A British couple fear their dream Lanzarote wedding in two weeks could be in jeopardy due to the Thomas Cook crisis.
Ryan Towers and fiancée Louise Jones have been counting down the days until their £12,000 nuptials on October 4 which they booked 18 months ago.
The pair from Leicester are planning on flying out in 10 days taking around 30 family and friends to the Canary Island hotspot.
But they are now among the 200,000 holidaymakers fearful for their bookings, especially after news tonight the travel agency is abandoning hope of a private sector rescue deal.
Ryan Towers and fiancée Louise Jones fear for their dream Lanzarote wedding in two weeks as Thomas Cook faces collapse
Check-in at Thomas Cook at Gatwick today showed people queueing for flights without knowing how they might return
Car dealership worker Ryan, 24, told The Mirror: 'I woke up this morning to hear the news, just 10 days before we are due to fly. We are left not knowing what the situation is.'
'My partner and I are footing the bill, which is £12,000. I've got the gamble of whether to hope Thomas Cook pulls through or cancel and pay £200 per person, that's £6,000.'
They plan to get married at the Amura restaurant in Puerto Calero and stay at the nearby Lomo Blanco apartments but now face a nervous wait.
The 178-year-old travel agency has been struggling for years to finance its £1.6billion debt mountain and its problems have been exacerbated by the UK heatwave two years ago and contracting consumer spending due to Brexit fears, while new online competitors crowd out the sector.
Tonight, possible rescue scenarios have been ditched after it became clear the company would become insolvent within hours, according to Sky News.
A separate hedge fund proposal to raise the necessary £200million has also been shelved.
They plan to get married at the Amura restaurant in Puerto Calero (pictured) and stay at the nearby Lomo Blanco apartments but now face a nervous wait
Ryan and Louise have paid the deposit for their wedding