How to Avoid Wedding Vendor Scams
Unfortunately, some people take advantage of blissful couples planning their big day. Often these vendors take your money and never provide the services they promised, or they send you products that aren’t what you expected. These nightmares can ruin your wedding day, but you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Here is how:
Do Your Research
Before hiring a vendor, do some research. Talk to other couples who recently got married, and find out who they recommend. Also, know what to expect before you meet with a vendor. Find out what prices are common and what is expected of the service provider. Most likely, if the vendor offers something that sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
It bears repeating: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yes, sometimes you can find great deals, but make sure those deals are being offered by reputable sources. This is especially true for online vendors. If you are ordering a designer dress online for less than half the retail price, ask yourself how the vendor could offer you such a deal. If the dress is being sold by a woman who bought the dress for a wedding and never wore it, it could be a good deal. If someone supposedly runs a highly discounted online store, you may not be happy with the dress you get.
The most effective way to protect yourself is by purchasing wedding insurance. For just a few hundred dollars, you could avoid losing thousands of dollars if a vendor decides not to show up. Talk to an insurance consultant to find what is covered.