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This isnt the 1st time he has stolen!!. I am the mother of one of Mr Beck's children and allow me stay that this doesnt suprise me one bit! I had no idea about all this until I was contacted by a family friend that had a dress ordered through this bridal company! This is not the first time that Mr Beck has stolen a large amount of money. Back in 2005 he stole a large amount of money from the Guthries Restaurant in Centerpoint Alabama. It is very unfortunate that someone like this would be allowed to work anywhere around money again. I couldnt imagine having my dress 'lost' like this. I will say that there were lots of warning signs! Also with three different women trying to chase him down for childsupport there is no way he would every be able to catch up in life. He tries to life the high life yet he cant afford it! Very Very unfortunate!! I say take him to court!! That way I can find him for childsupport lol...
Beck is a conman!. To all you ladies who were conned by this little terd, let me assure you. Ricky Beck is a con man. He's full of $h!+. He'll tell you all about the investment properties he owns and drives around in his little BMW SUV but the fact is, he DOES NOT PAY HIS BILLS!! There is no doubt in my mind, from first hand experience with this little dweeb that he simply took your money and never paid for the dresses. He had no problem spending over a week in Key West at New Years. Wonder how he afforded that....hmmmm. Claims right here on this forum, he left SIGNED CHECKS with someone else and they cashed them...C'mon Ricky....Guess that whole GA counterfeit drivers license thing was just a big misunderstanding too huh? What a piece of $H!+
I have a few Questions Mr. Beck.
I am Dee White of The Spoiled Lady of Columbia, and wanted to tell a little about my story! First of all I have had 27 yes 27 brides come to me in the last week seeking my help. Now, Mr. Beck if everything you indeed stated here about Mr. Knowles is true, might I ask you when you sold the store? We handed out over 20 gowns out of your store that YOU locked the doors on over the weekend, that were all paid for in full! I am sure the note that was posted on the door was from you, the one directing customers to call their designers and they would be recieveing their merchandise at no cost to them, Now Mr. Beck you claim to be a professional in this business and you and I both know that my friend was a LIE designers don't deal with customers if they did then why would there even be Bridal Shops! Mr. Knowles is a very respected man in the wedding industry and has a very sucessful tux business so incase you aren't aware, slandering his name on this website and in the text messages your wife sent to customers is against the law!
Everyone makes mistakes and people fall on hard times no doubt, but if this man really took your money then why not provide the proof to your customers be honest with them and let them know what happend. I DO understand how this business works, and I know that you never paid for the gowns that your customers paid you for that would be the reason they didn't ship.
So admit your mistakes APOLOGIZE and move on!
I hope that all the lovely brides and their familes have amazing weddings and can one day look back on all of this and laugh about the fact that someone tried to ruin their wedding day!
For all you to know.
Ok I am Ricky Beck and I think it's time for me to defend myself. Me and Krysta bought the store from Bob Knowles back in Nov 2008. He was have money problems so we bought it and took it over. Well from the start we didn't have any working captiol and also we had to pay for 20,000 in wedding gowns that was on order that wasn't paid for to the companies and also was paid in full to him. We were out the money. Also we never paid for the dresses untill they were shipped to the store.WE PAID COD. Also if you only paid half of your dress that means sometimes we have to pull from that to pay other bills. I could sit here and write ya'll a book. I wasn't out to steal anyone's money and I am working to get all this fixed. But with all the negative stuff going around it make me like why even try and fix it. Well lets move on.
Me and Krysta was out of town for a few days and we left SIGNED checks for ups. a close friend that we hired and let him and his son come live with us took a check and put his name on it and made it out for 15,000.00 and we had about 13,000 in checks 0out at that time. He went and cashed that check so we had back checks out. My bank would't give us the money back due to our signature was on the check. All of the companies but Maggie Sottero and Disney. So Moving on I want to set the record straight. We did not close the store Bob Knowles did. We have a BILL OF SALE WHERE WE SOLD IT BACK TO HIM. HE DECIDED TO CLOSE IT. NOT US. But I am willing to help anyone that doesn't understand all of this to help them understand how this type of business works.
If you haven't heard about what Ricky (now no longer owner) has done to dozens of families its an unbelievable story. I don't know how anyone could be in the wedding industry and not know that this is an exceptionally important part of any brides Big Day and the way you work with your customers is extremely important!
Ricky has basically been taking people's money and I feel that I was one of the lucky ones to get my bridal gown as my wedding is less than two months away.
I have to say that his staff was wonderful and always helped in any way they could. They have also volunteered to help brides get their merchandise they've paid for!
If you are bride in this position, The Spoiled Lady in Columbia are truly savors and doing everything out of the goodness of their hearts to help us! They have helped me locate my bridesmaids dresses and selling them to us at costs seeing as the position we are in is outrageous.
I can't thank Dee and her father enough for all that they have done and the professionalism they bring to the table.
Join a suit against Stepehen Beck. If you are one of the brides or anyone who has been conned by Stephen "Ricky" Beck and his wife, Krysta, owners of the Bridal Gallery of Franklin, and are looking to either receive merchandise or a full refund PLUS DAMAGES!!! then please join the fight against Mr. Beck. He was arrested in June and is a previous FELON who should be charged with his crimes, in addition to the fact that he is ruining your most important day. Please join the Facebook group "Brides vs. Stephen Beck" and look for updates on how to join in a suit against his wrongful actions.
I am a frustrated bride along witht the rest of you. I wanted to pass along that I went to The Spoiled Lady in Columbia & they were aware of the situation & doing everything they can to help these brides out, they located my dress and it is on its way there. They are only charging me what it costs them to get the dress in and advised me to dispute the charge on my credit card. I couldnt have asked for better customer service and compasion during this HORRIBLE ordeal. Whitney & Dee have gone above & beyond considering i didnt even use them as my bridal store, but would never recommend anyone but them again. Please the visit The Spoiled Lady in Columbia..they are wonderul!
(I only gave them 1 star because i had to lol)
Very poor customer service.
did not return calls as to status of dresses paid for
( when dresses did arrive were sent back to company the bridal gallery ordered from because of the ***person not here to sign for them) go figure !!!! Caused alot of stress to bride and family and friends during the process.
I find it very upsetting to see so many people quick to judge someone but very apprehensive to thank someone or compliment them on a job well done. I'm sorry each of you had an unpleasant experience at The Bridal Gallery, however, I did not!
Mr. Stephen "Ricky" Beck, owner, can be rude at times, but all-in-all, he is a very decent and kind-hearted man. Krysta and Jeanie were both very helpful and very sweet as well. They helped me find the perfect dress for my wedding, listened to me ramble on about my horrible experience with David's Bridal, and even gave me a HUGE discount on my dress.
Their quality, selection, staff, and prices are the best I've seen. Something about the store makes me really comfortable, not rushed or pressured to buy something. I love this place and I would recommend them to ANYONE and EVERYONE.
PS. Despite the drama that I'm sure all of us have seen on the news or read in the paper, keep in mind that the media has a tendency to exaggerate things and turn their stories around. Everyone has their "past" and whether that is the case here, don't be quick to judge him until you meet him. He is a very nice man and means well regardless of his attitude, hey! What man doesn't have an attitude?!! But please note, that his "past" or "problems", if that is even what it is, has no reflection on his business and how they conduct it. Give them a try .. I would be willing to bet my life that you will be pleasantly surprised!! :)
God is love -
I feel like the Bridal Gallery is my 2nd family!! Ha.
Bridal Gallery - Thank you for giving me the dress of my dreams!!
Ricky - Thank you for the discount. I will never forget you and what you did for me!! You are the best.
Krysta - I feel like you are my sister!! You are so sweet and I think we could just talk all day long!! :) Thanks for being there .. And my dress
Jeanie - Thank you for staying an hour past closing to listen to me blabber on about how much I really wanted the dress and calling Ricky and trying to get something worked out for me! In the end, I got the dress and I owe you more than just a margarita!!!
Love you guys!
Save yourself and Don't shop here..
Bridal Gallery has been bought out and the new owners have a lot to learn. The only reason why I am giving them 2 stars is because they gave me a break on my wedding dress.
ALL my bridesmaid dresses came in late (a week and a half before my wedding!!!) And the groomsmen tuxes weren't ready until two nights before wedding! This was because "it's prom season and they are really busy." I don't care if it's freaking prom season b/c I ordered these tuxes 3-4 months in advance and there shouldn't be any excuse why they aren't in at least a week before the wedding.
Secondly, they don't know how to measure correctly... 5 groomsmen had to go back and exchange their tuxes... All 9 of my girls dresses were too big. It wouldn't be a problem to get them altered but since they came in so late we had to go through bridal gallery who charged $60-$70 a dress!!! This is almost half of the price we paid for them.
My husband had to return his rental shoes because the pair they gave them had a huge hole on top of it. You would think they would at least look at the shoes before passing them out... Especially to the groom!
The ladies were nice and helpful. But the owner was rude. I think with all the BS they put us through they would at least do free alterations for my bridesmaids or something to satisfy their costumers.
PLEASE save yourself the hassle and don't go through them. Your wedding already takes a lot of planning, don't make it more stressful for yourself.
I just think that your marriage is a happy time and they made me so upset I that I wanted cried. Just do yourself a favor and don't shop here.
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