“La buona moglie fa il buon marito”
Last week we tore into the Italians with busta talk and soldi expectations. It’s just not fair! So, to even the playing field un poco, let’s talk about Americans! Celebrities have been doing it for years, yet many people think it is a tacky, and tasteless, way to hold a wedding…
Who knows what a sponsored wedding is?
Star Jones made headlines in 2004 when she and future hubby, Al Reynolds, advertised for the companies who donated their wedding items. While she was possibly the most flamboyant in her attempts to snag these wedding freebies, she was not the only celeb who has done it.
Now, many “common folk” are jumping on board and asking for donations for catering, wedding cakes, flowers, even reception halls. That’s right. These couples pay zilch, zero, naaaada!
In return for the goodies, the couples promise to advertise these companies in their wedding programs, their invitations, on matchbooks, with signage at the wedding, and on their wedding website…pretty much anywhere a sign or list can be placed, these companies get pitched.
No more signs with hearts emblazoned with “Anne and Michael” (Notice I didn’t say Cherrye and Peppe…) But instead, “This cake is courtesy of ABC Bakery and Company.”
Or, something equally as chilling…
With the average cost of a wedding rising (probably even as I write this post) and knocking on the $30,000 door, I understand why this idea might be attractive. But…well, I won’t give you my (full) opinion just yet. What do you think about it?
Sponsored weddings…chic or shabby?
“A good wife makes a good husband.”