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.




Blue in Yarmouth

August 5th, 2011 at 9:40 AM ^

that will pull me away from my TV on a Saturday in the fall. Even hunting won't do it. I even do double call during the week so I can have Saturday free through the fall. I can honestly say that a Wedding wouldn't get me to miss a UM game unless it was maybe a family member, and even that would be a stretch. 


August 5th, 2011 at 9:43 AM ^

You schedule for a Friday before the game.  My cousin did this in Tallahassee and we all went to the Florida State-UNC game the next day.


August 5th, 2011 at 9:44 AM ^

have had plans to go to this pink floyd cover band ('wish you were here', apparently they're really good) with my buddy and his girl for months now. i just got around to looking when it actually was...September 10, 8:30pm, and the following convo happened:

me: oh, yeah, i can't go to see the pink floyd band.

wife: why not??!? 

me: that's the notre dame night game...

wife: but we have plans with our friends!

me: fuck them.


August 5th, 2011 at 10:06 AM ^

My buddy is having his wedding on the day of the Michigan Notre Dame game, he's not a huge college football guy and the worst part about it is i'm standing up in it, now that was a tough decision, still thinking about backing out, times ticking though


August 5th, 2011 at 10:13 AM ^

My wedding date was November 18, 2006. Anyone remember who we played that day??? It was supposed to be the week before but my wife is hindu and apparently it was a bad luck day so she asked if we could move it a week. Why didn't I consult the schedule?!? I've considered that we jinxed them and proposed the idea of a divorce/remarry thing to change our anniversary date. Surprisingly my wife was less than enthused with that


August 5th, 2011 at 10:20 AM ^

My wedding was Oct 1, 2005 Michigan @ Michigan State game (played @State) in Ann Arbor (Union). Let me tell you, it couldn't have been a more perfect day. 

My wife and my favorite time of year is fall, and what better than fall in A2 where we met. We planned the wedding to be after the game (almost had a situation since Brabbs miss moved us to overtime, he made up for it), but everyone got to watch the game (and Michigan won! which was mentioned in my brothers speach).

It was a perfect fall day in A2, we walked down the aisle to "The Victors" with maize and blue pom poms being waved my wife had made, it was all Michigan themed, and I am still wearing the M Go Blue for Motts wristband that we gave out as favors (which goes toward donations).

I have to admit, though, I'm bummed about going to Iowa for a distant relatives wedding and have to miss the Eastern Game which is part of the 4 pack I got.  Hopefully I can work out a trade to get SDSU or Purdue.




August 5th, 2011 at 10:24 AM ^

I was married December 3rd to hit the lull between the regular season and bowl season.  Fortunate for me, there wasn't the Big 10 Championship game almost 7 years ago.

I have already suggested that my wife and I celebrate our anniversary at the B1G Championship in Indy.  She just doesn't seem that keen on the idea though....


August 5th, 2011 at 10:32 AM ^

...Alumni Association revealing the results of my ticket order request: 3 for Minnesota, Oct 1. Ok, not the best game, but it's Michigan football in early autumn, what could be better?

I inform my wife of the good news: "Hey, we're going to Ann Arbor for the Oct 1 weekend. Cool, huh?"

Wife: "Uh, no we're not. We're going to Michigan that weekend for my niece's wedding."

Me: " What time is the wedding? I may be able to make the reception."

Wife: Wifely glare.

And that's where we currently stand. Not only am I likely to have to miss the one game I have tickets for this season, I'm actually going to have to travel to the Detroit area to miss the game.

Yes, I'm in the market for a ticket trade. 3 AAUM section tix for Minny for 3 comparable tix to another game anyone?


August 5th, 2011 at 10:34 AM ^

Fiancee insisted on fall... But I looked at the schedule before picking the date, chose the EMU game and it doesn't start until 6.  I tried....?  Sorry... Drinks on me


August 5th, 2011 at 10:57 AM ^

My 2 children both have birthdays in football season.  I have to go to great lengths to make sure that neither boy has a family or friends party during Michigan games.  Since we go to games, I also have to make sure that it doesn't compete with the tailgate, either.  So we have birthday parties at strange times... 

gpsimms not to…

August 5th, 2011 at 11:06 AM ^

there is a reason that the MLB season is 162 games.  For summer to be wedding season!  I can handle missing 1/162 of a season.

1/12 or 1/13 or 1/14 of a season, though?  forget it, that's just unreasonable.

and to all those who say, "yes but they play games every year, so and so your favorite thrice divorced aunt will only get married this one *more* time"

michigan will only play eastern michigan once in 2011, and it will be way awesomer than aunt so and so's wedding.


August 5th, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

But it's opening day.  And the wedding is in Ohio.

A couple of years ago I had SEVEN (!!) weddings on football saturdays.  It was at that point that I decided to make no more unmarried friends.

Abe Froman

August 5th, 2011 at 12:31 PM ^

here's the policy:


dry wedding? 

unless the bride or groom is/was an alcoholoic, im not going.


wedding on game day? (away game)

skip the wedding and watch game from a nearby bar.  drop in for the reception after game has concluded.  50% deduction in value of gift.


wedding on game day? (home game)

likely skip the whole affair.  ill get there when i get there, which may be not at all depending on post-game traffic.  NO GIFT.


August 5th, 2011 at 1:04 PM ^

I had a buddy schedule his wedding at the exact same time of the Iowa-Michigan game last year.  Everyone was glued to the gamecast on their phones.  I don't remember a second of the wedding itself. 


August 7th, 2011 at 2:00 AM ^

As a preacher, I get to say whether or not I am available to officiate at a wedding. Let's just say that there are various times during the year when I simply am not available due to a "prior commitment." And it is no one else's business what my "prior commitment" actually is.

I was married in Ann Arbor, but in mid-December, after the season was over and before bowl games started. I'd be curious to know if reception halls near AA give price breaks for affairs scheduled during the season, during the game. Now that would be a dilemma:  "Honey, I know that we can get a 50% price break for a hall during the season, but we're just going to have to pay more, because we can't get married during a game."

The one's I feel sorry for are those who run into scheduling conflicts because of the post-season. (i.e., MLB & NFL.) A friend had a long scheduled out of the country vacation that conflicted with his Bears season tickets in the post season last year. Cancelling the vacation would have affected many other people, and tens of thousands of dollars. The best he could do was to make sure he had reception, a good TV, and watch the game while on the beach. All in all, there are worse things. Like being a Lions fan in the last 50 years.


August 8th, 2011 at 10:27 AM ^

I have 2 this season-- one of them is on the bye week, thank god. The other is on September 10th. They actually were trying to think of people's football games schedule and made the wedding a night wedding. Guess what guys? Michigan has their first ever NIGHT GAME THAT DAY. awesome.