Don’t let playoff games ruin your wedding.
Really? The Cleveland cavaliers are playing the final championship game on the night of my wedding. No-one will leave the wedding early. They can all get a score when they leave. It's my wedding reception. They won't be rude. Its just another basketball game. Who cares if Cleveland hasn't won a National Championship since 1964. Or does someone really care.................
Here are the hard truth answers you may be asking:
1. YES! they will leave early to go watch the game
2. YES! they will be rude and go outside to listen to it in their cars
3. YES! they will care about our 1st Championship since 1964.
This below is tips on how to help avoid this situation above. This also goes for other sporting teams in your city or town and different parts of the year.
1. Don't schedule your wedding on the 3rd weekend of November unless you are getting married outside of Ohio and Michigan and your fans are from neither of those states. The Ohio State/Michigan football game is the #1 watched rivalry game of the year. Your guests may actually decline your wedding because of this game, unless they are close family. So remember, this above game, cause you will not forget it.
2. IF you do happen to have a major playoff game this is proven to work, however if your a bride or past bride, this may seem very corny to you at first, however if you can paint the picture, IT WORKS! ... Put a TV of the game in your wedding. YES.. thats correct, you heard me.. WHY? because it will keep ALL of your guests IN the room and IN the atmosphere. Selective Sound Entertainment, your Cleveland Wedding DJ specialists, have been doing weddings for 24 years and can tell you first hand how many weddings have been ruined because of Playoff games.
The ones that are a success are the ones where the TV's are actually located inside the reception. I know what you are thinking, it may be corny, but keep in mind the alternative, that is unless you can care less if they leave or not. If you show the game in the reception, they will hear and see everything going on and be a part of the party. We have even see guests dance in-between the quarters, where if they weren't at the wedding, no one would dance. It may seem corny, but its proven to work. Put a small TV by the bar area inside the reception room.
3. An lastly, If you are scheduling your wedding during the summer in the downtown area, you may want to check the schedules of the events ahead of time. There may be some conflicting events in the mid to late summer downtown. This may throw your timing off when taking pictures or if your in a time crunch.
Selective Sound is a leader in the Cleveland DJ area with Experience and Talent, specializing in wedding receptions. Please contact us for more information or leave a comment.