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If you were getting married on Saturday
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Judy_Carter
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:34
would you have a screen to show the association football?

I? of course not
Oslama
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:36
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every bloke will phone it
3-ducks
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:36
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Yes, of course. Don't be daft.
Martian Law
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:36
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Going to a wedding tomorrow but I doubt they will
Barnsbury
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:51
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What is "the association football"? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:52
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Barnsbury
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:54
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Oh, football. You should have just said so.
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:59
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I suggested to my wife yesterday that if our wedding day had fallen on a date that England were playing in the world cup we would have needed to re-jig the timings so that we screened the match during the drinks reception.

She was not impressed.

Fact is, as noted above, if people getting married tomorrow do not do this then half the guests will be watching their phones for 2 hours +.
Tangent Boy
Posted - 06 July 2018 16:59
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Definitely. Because I would want my guests to have a guilt free good time.

And because I would want to watch it.
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:00
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How very very rude
Muggy Mike
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:01
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Better than having everyone on their ‘phone surely?

No one will remember some wedding but everyone will remember where they were when It came home
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:05
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Like those people at the theatre the other night watching the game from the front row on their phones and not being quiet about it

IF YOU WANT TO WATCH THE MATCH DON'T GO TO THE THEATRE

I would have stopped the performance and told them to leave if I was on that stage the rude khunts
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:06
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'but everyone will remember where they were when It came home'

Why do you lot do this to yourselves? IT AIN'T COMING HOME
Judy_Carter
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:06
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Are you serious, Abs?????

That is absolutely appalling.

I h8 how mediocrely chavtastic our society has become
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:07
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Judy it was in the news
Cyprian
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:07
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my brother deliberately got married on a Saturday during an international break with no premier league or international games being played that day. But then Ireland were playing the All Blacks. There was a screen in an ante-room and the wedding breakfast was delayed.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:08
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they should have been asked to leave
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:08
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Muggy Mike
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:11
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Look, football is brilliant and weddings are boring. The sooner people accept that the happier we will all be
Cyprian
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:30
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It sort of kills the buzz (sorry buzz) when you ask the bride and groom to leave their own wedding...
cІubman
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:32
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No

January Sails
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:33
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Can people really not manage to record it and watch it later?

I went off two guys I went to law school with when they rudely left someone's wedding and went to a local pub to watch a football game before then coming back half way through dinner.
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:38
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Someone i know is getting married tomorrow, ceremony is at 4pm (KO at 3pm). She fully expects that some people won't come to the ceremony and will instead just show for the reception.

(martian if it's the same wedding you're going to, no they aren't having a big screen!)
Bloody Nora
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:40
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That's appalling, Loopy.
Coracle Lolling
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:05
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Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:06
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'but everyone will remember where they were when It came home'

Why do you lot do this to yourselves? IT AIN'T COMING HOME

Judy_Carter
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:06
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Are you serious, Abs?????

That is absolutely appalling.


Wot Judy said, what an absolutely appalling thought.

Although we should probably let Abs off as he's Welsh and has therefore suffered enough.

Loopy-Lou
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:38
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Someone i know is getting married tomorrow, ceremony is at 4pm (KO at 3pm). She fully expects that some people won't come to the ceremony and will instead just show for the reception.

(martian if it's the same wedding you're going to, no they aren't having a big screen!)

Bloody Nora
Posted - 06 July 2018 17:40
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That's appalling, Loopy.


Agreed, if they left it late all the big screens will already be hired out.

But what were they thinking getting married in an even year?
Martian Law
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:08
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Loopy- what part of the country is it?
3-ducks
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:13
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There was some gal writing in the Telegraph saying her m8 has turned her wedding into a footy watching party instead. V considerate imo.
Loopy-Lou
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:21
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ML - London!
Sergio Bogface
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:23
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@ The OP - yes. It would be rude not to provide coverage of the footee for one's guests.

It is pretty easy to get a couple of decent sized TV screens, or just buy a projector type TV and project the game onto suitable wall.

Given the importance of the occasion (football is coming home) and the happy coincidence of the bride wearing a big white frock, I would insist on adding a full-length red cross of St Goerge to the front and back of the wedding dress and changing the final hymn to 'Football's Coming Home.'



Martian Law
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:32
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The one I'm going to is in Surrey so there's still hope
Tam
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:42
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yes of course. most people have more than one wedding anyway.
pancake humper
Posted - 06 July 2018 18:54
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Of course. It's all your friends and family at a big celebration that's meant to be fun, why would you ruin the day for half of them to try and make sure they're paying enough attention to you.
Oslama
Posted - 06 July 2018 19:19
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JC would put Brief Encounter on
Bloody Nora
Posted - 06 July 2018 19:21
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If anyone was rude enough to do that at my wedding I would definitely be rethinking the friendship.
Incakenito
Posted - 06 July 2018 19:39
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Yes I would. I went to one where this did happen and they put it on in a makeshift pub part of the barn. People popped in and out and it was great.
Obibi
Posted - 06 July 2018 19:55
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What pancake and cake said - it would be so kittens if you didn’t !!!

Was chatting to someone today who’s relative is getting married Saturday and has banned phones / screens etc from the wedding and 2 of the 5 (!) best men have bailed already.
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:02
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I will be spending my daughter's 5th birthday on my phone with the headies in. She will be so sugar smacked by 3 she wont give a fck
Bloody Nora
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:05
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I doubt your kiddo is paying for the party though, is she?
Obibi
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:09
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One day she will Anna, they all will
minkie
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:10
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We got married on a day England played Germany although a qualifier, not world cup.
I wasnt particularly aware of it. Before days of internet and smart phones.

When the best man at the end of the speech said we had beaten Germany 5-1 or whatever it was we just thought it was another of his rather weak jokes and I think everyone else did too...turned out we had though!
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:15
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“If anyone was rude enough to do that at my wedding I would definitely be rethinking the friendship.“

There would probably be plenty of people at your wedding who would be rethinking the friendship if you didn’t show it.
minkie
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:18
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Obibi - 2 down 2 to go
Bloody Nora
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:20
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I don't think many of my friends give that much of a shyt about football, tbh.

But if it was on at the same time as the ceremony and people didn't show up, they'd better not expect to be fed and watered.
Obibi
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:30
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Well quite ! 5 best men ?!?

There is currently football on the tv in our house and I’ve agreed to supper in front of it - never let it be said that I’m not a wonder wife.
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 06 July 2018 20:31
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“But if it was on at the same time as the ceremony and people didn't show up, they'd better not expect to be fed and watered.”

That I agree with.
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 00:08
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This thread reminds me I must get down the bookie’s in the morning to put money on Sweden winning.
wilfrostron
Posted - 07 July 2018 06:56
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Ludicrously self-indulgent IMO not to show it. They would have known it was World Cup quarter final day and there was a risk we’d be in it. Getting married is basically a party for your mates - piously forcing them to have a sh1t time is wrong IMO.
Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 07:37
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Wilf I don't know when you last planned a wedding, but most couples have to book their ceremony and reception at least a year in advance and are constrained by rather more important calendar considerations such as other people's weddings, planned holidays and the availability of their venue. I doubt whether checking the football fixtures list (if it is even available when most people book their weddings) and avoiding any day when England might possibly be playing (especially given that England are usually shite and get knocked out in the early stages) would cross most people's minds.

If asking people to focus on the wedding - at least the ceremony which can't usually be rescheduled and is kind of the most important part) amounts to "piously forcing people to have a shyt time" then I'd rather know in advance so I can scratch you from the guest list and not waste my money on expensive food and drink for you.
B•a•M
Posted - 07 July 2018 08:35
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I wouldn’t be friends with anyone stupid enough to arrange a wedding in a World Cup or Euros summer
Spurius Odus
Posted - 07 July 2018 08:56
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I went to a wedding as a young lad at the same time as the first lions test in South Africa in 96. I asked the priest at the run through if I could listen to it on the radio in the sacristy and quietly keep the congregation informed of the score using the hymn board.

The bastard wouldn't let me but he presented this as his own joke when opening the ceremony. Man of god my arse.
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 07 July 2018 09:15
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At my wedding we got the hotel bar to put MOTD on so I could watch the spurs highlights
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 07 July 2018 09:19
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At my wedding we got the hotel bar to put MOTD on so I could watch the spurs highlights
Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 10:03
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Bam, they're every other bloody year, and when's the last time England weren't kittens ?
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 07 July 2018 11:14
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1998 probably. HTH
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 07 July 2018 11:18
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Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 11:51
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Ironic really, since people like me really don't give a shyt!
Mr Morningstar
Posted - 07 July 2018 12:43
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What kind of absolute MORON would schedule a wedding at this time????

There is absolutely loads of notice for Pride fgs.
Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 12:47
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People with more important things in their lives than some drama queens kicking a ball around, I guess.
Misshoolie
Posted - 07 July 2018 13:08
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Weddings are lovely and it's a joy to be invited to one. But they are in no measure as important to the people attending them, not even their families, as they are to the happy couple. It really doesn't matter that much if people catch the scores on their phones or duck in and out to see a screen in a back room

I've attended weddings where the photos easily went on for the length of a football match. That's a bit rude to the guests tbh
Mr Morningstar
Posted - 07 July 2018 13:12
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There is nothing more important than celebrating diversity Anna. On today of all days, I will thank you to keep your homophobia to yourself.
Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 13:39
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Oh bore off, gannicus. There was nothing homophobic about my comment.
Martian Law
Posted - 07 July 2018 13:48
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No big screen so hotel bar it is. Hopefully catch first half before the wedding continues
Muggy Mike
Posted - 07 July 2018 16:55
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‘This thread reminds me I must get down the bookie’s in the morning to put money on Sweden winning.‘

So how much did you put on in the end?

P.s. lol

P.p.s @ u
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 17:54
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Didn't get round to it in the end but will for the semi.

Surprised by some attitudes on here. If I go to a wedding where I know the couple well it's definitely as important to me as it is to them and in general if someone has been kind enough to invite me and provide a party then they've got my full attention. Even if I don't know them well they've got my attention until dinner is over and then I'll make my excuses and leave. If you're not that bothered about the event and there's something you'd rather be doing then don't accept the invitation in the first place.
Bloody Nora
Posted - 07 July 2018 19:56
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What Saillaw said.

If people skipped out on a wedding ceremony and just turned up to the reception or spent the whole time watching something on their phone for any other reason, everyone would think it was unspeakably rude. So why is football the exception?
Obadiah Hakeswill
Posted - 07 July 2018 20:01
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“So why is football the exception?”

Because it’s coming home, it’s coming home...
Misshoolie
Posted - 07 July 2018 20:11
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" If I go to a wedding where I know the couple well it's definitely as important to me as it is to them"

That is very strange if true
Merkz
Posted - 07 July 2018 20:19
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if I were going to a wedding where I knew the couple well the football would be on

although tbf it looks like I will be Gannet wrangling on Bass Rock when the final is on ...
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:13
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Hools you know that bit in the wedding service where they ask the friends and family if they'll support the couple? Well some of us take that reasonably seriously when it comes to our friends and also consider that things that are important to our friends our important to us. It's really not that radical a concept although I fall into the camp of preferring to have a few really good friends than lots of friends that I don't actually know very well.
I don't feel like dancewang
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:18
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Fck me your face is so po it smells of the piss of victorian ladies
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:23
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I have my occasional serious moments Wang. They're few and far between though.
Misshoolie
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:50
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I'm embarrassed for you if your friends marriages are as important to you as to them.

Incakenito
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:55
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I’m lolling at sailaws post and envisioning him suddenly popping up on the newlyweds honeymoon. SURPRISE!
Misshoolie
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:55
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I'm afraid I shared that vision. I was picturing him standing in the wardrobe on wedding night making encouraging noises
Diablo2000
Posted - 07 July 2018 21:59
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Encouraging noises:

"It's coming home,

It's coming home

It coming...."
Incakenito
Posted - 07 July 2018 22:02
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I imagined him floating past on a lilo with a big grin and a pina colada in his hand as they canoodled in the pool.
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 22:02
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The wardrobe? I sneak out of the reception early so I'm there in the bed nekkid waiting for them.
January Sails
Posted - 07 July 2018 22:07
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Cakers I'm too classy for a lilo and have a giant inflatable unicorn for pool use.
Groot
Posted - 07 July 2018 23:32
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This thread reminds me I must get down the bookie’s in the morning to put money on Sweden winning.



How much did you lose? Can’t believe you still hadn’t realised it’s coming home. Well now you know.
wilfrostron
Posted - 08 July 2018 01:16
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Wow what a load of pious bullocks from some on this thread. For the vast majority of people a mate’s wedding is an excuse for a catch-up and a pissup, it really doesn’t get deeper than that. That bit about supporting the couple? All very lovely but most people are wondering when they can get out of the ceremony and onto the champers. If anyone was going to support my marriage it would have f all to do with what a registrar who doesn’t know us tells the congregation to do.

So basically pop the game on and stop taking yourselves so seriously.
Siegfreid
Posted - 08 July 2018 07:48
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General Q, is England any good this year?

Lots of big teams eliminated
rogermellie
Posted - 08 July 2018 07:56
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we got married in 2012 and avoided the euros and Olympic games as dates. not that we were too fussed but as others have said what sort of mong doenst factor this in
Bloody Nora
Posted - 08 July 2018 09:05
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People whose lives don't revolve around watching sport on telly to the extent that it would even occur to them to factor sport on telly in when planning major life events.
January Sails
Posted - 08 July 2018 10:07
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I can't think of a single sporting event that I'd need to watch so badly that I'd walk out of a social event to watch it. I can think of a few sporting events I'd take part in in preference to going to a wedding but that's a different matter and if a wedding clashed with one of those I'd simply decline the invitation.
Moosheepploptrump
Posted - 08 July 2018 22:35
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General Q, is England any good this year?

YES, IT'S COMNG HOME