Besides “I do,” there is one particular wedding line employed in countless movies and novels, a line that opens opportunities for drama and on which hinges the remainder of the plot. It is, of course, the “speak now or forever hold your peace” portion of the wedding officiator’s spiel, and it features in cult classics such as The Princess Bride, Shrek, Wedding Crashers, Beetlejuicef Jane Eyre, and many, many more.
Apparently, this line is hardly ever used in real life wedding ceremonies anymore. Or so say several folks who commented on a recent AskReddit thread posted by user _AhappyTeddyBear, which asks “For those who have witnessed a wedding objection during the ‘speak now or forever hold your peace’ portion; what happened?”
While many weddings don’t include this line, many still do. Here are the most cringe-worthy, horrifying, and funny wedding objection stories, as told by Reddit.
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 and blah blah blah. Truly weird and embarrassing. I was there with an ex boyfriend.
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.
Edit: this was the second time my friend had come out to his family. The first time was when he was a teenager (about 8 years earlier) and 90% of his family that was attending said wedding was already aware.
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.
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.
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.
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 f**k 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.
The best man at my step sisters wedding did this. 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.
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.’
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 didn’t 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.
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.