New York Magazine weighs in on the decision by the Times to accept paid wedding announcements.
Most interesting to me is this part:
A representative for the Times said the start date would depend on the demand, but that "we are anticipating a lot of response in the spring." Couples will be able to submit to both sections simultaneously, ensuring themselves a slot even if they are rejected from the editorial pages. (The Times rep says the content for the "Weddings" pages will be reviewed independently.) There will almost certainly be couples who'll assume they have been rejected, spring for an ad, and wind up appearing in both sections, letting the whole world see their desperation.
What couple will have the unique distinction of being the first to have both a paid and selected wedding announcement in the Times? Stay tuned...Posted by Doug at February 21, 2005 11:58 AM