You know that classic movie wedding scene, when the bride and groom are saying their vows, and the officiant says, "If anyone objects to this marriage, speak now or forever hold your peace ..."? Then some lovelorn loon from the back yells, "I OBJECT!" Craziness follows. Old ladies throw their big, floppy hats, children cry, and the bride runs off with the objector. And they all live happily ever after!
Well, that's the movies. What about reality? Suppose you have darn good reason to think a bride and groom should not marry. What's the proper wedding etiquette for objecting? I mean, there is a WikiHow on how to stop a wedding, but it involves speech writing, crashing the wedding, and having a getaway car. There must be an easier way! We asked founder of The Protocol School of Texas and national etiquette expert Diane Gottsman for advice.