Weddings are supposed to be wholehearted celebrations of love between two people, but in some cases, not everyone is supportive of the union. Sometimes, when the officiant says, “Does anyone object?” people actually say YES, to the shock and horror of the couple and the other guests. The following stories tell of weddings that were interrupted by an objecting person or party—and the chaos that ensued as a result. Read on for some jaw-dropping bombshells and revelations.
1. Objecting Under The Influence
I was sitting in at a friend’s wedding. It was very last-minute—he was pressured to marry this girl who thought expired aspirin was an acceptable alternative to birth control. Obviously, he knocked her up just before we graduated high school and she made him marry her. She was completely out of her mind, well beyond normal. Someone HAD to say something. But it was so much more shocking than I expected.
His cousin objected at the wedding with something along the lines of, “Come on man, the witch was using expired aspirin as birth control.” Puke then followed from his mouth because he had pre-gamed so hard. There was applause, and I laughed until I cried.
2. It Be Your Own Blood
I grew up in a super fundamentalist Christian community. My best friend fell in love, but her parents were upset because they wanted to do an arranged marriage for her, so they locked her in the house for months. Finally, I helped her escape and she got married in a very small ceremony. She used to be very close to her brother, so she invited him. That was a HUGE mistake.
He was also angry about her eloping, so he wore all black, including black sunglasses, and stood there looking upset the whole time. We specifically asked the pastor to not do the “Does anyone object” thing because we didn’t want to give anyone the chance. When her brother realized the pastor wasn’t going to say it, he tried to stop the wedding anyway.
My brothers had to physically drag him out of the venue. The whole thing was freaking brutal.
3. Taking Out The Trash
My older sister’s wedding was held in Vegas. The groom, who is still my brother-in-law, is a pretty awesome dude. Still, my sister’s biological mother objected at the last moment. It’s important to note that the rest of my family DO NOT like this lady or any of this lady’s family. Anyway, her biological mother objected and started spewing all of these lies that she used on my sister before to manipulate her into doing what SHE wanted. When she got put in her place, it was so satisfying.
My grandfather, who is 89 now, very scrawny, 6’2”, and an English professor, piped up and said, “I’m 87, but if you don’t shut up right now I’ll put all 87 years of my fist into your face.” The lady was stunned but she eventually replied in a sarcastic tone, which caused my brother-in-law and me to get up and kick her out of the venue along with the rest of her awful family.
4. That Was Close
I was at the wedding of a work colleague who was actually a good friend as well. Only a couple of work people were invited by her, including a guy we’ll call Matt. Matt and the bride had dated for a while a few years ago, and when they broke up, they remained good friends. When the ceremony started, there was no sign of Matt. We got to the “Does anyone object” bit and the church went quiet. Then a sudden sound cut through the room.
The heavy wooden door of the church door banged open and there was Matt, looking red-faced, flustered, and upset. You could see the same thought run through everyone’s minds: “Oh my God.” But then, Matt limped awkwardly to a pew in the back and sat down quietly. Turns out, he’d overslept and twisted his ankle running to the church.
That was all—no objection, no drama—but man, we all thought for a second it was going to kick off. Even the bride, who was my friend, saw the funny side of it.
5. A Rough Journey
My whole family and all my friends objected to me marrying my first husband…so we eloped on a whim after knowing each other for two months. God, I WISH I had listened to them. In retrospect, it wasn’t wise to marry a dude straight out of rehab, who was also a decade older than me. But, hey, 19-year-olds do as they do, am I right? I miserably stuck around through five years of horrible treatment, and I had continued relapses.
During one of his manic episodes, I got choked out on the floor. I also found out later that he had hep C, drained my bank account twice, cheated on me, and left multiple times without explanation. Part of me wishes I divorced him sooner, but I also feel it was for the best only because the timing led me to the true love of my life who I’ve now married, been with three years, and have a daughter with.
Oh, and my family and friends couldn’t be happier and more supportive of this union. He’s night and day from my ex…just a really, phenomenal individual.
6. The Good And The Bad
My dad objected leading up to my wedding. He even went as far as to make a Facebook account just to let a bunch of our family and friends know he was against it. There was no way he could object at the wedding, however, because he didn’t come. He felt that my bride was trying to take advantage of me. But, to be fair, he kinda had a point… We both came from poor families and I had moved up fairly quickly once I turned 17 and started working.
We had known each other for a while and she was like a child. She slept 10 to 12 hours a day, and she needed help with doing the most basic chores. On top of that, she was always pushing me to seek out promotions, even though I only met one of the 10 qualifications required to move up in my job. This might be terrible for me to admit, but I’m a pretty ugly guy and I’ve had a tough time with girls all my life.
That said, she never treated me weird and she stuck by my side, so I owed it to her to accept her flaws the way she accepted mine. We are still together today—we have one child and we’re about to hit our five-year anniversary. We’re closer than we were when we first got married, and I’m glad I never listened to my dad.
7. Took It Like A Champ
It happened at my own wedding. We were at the alter when the question “Does anyone have any objections?” was asked. My wife’s grandfather stood up and said. “Yes, I have an objection. I’ve gotten to know Jacob over these past four years pretty well. My granddaughter has been terrified of clowns since she was born, and this boy she is marrying is one of the biggest clowns I know.” He then sat back down without another word.
I said, “Thank you, Mr. Carol.” Everyone laughed. Good times were had.
8. A Little Too Late
Not at the wedding, but the day after…My entire family didn’t agree with my brother marrying his second wife, but we all kept our mouths shut about it. The day after, my mom called my brother and completely ripped his new wife apart. She ranted on about her “holier than thou” attitude, her blatant disrespect for everyone in our family, and her complete lack of gratitude.
Why she waited, I’ll never understand why. It would’ve saved us seven years of heartache.
9. The Cats Are Fighting
My uncle was getting married to this woman who is now my aunt, and she wasn’t very good friends with my mom. That said, my mom is an insane woman, so it made sense that she picked all my other aunts to be her bridesmaids and not my mom. I immediately knew something bad was going to happen. I could tell my mother was ticked off and somewhat hurt.
I tried to explain to her that it was THEIR day, not hers, but she was inconsolable. So bing, bang, boom—the wedding day was upon us and we arrived at the venue. During the “Does anyone object” part, my mother actually pretended to cough and called the bride a horrible word…while the rest of the room was completely silent. The wedding went on as normal until during the reception when the mother of the bride approached my mom and asked her to leave.
After that, she turned around and started to walk away…but then my mom leaped at her and started to pull her hair. This started a vicious catfight that involved the bride, my mom, the bride’s mom, and my grandmother. My mom left the wedding with a black eye. To this day, she is still single and my aunt and uncle are happily married.
10. Love Triangle
My cousin was getting married, a really nice guy to a really nice girl, in this large Anglican Church. The pianist is behind the altar, and to the right. Everything is going just swimmingly, until the pastor got to the part, “Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband.” While she’s saying that, there are some ridiculously loud noises coming from outside the church. Most of us assume traffic. We were very, very wrong.
Suddenly, the doors on the right open, and a pair of socks come flying in and hit the pianist, while a man, hidden from sight, is shouting, “You’re a liar! This is BS! This is BS!” (censorship required when you’re in church). My brother is at the end of the pew, closest to that door, and he jumps up and pushes the guy back out, while the pianist jumps and follows them outside.
We hear some more ruckus, and then eventually silence. Ten minutes later, my brother returns. He told us that once they were outside the pianist guy and this other guy started fighting. Realizing they knew each other, he left the two men alone until he noticed that the pianist was getting beaten, and may be needed for later in the service, so my brother takes the other guy again and puts him outside the church property.
The pianist tells my brother that this guy was his boyfriend, but he had broken it off with him last week. We thought it was just some crazy person.
11. Conscientious Objection
A work friend of mine who was a libertarian had planned to stand up during my wedding ceremony and deliver a speech objecting to organized marriage as a form of government control. He said he wanted to explain that it’s wrong to be forced to register your relationship with the state in order for it to be legally recognized and such. Luckily, he shared his plan with someone with similar political views who convinced him it would have been a jerk move.
Instead, he no-showed and put a long post on Facebook about his reasons for “conscientiously objecting.”
12. Sign From Above
At our friends’ marriage, there was a storm building outside. When the “Does anyone object” part came up, there was a flash of lightning and a huge thunderclap. The power went out, and by candlelight, the pastor said, “I’m not counting that.” They were married for 30 years, then she passed from leukemia. The video of their wedding is awesome, especially at the lightning and thunder part.
13. Good Riddance
My parents’ wedding was officiated by my mother’s grandfather. When asked if there were any objections to my parents’ wedding, my father’s parents rose and stood silently. This was not a surprise—my mother and my father’s parents did NOT get along at all, and everyone knew this. In response to their silent disapproval, my great-grandfather lauded their silent standing.
He said something along the lines of: “Ah, the parents of the groom have risen in support of the couple. Thank you!” It’s unclear how the attendees responded, but my paternal grandparents left silently at that point. I never met them, but I think I’m glad I didn’t.
14. It’s Not What It Looks Like
My cousins and I got hammered the night before. We hadn’t seen each other in a while, and it was rare for all of us to be together at the same time, so we just partied the night away. We ended up waking up late, so we rushed to the ceremony…and we walked in at the same time as the priest was finishing up the “Does anyone object” speech. It looked really bad.
All the families in attendance legit thought we colluded with each other to stop the wedding, and we had to explain that we were just running late!
15. Deafening Silence
Two of my best friends got married to each other in July. I was one of the bridesmaids and at the rehearsal, I joked that I would start coughing or clearing my throat at the objection part. We’ve all been best friends since freshman year, so they knew I was kidding. But on the wedding day, we were in the church and the vicar asked for any objections.
I didn’t move or make a sound, but I could sense the bride, groom, and maid of honor (our other best friend) all mentally screaming at me to not make a freaking sound.
16. Angry Grandma
My grandmother on my father’s side objected to my brother getting married on the grounds that she didn’t like us. She did everything in her power to make sure he didn’t get married, even going as far as to accuse my sister-in-law of being…let’s say “promiscuous.” My brother still got married. Then, a few days later, she kept telling my father to disown me and not to let me inherit anything.
I know why she hated us, but thankfully, she passed last week…You don’t know how happy that made me.
17. Ulterior Intentions
It wasn’t verbal, and no one will admit it was 100% on purpose, but my husband’s grandmother intentionally made him an hour late to our wedding in hopes that we would just call it off. I have to admit, her evil plan was genius. She gave him directions to her timeshare that was her gift to us for the wedding night, and it was where he was supposed to get ready…except she conveniently gave him the wrong one.
It was on the other side of the city from both the wedding and the correct timeshare, and he had to cross Interstate 4 (one of the worst highways in Florida, and possibly America) during 5 pm traffic on a weekday to get to the wedding. Everyone chalked it up to “Oh, she’s a senile old lady, she just got mixed up.” No, she wasn’t, and no she didn’t.
She was only senile when she could use it as a cover for being malicious. I could detail many other examples, but I won’t. What happened? The wedding started an hour late, so we lost an hour of the reception, and we’re still married 13 years later.
18. Well, That’s Rude
My mom’s sister-in-law (my dad’s brother’s wife) pulled what has to be the most deranged plan to ruin a wedding ever. And it almost worked! She rang the church and reception and said the bride and groom had split up. She told everyone that the wedding was off. The venue had canceled everything—the caterers, the DJ, etc. They didn’t even check with the bride and groom. Anyway, the couple got word of what happened early enough to reorganize a new event and the wedding went ahead within a couple of days.
They served different food than was originally planned, and some of the decorations weren’t there…but the venue really did try to put it right and by all accounts, they did a surprisingly good job. Nothing like a bit of family drama for a wedding.
19. True Love Wins
Not a formal objection, but my sister refused to stand in my wedding. Her fiance refused to even attend, and my dad refused to “give me away” in the traditional sense. All because I was raised in an extremely fundamental Christian home and was now marrying a non-Christian. I was no longer a professing Christian at that point, either, mind you.
Fast forward six years and we are still going strong, with the addition of a beautiful son. So they were wrong.
20. Naughty Flower Girl
At my wedding, my matron of honor’s daughter was the flower girl. She was almost three years old at the time. We never had an objection line in the ceremony because it was a small affair with people who loved and supported us, and there were no unlawful reasons as to why we shouldn’t be married, so no one would have had any reason to anyhow.
About halfway through the ceremony when emotions were free-flowing and we were all getting misty-eyed, the flower girl started yelling, “DADDY, I WANT TO GO INSIDE!” at random intervals. We still quote it to each other and if for some reason my marriage didn’t work out, I’d playfully never let that girl hear the end of it.
21. The Closet Is Open
Not exactly at the wedding, but the night before; at a close family friend’s gathering. It was mostly my fiance’s relatives who were there. His college roommate came in late, CRYING. The guy is a beefy cowboy type but also has luxurious Stevie Nicks hair. He was comforted by my fiance’s redneck insurance-selling cousins. I’m like, what’s wrong??? Did someone pass? When I finally learned what was happening, my jaw dropped.
Turns out, he can’t handle my husband getting married because he’s in love with him but is so deep in the closet. Everyone buys it. His relatives started glaring at me as if I was just the scum of the earth, and my husband said nothing to me or to anyone. Super awkward spin on the entire wedding vibe after that. I should have left. God, I would have saved myself so much misery.
22. Don’t Trust Her
I was the best man at my friend’s wedding. Me and two other groomsmen conspired with one another a couple of weeks before the wedding to tell the groom we didn’t think it was a good idea that he marry this girl. It just HAD to tell him what she did. The truth is, she had been trying to get with me since they met. At her wedding, she bragged to one of her bridesmaids that she slept with “over half” the groomsmen.
There were four of us. Since I didn’t do it with her, “over half” suggests she claimed to have gotten with the other three groomsmen, one of which was her brother. I told my friend, and he never wanted to talk to me again. They went through with the wedding…then divorced a year later. Maybe I wasn’t the best choice for the best man, but I tried to be a good friend.
23. Fair Warning
One of my best friends got engaged to a very pretty girl who was showing more and more red flags the longer we got to know her. When he told me that he was engaged, my stomach dropped. I told him straight up that I could not let him get married without voicing my concern at his choice, and that I should politely avoid attending because I thought it was such a bad idea.
I also mentioned that he might want to keep my opinion to himself to keep the peace with his fiance. He didn’t, and she ended up screaming, “Them or me!” while she was on the phone with him, loud enough that we could hear her. At the end of it all, he chose her and cut ties with us that day. About a decade later I heard from my then ex-roommate that he had resurfaced on Facebook.
We caught up to him and he admitted that she then subjected him to years of emotional mind games. She also cheated on him which pushed him to divorce her.
24. Kids These Days…
It didn’t technically count as an objection, but during my sister’s wedding, their daughter (about two or three at the time) had managed to escape my mom’s grasp during the ceremony and toddle up to the happy couple. She was hugging onto her dad’s legs for most of it, but clearly didn’t understand what was going on, and at one point she said, “Let’s go, Daddy, it’s not for us.”
My sister said afterward that she was worried it might have ruined the ceremony, but luckily everyone else thought it was hilarious and adorable.
25. Early Prediction
I objected to my mother and father’s wedding. I was just a one-year-old and I obviously didn’t understand what the priest asked, but I screamed “Yes!” at the top of my lungs anyway. Everyone just laughed and carried on of course. Two and a half years later, they got divorced because my father is a jerk. I guess I knew what the heck was up then I just didn’t know it yet.
26. Booty Objection
I attended a church wedding when I was around seven years old. I was with the family of the bride and my mom’s boyfriend was the bride’s brother. I was sitting there with my best dress on and my hair did nice, on my very best behavior, knowing it was an important moment for the couple. It was very quiet during the vows, and then the officiant asked if anyone objected…
Well, my butt objected. Loudly. I had zero warning and it was the loudest flatulence I’ve ever had. The sound bounced off the walls! The people of at least four or five pews in every direction turned around to stare at me and start quietly giggling. I managed to keep my composure until someone whispered loudly, “She’s going to need a new dress!” I could not stop laughing after that.
Luckily, the bride and groom didn’t hear it, but it was the best timing ever!
27. Amplified Whisper
I wouldn’t call it an objection, but at a friend’s wedding in which I was a groomsman, when my buddy said “I do,” I knew there was no going back. So I slumped forward a little and whispered “Oh God!” a little too loudly. It just TRAVELED through that small church. In my defense, the bride really was the worst—I never liked her and she never liked me.
Fast forward several years (and kids) later—he found out she was meeting up with random dudes at the grocery store. So, yeah, I wish I could say I told him so, but she made him stop talking to me. He’s never reached out, so I have no idea where to find him.
28. Not The Vibe
This girl I worked with broke up with her boyfriend, but she started dating a new guy shortly after. A year later, they got engaged, and a couple of months after that, they decided to get married. The ceremony was done outdoors about 45 minutes from town. The guests started arriving, and everyone took their seats in the venue. Out of nowhere, her ex-boyfriend showed up…
He’d clearly been drinking and he looked absolutely horrible. Some people who were mutual friends between the two of them tried to get him to leave, but he just kept screaming that he just wanted to talk to her. She was not there yet, but it was literally like a scene out of a movie. There was a crowd starting to build around him with people asking him to leave, but he just pushed them back.
At one point, he got put in a headlock and was brought to the ground—that’s when he finally gave up and one of their mutual friends drove him back to town. Somehow, this all happened before the wedding parties got there. A family member then stood up and said, “Obviously, they are going to find out about this; but we ask that you please just wait till tomorrow to bring it up. Don’t let this jerk wreck the wedding day.”
When the wedding party arrived, the ceremony went on with them never knowing. Then it was time for the reception, which was being held back in the town. It was then that someone leaked it to her that night, and it kind of destroyed the vibe. It was so close to not having any effect on the actual wedding.
29. Crazy Uncle Bill
My uncle, who dearly loves my wife and me, brought me to the riverboat we had chartered to get married on. He had been married a few times himself. At one point, he stopped the car, looked at me, and asked me if I was 100% confident that I wanted to go through with it. He said if I wasn’t 100% sure, I could get out and he would go and handle everything at the ceremony.
He wasn’t being rude or crude; he was letting me know that I had an out if I felt I needed it for any reason. He never questioned my answer or tried to talk me out of it in any way when I said I was indeed ready and 100% sure that she was the one. We have been married now for 11 years and he is still a big part of our lives. Everyone needs that crazy Uncle Bill.
30. Not On My Watch
My grandfather was a pastor for 50 years. He told me a story of one wedding, in particular, which took place in a small Canadian prairie town. He was performing at the ceremony of a daughter of a fairly well-known member of the town (some very successful doctor or professional of some sort) and he had high standards for who his daughter was to marry (as most fathers do).
The groom was from a blue-collar family, and the father of the bride was not a fan of him. Before the ceremony, the father of the bride came up to my grandfather and was voicing his opinion on the wedding. He said, “I’m going to object to it.” My grandfather was stunned. He attempted to explain to him that it was the happiest day of the bride’s life and that if he went through with it, he would ruin her day and possibly his relationship with her, his daughter, forever.
The father didn’t care and was insistent. At the “speak now or forever hold your peace” part, my grandfather would usually give a brief pause, just out of tradition. But this time around, as he saw the father of the bride start to shift his weight in preparation to stand, my grandfather skipped the pause and went right into saying his next part while subtly giving a nasty look at the father.
After the bride and groom kissed and walked down the aisle, the father looked at my grandfather and mouthed the words “Thank you” to him.
31. An Honest Mistake
Priest here. Where I am, the only objection people can make is a law-related one. It doesn’t matter if they merely don’t approve. I had one objection at a wedding where the person who spoke claimed the groom was already married. That’s enough to stop the wedding. Turned out, they were Serbian (which I knew) and they weren’t very familiar with our laws.
The groom hadn’t realized the church wedding was also a lawful wedding, so they’d married each other in a civil ceremony a few days before. That was fun to sort out!
32. Get Your Fists Up
This happened at my aunt’s wedding. It had been stormy all day long, but rain on the wedding day is good luck, right? Well, when the priest asked if anyone objected, thunder boomed…LOUDLY. Everyone laughed and the priest said, “Let’s try this again, any objections?” No objections the second time, but maybe there should have been. The groom was an unstable man who refused to take his meds and therefore no longer lives with my aunt.
He showed up to my cousin’s birthday once after the divorce and tried to lock my aunt out of her own house. This led to an argument between him and my grandfather, in which he tried to punch my grandfather…Maybe God was trying to give us a sign that day.
33. Quite The Trade
My buddies and I didn’t do it at the wedding but after the engagement. The father-in-law offered to buy a house for our buddy if he married his daughter. There was a laundry list of control, jealousy, and manipulation that we saw, but he still went forth and got married. So the father-in-law put a downpayment on the house, but that was all.
She didn’t work for eight years while he worked two jobs. We rarely saw him. Then, the father-in-law chewed him out about the house, his daughter needing a new vehicle, and that he needed to raise their quality of living at one point. We knew it would be bad, but it was worse than expected. She’s now working and he’s cut back.
I don’t speak with him anymore, so I’m missing a lot of the details. They are still married, probably 18 years now, and seem happy. Still, I can’t imagine being in his shoes for the first half of the marriage.
34. Ignoring Red Flags
This happened at my friend’s brother’s wedding. The father of the bride pulled the groom aside and said out loud: “If I couldn’t control the witch, what makes you think you can?” The rabbi continued on like it was nothing. Four years later, the father passed of a heart attack, and three years after that, the friend’s brother got divorced. So his father-in-law had a point.
Lesson: When someone warns you not to get married and is a credible source, you listen.
35. Nature Calls
I was on a cruise back in 2015, overseeing a wedding as a bystander in the lobby of a casino, I could see the wedding ceremony being held from where I was sitting. I was just enjoying the lobby and the beautiful sea while everyone in the ceremony was getting ready. I did notice that they were drinking pretty heavily, but everyone was joking and having a good time before the bride walked in.
When the ceremony was actually taking place, the bride walked into the ceremony room and everyone was smiling. As she got in place, the pastor said something along the lines of: “If there are to be any objections, do so now politely and boldly stand up to give your statement.” At that point, some tipsy man belligerently stood up and told the room, “Sorry I don’t object, but I do have to pee badly!”
Needless to say, he was criticized, and I don’t know if he really couldn’t hold it or if it was a joke, but I saw him rush out trying to find the bathroom. I was laughing my butt off.
36. The Wrong “I Do”
This happened to me. I met my wife after she had left a bad relationship. Apparently, the guy was always asking for money and he never held on to a job. Even after they broke up, he would periodically show up asking for some money. So, at our wedding, when we said our vows and the minister asked if anyone objected, we heard a strange voice in the back. “I do.”
It was the no-good ex-boyfriend. At that point, I was fuming. The guy was basically harmless, but he was making a spectacle out of our day. People were talking, and what should have been a good day was ruined by his idiocy. I asked him what the heck he wanted, and he said, “About $3.50.” I told him, “No way am I giving you $3.50, you monster!” and he eventually left.
37. A Song For The Ages
My cousin objected at the wedding where the woman he loved was going to marry another man. It worked. They are still together and they’ve had kids. He made a country music song about it. It’s called “Crazy” by Thomas Martinez. Sometimes, selfishly wrecking a person’s wedding doesn’t always end in disaster.
38. Wrong Opinion
At my cousin’s wedding, the pastor was so unconvinced that they actually wanted to be married that he asked them three times if they wanted to go through with it…The officiant did not want to finish the wedding based on the general emotionless faces of everyone in the room during the wedding. I don’t talk to her anymore, but as far as I know, she’s still married to the guy six years later.
39. Your Guilt, Not Mine
My wedding was great, but a few months before we got married, an older relative on my wife’s side tried to convince me we were too young. There were too many pretty girls my age and I would regret missing out on all that fun, according to him. I was 100% confident in my decision, so I ignored this advice. Now, I’ve been happily married for almost 13 years, and that dude is divorced because…Drum roll, please…He cheated on his wife with a younger woman.
It did not occur to me at the time that he was basically talking about himself and that he might have been indirectly confessing to his infidelity. At the time, he had been married for 15 years, was very religious, and seemed to be a wholesome husband and dad to his kids. I never totally forgot our conversation though, so this hit me like a frying pan when we found out he had been cheating. I wish I had warned his wife then.
40. Bad Call, Ref
My dad got remarried when I was 14 and most of his groomsmen were just friends that he met from his many years as a referee for local American football games. When the pastor got to the objection part, my dad’s groomsmen all blew whistles and threw down yellow flags. It took a few minutes before anyone could stop laughing long enough to get back to the ceremony.
41. As She Should
About 25 years ago, my neighbor went to a wedding and came home to tell this story. When the pastor got to the “or forever hold your peace” part, the bride said, “Yes, I’d like to say something.” Nothing could have prepared me for what came next. She turned around to her guests and said, “I’d like to thank my maid of honor for sleeping with my fiance last night.” With that, she threw her bouquet and stormed off. The story even made it on the radio at the time.
42. A Mother’s Envy
I went to a friend’s wedding and during the reception, his mother (who is a heavy drinker) got up to do an impromptu speech. She said, “I can’t believe my son is marrying that horrible witch. She’s going to ruin his life.” The groom ripped the microphone out of her hand then yelled at her to get out and leave. This was seven years ago and the couple is still married.
For the record, the bride is not a horrible witch.
43. I Told You So
I objected at a small wedding in Vegas. I was tipsy and had already voiced my opinion the night before to the bride-to-be. I told her that her future husband would end up back behind bars and leave her to raise the kids alone. His friends yelled at me when I made my little speech. Fast forward a year—he is now in prison on a second-degree charge and she is all alone with the kids…
44. Blinded By Love
I went to a coworker’s wedding, and I really thought someone would object. She was sleeping with a guy who worked with us and we all knew it. One day she came in showing off her engagement ring from her boyfriend who she was in a long-distance relationship with, even though none of us had ever heard her talk about him before. And that’s not even the crazy part!
She actually invited THE GUY SHE WAS SLEEPING WITH. He sat in the pew by himself crying during the ceremony. Then she actually slow danced with him in front of her now-husband. There were a whole bunch of us there that worked with her and knew. It was so uncomfortable.
45. A Storm Is Coming
My wife’s uncle (who owned the farm we were getting married on) stood up at the objection part. Immediately, his son, who was the man of honor, yelled at him to sit down. To his credit, he did…but only for about 12 seconds. He quickly stood up again and explained why he objected—apparently, there was a massive storm coming up the driveway that was about to smack the entire ceremony and all of our hurrying wouldn’t be able to beat it.
My wife made it inside before getting drenched…but no one else did. We ended up getting married inside instead.
46. Wisdom Beyond Her Years
This was about 20 years ago. My dad was getting married to his second wife, who was not a good person. During the “objections” part, I looked at my dad and said, “Daddy, no.” They laughed it off, but I was serious. They divorced years later.
47. Case Of The Side Chick
At my co-worker’s wedding, the groom’s side chick showed up absolutely hammered right when the ceremony started. She started screaming at him, saying she was supposed to be the one to marry him. She was carried out by a few of the groomsmen. The ceremony then went on as if nothing happened. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And want to know the worst part?
I found out about a year later that he was still cheating on his bride…with that chick and another one.
48. Shameless Saboteurs
I was at a wedding where there were three main parties: the bride’s party, the groom’s party, and the groom’s parents’ party. The groom’s parents hated the bride—they thought she was not good enough for their son and they were desperate for the relationship to fall apart. Obviously, the bride and groom had to invite them to the wedding, but they specifically asked the priest to avoid the “Does anyone object” part of the ceremony.
At the reception, there was a moment where the groom’s father danced with the bride, and a few minutes later, she stormed off the dance floor. When I found out what he’d said to her, my blood ran cold. Apparently, the groom’s father had offered her $5,000 cash to leave his son right then and there and have the marriage annulled. The reception featured a flambeau entrée, and everybody was watching the groom’s mother, half expecting her to grab one of the flaming skewers from one of the waiters and hurl it at the bride.
They’re still married 30 years later and they have two kids together, but I believe they are estranged from the groom’s family.
49. Full Circle Moment
A friend of mine was getting married in five days and I definitely didn’t care for her groom. I was joking around with another friend about it and I sent her a link to an article titled: “How To Stop a Wedding.” I didn’t realize what I’d done until it was too late. It turned out that I accidentally sent the link to the soon-to-be bride, not my other friend. Whoops. It ended up being a fairly awkward wedding.
But two years later, she divorced the guy and we became friends again.
50. The Cruelest Trick
When my cousin got married to her wife, her parents, grandparents and a few other older family members stood up and walked out. They didn’t say anything or try to stop the wedding; it was just a show of their disproval. My cousin was pretty devastated because she thought their attendance meant they had changed their minds and wanted to support her, but it was just a trick.