Little girls aren’t the only ones daydreaming of a fabulous wedding. Many adult women want to turn this significant event into a magic show. However, the luxury wedding is very expensive, so not every couple has enough money to make that dream come true. This bride-to-be from Britain hoped the taxpayers would pay for her fancy wedding and honeymoon in Mexico. She demanded the government to give her £10,000, saying: “It’s my human right!”
Anna Broom’s dream wedding. Anna Broom was 33 at that time and she was unemployed. She never got any education after high school, so after a few unsuccessful attempts at finding a job, she declared herself disabled and overweight and applied for social benefits!
The woman received a £460-disability living allowance, plus a £200-housing benefit with fiancé Jordan Burford, who was also living on £134 a month from the state. Since she was 19 years old, Broom hasn’t worked but received more than £100,000 in benefits. The woman said her weight was giving her back pain, in addition to anxiety and depression.
I’m unable to work due to my weight. Anna wished for a romantic wedding but lacked the financial means to make it happen. So she was hoping for a government loan to pay for the church service, a horse carriage, and a reception in a castle with a large buffet and drinks for the 50 guests. Broom planned to wear a fancy gown with a long veil and high-end shoes. The lavish celebration would boost her self-esteem and perhaps inspire her to lose weight and re-enter the workforce.
I’d also love a big band and have picked out Savage Garden’s Truly, Madly Deeply for our first dance. When she learned how much it would cost, she was overwhelmed. However, she was not sure how exactly to return the loan money. The woman said: I want the taxpayers to fund my £10,000 dream wedding – it’s a basic human right to be a bride.
I don’t understand why I should have a tiny wedding at a registry office if I can’t fit all of my guests in, and a church wedding is way more romantic. Is it legal for this woman to ask for money? According to the Sun, many fraudsters take advantage of the social system by claiming benefits based on having a large family, a poor income, or a disability without giving any proof. Every legal system contains flaws that are just too tempting to ignore.
The costs of living always rise, so many people have to use the benefit payments. However, no savings can make the future an uncertain road. What do you think? Do you have anything to add to this story?