Why did Alexandra Godino sue 'Say Yes To The Dress'? Judge says she signed away her rights
They say that it is bad luck for a groom to lay eyes on the bride the day of the ceremony until they meet at the altar, but what if it's not just the groom but the entire country that sees you before your wedding day. Well, that's exactly the situation Alexandra Godino who was a participant in 'Say Yes To The Dress', found herself in. While participants don't have a say over the air date, it is understandable why Godino would have been upset that not just her groom but all the guests at her wedding, saw her gown before her big day.
It was a situation that Godino wasn't just going to say yes to without a fight especially considering she actually helped the show's producers out when another bride backed out at the last minute. According to Godino, she was shopping at the Kleinfeld boutique when a producer of 'Say Yes To The Dress' begged her to be a part of the show since another bride had bailed on them. Godino claims she only agreed to do it on the condition that the episode would air after her wedding and was later shocked to find out that it would air in March when Godino's wedding was a May wedding. Godino then decided to sue the show accusing producers of reneging on a promise to delay airing the episode until after her May wedding. If you're a fan of wedding drama, then shows like 'Bridezillas' and 'Marriage or Mortgage' may also
Many brides-to-be will understand Godino's frustration, but it seems that while her feelings were completely understandable, the court didn't quite see it that way. Manhattan Judge Nancy Bannon ruled that while she understood the tradition of a bride not being seen in her gown, Godino signed away her rights in a contract. Bannon also went onto add, “Things could be worse than being on a television show with a beautiful dress on."
While this may be true, we have to say that we can understand how this could steal Godino's thunder on a day when she should have felt at her most beautiful in her $20,000 Zuhair Murad dress. Information on hockey player Jeff May seem to suggest that he and Alexandra are still very much a couple, so it seems that even if the groom saw her in her dress, it thankfully hasn't turned out to be unlucky for them. You can catch the latest season of 'Say Yes To The Dress', which premieres on July 17.