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#11 starchild

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    Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:29 AM

    I agree, don't sign that new contract. Since the U.S. controls Puerto Rico it may work in your favor, just because I'm thinking if it was the DR or JA somewhere we didn't control they could give you the shaft and what can you do...but can you threaten these people with the BBB or Attorney General or something? If they can vote for our President they have to follow our laws, right BDW lawyers?

    Not that it makes you feel better because with your wedding so close you shouldn't have to go around threatening anyone...so sorry.

    Let us know if we can help, I'm also down to call/email/raise hell for you...and they don't want NYJen & I giving them a piece of our minds :P

    #12 Hartyt509

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      Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:32 AM

      If they are in the US jursidiction you'll be sorted - you just need a US lawyer to give you basic contract advice - unfortunately i'm uk based

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      Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:48 AM

      Oh Jamie!!! What a mess! And I'm sorry - that is such a crappy thing for them to do so close to your wedding.

      But I agree with what everyone has said. If you have a signed contract in place, they are obliged to support it unless it specifically states that prices are subject to change.

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      #14 Alyssa

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        Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:50 AM

        Jamie -

        you should PM Glenda and ask her for her advice - she will help you!

        she is a NY state attorney

        #15 yamille

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          Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:01 AM

          As everyone else said already.. DO NOT SIGN that bogus new contract. If you and FI signed the old one already-then it is binding. Unless there is fine print that says that prices can change without notice then him doing this one month before the wedding is absurd and rediculous. I'm so sorry that this is happening to you! I htink that owner may be bluffing becuase for $1400 he may lose the entire thing. I think people know that sometimes as a young couple you will " do anything" to make the day work. Stick to your guns!

          #16 DanielleNDerek

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            Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

            That is bs. I think they know that it's a month before your wedding so they hope your willing just to pay the extra becaue you'll have no choice. I hope that they will come around and see how shadey they are being.
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            #17 jamisoncollette

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              Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:09 AM

              Oh girls, I am so upset! There is no fine print stating the terms could change. I'm afraid to threaten them because I don't want the wedding ruined by a jilted owner. I work with several lawyers and they also said my original contract is valid. I sent an email (so its in writing) to the owner explaining my heartbreak and that we can no longer afford them. So far she has not responded but I am hoping we can remedy this. If not, then beware the fury of BDW and a bride scorned! We had requested an amended contract based on the final head count. Originally we reserved for 50 but have only 30 confirmed guests at the final count. The coordinator said no problem....
              According to FI, the coordinator ran off with one of the musicians. Coordinator was the owner's niece and the musician is married. Owner is angry and has banned them.

              #18 NYJen

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                Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:13 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by jamisoncollette
                Oh girls, I am so upset! There is no fine print stating the terms could change. I'm afraid to threaten them because I don't want the wedding ruined by a jilted owner. I work with several lawyers and they also said my original contract is valid. I sent an email (so its in writing) to the owner explaining my heartbreak and that we can no longer afford them. So far she has not responded but I am hoping we can remedy this. If not, then beware the fury of BDW and a bride scorned! We had requested an amended contract based on the final head count. Originally we reserved for 50 but have only 30 confirmed guests at the final count. The coordinator said no problem....
                According to FI, the coordinator ran off with one of the musicians. Coordinator was the owner's niece and the musician is married. Owner is angry and has banned them.

                Do you have all your coorespondence with the coordinator via email If so, have you shown it to the owner? They need to make good on this. Don't take this lying down.

                Can you have one of the lawyers you work with write something up on letterhead to scare them a little?

                #19 Alyssa

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                  Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:41 AM

                  seriously if they screw you over we are coming after them - it will NOT BE PRETTY!

                  #20 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:42 AM

                    I know its really upsetting but you need to take a deep breath, calm down and really pissed off - that way you'll take it head on and sort it

                    I'm sure one of the lawyers you work with will do a letter for you




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