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People Who Have Actually Objected During A Wedding Break Down The Aftermath

People Who Have Actually Objected During A Wedding Break Down The Aftermath
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One of the best dramatic events in soap operas is weddings. You just know something crazy is going to happen.

And some of the best drama is when someone, a villain or romantic rival or busy body who is exposing shameful secrets, leaps up to loudly object.

You watch and cheer and say... "this is great, but in real life that would never happen!"

But it does happen.

RedditorBooney3721was dying to hear about the times people actually dared to make a wedding a true soap opera moment when they asked:

"People who stood up during "speak now or forever hold your peace" at a wedding, how did things turn out?"

40 years later...

"When my parents got married, my dad's whole family loudly stormed out at that point as my mum was originally a Protestant. He has 10 siblings so I imagine it was pretty awful and long winded. They've been married 40 years though and we don't speak to that side of the family, no great loss." ~ mooncat333

I've never heard an objection, but I have been witness to some uncomfortable toasts. If you have nothing nice to say, be quiet and come tell me.

Move On

"I was recently married. I asked this of my officiant. They never dealt with it, but they've seen it. Protocol for them (state laws, religious views, and other factors can effect how it is played) is to pause. Take person who raises concern, and bride/groom to private chambers for chat."

"Most of the time it's nothing, and they move on. Occasionally a party is legally below marriage age, or already married, in which case things are called off." ~ tour79

Oh Sister

"During one of my sister's weddings my sister in law leaned over and right when they said their vows whispered to me "I give it 6 months." Damn you could've set a clock by it, dead on. I have another sister who has also been married 3 times. And that sister in law? No longer my sister in law… I on the other hand learn from the mistakes of others, happily married 21 years." ~ dewayneestes


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"Always cough, scrape a chair on the floor and look around. It adds to the experience!" ~ Cmdr_Monzo

Dear Brother...

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"At his own wedding my brother responded with "don't worry, she isn't here". Very funny, but he got a ticking off from the registrar." ~ PullUpAPew

People really are shameless. That has to be better moments to speak up, or better ways to be less dramatic about it all.

"Okay you can go on."

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"A cute one I saw:"

"Pastor: Speak now, or forever hold your peace!"

"Little kid, maybe 6 years old. "Stop!" He then ran up to the groom handed him a small jewelry box, and said, "You forgot the ring." The kid wasn't loud, but you could hear a pin drop in the church. He ran back to his seat, and at his mother's prompting, he said, "Okay you can go on."

"Everyone just lost it laughing, and it was a couple of minutes before the pastor could continue." ~ Smokey_Katt

"I object!"

"Went to a wedding for some friends of mine. The beautiful bride and awesome groom were saying the vows. Unbeknownst to the family, the bride's ex-boyfriend snuck into the church all dressed up as a guest and blended in. Priest says his line, and the ex-boyfriend stands up and says "I object!" Some of the male family members escorted the guy out of the church by his feet and his back and head dragging on the ground. Was pretty epic." ~ mrsheikh

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dead silent...

"I was singing at a wedding once (hired in, did not know the couple at all) and when we got to this bit of the service, a dude said "yes, I have something to say." The minister called him up to the front, and the couple, guy who spoke up, minister and best man went into the vestry."

"Everyone in the congregation was just dead silent. After about 5 mins, the best man came out, and said "Sorry everyone, it's off. Please feel free to go to the reception if you like, it's all paid for, but no wedding today." Obviously the congregation, who knew and presumably loved the couple, were really upset."

"If those are your pals, that's an awful thing, and you'd be worried about them. In the choir, however, we were LOVING the drama. We got paid, so we weren't too fussed about going home early! Still have no idea what the complainer said sadly, but we had fun speculating on the way home!" ~ Caro_Da_Boss


"Not exactly at that part. However while saying the vows. My family is sitting on those wooden bench chairs. So certain sounds echo. My uncle farted so hard I felt the rumble on the other side of the bench. The bride was visibly ultra freaking pissed. The rest of the ceremony and all of us were trying hard not to laugh. Good times." ~ vcrbetamax

Cut to the wedding...

"My father has done many weddings and he says usually he'll ask the couple if they want it reworded so nobody says anything but he said one time the couple said it was fine and nobody was gonna say anything. Cut to the wedding, my father asks the question and one of the groomsmen steps forward (I think it was the groom's cousin) and goes into a big long speech about how they shouldn't get married without really explaining why he thought so other then don't get married."

"He finally finished and my father said the groom looked like he was gonna murder the man and the bride just looked shocked. My father ended up asking them if they wanted to continue and they both agreed so they finished the ceremony. My father said the last time he saw the couple they signed the marriage certificate and neither seemed mad at each other and he still has no clue why the guy objected other than he objected." ~ Mangobunny98

"I was there first!"

"I was three years old, it was my mum's cousin's wedding. I was arguing with my older brother (would have been about seven) after he took my seat during the service and I was very determined to get it back. During the silence as the vicar asks if anyone has any objections, a cry was heard from me, "I was there first!" so perfect timing on my part. I have no memory of it but family still likes to tell the story." ~ sadielilia

Good Cops

"Only vaguely related but, at my cousins wedding they had to have the groomsmen basically as security, with us bridesmaids as a greeting crew. We were told to watch out for cousin's crazy ex who had been threatening to ruin the wedding."

"He apparently did show up for the reception, and was quietly escorted away. Well, maybe not so quiet but I'm fairly sure only the 2 groomsmen, myself, and one guest who were out smoking knew he'd showed up until much later. But the cops were very kind!" ~ nangatan

Not Cute

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"Did it as a joke when I was like 11. My mum yanked me down so hard I've been humble ever since." ~ creepygyal69

"Oh crap! Right!"

"I once went to a wedding where the bride had planned for a bunch of the grooms closest friends to all stand up and object at the same time as a joke. It was obvious it was a joke cause we all heard the first one say "Oh crap! Right!" Before he stood up, either as part of the script or cause he'd actually forgotten. It was a pretty funny and sweet performance." ~ Arcinbiblo12


"I was five, and at the time, I thought it was the flower girl getting married (she was five too). So I run down the aisle saying "don't get married I love you" (just like I'd seen in the movies). Everyone was dying laughing. What I didn't know at the time was that SHE WAS MY COUSIN." ~ jdsayshello

I've fainted!

"At my wedding I did not allow my grandmother to attend the ceremony. Everyone was like oh she's 80 she's blind, she's got Parkinson's, what could she do? Object, faint, yell, idk but that lady is mean. She "fainted" at my high school graduation WHEN they called my name."

"So I wouldn't put it past her, my biggest fear was she would stand up an object for no reason. I only let her attend at all for my mother's sake. She was sat in the reception hall in front of the bathrooms. So many people were so confused as to who the old lady was, she would whisper to anyone who dared to go to the restrooms so maaaany stories."

"I'm the grandmother and I object becuase of X" "I'm the grandmother and I just love my grandson" (note I'm the bride). It made the evening entertaining as it made for innocent gossip. We just told everyone she had dementia (she didn't at the time just wanted the spotlight), and no one took her seriously." ~ Nancy2421

Me Next!

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"When I was a kid I remember my cousin doing it, he didn't actually object, he just always wanted to do it since he was a kid." ~ Boudac123

My Buddy!

"I was the best man for my buddy, and I loved to stick it to him. So while he and his new wife were getting their pictures taken between the ceremony and dinner, I handed out a bunch of keys and cheap rings I'd collected and gave everyone at least one saying "I'm going to ask for this back later, please give it to me then."

"Then during my speech I said, "Now that (my friend) is married, anyone who had keys to his apartment, please give them back, and if he ever proposed to you, it's time to return your ring to him." He ended up with a pile of about 300 keys and rings." ~ ravageritual


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"Saw a video of a couple who was having a wild west themed wedding."

"When the minister asked the question a guy stood up and objected. The bride grabbed the groom's revolver, shot a blank at him and asked if anyone else had something to say before the now dead objector was hauled out. It was a joke and everybody was in on it so it actually was kind of funny."

~ rhett342

A wild west wedding? Really? Ok, to each their own.

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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.