28 All-Star Wedding Ideas for Sports Fans
If a mutual love of sports is what brought you and your future husband or wife closer together, chances are you'll probably want to showcase that throughout your big day. Since gathering loved ones for a post-ceremony sporting event isn't always an option (or a preference!), many couples have found other fresh, décor-centric ways to inject their love of the game into virtually every aspect of their wedding days.
Ahead, you'll discover a series of our favorite sports-themed big-day details. From the ballpark to the basketball court to the golfing green, these sporty motifs were a nod to couples' passion for their favorite teams and activities. Take this set-up by Ashton Events—it was inspired by a March Madness bracket—for example. Eleven Note created the couple's custom monogram (featuring their initials on a basketball!); Wish Vintage Rentals provided the white locker, trophies, and locker room bench for an extra-sporty vibe.
Need more inspiration? In the following slides, you'll find everything from large game-day installations to the tiniest of sporty accents. One of our favorite small-scale ideas came from two groomsmen, who wore cufflinks featuring their favorite teams' crests. The gist? There are so many ways to hit it out of the park with sports-themed wedding décor. Whether it's handing out a signature stadium snacks or asking your cake baker to include a fondant football on the groom's cake, there's no wrong way to execute these options. Prepare to be inspired by these sports-themed wedding ideas—they'll infuse your big day with a little bit of game day.
This couple nestled a pair of antique skis into their ceremony arch to highlight their love for the wintry sport.
Golf Ball Topper
Throwing a vintage or rustic event? We're partial to this distressed bowling set that decorated this duo's outdoor reception.
Coke Bottle Favors
Turn your cocktail hour into a sporting event by serving up stadium favorites alongside signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres. This couple did just that by offering mini bottles of Coca-Cola.
Panacea Floral Design filled distressed trophies with tulips and large yellow blooms to create these award-winning centerpieces.
Popcorn Hors D'oeuvres
Paper bags full of popcorn were passed around at this cocktail hour—just like at the ballpark!
Surfboard Seating Chart
Miss B. Calligraphy made waves by turning this surfboard into a seating chart.
Pastime Place Cards
Each guest at this event was given a place card, which were designed by Custom Crafted Calligraphy, featuring the logo of the bride and groom's favorite team.
Not all sports-themed touches have to be overstated. Copper Willow added a desert feel to this March Madness-inspired seating chart by placing cacti and succulent decals onto the wood background.
Make your future-husband feel like he's at the stadium by turning his team's home field into a groom's cake. This detailed treat included a life-like scoreboard and the tiniest audience.
Golf Ball Invitations
This couple teed off their golf-themed celebration with a Wedding Corner Invitations suite that incorporated golf balls on each of its elements.
To add a personal touch to their attire, two groomsmen sported cufflinks with their favorite teams' logos.
Bella Chrisitie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique embedded a football into the side of this three-tier confection along with two team pennants.
Bow and Arrow Escort Cards
This couple paid homage to both Cupid and archery with this heart-shaped bow and arrow seating chart display.
One of the easiest ways to incorporate sports into your wedding is through a groom's cake—if the groom is the sports lover, that is. Scrumps Cupcakes made this fan's treat into the shape of a college football stadium.
Sailboat Table Numbers
Helmet Groom's Cake
Gift your groom a cake that will bring him back to his football days. 'Tis So Sweet shaped this one into a helmet with the team's emblem.
Surfboard Table Numbers
Table numbers were carved onto mini surfboards at this couple's beachside wedding.
These Clover Event Co. invitations subtly nodded to golf—note the club illustration on one part of the suite.
This après ski-themed wedding wasn't complete without these Papertree Studio invites that featured a custom crest of skis and poles.
For her groom's cake, this bride asked My Goodness Cakes to turn this single-tier confection into his favorite jersey.
Water Ski Guest Book
This water-skiing duo found the perfect guest book while out antiquing. Attendees signed this vintage water ski set that served as a meaningful keepsake for the couple.
Golf Ball Escort Cards
For a subtle nod to your favorite sport, incorporate its classic elements into the smallest reception detail. These golf lovers integrated their passion for the driving range into their escort card display with numbered golf balls perched on tees.
For ski lovers who are saying "I do" at a ski resort, a ski lift and the snow-capped mountain setting can be a romantic stage for bridal portraits.
For the Groom
Grooms' cakes come in all shapes and sizes, so if your husband-to-be is a sports fan, talk to your baker about whipping up a cake that represents the other love of his life. This three-foot-high golf bag is personalized with the groom's monogram.
Before guests leave, give them a treat that they can enjoy on the ride home. In honor of the groom’s love of baseball, this couple served ballpark staples, peanuts and cracker jacks, in cello bags with a calligraphed tag with a lyric from the classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."