Check out the Runaway Bride story from CNN.
Summary for those who don't want to read the link. Bride to be goes jogging last Tuesday. Gets nervous about her large, poofy wedding (14 bridesmaids!) coming up on Saturday. Chops off her hair in an attempt to disguise herself and hops a bus to Las Vegas, then Albuquerque. Family and friends frantically search for her day and night for 3+ days, as they think she's been abducted. She runs out of money then calls fiance on Saturday and tells him she's been kidnapped. After some more questioning by the FBI, admits its a lie and says she got "cold feet" so she just left. A case of the crazy, is more like it. And police *aren't* planning to charge her with a crime. It probably helps that she's white, pretty, and well-off. IMO, she should serve jail time (even if it's just a day or two) for the time and resources of the police depts that she wasted, plus what she put her family and friends through. Of course, I guess that would be wasting even more of the taxpayers' money on her selfish little scam.
Why do I care? I'm not sure. Maybe because my wedding is exactly a week from today. Granted, I don't have 14 bridesmaids and I have no doubts that TJ is the right one for me. We were watching "numb3rs" TiVod from Friday and I noticed the "Missing Bride" story being touted by the local channel. So I Googled it and found the initial stories where she went missing and felt really sympathetic (fellow bride-to-be and all). Then I saw the stories where it was reported to be a hoax. That's just wrong. If her fiance decides to still go through with marrying her, he's either the dumbest man alive or a saint.
Rather than ending this post on such an angry note, I'd just like to thank my parents for being especially supportive as the last minute wedding "issues" crop up. I really needed it today. Thanks Amma and Appa, you rock!