For the ultimate baseball fans, what better way to show their love for their team and the sport than to have a baseball themed wedding? There are so many clever, subtle ways to incorporate the baseball theme into any wedding. If you are looking for a more casual, laid-back celebration or a formal affair, a baseball themed wedding may add that special, personalized, memorable touch you are looking for. Here are some ideas to help you brainstorm for your own baseball themed wedding.
Invitations can be traditional with only a hint of baseball or extremely themed as tickets to the game. Or you can do a combination of both, using the tickets as more casual save the date and the more formal conventional invitations later. Or if you would like to trim your budget somewhat, you could make your own invitations using baseball themed ribbon, scrapbook paper, and/or stickers from your local craft shop. If you can, consider getting married at a local baseball stadium. Minor league stadiums can be an inexpensive and very memorable way to celebrate your big day.
The bride can wear whatever type of gown she pleases, using the colors of the couple’s favorite team for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. However, consider adding unexpected elements of your theme into your outfits, such as the bridesmaids carrying teddy bears dressed as baseball players or mini baseball and bat boutonnieres. Another idea is to have your wedding party wear baseball caps, even just for pictures.
The programs for the ceremony have a lot of potential to correspond with your theme. Whether you arrange a “play by play” of the service or have “innings”, the bride, groom, and the wedding party can be listed as opposing “teams” with their parents as the coaches. Another idea is to structure the programs similarly to baseball cards with a picture of the couple on the front with their “information” on the back. Introducing the members of the wedding party like a baseball team is almost a must for the reception. You can add to the fun with baseball caps and high fives as the individuals enter the party.
The food and favors for a baseball themed wedding should be fairly simple. Peanuts, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs; all your favorite baseball stadium foods can be present. You wedding cake can easily be included in your theme as well with a baseball as your cake topper or a figurine of a bride and groom playing the game. Cracker Jacks or chocolate baseballs would make perfect and inexpensive wedding favors. Instead of a guest book, consider having your guests sign baseballs or a jersey with your name and wedding year as the number which you can later display in your home.