Around here, we’re crazy over details, creative wedding themes, and ultra-fun ways to put your own personal touch on your big day. today’s topic: fishing themed wedding ideas! And let me tell you, there’s not a single theme we can’t turn into an ultra-stylish party, with just enough creativity to make it all seamlessly blend together. So when Mia wrote to us about her fiance, Tom, and his love for fishing, we were all over it. We couldn’t wait to answer her question and prove that she could wow him with a few fishing themed wedding ideas thrown into the mix that he’ll love — without compromising the stylish wedding of her dreams. She writes,
“My fiance and I are planning an August wedding and he LOVES fishing. He goes fishing as often as he can and I’ve even started fishing with him. I want to surprise him with a few fishing details, without it turning into a fishing themed wedding or going overboard. Any ideas on what I can do?”
Not only is it possible, but it’s also so easy to do!
First, plan your engagement shoot around an outdoorsy / fishing theme, complete with a tackle box that has your wedding date on it. You can have this photo printed onto a postcard and sent to guests as your save the date. (Save the date cards are less formal and do not need to follow any sort of theme or palette, which means you don’t have to necessarily follow it up with a fishing invitation). ;)
I love this save the date by RusticLoveandWood:
And this cute one from Howl Creative Co.
Get your website with a fishing themed wedding design right off the hook! Here’s one we like from here (it’s FREE!)
If you are interested in fishing wedding invitations, you’re in luck: we’ve found a few beautiful styles you’ll love.
And this simple yet elegant invitation with fishing hook design. By LdesignsInvitations.
And this artful watercolor fishing wedding invitation design! By KarliStrohscheinArt.
When it comes to the decor within your wedding itself, the key to maintaining a formal atmosphere is to pick just a few details. Don’t pick too many elements; instead, choose just a handful of your favorite touches. These table numbers are fish-themed, but look very elegant paired with vases of flowers and candlelight.
This is another table number we love! It is part of these fishing themed wedding invitations by Ling Wang called Only Fish For Me.
Here’s matching place cards (via here):
These coordinating ceremony programs (spotted here):
And of course, an entire fishing themed wedding invitation suite! Via here.
You can even get custom fishing themed wedding postage to match. Get it here.
Other areas you can decorate include your head table. For instance, these wine glass markers are shaped with fish and personalized.
These fish signs are a cute touch for the head table.
Use these fishing nets to create a photo display table at your reception. You can use plain clothespins (like these) to attach photos to the netting. Via here.
Your cake is one of the easiest ways to personalize your wedding. Here are a handful of cake toppers that are perfect for a fishing wedding theme.
Here’s a pretty wedding cake that ties into a fishing wedding theme! Photo by Christy Mckee Photography.
I love this cake pop wedding “cake” made to look like fishing bobbers! You can get a round cake pop stand here.
If you are serving cupcakes, these bobber cupcake toppers are a perfect fit for this theme. By A is for Apron Strings.
If you’re planning a groom’s cake, order him one with a fishing theme, like this. It is a giant tackle box!
Wear this garter as a surprise — and if you choose navy or blue thread, it counts as “something blue”, too.
For him, we’ve found a wedding band with a fly fishing motif and a pair of cuff links with fishing hooks.
He’ll also love this outdoorsman inspired wedding band. By Thomas O Jewelry Design.
Surprise the groom with one of these personalized fishing lures the morning of the wedding. (Have your ring bearer deliver it to him in a small gift box.) By C and T Custom Lures.
This new crankbait is the latest craze for fishing themed wedding gifts. Also from here.
Don’t forget a boutonniere! This bout from The Ritzy Rose is made with unique brooch flowers and a fishing lure.
And for the groomsmen, we’ve found pocket knives engraved with their names and/or wooden fly fishing cases.
And I couldn’t help but mention these fishing reel cufflinks, too!
Use a return stamp like this on your outgoing wedding stationery. Plus, you can keep using it long after the wedding.
For guests, give them koozie favors! There’s a camouflage one — if he’s very outdoorsy — or a solid color one, if you’re not feelin’ the camo vibe.
Give your guests these fish themed wedding favors made of soap! By Kate Aspen.
Or these fish themed cheeseboard and spreader sets! Buy here.
These cajun spice rub favors are fishing themed and you can make them yourself! Spotted at A Little Clareification.
Love these drinking cups with a fish theme by SipHipHooray!
Give out these cookies at your dessert bar or place in glassine envelopes like these to give as favors! By Tami Rena’s Cookies.
Don’t forget the fishing themed sticker! Spotted here.
This photo frame is a cute wedding gift for you or your favorite fishing couple. By Sugar Pine Frame Co.
And finally, don’t forget a guest book. This cute fish guest book alternative is by MDB Weddings.
And for more fishing inspired gifts for the groom, groomsmen, or father of the bride / groom, read: 20 Best Fishing Gift Ideas.
Hope it helps as you plan a fun fishing wedding theme! Now, go fish!
P.S. What do you think of these fishing wedding ideas? Share your thoughts in the comment box below!