The 8 Most Awkward Wedding Traditions Ever — and How to Avoid Them

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The "Objection" Moment
If life were like the movies, every time an officiant said the phrase, "Speak now or forever hold your peace," someone would jump in and stop the wedding. But ... more 
Photo by: istock
The "Objection" Moment
If life were like the movies, every time an officiant said the phrase, "Speak now or forever hold your peace," someone would jump in and stop the wedding. But in real life, no one ever does that, but why provide some goon (like me) the opportunity to even jokingly object to a decision you've thought long and hard about? (You have thought long and hard about getting married, haven't you??) During that pregnant pause, I'm always waiting for someone to say something stupid, all while forcing myself not to.
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Fri, Oct 25, 2013 12:00 PM EDT

Have you ever been at a wedding and experienced an awkward moment? Sometimes these awkward moments are unplanned, like the officiant yelling at the photographer, one of your bridesmaids passing out, or your entire bridal party falling in a lake. It's often the unexpected and hilarious things that happen at weddings that make for the best memories of the day, but not every uncomfortable matrimonial moment is fun - or unplanned. Below are listed some of the awkward wedding traditions and trends that brides and grooms include in their festivities simply because most people do, plus some ways to tweak them so they're less cringe-worthy or advice to avoid them altogether. -By Carolyn Castiglia

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