What happens if someone objects at a wedding? | The Sun

THE wedding industry generates an estimated $61 billion every year – but what happens if someone objects?

A ceremony has plenty of traditions one of which includes the officiator asking if anyone disagrees with the union about to take place.

And for anyone stood at the alter about to become a husband or a wife, the last thing they want is someone to announce the marriage shouldn't happen.

What happens if someone objects at a wedding?

If someone objects at your wedding, there are actually no rules in place to follow.

Because it is so uncommon in the modern age the wedding officiant isn't trained on what they must do.

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However it is widely agreed two options can be taken.

The first thing an official can do is to take the objecting person to another room.

The idea is they can then give their reason for the objection to the wedding in private.

Secondly, the wedding official can ignore the person and continue with the wedding as normal.

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And in most cases the guest making a fuss can be asked to leave by others.

Who can object at a wedding?

In most ceremonies the wedding officiant will say: "If any person here present knows of any lawful impediment to this marriage, they should declare it now."

Everyone has the right to object at a wedding – but it needs to have legal reasoning.

A legal reasoning could be the bride or groom is already married or there is belief they're too closely related.

How do you object at a wedding?

If anyone wants to object at a wedding, they can do it beforehand.

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Creating less of a scene, the objecting person can pull the bridge or groom to one side and voice their concerns privately.

But if you have a last minute change of heart during the ceremony, you will have to wait until the officiant asks if anyone objects.

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