Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married next May (eekk!!). We have 3 very good friends and 1 family member also getting married between now and then. Part of the reason why we decided to wait so long during our engagement is because we wanted to be a part of all of those weddings…and because many of the same people will be at or in them, too.
So.. now that we are trying to nail down a date for the engagement party that is being thrown in our honor, we can’t really nail down a good one because of …FOOTBALL SEASON!
I love football just as much as anyone.. but everyone in my family and my FI’s family are season ticket holders to their respective teams and everyone.. and I do mean every.single. person. in our families and close friend circles are football-crazy-maniacs ( I include myself in this desciption as well)!
Even my 80 year old grandmother doesnt want to miss the LSU/Kentucky game… she will tailgate with the best of them! O well– that is to be expected because we live in the South, but I thought that pushing the wedding until the Spring would help out with the busy weekends during the Fall/into the early Winter months!
Now I am thinking that the other two weddings are planned on weekends where there are no “Big games” ( I am positive THIS was by design) and that now our engagement party may be pushed back even further because it will start to conflict with Thanksgiving/Christmas schedules!
I wish I could just make a quick call to the NCAA and the NFL Comissioner and ask them to back off of the weekend of September 17!!! 🙂
Post # 3
Is it possible to move the party up toward the beginning of September. Most of the first couple of games of the football season are non-conference and not usually as important. Or what about the Sunday of Labor Day weekend? Since most people wouldn’t have to work on Monday, it could be an option.
I understand the scheduling around football games. My FI’s team has a bye our wedding weekend and mine will more than likely play an early game and I can keep up with the score on my phone! My coworkers actually have a bet on whether or not I will worry about the game on the wedding day!
Post # 4
Hate to say it but engagement parties aren’t very important to most people, so I could definitely see this happening. If it is such a stressor, why even have one?
Post # 5
@jalaamarie: We were originally going to have it on Labor Day weekend.. which would have been PERFECT, but found out that my Maw Maw has a mass growing behind her sinus cavity and they performed a biopsy this week. She is the one throwing the party.. so I insisted that we cancel it… but she adamantly refuses to cancel and says she wants to and she already has the guest list “So there!!” haha. Her and my great aunt are retired and have put a lot of thought and planning into it already… so I would hate to cancel it since it is really something they’re both looking forward to doing! LOL at having the mobile app that keeps up with the scores.. my Fiance and I have that and our favorite teams loaded! One thought was to have the game broadcasted on the TV’s for people to watch so no one misses anything!
@crayfish: I would hate to cancel something that is being thrown in our honor for someone who really wants to do this. I know it is isn’t important to a lot of people, and mostly only friends and close family will be invited… but it is a way for my grandparents and great aunt to do something special for me and my Fiance. We live out of state, so most of my side won’t be able to attend the wedding and this is a way for us to be able to celebrate with people who can’t make the drive/flight
Post # 6
My family is die hard about football too, and I could care less about it. I got married 10/24 and told them to suck it if it conflicted with anything due to freaking football. There wasn’t a home game that weekend, and they have a DVR to record anything they missed, so I didn’t have any sympathy.
They could easily sell their tickets if they have a home game that weekend, and I don’t think it would kill someone to miss one game to come to your party. But then again, I also do not get the craze about sports anyway
Post # 7
@MrsSl82be: LOL.. yes it is definitely a craze around here. We ( my Fiance and I) just purchased season tickets for the first time this year… so my Fiance feels a big obligation to get our moneys worth. My family has been LSU season ticket holders since .. the 1980’s or something insane like that. I have sat in the same seat in that stadium my entire life!
I was thinking that maybe having a VERY laid back boil or BBQ with the game set up on multiple TV’s may suffice… just trying to accomodate as much as possible!
Post # 8
@Mrs_Amanda: I was actually going to suggest having the games on TV’s so that those that want to enjoy the games can. I actually for our wedding was going to go as far as getting a projector and a computer and play the game at our wedding reception, but like I said earlier it will probably be a morning game. It’s family weekend at my alma mater that weekend.