LawCall - Wedding Cake Fall

It’s an exciting time in the lives of the young couple. They have been dating for three years; they have both just graduated college, and John has asked Mary for her hand in marriage.

And so, they begin the task of planning the “perfect” wedding. Their 50-thousand dollar budget will allow them an extravagant wedding.  Both John and Mary write down their to-do lists; of course the list of the bride-to-be is the lengthier of the two.

Choosing a photographer and venue are at the top of the list, as are the honeymoon plans. They make deposits on wedding bands, salon services, a florist, the photographer and the reception hall. The caterer and the wedding planner also require deposits.

In addition to all of the deposits, Mary purchased her dress, the bridesmaid’s dresses and gifts for the flower girls as well as the groom-to-be. She spent money on her bridal shower, and she put down a deposit on the honeymoon and purchased two plane tickets to Europe, where they had planned a two week tour.

Meanwhile, John headed to Vegas for a bachelor party with a group of his buddies. The following weekend, he and Mary attended a wedding shower where they received many nice gifts and talked with excitement about their upcoming nuptials.

Just two weeks before the wedding, Mary read a text on John’s phone from a woman named Julie. Mary asked John about the text, and John said she was someone he had met in Vegas, but they only kissed. Mary investigated further; John finally admitted that he and Julie had actually had sex.

Mary called off the wedding and sued John for the money she had spent on the wedding, which totaled almost 50-thousand dollars. John refused to pay.

Does Mary have a case?

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