Objecting during a wedding ceremony is something you’d think only happens in movies. Just as the couple is about to exchange their I do’s, the priest asks, “If any of you has reasons why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peac–”
Suddenly, a long-lost lover bursts through the chapel doors and stops the entire wedding. On screen it’s quite the gasp-worthy moment and since it’s a movie, everything usually works out for the better.
Real life however, doesn’t have to follow the same rules as a clichéd romantic comedy. Although it is rare, there are times when people actually do wait until the wedding ceremony to object a union.
The following stories come from real people who have witnessed actual wedding objection. Let’s just say that most are just as mortifying and cringe-worthy as you can imagine.
Talk about bad timing!
I went to the wedding of a friend of a friend. The bride’s ex boyfriend shows up and objects saying he still loves her and will do anything for her. The bride then starts crying and admits she still loves him.
Everything came to a crashing halt as the couple and their families went to have some private time to talk. A little while later we see the groom leave the church red in the face. The best man came out and announced the wedding was canceled.
It was the first wedding I’d ever been to, I thought it was terrible. (weird_in_UIC)
Sit. Back. Down.
A boy (maybe ten or so) stood up like he was going to object. Found out later it was because he didn’t want his mom to marry his new stepdad. One dirty look from mom shut him down but it was really uncomfortable. (IWorshiptacos)
Walking past a church over in the village nearby to get some lunch from a take away. The obviously angered father in an old looking suit that had a torn sleeve burst out the church door yelling, “MY DAUGHTER IS NOT MARRYING A BLOODY AMERICAN!”
I only wish I stuck around to have found out why this man was so against his daughter marrying an American. (XombiMetManyCreeps)