Traditional Christian marriage ceremonies give people in the crowd a chance to be heard now “or forever hold your peace.”
Which means, this is your last chance to let the world know you think this union is a bad idea, so if you miss it, you need to smile and keep those lips closed for the rest of your days.
That said, I’ve never actually been to a wedding where someone leaps at the chance (seriously) to cr*p on someone’s big day – I mean, shouldn’t you say what you’ve got to say BEFORE that moment?
I say yes. And so would these 14 brides and grooms, I’m guessing, if someone had given them the option.
14. No, I don’t have anything to say, sorry.
“I accidentally objected to a wedding.
It was my first time taking the train and I walked into the wrong station. It was a wedding venue. I was trying to find my track. I was randomly opening doors. I opened the doors at the perfect time, as they were asking if anyone objected.
It was quiet and awkward and loud.”
13. She’s just joking…probably.
“My grandmother is known for making trouble.
She REALLY liked my uncle’s former wife. They flew my grandmother out to the wedding and sat her right at the front, next to the bride’s mother. The priest asked if the parents of the bride and groom approved and could bless the marriage.
My grandmother straight up said, ‘No.'”
12. There was a better time and place for this…
“I was at a wedding between one of my really good friends and her fiancé, Will, who she had been with for nearly four years.
In the middle of the ceremony, my brother (who was a year younger than the groom) stood up, yelled, ’We can’t live this lie anymore, Will, and proceeded to run up to the front of the chapel and kiss the groom. Instead of objecting, the groom kissed him back and professed his love to him.
My friend immediately burst into tears and started screaming about all the time he had cost her. She ran out of the chapel and I followed her.”
11. This is kind of sweet unless it was supposed to be a warning.
“When my mom married my dad, my dad kept asking her ‘Are you sure? You don’t have to do this.'”
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9. That’s one way to go about it. Not exactly a legal way, but…
“My mom objected to my wedding by punching my brother in the face for offering to walk me down the aisle.”
8. Brother knows best.
“I was the maid of honor at a wedding where the brother of the bride pulled her aside and told her not to go through with it. They did anyway.
Surprise twist? He was right! One year later, the bride was cheating on the groom with a married man.”
7. That’s one way to ruin someone’s day.
“Right before the wedding, my aunt pulled me aside for a quick walkabout (in my dress and everything!) to let me know she thought I was making a huge mistake and she just couldn’t watch it happen without telling me.”
6. Fool me once.
My late grandfather was a reverend, he married my older cousin and his fiancée.
My mother, brother and I didn’t attend the wedding, but my late grandma told us that my older cousin was so drunk that he kept objecting to his own wedding and my grandfather kept asking if he meant to object.”
5. Girl, it’s your funeral, I guess.
When my mom told me that my now ex-stepdad proposed, I objected.
She threw the ring across my room in a fit yelling at me I don’t want her to be happy.”
4. I mean I guess she has her reasons.
“It was at rehearsal dinner. My aunt’s mother stood up and gave a big, long speech about how my uncle wasn’t good enough for her daughter and how my uncle would never amount to anything.
My aunt started crying and my uncle told his now mother-in-law to sit down and shut up they we’re getting married no matter what she said.
They have been married for 20 years now and my uncle’s mother-in-law hasn’t spoken to him since.”
3. The nerves are real!
“I said no at my own wedding. It was a super fast ceremony at our new house with just the officiant and a couple of people for witnesses.
When he asked if I took my spouse in marriage (or something like that, I honestly don’t remember), I said no. There was about a beat and then I said yes.
I thought it was funny at least.”
2. Better late than never, I guess.
“I went to a wedding once where the groom decided mid-ceremony he didn’t want to get married.”
1. That’s a lot of shopping.
“I went with an ex-boyfriend to his cousin’s wedding. Everything seemed fine and normal, until they asked if anyone objected. The bride’s sister made a small coughing noise and asked if she could speak to the two of them privately.
Turns out, the bride had a shopping addiction which put her $45,000 in debt, and she’d been hiding it from the groom. Wedding went on after that, but it definitely put a damper on the celebration.”
Awful, but hilarious. Be better humans, people.
Has this ever happened to you? Did you witness it?
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