As many of you know this week was suppose to be Wedding Week 2010 in Norfolk Va. with a lineup of some of the biggest names in the wedding industry instead it turned out to be SCAMMED Wedding Week 2010.
Event Director Lynn Dula of BridalNetwork Inc. and Owner of Posh Style Events in Chesapeake Va. cancelled the event the evening before it was suppose to start approximately 6:00 p.m. however she continued to sell tickets and promote the event the night before and day of cancellation.
Unfortunately people had already began to travel to Norfolk,Virgina one Bridal Cosultant that traveled all the way from the country of Columbia in hopes of learning for top industry professional others still arrived the following day with absolutely no idea the event had been cancelled including some of the show guest speakers!!
Reason being due to the "economy and low attendance" but the thing that gets me is she knew last week she could not have the show but continued to accept payments I paid her $300 for an all inclusive ticket on Friday March 19, 2010 in addition to purchasing airline and prepaid hotel accommendations....
To add insult to injury she did it by way of Facebook and Twitter she has not returned phone calls or emails what she has done is given a statement to WVEC News in Virginia that she would be refunding all ticket money as well as travel arrangements however you have to contact her so with that being said you now have to go through a screening process before she accepts your emails and then when you call she does not answer....Way to go for contacting her ...
It is sad to know that you have so many people willing to knowingly hurt others just to get a buck in this case she received several thousands dollars as well as merchandise from the event sponsors as well as put a dark cloud over the wedding industry in Norfolk Virginia !!
I have spoken to MANY true Wedding Professionals in Virginia and surrounding areas (DC,Florida,Georgia etc.) who have taken it upon themselves to personall call and email me to apologize for something they had absolutely NOTHING to do with they have shown true professionalism,hospitality and compassion..
So for all of you who might have had dreams of one day doing something similar in your town you have Lynn Dula of The Bridalnetwork Inc and owner of Posh Style Events to thank for making it that much harder on you to earn the trust of top industry Wedding Professionals, your peers as well as corporate sponsors.
Good Luck to any of you who registerd for Wedding Week 2010 !!!