Gamecock Mrs.
Master October 2014

Friday's Four Weddings episode.

Gamecock Mrs., on September 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 68
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First, I want to say how excited I have been to watch these South Carolina weddings. Seriously, that is actually awesome. I also love how South Carolina fans have been featured.

HOWEVER, this last episode featured a bride that had the Carolina vs Florida game on the TVs at the wedding. I know this was filmed last November, and that was a home game. Don't show your gamecock hand gesture if you are dumb enough to get married during a SEC home game. No, you're not a "huge" fan. You picked a date that you loved and compromised when your husband reminded you it was a big home game.

This is when we need the article that KM shared with me. And this is why you choose something besides a Saturday if you want to get married in the fall (In the South). #sorrynotsorry

In other news, five days!

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  • Celia Milton
    February 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    Priorities.....

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  • Gamecock Mrs.
    Master October 2014
    Gamecock Mrs. ·
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    I get that not everyone cares about college football like I do, Celia. My point is, don't make it a thing to try to win Four Weddings if you don't actually care.

    College football is a big thing here and it's actually considered rude to invite people to your wedding during a big home game of the team of which most guests are fans.

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  • T-Rex
    Master August 2013
    T-Rex ·
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    Same here - as an LSU fan/grad there is NO WAY I would have ever had my wedding in college football season.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    Forreal! I'm mean, at least she had the tv's on. I was more worried about the girl who had her wedding with the animals. Her hair just made me sad.

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  • Gamecock Mrs.
    Master October 2014
    Gamecock Mrs. ·
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    Yeah...that was unfortunate.

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  • GrayCatVintage
    Master October 2015
    GrayCatVintage ·
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    I missed 4Ws on Friday but I know where you are coming from. I was going to have my wedding on a Sunday before I realized how many out of town people would be coming. Half my family - yes, half - said, "Sunday!? Well, if the Colts are playing I will be at the game/watching from my couch/having a BBQ." Seriously? On the other hand grandma said if IU basketball was on she was going to bring a portable TV - she was serious.

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  • M
    Expert April 2015
    MeganM ·
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    Haha I watched that episode and thought of you gamecox!!

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  • Amber
    Expert November 2014
    Amber ·
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    I agree with Celia...priorities.

    FH's mom had the nerve to call him last night (joking she says) to let him know that he planned his wedding on the CIAA championship game. FH was like...ok? Don't come then. His dad told him, "You should be glad your my son." They were joking, but FH was offended that they would even call him to say that!

    A few couples are very into to CIAA, and my FH and I are HOPING they decline the invite...and then their team doesn't make the championship ;-)

    If football is a priority over my wedding...just don't come! Because I would never ever be tacky enough to have a football game broadcasted at my wedding....my wedding is about me. Not some college football team!

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  • Sarah
    Master October 2014
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    I am a pretty big Oregon Ducks fan. I've been to two games already this season. Some of our guests are season ticket holders. We scheduled our wedding on a weekend when they are playing at an away game. 1.) Traffic is HORRIBLE on home game days 2.) All of the big fans are able to DVR the game to watch after they get home from the wedding, and are happy to do so.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
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    For the ones who say "If people think a football game is more important than my wedding, don't come" should read the article I showed you Gamecox. Sometimes, people plan their trips to these games up to 6 months ahead of time. They buy plane tickets, expensive game tickets, hotel rooms, etc.I know our biggest rival game is on the same weekend ever year. So if you knowingly decide to have your wedding on that weekend, and expect people to drop all of their plans to come, I would say "Effff your wedding. Go Noles."

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  • Jecca_1215
    Expert December 2017
    Jecca_1215 ·
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    I hate football, but I know how much of my family loves it and throw parties for it. I would not make them choose, especially if they have been looking forward to the games for awhile. We can choose our wedding dates, we can't tell the teams when they can play their games.

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  • Celia Milton
    February 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    Kirsten, that is the exception, not the rule.

    Another great argument for inviting people who really care about you instead of the near world.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    Celia, it's the rule for a lot of people. Like Gamecox, 50% or more of our guest list is either FSU alumi, fans, or just football fans in general. You tend to surround yourself with like minded people, right? I'm not friends with a bunch of artists or musicians...I'm friends with sports people. My family are sports people. It's incredibly important to them. Hell, I've had to change my date twice now to avoid sport season conflicts. Again, if you're a sports person, and you know your friends and family are as well, it's super inconsiderate to expect them all to drop plans they've had for months to go to your wedding that you just send them an invite for 2 months prior. There are too many more options out of the year.

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  • K'lyssa
    VIP July 2014
    K'lyssa ·
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    FH and I are HUGE college football fans and Texas Tech season ticket holders. I would have never scheduled our wedding for a Tech home game because I know that so many of my guests would be distracted. DH's sister is getting married in November and she scheduled her wedding for the same day as one of our biggest home games. Obviously we're going to the wedding (I'm a BM), but we're more than a little upset about missing a game we already paid for.

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  • KaylaP
    VIP September 2014
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    I agree about not having it on a game day! We weren't thinking at all about football when we scheduled our wedding. Not only was it on game day, but it was also a home game, evening game. We had a lot of people leave after dinner to go watch the game, and some just plain didn't come. My fault totally. I tried to get tv's out at the reception but they didn't have cable Smiley sad

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  • Snarky
    Master September 2014
    Snarky ·
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    Wedding > football

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  • Gamecock Mrs.
    Master October 2014
    Gamecock Mrs. ·
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    KM - yes! This. This times 1 million!

    To make things even more difficult, one BM and one GM are Clemson grads and fans. My BM is exactly like me, except she wears orange. She probably would miss my wedding for a home game. It's just what it is and who we are. I wouldn't have it any other way! Thankfully, their game the next day is at 3:30!

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  • Theresa Beale
    Master November 2014
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    Our wedding is on a Saturday but I know I would not have my wedding during a Patriots home game because my family and FH's friends are fans plus our venue is in the next town from Gillette Stadium. For people that say the wedding is more important than football, doesn't etiquette say to put your guests first? If the majority of your guests would rather be somewhere else and you could easily chose a different date, why not?

    I have watched this week's episodes yet (they are on DVR for Monday during the day when FH isn't at home) but GameCox, a few weeks ago a girl had the mascot at her wedding and I immediately thought of you.

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  • Amber
    Expert November 2014
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    Um...Kirsten. I wouldn't EXPECT people to do anything to come to my wedding...if they don't want to be there. Don't come. That's simple, obviously we aren't that important to them... and that's fine.

    If I accommodated everyone due to POSSIBLE plans, I wouldn't have a wedding. You can always find out the score of the college football game. BUT, if you don't want to come of the wedding because of a game that's fine (immature IMO,but fine) I'll just be hoping your team chokes ;-)

    The funny thing about OUR situation is that it is impossible to know if their team will even MAKE the championship...they hope they do. I hope they don't! :-) Or, I hope they make it and lose horribly.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    Some people will just never understand. Luckily I'm not putting anyone through the agony of having to choose and potentially loose a lot of money.

    And hopefully your Clemson friends won't be too hungover from your wedding to tailgate the next day. I hate day games lol.

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