A woman who saved for her wedding for twenty years got married after never finding the right man.
Sarah Wilkinson, 42, told her story BBC Radio Suffolkwhere she explained how she could “be a princess for the day.”
The bride married at Harvest House in Felixstowe, surrounded by 40 family and friends during the day and a further 40 in the evening.
According to the BBC, she spent £10,000 on the occasion and wrote 14 vows for herself to honor her.
She explained that it started when she turned 40 and wanted to buy an engagement ring: “I’ve always wanted to wear the stone on my finger, it’s always been like that.”
Sarah Wilkinson, 42, told her story on BBC Radio Suffolk, where she explained how she was able to “be a princess for that day”.
The bride married at Harvest House in Felixstowe, surrounded by 40 family and friends during the day and a further 40 in the evening
According to the BBC, she spent £10,000 on the occasion and wrote 14 vows for herself
Things went downhill from there and resulted in the credit controller buying a wedding dress and simply deciding to carry on all day without a partner.
She said: “I hit 40 and thought, hmm, there’s no real prospects at the moment, let’s give it a year and see what happens and then I’ll just buy my own engagement ring.”
“I’ve been saving for my wedding day for a long time, and when you get to the point where you think I might not have that with a partner by my side, I thought, why not miss out on it?” it anyway, just because I don’t have that?’
“At the end of the day, it costs what it costs. I was a bit naive about the actual price, but in the end the money was reserved for my wedding.”
She continued: “Everyone was really happy, no one stopped smiling all day and everyone said what a great time they had.” It couldn’t have gone better.
Almost all of her friends said, “This is a Sarah thing,” and they all supported her.
However, she admitted: “There were a few people who were worried at first and said, ‘Oh God, are you OK?’
When asked if she had given up on finding the man of her dreams, she answered with a resounding no as she stated that she never did. It was simply a matter of giving up looking.