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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Fall Wedding Date Dilemma

And the date is: Saturday, October 18, 2008! The church is officially booked. Now all we have to worry about is . . . football.

Of all the concerns in choosing an autumn wedding date in the South, the greatest is the everlasting football conflict. This is no small thing. Woe be the bride and groom who choose a date that corresponds with a big college game.

We are in a double-jeopardy situation since All Saints' Church in Atlanta is just a couple of blocks from Georgia Tech and right across the street from The Varsity, a perennial food hangout for pre- and post-football crowds. Make that hoards. If October 18th hits the same day as a home game for Tech, then getting to the church on time might be a problem. Oh, dear.

To make things even harder, the Atlantic Coast Conference, of which Tech is a member, doesn't release its 2008 football schedule until January 2008, or so the website says. We'll just have to wait and see. And sorry, all you Tennessee and Georgia fans (and you know who you are!) - I can't worry about your football schedule unless you happen to be playing Tech on the Big Day.

At this point, we can only keep our fingers crossed that Saturday, October 18 isn't a Ramblin' Wreck home game. Otherwise, I guess the wedding colors will have to be yellow and black.

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2 Comments:

  • Only last year we had to go to a wedding on the final big rugby match day of the season. I spent most of the reception trying to get people to find out the score for me!

    By Blogger Liz Hinds, At August 22, 2007 at 4:18 PM  

  • Well, I've heard all sorts of stories of grooms and groomsmen going through the ceremony with a little ear-piece attached to a radio broadcasting a football or baseball game. If it's a big game day, I reckon we'll have to supply a TV room at the reception!

    By Blogger MaryB, At August 29, 2007 at 1:03 PM  

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