(Closed) My wedding co-incides with a really fun event, and I’m just finding out about it

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

How many of your guests are actually going to be interested in participating in this? You should maybe let people know about the date informally so they know to leave their calendars open even though you’re not sending Save-The-Date Cards yet. 

Post # 5
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@LizLemon:  is it all day? aren’t those kind of events more like a morning/ealr afternoon thing? If worse comes to worst, they can arrive late. no?

Post # 7
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Color run! Is there any way you could make your wedding an evening ceremony that way people could still attend the run in the morning and then go to your wedding after? Also 4 guests out of 100 (more or less) won’t be that big of a deal, don’t worry! If these guests are important enough and good enough friends they will make it work and your wedding will take priority! Don’t stress!

Post # 8
3110 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

there’s always something going on. the important people will obviously choose your wedding over a run.

Post # 9
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@LizLemon:  oh boy I would send out a STD email or facebook message or SOMETHING to get everyone you THINK wants to run the race in the know about your wedding… I’m slacking on sending our save the dates but everyone pretty much already knows about the date so I’m just being lazy… BUT I don’t want anyone to be busy either so I’ll get on that right now! haha thanks for the kick in the butt ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also agree with @All In:  I’m not sure how many people you think will want to be involved in this but HELLO there’s probably another one next year but theres not another wedding so they’ll understand and should either do both or none at all.

Most races are pretty early so they could do both and just SHOWER after/before your wedding so there will be no paint coverage to be found! haha

don’t worry!

Post # 10
869 posts
Busy bee

How fun would it be to do the run in your wedding dress???  Not serious, but just throwing it out there. ๐Ÿ™‚  I’m sure you’d make the News.  Sorry this has happened!

Post # 12
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would spread the word to your most imporant people via email ASAP.

Also- any chance you can push back your ceremony an hour or two? I do lots of fun runs and they are usually done by 10/11. If they are close friends, they’l’l rush home, shower the paint off and be there. Worst case- they miss the ceremony?

Good luck!

Post # 13
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MalbecMe:  My thoughts exactly!  If you could move your wedding back to the Friday evening slot and do a TTD at the run the next day, it would be awesome!  Completely understand if this isn’t feasible for other reasons, but it’d make for a great time ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I made the same mistake.  About a third of my guests were also invited to a huge event that same weekend, and I should have thought about it but forgot.  Kudos to my friends, though: the vast majority of them skipped the event in favor of my wedding.  I was told several times that the event was going to suck that year because so many people were missing it for my wedding – and that was okay.  A few couldn’t come (especially a few who were actually on the planning committee of the other event), but most of them realized that the fun event happens every year, whereas my wedding was once in a lifetime.  Just put out word as quickly as possible about your wedding date, and I’ll bet your friends come through for you.

Post # 15
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@inspiredcreations:  OH MAN I’d so consider this if it were me lol.

I’d send out a small email to people and mention it to my friends talking about going in a “hey, i know we didnt send out save the dates but I just wanted to let you know our wedding is on nov blahblah!”

Post # 16
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

There will always be something going on – we got married during football season, but strategically planned a date where our college team wasn’t playing. I’ve been to multiple weddings were everyone is checking their phone or trying to stream the games live, lol.

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