Marquee firm slams ‘cheap’ wedding

A marquee hire firm has apologised after telling a New Zealand couple their wedding plans were ‘cheap, nasty and tacky’.

The Great Marquee Company emailed Auckland couple Steve Hausman and Paula Brosnahan after they cancelled a wedding marquee, reports the New Zealand Herald.

The firm’s office manager, Katrina Jorgensen, wrote: “Your wedding sounded cheap, nasty and tacky anyway, so we only ever considered you time wasters.

“Our marquees are for upper class clients which unfortunately you are not. Why don’t you stay within your class levels and buy something from Payless Plastics instead.”

Mr Hausman, a builder, forwarded the exchange to a lawyer, who sent it on to friends and it ended up on the internet.

Now, the company has fired the office manager – who is also the company owner’s wife – and posted a public apology on its website

“We know that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life and we do what we can to make it easy,” wrote Great Marquee Company boss Klaus Jorgensen.

“You may be aware that the email that was forwarded by our customer has now reached some thousands of people.

“We would rather not comment any further but move on having learned from this situation. Again, we pass our apologies on to this customer.”

Source : Ananova

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