Saturday, August 04, 2007

Bogus wedding websites

It seems every day that there is a new crop of Wedding websites, each one claiming to have something unique to offer. Slick marketing campaigns and flashy websites each grasping for a little piece of the wedding industry pie - so to speak....

These guys are a whole new breed unto themselves - and they are completely BOGUS! The funny part is they seemed to have cropped up all in one week. Thanks to my friends Phil Mantas, and Jennifer Davis for pointing them out these two out to me:
"Bridal Hood"
"Project Wedding"

Then I found this one this morning! Unreal!
"Our wedding day"

Not only was I not asked to be part of their website - they have completely RIPPED my photos off! They've stolen the pictures from my blog, website or from my ad on the knot. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind it at all when people link my website or blog as did Brooklyn Bride on her blog, but when the blatantly steal my info for their greedy purposes that makes me crazy. Especially when my info is just plain WRONG!

So I am going to stand on my "Soap Box" for a minute and say to all those planning their wedding, to make sure you check your references. It's not all as it seems sometimes! :)


Blogger Christopher Duggan said...

Hey Jason,

"Wedding Mall" is BS, too.

Thanks for posting this.


8:13 PM  
Blogger Vane said...

ug, i totally hate when blogs put completely incorrect information or steal stuff from other websites....they should do their homework and ask permission! sorry this happened!

9:17 PM  
Blogger jason groupp said...

Vane - I love when people link to me! Even if the info is wrong! :) What bothers me about these websites is they are trying to sell advertising to people. Using our information to make themselves look legit. That's why blogs like yours are so great!

7:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After checking out Bridal Hood, Project Wedding, and Our Wedding Day, it appears that only Project Wedding tries to "profit" from your information with ads. The other two websites does not. And only Project Wedding has an image for your listing, which could have been stolen or added by the bride that added a review for you. On Bridal Hood, they had no image associated with your listing and it looks like they only use images uploaded by the photographers themselves.

2:08 PM  

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