10 Subtle Ways to Add Football to Your Big Day

If you and your boo love America’s favorite pastime as much as one another, find all of the inspiration you need to add the sport to your big day with these fun ideas.


1. Jewelry

For the bride that never misses a game, add some sparkle to your big day with this subtle pigskin-themed piece.

Football Necklace  
Photo:  K Kane

2. Save the Date

Let guests know your love for the game from the get-go with this cute idea! 

Save the Date

Photo: Art+Life Photography

3. Football Cake

A wedding cake is the perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to express themselves. Plus, this brings a whole new meaning to the term, “don’t play with your food.”

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4. Football Boutonniere

Forego the traditional flower-based boutonniere and opt for a football!

Football Boutonniere
Photo:  Laura’s Focus Photography 

5. Wedding Colors

As subtle as it gets, make your florals and reception décor mirror the colors of your favorite team. Can we get maroon bridesmaid dresses and yellow flowers, anyone?

Wedding Colors
Photo: Astray Photography  

6. Socks

A sneaky way for the groom and his groomsmen to show off their team spirit!


NFL Socks  

7. Hair Tie

Small and practical, have your hairstylist incorporate your favorite hair tie into your bridal style. Bonus if it's your something blue!

NFL Hair Ties  

8. Party Favors

Perfect for future tailgates, these coozies keep your drink cool, and commemorate your big day.


9. Place Settings

Pay homage to your team with a charger and napkin duo in your team colors, like this one that honors the Minnesota Vikings.

Place Setting  
Photo:  B.Rich Photography

10. Reception Entrance

So this one might not be so subtle, but it’s a good time and sure to bring a smile to guests’ faces. 

Wedding Entrance
Photo:  Maria Velarde