Official 2011 Who Schedules Weddings During Football Season? Thread

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 4th, 2011 at 10:54 PM

It's August. At worst you should be receiving invites now for weddings in October and November. But the question remains:

Weddings during Football Season?

What is the deal with that?


Current tally: 3
Number on UM/MSU Saturday: 1

Edit: EDSBS apparently received his invites a day before me. Definitely worth a read.





August 4th, 2011 at 10:56 PM ^

I have lucked out so far. Only one is planned, and it is on EMU Saturday (and doesn't start until after the game is over).

I will still do my best to weasel out of it, however.

Wolverine In Exile

August 5th, 2011 at 7:44 AM ^

but it was on a Friday in Ann Arbor before the away Iowa game in 2005-- poprivini (Polish day after wedding party) was a blast watching the game. Week before was the Manningham PSU game and that was a fun 2nd bachelor party weekend. Week after the wedding was the Northwestern night game and we had a flight that landed back from the honeymoon 2 hours before kickoff. all was well. and did I mention the wife was the one more worried about scheduling around the actual games?

Indiana Blue

August 5th, 2011 at 8:33 AM ^

at some time in the future, October 22nd will likely have a "don't miss" game.  Maybe you're marrying another "football lover" and I hope so, b/c you are seriously tempting the fate of the FG (yep - Football Gods).

Go Blue!


August 7th, 2011 at 2:42 AM ^

Men always forget this.  They think they're getting the best of both worlds, pleasing the fiancée by having a fall wedding, and pleasing themselves by having it on a bye week.  But as the years go on, damned if that date doesn't fall on a lot of football Saturdays.  (Conference games, too, since that's when the bye always occurs.)

It's best to avoid fall weddings altogether.  If the girl can't accept getting married at in any of the nine football-free months, maybe she's not the one.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:04 PM ^

My wife to be planned ours for the 19th of this month.  After a 2 week honeymoon we will settle down for the first game of the season.  I hope to indoctrinate her into everything Michigan football by taking her to a game this season (she really didn't get into sports before she met me).  So anyone who is willing to donate tickets (or sell at a reasonable price) I'm willing to take them.  She's gotta be baptized in all things Michigan  ;)  (And she's looking forward to it, too) 


Go BLUE!!!


August 4th, 2011 at 11:06 PM ^

I told my wife there are only four non-family members that I would consider going to their wedding in the fall. Other than those few, she has learned to not even ask about borderline friends. I had my wedding in April to protect football season for my fellow fans. Nothing ruins a Saturday like an all day wedding event.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:07 PM ^

A friend I've known since jr high invited me to her wedding, with no option to bring a date, on opening weekend. I told her I'll go to the ceremony (at 1), and be there after the game (dinner at 5:30). No way I'm missing the first game of the year.

Chippewa Blue

August 4th, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

Sister's former roommate the weekend of CMU/MSU, kinda a huge deal to us CMU kids and she wants me to go the reception. Lucky my sister and her roommate both went to MSU and the roommate was in the marching band. Needless to say if the un-thinkable happens and we even up the series with them, it will be tough call between attending that with my CMU hardhat on or partying on campus in full Central apparel


August 4th, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

Our wedding will be in February (south of the border) so no issues there... she started loving Michigan after she was walking around one day in Yellowstone with a Michigan shirt I'd bought her and some random person looked at her and told her "Go Blue"... she's been converted since.

Indiana Blue

August 5th, 2011 at 8:40 AM ^

(Though I have no idea why) ...  

Anyone that "wants a Fall wedding" is certainly not into football.  Good luck & ..


ps - I was married on Dec. 3rd  which use to be safe ... but who knew about B1G championship game 34 years ago!  Of course after 34 years, she would now go to the game, but not back in the day .....


August 4th, 2011 at 11:14 PM ^

My cousin scheduled his wedding in Wisconsin on October 8th during the Michigan/Northwestern Game. I live in Chicago, and can only hit a UofM "home game" every two years. That Badger Bastard!


August 4th, 2011 at 11:17 PM ^

I have one on UM/MSU and I already plan on tailgating in the church parking lot if it's a 12:00pm kick and no, I am not kidding. It's a Lutheran wedding so I will not be alone. I am hoping for a 3:30 kick so I'll only miss a quarter at the most and then it's to the bar before the reception.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:34 PM ^

My sister-in-law is getting married next year on Oct 20th Mich/MichSt weekend. 1st thing my wife said to her was "you know that's a Michigan football Weekend probably, hope they aren't playing anyone too important". Not congrats. Now I need to come up with a way to watch it. Our wedding was in April as well to avoid this mess.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:22 PM ^

I was a groomsman during the 2008 ND game.  To make matters worse, the wedding was dry.  I might have killed myself had it not been for a gametracker.  Thank God for smartphones.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:23 PM ^

and while the ceremony will be going on inside the church...I will have a cooler with beer in my cousin's big ass van with a few people (both sides, both fan bases lol) drinking and listening to the game...

I mean seriously...odds are everything will go on like every other wedding I have been to...successfully according to plan with no I plan on drinking and listening to the game


August 4th, 2011 at 11:26 PM ^

Oops.  I have to confess we did that.  We have always been big UM Football fans, but maybe not as focused on it in 1988.  (We usually won back then, little kids.)

We were married at the Michigan League and our only attention to football in the planning was that we were limited to weekends with away games.  It got me wondering just now:  who did we play on 10/15/88?   I just looked -- we played Iowa away, and we TIED 17-17.  How the hell did I not know that?

Our sports crimes that evening were focused on preempting our guests from watching the first night of the World Series.  As we were getting into our car with rice in our faces on the driveway on the North University side of the League, we were informed by my brother (Tiger fan) and my wife's counsin (Dodger fan) that Gibson had hit a game winning homer off of Eckersley.

Fist Pump.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:26 PM ^

1.  My buddy is a big ND fan and his cousin planned her wedding a year ago and of course set it on UM/ND.  Since then, he's learned all about the night game, retro unis, GameDay probably being there, etc.  Oh and 2 wks ago, his long time girl dumped no game and no date.

2.  Other buddy (another big ND fan, though this one cheers for UM when they don't play) got married in June.  A month and a half ago, his new wife receives a wedding invite the same day as UM/ND.  He told her, I love you but I've had this planned WAY longer than you getting that invite (we go to UM/ND every year together) either you go solo or don't go.  The 2 of us will see you at the Big House!!!


August 4th, 2011 at 11:38 PM ^

Got engaged in Feb. Fiance wanted June or September Wedding. June 2011 to soon and Luckily I was able to talk her out of September. June 2012 it is....Thanking my luck stars


August 4th, 2011 at 11:41 PM ^

You think that’s bad Cousins has attended 3 weddings this summer. Does not like how some invited guest identify themselves as Michigan fans, complains to brides, then has to go to the press, and still no apologize from Michigan fans. Now he must make burnt offering to the Spartan Gods in hopes of getting some healing from his wounds.

Blue since birth

August 4th, 2011 at 11:47 PM ^

My sister is marrying an OSU fan on the day of The Game.

The "good news"?...

The plan is to have a projector for the game. All of his family are OSU fans. All of our side will be UM fans of course... Big wedding... Open bar...

Should be interesting.


August 5th, 2011 at 10:33 AM ^

My cousin scheduled her wedding for the day of The Game but had the ceremony scheduled through the first half and then a cash bar with no brothers and I drank from a flask in the back of a church while listening to the game on the radio, and then ditched the reception - the cousin doesn't talk to us, but my parents heartily approved...


August 4th, 2011 at 11:46 PM ^

I was scheduled to go to my cousin's wedding during the ND game...and I successfully got out of it.  I wasn't missing that game for this wedding.


August 4th, 2011 at 11:47 PM ^

The Ann Arbor church I go to marks all home games on its calendar and won't allow people to schedule weddings there on those dates, due to parking, traffic, lack of hotel rooms, etc.. A lot of churches in the area do that.