Sporty Wedding

Where does the 2018 World Cup take place ?

In which country is the 2018 World Cup held? This year, the 2018 Football World Cup will take place in Russia from June, 14th to July, 15th 2018. Organised by the FIFA, this is the 21st men's football world cup. The opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia kicks off on June, 14th 2018. The final is scheduled on Sunday July, 15th.


When does England play?

To find out if a World Cup game falls during your wedding, here's our little overview of the dates of the main games, including the ones the Three Lions will play :

-       On Monday, 18th June 2018, England will face Tunisia in Group G,

-       On Sunday, 24th June 2018, we will play against Panama,

-       On Thursday, 28th June, our team will hopefully defeat Belgium.

The round of 16 will take place the following days (from June, 30th to July, 3rd), and we really want to see our Three Lions there! As much as in the quarter-finals (July, 6th and 7th), in the semi-finals (July, 10th and 11th) and of course in the final on Sunday July, 15th! Most of the matches will take place in the evening, and the key moments of your wedding (register office, church, photos) will normally be over. If your wedding falls on any of these dates, try to think of an appropriate place for your guests to watch the game.


What should be planned if a game falls during your wedding?

A special room, but not far from the festivities, in which you can install a television or a projector. Your guests will be able to come and go while being present, which is better than seeing them isolated, each on their own phone. The match will also bring a special ambiance to your day, and a very friendly atmosphere, especially if England is the winner! So consider this great event as an asset, not as a constraint.


A football theme for your wedding ?

If you haven't decided on your theme yet, use the football one as a nod to the 2018 World Cup for your wedding theme. For example, arrange small English flags on your tables, balls in white and red, create an entertainment around football, use a soccer ball as a guestbook, plan for macaroons or treats in the colors of the English team. For your photobooth, you can also use accessories reminding oneself of the football world cup, or make-up that evokes our Lions.

You can also imagine a seating plan that would include team names, or player names.

Guinguette Football Theme

In terms of music, think of a special football playlist (in touches, so that it's not too much!) with Queen, We are the champions, Ricky Martin and his official 1998 football world cup song, La copa de la vida, or David Guetta ft. Zara Larsson, This one's for you, official song of the 2016 euro.

Your atmosphere can be a bit sporty while being bohemian-chic, with a white and red guinguette atmosphere, pennants, gingham tablecloths, very trendy and adapted to spring and summer season. In the same spirit, one could think of a romantic theme, with lace, flowers, liberty fabrics, and a football theme a bit rural and vintage. For the bride and groom? Why don't you dare wear Converse sneakers for instance ? Be crazy, be yourself !

Red and White Balloon

Your wedding announcement is already sent? It's pretty normal, a month before the big day. But, think you can make a reference to the football world cup in your wedding thank-you card, playing on the words with a humorous phrase related to this event 2018! If you are late, also know that there are red and white wedding announcements in the colours of England designed by Best Of Cards, which will be in harmony with your rural but nonetheless chic theme. Still rural, but more discreet, discover our sweet lace models.

 Red wedding invitation  Embossed flowers on iridescent envelope/satin

Wedding invitation  panoramic envelope/red poppies & braided cord

What if your brunch the day after your wedding falls on the day of the final?

First of all, the match will take place in the afternoon, and if England is in the final, you'll have time to have brunch serenely beforehand. This final will also be an opportunity to extend the convivial moment and watch the game with all your guests. Choose a brunch with a food truck, original and warm! Less conventional than a real lunch served at the table, it will allow everyone to eat on chairs or benches quite freely. One can imagine a themed food truck, like hamburgers, pancakes, Mexican or Indian specialities. To remain in the guinguette and rural spirit, also consider a picnic with red and white checkered blankets, old fashioned wicker baskets, mixed salads, colourful cakes and homemade quiches! You can organize a barbecue too, for your wedding lunch the next day, very convivial and which will match perfectly the football theme of this 2018 World Cup!

Popcorn Stand

For the afternoon and the match, think of snacks, or a drink and popcorn stand, which will be perfectly adapted to a World Cup final. This way you will not be blamed for not having thought about it ! For the most optimistic ones? You can plan to extend the party on Sunday night, in case our Lions impress us and are the big winners! Something to make your wedding a memorable moment.  

Bride and Groom in Sneakers