LAST week, we published our wedding guide. The reaction started early… 6.03am Rosie emails to say that we’re in the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times. Mail readers miss the point we’re making about weddings becoming competitive, but agree, en masse, that strapless dresses are awful.
7.45am Friend Bobby rings to say that he has just heard me quoted on the Today programme, adding that all you need for a perfect wedding is a hog roast and three barrels of beer. I cut him short—i have to do the school run.
7.49am Today rings asking me to go live on the show at 8.30am. I drive to school and back, quickly. Son Charlie texts to ask: ‘Dad, what do you know about weddings?’
8.50am Justin Webb lightly grills Wedding Fairy planner George and me on our differing views. Meanwhile, Giles is on the air with Radio Scotland talking about kilts; Rosie is entertaining Birmingham listeners with the dos and don’ts of hen parties.
Lunchtime The strapless dress is now regarded as the worst fashion faux pas since the ra-ra skirt.
Afternoon The story has gone global. The majority seems to agree with our call for restraint. A vicar texts that he’s seeing too much cleavage. Son’s girlfriend calls to say that if she ever gets married, she won’t be asking my opinion. MH