A UK costume shop has offered to clothe Brendan “Bam” McGuinness and Bec Miller, pictured with child Vitani McGuinness, in fancy dress on their wedding day if their Facebook group attracts 10,000 people.
A UK costume shop has offered to clothe Brendan “Bam” McGuinness and Bec Miller, pictured with child Vitani McGuinness, in fancy dress on their wedding day if their Facebook group attracts 10,000 people. Felicia Kosegi

Help make it a fancy dress wedding

AN OVERSEAS costume shop wants to help former Murwillumbah resident Bec Miller walk down the aisle in style.

Ms Miller, 22, who began an internet campaign earlier this month to convince her husband-to-be to wed in fancy dress, has been approached by UK shop Escapade to supply her costume for the big day if the online group reaches 10,000 members.

But even if the mother of one attracts 10,000 supporters, she has only until April 1 to convince a further 90,000 people that she should wed partner Brendan “Bam” McGuinness, 33, in fancy dress.

The Facebook group, “100,000 people join and Bam and I will have a fancy-dress wedding,” has already attracted 900 members.

“I was stoked to see the gesture from Escapade, I wasn’t expecting people to put their hand up to help us out like that,” Ms Miller said.

“I have no idea how they would have found us though.

“Now we can say that the group has officially gone global.”

Even her partner was surprised with the assistance.

“It’s a really nice gesture from them,” Mr McGuinness said.

Ms Miller yesterday encouraged everyone who has not done so yet to join the group and invite their friends to join.

“The more the merrier,” she said.

Ms Miller launched the online campaign because she said it was her childhood dream to wear fairy wings down the aisle.

While Mr McGuinness originally agreed to it, he changed his mind after viewing photos of fancy dress weddings on the internet.

The online campaign was originally established as a rib between the partners to encourage Mr McGuinness to dress up for his big day.

Mr McGuinness previously said he was willing to compromise if the group reached 10,000 people.

The original target was 1000 supporters but it was deemed to be too easy by Mr McGuinness after the campaign attracted 700 people in its first two weeks.

On the group’s website, one member wrote: “your day Bec and Bam will be very special regardless of the outcome, however, your theme will make it a day to remember.”

Another wrote, “I don’t know you guys but I want to see if you can reach your goal. Good luck.”



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