It’s with great sadness that we’re having to write this, but in a time where couples are navigating their way through a national crisis and dealing with the stress of planning or postponing their UK wedding, it’s more important than ever that they can find reputable wedding suppliers.
Firstly, we’d like to say a big thank you to all of the lovely wedding businesses and couples who contacted us last week to let us know that our website copy had been plagiarised by a local startup wedding business.
As this has happened so regularly and the attempt to emulate our brand tone was so blatant, we decided to progress the matter and passed it across to our company legal advisors. Upon further investigation, it’s become clear to our advisors that not only has our website and brand tone been replicated, but several images from businesses, both in the UK and across the globe, have also been used. Some of those businesses have already been informed and are taking steps to have the plagiarised content removed.
We’re unsure why any reputable business would seek to mislead couples into purchasing goods or services in this way.
Whilst it’s genuinely very disappointing that any business operating in the wedding industry, or any creative space for that matter, would feel the need to copy another business’ text, branding or images, it’s even more worrying for couples who could be misled whilst trying to source reputable wedding suppliers. If you are a couple who are currently planning your wedding and are looking to find ace wedding suppliers, there’s a great little article we wrote here – check it out!
Our advisors continue to trace those parties who have had their intellectual property plagiarised. In the meantime, we’ve been advised to confirm that One Curious Dream has no affiliation with ANY other wedding business either in Norfolk, the UK or overseas.
If you are a couple planning your wedding or a supplier in the wedding industry and stumble upon any websites, social media posts, similar-sounding email addresses, images or any other form of intellectual property that sounds similar to our brand tone, please know that we have not given permission for this material to be used. Please, as so many of you have already, please do report this to us so that we can add the material to our ever-growing collection.
Couples – PLEASE take this as a reminder to do your research thoroughly and make sure the wedding businesses or individuals that you are engaging are reputable, experienced, ethical, honest and the kind of people you would like to support you across your wedding. You get one chance to have the BEST DAY EVER, don’t leave it to chance…
Thanks once again to those of you who have already been in touch, we’re incredibly grateful for the support from such an amazing bunch of people! If you do need to reach out, please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0800 772 0765