It seemed innocent enough. Go to wedding show last weekend, enter contests, see if you win, and while you do that search for a florist or at least floral ideas. Right?
Not even four hours after departing the wedding show I get a call from the show sponsor saying that I have won some toasting glasses and a hotel stay for two nights. Well hooray… oh wait.
Because then the kind lady says that to get these “prizes” Mr. Robin and I will have to show up at a cooking demonstration at this particular time (Monday night) and in this particular place (all the way across town). And the longer she talks the more it sounds like a timeshare presentation. Not that I am knocking them – when Mr. Robin and I were in Mazatlan pre-engagement, we went to an awesome timeshare presentation for a resort and received $150 in restaurant credit (to amazing gourment places) and $100 cash. Plus french toast!
But I decided that I didn’t want to go to one for wedding stuff. I knew they would just try to sell us stuff we didn’t need, and Mr. Robin and I are so trying to make this a celebration of the people we love. Not a time to buy a deluxe, limited edition, lifetime guaranteed china set. We would rather take the $$ and go to Argentina and work on a vineyard for Crush for a honeymoon. We are weird like that.
But they won’t leave me alone! We didn’t show up Monday, so the lady called and left a message Tuesday morning about coming on Tuesday night. Well obviously we didn’t show up… and I have received two more messages since, one sad, and one starting to sound annoyed. But both persistant.
We aren’t coming, sorry.
Has anyone else had a similar experience after attending a bridal show?