Reception vs SEC Football Conflict

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
2117 posts
Buzzing bee

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rockclimberbride :  gotcha, well… boo! 2:30 would’ve worked out perfectly! I’m happy they are doing so well, makes it much more interesting when there’s a slew of good East teams, because the West is always stacked! 

Post # 17
1587 posts
Bumble bee

Just remember, when the Aggies score on the field, the Aggies score in the stands (or the wedding reception)  WHOOP!

Gig ’em, Class of ’92

Post # 18
614 posts
Busy bee

I actively started rooting against the Celtics in the playoffs when it looked like there would be a game that conflicted with our reception. The bad energy I sent towards them worked and they were eliminated before our wedding.

As long as you don’t mind your guests’ attention being elsewhere, I say go for it. 

Post # 21
4889 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I know people who have done this for a football game. Do it!

Post # 23
2525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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rockclimberbride :  I went to a wedding in 2016 where the reception took place during the cubs World Series run. Let me tell you… nearly 70% of our table was dying for game updates. To our delight, the bride and groom had two projector screens set up in corners of the room with subtitles for people to check out the game. 

They are HUGE cubs fans so it worked out. And FWIW people didn’t camp by the TVs but rather checked in periodically. Didn’t feel like a sports bar one bit. 

Post # 25
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I’m from Louisiana. I understand lol. It’s practically considered a sin to get married on an LSU game day. I’m still getting married on the date I like, regardless, which happens to fall on the LSU/Georgia game this year. While I am a fan, when it comes to my wedding I simply don’t care lol. That being said, I can all but guarantee that people will be checking their phones and trying to watch the game. Rude? Yes! But unfortunately that’s reality. I suppose it really depends on the “feel” you want for your big day. If having the game on during your reception doesn’t bother you, go ahead! If it does, then just try not to get irritated when people are checking their phones during the reception. It shouldn’t be the case, but yeah lol. 

Post # 26
7577 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Most weddings in my group have the game on at the bar if it’s during football season so it wouldn’t seem strange to me at all.

We lost one of our big games during my BFFs wedding so that was a bit of a bummer but that would have been a bummer whether the tv was on or not.

ETA: in my experience, most people don’t camp out around the TV. They check back and forth to see what’s going on and then head back to the dance floor.

Post # 27
409 posts
Helper bee

Hahaha I completely get it- college football is king in the south. This kind of reminds me of a wedding I was at last year, where there was no TV. During the entire reception one of the guests was streaming a college football game on his iphone. It was very noticeable too.

PS- Props to all brides who are so cool about this. A ton of brides would probably freak out if there was a college football game on during their reception. I scheduled my reception around the MLB playoffs/college football season, and it definitely made people happy.

Post # 28
10371 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We had a TV with a game on at the bar at our wedding. Husband wanted it and it wasn’t the hill I wanted to die on when I knew he wouldn’t even get thirty seconds to look at it. 

Post # 29
2544 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

AHAHAHAHA. As a Florida Gator, I absolutely love this post.

Girl, I am right there with you. I would insist on having a tv set up at the bar. The wedding is meant to be a big party anyway. So what if that party is a little like a tailgate? ๐Ÿ˜›

I’m normally not a Koozie fan for wedding favors, but in this case I think it would work!


Post # 30
3381 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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rockclimberbride :  this is why my husband vetoed “fall” as an acceptable season for our wedding ๐Ÿ˜‚

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