21 May 2018

Why "does anyone object?" has been scrapped from weddings

From Afternoons, 1:42 pm on 21 May 2018

The Royal Wedding this weekend went off without a hitch.

But there was one line in the ceremony that really got our attention - "does anyone object?" Outside of movies and soap operas, where it's now become something of a trope, it's not often heard at weddings.

We ask marriage celebrant Erin Marmont why "speak now or forever hold your peace" is usually scrapped, and why it would be used in the Royal Wedding.


Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and US actress Meghan Markle (L) stand at the altar together before Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (C) in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 during their wedding ceremony. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Owen Humphreys

Photo: AFP

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