Post # 1
My fiance and I met and started dating our freshman year of college, and are both pretty obsessed and in love with our school (as are most of our alumni–I think they put something in our water!). I really want to incorporate some small but meaningful nods to the school in our wedding, but I’m not sure what will work. Did any of you do something similar? I’m looking for some ideas!
Post # 2
A grooms cake that represents your school? My brother in law had a Vandy-themed grooms cake that was pretty cute!
School colors as wedding colors? Assuming they aren’t awful. 🙂
Reception entrance to fight song?
Mascot cake topper?
Signature cocktails named after your school/mascot/well known references?
Post # 3
If you went to a big school, they may have a Pinterest board for it!
For instance: http://www.pinterest.com/uofmichigan/true-blue-weddings/
Lots of cute stuff here!
Post # 4
I was the MOB last year and I planned a few surprises for the groom, and 6 of the 12 adult members of the bridal party, who are Penn State grads. I went on youtube and searched for PSU. I found that Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll” is always played when the football team enters the stadium – that was the surprise entrance song, for the bridal party. The 1st couple to enter were both PSU grads and the looks on their faces was priceless, when the vocalist yelled “Are you ready to rock and roll?” I had asked all the guests to wave their napkins, to simulate a white-out game, where everyone waves white pompoms. When the bride and groom entered, they played “Hey Baby,” which is sung at every PSU game, between the 3rd and 4th quarters. The video of the entrance is amazing – a sea of white napkins – the bridal party having a fabulous time, the guests really getting into the lyrics – yelling “Hey-ay-ay/Rock and Roll.”
In the middle of the reception the groom’s father led the “We Are” chant. We also requested the band play Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer,” which is a PSU student section favorite, and the dance floor was jammed with guests singing their hearts out. Except for the chant, non PSU grads probably didn’t known it was school related, so it was very subtle.
Post # 5
wvc412: What about naming your tables after buildings/important landmarks at your school?
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Not exactly wedding related, but we had our engagement photos at spots around the scenic campus. Then at the actual wedding, the cake was loosely based on the Aggie bonfire, and we played the fight song during the reception as one of the last songs. We didn’t want too much school pride in the wedding, but couldn’t help to have at least some. 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks, everyone–these are great ideas! Please keep them coming!
Post # 8
what about instead of table numbers you can have table names of different areas and landmarks around the school. Like Dorm names you lived in buildings you studied in ect? It could be fun and not in you face school spirt!
Post # 9
wanabeabee: At my alma mater, you can actually pay to have the mascot make an appearance at your wedding! I experienced this at one of my friend’s weddings, and it was a huge hit. Assuming that half/majority of your guests will have attended the same school, it would be a fun experience for all.
I agree with a PP in saying that you could possibly name your tables after “famous” landmarks/traditions at your university.