I gotta say, I have a hard time even believing that people actually do this, but I think it probably happens more often than I suspect…
I’m talking about people speaking up and objecting at weddings, in case you didn’t read the title of this article…
Who would actually do something like this?
I guess a whole lot of people, as you’re about to see…
Let’s take a look at some awkward stories from folks on AskReddit.
1. Thanks, Mom!
“My own wedding last October.
My then fiancée had planned a little joke with the groomsmen and the officiant, which is totally like him. The joke was for each groomsmen and groom to have a shot glass in their pockets, so when the officiant asks “do you take this woman to be your wife”, my husband would pause the ceremony, remove a flask of Crown from his pocket, and fill the shot glasses so that he could take a final shot as a “single man” before the “I Do” part.
Everyone thought this was clever and hilarious…besides my mother. She found it tacky and insulting.
The officiant then asks me “Will you take this man as your husband?” Before I could answer, my mom pipes up “Ugh, WHY?” (which is ironic, given her feelings on my fiancées little joke). Everyone turns and stares right at her, including me (while trying not to break my smile). My awesome officiant doesn’t miss a beat and proceeds as if she said nothing.
The rest of the wedding was an absolute BLAST, and the issue was never brought up until the day after. Best day ever!”
“My mom was going to marry a guy that was mentally/emotionally abusive to me. I keep my mouth shut for months, I was 9, and I was selected to give my mother away.
When the wedding day came they asked if I was going to give her away and I said, “No”. When asked why I explained myself to the whole wedding.
The marriage continued, but it didn’t last long before he started treating her that way and then they got divorced after a few years. Then she apologized to me and said she wished she had listened to me.”
“At my cousin’s wedding when the exchanging of vows took place, my aunt shouted “Wasn’t there supposed to be a part where you could object?”, or something along those lines.”
4. Not the time or the place.
“One of my friends interrupted his cousin’s wedding to come out of the closet.
He couldn’t understand why people were so mad at him.”
“Grooms dad interrupted the wedding to ask the bride’s father whether or not she was truly a virgin.
Then he went on about how he didn’t know anything of the wedding and blah blah blah.
Truly weird and embarrassing. I was there with an ex boyfriend”
“Witnessed this a few months ago. Random guest stood up and proceeded to basically declare his love for the bride and pour his heart out, saying that it should’ve been him up on the altar that day.
Whole room went dead silent. Bride went red with embarrassment and groom went red with anger. Best man promptly called for DJ/MC to start playing music.
All this was in front of the random persons wife. Didn’t go down to well.”
7. Didn’t go over so well.
“I was best man at a wedding and the grooms older sister decided to play a joke and stood up and said “I object” then started giggling.
Groom’s mother stood up slapped her told her is was not an appropriate joke and told her to go home. This mother still refuses to talk to her daughter 4 years later.”
8. Oh, man…
“Went to a co-workers wedding and the maid of honor objected and admitted to being the other woman and that the groom had been cheating with her for months.
The bride left in tears and the groom immediately tried to get with the MoH, but she told him she wasn’t gonna hurt the bride further and that he needs to f*ck off. The bride is doing much better and is now a manager here, and I haven’t heard from the groom in over a year.
The MoH and bride are on speaking terms, but I don’t think their relationship is gonna ever be what it used to be.”
9. Who was that?
“At my own wedding. But not in the traditional way.
We were getting married along a river at the end of summer and tons of wake boarders and boats were out. I was a ball of nerves and the ceremony felt so serious… when all of a sudden some dude bro on a boat blasting music screamed “Don’t do it bro!!” And sped off.
It was actually hilarious and made the rest of the ceremony a lot more fun. My husband and I cracked up even though his brothers looked like they were about to jump in the river after the guy!”
10. Close call.
“So I’m attending this ultra chill beach wedding in small town Canada, I don’t know most anyone because it was my ex-step-aunts, so my brothers family I never see . It was fun anyways, the bride flew in on a seaplane and all the chairs were set up on the sand.
Anyways, the groom is from Trinidad and Tobago, so all his relatives traveled a long way and had cool accents, there was a party before; we were all a little bit tipsy.
So as the ceremony progresses, everyone is watching, gettin’ teary from the vows. Then the line comes ‘….any reason why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony speak now.’
Nobody expected this; The father of the groom gets up, flailing, and a collective gasp followed by silence overtakes this tiny venue. We’re all waiting with bated breath but, he’s just standing there with glassy eyes. Turns out he was baked; this 70+ man in a suit and dreads laughs and says ‘No, I kid, I kid’ and the whole spirit of the audience cheers up as he sits back down.
Rest of the reception, people are going up to him saying ‘good one’ or scolding him. D*mn good night. Best wedding I’ve been to.”
11. After the ceremony.
“Was after the service was over…
I used to work for a company that videoed weddings – everything was fine – wedding, speeches, first dance and all that, but a little while later the best man having got drunk off his face started confessing to having slept with the bride and told everyone very graphic details of what allegedly happened – he was quickly escorted out by the other groomsmen
A few days later my boss gets a call from the groom asking him to cut the best mans speech and keep him in the video as little as possible
The couple had stayed together at the time but I don’t know what happened long term.”
12. In on the joke.
“The bride and I had been friends for a long time, so I knew I had to say something.
When the officiant asked if anyone objected to the union, I took a deep breath, stepped forward and said as firmly as I could, “I object!”
The bride turned towards me.
We locked eyes.
No one said a word.
The bride reached down, pulled a Nerf gun from her garter, and shot me square in the chest. I fell to the floor.
The ceremony continued, with one attendee dead on the floor and all objections properly addressed.”
13. Made his point.
“My friend Dan, at his mother’s wedding to stepdad number 1 when that question came up, he cleared his throat twice as loud as you could possibly imagine
His mother’s head span round like the girl from the exorcist, the death state she gave him was intense, he said nothing more and the wedding went ahead, his point was made.”
Have you ever seen an objection to a wedding?
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