11 completely wild stories of what happened when someone actually objected at a wedding.

It’s something that seems to only happen in the movies.

Just as the bride and groom are about to officially become husband and wife, the priest or celebrant poses that all-important question:

“If any of you has reasons why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace.”

Generally, there’s dead silence. Or maybe a couple of giggles.

But every once in a while, someone actually objects.

Although these objections make things pretty awkward for the bride and groom, they certainly make for great dinner party stories.

In a recent Reddit thread, commenters shared the actual objections they witnessed at weddings. Here’s some of the best stories:

Rehearsal dinner gone wrong

“The best man at my step sisters wedding did it. 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 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.”

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False alarm

“My mum 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 and he bursts out laughing. My mum didn’t find it as funny and it really started their marriage off on the right foot.”

Kicked out

“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.”


Can I object?

“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’.”

Out of the closet

“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.”

Prank gone wrong

“I was best man at a wedding and the groom’s older sister decided to play a joke and stood up and said ‘I object’ and then started giggling. The groom’s 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 four years later.”

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Fake objection

“A wedding I was at, one guy got up and pledged his undying love for the bride, followed by four or five others objecting for various reasons including one guy’s love for the groom. By the second or third objection, though, it was clear that the whole thing was a clever ruse. I found out later that it was all set up by the bride as a prank on the unsuspecting groom and family and friends. It was pretty hilarious!”

Super awkward

“An ex telling the bride he still loved her. Super super awkward. He got kicked out, and the wedding continued, but it was pretty messed up and put a real damper on the day.”

Are you a virgin?

“Grooms dad interrupted the wedding to ask the bride’s father whether or not she was truly a virgin. Then he went on about how he didn’t know anything of the wedding.”

The other woman

“Went to a co-workers wedding and the maid of honour 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 maid of honour, but she told him she wasn’t gonna hurt the bride further and that he needs to f*ck off.”

The love child

“The ceremony was interrupted by the woman the groom was seeing on the side who was there WITH THEIR BABY. It ended with the groom trying to talk everyone into being more open-minded.”

Have you witnessed a wedding objection? Let us know in the comments.

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