Gamecock Mrs.
Master October 2014

Friday's Four Weddings episode.

Gamecock Mrs., on September 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

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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...

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!

68 Comments

  • Elise
    Dedicated September 2015
    Elise ·
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    I just don't get it

    and comparing the football to Christmas fricken boggles my mind

    priorities ...just as Celia said

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  • B
    Master December 2015
    BunnyLove ·
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    Ladies, everyone's opinion on what is important to them is different. Sports are important to a lot of people, and they calendar their life around it. If it's a priority to them, no one has a right to knock it down or belittle it and say it's not that important.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
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    Exactly. The bottom line is to know your crowd and keep them in mind when or comes to picking your date.

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  • P
    Devoted May 2017
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    Not football but I checked Scotland's potential rugby matches pattern (and the gaming expo timetables) to make sure we'd avoid it with the wedding.

    People have different priorities - just because you don't agree or don't "get" them doesn't make them any less valid. To think everyone is the same is close minded and boring, frankly.

    If someone is important enough to me that I'd invite them to our wedding then they as a person (and by extension, the things they're passionate about) are important enough that I'd attempt (not guarantee) to accommodate them.

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  • B
    Master December 2015
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    Exactly KristenMichelle, know your crowd. We have guests who are sports fanatics. One couple we know had a Lakers theme when they got married. Their colors were purple, gold and white. Their cake was a purple and gold basketball. The favors were Lakers memorabilia and the tables were the names of several players. We invited them to the wedding but are prepared for them to decline if the Lakers have a home game that night. They are seasoned ticket holders and NEVER miss a home game. NEVER! They even planned all of their children so that they would be born well after the play offs.

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    You know what's not important?

    Anything else Celia has to say in this thread.

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  • Elise
    Dedicated September 2015
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    Uhmmm u can't agree to disagree Kirsten??

    very mature

    i thought you were a dish it and take it type of gal...i guess not Smiley sad

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  • KM
    Master March 2015
    KM ·
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    I did agree to disagree with my "know your crowd comment". Not my fault when people just have to keep it going

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  • B
    Master December 2015
    BunnyLove ·
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    I disagree. Just because someone is passionate about something does not mean that you are not important to them. If a dear friend was passionate about college/professional sport and I scheduled my wedding during that season and they chose not to come, I would not think I was not as important to them as this sporting event. If you know your crowd, you know what they are going to choose. And if you know they are going to choose the game, then you either accept it or plan your wedding during the off season.

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  • Celia Milton
    April 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    Kristen has a long history of not liking anything I write about anything, and that's just fine with me.

    All comments gone.

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  • Ostrich
    Master April 2016
    Ostrich ·
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    I agree that football fans wouldn't schedule their wedding in football season, or if you were trying to please your guests, which obviously we want to do. FH played college football last year, and it literally wasn't even a thought that we would have the wedding during August-December.

    ETA: we both have teammates with fall sports still playing, and it was important to us that they had the option to come.

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  • Jessica
    Dedicated October 2014
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    We are not big college football plans but we would NEVER plan our wedding during an NFL panthers game. My MIL planned my bridal shower in the middle of a panthers game and half my family didnt come and my mom and sister and I checked our phones the entire time trying to make it home before the half. Also, my wedding date was chosen for the sole fact that it didn't interrupt the first day of deer season (not bow season) as requested by my FH. I totally get it! On that note, college basketball is another thing- my step sister played the final four during her wedding 2 years ago. Had she not, she would have been missing 75% of her guests. We dont miss a tarheel basketball game- especially a final four game!

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  • Angie
    VIP August 2015
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    It seemed more like a bowl game party than a wedding to me! I can't remember if that was the 1st one or the second one. I didn't even get to see who one the 2nd episode! Damn DVR cut it off right as the husband stepped out of the limo before you can see his face! UGHH!

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  • Mrs. Bauer
    Super October 2014
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    FH and I are huge college football fans (both Aggies - whoop!), but we wanted to get married as soon as possible (since we knew his parents would make this time hell for us)...that landed us getting married in the fall. When we picked our date, we made sure our friends did not have any football tickets for that weekend prior to setting the date - luckily, none of them did.

    They all understood why we chose the date we did, and we all plan on checking the scores during the reception!

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  • Shelby H.
    VIP October 2014
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    I am a huge Ravens fan (sorry Jessica) and my fiance is and Eagles fan but we knew we wanted an October wedding. And we knew we wanted Sunday. And you know what? Our friends got over it. There will be TVs playing the game and our wedding is late (starts at 7:30) so most of the games will be over. Everyone's coming.

    We did thankfully miss the Ravens/Falcons game by one weekend. I had my fingers crossed as soon as we picked the date, because it had completely slipped my mind that the NFC South and AFC North were in rotation this year and that there was a good chance that I would schedule my wedding on a game I'd actually get to see the Ravens play in my new home. But, whew, they play the weekend before and they play in Baltimore. If the schedule came out that they would be here on the 26th, I would have cancelled all planning and gotten married at halftime. No joke.

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  • MelRay101214
    Devoted October 2014
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    We are huge NFL fans- both like different teams though.. When we set our date which was a date we thought about long before he even asked me to marry him the schedule had obviously not been released. However I am honestly only inconveniencing 2 people my brother and his GF.. My team actually has the week off, FH team plays during our reception. We did briefly talk about having a huge projection screen with the game, however FH is good with missing his game, it is being DVR'ed at our house for anyone who wants to come by afterwards. I am not MAKING my brother and his GF come to our wedding. I know he will have his phone and will be checking the score. If FH's team and mine were to play against each other that day then we would have done a football theme and would have played. We were hoping it was going to be an evening game or at least the 4pm game- that is why our wedding is at noon. Oh well..

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  • Alana
    Devoted October 2014
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    Wow Kirsten, was that necessary?

    I did not consider Football when planning my wedding and any guests that DID consider football when choosing whether or not to come well...I hope they all stayed home.

    As for the poster's ORIGINAL point....Good point. If she cared that much she would have chosen another date.

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  • mallory
    VIP May 2014
    mallory ·
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    Sorry to be totally random.... BUT...

    YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED THIS WEEKEND.... ekkk!!! I remember when you were so many months out!!! So happy for you girl! Even if you love USC Smiley smile

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  • Elisabeth
    Devoted November 2014
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    I accommodatedSmiley smile I'm not a football fan (and neither is FH) - but I have family at Virginia Tech and UVA - so I made SURE I wasn't planning my wedding the same day as the game between them (which is a huge deal in VA.) I also made sure, since I live in Baltimore, that it wasn't a Ravens home game either (so we could get hotels in the Inner Harbor without competing with the football fans.)

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  • Gamecock Mrs.
    Master October 2014
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    I am so not even talking about this anymore because it totally blew up, but thanks, Mallory!!! I'm excited it's finally here. Four more days!!

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