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To not have TV screens or phones at my wedding

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SpeghanSparkle Fri 15-Dec-17 15:42:24

We've just got engaged. We've set the date - 19th May. I was so excited but now someone has told me that some football game is going to be played in that date. It's like Superbowl or something. I don't know, I don't know about your British Customs.

And someone else has made a joke that all the male guests will be on their phone's all afternoon watching the game. My fiance wants to put up giant TV screens so that he can watch it too.

I am not happy. I want to move the date - either the wedding date or the game date, I don't care. 👰angry

Believeitornot Fri 15-Dec-17 15:42:58


SadTrombone Fri 15-Dec-17 15:44:34

There was some world cup game the day of my wedding. Place I got married was like a hotel / golf complex- so I specifically asked the venue to switch off the Wi-Fi and the TVs 😂

Pagwatch Fri 15-Dec-17 15:44:46

It's a good effort but no, not really OP.

I doubt Harry gives a shit about the FA cup. Who does anymore?

Neverender Fri 15-Dec-17 15:45:10

Meghan Markle is marrying Harry on the same

SadTrombone Fri 15-Dec-17 15:45:14

In the section we had hired, not the whole place. I'm not that much or a control freak

mrsBeverleyGoldberg Fri 15-Dec-17 15:45:26

Is that you, Meghan?

StereophonicallyChallenged Fri 15-Dec-17 15:46:20

grin OP

yrhengi Fri 15-Dec-17 15:47:06

Don't worry, Speghan, it's not like your brother in law/best man is usually the one handing out the winners' trophy at... oh, wait.

wherethevioletsgrow Fri 15-Dec-17 16:09:12

Yeah real funny and not at all lame/tired/boring....

expatinscotland Fri 15-Dec-17 16:13:36

The sooner we get rid of all this 'royal' nonsense, the better. Who honestly gives a fuck about these people?

00100001 Fri 15-Dec-17 16:14:44


Cornettoninja Fri 15-Dec-17 16:45:11

Fuck me, Do some of you go round shoving your miserable pouts into people's faces in public because you over hearing their conversation makes you roll your eyes?

I don't like parody posts either, know what I do? Move on. Is it really that disappointing to not have the chance to give a bridzilla a good kicking?

Some forums have a phrase for what you're doing - shit posting.

YesThisIsMe Fri 15-Dec-17 16:53:22

When I was booking my wedding I visited a venue the day before an England World Cup fixture, which was on a Saturday. The owner said that he had a summer weekend off planned for the first time in five years. The couple had booked the wedding. He’d said “you do know that that’s the England game don’t you?” They said “it’ll be fine”. Once they’d received the RSVPs and realised just how many “no thanks” they had, they had to rearrange the wedding and the owner of the venue kept the deposit to spend on beer for the game.

I’m not sure Meghan will have that problem

SpeghanSparkle Fri 15-Dec-17 17:22:35

There is no way the best man is going to do a live link up to present the trophy. No no no.

JeremiahBackflip Fri 15-Dec-17 17:24:53

I have an idea!
Merge the two.

Have the ceremony at the match, middle of the pitch at half time. Then settle down to watch the second half, and go and have a good all knees up round the old piano as the reception. Sorted.

Glumglowworm Fri 15-Dec-17 17:37:32


ForalltheSaints Fri 15-Dec-17 18:06:53

Sadly the FA cup final has started at 515 or so for the last four years so there will be no issue.

Mumof56 Fri 15-Dec-17 18:09:18

You guests wouldn't be allowed an hour to watch a match?

I hope you & hubby won't be disappearing off for endless photo ops.

And banning phones...come on hmm

RecalibratedMilkshake Fri 15-Dec-17 19:00:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DottyBlue2 Sat 16-Dec-17 01:18:26

Yes, these threads are funny. Fun Police are not though.

Originalfoogirl Sat 16-Dec-17 01:23:15


I think you should put your foot down. I’m sure your fiancée will understand that his traditions and customs are totally overrated and you need, as a couple, to start your own.

I’m sure his family will understand too.

PringlesSmoothie Sat 16-Dec-17 04:04:35

Op i suggest you leave the bastard.

Have you picked a dress? Maybe you can get one in the January sales? I know these things can be pricey.

MissionItsPossible Sat 16-Dec-17 09:02:01


TheNaze73 Sat 16-Dec-17 09:16:46

I think the vast majority of people will be watching the football

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