- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I just finished reading this book and I am so glad- I just got engaged on Christmas (yay!) and although I was just in my friend’s wedding over the summer, I didn’t really get a full understanding of how the vendor thing worked (because she was able to afford a lot more than I could ever dream of) Anyway, this book basically breaks down many tricks vendors tricks to play on newly engaged couples from bogus charges to bringing empty bottles of liquor to a wedding so when you are being charged by the bottle at the end of the night guess who is paying a lot more? It’s crazy- I would never think of the insane things some people do…. I hope people like this are few and far between but who knows- the book says the bridal market is one of the most vulnerable because it’s not like they get many repeat customers to worry about… Anyway, I highly recommend it. I will be referring back to it before every meeting with a potential vendor and I am making my fiance (yay!) read it too- much to his chagrin.
Just in case you don’t get the book two of the MAJOR tips they emphasized were
A) to put EVERY deposits on your credit card so that if the service falls through/does meet your expectations you have legal recourse through some federal law (cash isn’t covered, makes sense, credit card companies can fight charges)
B) get EVERY contract in writing with EVERY detail specified, from the name of your photographer to the number/type of flowers from your florist/etc. and always read the fine print because not every fee is necessarily on the contract, always ask about other fees too.
I would just get the book because there’s so many crazy things people can do to make you overpay in every aspect of a wedding I feel like they all are basically essential. And btw, for the record, I have no connection with the book or the author or anything I just love saving money and don’t have much to spend on my wedding so I thought this book could be good and it turned out to be amazing so I wanted to share 🙂