A Rather Lofty View of One’s Contribution to the Wedding

by admin on January 5, 2010

My brother recently got married. He and his bride were interviewing a photographer, whose work they liked, but she blew it when she was talking about how good photography is so important because “after all, after the wedding, what else do you have left?”

“Um… the marriage?” my brother said. 1227-09

I’m noticing the trend of wedding photographer web sites which don’t have a link to “Prices”.¬† Instead, it’s labeled “Investment”.

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Jan74 January 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Most sites now say “Investment”. It is neurolinguistics – using the word “price” brings negative associations, whereas “investment” is positive cause it reminds you of the returns you’ll get on it. I dislike using “investment” in my company website as well, but it works – without lowering prices, it reduced the amount of people complaining they were too high/asking for discounts by around 300%.

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Virg February 11, 2010 at 5:41 pm

OK, it’s certainly a blunder on her part (and it makes for an amusing comeback), but I’m not sure that the sentiment is rude so much as just badly worded. Given even a slightly gentle reading, it can be implied that she meant that the pictures will be all you have left to remember the day other than souvenirs, not all you have left of the relationship.

Virg

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Doll Fiend February 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Sad thing is, I knew some one who for them, the wedding was the be all and end all of everything. After her wedding relationship with her new husband went to hell in a hand basket before the honeymoon was over. She was more in love with love than with her husband.

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Jdbar February 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Reminds me of the sales clerk I had at a men’s clothing store who told me at the cash register that I had “earned 700 points” today (for their reward program). I laughed and said something along the lines of “no, I SPENT 700$.”

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Unshockable March 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I am not surprised by her comments; she probably meant it in the context that it was said. My wife’s 40 something ex stepmother married a guy that she did not love, did not want to be with, just so that she could have a ceremony- her words, with the white dress and photos. Stupid is as stupid does.

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zhoen June 13, 2010 at 4:38 pm

So… he dumped her?

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Askor August 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

@zhoen The person who made the remark was the photographer, not the fiancé/wife. I also was a bit confused until I reread it.

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