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.