A FORMER wedding provider recalls a wedding horror story that ultimately forced them to shut down their mobile photo booth business.
They allege that a “Momzilla” lied to get a refund and then posted bad reviews online, which had a profound effect on the business.
The person shared their story in an anonymous post to Reddit, explaining that the representative they sent to the wedding with the photo booth set up, managing and cleaning the screens and accompanying props without any problems reported.
That was until the bride’s mother decided to have a seizure at 2 a.m., according to the poster.
“I received an email from the bride’s mother saying the wedding reception was ruined for us and wanted a full refund,” they wrote.
The former seller said they were “totally confused” by this and asked the mother to describe the problem.
She replied that there were “no props for anyone to use” at the wedding, which “confounded” the vendor further as she had photographic evidence of the props being held at the wedding. marry.
“I responded to Momzilla’s advice on this and she said there weren’t enough props and went on to say just a few boas, sunglasses, etc,” the poster claimed.
“I decided to look up Momzilla’s name on social media and find what she looks like.
“Then I searched all the photos of the photobooth and came across some of her using props and a photo [that] It is particularly striking that she wears about eight tips, which differs from her claim of only having a few tips available. “
The shopkeeper responded to proof of the photo, but then the mother explained that there was another problem: the background of the photo was incorrect.
“She was right, it was the wrong color,” the poster admitted.
“However, I asked if she informed the tech about this and she said no and it would be complicated.
“I told her the technology already had the correct backdrop and it would take a split second for him to just slide up the right cover.”
The poster said they emailed the mother a few more times until finally giving her half the money back – but that’s when she discovered what the real problem was.
The mother questioned why it took several days for the money to be deposited back into her account because “other providers” could do it faster, which means she is asking for a refund money from many people, not just the photography company.
The business owner then decided to do some more research and she discovered the bartender had the same problem.
“I texted the hired bartender I had met a few times before at other events and he said, ‘Yes, she went to the wedding and is looking for money anyway she can.’
“He said she asked for a refund because no one had received a drink from him in the last hour.”
To make matters worse, the frugal mother then posted bad reviews on the business’ social media pages and asked others she knew to do the same.
The poster concluded: “Business started to slow down because of this and that’s when I said: ‘F*ck it! I’ve done!'”
In an update to the post, the former provider said the bad experience was a “lucky thing,” as they got their weekends back after eight years without.
The post sparked a conversation about why it’s more important to read all the reviews than to be turned off by just one negative comment.
“This is why I check the percentage of bad to good reviews.
One reader wrote: “There are always people who want to be d*cks.
“I also love reading some of the bad reviews.
“Anything else [arriving] Another argued.
“Then there are the bad reviews that don’t make sense.
“Your holiday may have been ruined by the rain but that’s not the hotel’s fault.”
Some others questioned why the supplier was giving the refund in the first place.
Of course, this isn’t the first story of a mother causing problems at their son or daughter’s wedding.
A mother wore her own dress on her son’s big day as a payback for him and his bride who turned down her original outfit choice.
In addition, a mother-in-law tried to force her son and his daughter-in-law to paid for her granddaughter’s $14,000 wedding dress.
Arguably worse, a mother refused to give her son the same cash gift she gave his sisters, so he didn’t invite her.
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8230862/wedding-vendor-momzilla-lied-to-get-a-refund/ I used to be a wedding caterer – a ‘Momzilla’ lied to get a refund and posted such bad reviews I had to shut down