The Most Common Reasons People Call off Their Weddings


It’s wedding season, but you shouldn’t go forth with gift shopping or check writing just yet. It seems that a large number of couples planning their weddings will call it quits on their relationship before they make it down the aisle, and some of them might not care whether or not it’s at rehearsal dinner or you are already in your seat waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle. It seems like one of those things that only happens in the movies, but more couples than you might imagine actually call off the wedding before they make it down the aisle. Perhaps this is something that you don’t understand; why would someone get engaged, plan a wedding and then realize at the last possible moment it’s not what they want? Well, there are some very common issues that come with calling off weddings; and we have the most common reasons right here.

Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Cheating

This is perhaps the most common reason people call it quits. One half of the couple has a little bit too much fun at their pre-wedding party and ends up cheating. The other party finds out and that’s when things get ugly. No one (well, no one sane) wants to marry a cheater.

He/She Isn’t the Right One

It sometimes takes a lot to make people realize that they are not into one another anymore or enough. And sometimes that’s the wedding planning process. The closer you get to the big day, the more you realize that maybe you just don’t have what it takes to be married to this person, so let’s call it off.


Wedding planning is stressful, and it causes a lot of fights in many couples’ relationships. Perhaps you realize at this point that his overbearing mother is not someone with whom you want to deal the rest of your life, or he realizes that your family becoming his family is the worst thing that could ever happen to him in life. Or maybe you realize that you’re not on the same page about anything, and if you can’t get through planning the happiest day of your life without wanting to kill one another, you’re never going to get through an actual marriage.

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