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Woman takes her sister’s place at wedding after her sister did not show up

By Mason White 11:55 AM April 23, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A woman agreed to put on her sister’s wedding gown and walk down the aisle instead of her sister.

It was a weird situation for the bride-to-be, her sister, the groom and everyone who attended to the wedding.

The incident happened when the bride, Yanbo Xiong, 25, was stranded thousands of miles away in her hometown of Sichuan Province, China.

She did not have enough money to make it to her own wedding ceremony in Shenzhen.

Everything was paid for and the couple was unable to get a refund, so the groom, Liu Wei, 30, persuaded his future sister-in-law to put on her sister’s wedding dress, go through the motions of a wedding, and celebrate with him so that their money does not go to waste.

When the guests arrived they learned that the real bride was absent since she was unable to get a ticket to Shenzhen.

Although Xiong’s sister was reluctant at first, she eventually agreed to be the “sit in bride” and everyone had a nice dinner.

The real bride and her lover rescheduled their big day and they tied the knot in front of about 300 guests.