Pay Homage to Your Alma Mater On Your Wedding Day

Honor Your School During Your Wedding ReceptionDoes your school pride run deep? In fact, are many of your fondest memories from your days of walking your high school halls or your college campus? Will the bridesmaids standing by your side be more than friends, namely sorority sisters? Are all your husbands’ best buds from his days on the football team, in the band, or some other extracurricular activity? If you said “yes,” then chances are you will want to honor your school – and the important role it has played in your life – on your wedding day. Fortunately, there are a lot of fun ways to show your school spirit, on the most important day of your life.

Invite Your Bridal Party to Wear School Colors (Within Reason)

You might not love the idea of having your bridesmaids wear burnt orange or maroon dresses on your wedding day (though we think you can totally make that work). But there are still ways to wear your school spirit on your sleeves, so to speak.

  • Why not buy your fiance’s groomsmen matching socks in their alma mater’s colors? Or, let them wear spirit-filled ties or pocket squares!
  • For your bridesmaids, consider charm bracelets with your school’s mascot or another nod to your school days. You can also encourage everyone to wear their class rings, which makes for a great photo op.
  • You could even use your school’s colors as inspiration for your flower bouquets, especially if their dresses are a neutral like black, navy, or cream. Or, let the florist know you’d like each bouquet to be wrapped in a ribbon that represents your universities.

Make Your School Song (or Your Fight Song) a Part of Your Reception

We love to see the growing wedding trend of couples paying homage to their shared alma mater (or sometimes their rival schools), by singing their school songs, or even their fight songs, during their wedding receptions. It can actually be a great, high-energy way to garner involvement from other guests who attended those schools.