How to Incorporate Baseball Details Into Your Wedding

See how real couples showcased America's pastime in their celebration.

While most people might balk at having the entire wedding themed about baseball, these special touches prove you can pursue any motif or palette and still hit a home run with a few sporty elements.

Photo: Switzerfilm

For baseball fans, the spring is all about the start of baseball and autumn is more than a time for sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes; it also marks the season of the playoffs and World Series. In honor of Major League Baseball games starting this month and the upcoming Fall Classic, we took a look at our brides and grooms who love America’s pastime for inspiration and ideas on how to include details of the sport into the big day.

While most people might balk at having the entire wedding themed about baseball, these special touches prove you can pursue any motif or palette and still hit a home run with a few sporty elements. After all, your wedding should personalize you as a couple... so if you love baseball, add that detail to your nuptials!

Each example below is from our real weddings section – click the link below each photo to see more of the celebration!

Get Ready in a Baseball Jersey

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Instead of the ever-popular floral robe or PJ set, consider a jersey with your new last name. While your sweetheart may not be a pro like this bride's beau, it will still be a keepsake to treasure. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding with Enchangted Forest Theme in Santa Barbara

Baseball Escort Cards

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Escort cards are always a great way to lean into a quirkier theme. You can include an engagement photo, or go above and beyond with custom cards for each guest. Photo by Chung Li Photography; From Real Wedding: Romantic City Hall Wedding with Korean Influences in San Francisco

Baseball Cookie Wedding Favors

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Unless you grew up in the same region, there’s a strong chance that you and your future spouse root for difference teams. Cookies or other edible favors with your respective team logos give a playful nod to the rivalry. You can even see which confection runs out faster to show which team is the most popular! Photo by EDLT Photo; From Real Wedding: Modern Spring Bridal Shower with a Pink, Gold & Black Color Palette

Baseball-Inspired Wedding Gift

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Baseball is often a sport that families bond over, with their traditions for the All-Star Game, fond memories about playoff runs, and countless afternoons at the ballpark. If that sounds like you and your parents, including that detail in your embroidered handkerchief gifted after you get ready is a lovely sentimental touch. Photo by KingenSmith; From Real Wedding: Catholic Wedding + Modern Supper Club-Inspired Reception in Chicago

Baseball Stadium Wedding Photos

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If your venue is near the stadium of your favorite team, look into having portraits taken onsite! This can also be a great option for an engagement session, if the wedding is not nearby. If you cannot access the dugout or field, you can still take beautiful photos outside of the stadium. Photo by Switzerfilm; From Real Wedding: Rooftop Ceremony with City Views + Dreamy Reception in St. Louis

Baseball-Themed Wedding Cake

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Though many brides – or even mothers of the bride – may be reluctant to give up a glamorous multi-tiered confection for the reception, a groom’s cake can be a wonderful way to showcase your love of the game. The cake can showcase your favorite team’s logo, stadium, or even be shaped into a baseball. There are a variety of ways to achieve your exact vision, so consult with your cake designer. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Oceanfront Ceremony + Opulent Pink and Metallic Reception

Baseball Team Groom Socks

shot of groom wearing SF Giants socks on his wedding day with orange slacks

Socks are the groom's best opportunity to be playful with his ensemble, so if he loves a particularly team, why not express that with a fun pair? Photo by Heather Kincaid; From Real Wedding: Jewish Ceremony + Romantic Fall Reception Décor in Ojai, California

Baseball Team Cuff Links

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For more formal celebrations, a pair of silver cufflinks with the logo of your favorite team is a classy and subtle way to proclaim your affiliation. Photo by Artistrie Co.; From Real Wedding: Rustic-Elegant Celebration with Personalized Elements in Chicago

For more wedding ideas, discover 25 ideas for fall wedding décor, see the pros and cons of getting married in autumn, and get ideas for how to personalize your wedding!