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Nationwide makes wedding offer to footy fans

Football League sponsor Nationwide is offering consolation to die-hard football fans who have arranged to tie the knot on the same day their team kicks off the first match of the new season.

Winners of the Weddings of the New Season competition will receive £2,000 in return for proving their wedding date as 10 August 2002 &#45 the opening day of the Nationwide league.

Nationwide is using the competition to highlight the increasing numbers of people seeking personal loans to meet the high costs of a wedding.

The top prize also includes a personal wedding video for the footy mad bride and groom, which includes messages from the players and highlights from that days match to catch up on all the action whilst on honeymoon.

And six runners-up are guaranteed a passion-fuelled, romantic date at their home ground with a pair of VIP match day tickets to wine, dine and introduce their partner to the other great love of their life.

Steve Clode, marketing director of Nationwide Building Society, says: “To kick off the start of the new season in style we want to ensure that football supporters getting married on this memorable day have a wonderful start to their life together and hopefully the new season. What&#39s more, they&#39ll have a double reason to celebrate if their side wins.”

He continued: “Many newlyweds find that getting married is the single largest outlay after buying a house, and we hope that this generous prize will help with the cost of their honeymoon. By planning ahead and taking out a personal loan to cover the cost of the wedding, couples are able to spread those bills over a more manageable period and guarantee that only happy memories surround that very special day.”

To enter the Nationwide Weddings of the New Season competition couples are being asked to register their wedding by visiting the Nationwide website – – or by calling on 01652 641370.


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