Normally when I start a post I have a tip or suggestion. That isn't the case here. This is merely a post to beware. The wedding industry has a lot of people and vendors that are fly by nights. (Definition of fly by night: unscrupulous; "a shady operation" )In the last 2 weeks I have received 4 phone calls with similar scenarios that could be possible problems... BIG problems. Venues that have overbooked. Venues that have been sold. Employees that signed contracts then are no longer employed at that establishment. Last but not least; the financial contributors have backed out. One of the scenarios included 3 of the 4 problems mentioned here! Brides, take heed. Your wedding planning process needs to be thought out and have direction. Consult a wedding professional that has been in the industry for a while. If something seems too good to be true, more likely than not, it is. Your deposit (in most situations) is not refundable!! A reliable wedding professional can tell you something in 15 minutes that will take you 3 days of research.