Friday, September 15, 2017

Football-Themed Wedding Ideas

Football season is in full swing, which is super exciting. We've been glued to our screens since August. If you're excited about football too, this post is for you. I put together a list of football-themed wedding ideas. This is definitely a theme where you could go overboard, so be sure to pick wisely.

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Football-Themed Wedding Ideas

  1. Football Wedding Cake
  2. Football Cake Topper
  3. Football-Themed Wedding Invitation Suite
  4. Football Rose Boutineer
  5. Football Cufflinks
  6. NFL Socks
  7. Football Team Nail Tattoos
  8. Football-Themed Garter Belt
  9. Personalized Football
  10. Football Jersey Guest Book
  11. Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Footballs
  12. Football-Shaped Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Pops

For a football-themed wedding, you need to go with green. Green dresses for your bridesmaids, green bow ties for the groomsmen, lots of greenery in your bouquets. Let the green of the field really shine through in your accents.

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Football Wedding Cake
I'm in love with this football wedding cake. If you remember, our wedding cake was super modern and on theme (it basically was a sand castle cake), but this is something special. If you want more of a traditional wedding cake, you could do one layer of the cake in the photo above and have it as your groom's cake.

I love the football helmet cake toppers, but if you want something more traditional ...
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football Cake Topper
... go with this playful football cake topper. You still get your bride and groom on top of your cake, but when people are looking a little closer, they'll see the football in the groom's hand.

Purchase here.

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Football-Themed Save The Date
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football-Themed Table Numbers
Good, now that we have cake (my favorite part of a wedding) settled , let's start at the beginning -- the pre-game, if you will: invitations and your stationery suite.

MagnetStreet makes a really great football-themed wedding invitation suite called Touchdown Wedding. You can get save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, table numbers, and more. There is the outline of the NFL logo and a field behind the image. I actually really like this set. Plus, it's a way to tell your guests right from the start that football is going to be a huge part of your event.

Purchase here.

Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football Rose Boutineer
If your guests receive football-themed save the dates and invitations, they won't be surprised when they see your guys' uniforms ... um, wedding attire. Tuxedos with green or NFL ties, but don't stop there.

I am slightly obsessed with this football rose boutineer from Sports Theme Weddings. It's so creative, and so different, and will definitely last a lot longer than a live rose corsage will last. Until I was writing this post, I had never seen anything like this, so I know your guests will be really awestruck by it too.

Purchase here.

Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football Cufflink
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
NFL Cufflink and Tie Bar Set
Don't stop at the boutineer, though. Definitely go with fun cufflinks. You can go with simple football cufflinks or you can pick up a NFL cufflink and tie bar set with a specific team. This is such a great idea for a groomsman gift. If your groom knows all his friends' favorite football teams (and I'm sure he does because we know who all our friends root for), this would be a really fun gift for them.

Purchase here.
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
NFL Socks
If you want something more subtle for your groomsmen, I suggest NFL socks. You can get each groomsman a different team, or maybe his favorite team, and have them wear the football socks on your wedding day. Be sure your photographer snaps a photo of all the men pulling up their pants legs to reveal the socks.

Purchase here.
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football Team Nail Tattoos
Now, what about your attire?

If you want something subtle, check out these football team nail tattoos. They come four to a pack, but I would suggest you only put one on each of your ring fingers (or pointer fingers, depending on which accent nail trend you fancy).

Purchase here.

Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football-Themed Garter Belt
To do something simple that doesn't take away from your dress at all, you can go with a football-themed garter belt. I found this one at Fanatics, which boasts a lot of college teams. That's cool if you love your college. But you could tweak this Michigan State garter belt by pulling off the Trojan helmet. Now you have one that looks like you wanted New York Jets colors. Works for me. Since, ya know, I'm a big Jets fan.

Purchase here.

Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Personalized Football
Speaking of your garter, instead of throwing it, have your groom throw a football. I found the personalized football in the photo above on Etsy, but the shop is taking a break. Instead, you can head over to Wilson and make a custom football there. Add your names and wedding date and "You're Next" because, really, that's what the garter belt catch means.

Purchase here.

Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football Jesey Guest Book
While you're being non-traditional, go with a completely different guest book. Purchase your favorite player's jersey, or create your own personalized football jersey. Use your wedding date as the number and your new last name on the back and have your guests sign it. That would be something really fun to hang in the man cave after the wedding.

Purchase here.
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Footballs
Planning a football-themed wedding? These ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com are GREAT!
Football-Shaped Chocolate-Dipped Oreo Pops
And of course, you need football favors. You know I am always a fan of edible favors, so I vote with either foil wrapped chocolate footballs or football-shaped chocolate-dipped Oreo pops. Count me in for your wedding with either of those as favors.

Purchase here and here.

If football isn't your thing, check out our other wedding inspiration boards below:
BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these football-themed wedding ideas is your favorite?

10 comments:

  1. Great roundup of ideas for football lovers! Especially love the Save the Date and football-themed bout! Super fun! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! I think a football-themed wedding can be so much fun, especially if you can get the bridal party to dress in team colors!

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  2. What a fun theme!!! I may have to consider this theme if I get married again!! Could you imagine if you had rival teams getting married??

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    1. Rival teams would make it so much more fun! I'm a Jets fan and Pete's a Giants fan, so we have a welcome mat that has one team on each side with "A House Divided" written up top. It would definitely be fun to see a whole wedding like that.

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  3. I love this post! Great idea for a couple of football lovers!

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  4. Our oldest daughter got married last year and would have loved the MSU garter. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

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  5. Whoa!

    I don't think anyone would have thought like this before. This is really a nice creativity and innovative idea and all the football players must be loving this.

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  6. What fun ideas. Weddings should be memorable and this one definitely would be. Pinning now. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party

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  7. Wow, this is quite a list! Cool ideas for sure, just need to really be in football love to execute them lol.

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  8. These are great wedding ideas for serious football fans. Perfect for those that met at a football game!

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