Monday, October 05, 2009

Broken Nuptials


Let's take a poll. How many people out there have cancelled a wedding or broken off an engagement?

Not too long ago, I was having brunch with a group of friends. Seven to be exact. And out of those seven, four of us had either cancelled a wedding or broken an engagement. Over half! I can't remember my reaction. I don't know if I was shocked or just sad, and I still don't have a definitive reaction today. Being one of those four, I can only believe that we all made one of the biggest and BEST decisions of our lives. I seriously applaud all individuals who bulldoze through the excitement of a wedding or the beauty of a diamond ring and prevent them and their partners from making a very bad mistake. So back to my original question. Exactly how many of us are there out there? I'm interested in all ages, but particularly in the young ones. Us 20 something to 30 something year olds. How did these ones get the guts to call it off after wedding invitations were sent? Do you think that there are a lot of broken engagements out there or are most people going through with weddings after knowing it's a bad idea? Hmm...

2 comments:

miss alisa said...

As you know, I've broken off an engagement and called off a wedding. We were three weeks from the date of the wedding when I decided I would be making one of the biggest mistakes of my life if I went through with my plans. Yes, invitations had already gone out. RSVPs indicating chicken or beef from the guests had already been returned. Alterations were done on my dress. Flower girls, bridesmaids, groomsmen all had their outfite. I'd even purchased favors. I was embarrassed to have to tell people the wedding was off, so my mom sent out a letter to all my guests, and I reimbursed my wedding party for the costs of their dresses and shoes. It was such a difficult time for me, but in retrospect, it was one of the smartest things I've ever done. However, I don't think I'll ever plan another wedding, which makes me kinda sad. Next time it'll be off to the JOP. A girl dreams of her wedding her whole life; I was having my dream wedding. That's something you only go through once.

So yeah. That's my story.

MJ said...

Like you said, It was the best decision of my life... Period.

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