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31st Jan '16 4:57:19 AM Adept
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* Music/KatyPerry's "Hot and Cold" has the groom getting cold feet and attempted to run away from the wedding, only to have Katy relentlessly chase after him. It turned out to be an ImagineSpot though, and the video ends with the wedding proceeding normally.
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* Music/KatyPerry's "Hot and n Cold" music video has the groom getting cold feet having doubts with the vows and attempted to run away from the wedding, only to have Katy relentlessly chase after him. It turned turns out to be an ImagineSpot though, and the video ends with the wedding proceeding normally.
29th Jan '16 1:32:19 AM Adept
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* TaylorSwift's "Speak Now", while an example of SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace, has the groom ditching the bride and running away with the narrator. This is supposed to be a ''happy ending''.
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* TaylorSwift's Music/TaylorSwift's "Speak Now", while an example of SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace, has the groom ditching the bride and running away with the narrator. This is supposed to be a ''happy ending''. * Music/KatyPerry's "Hot and Cold" has the groom getting cold feet and attempted to run away from the wedding, only to have Katy relentlessly chase after him. It turned out to be an ImagineSpot though, and the video ends with the wedding proceeding normally.
19th Jan '16 3:46:14 PM DrOO7
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* Done on an episode of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' when a friend of Steve's is getting married. As the bride walks down the aisle, she encounters an ex, who happens to be the ceremony's piano player. He invites her to grab some coffee, and she happily accepts. Despite this being a comedy, for once, it's portrayed as an incredibly cruel and selfish thing for her to do--her ditched would-be groom tries to throw himself off the roof of the church afterwards. Fortunately, the cop sent to talk him down happens to be an ex of his.
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* Done on an episode of ''Series/FamilyMatters'' when a friend of Steve's is getting married. As the bride walks down the aisle, she encounters an ex, who happens to be the ceremony's piano player. He invites her to grab some coffee, and she happily accepts. Despite this her being a comedy, female, for once, it's portrayed as an incredibly cruel and selfish thing for her to do--her ditched would-be groom tries to throw himself off the roof of the church afterwards. Fortunately, the cop sent to talk him down happens to be an ex of his.
18th Jan '16 10:35:06 AM Dravencour
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* Tala in ''Film/ICantThinkStraight'' is a serial runaway bride, having a history of dating whatever young successful man that her parents would approve of only to break it up once the wedding was up. At the start of the movie she is on fiancé number four, and her relatives are placing bets whether she break it up before or after the engagement dinner. Turns out she has a really good reason for her behavior (It's all there in the title).
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* Tala in ''Film/ICantThinkStraight'' is a serial runaway bride, having a history of dating whatever young successful man that her parents would approve of only to break it up once the wedding was up. At the start of the movie she is on fiancé fiance number four, and her relatives are placing bets whether she break it up before or after the engagement dinner. Turns out she has a really good reason for her behavior (It's all there in the title).
18th Jan '16 10:34:37 AM Dravencour
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* Tala in ''Film/ICantThinkStraight'' is a serial runaway bride, having a history of dating whatever young successful man that her parents would approve of only to break it up once the wedding was up. At the start of the movie she is on fiancée nr. 4, and her relatives are placing bets whether she break it up before or after the engagement dinner. Turns out she has a really good reason for her behavior (It's all there in the title).
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* Tala in ''Film/ICantThinkStraight'' is a serial runaway bride, having a history of dating whatever young successful man that her parents would approve of only to break it up once the wedding was up. At the start of the movie she is on fiancée nr. 4, fiancé number four, and her relatives are placing bets whether she break it up before or after the engagement dinner. Turns out she has a really good reason for her behavior (It's all there in the title).
13th Jan '16 4:09:12 PM StFan
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[[folder:Fanfiction]] * Empath assumes that this is what happened to Smurfette at his wedding day in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Empath's Wedding" when he enters her house and sees that his hat (which is what she's supposed to wear to signify who she's marrying) lying on the floor, until Smurfette's companion and wedding guest Blue Eyes points out that she's been magically transported by someone...and Empath correctly assumes that it's Chlorhydris, who's getting even for her ruined wedding night (which in the cartoon series was thought to be the case of a Runaway Groom) by ruining Empath's wedding. * The entire premise of the ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple - A Runaway Bride'', in which Rhen was pressured to claim the throne of Thais and marry Dameon, but had second thoughts at the last minute and left the country just before her wedding.
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[[folder:Fanfiction]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Empath assumes that this is what happened to Smurfette at his wedding day in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' This was part of Raven Sherman's back story "Empath's Wedding" when he enters her house in ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''. She ran away from a society wedding; fleeing to China and sees that his hat (which is what she's supposed to wear to signify who she's marrying) lying setting up a medical mission. * In one long ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Snoopy fell in love and with a female beagle and they became engaged; sadly, on the floor, until Smurfette's companion and wedding guest Blue Eyes points out that she's been magically transported by someone...and Empath correctly assumes that it's Chlorhydris, who's getting even for her ruined wedding night (which in the cartoon series was thought to be the case of a Runaway Groom) by ruining Empath's wedding. * The entire premise day of the ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple - A Runaway Bride'', in which Rhen wedding, she ran off with his brother, Spike, his best man. But there was pressured an interesting twist later; Spike wrote to claim the throne of Thais and marry Dameon, but had second thoughts at the last minute and left the country just before her wedding.apologize, saying that when they got back to Needles, she ran off with a coyote.

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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Fan Works]] * Empath assumes that this is what happened to Smurfette at his wedding day in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Empath's Wedding" when he enters her house and sees that his hat (which is what she's supposed to wear to signify who she's marrying) lying on the floor, until Smurfette's companion and wedding guest Blue Eyes points out that she's been magically transported by someone...and Empath correctly assumes that it's Chlorhydris, who's getting even for her ruined wedding night (which in the cartoon series was thought to be the case of a Runaway Groom) by ruining Empath's wedding. * The entire premise of the ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple - A Runaway Bride'', in which Rhen was pressured to claim the throne of Thais and marry Dameon, but had second thoughts at the last minute and left the country just before her wedding. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

-->'''Tala:''' ''[On her sister needing to call her boyfriend and tell him what she is doing]'' That is exactly the kind of relationship I want to avoid. At all cost.\\
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-->'''Tala:''' ''[On (''on her sister needing to call her boyfriend and tell him what she is doing]'' doing'') That is exactly the kind of relationship I want to avoid. At all cost.\\

--> '''Groom's Mother''': ''"unintelligibly mangled due to accent"'' --> '''Hero''': "What'd she say?" --> '''Groom''': "She said I should deck you." --> '''Hero''': "Oh." --> '''Groom''': "She's right." '''''PUNCH!'''''
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--> '''Groom's Mother''': ''"unintelligibly -->'''Groom's Mother:''' [unintelligibly mangled due to accent"'' --> '''Hero''': "What'd accent]\\ '''Hero:''' What'd she say?" --> '''Groom''': "She say?\\ '''Groom:''' She said I should deck you." --> '''Hero''': "Oh." --> '''Groom''': "She's right." '''''PUNCH!'''''\\ '''Hero:''' Oh.\\ '''Groom:''' She's right. ('''''PUNCH!''''')

* In some ''RobinHood'' stories, Robin and his Merry Men stop a young maiden marrying some rich, old Norman scoundrel so she can be with her true love (often Alan-a-Dale). Of course, this was more justifiable when the ArrangedMarriage was common. * In ''RobinOfSherwood'', the groom was the [[BigBad Sheriff of Nottingham]]. Who made it quite clear he couldn't stand the girl, and was just interested in the dowry. When the Merry Men rescue her, but fail to steal the money, he's delighted.
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* In some ''RobinHood'' ''Myth/RobinHood'' stories, Robin and his Merry Men stop a young maiden marrying some rich, old Norman scoundrel so she can be with her true love (often Alan-a-Dale). Of course, this was more justifiable when the ArrangedMarriage was common. * In ''RobinOfSherwood'', the groom was the [[BigBad Sheriff of Nottingham]]. Who made it quite clear he couldn't stand the girl, and was just interested in the dowry. When the Merry Men rescue her, but fail to steal the money, he's delighted.common.

* In the ''SherlockHolmes'' story "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor", the bride vanishes directly after the wedding. Everyone assumes she's met with foul play, but in fact she's run off with her previous husband, whom she had believed to be dead until he tracked her down the day of the ceremony. * In the first ''SweetValleyHigh Saga'' book, Alice Robertson (the future mother of the twins) runs out on her fiance Hank Patman (the future father of Bruce), partly when she realizes at the last minute that she doesn't really love him and that they're not right for each other, but mostly because of her falling in LoveAtFirstSight with Ned Wakefield (and according to the book, their ancestors have been trying to hook up for nearly 200 years).
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* In the ''SherlockHolmes'' ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' story "The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor", the bride vanishes directly after the wedding. Everyone assumes she's met with foul play, but in fact she's run off with her previous husband, whom she had believed to be dead until he tracked her down the day of the ceremony. * In the first ''SweetValleyHigh ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh Saga'' book, Alice Robertson (the future mother of the twins) runs out on her fiance Hank Patman (the future father of Bruce), partly when she realizes at the last minute that she doesn't really love him and that they're not right for each other, but mostly because of her falling in LoveAtFirstSight with Ned Wakefield (and according to the book, their ancestors have been trying to hook up for nearly 200 years).

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[[folder:Live Action TV]][[folder:Live-Action TV]] * In ''Series/RobinOfSherwood'', the groom is the [[BigBad Sheriff of Nottingham]]. Who makes it quite clear he can't stand the girl, and is just interested in the dowry. When the Merry Men rescue her, but fail to steal the money, he's delighted.

* Parodied in an episode of ''TheKingOfQueens''. Spence discovers his old girlfriend is getting married, realizes he still has feelings for her, so he and his friends have to drive over to the place the wedding is being held to tell her. After plenty of wacky events that delay them getting there, they get there ''just'' when the priest is giving the "if anyone objects to this union, let them speak now or forever hold their silence" line. Spence is about to step forward and object, when ''another'' guy in the audience stands up, declares his love for the bride, and she runs off with him instead.
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* Parodied in an episode of ''TheKingOfQueens''.''Series/TheKingOfQueens''. Spence discovers his old girlfriend is getting married, realizes he still has feelings for her, so he and his friends have to drive over to the place the wedding is being held to tell her. After plenty of wacky events that delay them getting there, they get there ''just'' when the priest is giving the "if anyone objects to this union, let them speak now or forever hold their silence" line. Spence is about to step forward and object, when ''another'' guy in the audience stands up, declares his love for the bride, and she runs off with him instead.

* Like with the male example below, there is a legend of a bride at the altar who reveals her groom's infidelity with her [[http://www.snopes.com/weddings/embarrass/bothered.asp maid of honor the night before]]. The bride version may be older
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* Like with the male example below, there is a legend of a bride at the altar who reveals her groom's infidelity with her [[http://www.snopes.com/weddings/embarrass/bothered.asp maid of honor the night before]]. The bride version may be olderolder.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * This was part of Raven Sherman's back story in ''TerryAndThePirates''. She ran away from a society wedding; fleeing to China and setting up a medical mission. * In one long ''{{Peanuts}}'' arc, Snoopy fell in love and with a female beagle and they became engaged; sadly, on the day of the wedding, she ran off with his brother, Spike, his best man. But there was an interesting twist later; Spike wrote to apologize, saying that when they got back to Needles, she ran off with a coyote. [[/folder]]

* In ''Series/{{Noob}}'', [[spoiler:A game-wide event is announced in the middle of Arthéon and Kary's in-game wedding. Arthéon is known to view the ceremony as the prelude to a real wedding, while Kary is little more than a SatelliteLoveInterest who happens to like the same stuff as him. Kary probably didn't even realise she was being this, but her last line before leaving can be summed up as "Hey, this is just a silly way to celebrate the end of that extra-difficult secret questline we spent weeks doing together. No big deal if the ceremony wasn't completed, right? Let's ditch it all and go check out that event.". This makes her come off as a mild jerk due to Arthéon genuinely loving her and her never making her actual feelings clear to him.]]
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* In ''Series/{{Noob}}'', [[spoiler:A game-wide event is announced in the middle of Arthéon and Kary's in-game wedding. Arthéon is known to view the ceremony as the prelude to a real wedding, while Kary is little more than a SatelliteLoveInterest who happens to like the same stuff as him. Kary probably didn't even realise realize she was being this, but her last line before leaving can be summed up as "Hey, this is just a silly way to celebrate the end of that extra-difficult secret questline we spent weeks doing together. No big deal if the ceremony wasn't completed, right? Let's ditch it all and go check out that event.". " This makes her come off as a mild jerk due to Arthéon genuinely loving her and her never making her actual feelings clear to him.]]

* In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', Elaine is supposed to marry Ben, but she is nervous and hides out in the gardens. He reassures her (and reveals that he is nervous, too), and they [[TheyDo actually get married.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': ** In an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', episode, Elaine is supposed to marry Ben, but she is nervous and hides out in the gardens. He reassures her (and reveals that he is nervous, too), and they [[TheyDo actually get married.]]

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* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', Alex Summers/Havok breaks off his marriage to Lorna Dane/Polaris while she's walking down the aisle in order to be with another woman, Annie; since the writer, Chuck Austen, viewed Alex and Annie as stand-ins for himself and his wife, and had [[DieForOurShip characterized Polaris as a violent psychopath]], when she was in fact suffering from post-traumatic stress at the altar. He, meanwhile, ran off to visit Paris with the woman who he dated while he was in a coma[[note]]That wasn't a typo; there was telepathy involved[[/note]]. We were meant to root for him and not Polaris when she, naturally, went crazy and tried to kill the both of them, and yet despite this Lorna did raise the very valid point that he could have called things off ''before'' the ceremony instead of humiliating her.
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* In ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'', ''Comicbook/XMen'', Alex Summers/Havok breaks off his marriage to Lorna Dane/Polaris while she's walking down the aisle in order to be with another woman, Annie; since the writer, Chuck Austen, viewed Alex and Annie as stand-ins for himself and his wife, and had [[DieForOurShip characterized Polaris as a violent psychopath]], when she was in fact suffering from post-traumatic stress at the altar. He, meanwhile, ran off to visit Paris with the woman who he dated while he was in a coma[[note]]That wasn't a typo; there was telepathy involved[[/note]]. We were meant to root for him and not Polaris when she, naturally, went crazy and tried to kill the both of them, and yet despite this Lorna did raise the very valid point that he could have called things off ''before'' the ceremony instead of humiliating her.

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* The protagonist of ''[[Film/InAndOut In & Out]]'' leaves his fiancée at the altar after finally [[ComingOutStory coming out]] of his TransparentCloset.
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* The protagonist of ''[[Film/InAndOut In & Out]]'' ''Film/InAndOut'' leaves his fiancée at the altar after finally [[ComingOutStory coming out]] of his TransparentCloset.

* The Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen {{film}} ''It Takes Two'': he was marrying the RichBitch, so it's okay! They also make her suffer through a HumiliationConga as she leaves the chapel. ** Subverted. The RichBitch had badgered the guy into considerably moving up the wedding because she realized she had genuine competition.
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* The Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen {{film}} film ''It Takes Two'': he was marrying the RichBitch, so it's okay! They also make her suffer through a HumiliationConga as she leaves the chapel. ** Subverted. The chapel. Subverted: the RichBitch had badgered the guy into considerably moving up the wedding because she realized she had genuine competition.

* Dennis, in ''RunFatBoyRun''
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* %%* Dennis, in ''RunFatBoyRun''''Film/RunFatBoyRun''

* Jake Blues in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', somewhat played for laughs or suspense. He leaves his bride (played by Carrie Fisher) at the altar, she chases after Jake and Elwood throughout the picture with a machine gun, and finally [[spoiler: after trapping them in a tunnel as they plan their getaway, with the money, after their charity show, Jake pleads on one knee and gives multiple (and increasingly ridiculous) reasons and alibis for jilting her. He later takes of his [[CoolShades sunglasses]] for the first and only time in the movie, gives her PuppyDogEyes and kisses her unconscious. Elwood mock-apologizes and they both make a run for the Bluesmobile.]]
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* Jake Blues in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', somewhat played for laughs or suspense. He leaves his bride (played by Carrie Fisher) Creator/CarrieFisher) at the altar, she chases after Jake and Elwood throughout the picture with a machine gun, and finally [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after trapping them in a tunnel as they plan their getaway, with the money, after their charity show, Jake pleads on one knee and gives multiple (and increasingly ridiculous) reasons and alibis for jilting her. He later takes of his [[CoolShades sunglasses]] for the first and only time in the movie, gives her PuppyDogEyes and kisses her unconscious. Elwood mock-apologizes and they both make a run for the Bluesmobile.]]

[[folder:Live Action TV]] * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Xander dumps Anya at the altar, although that's just cold feet; there's no Other Woman involved. ** There were exceptional circumstances, too: an old man claiming to be Xander himself from the future showed up, showing young Xander horrible visions implying he would kill Anya if the two of them got together (which merely augmented his fear from his parents' own unhappy marriage). It turns out [[spoiler:this old man is lying; he's actually an old enemy of Anya's ''trying'' to ruin her wedding out of revenge]], but by the time this comes out Xander is too freaked out to go through with it. Both Anya and Xander are depicted sympathetically. * Played a bit in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Here, Lwaxana Troi decides she doesn't want to get married to an old prude after all and to call the wedding off, she decides to attend the ceremony in the traditional Betazoid bridal costume--nothing. While the ceremony's witnesses, well aware of Troi's true intentions, watch this with amusement, the Groom is incoherently repelled and flees the ceremony.
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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]] * In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Xander dumps Anya at the altar, although that's just cold feet; there's no Other Woman involved. ** involved. There were exceptional circumstances, too: an old man claiming to be Xander himself from the future showed up, showing young Xander horrible visions implying he would kill Anya if the two of them got together (which merely augmented his fear from his parents' own unhappy marriage). It turns out [[spoiler:this old man is lying; he's actually an old enemy of Anya's ''trying'' to ruin her wedding out of revenge]], but by the time this comes out Xander is too freaked out to go through with it. Both Anya and Xander are depicted sympathetically. * Played a bit in an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Here, Lwaxana Troi decides she doesn't want to get married to an old prude after all and to call the wedding off, she decides to attend the ceremony in the traditional Betazoid bridal costume--nothing.costume -- nothing. While the ceremony's witnesses, well aware of Troi's true intentions, watch this with amusement, the Groom is incoherently repelled and flees the ceremony.

* Played with for extremely dark comedy on ''PeepShow''; marrying someone he didn't love (but was too embarrassed to break up with), Mark ends up hiding in the vestry of the church until he's discovered, whereupon he (very very very) reluctantly goes through with the wedding (to the extent that he looks around hopefully at the SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace moment and -- along with Sophie, his bride -- bursts into tears when the vows are read. The wedding car doesn't even make it out of the church grounds before Sophie abandons Mark, screaming about how 'horrible' he is. The next season sees much discussion (and passionate defense on Mark's part) about whether what he did technically constitutes a 'jilting' or not, since he ended up marrying her anyway.
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* Played with for extremely dark comedy on ''PeepShow''; marrying someone he didn't love (but was too embarrassed to break up with), Mark ends up hiding in the vestry of the church until he's discovered, whereupon he (very very very) reluctantly goes through with the wedding (to the extent that he looks around hopefully at the SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace moment and -- along with Sophie, his bride -- bursts into tears when the vows are read. The wedding car doesn't even make it out of the church grounds before Sophie abandons Mark, screaming about how 'horrible' "horrible" he is. The next season sees much discussion (and passionate defense on Mark's part) about whether what he did technically constitutes a 'jilting' "jilting" or not, since he ended up marrying her anyway.

* Eric in ''That70sShow'', realizing that he and Donna are not ready to be married. Later, Donna agrees with him.
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* Eric in ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', realizing that he and Donna are not ready to be married. Later, Donna agrees with him.

* Played with when Chandler in ''{{Friends}}'' runs away on his wedding day, because of his commitment issues. He actually loves Monica, having been blissfully happy with her, but is terrified they'll end up like his parents who had a horrible marriage and he'll make Monica unhappy. His friends eventually persuade him to come back, before Monica notices his absence. He goes through with the wedding and their marriage is a very happy one. Monica later finds out he ran away (while they're at the altar no less) but doesn't show any anger towards him. It helps she had been well aware of his fears from day one and was prepared for him to go all 'Chandler' at some point.
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* Played with when Chandler in ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' runs away on his wedding day, because of his commitment issues. He actually loves Monica, having been blissfully happy with her, but is terrified they'll end up like his parents who had a horrible marriage and he'll make Monica unhappy. His friends eventually persuade him to come back, before Monica notices his absence. He goes through with the wedding and their marriage is a very happy one. Monica later finds out he ran away (while they're at the altar no less) but doesn't show any anger towards him. It helps she had been well aware of his fears from day one and was prepared for him to go all 'Chandler' at some point.

* An urban legend about the groom catching the bride cheating. He goes through with the wedding, up until he distributes a special gift to the guests - an 8x10 picture showing the unfaithfulness, while leaving the expenses for the bride's family. Example: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/groomsrevenge.htm
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* An urban legend about the groom catching the bride cheating. He goes through with the wedding, up until he distributes a special gift to the guests - -- an 8x10 picture showing the unfaithfulness, while leaving the expenses for the bride's family. Example: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/groomsrevenge.htm

* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', Kafei is supposed to marry Anju on the day of the annual festival, but has run away. Justified, in that he's under a spell that's turned him into a child, and needs Link's help (doesn't everyone?) to get his proper body back. [[spoiler: While you never see it happen, it's assumed that he does get his body back since you see the wedding from his height and it's too tall to have been the view of a child.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': ** Kafei is supposed to marry Anju on the day of the annual festival, but has run away. Justified, in that he's under a spell that's turned him into a child, and needs Link's help (doesn't everyone?) to get his proper body back. [[spoiler: While you never see it happen, it's assumed that he does get his body back since you see the wedding from his height and it's too tall to have been the view of a child.]]

[[folder: Webcomics]] * Subverted in ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault''. [[spoiler: Nick is abducted the night before he marries Ki by evil counterparts from the "Nega-Verse", and those responsible leave behind a "Dear John letter" for Ki (presumably written by Nick's Nega-verse counterpart). Ki refuses to believe it, however, and goes to rescue him with the rest of his friends]].
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[[folder: Webcomics]] [[folder:Web Comics]] * Subverted in ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault''. [[spoiler: Nick [[spoiler:Nick is abducted the night before he marries Ki by evil counterparts from the "Nega-Verse", and those responsible leave behind a "Dear John letter" for Ki (presumably written by Nick's Nega-verse counterpart). Ki refuses to believe it, however, and goes to rescue him with the rest of his friends]].

* Implied in the song "Worthless" in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', when the Texas limo tells its story:
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* Implied in the song "Worthless" in ''TheBraveLittleToaster'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster'', when the Texas limo tells its story:

His thoughts turned to home and we turned.''\\
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His thoughts turned to home and we turned.''\\ ''

* In ''ElTigre'', Puma Loco (in his younger days) ran away with a woman named Dora, leaving Lady Gobbler at the altar.
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* In ''ElTigre'', ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'', Puma Loco (in his younger days) ran away with a woman named Dora, leaving Lady Gobbler at the altar.

* A dark version occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Ghost Bride", where a bride from many years ago was abandoned at the altar - her groom left her for her sister. [[DisproportionateRetribution The bride proceeds to kill the two not long after]]. * [[spoiler:Lars]] does this to [[spoiler:Leela]] in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Bender's Big Score''. Although, to be fair, he only did it [[spoiler:after he learned that all the time copies were doomed and he, himself a copy of Fry, didn't want to put her through the grief of his death.]]
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* A dark version occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Ghost Bride", where a bride from many years ago was abandoned at the altar - -- her groom left her for her sister. [[DisproportionateRetribution The bride proceeds to kill the two not long after]]. * [[spoiler:Lars]] does this to [[spoiler:Leela]] in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Bender's ''[[Recap/FuturamaM1BendersBigScore Bender's Big Score''.Score]]''. Although, to be fair, he only did it [[spoiler:after he learned that all the time copies were doomed and he, himself a copy of Fry, didn't want to put her through the grief of his death.]]

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[[folder:Fanfiction]] * The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsmagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/230261/going-anywhere Going Anywhere]]'' has a bride and groom in an arranged marriage both deciding to run away, both leaving Canterlot on the same train and becoming travelling buddies under false (or incomplete) names. As a result, the sequel story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247904/any-way-you-want-it Any Way You Want it]]'' picks up several weeks later with the two living together, and they still haven't figured out that they were engaged, [[CannotSpitItOut because neither are willing to be the first to reveal to the other what they were running away from]].
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[[folder:Fanfiction]] [[folder:Fan Works]] * The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsmagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/230261/going-anywhere Going Anywhere]]'' has a bride and groom in an arranged marriage both deciding to run away, both leaving Canterlot on the same train and becoming travelling buddies under false (or incomplete) names. As a result, the sequel story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/247904/any-way-you-want-it Any Way You Want it]]'' picks up several weeks later with the two living together, and they still haven't figured out that they were engaged, [[CannotSpitItOut because neither are willing to be the first to reveal to the other what they were running away from]].

[[folder:Film]] * The climax of ''TheGuru'' has a wedding broken up by ''two'' people - one who professes his love to the groom and the titular character declaring his love for the bride. Both are successful. * The conclusion of ''Film/MammaMia'' has the couple decide not to get married quite yet - mainly due to the fact that the whole wedding ceremony was an excuse for the bride to meet her real father (out of three possible men.) Segues into WhyWasteAWedding when Donna and Sam get married instead.
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * The climax of ''TheGuru'' ''Film/TheGuru'' has a wedding broken up by ''two'' people - one who professes his love to the groom and the titular character declaring his love for the bride. Both are successful. * The conclusion of ''Film/MammaMia'' has the couple decide not to get married quite yet - -- mainly due to the fact that the whole wedding ceremony was an excuse for the bride to meet her real father (out of three possible men.) men). Segues into WhyWasteAWedding when Donna and Sam get married instead.

* The 1991 John Candy film ''Only The Lonely'' tweaks this plot point in which right before the wedding, Danny and Theresa have a falling out the night before the wedding over Danny's relationship with his mother and Theresa storms off. The next day, NEITHER of them attend the wedding, having seemingly deemed their relationship unworkable and deciding to move on with their lives. The couple does end up together, but only after Danny clears out his personal problems and chases down Theresa as she leaves Chicago. There is no second wedding shown.
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* The 1991 John Candy film ''Only The the Lonely'' tweaks this plot point in which right before the wedding, Danny and Theresa have a falling out the night before the wedding over Danny's relationship with his mother and Theresa storms off. The next day, NEITHER of them attend the wedding, having seemingly deemed their relationship unworkable and deciding to move on with their lives. The couple does end up together, but only after Danny clears out his personal problems and chases down Theresa as she leaves Chicago. There is no second wedding shown.

[[folder: Live Action TV]] * ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Angela and Hodgins run away from their own wedding--together--after they discover [[spoiler: Angela's ''still'' married, as she'd mistakenly thought the wedding ceremony with her first husband (jumping through a fire) hadn't stuck.]] They leave behind a horrified, confused group of people, with Brennan (the maid of honor) and Booth (the best man) standing at the altar with the priest. Brennan clears her throat awkwardly and asks what they're supposed to do.
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[[folder: Live Action Live-Action TV]] * ''Series/{{Bones}}'': Angela and Hodgins run away from their own wedding--together--after wedding -- together -- after they discover [[spoiler: Angela's ''still'' married, as she'd mistakenly thought the wedding ceremony with her first husband (jumping through a fire) hadn't stuck.]] They leave behind a horrified, confused group of people, with Brennan (the maid of honor) and Booth (the best man) standing at the altar with the priest. Brennan clears her throat awkwardly and asks what they're supposed to do.

-->'''Geoffrey:''' Dad! You're supposed to say "I do" -->'''Tom:''' But I don't.
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-->'''Geoffrey:''' Dad! You're supposed to say "I do" -->'''Tom:''' do".\\ '''Tom:''' But I don't.
1st Jan '16 10:56:23 PM nombretomado
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* Carol did it to Jodie on ''{{Soap}}''. Justified because they were only getting married because she was pregnant, and she'd been expressing reservations from the beginning.
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* Carol did it to Jodie on ''{{Soap}}''.''Series/{{Soap}}''. Justified because they were only getting married because she was pregnant, and she'd been expressing reservations from the beginning.
15th Dec '15 12:39:20 AM Adept
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* Mariko Yashida left {{Wolverine}} during the ceremony, in ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine, because he was not worthy. But then again, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt did you really expect Wolverine to get married]]?
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* Mariko Yashida left {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} during the ceremony, in ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine, because he was not worthy. But then again, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt did you really expect Wolverine to get married]]?

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* Mariko Yashida The entire premise of the ''VideoGame/{{Aveyond}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/UncertaintyPrinciple - A Runaway Bride'', in which Rhen was pressured to claim the throne of Thais and marry Dameon, but had second thoughts at the last minute and left {{Wolverine}} during the ceremony, in ComicBook/FrankMillersWolverine, because he was not worthy. But then again, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt did you really expect Wolverine to get married]]?country just before her wedding.
14th Dec '15 7:04:04 PM sayaleviathan
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* ''Literature/HeavenSwordAndDragonSabre'' Zhang Wuji and Zhou Zhirou are about to get married until Zhao Min arrived and showed something very important to Zhang Wuji, causing him to leave the altar which [[{{Yandere}} Zhou Zhirou]] didn't take very well.
24th Oct '15 8:35:56 PM Rebochan
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* The 1991 John Candy film ''Only The Lonely'' tweaks this plot point in which right before the wedding, Danny and Theresa have a falling out the night before the wedding over Danny's relationship with his mother and Theresa storms off. The next day, NEITHER of them attend the wedding, having seemingly deemed their relationship unworkable and deciding to move on with their lives. The couple does end up together, but only after Danny clears out his personal problems and chases down Theresa as she leaves Chicago. There is no second wedding shown.
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