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The Good News in a Canceled Wedding

We often complain about how the news always seems so negative. So if you’re in the market for good news, how about this recent item about a wedding…that didn’t happen.

No, that’s not meant to be a version of the old cynical joke that marriage is some kind of prison for the unsuspected to be rescued from. But the story does start with a couple deciding at that last minute not to go through with getting married. That’s normally a not a pleasant experience for those closely involved. And I’m sure the front end of this particular situation wasn’t any different for the couple or their loved ones. But what happened in the aftermath of their decision was special.

Since the bride’s parents had already paid for a $35,000 nonrefundable reception at a swank Sacramento hotel, they decided they’d go ahead with the party.

Except they changed the guest list.