Post # 1
Hi, I’m trying to put together a story about people who have either planned their wedding around the NFL/NFL games or are planning their wedding around the NFL.
My sister is getting married in September and they decided where to go for their honeymoon based on where the first Monday Night Football games are to be held. Thus, they decided to go to New England and I’m getting them tickets to the Bills/Patriots game.
A few years ago, they both attended a Steelers themed wedding, where the colors were black and gold, they played the Pittsburgh Polka, and gave out Terrible Towels as their wedding favor.
I have found online that you can buy garters with your team’s logo and colors, as well as a ring bearer pillow and a cake topper.
If you or anyone you know is planning an NFL wedding please post something and tell me your story! If there is access to any pictures let me see them!
Other ideas… You and your fiance were planning your wedding for mid January then all of a sudden your team (who sucked during the regular season) had a crazy run and made the playoffs. You have season tickets, or you never miss a game, and had to postpone your wedding until after the playoffs were done.
Or, your a die-hard Giants fan and your fiance is a die-hard Eagles fan and you had your wedding planned for mid-January. Then, you find that your teams will be playing each other in the playoffs and you start to get angry with each other and you almost don’t go through with it because of your passion for your team.
Any thing wedding and NFL related would be great! Thanks!
Post # 3
I haven’t really planned a lot yet, but FI has been very resistant to talking about the wedding due to money. However, I have a feeling that when I pitch my idea about using San Diego Chargers colors, it will jump start him.
I’ll be interested to see responses to this.
There was a wedding from Ohana Photography (and Nely Photography as well) that had a Chargers groom’s cake, ring photos with helmet, and they had a dance-off as a competition for some game tickets….here’s the links…
Post # 4
I havent seen NFL yet but there are a TON of college football theme/planning arounds on here. We couldnt avoid the wedding on a game day, so we sucked it up and are showing the wedding (projected on a screen) at the reception! We’ll have Ohio State colored beads and buckeye necklaceds in the football room, etc. Ours is tame, but I know there are a ton on here who can provide input. There a few other threads, try a search of “college football” in the weddingbee search
Post # 5
I’m new to this board but was trying to search for anyone else who has tried to do a ‘semi classy’ NFL themed wedding. We are aiming for Gillette Stadium venue with the team colors (but not blatent), if we could merge this with a game day that would be ideal. I think the cake will be the easy part, and I’d like to do other subtle hints of the team in the decor.
Still searching for thoughts on the invitations and food…considering changing for reception or throwing a jersey on over the dress (weird?)
Post # 6
I haven’t seen anyone here planning around the NFL, but like KellyV said, there are a bunch of people who are planning around college football. My husband and I surely did!
Post # 7
This is cute idea. Friends of ours were recently married in West Point and had to move her wedding date because of an Army football game.
Post # 8
The closest I have is that two of our groomsmen are high school football coaches, and we planned the wedding later in the year so that it did not conflict with their schedule. We got Thanksgiving Day weekend because they were getting a bunch of new freshmen and knew they would not be making playoffs.
But, I am planning (as a surprise for him) a Jets groom’s cake.