If you’ve ever watched Bridezillas, you know that being part of a wedding party is the best way to ruin a friendship with the happy couple. That’s exactly what happened to Courtney Duffy, who was asked to turn in her sash when she notified the bride that she was too busy with schoolwork to attend the pre-wedding bridal activities. While she wasn’t uninvited from the wedding itself, the ex-bridesmaid understandably soured on the idea of going to the wedding at all, and asked JetBlue via Twitter for a flight refund.
In her request, Duffy included the email sent to her by the bride, containing proof of her firing, and even a request to return her bridesmaid jumpsuit. “When I asked you,” the email reads, “I was really hoping that you could be part of this whole thing…[but] the whirlwind nature of what your travel has become just won’t work with the duties of a party member.” The bride did, however, add, “I love you and value your friendship so much and I fully understand the need for you to prioritize school!”
Not only did JetBlue refund the flight, but did her one better.
Hey Courtney, we’ve been thinking. The jumpsuit may have been borrowed, but we’ll bring the (Jet)Blue. When you’re ready to patch things up, we’d like to help make your old friendship feel like new. A future girls’ weekend is on us!
Duffy might be skipping the wedding, but we all know nothing repairs a damaged friendship like a free trip. After tweeting her surprise and gratitude to JetBlue, Duffy added, “Weddings have gotten totally out of control…I’m hoping this thread reminds lovebirds and bridal parties to keep their feet on the ground :)”