Pay attention, wedding horror stories really do exist: from fake dresses to stolen gifts, here are four common wedding frauds and tips for avoiding them during the most beautiful day of your life.
A well-known proverb says: a prepared man or woman who is going to marry is worth two. And that's certainly true now that a big wave of previously postponed weddings is on the way that are expected to take place in 2022.
This scam collects a deposit or advance payment, but the services are never provided. Unfortunately, this happens at all kinds of wedding services, from florists to photographers and caterers.
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Counterfeit wedding dresses
You order a designer dress with a big discount in a very chic online store, but the dress you receive is from another designer, counterfeit or is in bad condition. Bummer!
How to Avoid: A budget-friendly option is to buy a second-hand wedding dress, but again you need to be vigilant about where you shop when buying online. Before completing a sale, see what customers are saying about the retailer. You can do that quality check yourself if you buy a pre-loved piece in a physical store. If you want to save money on a dress, you can also wait out the sales and designer days at local bridal shops. That way you support a local company at the same time.
Another tip: pay with a credit card if possible so you can file a dispute with your credit card company if something goes wrong.
Fake engagement rings
Your purchased ring turns out to have a fake diamond, or a stone that wasn't as valuable as advertised.
How can you avoid this? Contact a reputable jeweler. You can also have the gems appraised before buying them. Jewelers can request a professional appraisal from a third party: some charge a small fee for this service. If you are having a diamond appraised, check that the weight is the same as advertised by the seller.
Uninvited visitors steal your dearest wedding gifts. It happens so be prepared. Keep your gifts in a safe location, such as a hotel room, or even in a locked box or safe. Do you have a wedding list? Request that all gifts purchased through your list be shipped directly to your home.
Source: The New York Times