28 All-Star Wedding Ideas for Sports Fans

march madness inspired seating chart
Markit Photography

If a mutual love of sports is what brought you and your future husband or wife closer together, chances are you'll probably want to showcase that throughout your big day. Since gathering loved ones for a post-ceremony sporting event isn't always an option (or a preference!), many couples have found other fresh, décor-centric ways to inject their love of the game into virtually every aspect of their wedding days.

Ahead, you'll discover a series of our favorite sports-themed big-day details. From the ballpark to the basketball court to the golfing green, these sporty motifs were a nod to couples' passion for their favorite teams and activities. Take this set-up by Ashton Events—it was inspired by a March Madness bracket—for example. Eleven Note created the couple's custom monogram (featuring their initials on a basketball!); Wish Vintage Rentals provided the white locker, trophies, and locker room bench for an extra-sporty vibe.

Need more inspiration? In the following slides, you'll find everything from large game-day installations to the tiniest of sporty accents. One of our favorite small-scale ideas came from two groomsmen, who wore cufflinks featuring their favorite teams' crests. The gist? There are so many ways to hit it out of the park with sports-themed wedding décor. Whether it's handing out a signature stadium snacks or asking your cake baker to include a fondant football on the groom's cake, there's no wrong way to execute these options. Prepare to be inspired by these sports-themed wedding ideas—they'll infuse your big day with a little bit of game day.

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Ski Décor

antique skis with greenery ceremony arch
Hudson Nichols Photography

This couple nestled a pair of antique skis into their ceremony arch to highlight their love for the wintry sport.

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Golf Ball Topper

cake with golf ball topper
Audrey Rose Photography

To show off the couple's love for the sport, Cindy's Cakery topped this two-tier confection with a golf ball from the country club venue.

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Vintage Décor

vintage bowling decoration
Jen Ing Photography

Throwing a vintage or rustic event? We're partial to this distressed bowling set that decorated this duo's outdoor reception.

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Coke Bottle Favors

personalized coca cola favors
Amy Arrington Photography

Turn your cocktail hour into a sporting event by serving up stadium favorites alongside signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres. This couple did just that by offering mini bottles of Coca-Cola.

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Trophy Vase

trophy centerpiece with tulips
Mike Larson

Panacea Floral Design filled distressed trophies with tulips and large yellow blooms to create these award-winning centerpieces.

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Popcorn Hors D'oeuvres

cocktail hour popcorn snacks
André Teixeira and Branco Prata

Paper bags full of popcorn were passed around at this cocktail hour—just like at the ballpark!

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Surfboard Seating Chart

surfboard seating chart
Anna Kim Photography

Miss B. Calligraphy made waves by turning this surfboard into a seating chart.

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Pastime Place Cards

wedding decor sports themed place card blue flowers table
Kurt Boomer Photography

Each guest at this event was given a place card, which were designed by Custom Crafted Calligraphy, featuring the logo of the bride and groom's favorite team.

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Bracket Chart

march madness inspired seating chart
Jenny Smith & Co.

Not all sports-themed touches have to be overstated. Copper Willow added a desert feel to this March Madness-inspired seating chart by placing cacti and succulent decals onto the wood background.

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Baseball Stadium

stadium grooms cake
Kate Elizabeth

Make your future-husband feel like he's at the stadium by turning his team's home field into a groom's cake. This detailed treat included a life-like scoreboard and the tiniest audience.

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Golf Ball Invitations

golf ball themed wedding invitations
Audrey Rose Photography

This couple teed off their golf-themed celebration with a Wedding Corner Invitations suite that incorporated golf balls on each of its elements.

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sports team cufflinks
Evin Photography

To add a personal touch to their attire, two groomsmen sported cufflinks with their favorite teams' logos.

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Football Cake

football in cake with pennant topper
Veronica Varos

Bella Chrisitie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique embedded a football into the side of this three-tier confection along with two team pennants.

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Bow and Arrow Escort Cards

archery inspired seating chart
Jose Villa

This couple paid homage to both Cupid and archery with this heart-shaped bow and arrow seating chart display.

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Stadium Cake

stadium shaped grooms cake
Juicebeats Photography

One of the easiest ways to incorporate sports into your wedding is through a groom's cake—if the groom is the sports lover, that is. Scrumps Cupcakes made this fan's treat into the shape of a college football stadium.

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Sailboat Table Numbers

sailboat table numbers
Melissa Gayle

Kim Roth of Bright Room Studio calligraphed and designed these nautical table numbers. The sporty markers also included the couple's relationship milestones.

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Mini Footballs

mini football table numbers
Todd Good Photography

Tiny gold footballs calligraphed by Julia Rhode Designs served as escort cards at these sports fans' big day.

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Helmet Groom's Cake

football helmet groom's cake
Ivory Door Studio

Gift your groom a cake that will bring him back to his football days. 'Tis So Sweet shaped this one into a helmet with the team's emblem.

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Surfboard Table Numbers

mini surfboard table numbers
Wendy Laurel Photography

Table numbers were carved onto mini surfboards at this couple's beachside wedding.

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Golf Clubs

white vintage invite with monogram
Emily Wren Photography

These Clover Event Co. invitations subtly nodded to golf—note the club illustration on one part of the suite.

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Ski Invitations

ski lodge theme invitation spread over pine leaves
Hudson Nichols Photography

This après ski-themed wedding wasn't complete without these Papertree Studio invites that featured a custom crest of skis and poles.

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Jersey Cake

giants jersey grooms cake
Segall Photography

For her groom's cake, this bride asked My Goodness Cakes to turn this single-tier confection into his favorite jersey.

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Water Ski Guest Book

Leo Patrone Photography

This water-skiing duo found the perfect guest book while out antiquing. Attendees signed this vintage water ski set that served as a meaningful keepsake for the couple.

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Golf Ball Escort Cards

Tec Petaja

For a subtle nod to your favorite sport, incorporate its classic elements into the smallest reception detail. These golf lovers integrated their passion for the driving range into their escort card display with numbered golf balls perched on tees.

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Sweet Spot

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

For ski lovers who are saying "I do" at a ski resort, a ski lift and the snow-capped mountain setting can be a romantic stage for bridal portraits.

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For the Groom

Tec Petaja

Grooms' cakes come in all shapes and sizes, so if your husband-to-be is a sports fan, talk to your baker about whipping up a cake that represents the other love of his life. This three-foot-high golf bag is personalized with the groom's monogram.

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Fan Favorites

Liz Banfield

Before guests leave, give them a treat that they can enjoy on the ride home. In honor of the groom's love of baseball, this couple served ballpark staples, peanuts and cracker jacks, in cello bags with a calligraphed tag with a lyric from the classic, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."

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