Football and eternal love: The two may not seemingly go together, but for couples who — either unwittingly or purposefully — plan to say their “I do’s” on Super Bowl Sunday, the overlap is obviously unavoidable. For some super fanatics, the Super Bowl apparently feels like a fitting day to profess their lifelong commitment to each other (and perhaps their team). For others, getting married on Super Bowl Sunday is merely an unfortunate oversight.
I know what you’re thinking: Why would anyone choose to tie the knot on the same day as the Super Bowl? As it turns out, there are some perks to doing so. For one, planning your wedding on an unpopular date may mean that many venues and vendors are available. And, of course, if you and your significant other happen to be football fanatics, it could be memorable to exchange your vows right before kickoff. That said, there are many pitfalls to choosing Super Bowl Sunday as your wedding date (in fact, WeddingWire named it as one of their top wedding dates to avoid). Since it’s already such a busy weekend for travel, you may be asking guests to spend a lot more on flights, hotels, etc (especially if your wedding is happening anywhere near the game or the hometown of either team playing). Not to mention, you may not have your guests’ undivided attention on Super Bowl Sunday. And the last thing you want is to see them checking their phones for the score or ducking out to catch some of the game on TV when they should be celebrating with you.
None of that has stopped certain people from saying “I do” on the first Sunday in February. Alas, these couples bravely decided to tie the knot on game day — and have zero regrets.