The NFL Draft kicked off Thursday night in Nashville, Tennessee. But the city isn’t only known for country music — it’s also apparently the bachelorette party capital of the country. With all the focus on football, some pre-wedding festivities are suffering.
As the NFL closes streets, pushes pedal taverns off of Broadway and brings in hundreds of thousands of football fans, it’s infiltrating bachelorette party headquarters.
“It just changes the crowd, what you’re here for,” one bride said. “I don’t wanna hang out with a bunch of football guys. Nope, I’m good, I already have to watch football on Sundays. I don’t need to see any more of that.”
For some of these women, the NFL Draft came as a shock.
“No idea. Mind-blown when we landed.”
“No idea and I think my dad’s very disappointed in me that I didn’t know.”
“When did they start planning the draft? Because I feel like I just found out about this,.”
“I found out three days ago and it made me want to cry.”
“She found out and told me a few months ago and I was like, ‘Well, we already booked it. We’re not changing it.'”
Instead, they’re coming up with plans.
“If we have to fight people off, we’ll do it again.”
“Challenges navigating Broadway. We had to get dropped off early and walk the rest of the way.”
“We’re still planning on using Uber. If it takes two hours, it takes two hours. It is what it is.”
But in the end…
“The person who’s gonna pay for this is my husband when I refuse to watch football the entire season. I’m talking no Superbowl. Because you get married once. How often does the draft happen? Every frickin’ year.”
Unfortunately for these wedding parties, there’s a damper on their “last fling before the ring.”
“Like, the worst.”