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Tandem Bike Wedding Theme Ideas: Invitations and More

Updated on September 8, 2016
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Did you know that tandem bicycles have become a popular theme for weddings? It is amazing what you can learn about when you network with fellow artists. One day no one has heard of an idea and the next you find it everywhere you turn on Pinterest. If you and/or your fiancé are tandem bike enthusiasts, you may want to consider this charming theme for your spring or summer wedding. There are ideas out there for tandem bike invitations, table numbers, cake toppers, favors, and much more. Happy planning!

How can you include tandem bikes in different elements of your wedding?

Just a Few Ideas
Invitations, Save the Dates, Thank Yous
Table Numbers
Cake Toppers
Gift Requests
There are so many beautiful stationery options other there that have both regular and tandem bikes.
There are so many beautiful stationery options other there that have both regular and tandem bikes. | Source

Invitations, Save the Dates, Thank You Notes

Many people consider how they will incorporate invitations into a wedding theme but don't think about save the dates or thank you notes. There are often coordinating options for these stationery sets as well. The following are some of the most popular ideas for tandem bike wedding stationery.

  • [number of years together], 2 wheels
  • bride and groom riding a tandem bike
  • a flag attached to a tandem bike with "save the date," "wedding," or "thank you" message
  • hearts attached to the bike like tin cans
  • hearts floating around the bike

Wedding tandem bicycle

Table Numbers

This concept is pretty self-explanatory. You can add a tandem bike image to virtually any table number design. Are you making the table numbers yourself? Consider using a tandem bike stamp or set of stickers.

Tandem Bike Cake Topper / Sculpture

Cake Toppers

A tandem bike is a fun way to add a personal touch to a cake topper. Some people opt to simply have a bike as a topper while other people choose to include riders. Cake toppers are available in a wide variety of metals / metal finishes and clay. Many people who make cake toppers are happy to customize them for the recipients. Don't be afraid to ask for special touches, such as details for the people riding the bike (i.e. hair, clothing) or the addition of your names and/or wedding dates.


  • Tote bags. Check out the tote bags available from Favors and Flowers. You may want to opt for a more expensive gift option like this for just the wedding party or close family members.
  • Coasters. Create or purchase a single tandem bike coaster design or have fun giving lots of different designs.
  • Magnets. A magnet is an inexpensive practical favor that will allow your guests to think back on your wedding each time they open their refrigerators or file cabinets.
  • Wrapping. Whether or not you are gifting a tandem bike themed item for your guests, you may want to use tandem bike wrapping, such as tissue paper or boxes with a tandem bike stamped on each favor. You can also attach tandem bike tags or stickers to each favor.



Tip: Tandem bikes can be a lot of fun during engagement photo shoots as well!

Talk with your photographer about coordinating one or more of the following tandem bike ideas into your wedding shoot.

  • Riding a tandem bike in one of your favorite locations around town.
  • Riding a tandem bike with a "just married" sign on the back.
  • Kissing while one or both people stand next to the bike with their hands resting on the bike handlebars.
  • The girl sitting on the front of the bike with the guy holding her from behind.
  • One person holding the wedding flowers while the couple rides off on the bike.
  • Tandem bicycle decorated in the wedding colors (i.e. ribbons, streamers) and/or with flowers.

Daniel and Rachel Findley Wedding - Sendoff, Tandem Bicycle

Gift Ideas

If you know that you'll be attending a tandem bicycle themed wedding, you may want to consider giving the couple a themed item, such as one of the following options.

  • Prints or photos. There are lots of great tandem bike photos and prints available. Some artists design customized wedding prints, such as a tandem bike sketch that includes the couple's name and wedding date.
  • Pillow or pillowcase.
  • Bicycle themed t-shirts or other clothing and accessories (i.e. bicycle pins or necklaces).
  • Towels embroidered with tandem bicycles.
  • Bike riding gear. It is very likely that the wedding couple is a pair of avid bike riders. Consider bike riding gear that they may enjoy. If you aren't sure what they would like or need, don't be afraid to ask. They will most likely be thrilled that you've considered such a personal gift.



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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, Edi!

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      Edi 4 years ago

      Great list of ideas for weddings! I love the invitation and table number ideas!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Yes, absolutely, agusfanani!

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      agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

      That's a great idea that tandem bike can represent married couples so that they are inseparable like a tandem bike.

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks, MsDora! There are so many fun possibilities for this theme.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great new idea. Why not if the couple likes bicycles. This could be a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. Voted Up!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Tonette, nope, this wasn't an article about a specific wedding. It has ideas for people who are planning weddings. I agree with you about this wedding theme. Thanks for the shares!

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      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      Hi Rose. I truly thought I'm going to read about tandem bike wedding, lol. But you know, the idea can be very exciting, unique, modern and healthy, and I think something that combines classic and today. Cute, creative and a wow! Thank you and I'm sharing, the world has to know... :=) Tonette

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Haha Bill, not really sure what to say about that except that I'm glad the article did provide sufficient insight on the topic to give you a good explanation of it.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was one of the strangest titles I have read since I came to HP....thanks for the explanation because I didn't have a clue what you were talking about from the title. LOL Good job, Rose!