An Illinois woman whose former fiance called off their engagement four days before the wedding is suing him for the $95,942 she spent preparing for the date.
Dominique Buttitta, 32, of Hoffman Estates filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Vito Salerno, 31, of Barrington seeking reimbursement for her wedding expenses after he called off wedding four days before the Oct. 2 date, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.
Buttitta claims her former fiance, who the Tribune said could not be reached for comment, breached his promise to marry and intentionally inflicted emotional distress with his actions. She said the costs for which she is seeking reimbursement include $30,000 for a banquet center rental, $12,000 for flowers, $10,000 for the orchestra and nearly $5,400 for a "non-returnable wedding dress, veil and hair accessory."
"Please be advised that I am not still willing to marry you," Buttitta said in a letter to Salerno accompanying the suit.