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Do people really object at weddings?

Asked by tinyfaery (41593points) May 5th, 2010

I have never been to a wedding where someone at the ceremony objected to the union. I don’t know anyone else who has either. Is this just a TV/Movie thing? Have you ever been to a wedding when someone objected? Have you ever even heard of such a story?

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wundayatta's avatar

Not every wedding ceremony gives people a chance to object. Seems like a silly idea, to me. In any case, I’ve never heard of such a thing happening.

janbb's avatar

I never have seen a The Graduate or Jane Eyre scenario except in movies or books.

tedibear's avatar

I’ve never seen it, nor heard of it in real life. I have read it in a book. The bride did the objecting in that case!

MrItty's avatar

Only in the movies.

In fact, I can’t recall the priest ever actually saying “Let them speak now or forever hold their peace” anywhere except in the movies. I’ve never heard it said at a real wedding.

chyna's avatar

At my best friends wedding, in which I was the maid of honor 20 something years ago, we were afraid her husband to be’s ex wife was going to sneak in and object. When the minister said that line, me, the bride and the groom looked out into the audience, expecting the worst. Of course, she wasn’t there. Me and the bride started giggling, but quickly regained our composure. I think we had seen too many movies, too.

Factotum's avatar

Sadly, life not only imitates art but it also imitates mediocre movies. No one should ever object at a wedding. If there is an objection it should be voiced privately to the bride or groom long before (actually, it probably shouldn’t be voiced even then – it’s presumptuous as hell).

CMaz's avatar

I was at a wedding where the Priest objected. He was so honked off that no on (most) did not respond, when it was their cue to. You know the priest says something and you say something like, “and also with you.”

He stopped and gave everyone the riot act. Thought he was going to stop the wedding all together.

partyparty's avatar

No I haven’t. It would be awful.

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I’ve heard the “speak now or forever hold your peace” before at weddings, but I’ve never heard anyone actually object at a wedding. I think that would be a really low thing to do.

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