Five Wedding Ideas for Athletes and Sports Fans

If you are the kind of people who are all about sports, you surely want to let that shine at your wedding.  Here I want to share five creative ways to have a sporty wedding with you as well as other sports-loving couples to start the brainstorming. 

Wedding Day Workout

For running athletes or fans, a day isn’t complete without a run, so naturally they want to take a shake out run the morning of their weddings. Besides runners, there are also the ladies heading to the yoga studio, guys hitting the basketball court or the golf course before the start of the day. So, consider a little sporty fun before getting ready for your wedding if you want.

Portrait Props

For those who love all things related to sports, including baseball, football, or tennis, to illustrate their love of the game, they might choose to bring out some sports-focused props during the portrait portion of their wedding day. This allows them to show their personalities as well as the sports that they like.

Place Cards

There are a lot of details in the reception that can be designed to show off your personalities. You can use place cards that feature your favorite athletes, from football stars to baseball players or anything else. Your guests will get a little sporty-ness along with their names and table assignment.

Place Card Holders

When selecting the place card holders for athletes or sports fans, there are some kinds of place card holders that celebrate the soccer, football, baseball, or basketball stars. These will be fun giveaways for their guests to bring home.

Table Numbers

Tables can be numbered or named after all sorts of things! Sporty couples can name and number their tables after their favorite sports players. Make sure that the table numbers are sequential so that guests can find their tables easily.

The Simple Wedding Planning Checklist (part 2)

 

Step 5. Have The Parties Before the Wedding Party 

Before you’re in the final stretch of wedding planning, get ready for any escape, especially with your friends. Now it is the time to plan a bachelor party! Take time to celebrate you and your hard work with your support group, even by just a relaxing night with your friends and BBQ.

Step 6. Make Final Tweaks

The final portion of planning for wedding is the time that you have to buckle down and get through the minutiae. Now that you finalize any rental orders and catering updates, have your guest count confirmed. Move to the step of final dress fitting and make sure it’s what you had exactly envisioned. Put all your thank-you gifts and those favors together. Send your photographer a detailed shot list so that he knows exactly what to anticipate.

One important tip: In case you’re overwhelmed, this period is the perfect time to call upon your family members, friends, and wedding planner to help you manage all the remaining items on your wedding checklist. Set final expectations with the wedding party team, go through those arrangements, meet your officiant, and make sure any premarital counseling to be completed. In addition, finesse any legal details such as your marriage license, name change documents, etc… It might feel like a lot, but you’ll cherish this period of time once it’s over.

Step 7. Rehearse, Eat, and Be Married

Finally you made it! The days next to your wedding day should be as stress-free as possible, so if you realize that you forgot anything at this point, let it go (especially if it’s small). Because you tackled the biggest decisions first, your wedding will be yours. If there is anything that goes wrong during the wedding festivities, designate a point person in advance, for example, a planner, a maid of honor, or your best friend to suppress the stress.