- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Our local radio station is currently having a contest to win a free wedding and all you have to do to qualify is be caller number 20. Since qualifying is based solely on luck, just about anyone who is engaged or in a relationship can play.
This morning they were talking about a couple that one of the DJ’s met this weekend. He was filling the couple in on the game when the guy told his girlfriend that she should try to qualify. This couple hadn’t even discussed marriage previously and the only reason he was on board was because it was a free wedding. The girl seemed overjoyed that her boyfriend gave her the OK to try to play the game but this didn’t really sit well with me (and a number of other listeners). Even if this couple were to qualify, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be picked as a finalist and go on to win the whole shebang so what happens then? The only reason the guy agreed to it was because the wedding would be free. They’re not even engaged. Don’t you think you should WANT to marry someone regardless of whether or not you get a free wedding? I totally understand that not everyone can afford a big to-do but just about anyone can afford to get engaged (rings aren’t a requirement, ya know) if you truly want to make that commitment.
I think the poor girls setting herself up for disappointment. The odds of actually winning this game are pretty slim since there are soooo many people trying to qualify. I obviously don’t know this couple so the only info I have is what was given on the radio but I think this is a recipe for disaster. Unless the boyfriend plans to propose regardless of the games outcome (which maybe he does, I don’t know), the girl will end up crushed. What do you think about this situation?