Life insurance head says “no” to marriage and “yes” to children

Bride cancels wedding – but that doesn’t stop her from having a unique party of her own

Life insurance head says “no” to marriage and “yes” to children
Life insurers always encourage their clients to check the small print and not sign anything they’re not completely sure about – so perhaps it should be no surprise that the head of one company has done the same when it came to her own wedding.

Yiru Sun, corporate vice-president at New York Life Insurance was expecting to get married last weekend when she was asked to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. She declined, telling The New York Post that “I don’t want to sign things I don’t feel comfortable with.”

However, what would happen to the wedding reception for which she had already paid out a non-refundable $8,000 deposit? Well, for Sun, the party was still on – just not with her former husband-to-be.

Instead, Sun held a party for needy children – changing the guest list to invite 60 children via Inwood House, a local charity, and the Salvation Army.

The single mother deemed it a pre-Mother’s Day party, handing out balloons for the children and indulging in face painting. Meanwhile, she even wore her wedding dress to the party.

Pre-nuptial agreements have increased in popularity in recent years with a recent survey suggesting they are on the “to-do list” of around a third of future couples. However, some believe that they can damage the health of a marriage – or in this case, stop one before it started.

What is your opinion on pre-nuptial agreements? Would you sign one if asked? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.