January 20, 2016 11:42 AM EST

When a Seattle bride-to-be Dana Olsen found out that her fiancé was backing out of the wedding, she did not cancel the reception. Instead, she invited homeless people in the area to attend the luxurious Saturday night affair.

The Seattle Times reports families staying at the emergency shelter Mary’s Place got makeovers by hair and makeup artists before boarding buses to the Sodo Park event venue, where they were treated to a feast and a night of live music and dancing.

“I mean, if we can’t have a good night, I hope that they have a great time,” the bride told the news station King 5.

A similar situation made headlines last fall, when the mother of a jilted bride in Sacramento, Calif., invited about 120 homeless people to enjoy a lavish banquet at the Citizen Hotel.

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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