WILD Wedding Day Objections

June 23, 2023 | Violet Newbury

WILD Wedding Day Objections

There is nothing like some wedding day drama. A bride and groom dread nothing more than standing at the altar waiting to say their “I do’s” and possibly hearing someone declare, “I object”. These Redditors shared those tense moments when someone made their opposition to the impending nuptials known.

1. No Place For Unrequited Love

The best man at my step-sister’s wedding did this. It happened at the rehearsal the night before. It was a very large wedding, and the rehearsal was bigger than a lot of weddings. The minister was going over the vows quickly while giving instructions on what to do.

When he said something about objections, the best man interrupted, saying he had to put a stop to this. What he said next made our jaws drop. He was in love with the bride and was sure she felt the same way. My sister and everyone else was horrified. It caused plenty of chaos and confusion.

As far as I know, after that, neither the bride nor groom ever spoke to him again.

Sad man cryingpressfoto, Freepik

2. Bride Swap

I had a friend who was a minister, and the subject came up if he asked the question during ceremonies he officiated. He laughed and said no way. He basically tells the couple not to include it because it only invites a moment of anxiety at best, misery at worst.

His best story—and one of the reasons he stopped including the question—was a couple where during the lead-up to the wedding, the couple was obviously in love. The bride-to-be was very smiley and happy, but on the day of the wedding, she was stone-faced.

He knew something was up because he had never seen her like that, and he asked if she was OK. She said, “I’m fine”. Right before the service, he asked again, and she again said, “I’m fine”. Then, he got to the question, “Does anyone object to this union?"

The bride reached over, grabbed the maid of honor, shoved her into the bride’s spot, and said, “You’re sleeping with him; you marry him," and then stormed out of the church.

Silhouette of woman runningSilhouette of woman runningcottonbro studio , Pexels

3. The Black Widow

I was going to my aunt's fourth wedding and pretty much was only there for the free food. It was before the ceremony was about to begin, and my brother and I overheard my uncle—who never got along with my aunt—talking to the groom.

He basically told him, "You're better off running lad. Her past three marriages have all ended up deceased, all due to car crashes. A bit odd that, don't you think?"

The groom thought this was indeed odd and decided to ask me and my brother, two of our cousins, and our other aunt if what my uncle said was true. We told him it was and thought the bride would have told him beforehand. It turned out she never disclosed the fact she had been previously married before.

So the groom, for all intents and purposes, fled the church. Safe to say it was a dramatic day after that.

Bride in white dress waiting before churchMegan Ruth ,Pexels

4. And Zen They Were Gone

This was in America, and the wedding was in a Buddhist temple. The parents of the groom stood up and objected for the craziest reason. They didn’t believe the bride was of the same class. They spoke in another language, so most of the English-speaking guests didn’t know they were objecting.

My husband was the best man, and those closest to the couple knew this might happen. The Buddhist priest said he would handle it if the parents tried anything. After the parents spoke for a while, the priest said to the groom, “You’ve heard what your parents had to say. What do you want to do?"

The groom replied, “I want to marry my bride," so the priest asked the parents to leave. At that point, the rest of the guests were clueing in that this was not a nice part of the ceremony and that the parents were actually objecting. So, as the parents walked out, some of the guests were berating them, saying things like, “You should be ashamed of yourself,” and “How could you do that?"

And even though the groom was not happy with his parents, that was very hard for him to hear. That was 30 years ago. The couple is still married. They have two beautiful, successful children. After the groom’s mom passed, the groom’s father came around and was involved in their lives until he, too, passed.

Buddhist temple weddingdaybyday, Pxhere

5. Not Too Late To Bail, Brother

During my husband's first marriage, the brother of the bride stood up and said to my husband, "Say no, you can still be happy!" They went through with the marriage and wound up divorcing with a messy breakup. The brother-in-law is still best friends with my husband. As far as he's concerned, he gained a brother and lost a sister and is better off for it.

He never lets him forget the fact that he was right and he should have bailed.

Best man talking to the groomtom balabaud, Pexels

6. Time To Take Out The Trash

I attended a wedding as a guest of a family member. When the pastor said that, the doors busted open to the sanctuary, and a man appeared as they started to say, "I do”. However, two huge ushers—one who was my date—quickly grabbed the guy before he could say anything other than "Uhhh" under their arms.

They literally lifted him up off the floor and carried him out. The wedding continued as normal. It wasn't until later that we learned the identity of this mystery intruder. It turned out the guy was the ex of the bride. It was the strangest sight I ever saw.

Bride and groom at altarRawpixel.com , Shutterstock

7.  The Ghastly Groom Had To Go

When I was a detective with the Child Protection and Offences Unit, we dealt with a case involving a 14-year-old girl who had been accosted by a known adult male. The first disclosure of the incident was made by her AT HIS WEDDING CEREMONY, which she attended uninvited.

When the pastor asked if there were objections, she rose and said yes; she had an objection and said what the groom had done to her a week before. The pastor stopped the proceedings and took the child to an adjacent office, where she repeated the allegation and gave more information.

Shockingly, the bride was still willing to go through with the ceremony, which was concluded while the girl waited in the office. Afterward, the pastor took the girl to the local law enforcement station, where a case was opened and the matter assigned to my unit for investigation.

We took in the groom the next evening at the venue, where he and his friends were partying it up. The bride, of course, was left home alone one day after the wedding. I was taken aback by the courage it took for the girl to attend the wedding ceremony alone, surrounded by the friends and family of the perpetrator, and to make the disclosure to his face in the way she did.

Priest talking with womanfreepik, Freepik

8. Granny Got Some Groove On

I used to work at a fancy stately home as a waitress; most of my shifts were weddings. This guy’s objection was a bit untimely, but what happened after was even better. So the actual wedding happened at a church nearby, and they had the reception with us.

This guy rocks up AFTER the actual ceremony to declare his undying love for the bride and told the groom, and the entire wedding party, that he’d been sleeping with the bride. There were tears and drama, blah, blah, blah. He was obviously chucked out of the wedding.

He’d gotten an invite for the evening only and thought he was coming to object at the actual ceremony. The groom “forgave” the bride and they were both crying and hugging outside. But that wasn't the end of the drama. The party carried on and it was great, until someone overheard the chief bridesmaid talking to her friend about the fact she had also been sleeping with the bride.

This prompted the grandmother of the groom—about 75 years old—to punch the bride in the face. The groom apparently forgave the bride again as they went home together. I’m guessing he knew what she was all about, so he wasn’t really that surprised.

elder woman ready to punchstockkig ,Freepik

9. A Hillbilly Howler

I have a really weird family. Half of my family—my dad's side—are East Coast WASPs. We're talking tweed jackets, prep schools, taking a drink in the study, riding lessons—the whole kit and caboodle. The other half of my family—my mom's side—are East Texas hillbillies.

I have a cousin who is currently in prison because he tried to hold up the tropical fish store where he worked. They cuffed him when he tried to come in for his next shift. I went to a wedding of a cousin of mine from the hillbilly side.

First off, I never knew the whole "Does anyone object to this union" thing was real. I thought that was something they only did on TV. When the preacher asked that, the bride's mother made some noise and then excused herself, leaving the ceremony.

She didn't say yes or anything, but she definitely made some weird noise at a super inopportune time and then stood up and walked out. My aunt, the groom's mom, took that as a sign of disrespect and left to confront her. Yes, in the middle of her son's wedding vows, she decided to leave to go confront the bride's mother for making a noise.

I'm not proud of these people. The ceremony ended, and the bride and groom were ushered out of the church and into a limo to take them to their reception. Out in the parking lot, my aunt and the bride's mother were locked up like two wrestlers. Then I heard someone shout, "OH, COME ON! Y'ALL JUST QUIT IT!"

I turned around to see my uncle and the bride's father fighting in the foyer of the church, and the preacher was trying to break them up. To the surprise of absolutely no one, that marriage lasted two whole years.

Two man fighting on the streetJust dance , Shutterstock

10. Keep Mum And Carry On

I worked at a wedding where one of the moms objected. However, I think the groom knew that the parent was going to say something because they just responded with, "Oh, sit down. We knew you didn't like this a year ago, and clearly, we're not going to change our minds today".

The wedding continued as if nothing had happened, but the mom was low-key shunned, and people avoided her at the reception.

Business man screamingViorel Sima , Shutterstock

11. Unfinished Business

This happened back in the 70s and was shared by the guy who married my parents. It went something like this—"Does anyone object to this union?" "I do! That's my husband!" So they paused the wedding. The bride, groom, and the woman objecting went into a small room.

The woman who objected provided documentation showing the groom was still her husband. Apparently, the couple had started divorce proceedings sometime earlier but never finished. The wedding was canceled, and everyone was sent home.

woman holding divorce documentRDNE Stock project , Pexels

12. A Thunderous Objection

I used to make wedding videos. I did one at an outdoor wedding spot high on one side of a valley. It had rained earlier in the day, but the storms had cleared, and the wedding could continue. During the vows, I don't touch the camera; I just step back and let it run. So I was spaced out waiting for the vows to finish and noticed a radio tower far across the valley.

Suddenly, lightning hit the radio tower. I had enough time to think, "Boy, when the thunder gets here, it'll probably be loud". I also had enough time to clue in that the minister was saying, "If anyone objects to this union, let him speak now or forever…KEBLAMMMMMMMM!" There was total silence in the venue.

The preacher took a second to look around and make sure everybody was alright, then said, "Well, that's never happened before".

Priest talking at weddingYura Forrat , Pexels

13. A Fool And His Money

The bride ran out to the limo, and her family followed her. I said to the person next to me, “Cold feet?" Her response shocked me. She’s like, “Oh no, I thought this might happen. Her ex is here”. We went outside. He’d apparently come into a lot of money, and he came to the side door in front of the church and said he objected because he’s rich and wants her back.

She paused too long for the groom’s liking, and he said, “[Forget] you both," and the bride ran. Last I saw, they were at the limo with her, and she was crying. I have no idea how it ended, but there was no wedding. We went to the reception, and there was no bridal party. We ate, drank, danced, and left.

Bride getting in limoTyler Olson , Shutterstock

14. Begging For The Bride

We were attending the wedding of my wife's co-worker. When the priest asked, a younger guy stood up, started walking down the aisle, and objected in tears. He was confessing his love for her, and after reaching the couple, he started begging her not to go through with it.

Two of the groomsman and an older gentleman accompanied the younger guy out of the building. Afterward, we found out this was their next-door neighbor who was apparently infatuated with her and, at one point, had been caught several times on their security camera peeping over their privacy fence as she sunbathed in her backyard.

The older gentleman who helped show him out was his deeply embarrassed father. The young man had been in and out of mental health facilities over the last three or four years. It was a sad deal.

Sad man thinkingfreepik, Freepik

15. Roasted Before The Reception

I was the best man at my bestie's wedding. Someone that we tolerated in our friend group objected and said he was in love with the bride and that he was the only one who could make her happy. She had been nice regarding his feelings up until then but decided to unleash and remind him of his behavior in front of the entire ceremony.

She said that he couldn't hold down a job because he had too big of an ego. He didn't get along with her friends because they all had something they were working on, and he had nothing, so he constantly tried to downplay their accomplishments on purely presumptuous ideas, and his idea of being intimate was severely lacking.

She was way more thorough and more mean, and it was a hilarious five-minute ordeal. He had it coming for starting something at her wedding. He got up and left. I was pretty sure he was crying as he walked away, but no one went after him. It was both brutal and hilarious.

He was like the Jar Jar Binks of our friend group—you hated him, but he made you feel better because at least you weren't as bad as Peter.

Angry bride yelling to a groomLjupco Smokovski, Shutterstock

16. Pay Or Stay

My friend was the groom, his brother was the best man, and I was the groomsman. The groom walked up the aisle and stood in front of us. Just before “Canon in D” started, his dad came up to him and offered him $10K, and to pay for the wedding and all associated costs if he didn’t marry this woman.

We didn't know he had a problem with the bride-to-be up to that point, so this was all a surprise. The people in the front rows could clearly hear what we were talking about, so it caused a ruckus. My friend definitively said he was marrying her. The best man grabbed the dad and told him to sit down and shut up.

We told the guests not to worry, etc, and the wedding went through, although there was a shouting match in a side room at the reception. Nobody brought up the dad's weird objection after the ceremony, but we groomsmen and the parents were on edge after, so we kept an eye on the dad to make sure there was no more drama.

My friend and his wife divorced three years later in a very amicable split. She wasn't a bad person, the dad just didn't like her for reasons he couldn't articulate.

Elder man holding moneyAndrea Piacquadio , Pexels

17. No One Cared About Grandma’s Grievance

My uncle was getting married. It was a small wedding, just a handful of family and a minister. I was videotaping. My grandmother was not into it at all. With each line spoken by the minister, she had a cutting, sarcastic response. I could not believe it; it was so unlike her.

When that part came up, she said, “I object. But does it really matter? They are going to do it anyway”. The minister just ignored her and proceeded with business as usual. They were divorced within a year.

Upset womanKindel Media , Pexels

18. Lost In Love

Nineteen years ago, I was the best man to a friend of mine. The wedding took place in a church, in a fairly small village in the neighboring country where the bride was born. In the middle of the ceremony, some dude ran in and yelled, “STOP!" Everyone looked at him, and after a few moments of silence, he said, “Sorry, wrong wedding," and ran out.

No one at the wedding knew who he was. After a few minutes, we continued with the ceremony. We still don't know if this was a joke or if he really barged into the wrong wedding. This was the only church in the area, and the next one was about 8–9 miles away. There was also a village that had the same name as the one we were in, about 20 miles away.

Shocked manDima Valkov , Pexels

19. Disgrace On The High Seas

The wedding was on a boat—no one could leave—and the groom was Jewish, marrying a Mexican Catholic woman. The groom neglected to tell his family it was a full Catholic wedding. BIG MISTAKE.

The groom’s family stood up and pitched a fit when they realized the groom was going to take communion. The uncle who sponsored his bar mitzvah stood up and announced that the groom was a disgrace to the family and walked downstairs. The reception was a circus.

Wedding on a boatVladimir Konoplev, Pexels

20. The Objection That Spawned A New Tradition

I was the maid of honor for my BFF. One of the groomsmen thought it would be funny to raise an objection. He did not understand that, by law, all proceedings had to be stopped and "investigated," meaning the officiant had to take him aside to question him.

He had the audacity to keep the "joke" going until the officiant said that he would not continue and the wedding would be called off. Both sets of parents and multiple guests also had to be questioned to confirm the objection was uncalled for. It took over an hour. The wedding that was scheduled after was set back 30 minutes.

Their guests started arriving while all this was going on. It was a huge mess, but the dude thought it was hilarious. I clocked him with my fancy-dyed special-for-the-day shoe the minute the (shortened) photoshoot was over. He was asked not to attend the reception.

The bride and groom feared for his safety after I whacked him. They dropped him as a friend immediately. They will celebrate their 30th anniversary this June. This situation also began the new tradition in my family of using Quaker Self-Uniting marriage licenses and having a loved one officiate at the ceremony.

It basically means that the couple is married the moment they and their witnesses sign and mail their license to the municipality. They are already married when the ceremony takes place. The question of an objection is not a part of the ceremony.

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21. Nothing To Sneeze At

When the priest asked, "Any objections?" The father of the bride let out the hardest, loudest, most complex-sounding sneeze I've ever heard in my life, completely involuntarily saying, "ACHOOOOOO". The mother of the bride, who was hammered on champagne, yelled, "For [goodness] sake, Jerry!"

It took a good five minutes for everyone to regain their composure.

Man sneezing in his handSopotnicki , Shutterstock

22. Struck Down By Lightning

When I was a kid, my deeply religious aunt had her wedding at a local church. During the "objecting" part, the unthinkable happened. Lightning struck very near the church. I remember to this day how the thunder that followed was so loud that the fancy windows of the church started rattling.

The timing of the strike was very unfortunate for my uncle because my aunt took this as a sign of a God objecting to her marriage and called the wedding off on the spot. They married on the same day a year later and this time without "objection from a God". They are still married to this day.

Lightning strike from cloudsNick Smart, Shutterstock

23. Bawling Over The Bride

At our wedding, my mother-in-law cried throughout our whole ceremony and then throughout the picture taking. They weren’t tears of joy. She didn’t object but didn’t approve of me, even though we had dated for four years before getting married. We’ve been together happily for 43 years, and guess who moved in with us last August?

When we looked through our wedding pictures, where she was obviously crying, she said, “I had such a terrible sinus infection”. We laughed and laughed. I’m her favorite daughter-in-law, which is the best revenge.

Old woman looking photo albumfreepik, Freepik

24. A Last-Minute Change Of Plans

The groom was/is a good friend of mine; I’d known him since 7th-grade middle school. He met this awesome gal, and they were slated to be married in our then-early 30s. Come the wedding day, and it’s almost a high school reunion of sorts. Everyone was stoked to see our grade-school pal get married.

We were all seated outside, waiting for the bride to come out, and a reasonable amount of time went by. People were just carrying on, catching up, etc. The groom went inside to see what was up. More time went on, then some more.  I knew in the pit of my stomach that something was wrong.

Then, the groom came back out to address everyone and let us know that, “This isn’t happening today. The bride doesn’t want to go through with it. We’re still together and everything, but now isn’t the time”. Then, he went on to encourage everyone to eat the food since it was already paid for, etc.

Here we are about five years later, and they’re still together but not married. No harm, no foul, I guess.

Upset brideyanalya, Freepik

25.  Someone Silenced Seamus

I was at a wedding when I was 19. It was full-out Victorian-style everything. I was a bridesmaid, and the minister said, "Does anyone object to this union?" The bride's father stood up and got the "Yes I" out before the bride's mother whacked him with her walking stick and said, "Seamus, you sit your fat butt down before we have a wedding and a funeral!"

Four hundred people went from complete silence to trying to muffle their laughter while the bride was glaring at her dad. After the ceremony, the parents of the bride, who were VERY Scottish, were standing off to the side. I overheard her mom, who was five feet tall, threatening her very large father.

The dude was easily 6’6” and cowering as his wife went off on him about how that was not funny and that if he had ruined her baby girl's big day, she would have sent him back to his own mother in a box.

Woman with walking stickGround Picture, Shutterstock

26. Plastered Grandma Kept Piping Up

Two girls I knew from college were getting married. Plastered Grandma from down the street—not really anyone's Grandma, but she had that demeanor—started shouting in the middle of dinner that they couldn't do it! She (one of the couple) had a man over! All the time! He stayed all night! She's not "like that"; she likes men! You can't do it!

She got shushed and kept yelling, and finally, the other girl yelled back at her, "THAT'S MY BROTHER WE'RE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT," which shut the whole table down.

So Plastered Grandma took a beat, then said kind of weakly, "Well, that's not how you do it". The girl in question said, "I'm pretty sure it is," and the whole table just cracked up. The tension broke, and we fell down laughing. Every time Plastered Grandma tried to interject, it was just funnier and funnier.

The look on her face when she realized that, yes, this girl was doing the deed with a man, and that was fine and OK, and no one was mad, was just precious. She tried to leave, but she'd driven there with someone, so she just stood outside for ten minutes looking down the road hopefully, like a horse and carriage were going to appear to whisk her off.

My only part in all this was to call her an Uber to get her home. I felt bad for her, and she was putting a damper on things. They did indeed get pregnant within six months or so. There was no drama between the wife and the brother.

Angry old woman Pixabay , Pexels

27. The Fairytale Got Flubbed

I was the best man for my wife’s brother when he was getting married. They’re good people, however extremely misguided and insanely disrespectful of everyone else’s time. To provide an example, they were late to their own 300+ guest wedding at a very lavish venue, which shocked none of the immediate family, but still.

We were about 20 minutes into the outdoor ceremony on a very beautiful summer day when a car slowly drove past. The passenger of the car rolled down his window and screamed, “DON’T DO IT," prompting laughter from the majority of the 300+ in attendance, myself included.

A normal couple would have taken this in stride, had a quick laugh, and then moved on. But my brother-in-law and his wife didn’t. They both cried and claimed that their “fairytale day was ruined”. The rest of the night was fairly uneventful, save for some cringey moments.

Man sitting in carKsenia Kartasheva , Pexels

28. Cross-Country Confusion

There was no religious ceremony, only a signing before a judge and a small party for the closest family and friends. A few days before the appointment at the court, the ex-husband of the bride showed up at said court, arguing that they were still officially married in another country. The venue was already paid for, so they celebrated anyway.

The wedding itself was postponed for a few weeks until an official copy of the foreign divorce sentence could be produced. The reason the court didn't ask for the divorce sentence in the first place was that the national civil registry office was updated with the divorce, but the foreign one wasn't.

Lawyer talking to clientsKarolina Grabowska , Pexels

29. Nana Knew

My grandmother objected to my sister's wedding. My sister was a Florida-based Italian Catholic and a somewhat conservative individual who fell in love with a progressive New York Jew. My nonna said it wouldn't work and it would change one of them, and she was worried about it changing her granddaughter.

My parents managed to get her away from the wedding, and it continued. My sister is now neither Catholic nor conservative, so my nonna was absolutely right.

Two adult women talkingAndrea Piacquadio , Pexels

30. Her MIL Was Fit For A Funeral

At my cousin’s wedding, the groom's mother pulled the nastiest stunt. She came with her two younger daughters dressed in black funeral clothing and sat in the front pews bawling it out. She went away for a few hours, then came back during the reception and told my uncle, "This isn't over".

My uncle was a devout Catholic, but this woman was ultra-Catholic. My cousin was a shy nerd and didn't have a date until college as far as I know. She was constantly accused of being a skank by her mother-in-law, who also demanded a paternity test when my cousin had a kid.

Three woman wearing black dressesRacool_studio , Freepik

31. Protesting Peacocks

My husband and I got married at a local park where peacocks roamed the grounds. Like a script from a movie, when the officiant asked if there were objections, the peacocks all started vocalizing from the trees. It was wild and hilarious. We got married despite the clear avian disagreement and have been happily married for 15 years. Take that, ya dumb birds!

Peacock on the threebillow926 , Pexels

32. Security, Get Her Outta Here!

I went to a co-worker’s wedding. She had cut all ties with her mother at around age 10 when her mom left the family to “experience life that she couldn’t with the tie downs of family life”. My co-worker hired extra security to check invitations at the door to make sure that you were actually invited because they had a feeling Mom would try and show up.

Her mother had heard through the grapevine where the wedding was being held and did try to attend. When security barred her at the door from entering the event center, she objected in the pettiest way. She stood just outside the chain-link fence outside the lawns where the wedding was held and yelled throughout the entire ceremony.

Everyone did their best to ignore her, but the fences were only 10 feet from where we were all sitting. Security tried to tell her to move along, but she wasn’t on the resort property, so they couldn’t really do anything besides calling the authorities and asking for her to be removed. Officers showed up just as we were starting to go back inside for the reception.

Woman looking thru chain link fence.Bruno Salvadori , Pexels

33. Following The Rules Wrecked The Day

Where I live, it's technically a rule that if someone objects at the wedding, the officiant can't go forward with the wedding until the objection is investigated. This is because common old-timey objections would often be for reasons that would be grounds to invalidate the marriage or make the marriage unlawful. "I object; he's already married!" or "The bride is really the groom's sister", or "The bride is pregnant with my baby".

It would be real soap opera-type stuff, but important information to clear up, especially back in the day when record keeping was a joke, and you could be practically strangers on your wedding day. Nowadays, most people don't object at weddings, and when it does happen, it's either some disgruntled relative or stalker ex or someone trying to be funny.

I was at a serious wedding. My cousin was the groom, and I was doing some readings during the ceremony. The "speak now or forever hold your peace" part came up, and from the groom's side of the aisle, the groom's smarmy, immature older brother jokingly "objects".

This wasn't a super somber wedding, but it was definitely more of a traditional wedding, and the "joking during the ceremony" thing was definitely not a welcome thing. Unbeknownst to most people, the pastor was pretty old school. He followed the aforementioned "obscure" rule regarding objections, and the wedding stopped.

I thought the groom and his mom were going to kill the older brother. Smoke was coming out of their ears. The bride started crying, and no one in the pews really knew what was going on. The wedding party retreated to their ready rooms, and the bride and groom, his brother, BOTH sets of parents, and the pastor all had a sit down to "clear up" the confusion surrounding the objection.

Everyone in the pews was restless, and the pastor was like, "I understand it was a joke, but the rules state I have to investigate all objections, so I'm sorry this all got interrupted". They all agreed to go back out there and finish the wedding. I honestly thought the bride might have just walked away; she was so upset!

Luckily, most of the guests just laughed it off, and we all went to the reception and got hammered. Not the brother, though. He was sat on by a few of the ushers in a spare room at the church so he couldn't sneak out and leave or, worse, disrupt the ceremony again.

Upset bride and groomAlexey Tsibin , Shutterstock

34. The Bride’s Father Had Some Major Putt Downs

A friend of mine attended a wedding where the father of the bride looked miserable while walking his daughter down the aisle. My buddy’s date explained that the dad wasn’t a huge fan of the groom and made the planning process a bit painful.

After the nuptials, Dad stood up to make his obligatory toast—and it was brutal. He said, “I’m just glad Grandma Jane passed and isn’t here to witness this circus. When I woke up this morning, I had two options, go golfing or write this speech. I think you all know which option I chose”.

He raised his glass and sat down.

Old man making a toastlookstudio, Freepik

35. Happy Rennie Day

A friend of mine and I had bonded at work over our mutual love of Renaissance festivals, historical fencing, and other general nerd stuff. He and his fiancée were both Rennies, and after they had their much more traditional wedding ceremony, which was out-of-state, they decided to do another at the local Renaissance festival so more of their Rennie friends could make it.

They did it in garb, with a guy dressed like a monk, complete with a tonsure, and asked him to do the objection thing. Another friend of theirs, who was in on the whole thing, was at the back of the ceremony, dressed all in black, and when the question was raised, he objected and proceeded to go on for a good 15–20 seconds about how the groom was a "rake, a scoundrel, and a rapscallion".

It was at this point that, as one, the groom and his groomsmen all drew flintlock pistols and blasted him. The objector stumbled back and collapsed over a hay bale, where he remained for the rest of the ceremony. The groom, holding his pistol up next to his face, swept his gaze across those assembled, smiled in a challenge, and asked, "Anyone else?"

It was 10/10 the most fun wedding I've ever attended, including my own. The groom's party took pictures with the objector afterward, posing with him like a hunting trophy. Much joy was had by all, objector included, for the rest of the day.

Man with flintlock pistol.JHDT Productions, Shutterstock

36. Objection From Beyond

My mother passed about 15 years ago. Five years later, my dad married my now stepmother. It was an outdoor wedding on a beautiful sunny day. During the spot where they usually ask if anyone objects, a big gust of wind came out of nowhere and knocked over some tables. Afterward, multiple people came to tell me that the wind gust was my mother objecting, which I like to believe was true.

Scared groom iofoto , Shutterstock

37. A Gift For The Guests

A few months before his wedding, a guy had an uneasy feeling that his soon-to-be wife was cheating on him, so he hired a private investigator. He went through with the ceremony so as to not give away his uneasy feeling, but at the reception, he asked everyone to look under their seats and open the envelope that was on the underside of everyone’s chair.

The private investigator had taken photos of her with another guy, and the groom had made copies for all of the reception guests. The guy walked out of the reception and had the marriage annulled.

Man in black suit looking at photosbenzoix , Freepik

38. An Early Warning?

I was at a wedding where a hammered guy yelled, "Don’t do it!" Everyone laughed. Then, he yelled it again, and it got a bit awkward, and he was tossed out. Everyone kind of just assumed the guy was trashed and making fun of my friend, the groom. That’s likely still the case, but I don’t know.

Less than four years later, he saw some texts on her phone, catching her for cheating. I don’t think she ever even admitted it, but it honestly would make sense that she had been cheating since their daughter was born before their wedding. The wife turned into a total piece of garbage as it all fell apart.

It was joked that the trashed friend at the wedding was warning the groom.

Sad drunk manNicola Barts , Pexels

39. Flaunting The Flower Girl

I was attending one of my sisters' weddings, and her spouse's niece was the flower girl, maybe four years old if that. It was scorching hot outside in the full sun in the middle of summer, so she got a little fussy during the ceremony. My sister's mother-in-law, the grandma to the flower girl, was holding her, trying to soothe her and whatnot while the nuptials went on.

My sister and her mother-in-law never had a good relationship. During the "does anyone object as to why these two should not be wed” part,  my sister’s MIL straight up shouted, "SHE DOES," and lifted the child up above her as the child was screaming a tantrum. Everyone turned to stare at her in shock, and she carried on as if she hadn’t said anything at all.

I was so embarrassed on my sister’s and her partner’s behalf. The relationship completely changed between the partner and his mother, and it's been very awkward when we are all together. I avoid this woman like the plague at family functions, and when she tries to speak to me, I just say I object and walk away.

She still doesn't understand what she did wrong or why no one wants to talk to her.

Upset small girlAl Azik Maulana Koentjoro , Pexels

40. You’ve Got Competition

My ex's brother, who was maybe eight or nine at the time, interrupted the wedding ceremony to object to his dad marrying his step-mom. It wasn’t because he didn't like his future step-mom or didn't want to lose his dad but for a totally crazy reason.

He objected because HE wanted to marry his future step-mom! Obviously, laughter ensued.

Boy in a black suit, is holding a blackboardKeep Smiling Photography , Shutterstock

41. The Baby Doth Protest

My aunt was getting married to her second husband, and during the "speak now or forever hold your peace" bit, their baby started crying. The dude officiating it said, "If anyone older than six months has any objections, speak now or forever hold your peace". He got a laugh, and the wedding carried on.

They're still together ten years later, so I guess whatever my cousin had to say was misguided.

Baby cryingCarlos Santiago, Pexels

42. Don’t Mess With Nonna

I went to a Catholic wedding where, when the priest asked this question, one of the groomsmen did a VERY loud and long throat clearing, which got everyone laughing. That is, everyone except for the bride's elderly Italian grandmother, who marched out of her seat and angrily hit the groomsman with her handbag and shouted at him in Italian!

Old woman complainswayhomestudio, Freepik

43. Spreading His Seeds Of Love

At my friend's cousin's wedding,  the groom got two other women pregnant a few months before the ceremony. He was a huge jerk, but the bride, as usual, just made excuses for his terrible behavior. However, her sister, the bridesmaid, wasn't above taking matters into her own hands.

She objected and made a really well-rehearsed and cutting takedown of the groom. It was brilliant. She was extremely poignant, but nothing voided the marriage, so it carried on.

Woman screaming to a manantoniodiaz , Shutterstock

44. Lock Her Up And Throw Away The Key

My dad was photographing a wedding, and the groom’s mom stood up and said yes. She tried to keep talking, but the reverend just shouted over her and dragged the bride, groom, and both sets of parents into a side room. His mom ranted and raved about how the bride wasn’t good enough, he could do so much better, and asked why he was throwing his life away over some harlot.

Once she ran out of steam, the reverend asked her to step through another door, locked it, and asked if everyone else was happy to continue. The rest of the day went without a hitch, although Mom did end up going to the reception and had a stunned-like face in all the photos.

Sad woman Teona Swift , Pexels

45. Left In A Sweat

I attended a wedding where the groom nearly objected himself. He was given an ultimatum to marry her, and up on the altar, when we were waiting for him to say, "I do," it literally took him a minute before he did. You could see his inner dialogue working overtime; he literally started to sweat, etc.

It was obvious he didn't want to go through with it, but eventually, after the most awkward minute of all of our lives, he said, “I do”. They were divorced less than a year later.

Bride and groom getting marriedHussein Altameemi , Pexels

46. The Groom Took A Walk On The Wild Side

This took place shortly after the wedding, at the reception. No one could find the groom until they found him out in the limo doing the deed with one of the bridesmaids. The bride went back into the reception, stopped the band, took the microphone, and told everyone there what had just happened.

She named the bridesmaid and said the wedding would be annulled and all gifts would be returned. She totally took charge of the situation.

Bride singingVolodymyr_Dyrbavka , Shutterstock

47. Time To Marry Your Baby Mama

I knew a guy who was the videographer at a wedding where the groom was the one who objected to the wedding. When the priest asked if anyone objected, the groom broke down crying and said that he couldn't go through with the wedding. Oh, but it gets worse.

Apparently, he had gotten an exotic dancer pregnant and felt like he had to marry her instead of the bride. He got pulled into a side room by the officiant, his father, and the father of the bride while everyone else, including the bride, stood around awkwardly.

A few minutes later, the father of the bride came out and told everyone that the ceremony was over and the wedding was off, but that everyone was welcome to go to the reception and enjoy the food. The bride was, understandably, not taking it well.

Crying groom at weddingJonathan Nenemann , Pexels

48. Last Night Came Back To Haunt Her

A close friend of my dad was getting married, and they had just asked if “anyone would object”. Suddenly, someone stood up and said, “I object”. Everyone started laughing because they thought it was a joke, but the person who stood up wasn't kidding. The bride looked terrified.

Apparently, she had an AFFAIR with this person the night before her marriage, and he felt so guilty that he “had to stop the wedding”. The groom was furious and screamed, "We're over," and ran out of the church in tears.

Sad man cryingIvan Samkov , Pexels

49. Mass Objection

My dad’s cousin got married, and we were ready and excited for this question. She was previously engaged to someone else and was rescued by her family. It was nothing dangerous; he was just a jerk that made sure our family knew he thought he was better than us. Years later, she was engaged to an awesome guy who everyone loved.

However, my family is huge into practical jokes. When the question was asked, her two brothers stood up, and everyone looked in disbelief as they announced they had something to say. Then, her uncles and cousins stood up, followed by myself at ten years old, and all the boy cousins in my generation.

Now that every man in her family was standing, her father walked back to stand with her brothers and announced how happy they were that he was joining the family. Everyone laughed and cheered, but there was a solid 30 seconds of complete shock and silence. Those 30 seconds felt like an eternity.

My favorite part was that the only five people who actually knew what was happening were her dad, brothers, my dad, and myself. All the other guys just caught on and stood up. My dad was shaking from trying not to break when he saw everyone join in.

Wedding guests laughingPeopleImages.com - Yuri A , Shutterstock

50.  He Was A Bad Habit To Break

My best friend and I grew somewhat apart during college, then grew closer after college. He fell into a group of friends who were a little wilder than me. After school ended, he was asked by a new friend to be his best man. I knew the guy and his fiance secondhand. He was a bit of an ogre, and she was cute, a bit mousy.

I wasn't at the wedding, but the big day came, and we all went about our lives. It was the 90s, and I worked that Saturday. I went out to our watering hole that night, and there was my best friend, drinking a double in a disheveled tux. I asked him, "Good wedding? How was the reception grub?" His response was wild.

He replied, "No wedding. No reception. I ate dinner at Applebee's by myself". The bride told the limo driver to take her for a few big laps. She eventually showed up, gathered her family around her, and told the groom it was not happening today or ever.

The physical and mental hurt was too much, and she was too far into an addiction that he pushed on her and was going to seek help. The ogre went into a rage, tried to hit her, and got repelled by the better men and women in the crowd. She got herself help and her self-confidence back. She married a great guy a few years later. Her would-be husband kept up his bad habits.

Bride is cryingfreepic.diller , Freepik


Sources: Reddit


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