Adelaide/Aussie brides advice on wedding day footy

posted 3 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Part of me says it’s your wedding and people will just have to deal … part of me knows how crazy aussie rules supporters are and especially with a home derby … and part of me can’t give you an answer! lol

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I understand that this is a tough one because I know how much of a big deal that first game will be at the revamped Adelaide Oval to some people! And I’m sure it will be a great atmosphere being a show down etc etc.

Having said that it is what, like the 30th ‘showdown’ these teams have had since they started in the late 90s? I personally don’t think it will kill people to wait till a week later to go see the next game at Adelaide Oval (Crows v Sydney, which is on my wedding  day, lol, and should be a good game due to the whole Tippett thing) or to wait until the next showdown later in the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is very thoughtful of you to try to accommodate them but only consider if it would not cost you a hell of a lot more money to secure you photogs for that extra time etc.  Some other factors to consider:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Some guests who aren’t interested in the footy may also get a bit annoyed by the longer gap too…you’d be looking at about 3 – 3.5 hours if the ceremony finished by around 3 and the reception started at 6.30pm? Not an abnormally long gap for an Australian wedding but some may get bored/tired/drunk hanging out at a bar for that length of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* I can also envisage the guests who go to the footy rocking up late/loud at your reception as well by the time the match ends (which would be cutting it close to around 6.30) and walk from the Oval to the Crowne Plaza which would take at least 15 minutes. They may say they will leave early to be on time but if it is a close game I wouldn’t bet on it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have relatives attending my wedding from England and the guy was desperate to go see a game at Adelaide Oval while he was here (mad cricket fan – wants to see the oval etc). THere is a game on my wedding day at 1.40pm and I’m not getting married till 5pm. I said that he could go till at least half-time if he wanted and that wouldn’t be a problem. He declined and said he would rather not rush to get ready for the wedding (and also I think because he realises that a wedding is more important than a sporting game!).

ETA – the only rule I think is don’t get married on Grand Final Day. I heard of people that did this when the Crows were in it – they kept having guests crying out during the service as they were listening to little pocket radios of the commentary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Could you show the game at the pre-dinner drinks? Maybe just put on a couple of team banners etc? 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@graciej:  I got married during finals and I had guests saying they would pull out last minute if their team made it. luckily none of their temas made it to the finals so I skirted that issue.

I say that since it is not a finals match that people will just have to deal. If anyone RSVP’s no to attend the footy (barring finals) well I think they have their priorities screwed up.

Why not find somewhere where the footy is being screened (a pub or the casino) and let guests mingle there between the ceremony and the reception. If you can afford it shout them the first round of beers. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Lollybags:  Your mention of grand finals brings back horror memories of 2010 I think it was?  The stupid tie?  Coming from NZ I remember being totally shocked & bemused that they had to put on a brand new game the next weekend rather than play an extra ten minutes or so of extra time 😛  And all the poor brides who had planned their wedding not to clash with grand final day…. only to get caught by the rematch!

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graciej:  A possible problem with the TV: Are AFL games broadcast live in the city they’re being played in? (I don’t know, but I think it’s worth asking)

But I agree with not moving your wedding for the football. It’s not a final.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If it was a the Grand Final, then I would reconsider…but given it’s not a particularly special game, I wouldn’t change things around. 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@graciej:  I don’t have Foxtel and I don’t watch much football. But the internet is amazing and eventually I found this. Yes, it’s live on Foxtel:

while Foxtel will show all nine games live, every week.” – http://www.news.com.au/business/afl-announces-1bn-tv-rights-deal/story-e6frfm1i-1226046325694

The AFL has confirmed a $1.253 billion TV rights deal for the next five years, which will see every game, every round of the home and away season shown live on Fox Sports“: http://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-poised-to-announce-historic-new-tv-deal-with-foxtel-channel-7-worth-an-estimated-1-billion/story-e6frf33l-1226046219071

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I say do what ever suits you on your day- although u can see where your concerns lie. Should you have a tv for the footy boys I think it would make them very happy- well at least half if them!

-we would have just returned from out hm then- Fi was so glad that e didn’t have to change the date when the fixtures were released. (as if u would have changed our hm!!)

oh, & go port!! 🙂

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