When most people aren't able to make a wedding, they regretfully rsvp 'no' and look at the pictures on Facebook.
Not Lance Corporal Ben Smith. When the British soldier found out he would be serving in Afghanistan on his sister's wedding day, he sent someone else in his place. Actually, he sent himself. A six foot cardboard version of himself, that is.
"When Ben came back for his rest and recuperation we got him to pose for some pictures. I then got one of them made life-size for the wedding, which was nice as it was fun and quirky," his sister Michelle told the Daily Mail.
And judging from the pictures, Cardboard Ben is a pretty fun guy -- hitting the d-floor, eating some cake, knocking back a few pints.
But it is too bad Real Ben couldn't lend him a suit…
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