Guys who love collegiate football as much as their lovely brides-to-be (errr, almost as much as their brides-to-be), typically find themselves in a conundrum if wedding festivities are scheduled in late December and early January. From the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego on December 20th to the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, TX on January 4th (and 33 other bowl games in the lineup), whatÍs a die-hard fan to do?


1) Steer clear of wedding festivities on the biggest bowl game days, December 31st and January 1st. Or, boldly declare these two days your bachelor party weekend, gather up the guys and go on a football-watching binge! Gear up your viewing party with college football accessories to give as groomsmen gifts such as this NCAA logo steak iron, a sizzling way to show your team affiliation.


2) If at all possible, create a football-themed wedding. Yes, itÍs been done and the two of you lovebirds will look sensationally sporty walking down an aisle of green Astroturf. Of course, a gridiron groomsmen cake, bowties and cummerbunds in the teamÍs colors, and football gifts for groomsmen are all sure to be big-time winners. For the groomsmen gifts, check out our personalized collegiate football signs that will make your wedding attendants feel like MVPs.


3) Or, make a deal with your bride. For every hour of football watching during the lead-up to your December or January wedding, you will double the time to put towards chores on a ñhoney-doî list. Or, tell her that your football time is a way to distress and keep your feet from getting cold; who knows, maybe sheÍll even join you for the football festivities.