Nothing good comes of the relationship status on Facebook. At least I still have a WarCraft targeted ad too.
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OK, that one for “Cute Bridesmaid Dresses” is obviously a scam. Those don’t exist.
“But you can wear it again!”
Technically, I once rewore a bridesmaid dress…. that belonged to my friend Becky. And had been altered before I wore it. And I wore it to an event, where someone asked me if it was a remade prom dress, so I wasn’t exactly fooling anyone….
Ya know, there’s a benefit to targeting those ads to engaged people – like not inflicting them upon bachelorettes. You could also try the pseudo-offended, “the engagement status was a joke, now I get these ads; are you trying to pour lemon juice on a paper cut?!” routine. Don’t ask me how I know these things, but it’s an effective way to get those ads/emails to go away.
(“Cute bridesmaid dresses” are normal dresses that you buy at stores like Ann Taylor or Macy’s and just happen to wear to a wedding. Note: you can also get out of being a bridesmaid by dying your blonde hair flame-red right before a wedding and emailing the bride about said hair hue. No one will ever invite you to be a bridesmaid again.)
I’m noting that I’m receiving wedding-related ads, almost to the exclusion of all other ads. Does this mean weddings are such an industry that bridal advertisers outspend all others getting onto my FB sidebar? Or that brides lose interest in everything else? Either way, sucks.
Actually, my friends are awesome, so I have bridesmaid-ed with some pretty bizarre hair colors. Even if said awesome hair is accented with an underwhelming bridesmaid dress.
With the average wedding costing about as much as a new car, I think it’s the latter.
Jacky (Jen’s sister) was a good sport about it. Perhaps it helped that her husband grew a beard right before; she jokingly complained about those two strangers in her wedding pictures. But no one has asked me to be a bridesmaid since then (except my sis, and she kind of has to), which is sort of ideal.
By “latter,” I mean “former.” Clearly, the four-hour commute did my brain in.
Maybe they should advertise “Revenge bridesmaid [bridesmatron?] dresses”, akin to the final scene in 27 Dresses – and provide coaching on how to say “But you can wear it again!” with a straight face.
Oh yeah. I got some really terrible ones while we were engaged, including one for a registry that just said “Get stuff from your friends!” Yes, that’s why we’re getting married. For the stuff.
I generally don’t mind ad targeting, but the wedding industry is often too much to stomach.
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