Because taxes go great with wedding planning #WTF!? February 10 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel Nothings spells L O V E like T A X E S. Tax © by 401K, used under Creative Commons license. So, I've spent almost a decade working in marketing and PR, so I totally expect emails from publicists trying to get the attention and business of Offbeat Brides. I mean, this is an ad-supported site, so emails from businesses are expected and for the most part welcomed. But every once and a while I get an email from a publicist that's SO weird that I just have to share it with y'all. Looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? Forget expensive flowers, overpriced chocolates and five-course dinners, show your love by taking advantage of the $14 offer on all [Big Tax Preparation Company]™ online tax preparation products. Nothing says "at least I'm responsible" like up to 70 percent off [Big Tax Preparation Company] online products. All you have to do is register to use any [Big Tax Preparation Company] online product from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 and your Federal tax return will cost just $14. To take advantage of this sweet deal, visit http://www.[Big Tax Preparation Company].com/valentine. With love for taxes, [Name Redacted], On behalf of [Big Tax Preparation Company] Because nothing says "I'm planning a non-traditional wedding" like filing your taxes online, ladies! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Libby & Jobe's vegan/vegetarian picnic wedding NEXT Reader Survey results, Part 1 Toggle comments [ 9 ] At least it's semi-tounge-in-cheek! I love flipping through the Bad Pitch Blog for e-mails like this, even though I'm in PR, too. So sad that a few bad apples make our whole profession look clueless. Reply haha i'm pretty sure i received that same email today! hilarious. Reply Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. @_@ Reply Our tax refund will be completely funding our wedding… How's THAT for romantic??? Now if the cash will just come through already……… 2 agree Reply Just when I think I've seen most of the strange ads online… another one comes out of the woodwork! Well, it takes all kinds, right? Reply Taxes have a lot to do with weddings, sadly, and this ad is insensitive in that it glosses that problematic association of legally recognized (heterosexual) marriage with tax refunds among many other benefits. Reply I used to work for Big Tax Company. I'm not really surprised about this pitch to get people to pay $$$ to get their taxes done…the peak of the tax season is usually close to Valentine's Day. Can't believe it took them so long. Reply I found this quite funny! At least they are looking outside the square for tax marketing…but it doesn't actually mention weddings and I can imagine it doesn't fit the offbeat advertiser criteria lol Reply This is doubly funny to me because my fiance is a software designer at an online tax company and this totally sounds like something they'd send out LOL. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.