Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone hiring a wedding planner, or anyone for that matter, especially if a contract is involved as to my experience. This would apply to anyone, but I would like to caution specifically the western Maryland, DC area people.
My story, the short version. We got married last Saturday, it was amazing. The perfect day. We had a few issues with our wedding planner, and through several conversations with her she was not an enormous help, and she even ended up yelling at my bride the day before our wedding when we told her we would like the sides on the tent for our backyard wedding to be removed. After the wedding, I posted negative, but truthful reviews online, and was immediately called by the wedding planner and threatened with action if I did not remove them. I obviously did not remove them, and so next I received an email from a lawyer treatening to sue me for defamation if the reviews were not removed. Again, I did not remove the posts because nothing I have said has been untrue.
So, to sum it up. I'm glad that I had not personally signed a contract, nor my wife, with this wedding planner, and that my rights to freedom of speech should still be protected by the constitution. But I would caution anyone hiring wedding planners or hiring anyone at all to really read your contract, and I would also caution anyone planning on doing business with Theresa Daly of Vanity Fair Weddings and Special Events, LLC (aka Vanity Fair Events).