Looking for some advice on what to do about Ireland playing Wales on March 21st at 5.30. It's the last game of the Six Nations, and after Ireland winning on Saturday, everybody seems to think that Ireland will win the Grand Slam, and it this game will be the best ever, and I'm being asked what way the wedding is going to work around it
My H2B is a massive rugby fan and he has even said himself that we shouldnt be trying to fit our day around a match.
Im in exactly the same situation as Im getting amrried the same day as you!
I dont plan on changing anything for the rugby and hoping people will have the cop on not to be so rude as to keep ducking out to check the score.
We are being called for dinner at 6 with the intention that everyone will be seated by half past, so this coincides with half time.
We are having the speeches then before the meal so anyone trying to sneak out will be noticed!
La Dolce Vita
Oh god, i really feel for you on this one. Win, loose or draw on the next game, i'd imagine there will be a certain amount of people that will want to sneak out and watch it.
You say your dinner is for 5.30, but from what i've been told weddings rarely run like clockwork and typically run later than expected.
From the point of view of not getting upset on the day, it might be easier to go with the game and let people watch it??
I was at a wedding last year and the majority of guys, even the groomsmen, were off out in the bar watching a match. When the first dance came around they all had to literaly be hunted into the function room.
Its a difficult position to be in. What does your h2b think?
I don't think you should have to fit your day around it. I'm a massive rugby fan but if I was at a wedding that day I'd just record the match and watch it later, I'd never dream of being so rude to keep leaving to watch it in the bar.
There is no way I would want a screen in the function room, for the love of God, who suggested that to you
Yeah i don't think you should plan your wedding around a rugby match... rugby isn't everyones cup of tea anyway.
When my sister was getting married in 2005, there was a rugby game on and by the time the ceremony was finished the church was half empty.
Honestly some people are so rude
Well it is rude but unfortunatley human nature will mean that most men (and alot of the ladies) will have the match on their mind and people WILL try and sneak out to the bar to watch it. I wouldn't change anything to suit the match, I was at a wedding in September and the Ryder cup was on and there was a group of about 7 or 8 men stayed in the bar watching it... awful rude altogeter....
Hi Eclair - 5 weeks on Saturday? Can yout believe it?
Cork Oct 08
I can't remember if it was Ireland or Munster who were playing the day I got married and I was worrying about it for a while on the run up. My mum even suggested that i put up a screen in the foyer. The match started at 7 (i think) so the guests got the second half. At the end of my speech I said that if they all went to the main hotel to watch the match and didn't come back I'd kill them, it got a good laugh from the guests but I was serious. Everyone came back straight after the match was finished and everything turned out grand, so what i'm trying to say is don't worry yourself about it.
[quote="woodlandsgirl":1zrx234p]would you believe it was my [b:1zrx234p]H2B[/b:1zrx234p] that suggested the screen in the function room???