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I have heard of brides posting on Craigs List, but never thought I would receive an email like this. Most of my brides put my name in their programs ANYWAY while still paying full price for thier cake (some of them told me that they knew EVERYONE would be asking who made the cake, and wanted to save them having to say it 100 times! haha!) Anyway, I think this is really sad that a complete stranger would write this email, and for a June Wedding yet!! I guess they have guts! (I told them, sorry, I dont have such a program and good luck!)

"My fiancee and I are planning a budget wedding in (took city out) and someone suggested to me that some bakeries and dress shops are willing to be a sponsor of a wedding if they can advertise their product at the wedding. I wanted to know if your bakery did stuff like this. If so, we are 23 and have lots of friends on the guest list in the area who have been dating for awhile and who might get married in the near future. Would you consider providing the wedding cake for our wedding in June if you would be allowed to advertise that you provided the cake?"
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post #2 of 80
But you could "sponsor" all their friends wedding also! Think about what "great advertising" it would be.

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post #3 of 80
We are 23 and the world is about to slap us upside the head with a heaping dose of reality...

Good luck, 23-year-olds!

ha!
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post #4 of 80
Didn't Starr Jones (that annoying TV person) brag about she did this?

She had a huge wedding before her short-lived marriage and used "sponsors" to cover most of the costs and then sold the pic rights to a celeb magazine.

Kristy
post #5 of 80
Give me a break! Maybe YOU could sponsor my kid's braces by PAYING for your damned wedding cake!

OR....Maybe I should tell the orthodontist if he'll "sponsor" the braces, we'll tell everyone we know - many of whom have kids that need braces - that our kid's teeth are straight because of him!!! thumbs_up.gif Hell, I could go through life for free by making deals like this!

Providing a free cake for a celebrity wedding that will get unprecedented press is one thing; quite different for these cheapos whose friends will also demand a free cake! Sad thing is, some decorator will fall for this.
post #6 of 80
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Originally Posted by KJ62798

Didn't Starr Jones (that annoying TV person) brag about she did this?

She had a huge wedding before her short-lived marriage and used "sponsors" to cover most of the costs and then sold the pic rights to a celeb magazine.

Kristy



Yep, The first thing that came to mind when I read the subject line was Starr Jones--she apparently thought she was ALL THAT and anyone and everyone would gladly give her whatever she wanted. I was really disgusted when I read that, and took it personally as a cake lady!!

Re: the 23 yr old of the OP--just goes to show people expect everything handed to them because, hey why not, I read somewhere that was a good idea.

Get a grip!
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post #7 of 80
Bet that wedding doesn't last a minute, still laughing!!!!!
post #8 of 80
If I were you, I would offer to sponsor their wedding in exchange for a 10% discount off the total cost of their order. When you quote them a price, just make sure it's 12% higher than you would normally charge.
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We are 23 and the world is about to slap us upside the head with a heaping dose of reality...

Good luck, 23-year-olds!

ha!
~diem


bahahahah!!!! For some reason Im lead to believe that broke 23 year olds would hang out with broke 23 year olds so sponsoring them would only say 'hey check this out we got free cake and so can you'
post #10 of 80
icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif And to think that I keep thinking....' I have heard it all.' Good golly! icon_rolleyes.gifthumbsdown.gif
post #11 of 80
I would be mortified to ask something like that.
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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
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post #12 of 80
Is there another article going around on how to get an elegant wedding done on the cheap? Next thing she will want to come and "help" you with her cake for a discount. Had a young woman ask that when I worked at a grocery bakery.
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post #13 of 80
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

Is there another article going around on how to get an elegant wedding done on the cheap? Next thing she will want to come and "help" you with her cake for a discount. Had a young woman ask that when I worked at a grocery bakery.



I'd make her pay extra....1) for me teaching her decorating skills, and 2) for being in my way!
post #14 of 80
Not so much being in my way or teaching her as it is how weird is that? Do you go into ANY store and ask to help them for a discount???? I mean if that is the case, I need to find the meat market where this works. I need a discount on meat this year - hubby can't hunt!
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yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. from the movie Kung Fu Panda
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post #15 of 80
The best part of this is its in JUNE. Cause ya know, NO ONE gets married in JUNE! And we have nothing better to do than give away free cake in JUNE. Not that giving away cake was an option, but JUNE?!!
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