3 Common Wedding Scams and How You Can Avoid Them
Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous individuals and companies who make their money pulling the wool over the eyes of inexperienced couples planning their special days. Before you buy that pricy wedding ring or decide to stop comparing reception venues in Southampton, make sure you understand and anticipate these three common wedding scams that can ruin any ceremony!
- Diamond disasters. Choosing an engagement ring can be a nerve-wracking process. Some jewelers take advantage of the anxiety and pressure to purchase the perfect ring by luring buyers into choosing a dubious, phony, or low-quality gemstone at a massive markup. To avoid overpaying for a low-quality ring, ask the jeweler if there are any non-certified diamonds on display. If the jeweler says “yes,” either avoid these rings or ask for a large discount—these diamonds are not quality-assured by the Gemological Institute of America, so there is no guarantee that you are getting what you pay for.
- An online dress mess. It’s a scenario that can ruin the look of an entire wedding—you’ve found the perfect set of bridesmaid dresses online, purchased them, and they look nothing like the photos featured on the website. A number of low-quality sites are offering insane discounts on brand-name dresses only to provide the customer with a dress made of much cheaper fabric and a totally different design. Always look for customer testimonials before shopping online and refuse to do business with online vendors who do not offer comprehensive return policies. Oh, and remember what grandma used to say—if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Vendor vexations. Whether it’s a no-show wedding planner or a banquet hall in PA that doesn’t look as good in real life as it does online, doing your due diligence to research everyone you work with can help you avoid the scammers. Get ahead of scams by asking your trusted friends and family members for recommendations and reading plenty of reviews before making your choice!
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