There is an entire chapter in Gridiron Belles about why a Bride and Groom should pass on hosting a fall wedding. There are also a few pages about how to pull off a fabulous fall wedding should the chosen date be during football season.
What was not anticipated or written about was how PLANNING your wedding should not take place during football season!
Being recently proposed to by and Alabama graduate and fan, we immediately agreed that all fall dates were off limits for our nuptiuals. A nice April date had been set leading me to believe I was in the clear with any of my wedding (or planning) interfering with the gridiron. Ha.
An excited mother of the bride wanted to take a trip to Chicago to dress shop . No (initial) problem there. The flights were booked, the appointments were made when I was reminded by the aforementioned fiancé that that was the FL v BAMA game in Tuscaloosa. Which apparently we had decided to go to.
I immediately switched into event planner mode and looked at the second available date to switch everything. Miss the South Carolina at Kentucky game? Beholdn in the Windy city was worth it… What? That’s the same weekend that Alabama heads to Oxford for a battle of brawns versus beauties? What had I done?!?!? I was between a rock and a hard place and knew immediately that weddings AND planning must be scheduled around kickoffs.
I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, but either way I slice it I’m missing a match up I’d rather not. So, when the lovely mother of the bride asked for my entire Saturday this weekend to plan a day far off in April, I had to hold my ground (as I suggest all of you engaged Belles to do…). She can have all of Sunday, even Friday night… but the only time I’m giving up on the inaugural Saturday is between 12-3pm… After College GameDay and before Alabama game kicks off an entire day of gridiron bliss!
Plan accordingly, belles. Happy Season!
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