• Sarah Shields

Warning Issued Over Photo Booth Scam Artists!

Whatever kind of event you’re planning, you should always check and double check as a matter of course that the suppliers you’re going with are above board, professional and experienced in their chosen trade.

Unfortunately, there will always be some nefarious people out there looking to make a quick buck at your expense and people have just been issued a rather stark warning about their choice of photo booth supplier by those in the know over at John Lewis Wedding Insurance.

Analysis by the company, reported on by This is Money, shows that there are an increasing number of couples getting married and arranging for a photo booth on the day, only for the firm they’ve selected to disappear and not show up on their wedding day.

Director of financial services at John Lewis Partnership Mike Jackson was quoted by the news source as saying: “Most couples planning their wedding would never imagine that their supplier could be a fraudster. It is particularly upsetting for those who only discover they have been scammed when a supplier fails to show up on their wedding day.”

Sadly, this isn’t the only wedding scam in operation these days and brides and grooms should certainly be on their guard against them all.

This article on The Knot website features some of the main ones to watch out for, such as buying your dress from a fake website. Always be immediately suspicious of any very cheap dresses online and always check that the site has a working customer service number and email address. Read online reviews as well, since these can often be eye-opening.

Retailers going bankrupt is also something to bear in mind, although it can be difficult to plan for this since such circumstances will be largely out of your control. Even big retailers can go under, so keep in close contact with your choice of dress supplier so you can keep track of everything and know that it’s all going as it should be.

Another top tip was taking a professional ring appraiser with you when picking out your engagement or wedding rings, so that you don’t end up buying a fake diamond or choosing something that is less valuable than the shop owner states. Choosing a reputable jewellery company is always a good idea, as well, and you might like to avoid the internet on this one so you know what you’re buying will be top quality and there won’t be any nasty surprises.

Just take extra care when sourcing suppliers and items for your wedding or next big event and you should be just fine. It always pays to be a bit cautious as you don’t want to end up out of pocket and disappointed on the big day.

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