Jamison Bechtelar



Haylee Waelchi asked in Weddings, Divorce and Marriage Law

What happens if someone objects during the “speak now or forever hold your peace” part of a wedding?

It depends on the circumstances under which the party is objecting. For instance, if the objection comes from a disgruntled family member who simply disapproves of the union for personal reasons, then nothing would come of the objection—the officiant only asks for reasons "this couple cannot lawfully be joined." However, if someone were to object on the grounds that either the bride or groom were already married, for instance, or that one of the parties...