Mark Wright blagged wedding freebies?
Mark Wright was reportedly "prepared to blag" to get freebies for his wedding to Michelle Keegan and supposedly offered free publicity and sponsorship for any companies willing to give them something for nothing.
Mark Wright was "prepared to blag" to get freebies for his wedding.
The former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star - who is tying the knot with ex-'Coronation Street' beauty Michelle Keegan over the Bank Holiday weekend - reportedly left his wedding planner heading for the door after he tried to wrangle as much as possible for free.
A source said: "Mark has been prepared to blag anything - the venue, the flowers, a limo. It's the biggest day of his life, but he has seemed to treat it more like a PR business transaction.
"He seemed to expect everything handed to him on a plate or on the cheap because of his celebrity status."
Insiders claim that the 28-year-old star bragged his and Michelle's wedding would be as big as Hollywood icon George Clooney's as well as offering free sponsorship and publicity in a bid to secure everything at a cheaper price.
A source also says Mark boasted to pals that he was getting his honeymoon in Dubai for free and that he would be able to secure chart-topping singer Adele to perform at their wedding if he wished.
The boasts reportedly left Michelle feeling "embarrassed".
A source added to the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Mark has been incredibly demanding ... I don't know if he was joking, but it all seemed a bit far fetched. It became embarrassing. The kind of wedding he wanted would easily have cost more than £250,000, but he didn't want to pay anything like that ...
"Fortunately, Michelle has been a dream to be around - the perfect bride. She's clearly loved every second of the build-up and everybody around her hopes she has a wonderful day.
"She's so down to earth and genuine. But she seemed a bit embarrassed by the hype around it - and by Mark's approach to business dealings."