So. We’re all about the caring and sharing here on AOW, especially these last few days. You gorgeous lot have help Fliss out with her escort cards and family photo problems and I’m sure lots of you were super-excited for Theresa over at BrideOnTime who got married on Saturday! Basically, you’re all a bundle of loveliness, cleverness, general creativity and all-round-fabulousness. And now I’ve buttered you all up, I need your help. Purdy purdy please…?!
I’ll explain my…issue, I think is the best word. It’s certainly not a problem, it’s really quite inconsequential to be honest and there are far greater things in my life that I need to worry about right now-but this is the one that is peeving me off the most. Am SUCH a drama queen. So here is the issue.
Soon after our wedding was featured over on the scrummy RMW our genius photographer received an e-mail from a national wedding publication. (A magazine-I’m trying to vague and mysterious…and not b*tchy!) They were very much liking our wedding, which was nice, and wanted to feature it in an upcoming issue of their mag. YAY! I was giddy with excitement, told everyone we know-and some people we don’t and set about picking aaallllllllll my favourite shots for when we became famous.
Fast forward a few months, some e-mails and a bit of thumb-twiddling later…it’s not being featured. For a few reasons…which I can’t go into properly but it’s all down to politics. You know that snipey, witchy side to the Wedding Industry that we’ve all caught glimpses of at one point? It was that, in full force. I was upset for a day or so, more disappointed than anything and a teeny bit embarrassed at having to tell everyone we weren’t going to be in a magazine after all. Ooopsy. It was all good in the end, I vowed never to buy a wedding magazine again (not that I’ve bought one since January of this year…besides the point.) I had a good ol’ b*tch with my engaged girlfriends and that was that. I moved on. (As I said-drama queen!)
A recent e-mail from said publication arrives. ‘Blah blah…we hate real brides who do work themselves…blah blah….we don’t want your wedding….blah blah Oh but we’d still like to use some of your images, is that ok? Great.’
Um. Pardon? (Real ladies don’t say ‘what?’ my Mum says.) I got all up on my high horse, giving it attitude that I very definitely cannot carry off and generally getting all high pitched and indignant. Now, I have to reiterate-I KNOW this isn’t a proper problem in the grand scheme of life. But it’s irritating and that’s enough. My question to you wise, wonderful ladies is this. Am I cutting my nose off to spite my face? Am I being too much of a drama queen? (Yes.) Should I just be pleased that our awesome pics will be ‘out there’ and in a magazine at all? And in summary, should I say yes? (NB Phil’s reaction to this ‘issue’ is ‘Whatever you think is best baby…’)
Please help me. I’ve thought about this so much that I’m now incapable of making a sensible decision. Just sitting here dribbling and rocking. My husband’s a lucky man.