I’ve never had the pleasure to be at a wedding where someone spoke up and objected to what was going on…and let’s hope I never do…
That sounds like just about the most awkward thing imaginable…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. 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.”
4. 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.”
5. 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.”
6. 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!”
7. 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.”
8. 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 dr**k 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.”
9. 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.”
10. 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.”
11. 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.”
14. 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.”
15. 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.”
16. 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.”
18. 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.”
19. You did it!
“I was dr**k 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.”
20. 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.”
22. 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.”
23. 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.”
24. 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.
25. 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.”
26. 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!””
27. 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.”
28. 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.”
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