Had to change the wedding date thanks to NASCAR!

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Yep! We had so much trouble finding a date that would work because of the Formula 1 Grand Prix and a bunch of music festivals. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MissSangria:  We’re getting married during the Florida/Georgia football game. We refused to change our date but it’s not as crazy as the 500 or Bike Week which starts the weekend after your wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Daytona race is seriously OUT OF CONTROL. I used to go to the races every once in a while when I lived in FL and traffic was bad ALL the way rom Orlando coming into Daytona…

It’s a good thing to change it~~~ 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MissSangria:  I can somewhat relate.  Our wedding will be in Vegas and I had originally planned it for 11/18/13 but the Rock n Roll Marathon was the day before and they close the strip.  So I didn’t want any issues with people flying in the day of the marathon so I moved it two weeks earlier.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My FI and I wanted to get married in the fall and with both of our families are HUGE Iowa Hawkeye football fans so were left with their bye weekend!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Thank goodness all your vendors were free that day! That must have been stressful.

On the friend issue- I think it’s unreasonable to expect a yes or no for an event 7 months away unless it is a very close family member or the bridal party. Just don’t offer to foot the bill for his expenses and let him sort out the rest. What he said doesn’t sound passive-aggressive to me, it just sounds like he has other obligations that weekend and needs time to figure out if he can still come. It does sound a little passive aggressive that he was given 2 weeks to decide whether to attend an event so far away though.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh girl I can relate. I was supposed to get married April 2013. We were making all the plans and then I got started on booking hotel blocks last summer and every single hotel room was booked or like $600. Turns out, my wedding day was Final 4 in Atlanta. Effin’ college basketball, I mean seriously, it’s not even professional sports like the World Series or something. The next available date at our venue was in July, the only reason it was open was because its miserablely hot and humid in Atlanta in July. We ended up having to move our wedding to September 2013.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I can understand.  I would NEVER have gotten married in late March or early April due to college basketball.  In fact, I had to remind my friend (I was MOH) that she shoul not get married the first weekend in April, but the second (which she did).

September is college football season but it’s early enough there aren’t any huge games that weekend.  My family are football fans and I looked and they do play at home, but they play a big nobody.

And the best part…it’s not basketball season yet!  If it was I would have picked a day we didn’t have a Saturday game.

I think I got lucky 9/21 is our anniversary and not in the spring

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

We’re a little worried about our wedding date being the day before a potential football playoff game here (Canadian Football runs July to November). If our team makes the playoffs, we won’t be able to go to the game due to the post wedding events we have planned (day after brunch followed by a tea at my parent’s place). But from the way our team’s been playing so far it doesn’t look like we’ll be making it to the playoffs anyways. There won’t be major traffic or hotel issues at all though, so we’re not worried about that. It’s more that we have season tickets which inculdes a ticket to the playoff game that has us ‘worried’. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MissSangria:  NASCAR GOT ME TOO!

We were trying to have the wedding on May 31, 2014 at a beach in Delaware.  June 1 is the Nascar race in Dover (Monster Mile) so none of the hotels would block rooms for our guests.  Dover is about 30 mins from the beach… so we ended up moving the wedding to April.  Freaking Nascar.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Yikes! Glad you got the venue worked out! 

We were slightly worried with it being commencement weekend at University of Wisconsin. A few venues were not available that date and hotels were a little more expensive but we ended up just far enough away from campus that it shouldn’t be an issue. We did tell people to book early though since it is a busy weekend. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MissSangria:  Thankfully my FI and I are neither, hence the reason why we were oblivious when we set the date.  I’m a UCF Knight (I chose it over UF and FSU because it wasn’t a football school) and he went to uni at Exeter in the UK.  However, our friends are 90% Gator grads so it’s pretty inevitable the wedding will be cheering for UF even though my dad and stepdad are big Noles fans.  I gave them an accidental nod in that our tables will have blue tablecloths and orange rose centerpieces.

Though you would think I would know better since I was born and raised in Jacksonville so I used to sell tickets to the games as a fundraiser for elementary school and the F/G game is always the first weekend in November.  FI is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan so I have been slowly assimilating and replacing my Jaguars gear with Cowboys gear.

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