Wedding Guests Reveal What Happened When Someone Objected Mid-Ceremony

We've all seen the shocking scene in a romantic movie where someone, usually the brides ex, shows up at the wedding and objects. It's so common in movies and TV that it seems ridiculous, but how common is it in real life?

Reddit user _AhappyTeddyBear asked:

"For those who have witnessed a wedding objection during the 'speak now or forever hold your peace' portion, what happened?"

Theater Majors

A friend of the couple's in cosplay armor (think Master Chief) ran in, asked the date, said "Then I'm not too late!" pointed a big, fake spacey rifle at the bride and said "Mother of the Xenocide, the fruit of thy womb will never destroy my planet! Die, [not her name]!"

And the groom went "Her name is [her name]."
"This is [date]?"
"[Almost right location]?"
"Oh, no. You want [other, very similar location, one so commonly confused the invitations had mentioned it.]"
"Oh. ...My bad. Have a nice day."
Theatre majors, man. I do not even.



Not speak now part, but well, you'll see.

Friend of mine was getting married in the park under the trees because both of them were nature people and groom had a dog that went everywhere with him that wasn't allowed in any church because dog despite being well trained and quiet.
There were some rows of chairs with lots of people filling them including Groom's mother who was sitting with his dog. Bride and Groom were at the front with the officiant. Officiant begins. Officiant comes to the part where he says, "Do you take …" Groom's dog, Shadow, began to howl a loud, long, mournful howl. Everyone laughed. Officiant started the question again. Loud, long, mournful howl again. Everyone laughed. Groom told Shadow to come to the front. Shadow ran up, stood directly in between the bride and groom and the officiant started again. Not a peep from Shadow. Her vows. His vows. Officiant looked at Shadow and asked, "Shadow do you take bride and groom to be your lawfully wedded parents?" Shadow barked one single bark. Officiant concluded the ceremony, everyone cheered and clapped, and Shadow barked three times, the only times that he made any sounds. Not kidding. Beautiful dog too.


Drama, So Much Drama

My wife drug me to a wedding that I did NOT want to be at years ago but I'm forever grateful that she did because I was able to witness one of the greatest spectacles of human drama that has ever taken place. This was like an episode of Jerry Springer mixed with Cops. Bride's LOVER spoke up at that moment and yelled, "I'll be god-damned if I'm gonna keep my mouth shut and let you steal my woman, you sorry piece of sh*t!" This deranged old redneck proceeds to come at the groom WITH A PISTOL threatening to shoot him if he doesn't give her up. It wasn't a huge wedding, maybe 40 or so people but every single one of them went screaming and running and maybe 2 people stayed and called the cops. I grabbed my wife's hand and we retreated outside to watch the rest of the scene unfold from the church window.


Last Minute Confession

I was working at a wedding when I was younger. I was running the bar at the reception, which was very close to the hall the weddings were at. We were told that the reception would begin around 4pm. It was already about 3ish and I was packing fridges, the usual bar man things, while one of the male guests was still sitting there drinking. I asked if he was not joining the reception, to which he replied something along the lines of "when I have the courage". He downs his drink, and leaves. 10 minutes later he's back, looking extremely disappointed. Guy orders a drink, and less than 30 seconds later another guy who's dressed extremely well (turned out to be the groom), walks in, punches him in the back of the head, and leaves. This dude just picked his drink up and sipped it further.

I eventually found out that this dude, had downed his drink, walked into the receptions down admitted to sleeping with the wife on her hen night, and again the night before the wedding. He was never invited to the wedding, he just felt the groom needed to know. So he found out where the wedding was, suited up and dropped the info mid-ceremony.

Fussy One

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 10 years later, so I guess whatever my cousin had to say was misinformed


Joke's On Dad

To be fair, I didn't witness this, but it happened to my parents.

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 sh*ts 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.


Super Chill

So I'm attending this ultra chill beach wedding in small town Canada, I don't know most anyone because it was my ex-step-aunts, so my brothers family I never see . It was fun anyways, the bride flew in on a seaplane and all the chairs were set up on the sand.

Anyways, the groom is from Trinidad and Tobago, so all his relatives traveled a long way and had cool accents, there was a party before; we were all a little bit tipsy.

So as the ceremony progresses, everyone is watching, gettin' teary from the vows. Then the line comes '….any reason why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony speak now.'

Nobody expected this; The father of the groom gets up, flailing, and a collective gasp followed by silence overtakes this tiny venue. We're all waiting with baited breath but, he's just standing there with glassy eyes. Turns out he was baked; this 70+ man in a suit and dreads laughs and says 'No, I kid, I kid' and the whole spirit of the audience cheers up as he sits back down.

Rest of the reception, people are going up to him saying 'good one' or scolding him. Damn good night. Best wedding I've been to.



I attended a wedding as a guest of a family member and when the pastor said that the doors busted open to the sanctuary and a man appeared and started to say "I do!" but two huge ushers, one who was my date quickly grabbed the guy before he could say anything but "uhhh" under the arms and literally lifted him up off the floor and carried him out. The wedding continued as normal.

Turned out the guy was the ex of the bride. Strangest sight I ever saw.


Don't Do It Bro! 

At my own wedding. But not in the traditional way. We were getting married along a river at the end of summer and tons of wake boarders and boats were out. I was a ball of nerves and the ceremony felt so serious... when all of a sudden some dude bro on a boat blasting music screamed "Don't do it bro!!" And sped off.

It was actually hilarious and made the rest of the ceremony a lot more fun. My husband and I cracked up even though his brothers looked like they were about to jump in the river after the guy!

Hard Work Pays Off

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 0_o weird but cool.


He’s Got His Priorities Straight

Mom got married to my stepdad, Uncle objected... After the attention was focused on him, he just asked if they were still going fishing afterwards.
To which my stepdad reached into his suit and pulled out his fishing hat.
Very sweet and bromantic. They loved to fish together. Rip though 😪 Remind me to upload the video. Wish I could find a cheap way to digitize the vhs to upload it online.
Edit: bought a vhs/TV combo from Goodwill.


Ah, Rural Families

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.



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.


Aunt: I object!

Minister: Over ruled!


So Much Drama

When I was 13 we went to my 2nd cousin's wedding. Everything is going great... They even got past the speak now or forever hold your peace part. They wrote their own vows but before my 2nd cousins fiance/wife could even begin her vows his son got up announced to the entire room that she was cheating on his dad with her drug dealer and he couldn't let his dad marry her. My 2nd cousin yelled at his son to either sit down or leave. The son left, my 2nd cousin married her anyways, and 5 years and one baby later he finds out it was true and they separated but were to tweeked out to be able to afford a divorce.

Finally he got married a third time but before he could get married his third now ex wife had to pay for their divorce. This wedding had no objections. They moved to Missouri and this time instead of separating or asking for a divorce he decided he didn't want to be married anymore and just moved back to Cali... To get back together with his second ex wife.
Yepp family dinners are a little awkward.


Not Today!

I saw it nearly happen at my uncles wedding a friend of theirs got too drunk, and when say said speak now he smiled, started to standup. My mother grabbed him by his hair and sat him back down by force.
Edit: Clarification and context

It was my mother (the grooms sister). The drunk was a close friend of both the bride and groom so he was seated up front. He's a nice dude but sometimes a bit of a dumbass It was a a small non-traditional wedding. They were wed in the botanical gardens by a justice of the peace. The reception was held in the same place. When you entered the area for the wedding /reception there was an open bar so some people helped themselves before the ceremony started. And one overindulged a bit.


Own Your Mistakes

Went to a co-workers wedding and the maid of honor objected and admitted to being the other woman and that the groom had been cheating with her for months. The bride left in tears and the groom immediately tried to get with the MoH, but she told him she wasn't gonna hurt the bride further and that he needs to fuck off. The bride is doing much better and is now a manager here, and I haven't heard from the groom in over a year. The MoH and bride are on speaking terms, but I don't think their relationship is gonna ever be what it used to be.



It was at my wedding that we had at my grandmother's house who lives out in the country next to a cattle farm. The cows didnt make a peep till that moments and one finally went "moo"

We all laughed and continued but it was a funny moment about my wedding.



I was at an Orthodox Jewish wedding with a chuppah ceremony where they read a contract and recite seven blessings. The groom's dad pinched his son's derrière at a most solemn moment, caused him to loudly shriek into the silent audience of 400. Bride saw and snorted loudly.

They also publicly kissed after the ceremony, which was a huge scandal.
Edit: bride and groom kissed; populace could speak of nothing else for months.
Edit 2: no, it's not against Jewish law! It's the community's sensibilities- they just DO NOT do PDA.
Edit 3: it wasn't an objection, but it sure sounded like one during the reading of the contract.


Got booted out of my cousins wedding reception with about 20 other people.

My cousin had her wedding on a farm with a massive pig roast. From what I remember there was a massive amount of people. Anyway, her father and my other older cousin never really got along. At one point during the reception my older cousin had enough and absolutely lost it. He looked at a handful of us and asked if we had his back. Of course we all nodded not really knowing what was about to happen. He disappeared and a few minutes later comes back with a 20lb bag of pork meat from the leftover roast. He walks down to where my cousins dad is (my aunt proceeds to yell, Lonnie NO!!!) and smacks him right in the side of the face with the bag of meat. An all out family brawl ensued. The whole family hasn't been invited to a wedding ever since.


How Bad Was The Worst?!

Only once but it was non-romantic.

The father of the bride had been pretty absentee after her parents divorce. He had re-married and gotten into the Christian Science religion and they were both pretty terrible. The new wife was not invited to my friends wedding but the father came and it seemed like he was there to be supportive. He stood up during vows and proclaimed my friend was 'a bitch just like her mother' and the groom ' should get out while he can because my friend was a soul leeching succubus'

Not the worst wedding I ever went to


What is the worst wedding experience you’ve had

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