- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 3:00PM
Being left at the altar isn't something any bride or groom dreams of.
But sometimes – despite the deposits being paid and the expectations of family and friends - calling off a wedding can be the right move.
Kiwi bride-to-be Rachel admitted to Sarah, Sam & Toni that pulling the plug on her wedding, just 6 weeks out, was the best decision she ever made.
After falling for someone else, Rachel knew it wasn’t right to go through with the marriage.
"It was just getting closer and I was like, 'really, shouldn't I be feeling amazing right now wanting to marry this person?' and I didn’t," she said.
"So then I just like, 'this is it, I’m done'".
Years later, Rachel says that even though it caused a rift with her family at the time, she has no regrets! She ended up marrying the other man and they now have two kids together.
Other people also confessed to wishing they HAD made a runner on their wedding day instead of going through with their vows.
"I didn’t do a runner, but walking back down the aisle we both stopped halfway, looked at each other and said 'what the f*** have we done?'" Gemini revealed.
"The whole church fell quiet around us as I cried ... He left couple months later."
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For Tina family pressure almost ruined her big day.
"I had a complete meltdown the day before thanks to my over stressing mother," she said.
Meanwhile, Bronwyn revealed that she was the one left hanging.
"One of my exes chickened out when I planned everything," she said, "but luckily I hadn’t put any money down!"
Carla admitted that during her first marriage on the way to the ceremony she had her doubts.
"I said to my sister 'I don't want to do this' but because it was all arranged I went through with it. As much as I wish I had gone with my instincts had I done so I would not have ended up here in New Zealand or have the two children I have now and ultimately married a really good guy second time around."
"I tried to pull out 6 weeks before we got married," Joanna said, "But my mother-in-law-to-be pointed out how much money they had spent and that my parents were on their way from New Zealand - I was getting married in the UK - so I married him. It lasted 18 months."