Simply Elegant Dreams. Professional Wedding and Special Events Complaint - Brides Beware
I hired this wedding planner about a year and a half before my wedding in August 2008 and all was fine and dandy until about 2 weeks before my wedding. I had tried to touch base with her to tie up any loose ends and I received an automated response back stating she was in the hospital with brain cancer and will not be able to make my wedding but will be sending me a refund. As all of us would be I was shocked, upset, stressed and confused but felt very sorry and worried for her. 4 months later and after numerous emails, calls and certified letters to her I had gotten no response or money in the mail!! So just when I thought all was lost, she had passed away etc....I received a phone call from a Hawaii prosecutor! He informed me that my wedding planner was in an Oregon jail for a warrant she has had out because she had stolen a large amount of money from people in Hawaii and I am 1 of 5 other people that "they know of" she has scammed over here on the main land!!! Unfortunately to make it a Federal offense and put her away for a VERY long time the amount of money stolen had to have equaled 1 million or a very large amount of individual people scammed. She is now out of jail after a year and advertising again! So what I'm trying to do since there is no chance in getting our wedding money back is get her info out there so this does not happen to another bride.