I have never personally called off a wedding the day of—I’ve never even been engaged. But, believe it or not, I’ve known a few women who have. I’m also friends with a couple of wedding planners who say it happens more than you’d believe. In fact, it’s the top reason many vendors give for demanding a deposit. They aren’t so worried that a death in the family will mean the whole thing gets postponed: they’re worried that the couple simply won’t make it down the aisle. Planning a wedding is actually the ultimate test of a relationship. Planning a wedding involves dealing with finances, dealing with one another’s families, and making a dozen decisions together every day. The process can be a make or break one for couples, which is why the event that should bring a pair closer together can actually drive them apart—forever. So, in case you were wondering, here is what it’s like to call off a wedding the day of.
Some people suggest you just get a divorce
Some people pull you aside and say, “Look, everyone is already here. You may as well just go through with it, and get it annulled or get a divorce. Let everyone be happy. They don’t need to know this happened today.”