Bride playfully challenges wedding vows, adding humor to her memorable ceremony and defying tradition in a lighthearted way.
Traditional wedding vows have long held a significant place in wedding ceremonies, symbolizing the timeless commitment between partners. However, in today's evolving society, some argue that these vows can feel outdated and fail to capture the diverse dynamics and values of modern relationships fully. A bride is being praised for humorously declining to recite a crucial part of the wedding ceremony vows. A TikTok video by wedding videographers Amber and Rion captured a spontaneous moment between the bride and groom as they exchanged vows on the altar. When it was the bride's turn to recite her vows, she playfully deviated from a traditional element of the ceremony, delighting the guests in attendance.
In the brief video clip, the bride was captured holding her groom's hands and reciting the vows delivered by the officiant. While comfortably expressing the traditional "for better, for worse, for richer" part, she playfully declined to say the subsequent line. As the officiant continued with the next line of the vows, "for poorer," the bride playfully nodded her head but took a brief pause before saying that part. The audience, including the groom, chuckled at the lighthearted moment. The officiant playfully joked about the couple's pre-wedding counseling, mentioning that they had encountered the "for poorer" snag about twenty times before the actual ceremony. He humorously added that the bride had made it abundantly clear to her husband that being broke was not an option. The audience responded with laughter, enjoying the lighthearted banter.
However, the bride's disagreement with certain parts of the vows didn't end with "for poorer." In a second TikTok video, she confidently recited the customary "in sickness and in health. To love, [and] cherish." However, as soon as the officiant uttered the word "obey," the bride abruptly halted her recitation, signaling her disagreement with that particular aspect of the vows. Upon the officiant's mention of "to obey" in the vows, the bride gave him a playful look, prompting both the audience and her husband to burst into laughter once again. With a lighthearted tone, she humorously pointed out to the officiant that they hadn't discussed that particular aspect in their counseling sessions, making it clear that she was not inclined to include the word "obey" in her wedding vows—the moment added a touch of spontaneity and authenticity to the ceremony, reflecting the couple's unique bond and sense of humor.
The first post, which now has 725K likes on the platform, had many users agreeing with the bride's stance. @ceelee788 commented, "Love how her husband knew that wasn't going to happen." Another user, @laurawhitneygoodwin, shared, "I asked the obey part to be left out. Preacher looked at me like. He is not my dad. He is my husband. Go girl!" @ego..oyibo wrote: "'You cannot be broke'... the bride is definitely a mood, the groom made a great choice." @bb.meyyaa hilariously added: "She said, 'You marrying me so WE ain’t ever gon be broke.'" @graceloveskale chimed in and commented: "Hahahaha...I love this, what a queen."