Sunday, October 05, 2003

Ok....Piss Off Already...

image: Going Bridal via Reecie

Let me preface this by saying I'm not the world's biggest overdone wedding fan.
I didn't grow up fantasizing about walking down the isle of huge Cathedral wearing a gigantic blancmange, with 5 or 6 tortured girlfriends I've made spend large amounts of money for dresses they probably hate and will never, ever don again.

I think that a wedding should be a gathering that I invite you to, to celebrate a blessed event.

You shouldn't have to fork over hundreds of dollars to be a part of it.
Our wedding was a simple affair.
We put no pressure on our guests.
I find the new trend of "monetary gifts preferred" on invitations in bad taste.
I find it distasteful, and if you send that to me on an invitation, you probably won't see me there.

Having said all of this, I now introduce you to Bernadette Navarro & Marty Beaulieu.
They are asking for corporate sponsors for their wedding.
They are promising their benefactors advertising on their wedding invitations and maybe (if the donation is big enough) an area to set up a booth at the reception.
Now, when I go to a wedding...that's what I want to do, fight off fucking salespeople.
Especially after I've dropped a couple of hundred bucks to go to the wedding in the first place.

What I don't understand is why someone needs a $30,000 wedding in the first place.

Call me old fashioned.
Call me behind the times.

Bernadette ends the article with this:
"We haven't told our friends or relatives about the sponsorship yet," she says.

"I don't want to hear that our approach is tacky."

Too late for that.
Now everyone can think you're tacky.