Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Survive if Someone Objects

Posted by Courtney Daniels

Photo by Lee Haywood

It’s almost June and everyone knows what that means: weddings!

June is the most popular month for weddings, and that makes sense as it was named after Juno, Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth. If you believe the latest rom-com, weddings are the perfect end to our search for a soul mate. But if we’re being honest here, there is almost nothing more terrifying than the incredible amount of potentially-tragic scenarios that a wedding can produce. Okay, it’s not exactly as dangerous as kayaking through the Amazon surrounded by cannibalistic tribes and poisonous frogs. But, you are combining your family, his or her family, liquor, high expectations, lots of money, and the most important decision of your life.

It’s honestly hard to pick just one terrifying possibility from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings, because they would all be pretty traumatizing.

How to Survive if Someone Objects

From The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings

1. Laugh it off. Smile, laugh, and keep things moving.

2. Make a joke. If the protestor persists, loudly exclaim, “Mom, it’s going to be all right,” or “I thought we were serving the liquor after the ceremony!”

3. Turn the crowd against the protestor. Say “This is the most important day of our lives and we ask that you honor it with us.”

4. Direct the best man to handle it. If the guest continues to object, the best man should approach her, telling her quietly that she is disrupting the ceremony, and escort her out or to a side room, giving her the attention she craves.

5. Consider the objection in private. If the protester might have a legitimate objection (the groom is currently married to her), the best man should tell the bride, groom, and officiant, who should all discuss the matter before the ceremony continues.

Be Aware

The consent of guests is not required for the marriage ceremony to be completed.

For more information on The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings, visit the official book page.