January 23, 2008
To the left is Profossor Rich Bodek of the College of Charleston's History Department. He took my wedding photos. He also served as best man, witness and host of the wedding reception. I was very pleased with his work -- and with his price. I recommend him highly to anyone in need of a wedding photographer.
Why do I mention this? Well, there has been a string of wedding-related litigation. This blog did not stoop to comment when the blogosphere lit up (e.g., here, here, here, here, and here) with news of a New York litigation associate who sued a florist that delivered the wrong-colored flowers to her wedding reception. The florist was to provide floral arrangements valued at $27,000, but to the delight and outrage of the blogarazzi, plaintiff sued to recover the full cost of her wedding, $400,000.
Next, our own Meredith Miller reported that a groom (groomzilla, I suppose) successfully sued a wedding photographer who took lousy pictures at the groom's wedding. The total contract price was $5400 for pictures and a wedding video, and since there was no problem with the video, the court awarded damages in the amount of $2700.
Well, the post-nup litigation continues. Yesterday's New York Times reported on the impending bankruptcy of Celebration Studios. Apparently, many newlyweds who paid thousands of dollars for Celebrations Studios' services have never seen the wedding photos and videos that they paid for. The Times reports that a class action is in the works. As one potential plaintiff put it, "I feel rabid about it."
Well, for those of you whose wedding is still in the planning stages, don't get rabid, call Rich. Tell him I sent you.
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