Thursday, December 11, 2008


As soon as you change your Facebook status to 'engaged', the ads start coming. Lose weight, fatty! Give me money to 'manage' your wedding for you! Don't you want wedding photos of you and your generic groom in front of a sunset? We can make it happen!

Then this conjunction of ads came up today and I had to take a screenshot:

The best thing about this is the tagline "Guilt free shopping." Yes, there will be no consequences of using this credit card! February 2009 is ages away! Only takes 5 minutes to apply because we won't ask you any rude, nosy questions about whether or not you can afford to pay it off. Don't worry, the debt consolidators will take care of all that!

And sandwiched in the middle, an invitation to spend some dough on your Special Day. Possibly guilt-free.


aaron said...

irony aside, two months no interest isn't even a good offer! they're probably counting on people not thinking too hard about it and thinking 2009 is far off.

Anonymous said...

These comments don't even go away once you've changed it from "engaged" to "married" either. I'm still getting the same types of advertisements, and I've been married since August.

Karen said...

Hi Jess,

Leonie was over last night and she mentioned your wedding blog,.. oh I had forgot you were writing this!

I really like your approach to the whole thing,.. I mean, you can make a special day without going mental over useless and expensive elements.

Up until about the last couple of years, I was very down on marriage because I couldn't see the point. If people could live together as de-facto, then why bother with the piece of paper?

These days though, having been to a few friends weddings, the idea has been growing on me a bit. I mean, why not hold a big party to celebrate your relationship!?

I don't know when I'll get married, (there's no plans but I supppose it will happen in the next 5 years), but when I do, I will surely take inspiration from your thrifty approach. :)


Mountain Girl said...
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Mountain Girl said...

I think you've just convinced me not to change my status. Do you think "eng@ged" will fool them?