(Closed) My wedding nightmare was featured on the local news

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve heard of way too many of these stories this year. A few in the states and a few here in ontario. Not just venues but bridal shops. That’s horrible!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ecsumaria:  Thats terrible!  I hope someone steps up and helps you guys out and I really hope you are able to get your money back.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

YIKES.  I like how the story ended, with you stating you’re asking venues about their financial status.

Keep us posted!  Perhaps it can be a tax deduction anyway–

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Omg that’s horrible! I would totally sue.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh my. That is terrible. I’m so sorry that you and your FI have lost all of that money.  Have you been able to secure a new venue?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had an issue here recently where couples were being scammed on their decorations. A certain decorator had up to 13 Facebook accounts showcasing her decorating ability, and met with quite a few couples and took full payments from them. Decorations here START at about USD $3000. She would meet with the couples, get their ideas, give them feedback etc, and on the day of the wedding just not show up. She would use prepaid sim cards for her clients and then just throw them away after.

So, so so sad.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ugh sorry to hear that- so horrible:(

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh wow. That is horrible, what terrible people to do that to you. So selfish 🙁

Did you find somewhere else?

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@atao:  That’s terrible! I heard just the other day that here in Toronto one of the biggest bridal shops closed, and the brides who have purchased their gowns and had a fitting date were not told, or emailed or anything. They are looking at it as a potential criminal case, and currently it is under investigation…. It is so terrible when something like that happens to people who are planning their wedding 🙁

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve heard of these things happening all over. It’s devastating!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That’s awful! I hope yall are able to somehow get your money back, or that a venue will step up and let you all have your wedding for free!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Arganique:  It really is sad when bride’s have to deal with this kind of crap. I’m so thankful I didn’t get caught in any of this. I actually dropped by a bridal shop on Spadina looking for bridesmaid dresses, very close to the one that closed just before it closed and was shocked when I heard the news.

A girl I used to go to high school with bought her dress in Barrie and the bridal shop closed down. It was a nightmare for her to get her dress. She was finally able to get it, but apparently it was quite a fight for it.

And a friend of a friend of mine just booked a venue called Halton Hills Place, they put a deposit down on their venue, Halton Hill place, and the guy wasn’t paying his rent and got evicted, now they have to look for a new venue. The tricky part is that some places purposely scam you to try to get any money they can to offset their deficit, so they’ll tell the couple that if they pay in cash they’ll get a discount. But that’s the worst thing to do! Those who paid cash will probably never see that money ever again. Those that pay by credit can at least file a dispute through their credit card company.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@atao:  That’s terrible! Wow!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ecsumaria:  Wow, shitty. I hope it works out in the end! Glad we’re eloping. Talk about headaches!!

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