Runaway brides and grooms reveal why they left their partner at the altar – from a man who eloped with his fiancée’s cousin to a woman who found love with her maid of honour
- Runaway brides and grooms shared their stories on confessions app Whisper
- One woman revealed her maid of honour confessed her love before the wedding
- A bride discovered her future husband had been sleeping with her stepmother
Runaway brides are more than just characters from your favourite rom-coms, as these shocking confessions prove.
Men and women from around the world took to secret-sharing app Whisper to reveal the reasons why they left someone at the altar on their wedding day.
One bride revealed she left her future husband after having second thoughts, only to later discover that he had been cheating on her with her stepmother.
Another woman broke off her engagement at the last minute after her made of honour confessed to having feelings – and the two women lived happily ever after.
Elsewhere, a groom recalled how he jilted his bride only to later marry her cousin. The pair now have two children together.
Here, FEMAIL shares some of the juiciest confessions…
A big day for all the wrong reasons! This bride went with her gut and left her fiance at the altar, only to discover there was a reason why she was having second thoughts
True love: A maid of honour in the US took a chance and spoke up to confess her feelings to the bride… and the pair have lived happily ever after
Just one big, happy family! A man from Motala, Sweden, reveals he left his wife for her cousin but doesn’t regreat it because they now have ‘two wonderful’ children together
Let’s get out of here! One runaway bride roped in her best friend for a last-minute adventure after leaving her groom at the altar
Breaking free! It was a breath of fresh air when this man from San Tan Valley, Arizona, decided to leave his controlling partner
Onwards and upwards! This person has no regrets about leaving their cheating ex on their wedding day and is looking forward to what life has in store
Her heart belonged somewhere else: This woman from Alberta, Canada, left a heterosexual relationship after finally acknowledging that she was attracted to other women
An inconvenient truth: This woman from Southwick, West Sussex, has chosen to keep her runaway bride past a secret from her current partner
Know your own mind: This runaway bride urged other people having doubts to follow their hearts and leave before it is too late
Just an excuse? This story from a groom from Winter Garden, Florida, is almost too outrageous to believe
No turning back: There was no reason given, but this groom sounds like he doesn’t regret his decision to leave his bride at the altar
Hope he got the message! An unlucky bride was struck down by food poisoning which left some guests questioning if she’d simply gotten cold feet
Starting afresh: This person from San Diego, California, packed up and left for a different part of the country after their wedding day dash – and has never looked back
Not sure the marriage would have worked out anyway: This person saw their wedding as the start of a life without adventure, which is never a good sign
Writing was on the wall: There was no denying the lack of excitement for this person in Sumter, South Carolina, who decided to leave their own wedding day
Mother knows best! A bride finally decided to listen to her family and leave her partner… only she did it on her wedding day
Painful memories: Although this person from Ontario, Canada, did it on the day… the lasting impact suggests it is a decision they might still regret
Whose big day is it? This bride was tired of feeling pushed out by her mother-in-law so decided to leave her wedding