The final scam from OneWed is…3. Wedding Dress Nightmares: You can save a ton of money ordering your wedding dress online, but it’s a scary world and you must be careful! Hundreds of brides purchase a dress over the internet and when it’s delivered to their door, it is so bad that it is unwearable. Obviously, the bride sends the dress back for a full refund, but weeks and even months pass, and the refund never arrives. In some cases, the dress is never even delivered in the first place.
Wondering how to avoid these scams? Here are three tips to help you along the way:
- If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. So, if someone promises you the $1,500 designer dress of your dreams for $400, think long and hard before saying I Do. Otherwise, you may end up with no dress at all.
- Do your research, read any and all fine print, and ask questions if something doesn’t sound right. Use friends who’ve recently tied the knot as resources and sounding boards, and when in doubt, go with your gut!
- Consider wedding insurance. It protects you against vendors who fails to deliver, and costs just $150-$400 (a drop in the bucket, considering the average cost of a wedding in the US is $29,000).