The colors in this golf themed wedding are sensational. The sport is subtly tied into a spectacular wedding and fun reception. These inspirational photos and details will give any golfer the best start for a celebration that marries golf and love!
What to Look for in a Venue for a Golf Themed Wedding
A golf themed wedding is incomplete without a wedding venue like the golf course. Most golf courses are strategically built with gorgeous views, expansive space on all sides, plenty of breeze, and lots of well-manicured greenery. You should consider a country club or golf resort as the wedding venue for these reasons.
These venues are already equipped with large kitchens, can cater to several guests, have in-house accommodation, and excellent banquet and outdoor areas to host the wedding and the reception. You can rely on some of the decor already present while adding a few touches to personalize the venue.
Details for a Golf Themed Wedding
Whether you and your fiancé met at a golf course, share a love of putt-putt, or like competing while you practice your par, a golf themed wedding will lift your spirits as you plan your once-in-a-lifetime shot! When planning a golf themed wedding, it is essential to remember that it is far too easy to go overboard.
Ensure you have enough golf-themed decor to tastefully add to the aesthetic without making everything about golf. Many couples get so involved in planning that they forget the big day is only about them and not about the theme, colors, guest lists, invites, or food.
Table Setting Style for a Golf Themed Wedding
The table setting style should be elegant and inviting. Remember, this can be either an indoor celebration or an unforgettable outdoor event. A gorgeous moss green or ivory tablecloth with piped detailing in geometric patterns, white and gold flatware with gold cutlery, green and ivory napkins, and a small bowl of moss, ferns, and tropical foliage typically found in golf courses as part of the centerpiece will look beautiful.
For decor, you could add pennant flags with individual names as placeholders or include a list of the places you have traveled as a couple. You can also have golf balls as name cards at each place setting to make the theme apparent.
Budget for a Golf Themed Wedding
Wedding budgets need to be thought out and planned carefully. The most significant chunk of the expenses will be the wedding venue rental. Once that is covered, you would have to check the costs for the caterer, lighting, additional decor, and photography. You would also have to consider the additional cost of personalized golf-themed decor, favors, gifts, and overall props.
As you plan the wedding budget, you also need to have finances kept aside for the wedding cake, rings, bridal gown, grooms attire, bridesmaids and best men fashions, and any additional accessories that you might have. Many venues also offer accommodation, furniture rental, and more, so you might want to budget wisely.
Wedding Dresses and Accessories for a Golf Themed Wedding
When planning a golf-themed wedding, opt for a vintage, one-of-a-kind wedding dress. Ideally, a refurbished wedding dress with pearls or embroidery, small stones, and gold and silver thread work will look authentic and classy. You can easily pair this vintage outfit with strings of pearls at your neck, antique jewelry at the wrists, and a stunning gold clip to hold your wispy strands back.
If you want to choose a white or ivory wedding gown, you should think of a full-sleeved lacy, empire-cut dress that hugs the upper torso and falls gracefully to the floor. You can have a classy skirt with lace, tulle, and cut lengths of chiffon to make you look stunning.
Wedding Invitations for a Golf Themed Wedding
Wedding invitations should set the tone for the entire theme. If you are planning save the date cards, you would need to have the same stationery and style for the wedding invites to keep a uniform tone. The wedding cards can be shaped like golf balls (circular) with small convex dimples embossed.
The invitation can be a stack of foldable cards that open out into the shape of a golf ball, with a wedding logo of two golf clubs crossed over each other. You can have your initials on the logo, which can feature as an additional prop throughout your wedding. These invites can be in neutral shades with moss green or gold on the circumference and the script in beautiful cursive.
Wedding Cake Ideas for a Golf Themed Wedding
There are several fun, and quirky ideas for a golf themed wedding cake. You can have a golf course multi-tiered cake with turf, a small blue waterbody, sand course, pennants, and the putting green. You could also opt for a no-golf cake with a bridal cake topper of a bride dragging the groom away from his golf set.
Suppose you don't want something quirky and prefer understated elegance without all the color. In that case, you could choose a white wedding cake in uneven frosting for a vintage look and feel with a customized cake topper in gold with your wedding logo of two golf clubs and your initials.
Portrait Props for a Golf Themed Wedding
You can add plenty of detail to the wedding with portrait props. Consider everything from books by your favorite authors, pennants dangling from the ceiling and at tables as placeholders, to welcome signs with crossed golf clubs, your initials, the wedding date, and champagne glasses for everyone with your names and date inscribed.
You could also have gorgeous portrait props such as small soup plates with some mossy green and mini turf with a Mr and Mrs holder on it for your place settings. Natural decor and props could be green bouquets with ferns, vines, red leaves, and a few tiny buds to add depth, grace, and beauty to the overall effect of the venue.
Favors and Gifts for a Golf Themed Wedding
The wedding favors are pretty obvious! You should give your guests personalized golf balls so they can perfect their own pars. You can have gorgeous unique golf gift sets with a tee and a set of four golf balls with your names and the wedding date inscribed, or you can also give them golf bottle openers or wedding can coolers with your names and the date printed on them.
As welcome gifts, you can give each guest a box of mini chocolates (chocolate-covered Oreos, but with a dimpled golf ball design). You can also plan a small welcome hamper with an instruction booklet on golf, a book from your favorite golf author, and a one-time redeemable gift voucher/ coupon to try their hand at a small game at the golf course.
Outdoor Wedding Ideas for a Golf Themed Wedding
If you're looking for a quirky bridal entrance, you should enter the ceremony area on a golf cart! You can also use the golf cart as a getaway car instead of the typical vehicle that everyone decorates. Simply add a few gorgeous green bouquets, some vines, and a 'Just Married' to the golf cart.
For the ceremony, you could opt for an elegant bridal arch with native greens, blush, yellow, and white florals and wooden seating for all guests. The beauty of the wedding will come from the vast expanse of the golf course, natural light, and surrounding greenery. You can line the bridal aisle with wildflowers in earthen planters and a scattering of petals.
Vintage Golf Themed Wedding
Little known fact: I used to play golf… all through my childhood and then in college for my ‘PE credit.’ This adorable golf themed wedding inspiration shoot from Trenholm Photo gets the vibe and the details just right and is absolutely perfect for a vintage, golf themed, country club wedding!
This golf themed wedding inspiration shoot pulls in Florida touches without being bitchy. It’s reflective of the beautiful area around Naples, and the little nods to the golf course are simply genius!
Touches of tropical foliage, ferns, and moss give off lots of lovely golf course green hues and the gold details add some wedding-perfect glamour.
Credits: Photography: Trenholm Photo // Planning & Styling: The Perfect Match Wedding Concierge Studio // Venue: Calusa Pines Golf Club, Naples, FL // Hair & Makeup: Tickled Pink Artistry // Wedding Dress: Tie The Knot Couture Bridal Collections // Floral Design: Beach Rose Florals by Mia // Paper Goods: Luster Designs // Chivari Chairs: Niche Event Rental // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental // Vintage China & Décor: Sweet Southern Charm // Groom’s Suit: The Tuxxman // Nails: Get Nailed.