I’m looking through Overlawyered’s feed and find this:
The wedding was lovely, except for the flowers: They were the wrong color.
So says the bride, Elana Glatt, who was so miffed at the florist that she filed a lawsuit alleging breach of contract.
She says Posy Floral Design on East 72nd Street substituted pastel pink and green hydrangeas for the dark rust and green ones she had specified for 22 centerpieces.
OK, I can understand this. You paid for certain flowers; the florist didn’t prove them. So you take them to court. But…
They flowers cost $27,435.14. The lawsuit asks for more than $400,000 in restitution and damages.
$27,435.14? $27,435.14?!?!! Twenty-seven thousand four hundred thirty five dollars and fourteen cents?!?!?!!
That just under twice what my own wedding cost — honeymoon included! We bought our flowers wholesale. I arranged them (yes, me – conservative troglodyte Mike). Everyone loved them. Including everything — fancy bouquets and all, we just broke $500 on the flora.
Christ, people spend too much money on weddings.
Bonus Round: Having a brand new little girl myself, this story really gets to me. What the fuck is wrong with people?