16 Wedding/Marriage Objection Stories I Wish I Witnessed
"I said 'No' at my own wedding..."
1. This turbulent objection:
"My mom objected to my wedding by punching my brother in the face for offering to walk me down the aisle." — Anonymous
2. This pre-wedding objection:
"My now-husband asked my father for my hand in marriage before he proposed. My dad flat out said no. My dad talked to me every week in the two months leading up to the wedding and said I don’t have to go through with it if I don’t want to, I wouldn’t upset anyone. We had a destination wedding, and when my parents arrived to the resort, he told me he would fly me home if I wanted to. Right before walking me down the aisle he asked if I was sure and again mentioned flying me home if I didn’t want to go through with it."
3. This rehearsal dinner objection:
"It was at rehearsal dinner. My aunt's mother stood up and gave a big, long speech about how my uncle wasn't good enough for her daughter and how my uncle would never amount to anything. My aunt started crying and my uncle told his now mother-in-law to sit down and shut up they we're getting married no matter what she said. They have been married for 20 years now and my uncle's mother-in-law hasn't spoken to him since."
4. This accidental objection:
"I accidentally objected to a wedding. It was my first time taking the train and I walked into the wrong station. It was a wedding venue. I was trying to find my track. I was randomly opening doors. I opened the doors at the perfect time, as they were asking if anyone objected. It’s was quiet and awkward and loud."
5. This brother's objection:
"I was the maid of honor at a wedding where the brother of the bride pulled her aside and told her not to go through with it. They did anyway. Surprise twist? He was right! One year later, the bride was cheating on the groom with a married man." — shannah5
6. This prank objection:
"I said no at my own wedding. It was a super fast ceremony at our new house with just the officiant and a couple of people for witnesses. When he asked if I took my spouse in marriage (or something like that, I honestly don't remember), I said no. There was about a beat and then I said yes. I thought it was funny at least."
7. This grandmother's objection:
"My grandmother is known for making trouble. She REALLY liked my uncle’s former wife. They flew my grandmother out to the wedding and sat her right at the front, next to the bride’s mother. The priest asked if the parents of the bride and groom approved and could bless the marriage. My grandmother straight up said, 'No.'"
8. This aunt's private objection:
"Right before the wedding, my aunt pulled me aside for a quick walkabout (in my dress and everything!) to let me know she thought I was making a huge mistake and she just couldn't watch it happen without telling me."
9. This groom's objection.
"I went to a wedding once where the groom decided mid-ceremony he didn’t want to get married."
10. This mid-ceremony fiasco:
“I was at a wedding between one of my really good friends and her fiancé, Will, who she had been with for nearly four years. In the middle of the ceremony, my brother (who was a year younger than the groom) stood up, yelled, ’We can’t live this lie anymore, Will, and proceeded to run up to the front of the chapel and kiss the groom. Instead of objecting, the groom kissed him back and professed his love to him. My friend immediately burst into tears and started screaming about all the time he had cost her. She ran out of the chapel and I followed her."
11. This drunken self-objection:
"My late grandfather was a reverend, he married my older cousin and his fiancée. My mother, brother and I didn’t attend the wedding, but my late grandma told us that my older cousin was so drunk that he kept objecting to his own wedding and my grandfather kept asking if he meant to object."
12. This dramatic cough objection:
I went with an ex-boyfriend to his cousin’s wedding. Everything seemed fine and normal, until they asked if anyone objected. The bride’s sister made a small coughing noise and asked if she could speak to the two of them privately. Turns out, the bride had a shopping addiction which put her $45,000 in debt, and she’d been hiding it from the groom. Wedding went on after that, but it definitely put a damper on the celebration.
13. And this intense pre-wedding objection, too:
When my mom told me that my now ex-stepdad proposed, I objected. She threw the ring across my room in a fit yelling at me I don’t want her to be happy."
14. This double-checking father:
"When my mom married my dad, my dad kept asking her 'Are you sure? You don't have to do this.'" — Anonymous