(Closed) Sports-Themed Rehearsal Dinner – Need Advice!! Please help!!

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I’m not going with a sports theme, but I am choosing to get married at a ballpark.  When we took a tour of the venue the coordinators were giving us some sports themed ideas.  Does the couple have a favorite team?  You could decorate with team colors.  Another idea is to use a bed of wheat grass as centerpieces and maybe add a few baseballs or other sports equipment on top.  If you can find some vintage looking equipment I feel like that will make it look a bit more elegant.  I also like the idea of using pictures of the couple attending games, perhaps making them b&w in nice silver frames.  For our reception instead of regular table numbers we are going to take pictures at different areas around the ballpark with different numbers, retired numbers, jerseys, etc.  I attached a pic that my coordinator sent me that was taken at a bah mitzvah.  Hope that helps.  Good luck and please post pics of the final results, I would definitely like to see it!! 🙂

Post # 4
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163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

let me try that again…

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I love the idea of Cracker Jacks for favors – don’t underestimate how excited adults can get over food that reminds them of good times/they don’t get often. I think that would be the perfect treat! While I would laugh at the fake baseball cards or autographed ball, they would only collect dust after the party.

For tables, I like that idea of using photos of the couple doing or watching sports, maybe you can alternate between their favorite teams (think college, Baseball, football, basketball, high school mascots could even be fun) and favorite sports – 5 of each. If you are lucky they are each loyal to a pair of rivals and you could play on that, maybe making the BMs sit at his favorite team’s table while the GM sit at hers? This may not work for everyone but I’m from Red Sox territory and a good friend married a serious Yankees fan so her dad had some fun with him at the rehersal.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Do they have a favorite sport? It will prob make your decisions less confusing if you just pic one sport & elaborate on that. Say for example, their favorite sport is baseball. You could name each table after a various fields, or even after their favorite baseball players.

For centerpeices, keep it simple & fun, esp since its the RD it will be cute to be more relaxed. You could have baseball cupcakes, which would be really & simple to make & decorate, and display them on a simple stand for each table (I love the simple stands that you can make by turning a small bowl upside down & gluing a plate to the top, very simple & inexpensive. AND these cupcakes would serve as favors too! Or, you could have buckets of peanuts. You could use regular tin buckets, fill with peanuts, and slap a team sticker on it (be sure to have a way for them to dispose of the shells though 🙂 )

For little cute extras you could use white cardstock, create your own format & print out “baseball cards” using the couples pictures.

This is just an example using baseball, but just think about the things that are usually related to one particular sport and go from there! Good Luck!!

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