A bride-to-be told her Facebook followers she was going to be combining her wedding with her aunt’s funeral (Picture: Getty)We all know weddings are expensive. Sadly, even in death, we incur costs as funerals too are very expensive.
One woman preparing for her wedding sadly had to arrange for her aunt’s funeral at the same time, which meant double the costs.
But instead of organising the funeral first (which is arguably the more pressing issue), the bride-to-be decided to combine it with the wedding.
Posting on Facebook, the woman from Santa Maria, California, said the funeral costs had skyrocketed so she was going to combine the two occasions.
She said anyone wanting to say goodbye to Aunt Karen could do so as there would be an open casket session at on the big day.
Apparently, Aunt Karen always loved a wedding.
She said there would be an open casket for people to say their goodbyes (Picture: Getty)In the post shared on the Facebook page That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming, she wrote: ‘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.
‘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.’
The bride-to-be then went onto explain her decision to hold a funeral at the wedding.
‘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.’
‘We are excited to see you all there on Saturday’.
In a comment below the post, one person wrote: ‘RIP Aunt Karen. That woman loved weddings, good thing she will get to partake in one last one.’
People on the group were somewhat disturbed and couldn’t understand why a lifeless body would be ‘on display’ during a wedding.
One person wrote: ‘I’m all for honouring the woman but a joint wedding/funeral is weird’ while another said: ‘She will be on display is the icing on this weird, weird cake of an event’.
Another said: ‘On display is like saying she’s part of the decor or a prop’.
We’re not sure if she went through with the events.
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