Hobby Theme Weddings and Bridal Showers
For wine lovers, share your passion and knowledge of fine wines by having a wine-themed reception. Grapes, wine bottles, wine glasses, all make great motifs. For decorations, think rustic vineyard colors, like sage, burgundy, and earth tones. Instead of an open bar, have wine tasting stations where your guests can select their own glass of wine for dinner. For wine themed party favors, give a beautiful glass wine bottle stoppers, a bottle of your favorite wine presented in a beautiful engraved wine box, or set of designer vineyard wine charms.
For globetrotting couples, why not throw a reception that showcases some of your travel adventures. Represent some of your favorite faraway destinations with food and beverages, music, and decorations from that region. Designate a country for each table, and accent it with colors, flowers, or miniature flags of the country. If you've collected souvenirs, put them on display along with some of your favorite photographs of the two of you at an exotic locale. For party favors, consider giving an elegant, silver-plated airplane luggage tag or an elegant travel candle, both of which your guests can use on their own future travels. Other travel related favor ideas include silver round travel candles and custom travel tea tins.
For avid golfers, a reception centered on the theme of golf can add a little light-hearted fun to the wedding. For table numbers, use flagpoles like the ones found on a course to designate the number hole. Each table could have it's own "hazard". A centerpiece of large, shallow vases filled with water and some floating blossoms can be a water hazard. And a sand trap can be created with a few oblong-shaped trays filled with sand. Provide guests with a scorecard and a golf scoring pencil, and invite them to share their thoughts on the wedding, and write a personal note to the newlyweds. The cards can take the place of the traditional guest book sign-in. For golf themed favors, give something everyone can use, like a golfer's key chain, a golf ball stopper or a personalized golf themed mint tin. As the couple leaves the reception, send them off with a saber arch like they do in military weddings, but instead of swords, make an arch of golf clubs.
Whether you're a gifted musician with music flowing in your veins, or just a great appreciator of good music, pay tribute by having a music-themed reception. Name tables for your favorite musicians, and set note cards with facts and interesting tidbits about the artist and his work at each place setting. Use darling drum place card holders to hold your seating cards. For favors, a personalized CD of your favorite music makes a great memento.