A bride-to-be has revealed plans to have an open casket of her dead aunt at her wedding.
The anonymous woman said her aunt passed away days before the ceremony and she wanted to combine her special day with a wake for her relative.
Sharing a post on Facebook, the woman revealed her aunt had tragically died, but confirmed the wedding was still taking place.
She wrote: “Some of you may have gotten the news already – but Aunt [name] has sadly passed away from natural causes.
“We are all deeply saddened about her loss but we promise that we will not cancel the wedding next week.
“In her honor, we know she would want us to celebrate and have a day filled with love and joy.”
She continued: “I would like to add that funeral costs are skyrocketing, and we will be having an open casket session during some of the wedding processions.
“Remember, even though losing ones we love can be heartbreaking – there is also joy in celebrating love and partnership in marriage.”
She concluded the post by saying: “We are excited to see you all there on Saturday.”
People were baffled by the bizarre post, with some calling the idea “awkward”.
One person commented: “Why don’t they cover the casket in tulle and call her a bridesmaid? I have no words.”
Another said: “And we need money for the weirdest ‘funeredding’ ever. ”
A third said that while it was a “sweet” gesture, it’s also “awkward at the same time”.
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