Social media is lighting up a California bride after she revealed her plans to combine her aunt’s funeral with her upcoming wedding.

The woman, who is from Santa Maria, California, went on Facebook to update her wedding guests, revealing that due to funeral costs “skyrocketing,” they had decided to have an open casket session at their nuptials,

The bride went on to explain how her Aunt Karen would be “on display” during some of the wedding.

After the post was shared on a page called That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming, many social media users expressed their confusion on the bride’s decision. Others responded in horror.

“Some of you may have gotten the news already – but Aunt Karen has sadly passed away from natural causes.

“We are all deeply saddened by her loss but we promise we will not cancel the wedding next week. In her honour, we know she would want us to celebrate and have a day filled with love and joy.

“I would also like to add that funeral costs are skyrocketing and we will be having an open casket session during some of the wedding processions.

“Feel free to stop by during the wedding to say goodbyes, she will be on display for those who wish to gain some closure. Remember, even though losing ones we love can be heartbreaking – there is also a joy in celebrating love and partnerships in marriage.”