If you’ve known from the first tee that you wood spend the course of your lives together, these suggestions should help you avoid any bunkers in planning a par-fect golf-themed wedding.
Golf Theme Wedding Location Ideas
The perfect location for a golf-theme wedding and reception is a golf course or country club. The existing décor already sets the stage for your celebration. Remember to have a solid back up plan if you are planning to hold the ceremony and/or reception outside on an actual golf course.
Golf Theme Wedding Announcements & Invitations
Announce your engagement on cards that look like flags on a golf green! If you are planning a formal wedding, use an elegant invitation that has been printed on card stock that has a pattern similar to the indentations of a golf ball. Use a sheet of vellum paper to soften the look. To continue the theme, glue tiny “golf balls” (pearls) to the top of the invitation. The couple heading out for a day on the links will surely let your guests know how much fun is in store for them on your wedding day!
Golf Theme Wedding Colors
The color scheme should be white and green with subtle splashes of yellow and red. Think late spring or summer day at the golf course!
Golf Theme Wedding Ladies’ Attire
Your dress should be a simple summery dress. Consider a halter style or sleeveless dress with a detachable train. Pearl beading on your dress and a pearl encrusted tiara will go a long way toward reinforcing the golf ball theme! If your wedding is to be a casual affair, consider having golf attire made out of lace and satin. Attach veiling to a matching golf visor! Your bridesmaids should be dressed in a style that is similar to the bride. Consider green or yellow for their dresses or golf attire! Have them wear pearls as their jewelry to provide continuity to the theme.
Golf Theme Wedding Men’s Attire
Your groom will look very handsome in either a sports coat with a fun golf-themed tie or in traditional golf attire. Set him apart from the rest of the men in the wedding party by having him wear a different color tie or shirt. Again, the groomsmen and ushers should be dressed to complement the groom. If the wedding is casual, set the groom apart by honoring him with a golf cap that lets the world know that this is his big day!
Golf Theme Flower Girl’s Attire
Dress the flower girl in a simple summer dress, either in white or yellow. Have her carry a basket that has a large pearl (golf ball) as the focal point of the décor. An option to having her scatter loose flower petals might be to attach flower blossoms to golf tees and have her drop these on either side of the aisle.
Golf Theme Ring Bearer’s Attire
Dress the ring bearer in the style of a caddy—complete with knickers, sleeveless sweater vest, long sleeve shirt and argyle socks! Decorate the ring pillow with plastic white golf balls or golf charms. Another option might be to decorate the pillow with a golf flag and have the rings carried in on the flagpole.
Golf Theme Rehearsal Dinner Ideas
Instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner, hold a golf tournament the day before the wedding. Gather for a picnic at the end of the day to present the awards (attendants’ gifts) and for toasts to the bride and groom. Don’t forget the flower girl and ring bearer and all their hard work in making this a very special day!
Golf Theme Flowers/Decorations
Pew bows could have small round white flower balls attached to them or use golf flags on each pew. The bridal bouquet should be all white to resemble a golf ball. Accent the bouquets with stephanotis, gardenia, camellia, and orchids. The arrangements at the ceremony and reception site should be informal, as befitting a golf club.
Golf Theme Wedding Ceremony Accessories
Use indoor/outdoor grass/carpeting as an isle runner. Keep a supply of mini-pencils handy for your guests to send you their best wishes in your guest book. Attach tees to your unity candle to complement the links feel as you seal your wedding vows for now and for always. However, if your wedding is actually taking place on a golf course, consider sealing your vows with a shot for the hole together!
Gold Theme Wedding Transportation
Use “Just Married” decorations for the golf carts that will carry you and your wedding party from the ceremony site to the reception.
Golf Theme Wedding Reception Ideas
The 19th Hole of your favorite golf club is the ideal location for a golf themed wedding reception. The décor is already in place, and the room needs only a few added touches to create a festive atmosphere. Decorate the food table with an ice sculpture that is in the shape of a golf bag. Display food trays on top of different shaped green placemats to simulate different greens. Use white chocolate golf balls to hold up the tiers of the wedding cake. Decorate the groom’s cake like a golf green with a bridal couple taking a shot at the hole! Use golf tees to hold place cards in place on the tables. Consider using scorecards as place cards! Simply write only one name per card! Have guests capture the spirit of the day with sparkling wedding cameras!
You've decided to have a military wedding—complete with all the pomp and circumstance such a formal affair entails. Here some tips on planning the wedding of your dreams that still conforms to longstanding military tradition and protocol.
Wedding Attire The main difference between a military wedding and a civilian wedding is that the bride and/or groom will be in uniform. An officer or enlisted personnel in the bridal party wears uniforms that comply with the formality of the wedding and seasonal uniform regulations. For commissioned officers, the evening or mess dress uniform is equivalent to the civilian black tie. Commissioned officers who elect to wear a sword or saber with their uniform should stand to the left of the bride so as to protect her from the blade.
For enlisted personnel, dress blues or Army greens should be worn. Remember, never wear a boutonnière with a military uniform. Military ribbons or medals are the only adornments permitted on the uniform.
Whether you are planning a formal dinner reception or
an informal gathering of well-wishers, it is important to establish a
schedule of events to prevent confusion on the big day! Don't get too
hung up on exact times — the idea is to keep the party moving in the
While the order of events is entirely up to you,
here's a sample of a traditional reception schedule. Cocktail Hour.
This is the time between the wedding ceremony
and the reception in which guests are served champagne and hors
d’oeuvres while the wedding party is having formal photographs
made. Grand Entrance.
This signals to everyone that the wedding party
has arrived. The traditional order of entrance is Groom's ParentsBride's ParentsFlower Girl and Ring BearerBridesmaids escorted by UshersMaid of Honor escorted by Best ManBride and GroomWedding Couple's First Dance.
There's no need to be overwhelmed with the
thought of planning your big day. Sit down, take a deep breath, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and look
over our popular 12-month planning guide. Planning a wedding is
simply a matter of getting organized. 11-12 Months Before the Wedding Officially announce your engagement online and in your local paper. Decide on a time and date for the wedding. Decide style of ceremony (size, setting, formality, etc.).
Contact a wedding officiate. Arrange for your families to meet if they haven't met before. Develop a budget and decide who will pay for what. Begin compiling your guest list. Visit and reserve your reception venue. 9-10 Months Before the Wedding Order your wedding gown and determine who will make any necessary alterations. Choose your wedding party. Decide on a color scheme (consider the reception site). Meet with potential wedding professionals for your ceremony & reception. Interview local videographers, …