Guests Demand Refunds After Wedding Is Postponed Due to Cancer

A wedding is supposed to be the happiest day of a couple’s lives. This was the exact opposite for one bride who had to postpone her wedding so she could receive cancer treatments.

In a viral Reddit thread, a user posted a screenshot of the unnamed bride’s Facebook post in a wedding group under the tag, “rude guests.”

“Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our wedding. I’ve been diagnosed with cancer and I’m starting treatment two weeks before the wedding,” she explained.”We’ve received a lot of support and understanding, but unfortunately, some people want us to reimburse them for canceled flights. How do I handle this situation? Am I in the wrong for saying no?”

The original author of the post shared an update on the thread and explained that they originally discovered the post in a Facebook group for Australian brides. Facebook commenters asked her if the guests knew that she was ill before asking for a refund and the bride-to-be shared an update with them.

“Once everything was confirmed my mum and maid of honor sent out a group Facebook message to all our guests explaining it all. It’s been private messages from a few people asking if it’s possible for the flight refunds.

The poster added, “So it’s worst because they know exactly why it’s canceled and still asked for reimbursements. Maybe be a good friend and fly to see your friend who has cancer.”

All of the responses to the Reddit thread were in favor of the bride. Some users noted that her loved ones should be visiting her anyway while she goes through this tough time or to use the plane tickets for a vacation instead.

“If it’s in her city, they can go to support her. If not, they can just visit that city,” another user wrote. “Their fault for not buying travel insurance. I hope this girl has a painless recovery and a wedding she can enjoy with people who care about her later.”

If one thing is clear, those people requesting reimbursement for a flight while she is getting cancer treatments, shouldn’t be invited to the wedding when it’s back on.

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