Why People Object At Weddings, According To Reddit

As someone with a particularly large extended family, I've been to a lot of weddings in my time. I've always felt like the "speak now, or forever hold your peace" part was inserted in there as a kind of courtesy — of course no one is going to object. Otherwise, why would they be invited to or choose to attend that wedding in the first place? But according to Reddit, I am very, very wrong: apparently, many people do object at weddings, for all sorts of reasons, and it can go a variety of different ways. Some good, some bad, and some incredibly ugly.

I truly can't imagine what I would do if someone were to stand up and object in the middle of my service. Would I kick them out and proceed with the ceremony? Or would I allow them to say their piece, as it is technically their right? The thought of having to stand idly by while someone explains to your partner, family, and friends, all the reasons you should break up is truly humiliating.

Luckily, that's not something I need to worry about right now. Instead, I'll just sit back, crack up, and cringe at some of these painfully true accounts of when "I do's" turn into "Wait, maybe I don'ts" below.

1You're On Trial

Reddit

This is kind of funny, but if it actually happened at a wedding I was attending, I'm not sure i'd think so,

2Southern Charm

Reddit

I would totally lose my cool if this happened at my wedding.

3An Affair To Forget

Reddit

Ouch, this one is rough.

4Don't Be Like Dave

Reddit

Wait, but Dave sounds like kind of a badass.

5The Fortune Teller

Reddit

Damn. I really wish he had just listened to you.

6You May Now Watch The Groom Kiss The Bride

Reddit

Wait, that's pretty epic.

7He's A Lizard, Harry!

Reddit

This is such a weird prank to play, sorry Dad.

8Motorcycle Diaries

Reddit

This is by far the most manageable objection I've heard thus far.

9Do It For The Story

Reddit

This is such a strange reason to get married, but kind of a good story... I guess?

10April Fools Wedding Day

Reddit

OK, I have serious questions for your stepdad. And your poor, poor mom!

11Keep It In The Family

Reddit

Is that how they do things in Canada?

So if you're ever considering objecting at a wedding, as a joke or even as a grand romantic gesture, remember how serious a vow of marriage truly is. By taking a step into the aisle and declaring your true feelings, you are taking away a few minutes of someone else's forever memories — even if it's for a good story. All I'm saying is: think before you object, folks.