keep the focus on the happy couple.

Do

  • Keep it short: There’s no reason why a toast should run more than two or three minutes. It’s even fine to cap it at just a few lines, giving people a chance to finally find out what’s at the bottom of their tables’ Cracker Jack boxes.
  • Rehearse: Unless you’re an all-star ad-libber, it’s best to write the speech ahead of time and practice reading it aloud until you’re comfortable doing so. Feel free to bring along notes, but remember to address the entire room and not the paper in front of you.
  • Be Yourself: Amid all the expectations of the big speech, don’t try to force yourself to be funny—or even to be poignant. Speak from the heart and be genuine and the love will come through. Still, save truly personal messages for a private conversation.

Carriage Greens Country Club

Carriage Greens Country Club’s 18-hole course stretches across 6,395 yards of pristine fairways hemmed by native wetlands and mature trees. Cattail-lined water hazards loom on the edges of 10 holes, testing golfers' course management and sustaining a sophisticated underwater civilization that uses golf balls as currency. Golfers can refuel with a hearty nosh at the Sandtrap Grill such as their popular burgers, and recapitulate flush drives and pinpoint approaches with a classic martini at the 8700 Club & Lounge, open Friday and Saturday evenings.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Length of 6,395 yards from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Scorecard

Customer Reviews

191 Ratings

lots of trees stay in the fairway!
Dan K. · October 21, 2014
Well maintained course. Very good value.
Joshua L. · October 18, 2014
Afternoon was quiet and we weren't rushed
Karen B. · July 23, 2014
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    Darien

    8700 Carriage Green Drive

    Darien, IL 60561

    +16309853400

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