True Stories of Runaway Brides Who Were Not Ready to Get Married

Shannon Quinn - August 24, 2021
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This mom rolled out of her wedding a day before the ceremony. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Mom Bails at the Last Minute

A Redditor called ActStunt tells the story of how his mother way the runaway bride. “Not me but my mom. My father left us when I was a one year old, so she was single most of her life. Until 10 years later, she found a great guy that we all loved and wished him in the family. He and my mom dated for 6 years and then he proposed to her. She said yes. I remember them planning their wedding. She even got a nice wedding dress. But ONE DAY before the wedding she called him and told him that she couldn’t marry him.

“He is a great guy, still in contact with him. But he is one of those guys that doesn’t have a passion nor has a goal in life. And to be honest he is in a very bad position right now. So for as much love my mom had for him I think she saw a bleak future at his side and decided to remain friends. A little bi**hy on my mom’s part to say it till the last day but we’re humans after all I guess.”

A lesbian couple called off their wedding due to cheating. Credit: Shutterstock

3. Cheaters Never Win

This story from Reddit was shared by tsim12345. “Not me but my best friend was a runaway bride because she backed out of the wedding 2 days before. Her fiancé, who is a girl- wasn’t home. She (my friend) had logged onto her girlfriend’s computer for something and she found her social media opened up or maybe the login information was saved. But you know that when you are logged in on a laptop to FB messenger and a person is also using Facebook messenger at that same time you can just sit there and watch a conversation take place live. She was watching her girlfriend sexting some other girl who worked at the vet that they had been taking their sickly dog to for his skin conditions.

“After the wedding had been called off her ex-fiancé and that girl from the vet got married. And then divorced super fast because they got in a fight and the vet girl bit a chunk of her girlfriend’s SCALP out. Like biting the skin right off her head. And then for no reason whatsoever according to witnesses the sliding glass door the vet girl was standing in front of (never actually touched it) just fell down on top of her head and knocked her unconscious. My friend is in an amazing relationship with a man now and she gets a real kick out of how karma really took care of that situation.”

This man refused to sign his marriage certificate after the wedding ceremony. Credit: Shutterstock

2. The Attempted Escape (Part 1)

This next story is a wild ride from TheMatGreen. “I’m the groom. I left after the last second. My ex was mentally unstable. When I started dating her she was on multiple psych meds. We moved in together and she stopped taking them cold turkey and basically made my life hell. Constantly physically and mentally abusive. She would go out without telling me, refuse to answer her phone, and then come back and scream at me for watching a movie because it had a pretty actress in it and that actress was a slut. My ex refused to let me leave the house except to go to work, but she would show up randomly and demand to see me to make sure I wasn’t cheating. She was unemployed and I had a pretty good office job. Luckily my manager took pity on me.

“Why did I stay? I was not mentally in a great place. Anyway, I finally agreed to marry her. We planned the wedding and the reception. We had the ceremony and everything and everyone believed we were married. However I had a moment of clarity. I refused to sign the marriage certificate to make it official until she went to counseling and got back on her meds. She refused so I put the certificate away. As far as I knew that was it.”

This poor guy needed to get a divorce from a women he thought he didn’t marry. Credit: Shutterstock

1. The Attempted Escape (Part 2)

“Eventually I started going to counseling behind her back. I got my act together and started moving my money into my own account that she didn’t know about. She kept cheating, I kept up counseling and moving my assets and then just up and disappeared on her. And finally the finale… 4 years later, I had a new girl, I was getting ready to propose. I had the ring and got an email from the ex. She told me we were actually married and she wanted a divorce because she met a new guy and wanted to get married. What. The. Fu**. What had happened, I found out, was that she took my wallet, got her buddy who looked a lot like me, and took him down to the courthouse to file the certificate a week after I said no. 

“So, legally we were married and I had no idea. I was enraged, but at the same time glad she had the timing to tell me before I tried to marry my girlfriend. My girlfriend was a saint, was understanding, and stayed with me while I got the last of my ex squared away. I spoke with a couple lawyers about what I could do and they said there was no proof. The good news is that she just wanted the divorce and nothing else. Luckily it was all taken care of. She randomly still tries to contact me but I just ignore her. These days I am still married to the same woman who stayed with me. We are super happy together, and have two kids.”

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