Avoiding Wedding Rip-offs & Pitfalls

Cynthia Rojas

April 27, 2013

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)       Summer’s almost here and so is wedding season.  According to The Consumer Team, consumers need to be aware of issues that can negatively impact the wedding experience.   Saturday, April 27 from 5-7PM on KRLD Radio, The Consumer Team will air a special segment focusing on wedding rip-offs and over-charging.   Ernie Sprance, a veteran consumer advocacy journalist, will join Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for the weddings segment.

Pete Thomson, commenting on the wedding segment, said “Because most people are responsible for putting on just a few weddings in their lives, they tend to be susceptible to misunderstandings, overcharges and rip-offs.   In our special weddings segment, we’ll expose the areas where problems happen most frequently.   This will be very valuable information for anyone who’s about to get married.”

Consumer Team: Avoiding Wedding Pitfalls

Pete Thomson said that many of the issues surrounding weddings can be avoided just by knowing the rules of engagement.   Thomson added, “We’ll address things like contracts, tips and issues with hotels.  Just knowing about these areas of concern is 99% of being successful.  In addition, we’ll share some ideas that will make listeners less likely to be a victim of a wedding rip off.”    Thomson added, “There are some really sad stories out there of people being severely disappointed on their wedding day.  We hope to make the wedding world a little safer to navigate through.”

The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD is one of the most listened to local consumer programs in the country.   KRLD’s weekly audience is over 500,000 persons which makes it one of the top rated news-talk radio stations in the nation.   Thomson describes The Consumer Team as his ‘passion in life.’  He added, “I’ve been involved in consumer advocacy journalism and broadcasting for over 10 years.   Our goal on The Consumer Team is to help our listeners save time, money and grief in their lives as a consumer.  From finding great deals to helping folks avoid scams, we try to bring fresh content to the airwaves every week.”    Thomson described the consumer landscape in America as very challenging.  He said, “The good news is that consumers have more tools at their finger tips that can truly help them maximize their consumer lives.   The bad news is that there are more scams and bad deals out there than ever before.  The internet alone has presented a number of challenges to consumers.  On The Consumer Team our goal is to help people navigate through the shark infested waters.”

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live online, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com    The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.