I have never been to a wedding where someone actually spoke up and objected to what was going on…and I hope I never find myself at one.
That sounds like just about the most awkward thing I could ever imagine…and we’re about to hear some real-life stories about these incidents!
Are you ready for things to get really uncomfortable really fast?
Let’s check out these stories from folks on AskReddit!
1. Here comes the drama.
Priest: “…that these 2 should not be wed?”
GF of best man: “THAT AIN’T YER KID IN THERE!!”
Best man was f*cking his fiancee since the grooms 2 month trip to China. He thought he was great at hiding it from his GF. He was not.
I think 3 relationships ended there and a few more friendships.”
2. Hindu wedding.
“Was at a Hindu wedding. It’s a 3 hour ceremony that happens on a stage and there were 500 guests.
At some point a group of young guys walk to the front of the hall. The bride walks of the stage and leaves through the side of the hall with the the group of guys. Anyway the priest carried on chanting and with the ceremony.
The guests assume everything is going on as per normal for the next 15 minutes. After that there were some sudden side conversations between parents, priest groom etc.
Turns out that the bride to be left with her boyfriend. The marriage to the groom was arranged and the boyfriend was someone that the father did not like. Last I heard was that the boyfriend and the bride were still together.”
3. Thanks for coming!
“Heard from my Dad, a former C of E priest:
Dad: ‘Anyone who knows a reason why these two should not be married should speak now or forever hold their peace’
Bride: ‘Yeah I do. He was in bed with my bridesmaid last night’ slaps groom, walks back down aisle
Dad:’……well I think obviously we can’t continue. Thank you all for coming’.”
“A few years after I graduated from college, a distant friend from high-school asked if I would stand up in her wedding because one of members of the wedding party had backed out. I said sure, happy to do so because I would be at the wedding anyway.
I show up at the wedding as the replacement member of the wedding party and assume my place at the front of the church during the ceremony. At the point in the ceremony where the minister asks people ‘speak now or forever hold your peace’ this person who I replaced in the wedding party shows up at the chapel , points to the happy couple and says “I got crabs from them” .
Seems the happy couple had a 3 way with this person sometime before the wedding which is why I had to replace that person in the wedding party.
Further seems that the reason that this person got crabs is that this couple had LOTS of 3 ways and extra relationship s*x before getting married. This was later confirmed by other members of the wedding party.”
5. Time to brawl.
“At my cousin’s wedding, it was a full on, 2 hour long Catholic affair with hymns, blessings, verse readings etc.
Anyway the priest asks the question and my cousin’s brother stood up, adjusted his shirt, stared at my cousin getting married for what felt like forever, grinned then slowly sat down.
My cousin getting married went completely insane, ran down from the altar and socked him right in the nose, screaming “WHY DO YOU HAVE TO RUIN EVERYTHING!??”
And that’s how I was a part of a MASS brawl.”
6. You did it!
“I was drunk and I hated the bride.
My family was horrified but turns out she was skimming my cousin’s bank account and really was sleeping around.
Marriage lasted 3 months.”
7. I want to know the rest!
“I saw someone object once.
It was an outdoor wedding and the guy performing the ceremony asked if anyone objects and someone stands up and say “I do! I object!”. He was promptly grabbed by a couple of guys and thrown in a trunk.
That was a fun wedding.”
“Attended my cousin’s wedding, he was getting married to a woman who was all about the money and glamour and preferred going out and drinking to taking care of the daughter they already had. But they tied the knot anyways.
Soon as the “speak now” line was spoken, my grandma made the loudest “Ha!” and mumbled something. It was well-known that grandma didn’t like the bride one bit.
The acoustics of the church didn’t help at all either, it was so loud. The bride and her mother both stared daggers while the rest of us tried to contain our laugher because it was grandma and that’s what she does.
The next day both the bride and her mother went to my grandma’s house uninvited and they had a verbal brawl, someone got shoved out the door and a pot was broken.
Silly woman left my cousin 2 years later. Good riddance.”
9. Shocking…for a minute…
“Attended the wedding of a friend of mine, it was smallish with like 100 people. Anyways, ‘speak now or forever hold your…’
Bride’s gf: I’m in love with you!!! Bride/groom: we love you too! Dead silence followed by laughter a good 30 full seconds later
It turns out they had planned this. I knew they were in a polyamorous relationship as did many of the people there. The priest did not know. All in all cute and funny though it was shocking for a minute there.”
10. A sign from above.
“My wedding. Got married in a two hundred year old chapel.
It had these tremendously heavy doors behind the alter that in my lifetime of going to mass there, I’d never seen opened. Just when the priest asked for objections, a gust of wind blew both sets of doors wide open. It took about six men to force them closed again.
The priest just calmly looked up and said, “Okay. Okay. We hear you.” Then he raised one eyebrow at the two of us. Wedding went on as planned, Marriage didn’t.”
11. Uh oh!
“My dad is a minister.
He once had a lady stand up in the church and say that the marriage couldn’t go forward because she was still married to the groom.
12. Darn kid.
“My godson objected at my wedding. He screamed “nooooo” at the top of his voice once the registrar asked the question. Luckily he was only one at the time so we all had a good laugh and carried on.
The photographer managed to get a great picture of the exact moment everyone started laughing. Poor little bugger.”
13. Crazy uncle.
“My best friend, the morning before his wedding, his crazy uncle (you know, that one black sheep uncle that everybody seems to have), shows up at his door.
“You don’t have to do this. We’re 2 hours drive from Mexico, here’s the keys to my car, the tank is full, and here’s 10 grand in cash.” My buddy laughs and closes the door on him.
Later, during this very fancy, very prim and proper Catholic wedding, it comes to the ‘anybody here’ part. Immediately that uncle stands up in the pew, in the back, starts rattling his car keys as loud as he can, and yells “TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN, BOY!””
14. An original idea.
“When my neighbours got married, they had a semi- pirate themed wedding on a tall ship anchored in the harbour.
They had met in fencing class and are also some of the most eccentric people I’ve ever met. When the officiant asked the question, one of their fencing buddies stood up and yelled that the bride deserved better, and the groom was nothing but a swashbuckling good-for-nothing.
So the groom challenged him to a duel, they fenced their way up the aisle and the groom threw him over the edge of the boat.
They’ve been just as entertaining to live next door to ever since.”
15. That’s pretty funny.
“My husband and I got married in a public park, near a bay that we grew up fishing in.
Mid-ceremony, a little fishing boat motors on by, with two guys in it. The are probably about 80 yards away, holding beers. One says “Look, it’s a wedding.” About a minute later, the other yells, “SHE DON’T EVEN LIKE YOU!” My mother-in-law yelled back, “DON’T MAKE ME CUT YOU AT MY SON’S WEDDING.”
Forever immortalized in my wedding video. That’s what I get for having a wedding in a public area.”
Okay, now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us about your craziest wedding stories.
We can’t wait to hear them!