Bride seeks groom for fake wedding
It's hard enough to find a groom for a real wedding.
Who says you need a marriage to get married?
Sam Young is single, but that's not stopping her from throwing a beautiful wedding ceremony—for herself. She's got the bridesmaids locked down. The cake, dress—even the engagement ring—have all been picked out and purchased. Now she's on the hunt for a faux groom:
"Groom needed for fake wedding reception," Young posted to Facebook. "Intrigued? Read on... Your duties will be the first dance and then to have a good time. You can bring your (best man!)... You must be single and preferably over 5ft 9in and must be between the age of 40 and 50. Literate and sense of humour a must.”
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The 47-year-old English woman was shopping with her sister when she came up with the idea to walk down the aisle, relationship status be damned.
"My sister and I went shopping and she was looking at jewelry for her partner," Young told the Daily Mail. "I was looking at all these glamorous wedding and engagement rings and my sister said ‘you need the bloke first’ and I thought ‘no, I don’t.’"
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Young explained that she's been single for a long time, and she's perfectly happy being single, but she thought, "Why can't I do this?"
"So I bought the ring. If I find a man, he can reimburse me!”
Young married when she was 21, but it didn't last. She divorced in 1995. In the past year, she's lost a significant amount of weight. She's now ready to flaunt her new figure in a fake wedding gown.
“I was quite a large lady and I have lost lots of weight. I thought ‘I would love to wear a beautiful wedding dress’ because I’m now a size 10 and I was an 18.”
There are more sentimental reasons for Young's plans, however. Her 87-year-old grandmother has pancreatic cancer, and Young wants to do something to cheer up her family.
The wedding is booked at the Brighton Hill Community Centre in Basingstoke, England. Young has already received some applications from potential grooms. What's in it for them? Free cake and the possibility of an open bar, we presume.
Photo: Woman plans fake wedding / Getty Images
Good luck to her.
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