I'm getting married on 9/20 this fall. I proposed to her in late September last year on a family trip with some friends. I had already tentatively booked the 9/6 date at the venue before I asked her. When she accepted, she paused and said "Wait...that's during football season. Did you look at the schedule and see if Ohio State has a bye week?" She rolled her eyes and smiled at my response.
We were frantic when ESPN moved the VT game, but somehow the DJ, the photographer, the venue, everyone were all open for the 9/20 date. When I asked the fiance if she wanted to move it, she replied with "Well, I don't want to just have an expensive football party!"
We've already discussed anniversaries - she says that we can celebrate in August. The toughest part for this year, though will be making sure I find a TV in Jamaica so I can catch the Cincinnati game...but I'm sure we'll make it happen.