Sometimes, as we know (even if we don’t always talk about it), the show just doesn’t go on.
Obviously, even if calling off a wedding really is for the best, it’s a sad thing—a sad thing that is often compounded with stress, thanks, in part, to the financial loss that can happen on money that’s already been spent on various products and vendor services and deposits and all that jazz. That part of it is so stressful, in fact, that many of us, unfortunately, have heard of a wedding or two that really only ended up happening in the end because at least one person involved felt too guilty at the idea of calling it off because of all the money that would go down the drain.
That’s one of the reasons why this new start-up company that we heard about through ABC News strikes us as such a good thing. Called BridalBrokerage.com, the website facilitates both the selling and buying of weddings that have been called off.
Basically, couples who have decided to cancel their wedding can enter the planned and-paid for parts of their wedding into the site’s database, and then couples looking to purchase can search for what they’re looking for concerning dates, geography, size, and things like that. The seller gets to recoup some of their costs, including things like non-refundable deposits, and the buyer gets an already-planned wedding at a discounted price. (And the vendors still do get to go on with the show.)
Apparently, some 250,000 weddings are called off annually. It’s really nice to think that there’s another way out there for those couples to find a silver lining.