Theresa Mahon has already spent more than £1,500 on her dream wedding.
She’s got the perfect dress all sorted, she’s bought a sparkling tiara and she knows exactly what shade shade of pink her bridal bouquet is going to be.
The only thing she’s missing for her big day? Well, that would be the groom.
The 38-year-old mum-of-three is single and hasn’t dated anyone in three years, but that hasn’t stopped her from spending the last year planning every single detail of her fairy tale Cinderella-themed wedding.
As part of this planning, Theresa, who lives in Dublin, knows the event will take place at a castle venue and Christina Perri’s A Thousand Years is going to be the song she and her husband have their first dance to – as she’s been waiting for what feels like a thousand years to find the one.
She also knows what food will be served on the day (carrot and coriander soup, roast turkey and profiteroles), what kind of shoes she’s going to wear (see-through ones that look like glass slippers) and that she wants to spend the honeymoon in Disneyland.
And while some may think it’s odd to have so much planned without even being engaged, the mum disagrees, arguing that it’s "sensible" as there will be very little left to worry about when the time comes.
Her idea to plan the wedding was sparked when she and her partner broke up after six years of dating and having two kids together.
The pair had discussed marriage, but sadly the relationship just didn’t work out the way she’d thought it would.
Following the split, she decided she wouldn’t let her lack of a prince charming stop her from getting on with her life and achieving her dream of getting married, so she started working out what she wanted.
The mum admits that the wedding has become an obsession to her, but she is open to compromise when she finally meets the right man – though she’s adamant the first dance song is not up for negotiation.
Theresa is also aware that some men may be put off by her grand plans, but she’s hopeful that it won’t put too many people off.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, she said: "I can understand people are kinda gonna go ‘oh God no, that’s just too much too soon’ and I completely understand that.
"But I’m not looking to marry someone within like the first six weeks of meeting them, like obviously you have to see how the relationship goes."
While talking to Holly Willoughby, the mum also revealed her dream man would be a cheeky chap like Olly Murs, and she got a shock when he appeared on screen with a special message for her.
"Hi Theresa, it’s Olly here, I’ve been hearing about your wedding day and it’s all planned and ready to go," he said.
He continued: "I’m single, I hear that you’re looking for the ideal man, you’ve said it’s me… right?"
He looked off screen and asked: "Are we available that day?"
When the person said no, he replied that it was a "shame".
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