Remember the hit comedy "Runaway Bride"? Julia Roberts played a woman who kept leaving men at the altar before she could say, "I do." Actual-lifestyle bride-to-be Jennifer Wilbanks apparently also received cold feet, taking off on a journey to Las Vegas and Albuquerque, N.M. as she seemingly faked her personal kidnapping.
Authorities say pre-wedding doubts are normal. On The Early Present Monday, author Rachel Safier advised co-anchor Harry Smith she called off her wedding ceremony, two weeks before the large day.
"It just did not truly feel correct," recalled Safier, who wrote "There Goes the Bride."
"It just did not really feel right," she repeated. "I did not get on a bus. I would like to make clear! Or fake any kind of kidnapping. But it just didn't really feel correct."
Safier says Wilbanks went "beyond the pale. (But) the sentiment of, 'I want to get on a bus, I wanna get on a plane, I wanna be anywhere but here' is quite typical."
Speaking of Wilbanks, Safier continued, "Really, taking that subsequent phase, uncommon. Cutting her hair, faking kidnapping assault? Priceless."
Clinical psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig says jitters major up to the wedding day are "normal. The problem wedding planner is, it really is like a dirty tiny secret, because the myth about receiving married and acquiring engaged is that it is the most fantastic time in your daily life, you've met your soul mate, your excellent match, you will have no doubts, you will live happily ever after, completed, finish of story.
"So we do not depart space in our society, when you seem at films and soap operas, to have those doubts. If everybody strolling down the aisle knew they had been marrying the appropriate particular person, or we could tell you how to do that, we would make a fortune, due to the fact it's typical to say, 'Am I performing the appropriate issue?' And it truly is a very good factor. It indicates you're considering about it."