A wedding was cancelled after the groom tragically died, and now the bride is battling to get a refund from a stubborn “no refund” vendor.
Cassie Kelsey and Adam Schneider were planning their wedding for the next summer when Schneider died on Sept. 7. He had been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension at age 12.
“Losing him was unimaginable but I had to say goodbye to the future we planned together,” Kelsey told ABC 6.
Aside from dealing with the tragic loss, Kelsey has also had to ask vendors for refunds on her deposits. All but one has complied.
Valley Dale Ballroom has offered to refund Kelsey a third of her nearly $3,000 deposit and to put the rest towards a future event, according to ABC 6.
The vendor, Grand Events, reportedly sent a letter to Kelsey stating that it “wasn’t a moral issue but one of mitigation a financial loss from a cancellation.” The couple’s contract was non-refundable.
This didn't sit well with Kelsey, who isn’t interested in putting the money towards a future event, but rather helping Schneider’s family.
“I don’t want this money for myself, I plan on giving it all to the Schneiders. Adam’s family needs it,” she said.
Schneider was 29 when he passed away and is survived by his parents and sister, according to his obituary.