Getting Married? Get Purchases and Services in Writing to Avoid Heartbreak

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As spring approaches, so does the season for weddings -- and for fleecing unsuspecting brides-and-grooms to be who don't pay attention to their contracts, leaving them open to get stuck with all kinds of surprise surcharges, overcharges and outright rip-offs.

Falling into that last category are wedding photographers Michael and Darlene Perrotta, owners of Forever in Time in New Hampshire, who pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to charges of deceptive business practices after failing to deliver the goods for hundreds of couples.