(Closed) Bridal Events

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ummm…this sounds VERY scammy. Any event that won’t "allow" you to attend by yourself can’t be legit. I went to about 15 bridal events and never once took my fiance with me. It sounds like some kind of sales pitch thing – they want you both there so you can’t say you have to "talk it over with yout fiance later" before you buy whatever it is they are selling. I would skip it and ask to be taken off their list.

Post # 4
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

I would be leery of these kinds of calls.  After I visited a certain bridal salon, I found myself on all kinds of call lists from people insisting that I had won free make-overs or honeymoons, or sets of cookware.  They always wanted you to buy something and it was totally annoying.  Personally, if it’s not something I requested myself, I steer clear of it.

Post # 5
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t/didn’t attend.  I attended a few bridal shows and found myself getting calls from people telling me I had won this or that.  All I had to do was show up with my fiance for a free dinner and a brief presentation to claim my prize.  Anyone who is that specific about who should come and when you can pick it up (we had to set up an appointment b/c they "only have so many spots open and the other winners will be there at the same time") is probably a scam.  The calls I got were very insistant that it was free and I needed to follow up with them.  We never did b/c I was convinced it wasn’t a real thing.  I guess if you want to make sure, you could attend one.  They can’t force you to purchase anything simply for attending, and if you might get something you can use for free…(We couldn’t do this; my husband has a teeny problem saying "no"…  Hahah!) 🙂

Post # 6
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2641 posts
Sugar bee

Gulp…I can say from first hand experience, please stay as far away as you can.  They are trying to get you to come in so they can give you a slick sales pitch.  They say they’ll give you the resort no matter what.  (Personally, we supposedly got ours, but never even tried to cash in on it.  So I guess I can’t say that it wasn’t legit.  But I’ll say I’d be surprised if it was.)  In my case the product they were selling was a set of cookware, that cooked so much better and faster.  Well it cooks, but stuff sticks to it like crazy.  Just not worth the price.

Also, when a company tries to tell you you both need to come together, it is because they are going to tell you you have to decide on the product before you leave the seminar.  So you don’t get to go home and think about it, or research to see if it’s a good deal.  If they allowed you to go without your FI, then you could go and decline without worry, knowing that you could send your Fi back by himself to then purchase the product or service, after you’re able to reasearch it’s value.  Of course the problem is that they don’t want to give you that option because……when you look into it, you’d find that the offer was not a good one.  
 

Post # 7
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2682 posts
Sugar bee

Scam!  I got so many calls and each time I told them to take me off their list.  I got the same call from the same number 3 times in 2 days saying it was urgent I return their call because the offer is only good until a certain time! They get your name and number from bridal shows you go to and from contests you enter.  You have to go to a timeshare presentation and god knows what else.  I was tempted to go to one and see but didnt want to put the time into it.

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