While a wedding is the most important day in a couple’s lives, the truth is many guests would rather be anywhere else, and that’s particularly true when their favorite team is playing a big game. Well, one couple is learning that the hard way now that their wedding conflicts with a very important soccer match.
A post on the online forum Mumsnet reveals that a soon-to-be married couple has angered many of their guests because they refuse to let them watch the upcoming Champions League Soccer final at their wedding, despite the fact that Liverpool is in the finals and most of the guests are actually from Liverpool.
The poster shares that many of the guests were hoping they’d be able to watch the game during the wedding, but the bride and groom sent out a message to let everyone know that not only will they not be showing it, they don’t want folks to ask them to put it on, and definitely don’t want anyone to be watching it on their devices on the big day, adding, “please respect that this day is about them.”
The poster says her husband and several other guests think the couple is “being unreasonable” and notes that the game is so important they are now trying to figure out a way to leave the wedding to watch it and then return afterwards.
- As you can imagine, folks had mixed thoughts on the situation, with many people siding with the bride and groom, with one noting, “I actually feel for them that they are worried enough about it that they’ve had to send the message to preempt.”
- And while others think it’s “completely reasonable” for them to not show the match, one person notes, “It’s also completely reasonable for guests to choose to go somewhere they can watch the match instead of attending the wedding.”
- Others feel the bride and groom should just accept that people are going to be interested in the game, as opposed to their wedding. “I don’t think there is anything the bride/groom can do,” one person noted. “If people want to watch it they will. Probably better to put it on one TV in the corner of the bar, leave all the men over there and rest of reception can carry on.”