LAS VEGAS -- Twenty-seven-year-old Nick Starr was ready to marry his best friend, Hailey. But they called off the wedding last week. He tried to get his money back from the place where the wedding was to be held, but was told no. So he had another idea: Why not donate the wedding to a military veteran? But he was told no to that as well. Starr booked his wedding and reception at the Emerald at Queensridge in West Las Vegas. The $10,000 wedding was paid in full, and when he canceled, management said he could not get his money back. The contract states the venue must have a 180 day notice to return just a portion of his deposit. Since he was past that deadline, Starr decided to throw a party or wedding for someone who deserves it. He contacted the general manager at the Emerald at Queensridge and told him he would like to host a wedding for a military veteran instead. Their response? No. "They said, 'Absolutely not. That's out of the question.' I said, 'You know, then let's take someone that can't afford it and give them a good day. I'm going to have a bad day. Let's him or her have a good day,'" said Starr. The GM at the Emerald at Queensridge says they will agree to use Starr's money for another wedding, but they will decide who the wedding will go to, not Starr. Of course, Starr disagrees, saying it is his money and he should be able to decide who it goes to. Both sides now have lawyers working on the issue. http://www.8newsnow.com/story/18509540/mans-efforts-to-give-military-vet-a-wedding-rebuffed My old work.