Recent articles on eWedNews, feedback from other vendors and personal experience have brought to light the ever growing problem of fraud and inexperience in the wedding industry. Today, I give you this piece from the The Early Show . This couple was scammed by a planner who, they thought, was a gem. She turned out to be their worst nightmare. I post this today as a warning to all of you brides out there looking for reputable vendors. PLEASE! Be careful and don't take a flashy web site or a testimonial as proof that this is a good choice. Get references and make phone calls- not only to other couples, but to vendors that have "worked" with the person you are considering. You get one chance at a perfect wedding. Be smart.