(Closed) Need help incorporating Fiance’s LOVE of fishing

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Love the fishing lure bout idea.

Instead of table numbers, you could name the tables after fish.

You could incorporate it into your save the dates — I just googled and saw a cute tagline “They caught each other hook, line, and sinker.” I tend to think STDs can be less formal and don’t have to match the invites.

You can always do a fishing themed groom’s cake, too.

Good luck!

Post # 4
5109 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Love the bout idea.. very cute.. maybe have a fishing grooms cake for him.

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

How about one of those beautiful old wicker bait (I think they were for bait or tackle) baskets to use as the card box?  You could tie a coordinating ribbon to the handle. 

Post # 6
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Love the STD tagline! You could also incorporate the theme into the table names too. Maybe different kinds of fish? Or favorite fishing spots?

Post # 7
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My cousin did this for his wedding, which was at a converted fish hatchery – he and his wife named the tables after different types of fish and made escort cards on shipping tags with different lures attached to them. It was cute, and not tacky at all!

Post # 8
1058 posts
Bumble bee

Maybe you could do a grooms cake that reflects his love for fishing. You can also get fish cufflinks.

How fun!

Post # 9
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t have any good wedding ideas, but my grandparents had a sign by their front door that said “an old fisherman lives here with the best catch of his life” It always made me smile when I saw it.

Love the bout idea! I was going to suggest it when I read the title, I used to tie flies with my g-pa 🙂

Post # 10
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love all these ideas!

A tackle box would make such a cute card box!

I also love the bout idea and have this as inspiration.


Maybe forgo the crazy carp’s on the vest (unless your into that…)

I am also thinking you need to include “bobbers” somewhere. Or little fishing boats? I had two friends who were into scuba diving and they submersed lego scuba diver in each of their centrepieces with floating candles and roses. It was a super cute added touch and very meaningful.

Post # 11
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fishing related cake topper?

Gone Fishing Cake Topper

Post # 12
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went to a beach wedding where the ringbearers carried fishing poles with the rings tied to the end of the lines… it was very cute, but maybe not if your wedding is indoors?

Post # 13
47436 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here’s an old post: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lake-fishing-theme-project-ideas


small bags of swedish fish candy

Buy small plain tin boxes (preferably with no labels on them) and paint the tins a pale to medium green with enamel spray paint (do this in a well ventilated area). Once dry, stick some children’s fish stickers here and there on the tin. Fill up with gummy worms and present your wedding guests with their own “tackle” box wedding favors.

Pick up packs of “Go Fish” playing cards and wrap in netting or fish theme wrapping paper.


use an old fishing boat or canoe filled with ice for beer and soft drinks

use an old fishing creel as your cardbox

old fishing poles at the entrance as a type of arch

escort cards could be river rocks with names printed on them

Play Brad Paisley’s ” I’m Gonna Miss Her. The Fishing Song


Post # 14
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just tied a couple of pieces for accents at my buddy’s wedding.  Finished, they’ll look something like this with a little more detail on the vase.  They were all tied using materials from my fly tying bench.  I used them for bouts at my wedding.  Also, we did the swedish fish thing at our candy bar and had personalized item cards, although everyone that knew me got it right away.  Another nice accent could be a couple large (2/0) stainless steel saltwater hooks, you can of course cut off the hook point or file it down.  A few of those scattered by the place cards could be a nice accent.  Also, depending on the setting, a nice wicker creek and antique fly rod somewhere could add a nice touch.  Good luck, and he’s a lucky guy for having such an understanding fiance!

Post # 16
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Just saw this bumped again and while I love

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@julies1949:‘s suggestions, I just have to beg you not to use Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her” song. It is basically about a guy choosing fishing OVER his woman and so they break up… not really wedding appropriate, though it certainly speaks to a love of fishing.

I might totally steal the tackle box favor idea, though!

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