Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Jilted Bride Turns Wedding Into Party For People With Disabilities

FARGO, N.D., Oct. 14 (UPI) — A North Dakota woman whose ex-fiance called off their planned wedding said she is using the wedding arrangements to throw a party for people with disabilities.

Michelle Marxen of Fargo said she and her family had already spent thousands of dollars and signed contracts for a Ramada ballroom, flowers, photographers, limousines and music from local band Tripwire when her fiance called her up and canceled their Oct. 19 nuptials, WDAY-TV, Fargo, reported Monday.

Marxen said she found that she would still have to pay for all of the wedding services, despite canceling the ceremony.

“Contracts are contracts,” she said.

Marxen said she and her family decided to transform the planned wedding into a Halloween party for the clients of Creative Care for Reaching Independence, a nonprofit with the goal “to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities.”

“I was speechless. I could not believe it. I called the next day to make sure it was for real,” Jody Hudson of CCRI said of the donation.

Marxen said it is “absolutely amazing” to be able to make the best of her bad situation.

“What was supposed to be my special day will now be their special day,” she said.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Jilted Bride Turns Wedding Into Party For People With Disabilities”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.