Usually your wedding day is a day you look forward to from the day your significant other asks you to take their hand in marriage. Tons of emotions ranging from happy to scared out of your mind race through your head until the very moment you say I do. It’s a big deal, no, it’s a HUGE deal. Such a big deal in fact that more people that you can imagine actually get cold feet on their wedding day. Some reasons more blatantly obvious than others. Here are stories from brides and grooms who left their significant other at the altar on their wedding day:
“A guy I knew was a laid back, easy going guy and unfortunately was marrying a toxic woman. I’m not sure of all the details because I didn’t know him that well. Apparently, his friends were pushing him to break it off long before the wedding day. It was a Friday night, and I was at a music festival. While buying some drinks I looked over, and to my surprise, I saw him standing at the beer table. I said “Hey man, isn’t your wedding supposed to be tonight” and he just looked over at me with a disappointed face and said “yea…that’s not happening anymore”. I guess if I broke it off with the woman I was supposed to love, I’d find myself at a music festival too”
Literally Left At The Altar
“I was getting ready on my wedding day, I had just put my dress on, looked in the mirror and absolutely panicked. I froze. I realized that I didn’t love him as much as I thought I did. I was young, recently divorced and jumped into another relationship too quickly. I bailed and he was already standing at the altar. He found a sweet girl to marry and they are happy and in love, something I don’t think would have happened with us if we got married.”
“It wasn’t exactly on our wedding day, it was a couple of days before. She wasn’t from the USA, so she was on a visa. She mentioned to me that it was expiring in sixth months so I jokingly said “let’s get married”. As time went on we were falling for each other, but that also meant time was running out on her visa. We didn’t agree on certain things like living arrangements, so I backed out. We could have fallen deeper in love or we could have been glorified roommates. A risk I didn’t want to take.
“Wasn’t on our wedding day, but instead 10 days prior. To make a long story short, I found out he was cheating on me. Being so in love that I was going to be with that person for the rest of my life, it took me a few days to decide what to do, ultimately leaving him. Beyond that one situation I found out he was a sex addict and had been cheating on me frequently for the nine years we were together. Really dodged a bullet on this one.”