(Closed) I picked the worst date ever! Help!

posted 6 years ago in November 2012
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

have the DJ announce the score periodically? Or would people get ticked off with the “spoiler?”

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would really stress to your friends and family that they need to book their rooms in advance, and hopefully they have enough sense to record the game and not try to watch the game during your wedding.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  For the hotels, block some rooms at one of the cheaper hotels. Most places give you a discount for setting up a block. For the game, I like the idea of announcing the score periodically (so long as its not during toasts, the first dance ect.)

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d plan on integrating the game into the reception. Lots of people are going to want to see it, so there’s no point in trying to drag them away from the bar. Could you put up a big TV in a strategic location and keep it on mute?

Yeah I know people are going to scream “tacky” but football in certain cities is almost like a religion to many people and if there’s a game on, you’re going to lose some of your guests’ attention to it, no two ways about it. You can make it so they feel like they need to sneak around to catch a minute and end up with half the guests crammed into the bar, or you can embrace it and find a way to make it a fun part of the reception without annoying the guests who don’t care about the sport.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

About what time would the game be playing?  

Would the venue be able to put a TV in one corner of the reception room to play the game (sound off, subtitles on) during the 4th quarter?  If you could time that with the dancing, and make sure it doesn’t interrupt speeches and first dance and all that good stuff, maybe it would make the football lovers happy?  (Or would a TV bother you?)

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

See if you can get a flat screen TV mounted on the wall somewhere.  I’m sure the venue will help you out.  That way it wouldn’t take up a lot of space.  🙂

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would try to get a tv in the room and depending on what space you have, at least a couple tall bistro tables, if not a couple couches.  We had 3-4 tall bistro tables in our reception space by the bar / dance floor and it really helped get people up and around since they had somewhere to set their drink, congregate and hang out, or hide behind that wasn’t their dinner table. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What game is it?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@cant.wait.to.be.mrs.d:  FH LOVES Georgia *go UGA!* .. Good luck with figuring out the game during the reception (FH would LOVE the idea of a tv lol)

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a similar problem – I’m from FL, Fiance is from GA and we are getting married on the same day as the FL/GA game, which is a big deal around where I am from (very near Gator Country).  I peaked in for ideas, I like having the score announced periodically.  I was going to put a tv somewhere in the back for those who just can’t help themselves (basically everyone) but I really didn’t want to. 

 

Side note: if I would have realized when I set my date that it was on the day of the FL GA game I would have totally incorporated it, since I’m a FL Gator and he’s a GA Bulldog lol!

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