UNDATED -- With the wedding season upon us, the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota wants to alert couples about some things to watch for when planning that special day.

The number one thing the BBB wants you to do is use caution when shopping for anything online. It is a popular place for scammers (who are) looking to take you for hundreds, even thousands of dollars.

Start with a well-known, reputable company rather than using a search engine. The bureau says search engines can often lead you to trouble.

Some tips to avoid being scammed include asking for referrals, doing your research on a business, reviewing all terms and conditions, keeping documentation of your order and paying with a credit card.

You can also purchase wedding insurance that could potentially save you money in the event vendor no-shows, cancellations or inclement weather. You can get wedding insurance for as little as $200 but could save you thousands.

Last year alone, the Better Business Bureau received nearly 1,000 complaints against wedding-related businesses.

For more tips, you can visit the Better Business Bureau website.