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Australian woman left speechless after friend hosts wedding on anniversary of family’s deaths

Grieving widow is left speechless after her friend decides to host her wedding on the anniversary of her family’s deaths

  • A woman was left stunned after discovering the date of her friend’s wedding
  • The bride had chosen to marry on the anniversary of her friend’s family’s deaths
  • The woman lost her husband, daughter and mother in a drunk driving accident
  • To make matters worse, she was instructed ‘not to visit’ their graves on the day
  • The bride was worried the ‘grief and sadness’ would ruin her big day

A grieving widow was left distraught after discovering the date of her close friend’s wedding.

The bride chose to marry on the anniversary of her friend’s family’s deaths, seven years after a drunk driver mowed down her husband, daughter and mother as he ran a red light.

To make matters worse, the bride instructed her pal ‘not to visit’ their graves on the morning of the wedding to avoid the ‘grief and sadness’ of her extraordinary loss ruining her big day.

Dozens rushed to the widow’s defence after she shared her story anonymously on Reddit, with many insisting she was under no obligation to attend the wedding.

A grieving widow was left distraught after her close friend decided to host her wedding on the seventh anniversary of her family’s deaths (stock image)

‘I was quite shocked that the wedding was planned that specific day and questioned as to why she picked that day,’ the just said she liked the number date and I just can’t gate-keep a certain day,’ she wrote online.

‘I was incredibly stunned at what she said. I know I am quite emotional, but I know how to compose myself and behave at certain events.’

The widow then asked her friend if she could visit her family’s graves after the wedding, but the bride said she would need some time to think it over.

‘It’s been a week and I have not heard from her, I feel like I should go to the wedding to keep the peace as I owe it to her, especially after all the support and love she gave me after my family’s death,’ the widow concluded.

But others saw no reason she should.

‘I couldn’t imagine picking the day a close friend’s family died just because I liked how the date looked. I know there are only 365 days in the year, but yikes,’ one person replied.

A second added: ‘What kind of selfish monster tells someone they need to pretend the worst thing that ever happened to them didn’t happen because she wants to be the centre of attention?’

A third wondered why the bride was entitled to ‘gate-keep’ the date, but not the widow. 

‘After all, her wedding anniversary will be on that date from now on. Will she try to force you to forget about your loss every year? I think it’s really insensitive and selfish of her,’ they wrote.

In response to the backlash, the widow updated her post revealing she had decided not to go to the wedding.    

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