I had a dream about my friend’s upcoming wedding last night and it lead me to wonder about the little tradition of saying,
“If anyone has just cause why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace.”
When did this begin? Who decided to throw this wet blanket, disclaimer type line into a beautiful, joyous ceremony? Do they do this around the world? In other religions and cultures?
Aside from being a great vehicle for dramatic movie moments, it seems useless as no one would dare actually stand up and yell “I Love You Jarbaby! Don’t Do It!”