The only responsibility for the parents of grownup children (especially daughters) is to get them married. As soon as they complete their studies, parents start forcing their children to marry and this is coming from the ages. Generally, most of the girls say YES to marriage under family pressure.
There are many families, not even bothered to ask their daughters whether they like the boy or not. They just wait for the response from the groom’s family. If they say yes, then it is a yes from the bride’s family as well. In the same way, an Oxford student from Uganda had enough of her parents constantly pushing her to get married. Her parents wanted her to marry someone who would take good care of her and she finally found one.
She decided to get married ‘to the one person she is certain will take care of her’. And it’s none other than ‘Herself’. What?
Lulu wore a wedding gown and walked through the venue to the traditional wedding march. What’s surprising was she was walking ‘Alone’. She went on to the stage and explained why there isn’t a groom beside her. According to the reports, Lulu’s parents weren’t present at the mock ceremony she had because they were confused with her decision.
When asked about her parents, she said, “My father wrote my wedding speech when I turned 16. Every birthday my mother prayed for me and in recent years this has included a plea for a good husband.” Reportedly, she was in Uganda to celebrate her birthday and this idea just came to her when she was joking about showing up in a wedding dress to her party. And just like that, the whole plan was executed with a budget of just £2 which was the cab fare she paid to get to the venue. Everything else was either gifted or provided by her friends.
When asked about how her parents reacted to all this, she said, “My mother was a bit confused and slightly hurt, but explained that by even wearing a wedding dress it proved I was ready for marriage. My father still maintains that he doesn’t know what to say.” Lulu, who is a student of Oxford University also has a Gofundme page where she is trying to crowdfund her college tuition.
“I constantly tried to look for scholarships, grants and [have] even contacted embassies and government bodies. From the generosity of 279 people (many friends, most strangers), I managed to secure the first year’s tuition. I am now crowd-funding to pay for my full second-year tuition.”
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