Wedding Magazine Advertising – when you know it won’t work

A quick post simply to share my smile with you this morning.

I just had a call from a local free Wedding Magazine. The girl who called sounded a little bored, but read her script nicely, explained that the magazine was looking for people who do wedding stationery to advertise in the magazine and they’d “come to me first”… hee, really?

I explained that I don’t do wedding stationery, I only provide a calligraphy service.

Cue a little pause and more interest from the telesales girl: “Ooh, is that where you do the dancing, like the first dance and stuff?”

I’m afraid I said yes. But not to the advertising.


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Diana Evans
    10 years ago

    Thank you for the laugh!
    My best advertising non-event was when I took a small ad in a local magazine with a wedding supplement, but I was listed in the Gardening section 🙂

  • Amma // Beyond Beyond
    10 years ago

    Hilarious *bawling my eyes out*

  • Viv
    10 years ago

    So glad I wasn’t mid-drinkig my cup of tea…. my laptop might not be working for me to reply! That is very funny! 🙂

  • Steve
    10 years ago

    And there was me thinking I was the only one that loved winding up people on the phone! :o) Thanks for the smile Claire!

  • Bernadette
    10 years ago

    ha ha very amusing 🙂

  • Kate
    10 years ago

    Bless that is hiliarious

  • sally
    10 years ago

    I get these telesales calls all the time! One I had today went “hi there, is that Sally Thurrell Photography?”… “Yes, hi, can I help?”… “are you the owner of the business”… “Can I just ask, is this telesales?” … And then he just hung up on me! I’ve had them all, including scams for advertising in magazines that don’t even exist!

  • Victoria
    10 years ago

    haha brilliant!! I get calls like this all the time too, especially when I’m running google adwords, which makes me hate them before they even speak because I know they’ve probably already cost me a pound!

  • Izzy Hudgins
    10 years ago


  • Haha!! that’s rather worrying >.<

  • Haha That is very funny. Some people are great.

    I do love sales talk to it always makes me laugh.

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