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Bride's dad may not walk her down the aisle after Thomas Cook collapse

A proud dad may not be able to walk his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day as a result of the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Kirsty Morrison is due to tie the knot with her fiancé Lee Carruth in Rhodes, Greece, next month.

The couple's family and friends were due to fly out for the ceremony, however some may now have to stay at home due to the cancellation of all Thomas Cook flights and trips.

Kirsty and Lee had to spend £1,100 on new flights yesterday after the world's oldest travel firm went bust, the Daily Record reports.

The bride-to-be's father, John, who booked his travel through Thomas Cook, is likely to miss out on his daughter’s big day.

And the extra flight costs have thrown a planned wedding reception for 150 guests in Scotland into doubt.

Kirsty and Lee, both 33 and from East Kilbride in Scotland, fear they’ll no longer be able to fund the event.

The couple, who have two children, Arya, four, and Joshua, one, booked their flights to Rhodes, departing October 2, back in December for £630.

Kirsty, a beauty therapy lecturer, said: “As soon as we saw Thomas Cook had gone bust, we managed to get Jet2 flights from Leeds Airport for me, Lee and the kids. That cost £1100.

“We thought about waiting to see if the flights got cheaper, but if they got booked up then we’d have missed our wedding.

“The wedding venue at Kallithea Springs and other costs had already been paid so we’d have lost it all.

“But I don’t think my dad will be able to come as the flights have went up so much in price. He’s the only family member I really have.

“My brother-in-law booked his flight on a debit card so he’s not got any insurance. He won’t be able to get another flight so he’ll miss it.

“There was 27 people going out in total, and many of them booked through Thomas Cook.

“I’m not sure who can come and who can’t.”

Kirsty, who has been with PE teacher Lee for ten years, is frantically trying to rearrange plans to allow her wedding and two-week  holiday  to go ahead.

She said: “We’re not flying until October 3 now so we don’t have a hotel room booked for our last night. Hopefully the hotel can fit us in so we don’t need to stay somewhere else before flying home.

“Thankfully the hotel wasn’t booked through Thomas Cook.

“I don’t know how we’ll get down to Leeds with the children and my wedding kit.

“I’m grateful we got the flights so we can get married, but we’re struggling with cash. It's so stressful.”

Thomas Cook’s collapse has meant their reception booked with a deposit at the Dalmeny Park House Hotel in Barrhead is in jeopardy.

Kirsty said: “There’s 150 guests coming on November 8. It’s grandparents, aunts, uncles, all the people we love and want to celebrate with.

“We doubt we’ll be able to afford to go ahead with the reception due to the extra flight costs.

“People were coming from all over the country. It’s letting them down.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brides-dad-not-walk-down-20161904

stella Posted on September 24, 2019 14:09

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