Woman holds wedding ceremony at her aunt's funeral to cut costs

2019-05-14 15:01
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A California woman decided to cut the cost of two expensive events by hosting her wedding at the same time as her aunt's funeral, Metro reports.

In a picture posted on the Facebook group That's it I'm Wedding Shaming, the bride revealed that despite her sadness over her aunt's death she would not be postponing her big day.

"Dear friends and family of the wedding, some of you may have gotten the news already but Aunt Karen has sadly passed away from natural causes," she wrote.

"We are all deeply saddened about her loss but we promise that we will not cancel the wedding next week. In her honor we know that she would want us to celebrate and have a day filled with love and joy."

As a result of the turn of events, she announced a joint celebration of contrasting emotions.

"I would also like to add that funeral costs are skyrocketing and we will have an open casket session during some of the wedding processions. Feel free to stop by during the wedding to say goodbyes, she will be on display for those who wish to gain some closure. Remember, even though losing ones we love can be heartbreaking – there is also a joy in celebrating love and partnership in marriage [sic]."

She concluded her post by saying,

"We are excited to see you all there on Saturday.

"The woman received some mixed reviews to her cost-cutting, with one Facebook friend questioning if she was "using her dead aunt to collect money".


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