This is probably unique to our town but many couple’s eagerly await for mid-April for the Packers Schedule to be released. Not just for love of the team but also for wedding planning.
Being a small town with an NFL team is awesome (and we LOVE our Packers ) but it does create some unique challenges for Fall weddings, especially when it comes to home games and reserving hotel blocks for your guests.
Typically you are unable to secure a room block prior to April when the football schedule is released – at that time then you are at the mercy if the date you picked is a home or away game. If your wedding date does land on a home game weekend the room rates can be much higher than ordinary price and most hotels will also require a two-night minimum stay instead of just one night.
Be sure to let your out-of-town guests know to reserve their hotel room plenty in advance to avoid scrambling to find a room at the last minute.
As it gets closer there are a few other things to keep in mind like the availability of certain vendors or transportation around key parts of the city if a home game happens to land on the same day as your wedding.
Definitely, some things to keep in mind when you’re setting the date for your big day!