Indianapolis: An Indiana lady didn’t need her crossed out $30,000 wedding to go to waste, so she set up a dinner party for the homeless.

Cummins told that she and her life partner cancelled the wedding seven days back. She declined to give a reason, but she said they were left with a nonrefundable contract for the Ritz Charles in Carmel and a plated dinner for 170 guests.

Cummins said she chose that as opposed to discarding the food she would convey some purpose to the event, so she reached homeless asylums in the city. She cheerfully welcomed and respected her guests when they excited to go to the Saturday party.

At the swanky event focus that Sarah Cummins had reserved for the reception in Carmel, a suburb just north of Indianapolis, about twelve veterans from a neighbourhood association were among guests who feasted on bourbon-coated meatballs, broiled garlic bruschetta and wedding cake.

“It was really devastating, I called everyone, cancelled, apologised, cried, called vendors, cried some more and then I started feeling really sick about just throwing away all the food I ordered for the reception,” she told.

Ms Cummins worked with the Ritz Charles’ wedding planner on the event and after that reached homeless safe houses, arranging buses to pick up the new guests. The nearby business donated suits and dresses for the reception.

Cummins, a 25-year-old Purdue University pharmacy student, said her ex, Logan Araujo, footed a large portion of the bill for the wedding contract, with Cummins and her folks, alongside one of Araujo’s family companions, paying the rest. Cummins said that when she moved toward Araujo about giving the dinner, he consented to what he accepted was a benevolent approach to deal with the situation.