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Woman posts ad for wedding party

LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Ukrainian woman whose family cannot attend her wedding in London has posted an ad for people to sit on her side of the church.

The Telegraph on Sunday reported the unnamed woman posted her ad on the classifieds Web site Gumtree.com for 30 people to sit with her.

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"I'm having a large mixed wedding of about 150 people. My partner has loads of family around to invite to the wedding," the ad says. "Unfortunately for me, my family are all in Ukraine so they all can't make it, only my mum and dad will be there."

The woman said in the ad that in addition to volunteer bridesmaids, groomsmen and ushers, she needs "30 decent people" for the church wedding. She promised attendees with free reception tickets.

"This includes free meals and dance, it could be just a time for you to relax and have fun," she said. "To get a ticket please send a picture of yourself and tell me a bit about you."

Gumtree trends analyst Trisha Routledge commended the woman's resourcefulness.

"It's great to see that they're finding other ways of filling the seats, whilst offering some lucky people the chance to go to a wedding for free -- and you never know who you might meet," she said.

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