(Closed) wedding vendor spam

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Post # 3
Member
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Moores has called me about 10 times and like you, we aren’t using them.

I’ve had photographers, caterers, decor rental businesses email me constantly. Those ones in particular sprang up after I “reserved” a spot for a bridal show, and then ended up not being able to go. The people putting on the show distributed the email address of everyone who reserved to every. single. vendor. at the show.

Arg.

Tell if I won’t be readin the fine print from now on.

 

Post # 4
Member
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ughghhhhhhh seriously. I mysteriously started getting catalogs from Oriental Trading (I’ve been to their site, but never purchased or signed up for anything), Invitations by Dawn (????), lots of stuff from David’s Bridal (to be fair, I did sign up to try to win a dress or bridesmaids dresses) and Men’s Wearhouse. I got a couple of calls from DB trying to set up an appointment for me, and finally I was like, “I ALREADY HAVE A DRESS I WILL NOT BE PURCHASING FROM YOU GUYS AT ALL EVER.”

Post # 5
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I really try not to give out my email/phone numbers, but if I HAVE to – I give them my emergency cell # [we keep a prepaid phone in our car, just incase we forget ours].

I get ALL KINDS of davids bridal spam though.

Post # 6
Member
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had a flower place that somehow got it on their paperwork that we were not only highly interested in using their service, but that my wedding is in September. Um. What? Never did we even consider September, and we won’t even touch the whole no-real-flowers thing. She also got my first name wrong (used something similar to my last name… not to uncommon), didn’t listen the first time I said we’re not having real flowers or that we’re not having it in a church or that we’re not having flower centerpieces… She just kept going on and on until I finally said Look, I’ve been nice by not straight up hanging up on you, but I don’t need your services. Please take my off your list, I’m tired of ignoring your phone calls. I got 3 more calls after that but that was it.

I’m really wondering if they just made the BS up, or if some girl out there is wondering why this place never called her back.

Post # 7
Member
48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It’s one thing I wish brides knew.

 

1. Before you start even one single day of wedding planning, create a wedding email address. All of your mail will go there.

 

2. When going to bridal shows, just know that if you take advantage of their discounts, it means you muct register a valid address and phone number to match your credit card, which gets given to all of the vendors at the show. Just pay the full price and show up that day, then you can choose what information to give them.

ONly give your number to vendors you WANT to hear from and be sure to give it to them directly.

 

3. There are some companies, like Davids, that are notorious for selling and otherwise distributing your information to others.

 

 

4. Those bridal show honeymoon deals…they aren’t, they are timeshares that are time consumming and costly. There is also a salespitch version of the timeshare scam for pots/pans. JUst be aware!

 

 

Once the flow has started, it’s near impossible to stop. It’s just important to start the proper way, with a wedding only email address.

 

 

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Post # 8
Member
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

One of my friends, who married in 2009, was still receiving stuff from David’s Bridal as recently as 2012, until she literally moved across the country. I’ve tried not to give out too much info, and never went to DB. A couple local dress shops have my info but they haven’t called me. The junk mail though — who knows where they get the info, and there’s tons of it.

Post # 9
Member
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@vorpalette:  this has happened to me too. DB has called me three times, mens wearhouse 4 times (we’re using them, so i don’t understand why they don’t look in the system first and be like OH DERR these people are already renting tuxes here), oriental trading sends me catalogues of crap i don’t want, and all of these stupid bridal show scams are calling me every-other-day. -_-

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