The Week of November 14th in Review

By Paul Pannone

Buyer beware warnings continue to go out to brides using online websites to buy their wedding gowns. According to experts an unusually high rate of dissatisfaction with little or no recourse ties into dealing with websites originating in China. The number one story is being read by consumers as well as wedding industry businesses making it the number one wedding related story this week.

Brides and consumers are searching and finding information that helps guide them from costly mistakes. eWedNewz information informs brides but infuriates fairy dust sales people.

 

eWedNewz continues our investigation into the invitation business and its disruption by the internet and DIY activity. The sudden and unexplained failure of Encore Studio became the lightning rod of discussion involving the health of the invitation business, stranding vendors and brides that put their faith in the company. eWedNewz discussed the events with a spokesperson for the Stationery show noticing a very high level of sensitivity common among all wedding related show producers these days. The investigation continues.

In all parts of the wedding business the growing challenges to remain viable in a declining market deflate most arguments of a robust business, even from the largest recognized entity. The Knot admitted the challenges to investors in a recent filing shocking wedding experts that never thought they live to see the day the company would come clean.

Regis Philbin graciously said goodbye to the daily grind of live television. The 80 year-old veteran was always seen in proper dress including formal wear for formal occasions. The tuxedo business is left in the hands of younger representatives, tagged with the daunting task of appealing to a generation of users that do not want to be caught dead in their father’s tuxedo.

 

 

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