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Strangers fill Las Vegas wedding venue after couple receives few RSVPs

Posted at 8:13 PM, May 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-29 17:04:48-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — A soon-to-be bride in Las Vegas went from having almost no RSVPs at their wedding to having hundreds.

It started when a post Minnie Shahay made on Facebook explaining her dilemma. It received a lot more traction than she ever anticipated.

Shahay has a waitlist of perfect strangers that have turned into her friends. They will be filling these empty chairs on one of the best days of her life.

"I didn't get my RSVPs back, then all of a sudden I started getting family members telling me, 'I can't make it, I can't get the time off, or I'm going here or I'm going there'," Shahay said.

The venue was booked, the decorations were chosen, and invitations sent out with everything paid for.

Shahay turned to Facebook venting about what happened, but then she decided to give people the opportunity to attend.

"I was thinking maybe I'll get 10 to 20 responses. People were saying, 'I'll come', these people would actually come to my wedding" Shahay said.

A bride's nightmare turned into a dream wedding.

"It's so overwhelming," Shahay said. "I just really can't wait to meet all my new friends. So, just happy that I'll be able to look up and see people that are smiling and happy for me and they made the effort to come to my wedding."