An outspoken brother-of-the-bride is in hot water after he tussled with his in-laws over their laughter during wedding reception speeches.
He posted on Reddit to ask whether he went too far in calling his future in-laws "rednecks" and "bumpkins" after they laughed so hard at his girlfriend's speech, he thought it went into heckling territory.
This past weekend I (31 M) was at my sister's wedding. To preface, her husband's family comes from a very rural, backwoods part of a southern state, whereas my family is more of a northeastern city area near NYC. So there is a bit of a culture clash that I am taking into account.
My girlfriend is my sister's best friend and she had to give a speech. She is VERY nervous speaking in front of crowds but she wanted to give a speech for my sister.
She starts the speech and is visibly nervous as her voice shakes a little. My side of the family is quiet but a couple of people from the groom's family shout out "no need to be nervous, we're all friends here!" I wanted no one to interrupt but that wasn't a big deal.