When it comes to awful experiences, getting left at the altar is pretty high on the list. Most people would agree that weddings are supposed to be filled with joy, happiness, and love. Unfortunately, we live in the real world – where not every relationship ends with a “happily ever after,” and some come to an end before they even get a chance to properly begin.
Break ups, separations, and divorces, happen every single day, and although sad – we’ve come to accept them as part of life. Being left at the altar, on the other hand, is a different beast entirely. Imagine dating someone for half a decade, falling in love, getting engaged, spending a year planning your perfect day, dumping tens of thousands of dollars into the venue, caterers, and dresses, only to be blindsided at the very last second.
To make matters worse, all of your family, friends, and everyone else close to you, gets to witness this train-wreck unfold. Additionally, by definition, no such break up has ever been mutual. While you were day dreaming about spending the rest of your life with your best friend and lover, they decided to run off and leave you there totally wrecked, humiliated, and likely unable to trust the opposite sex again.
While it can be easy to judge those that ran off, it’s important to understand that humans are very complicated beings. There is no way for us, as outsiders, to fully understand what drove them to doing what they did. What we can do, however, is ask them for their side of the story and try to see the disaster unfold from their perspective.
There are a lot of reasons why someone might get cold feet on their wedding day, and in this article we’ll take a look at twenty such heartbreaking stories. So, without further adieu, hit the next button below, and let’s hear from the people that left their lover at the altar.