10 People share their stories of people 'objecting' at a wedding and they're wild
We're all familiar with the classic 'wedding disruption' scene in films and TV shows: the happy couple are at the altar, ready to say their I dos, when the priest says the inevitable: "If anyone knows just cause why these two may not be joined together in holy matrimony, let him speak now or else forever hold his peace" - and someone pipes up with, "I object!"
In reality, though, this very rarely happens. The congregation stays quiet, the couple is told to kiss, et voila, they're now ready for a lifetime of arguing over who last had the car keys.
But, of course, it doesn't always go as smoothly. Sometimes, someone does speak up.
Responding to a post on /r/AskReddit, these 10 people reveal what happened when someone at a wedding halted the ceremony, and some of them are pretty wild.
1. Best man becomes worst man
"The best man at my step sisters wedding did this. It happened at the rehearsal the night before ... The minister was going over the vows quickly while giving instruction on what to do. When he said something about objections the best man interrupted saying he had to put a stop to this. 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." - /u/chadspdx
2. Someone jumped the gun
"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." - /u/leshiye
3. Not what she 'ex'pected
"My mom invited an ex she was still rather close with to her wedding and he stood up and yelled "I object!!"
"Little did everyone at the wedding know, my dad had gotten rather close with him and paid him to stand up and object just for the shits and giggles and he bursts out laughing.
"My mom didn't find it as funny and it really started their marriage off on the right foot." - /u/Consequence6
"This was in the early 70s in semi-rural Washington state. My cousin was getting married, and my aunt and the mother of the groom did not get along well. During the ceremony, when the pastor got to the part about objecting, my aunt said something to my uncle and the groom’s mom jumped up and grabbed my aunt and they started going at it, all the way out the door and into the parking area.
"They were separated, and everyone filed back into the barn, where the wedding continued. The best part though was when another one of my cousins simply walked into the woods after the wedding because that’s where he lived." - /u/YourNameHere
5. There's a time and a place, and this ain't it
"One of my friends interrupted his cousin’s wedding to come out of the closet. He couldn’t understand why people were so pissed at him." - /u/Parkstreet2north
6. This is the only one that sounds acceptable
"It was a medieval themed wedding. The best man declared his love for the bride. Challenged the groom to a fight for her love. They march outside draw swords and go at it. Apparently they choreographed 2 nights a week for like 6 months but it honestly looked like they were trying to kill each other. The groomsman wins and everything goes on like normal." - /u/Andrakys86
"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. Grooms 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." - /u/PM_ME_UR_PHOBIAS
8. This is a mess from start to finish
"Nobody had said "speak now", but the grooms ex still decided to get up and scream that he was her soulmate, that she forgave him for "this whole thing", and that they should leave now because he'd proven his point. By breaking up with her, five years earlier, falling in love, and holding a wedding.
"I ate so much cake and got so drunk at that wedding. Meanwhile everyone else was screaming and throwing s**t. Good times. The bride was my boyfriends ex. No idea why they invited us." - /u/HammeredHeretic
9. We all must have been tempted at some point
"I went to a wedding when I was 5, it was between my Older Brother and his fiancée. Anyways, they said the whole "speak now" speil and right before he was done little 5 year old me said "I OBJECT!" And everyone turned to me. I was dead silent because I didn't know what would happen. My dad asked me "Well, why do you object?" And I said "I did not know what would happen if I did" and I was promptly seated." - /u/Camero32
10. Sounds like God has some objections
"I was at an outdoor ceremony once, with a storm coming in. The pastor was trying to move things along so that we wouldn't get caught in the rain (the reception was indoors). He asked if anyone knows of any objection, and instantly, there was a loud clap of thunder.
"To his credit, the pastor just paused a moment and then said: "Anyone else? Alright, in that case..." and finished the ceremony." - /u/yshavit
Objections do happen in real life, then - but they don't tend to go well!