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seun
08-30-2007, 12:25 PM
With going to a few weddings recently and another one next weekend, I've been thinking about the 'speak now or forever hold your peace' part. Has anyone ever been at a wedding and someone has stood up at this moment to object? A dark, nasty part of me would love to see that :D

aadams73
08-30-2007, 12:33 PM
No, but I wish someone had spoken up at my first wedding. :D

poetinahat
08-30-2007, 12:35 PM
I have a shameful Beavis-and-Butthead moment when that line's read. One of these days, I'll have to stifle a giggle, and that'll be all for me and weddings.

Good luck, seun -- maybe you could sing "I Wanna Kiss the Bride"...

seun
08-30-2007, 12:36 PM
No, but I wish someone had spoken up at my first wedding. :D

:ROFL:

The only time I've seen it happen is in crappy romcoms. Usually when Hugh Grant comes through the door with his floppy hair and 'acting' talent.

seun
08-30-2007, 12:39 PM
I have a shameful Beavis-and-Butthead moment when that line's read.

A friend and I once tried to get a Mexican Wave going at a wedding as the bride entered. :D

aadams73
08-30-2007, 12:40 PM
Well you could try a different tactic: get a bunch of mates together and when the priest asks, you yell "F**k her--we all did!"

The crowd will love it.

Bmwhtly
08-30-2007, 12:43 PM
The last wedding I was at was my Dad's, and I didn't object.

But, when the priest asked, I did choose that moment to clear my throat.

"Speak now or forever hold your peace"
*cough*

And everyone looked around, the priest got a freaked-out look on his face. But then they carried on and no-one was quite sure if it was me.

seun
08-30-2007, 12:54 PM
The last wedding I was at was my Dad's, and I didn't object.

But, when the priest asked, I did choose that moment to clear my throat.

"Speak now or forever hold your peace"
*cough*

And everyone looked around, the priest got a freaked-out look on his face. But then they carried on and no-one was quite sure if it was me.

:ROFL:

That's just evil. And rather funny.

Bmwhtly
08-30-2007, 12:56 PM
:ROFL:

That's just evil. And rather funny.Well, we'd had champagne for breakfast.

seun
08-30-2007, 01:10 PM
That explains it ;)

kristie911
08-30-2007, 01:58 PM
No, but I wish someone had spoken up at my first wedding. :D

Mine too. If I'm ever dumb enough to do it again, I hope someone will do it then. :)

aadams73
08-30-2007, 02:01 PM
Mine too. If I'm ever dumb enough to do it again, I hope someone will do it then. :)

I did it again! But the second time around was much better: great guy, and we eloped. I actually despise big formal weddings with a burning passion.

kristie911
08-30-2007, 02:04 PM
Nope. Not gonna do it again. Nope, nope, nope. If I find a great guy, I might let him live with me...but that's the best he's getting. :)

aadams73
08-30-2007, 02:05 PM
If I find a great guy, I might let him live with me...but that's the best he's getting. :)

Hey, nothing wrong with that! :)

Bmwhtly
08-30-2007, 02:07 PM
Nope. Not gonna do it again. Nope, nope, nope. If I find a great guy, I might let him live with me...but that's the best he's getting. :)Good enough for me.

Oh, wait, 'Great guy'.

akiwiguy
08-30-2007, 02:15 PM
No, but I wish someone had spoken up at my first wedding. :D


Mine too. If I'm ever dumb enough to do it again, I hope someone will do it then. :)

Seun, I think you're onto some sort of business idea here. "I guarantee to f**k your wedding before the marriage f**ks the rest of your life, or your money back."

Kudra
08-30-2007, 02:16 PM
I'm Indian, so it's the fantasy of fantasies, but I'm hoping I'll have a nice Christian-style wedding, and one of my ex's will barge in and do the whole, "No, I LOVE you, baby!" deal and I'll look at him like he's a disgusting little pig and four men (dressed in black, of course), will pick him up and throw him out.

I have issues.

kristie911
08-30-2007, 02:24 PM
Oh, wait, 'Great guy'.

*looks Ben over*

Close enough...let's go. Just don't let your shit get in the way of mine.

dpaterso
08-30-2007, 02:44 PM
The "speak now" objection wording is pretty much traditional but no longer has any legal bearing in the UK. Objections must be made to the Registrar within the 15 days after the wedding banns have been posted. Sure, it might interrupt proceedings and/or lead to a riot, but the wedding can continue (if all parties are willing) despite the objection being made during the wedding ceremony.

You have interesting issues, KitKat. :)

-Derek

Bmwhtly
08-30-2007, 02:45 PM
The "speak now" objection wording is pretty much traditional but no longer has any legal bearing in the UK. Objections must be made to the Registrar within the 15 days after the wedding banns have been posted. Sure, it might interrupt proceedings and/or lead to a riot, but the wedding can continue (if all parties are willing) despite the objection being made during the wedding ceremony.

*Verifies Dpat's Statement with a lawyer aquaintance*

*Throws script out the window*

dpaterso
08-30-2007, 02:52 PM
Sorry 'bout that. I feel bad.

FYI the 15-day period also has traditional roots, before civil marriages became popular the banns (announcement of marriage) were read out in church over three Sundays in a row.

-Derek

seun
08-30-2007, 04:28 PM
The "speak now" objection wording is pretty much traditional but no longer has any legal bearing in the UK.

In that case, I'm going to bribe somene to object at the upcoming wedding and then say:

"Don't worry. This has no legal bearing. Carry on with your wedding."

Should be worth a cheap laugh at least.

scarletpeaches
08-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Take some vegetables with you.

"Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you said forever hold thy peas."

seun
08-30-2007, 04:39 PM
Take some vegetables with you.

"Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you said forever hold thy peas."

Or pretend you heard 'forever hold thy piece' and...

Well, you can guess.

sunna
08-30-2007, 04:40 PM
My wedding was a handfasting with couples standing at every quarter. We were supposed to be "challenged", i.e., the couple standing at North had to ask if we were able to support ourselves and the family we might create, West had to ask if we loved one another, etc..
There was a speak now or forever hold your peace moment where my parents, at North, said "I challenge", and then the ritual questions started.

I kind of forgot to warn the guests about it, though, in the pre-wedding chaos. In the video you can clearly see several of my college friends edging closer to my dad, ready to take him down. The expressions on people's faces are priceless. :)

aadams73
08-30-2007, 04:42 PM
Or pretend you heard 'forever hold thy piece' and...

Well, you can guess.


You could jump up and yell, "But I can't hold my pee any longer!"

aruna
08-30-2007, 04:42 PM
:ROFL:

The only time I've seen it happen is in crappy romcoms. Usually when Hugh Grant comes through the door with his floppy hair and 'acting' talent.

Don't forget poor Jane Eyre's wedding.

Azraelsbane
08-30-2007, 05:28 PM
Or pretend you heard 'forever hold thy piece' and...

Well, you can guess.

You know...even as a pervert, for some reason my first thought was gun. ;)

Of course, about 2 milliseconds later I was in Beavis & Butthead laugh mode. Wouldn't it be cool if all the groomsmen answered that with a collective grab?! Wow, so many ways to make boring weddings more interesting.

The priest swapped the rings at our wedding. I wear a size 8 and my husband wears a 4. We had to trade rings while heading out of the church. Mine was falling off his hand, and his...well, yeah, it didn't have a chance of making it past my knuckle.

seun
08-30-2007, 05:30 PM
You know...even as a pervert, for some reason my first thought was gun. ;)

Of course, about 2 milliseconds later I was in Beavis & Butthead laugh mode.

I was talking about guns. Whatever else did you think I meant? :e2brows:

Azraelsbane
08-30-2007, 05:52 PM
I was talking about guns. Whatever else did you think I meant? :e2brows:

Haha. Metal not flesh. :e2hammer:

seun
08-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Haha. Metal not flesh. :e2hammer:

Want to see my .44 Magnum?


...leaves quietly...

The_Grand_Duchess
08-30-2007, 06:05 PM
I'm Indian, so it's the fantasy of fantasies, but I'm hoping I'll have a nice Christian-style wedding, and one of my ex's will barge in and do the whole, "No, I LOVE you, baby!" deal and I'll look at him like he's a disgusting little pig and four men (dressed in black, of course), will pick him up and throw him out.

I have issues.

I too have issues. My fantasies are bit more involved, more public humiliation and him being put in his place.

acharity
08-30-2007, 06:36 PM
I did it again! But the second time around was much better: great guy, and we eloped. I actually despise big formal weddings with a burning passion.

I don't like big weddings, either. Granted, I'm not married, nor engaged (though I have been ~_~ long story short: I am pleased as punch that it didn't work), but the thought of a big wedding irks me... so much stress for one day! I plan on having something small and very close knit, perhaps outside in the fall with all of the beautiful colours ^^

The trick is, I have no religion and my boyfriend is Catholic and has been raised going to Sunday school, Catholic schools, church, etc. I refuse to send my children to any of that... if they want to go when they're older, fine by me (: but no can do when they're young! Plus, I don't want to be married in a chuch which will probably bother him as well... but I've told him all this already and my views aren't budging! *rant*

Foinah
08-30-2007, 08:13 PM
My husband was raised Unitarian (snicker) and I ran screaming from the Roman Catholics about eighteen years ago. However, I still wanted to get married by a priest. Weird, eh? We ended up having a handfasting ceremony the day before the church wedding -- the priest attended and thought it was great :D He's an old family friend. Because the hubby wasn't Catholic our local St. Michael's wouldn't let us get married there (also probably because we didn't attend either!) so we used a non-denominational church called the Old Church...absolutely gorgeous.

I had a huge, over the top, victorian style wedding with a silk dress and a nine foot train (hand seed-beaded in my basement--bleh!) and if I could do it again I'd elope.
We had about two hundred people at our wedding and security to keep out the riff raff ( I had a psycho ex from Glasgow that I was sure was going to show up just to be a bastar£!)

When the priest asked if anyone objected, I swear to all things holy and unholy someone ripped a huge fart at the back of the church. I was mortified but most of the guests started laughing. If I ever find out who did that I will remove their spleen through an eye socket.

We didn't video the occasion, just made an audio recording, but as the police highland pipe band escorted us out someone yelled, "Oi, let's get pissed!"

The reception is blurry, but we had about 400 people there (I owned an Irish Pub at the time) and was quite the hooly! Captain Caledonia didn't show (I was disappointed in a weird and sick way) but the priest and I danced a reel. Then we jitterbugged.


ahhhhh...good times.

Devil Ledbetter
08-30-2007, 08:49 PM
No, but I wish someone had spoken up at my first wedding. :DYou and me both, sista.

sunna
08-30-2007, 08:58 PM
When the priest asked if anyone objected, I swear to all things holy and unholy someone ripped a huge fart at the back of the church. I was mortified but most of the guests started laughing. If I ever find out who did that I will remove their spleen through an eye socket.

:roll: I'm surprised my dad didn't do that instead of bellowing "I challenge" like a bloody gladiator. He "tested" the kegs of Moosehead about 2 hours before the ceremony. He also told my groom "You still have time to run" as he was giving me away, loud enough that at least the first layer of the circle could hear it.

thethinker42
08-30-2007, 09:30 PM
I got married in a hastily-converted industrial screen printing shop (hereinafter referred to as the "Temple of the Holy Squeegee"), and I walked down the aisle to "The Imperial Death March" from Star Wars. We were supposed to have a stuffed 3' tall Rhode Island Red Rooster for the centerpiece at the reception, but my mom vetoed it, so we compromised and used the rooster for the rehearsal dinner. Wasn't much anyone could do to make our wedding any less...strange.

It wouldn't have surprised me if someone (coughinlawscough) had objected...which is why we didn't have our officiant ASK for objections. LOL I did get roasted by my bitch of a sister-in-law during the toasts, though (grrrrr...).

zahra
08-31-2007, 01:08 AM
I once sang 'It Shoulda Been Me', by Yvonne Fair at one of my friends' wedding.:)

'The preacher asked...
"If any objections to this wedding, speak now
Or forever, forever hold your peace"
And I stood up and said, "It shoulda been me!
No! It shoulda been me!"
Jumped up to my feet and screamed, "It shoulda been me!"

Etc.

Everyone wanted me to sing it at theirs after that.

People are strange.

Kudra
09-01-2007, 02:39 PM
I too have issues. My fantasies are bit more involved, more public humiliation and him being put in his place.

Nah, I won't waste more time than that on him on my wedding. I don't want the fiance to feel bad, after all. I'm pretty considerate that way. And I'd be over him. So it would just be an amusing little chapter for the fairy tale I'll write for the grandkids.