Post # 1
Has anyone had their big day fall on the day of a “big game”? What did you do? Did you try and embrace it and keep it on in the background to please people, or just pretend it wasn’t happening all together??
Our wedding is on June 2, 2012. I just came to the sudden, horrifying realization that if our team makes it to the finals again this year- it is very likely that a game will fall on our wedding day. Fiance and I are huge hockey fans. Groomsmen and bridesmaids are huge hockey fans. HUGE. At least half of the guests are huge hockey fans.
Now- one half of me knows that our team making it to finals for the 2nd year in a row would be a dream come true for me, and I wouldn’t want to miss a game myself, and I don’t want anyone else to entirely miss the game either. but the other half is saying COME ON! When the day arrives, it will have been two and a half years of planning and waiting.. I don’t want to be outshined by a stupid *bleeping bleep bleep bleeping* hockey game!!! IT’S MY DAY DAMMIT!!! And the thought that half the bridal party would be SO wanting to watch the game breaks my heart.. ugh. But at the same time, I’m mad at myself for potentially letting something as stupid as a sporting event get me down on my wedding day. It’s a day to celebrate myself and my fiance- who cares if people are mildly distracted for a couple hours.
*ahem* Clearly I am freaking out way too early for no reason yet, but.. I just want to be prepared. If it falls on a game day, we will absolutely have a TV somewhere on mute (or super quiet), and will have the MC keep everyone updated on the score. We even plan to have a huge flag of our team hung up somewhere, and some other team paraphinalia around. And a shot of us in our jerseys over our gown and tux is already on the “must have” photography list. We really are hockey nuts.. I just.. I don’t know. Anyone have any advice or stories they can share?
Or- maybe just cross your fingers for me that if there is a game- it’s an away game so it will start at 4:30 or 5 instead of 7.. then it will be pretty much done by the time dinner is over.
Post # 3
Eek! I’m from the same area so I understand how you feel, definitely. Chances of the game falling on your wedding day are not huge, but in case it does, first off do NOT let it interfere with the ceremony, your first dance, or your entrance. But really, if anyone is that hardcore of a fan, they’ll have their little radios in their ears. I’d suggest getting a little radio to take with the bridal party so they can keep up on the score as well
Post # 4
Haha, I was definitely checking to see where you live to judge how much of a problem this is. Considering one of my best friends paid “enough to furnish several rooms with IKEA furniture” in the house of the person he bought tickets from this year… it could be an issue.
Realistically though, all hopes aside, they may not make it to the finals, and even if they do, there’s a 1/4 chance that the actual final game will be on the day of your wedding, and then split that in half again, since they play every other day. Guess you’ll just be hoping they win it in 4??
Post # 5
@SapphireSun: Haha yup- Vancouver girl all the way here! And wow- do you mean your friend bought tickets for this upcoming year? As in, just by chance they might make it? Or for last year.. because yes- tickets to a finals game last year would have been a couple months mortgage for us, haha. And your math definitely made me relax a little.. and on the plus side, it would be a game 1 or 2 (mayybe 3) that would fall on the wedding date.
Post # 6
@adnama: Thanks for the advice. And now that I have slept on it, I am over the panic. I think it partially had to do with the fact that yesterday I realized that it was 5 months to the day until the wedding.. eek! And you’re right.. anyone who wants to will have their little radio in their ear, and the chances of that affecting me are.. well zero! And besides, if this does happen there’s no way I wouldn’t be keeping up with it too! I was joking with my Fiance today that during the ceremony I might be like that guy on the commercial who’s out for dinner with his wife with his smartphone on his lap going “OOH” “AH” “YES!” in the middle of sentences 😉