A bride and groom have banned guests watching the Champions League final on their wedding day because “the day is about them”.
According to a guest, who is due to attend the June 1 wedding, the couple has asked no-one request the Liverpool vs Tottenham game be put on, leave to watch it or watch it on any devices.
The Mumsnet user wrote: We’re attending a wedding the day of the champion leagues final, now Liverpool have gotten to the final DH understandably wants to watch it.
“The majority of people attending are from Liverpool and the surrounding areas, my DH included.
“The couple getting married have now put out a notice saying that they have chosen not to screen the champions league , and they do not want anyone to ask for it to be put on, to leave and watch it or to be watching it on any devices and to please respect that this day is about them.
“On one hand, I get it.. it’s your wedding day. You want it to be about you. But DH and his brothers aren’t willing to miss such a massive game and are now trying to work out a plan to be able to watch it and then return to the wedding after.
“It ended with DH and I having a bit of an argument because I think it’s extremely rude to leave, watch the game and return.
“It’s just been left with they will be watching and that’s that, they think the bride and groom are being unreasonable to put a blanket ban on the whole thing and not just shove it on a tele in the bar.
“There’s over 200 guests invited to the wedding.
“Who’s being unreasonable?”
Responses to her post varied and many totally agreed with the couple.
Mumsnet user IndigoHexagon wrote: “I think your Dh and his brothers are totally unreasonable. It’s a football game. The bride and groom are obviously not wanting half their guests disappearing in the middle of their wedding, a day they will have been planning for months, to watch a football game.
“I actually feel for them that they are worried enough about it that they’ve had to send the message to preempt.”
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Mumsnet user HBStowe said: “I can’t imagine how anyone could be so rude as to leave a wedding to watch a football match then return, or to watch it on an iPad or whatever while there.
“Your husband could record the match and watch it later. If he refuses to do that I think he should skip the wedding altogether, but in your shoes I would let him know what I thought of a man who considered watching a football match to be more important than people he presumably cares about…”
However others, although sympathised with the couple, had a more lenient approach.
One user wrote: “As much as I would hate it myself, in these circumstances I think the couple would be better off embracing it, showing the match on their terms and then getting on with the day
While another said: “I can see their position. I hate football so wouldn’t want it creeping into my wedding. But on the other my brother is a massive Liverpool fan (home city) and would cancel his own wedding to watch this match.
“So on balance I think the bride and groom need to stick it one somewhere unless they want half their guests to bugger off to watch it.”
Mumsnet user MojoMoon wrote: “Kick off is 8pm
“Probably well after the formal dinner and speeches and into the dancing, mingling, drinking bit.
“Pretty much the perfect time to stick it on a TV in the bar or separate room.
“Yes, it’s the wedding day but it feels like a not unreasonable compromise they could make to keep a large number of guests happy. A bit of give and take.”