It seems unreasonable that you would be charged for a delay. However, to figure out whether you have a case you would have to look at any contract you had with the planner. If she was supposed to have a plan b under the contract and failed to make those plans, then you may have a cause of action if she failed to uphold her end of the bargain. An attorney could review any paperwork or contracts you may have with the planner and be able to better advise you on a cause of action.
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My colleagues are correct, but I'll add something else. Where is the wedding planner? It could make all the difference in the world if the wedding planner was operating from St. Thomas. If so, you'd likely have to bring an action there. If not, then look to your contract to see what remedies may be available.
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