(Closed) A Pittsburgh Penguins (Hockey) Touch on a Virginia Wedding-Opinions/Feedback!

posted 6 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
731 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it all sounds awesome!!

But I’m a huge hockey fan lol

I love the cake topper idea!!!

Post # 4
1044 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a flyers fan… But I’ll help πŸ˜‰

I love your ideas so far!

i think itd be adorable to incorporate penguin pucks in the decor. You can even make the platform of your cake topper a penguins puck.

Post # 5
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

GO CAPS!  (Sorry, had to πŸ˜‰ )

I think this all sounds good except for the escort cards.  I think there’s kind of a line of TOO MUCH, and I sort of think of a birthday party when I hear hockey shaped cards.

Post # 8
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@LavenderBride24:  I’m a huge hockey fan as well but I’d be careful as not to confuse your wedding’s theme. Mixing fancy with a sport is a bit tricky.

1) Penguins cake topper Cute idea – I’d totally do this


2) Hockey Themed Escort Cards Does this fit in with your theme or would it just look weird to people?


3) Pens players names/numbers for table numbers Again, this might confuse people


4) Menu/Timeline I think this might make your wedding seem a bit kitschy unless it was hockey themed throughout


5) Bar named “Penalty Box Bar” I’d only go with this if you do the hockey theme throughout. For people who aren’t hockey fans, “penalty box” sounds like a bad thing.. which is not good for a wedding


6) Guest Book options I like this idea because it’s a bit quirky and it would make a great souvenir, but it isn’t really part of the wedding decor as a whole so it’s ok to do even if you don’t work in other Pens touches.

So basically I think that you need to do a lot of hockey stuff if you’re going to do it, so you’re consistent throughout, or just do a couple small touches like the guestbook and cake topper. It’s nice of you wanting to work the Pens in for your Fiance, but I am not sure it’s such a good idea beyond doing a couple small items.

Post # 9
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love this thread so much ahaha.. being Canadian I think it’s hilarious that there would be any confusion for guests not knowing things like penalty boxes and player’s names. My Fiance is a die hard (and I mean DIE HARD) Leafs fan so my challenge has been trying to keep the team OUT of the wedding, lol. He is getting leafs cufflinks from me as a groom’s gift though!

I think the game tickets as escort cards are really cute, and I love incorporating the penguins with the cake topper! Maybe call it a “Sid”gnature drink? *ba dum ching!*

Maybe instead of using player’s names/numbers for table numbers, you just use that typical back-of-a-hockey-jersey font for your numbers (but keep them in your colours)?

Maybe there’s something you can incorpoate if you’re doing a kissing game? I toyed with the idea of ministicks and being able to score before the bride and groom will kiss, but I worry that some of the drunker guests might do some serious damage, lol.

There’s always those fun hockey pens (Pens pens!) that guests can use to sign the guestbook. 

This is so fun! I love it, haha.

Post # 10
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Huge Pens fan here! Love that you want to incorporate it into your theme. I think a nice small touch is enough though. Don’t over do it because then i start to think its a birthday party or something.  I think the cake topper is the perfect small touch without over-doing it. 

Post # 14
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@maplemag:  +1. Go Flyers! (well anything Philly related really lol)

OP, I think using little things, like the cake topper, excort cards, etc, to incorporate a favorite sports team is cute! My Fiance loves anything Philly so I’ve been trying to find ways to bring in some of the sports. Do the Penguins have a theme song? You could use that as your introduction! We are using the NFL theme song (thanks to another bee’s suggestion!) as our intro to the reception since my Fiance and all his friends are huge football fans πŸ™‚

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