An American bride, whose $30 000 wedding got cancelled, invited the homeless to her banquet instead of wasting all the money that was spent on the event.
According to a BBC report, twenty-five-year old Sarah Cummins’ non-refundable wedding reception was due to take place at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana.
Cummins, who hasn’t specified the reason for the cancelation, contacted homeless shelters close to the area and filled up the venue that was intended to seat 170 guests for dinner, after consulting with Logan Araujo, to whom she was supposed to get married and who paid most of the wedding expenses.
Talking to the Indy Star, Cummins said: “It was really devastating, I called everyone, cancelled, apologised, cried, called vendors, cried some more and then I started feeling really sick about just throwing away all the food I ordered for the reception.”
Selfless and thoughtful
Cummnis mentioned that her ex-fiancé’s mother had died recently and that he agreed to her solution. Speaking to the Indy Star Araujo said : "I'm happy through my grief and also Sarah's that she was able to make a selfless and very thoughtful decision in such a hard time."
With the help of her the Ritz Charles' wedding planner, Cummins contacted homeless shelters and arranged the transportation of the new guests. The Associated Press reported that local businesses helped to donate suits and dresses for the reception.
Additionally, they quoted Charlie Allen, one of the new guests saying: “I didn't have a sport coat. I think I look pretty nice in it. For a lot of us, this is a good time to show us what we can have. Or to remind us what we had.” Some of Cummins' family members as well as three of her bridesmaids joined her at the event.
Chicken breast with artichokes and Chardonnay cream sauce, roasted garlic bruschetta and the wedding cake were some of the items on the menu. Cummins supposed-honeymoon will not go to waste either as she’s scheduled to take her mother to the Dominican Republic Sunday.