Orlando, FL asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Alabama

Q: Hi We cancelled our wedding due to covid. The wedding planner contract says she can keep all money paid to her.

My mother has paid 1500 of a 2000 contract. 500 of that was after we already expressed worries about the date. The wedding planner was contracted for day of services, photography, videography, flowers, photo booth, dj, invites, and some decorations. I never got anything that she was supposedly working on to approve. After I posted a question on a site about a planner keeping all money, She agreed to pay back 700, still do flowers, and invitations. We can no longer get in touch with her. I would like to get back everything but our deposit if possible, since we have no proof anything was done for our wedding. If not I know we can go small claims for the 700 agreement. Any ideas? Should we get an attorney or take the loss and file small claims?

Thank you for any advice.

Robin

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Answered

A: If the contract is governed under Alabama law, you should look at the contract itself. ALabama is a very conservative state in terms of contract law. The terms of the contract will govern, and courts are very reluctant to decide that this is just unfair to you. You should hire a lawyer in the state in which disputes over the contract will be decided. Take the contract to her or him and get some good advice.

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