But Sarah Cummins decided to bring joy to others, despite couple's pain, by inviting the homeless to enjoy the wedding reception she and her ex-fiance had planned.
"For me, it was an opportunity to let these people know they deserved to be at a place like this just as much as everyone else does," Cummins said.
So, Cummins contacted a few area homeless shelters and several local business donated dress clothes for the guests to wear.
Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless
Several of Cummins' bridesmaids and a few members of her family came to support her at the event. Cummins said her ex-fiance, Logan Araujo, had paid for most of the wedding contract at the venue, along with her parents and several of his family friends who paid for the rest. She added that Araujo had agreed that this was the best way to handle the situation.
As for the wedding dress, Cummins said she isn't quite sure what she will do with it.