According to ABC News
, a jilted bride from Chicago is suing her ex-fiance, who dumped her just days before their wedding
. But what has most people's jaws dropping is the wedding cost that the bride-to-be incurred -- nearly $100,000 total! And not surprisingly, girlfriend wants it back.
Because the pair lives in Illinois, which has a "breach of promise" law, she actually has a good chance of winning her lawsuit. An attorney familiar with the case says that she may very well recoup her actual damages (translation: the dough she'd laid out for the wedding), but she probably won’t be awarded the additional cash she wants for the "pain and suffering” inflicted by her ex’s last-minute decision.
Oh, and the lawsuit mentions that in addition to, um, canceling the wedding at the last minute(!), the groom-to-be received lap dances at his bachelor party
. Now, I'm sure the girl is devastated and angry, but mentioning the small sin of getting a lap dance seems a bit ridic in light of the circumstances. Am I alone in thinking that?
Anyway, from what I saw, commentors were really up in arms over the sticker price of her wedding (much more so than the lap dances or lawsuit). Me? Not so much. Jack and I had a total DIY wedding, which cost less than some of my friends’ bridal gowns. But do I think it's horrible for someone to spend a hundred large on a wedding? No! I've been to several weddings that cost that much or (likely) more, and IMO, it's really none of my business how people spend their own, hard-earned cash (or their family’s dough).
If there is one detail I will put on my judgey pants about, it's the fact that the couple only dated for nine months before getting engaged
. I'm not saying that it never works when people move that quickly. I'm just saying, slow the hell down, y'all! What's the rush (especially if there’s $100,000 at stake)?
Do you guys agree? And do you think the ex-groom should have to fork over the cash?
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