Woman gives away her wedding venue worth over R170 000 to couple who couldn't afford their own

Woman gives away wedding venue to a couple on Facebook
Woman gives away wedding venue to a couple on Facebook

Stacey Mills was due to renew her vows in August but had to postpone the event because of medical issues, reports the Mirror.

However, instead of getting a refund or letting it go to waste, she decided to give it away.

Her vow renewal ceremony was supposed to take place at Guildhall - a prestigious wedding venue in the United Kingdom that charged her £8 888 (over R170 000). 

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Stacy took to Facebook with her very generous offer, calling on any couples who are deeply in love and want to get married.

She asked them to send her their stories and she would pick the best one. 

"Can't afford to get that perfect happy ending marrying the love of your life? well I can help one person with that,due to changing my mind.

"So instead of getting my money back I have decided to donate it to a happy couple who really love each other. Please inbox me and the best story wins," she wrote on Facebook. 

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Stacey's Facebook message

25-year-old Katy Blades who had to cancel her wedding to 24-year-old fiancé Aiden Kirk saw the Facebook post and quickly sent her story.

Speaking to HullLive, she explained that she had been with Aiden since they were teenagers but they had been struggling to pull their finances together for a wedding. 

And when she saw the  Facebook post she could not believe that someone was giving away their fully paid for wedding venue with catering. 

However, she was even more shocked the next day when Stacey informed her that she would be giving the venue to them.

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Stacey's Facebook status

The generous Stacy did not really think much of the offer, but the young couple are beyond grateful. 

“She was thinking she hadn’t done anything but I was like, ‘it is extraordinary kindness. It means the world to us," said Katy to HullLive

Head of marketing at financial services provider, DirectAxis Marlies Kappers says the biggest costs when it comes to weddings are the venue and the catering, which Stacey has already covered for the lucky young couple.  

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She goes on to note that the tradition of parents paying for weddings is slowly waning therefore, "for young couples wanting to get married this means either having to find a way to get the money or postponing the wedding until they can afford it,” she says. 

After cancelling her own wedding, bride-to-be Katy now has five months to find herself a beautiful wedding gown and finally say "I do" in August.

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