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How To Leave Someone At the Altar

Watch more Wedding Etiquette & Advice videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Be a runaway bride, or groom, using our advice on fleeing your wedding. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Call the officiant Call whoever is performing the ceremony and ask that person to deliver the bad news. If ever there was a "kill the messenger" moment, this is it, so why put your BFF in danger? Step 2: Clear out your stuff While your ex and 200 of your loved ones are mulling their options at the wedding chapel, remove any possessions from the home you share—or had planned to. Step 3: Forfeit the honeymoon If you're the one hanging on to the honeymoon tickets, for the love of God, overnight them to your ex so he or she can down fruity umbrella drinks and work on a tan while grieving. Tip If at all possible, reimburse anyone who is out a bundle because of your decision. Step 4: Disconnect your phones Disconnect your phones to drive home the point that your decision is non-negotiable. Or leave a message to the effect of "please do not contact me again." Step 5: Send a letter Send a letter detailing exactly why you cancelled the wedding—even if the reason is really hurtful, like you met someone else. The truth will be easier for your ex to deal with than never knowing why you bailed. Step 6: Return the gifts Take charge of returning the gifts. Someone in pain shouldn't have to deal with bubble wrap. Step 7: Get out of Dodge Get out of Dodge until things cool down, especially if your betrothed knows someone who is capable of inflicting bodily harm. Did You Know? The founder of "It's Just Lunch" launched the dating service after her fianc? left her at the altar.
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